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The Turquoise Museum is a small museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico that is all about turquoise. It celebrates New Mexico?s love for this type of gem, as it is one of the most sought after stone in this part of the country.

Turquoise may only be a semi-precious stone, but it is always beautiful. It also comes in various shades of blue and green, making it most pieces very attractive additions to a jewelry collection. If you?re a big fan of this gem, visiting the Turquoise Museum will be a great idea. It will teach you several things about the turquoise from its origins, development, mining history, to techniques how you can spot a fake. The museum is also home to the largest collection of turquoise in the world, most of which are from mines in the Southwest.
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