is named from the combination of Variscite and
When specimens cannot readily be determined to
be either Variscite or Turquoise, they are a mixture of the two and termed "Variquoise". Variquoise
gems are typically available as cabochons with medium
to bright green colors with a
waxy luster and may have "spider-web" veins.
unique combination of minerals is found in the USA at
the Prince Mine
in the Candelaria Hills, Mineral County, Nevada, and at Snowville, Box Elder County, Utah.
The Prince Mine has produced Turquoise,
Variquoise. Candelaria is a famous silver mining camp discovered in 1862 which produced millions of dollars worth of Silver in the
late 1800's. The Candelaria Hills produce some of the finest Turqouise and Varicite known.
Snowville, Utah is known for its Variscite and "spider-web Variquoise".