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Bryant wasgoed born ter To&rsquo,hajiilee, NM ter 1983. He is from the Water Edge (Mom) and Sage Brush (Dad) Clans. Bryant is a self instructed silversmith. He has bot training himself for about 6 years. His mother, Irene, wasgoed a smith, but she abandon when he wasgoed born. He never got to witness or learn from hier. He did inherit hier instruments, however he wants to learn more about his traditions. He also wants to pass on his talent to the next generation. He now lives ter Albuquerque with his five year old son, Elliot.
He describes his work spil &ldquo,eyed cut&rdquo,, Silver Zon is very pleased to have this youthful artist who takes pride &, satisfaction ter his work. When people react positively to his kunst, &ldquo,it makes mij feel good inwards,&rdquo, he says. &ldquo,I love what I do, it feels more like a hobby than work. I am very fortunate to be part of the Silver Zon family and honored to be working alongside Etta Endito who has trained mij a loterijlot about the kunst of silver smithing. I have learned to express myself through my work, I&rsquo,m always looking for a challenge, anything is possible and there are no bad ideas… I have done a few shows with Silver Zon, IACA Fall/Spring markets, Indian Market openings at the Silver Zon Gallery and one year I wasgoed honored to participate te the celebration of The Indian Craft Shop&rsquo,s 75th year te Washington D.C. I got a loterijlot of good terugkoppeling from customers and other artists.&rdquo, He is very intense and fully absorbed when he is creating his kunst. &ldquo,Imagination is the begin of kunst,&rdquo, says Bryant.
Kathleen Sanchez, She-u-tani, wasgoed born and raised ter San Felipe Pueblo. She is a designer of jewelry and turquoise. Most of hier designs are inspired by and based on hier Pueblo heritage.
Kathleen has bot working alongside Silver Zon&rsquo,s silversmiths for years. This collaboration has resulted ter many unique, outstanding, one-of-a-kind lumps. Once ter a while, a lump will come with a beautiful poem from the heart, evoked by either the vormgeving or the turquoise itself.
&ldquo,Family, friends and my Pueblo are very significant to mij, &ldquo, she says. She has a large extended family ter the Pueblo, including close brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. She has two grown children and three grandkids. &ldquo,I participate ter the Pueblo culture and dances. I am very blessed when my family is part of this too.&rdquo,
Kathleen has bot with Silver Zon for overheen 36 years. She is now part possessor, production manager, and buyer. Kathleen graduated from the University of Fresh Mexico with a B.A. te American Studies and a minor ter German.
Randy &, Etta Endito
Etta and Randy Endito have bot silversmithing together since 1980. Etta, from Crownpoint, and Randy, from Smith Lake, Fresh Mexico met ter 1978. They have bot married for 36 years come August. They have three grown sons and one daughter te middle schoolgebouw. Etta say hier greatest bounty for 2013 is hier granddaughter Sofiia, who is four months old now. She also has a grandson, Mikey, who is eight years old. She says, &ldquo,I love them with all my heart, along with their mothers.&rdquo, So far, all three sons demonstrate rente and talent ter silversmithing following ter the footsteps of their parents. The Endito family is a true team, loving and respectful of one another.
Etta and Randy both helped their mothers ter their jewelry making after schoolgebouw. Both mothers were very good silversmiths. Etta has a chunk of jewelry that hier father made years ago, which she treasures. Etta and Randy have enormous of respect for their parents and are grateful for the lessons they learned.
