Green oval cloisonne bead by NickisBeads on Etsy, $4.75

Green oval cloisonne bead by NickisBeads on Etsy, $4.75

Broken (and cut) magnesite nuggets showing both natural and dyed versions.

Broken (and cut) magnesite nuggets showing both natural and dyed versions.

Mod Podge modern map lamp - make with basic materials from the craft and hardware store!

Mod Podge modern map lamp - make with basic materials from the craft and hardware store!

Blue Skull Turquoise imitation beads by NickisBeads on Etsy, (This is dyed, molded magnesite hardened with resin, available in many colors)

Blue Skull Turquoise imitation beads by NickisBeads on Etsy, (This is dyed, molded magnesite hardened with resin, available in many colors)

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.

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.

Imitation Turquoise - dyed, crazed magnesite nuggets

Imitation Turquoise - dyed, crazed magnesite nuggets

Pendant, turquoise (imitation) and silver-finished "pewter" (zinc-based alloy), blue-green, 62x38mm oval with hinged magnetic bail. Sold ind...

Pendant, turquoise (imitation) and silver-finished "pewter" (zinc-based alloy), blue-green, 62x38mm oval with hinged magnetic bail. Sold ind...

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.

Magnesite is also known as chalk turquoise, lime turquoise, marshmallow turquoise and white buffalo. Magnesite is not related to turquoise since magnesite contains no copper and is not a phosphate.

Magnesite is also known as chalk turquoise, lime turquoise, marshmallow turquoise and white buffalo. Magnesite is not related to turquoise since magnesite contains no copper and is not a phosphate.

"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.

"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.

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