Magnesite Rondelles - White magnesite is dyed blue and crazed with heat and black or brown dye to look like turquoise with matrix.. If honestly represented as it is here, it makes a good looking turquoise substitute.
Her face is plaintive, tears flow from her eyes, and her hands are clasped as she begs death to let her go. Death answers her by gesturing to the grave with his right hand. — Gib deine Hand, du schön und zart Gebild! Sollst sanft in meinen Armen schlafen.
"Public Serivce Announcement" at 2008 Tucson Gem and Mineral show warning customers about the dyed and crazed magnesite misrepresented as turquoise.Seen at Albuquerque based Thomason Stone Supply's booth.