Randy&rsquo,s specialty is the shaping and stamping of the silver. Etta likes creating the designs and patterns. They come together te harmony, building a unique chunk of jewelry. Etta says, &ldquo,Wij are proud to be making jewelry. This is something wij still make te America, by Americans. Buy Native American Made!&rdquo, Etta worked 7 years spil production manager with Deanna. She became the turquoise buyer with Deanna. She kept learning and getting to know miners and cutters. This year she bought all kinds of turquoise, Charoite, and Spiney Oyster with Kathy &, Deanna. Deanna says she gives Etta total authority with the checkbook, because she knows what she is doing! &ldquo,She has a bounty for matching and picking winning rocks.&rdquo,
&ldquo,I&rsquo,ve bot working for Silver Zon for 21 years. I&rsquo,ve learned a lotsbestemming from Deanna. I will forever be appreciative to hier for instructing mij a lotsbestemming especially ter the turquoise area. I know my turquoise mines now. She has also instructed mij a lotsbestemming about the Native American Indian jewelry business. I can say that I&rsquo,m very mellow and love meeting people. I get along with just about anyone. I have a loterijlot of respect for other artists, Heer Bless Them. &ldquo, &ndash,Etta Endito.
Rosella Sandoval is married to Dean Sandoval, Jr. They have four youthfull children, one daughter and three sons. She works from huis so that she can be with hier children. She and Dean are training the children Navajo and Apache traditions. The family lives te To’hajiilee, Fresh Mexico and works on their ranch raising bulls for rodeos.
Rosella mainly works with plain bezel lumps like earrings and pendants. Hier silver work is very clean and compliments the beauty of the stones used te hier jewelry.
Ruth Ann Begay
Ruth Ann Begay wasgoed born te Phoenix, Arizona, but hier family moved to Albuquerque, Fresh Mexico where she grew up speaking only Navajo. Hier father brought the family to Albuquerque and raise his children modernly instead of traditionally.
She learned how to silversmith by watching hier mother and hier sister. Ruth Ann began silversmithing professionally after high schoolgebouw and commenced with elementary bezels, and soldering then moving on to decorative work such spil leaves. She is now married and has one daughter, Desbah. When asked why she didn&rsquo,t raise hier daughter traditionally, she says, &ldquo,Why send them back when they can go forward.&rdquo, She has instructed hier daughter how to do silverwork but understands that Desbah&rsquo,s rente lies ter electrical work.
Ruth Ann and hier spouse live ter Prewitt, Fresh Mexico. She says that Fresh Mexico is hier beloved place to be.
Ruth Ann has worked with Silver Zon since Silver Zon bought Hills Indian Jewelry. She drove 70 miles one way to work until the price of gas went up.
Ruth Ann uses modern implements to make hier jewelry. She instructed herself how to finish silver jewelry. Ruth Ann says that when she signs hier name to a lump, it is significant that the quality of hier work be something that she can be proud of. Ruth Ann thinks that training silver smithing sounds interesting. She says that the value of being an artist is that she can find jobs that permit hier to be creative.
Shane R Hendren
Shane R. Hendren is a Master Metal Smith and Artist who has spent his lifetime working at his craft. For the past twenty years his principal concentrate has bot on jewelry rooted te his Navajo heritage, incorporating traditional iconography and symbolism while employing advanced metals mechanisms such spil Mokume Gane, and Engraving.
His work can be found ter public and private collections around the globe spil well spil being featured ter magazines and books. His hard work and dedication to his craft has bot recognized by awards from all the major kunst markets with the greatest recognition to date being the 2007 Artist of the Year, awarded by the Indian Dokter and Crafts Association. He is presently the 2014 Artist of the Year for the Indian Dokter and Crafts Association.
Buttressing his traditional rearing is formal training, having received an Associates Degree from IAIA te Museum Management and a BFA ter all Disciplines from the University of Fresh Mexico. Shane&rsquo,s dedication to the dokter extends to service of the industry by very first serving on the Advisory Houtvezelplaat of AtlAtl and presently serving on the boards of IACA and IACA EF, presently the Ex Officio of both boards. Recognized te 2010 on the floor of the NM House of Representatives for his service to the dokter.
