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> I agree. Doesn't look like any turquoise I've ever seen.
Then perhaps you've not seen much "spiderweb" turqoise. From that
small image, it's impossible to say much of anything, but it is not
inconsistant with that sort of matrix pattern. In material available
recently, I'd guess that it would be more likely to be chinese
turqoise than U.S. source, but that's based only on what I see at
the gem shows. There's nothing much I see in that "spiderweb" matrix
pattern that's obviously unlike what one can find in the real thing.
Of course, there's also nothing visible in that image that also
rules out any of several fakes, but from what I can see, it's
possible it's real. I have a number of pieces of turqoise, some quote
old, some more recent, which a similar spiderweb pattern, and these,
I know to be genuine...
Peter Rowe G.G.