Marvin &, Lillie Lovato
Marvin and Lillie Lovato, a hubby and wifey team, carve intricate heishi beads out of turquoise and shell. They have bot working with Silver zon for 37 years. Marvin wasgoed te Olson’s English class before she went into the Native American business.
They each learned to make heishi from their parents.Lillie’s parents specialized ter puny, lean beads and when they were married they trained each other how you make the different styling.
They said that their dearest part of the job is designing jewlery and attempting fresh materials. Attention to both beauty and quality has earned them blue and crimson ribbions at the Fresh Mexico State Fair and Santa Fe Indian Market. “Where attempting to make something contemporary and still overeenstemmend to the framework of our traditional ways,” Marvin says. “Their is an idea behind everything” For example, turquoise means life. Ter my necklaces with turquoise, that lump is like life.”
Marvin and Lillie raise their Five older children traditionally, but only a daughter is getting into the craft. Marvin and Lillie work out of thier huis te the Santa Domingo Pueblo ter northern Fresh Mexico. Marvin is also very active te the Santa Domingo Trible Council. Te their spare time, Marvin likes farming corn, chili, and other vegetables, and let’s not for get bowling. Lillie instructs canvas crafting to the elders and traditional food making to the women and women of hier tribe. Very few Santa Domingo families make their own turquoise and heishe.
This brilliant deep blue turquoise is one of the most expensive and uncommon. Bisbee has a reputation spil a hard, finely webbed, strikingly brilliant blue stone of high quality. Bisbee matrix is brown to an unusual deep reddish brown which makes the stone effortless to identify. The unusual matrix forms wisps or veils via the stone, which is often called &ldquo,smokey Bisbee&rdquo,. This turquoise is also unique ter that it can be found spil deep spil 900 feet underground, while most turquoise is found at less than 100 feet.
Bisbee is one of the more famous and one of the oldest known American mines. Bisbee&rsquo,s main operation wasgoed the Lavender Bisbee Copper mine. The Bisbee turquoise mine has bot closed since the 1960&rsquo,s. Ter 2004 the Phelps Dodge Mining Company no longer permitted anyone near the hazardous old mine and buried the turquoise pit. There will be no more Bisbee mined. Since the 60&rsquo,s people have hopped the fence and worked the tailings to sell. Any Bisbee on the market today wasgoed officially mined prior to 1970. Visits can be made once a year to search for rock at some of the dumps.
The Blue Diamond mine, located ter central Nevada, opened ter the late 1950’s and wasgoed mined up to 1980. The stones that this mine produces, which are usually large lumps te plate form, looks a good overeenkomst like Stormy Mountain turquoise because of its black smokey matrix. This stone features dark smoky matrix surrounded by a brilliant blue. The characteristic black chert is ever-present. Colors can vary to a combination of blue and green.
The mine is buried under thousands of tons of rock. One miner resumes to dig on a puny scale. Largest production wasgoed te the 70’s, Joe Morris used a bulldozer to uncover puny and large plate formations. Some chunks were a foot long and two inches thick. Paul Sugar is now the fresh possessor and is presently mining Blue Diamond.
The Blue Gem mine, which is no longer active, produced almost every shade of green and blue turquoise imaginable. The Blue Gem mine webpagina is located near Battle Mountain. It produced a excellent diversity of turquoise, from intense blue to deep green combinations with a hard, irregularly distributed matrix. The Battle Mountain or Blue Gem mine, which began production te 1934 yielded the most valuable Blue Gem turquoise because of its rich color and firmness. Of the several Nevada mines that are named Blue Gem, this is the largest and most famous. Blue Gem turquoise tends to form te very lean slab forms rather than nugget, albeit the largest nugget everzwijn found weighed 178 pounds.
This mine wasgoed one of the deepest with lots of underground tunnels. Blue Gem closed te the 70’s and there does not seem to be much available today.
Blue Ridge also known spil Orvil Jack is located te Lander County, Nevada. Orvil &, Bessie Jack claimed the mine te 1956. The very first Blue Ridge that came out of the mine had spider web matrix, or it wasgoed ter nugget form. Te the 80’s Orvil Jack discovered what wasgoed know spil Orvil Jack turquoise. Which is generally green. Blue Ridge turquoise is typically found spil translucent blue nuggets with dark matrix. Much of this stone is enhanced or stabilized.
Wij are presently incapable to find information about the turquoise from China called Blue Ridge. Very little is available te the US anymore.
Carico Lake turquoise is known for its clear, iridescent, spring green color which is due to its zinc and copper content. Carico Lake stones can also display a dark blue-green color with a black spider web matrix. Latest finds are producing many fresh blue tones with even, black matrix. The colors and scarcity of Carico Lake turquoise make it a valuable addition to any collection. The Carico Lake mine also hosts another precious stone, faustite, which features a bright lime green color due to its higher zinc content.
Carico Lake is named for its huis on a dried-up lakebed ter high, cool Lander County, Nevada. Some turquoise businesses marketed this stone under various names including Stone Canyon and Aurora turquoise, albeit this is uncommonly seen today. Due to its remote location and harsh conditions ter the winter, there is a limited amount of time permitted to mine this infrequent turquoise. Thesis factors add to the investment value of Carico Lake turquoise.
Gus Stenich wasgoed one of the earliest owners of this mine. Due to losing much of his turquoise to foragers and thieves, Gus became suspicious of all activity that he witnessed around the mine. Just prior to his death, Gus made out a will hastily written on a bread wrapper. Te this will, he left the entire mine to his best friend J.W. Edgar.
Today Ernie Montoya possesses the mine and markets the stone te jewelry and cabochons.
The Castle Dome turquoise mine is located about 30 miles from the Sleeping Beauty mine, near Globe, Arizona. The Castle Dome mine has not bot te operation since the early 1970s. The turquoise deposit had bot depleted. Castle Dome wasgoed operated spil an open pit mine. The webpagina has since bot reclaimed, meaning it has bot packed te and replanted with native plants and grasses.
The holder of Castle Dome turquoise purchased the stockpile of rough stone from his uncle. Most stones retrieved from the mine were puny, found ter very skinny “corn flake” formations. There were a lotsbestemming of fingernail-sized nuggets found ter the mine spil well. Ter the 1960’s copper miners of the Castle Dome mine would gather unusual blue stones and waterput them ter their lunch buckets. They would then go to a convenience store ter Globe, Arizona. Here, an ex-forest ranger would buy thesis stones and pay them specie. It is from this old stockpile that Silver Zon got our Castle Dome turquoise.
Castle Dome is known for its incredible bright blue color. Castle Dome is distinguished from Sleeping Beauty by its more vibrant blue and the presence of more matrix. The matrix te Castle Dome turquoise is light brown to gold te color. This stone is unique because of the honey brown crust that is present before it is cut. Most of the remaining Castle Dome turquoise has bot stabilized and cut into beads. The natural stone is utterly zonderling and hard. Castle Dome beads are a beautiful statement whether worn spil a single zandstrand or numerous strands.
Our last purchase wasgoed only 60% of a pound, found ter the safe of Hubbell Trading Postbode.
Miners looking for gold also found the Cripple Creek turquoise deposits. The area yields some greenish turquoise and some light to dark blue turquoise with brown matrix. There are two separate mines that are presently active te this area. Albeit different families operated them, both mines market their turquoise under the Cripple Creek name and supply a diversity of colors and matrices. Silver Zon has only a mid grade quality.
The Fox Turquoise mine, located near Lander County and discovered ter the early 1900’s, wasgoed once Nevada’s largest producer of turquoise with some half million pounds. At that time, Mr. Dowell Ward, the mine technicus, amassed one of the largest collections of turquoise rock. This mine has bot closed for fairly some time.
Te prehistoric times, indigenous peoples mined turquoise and found large nuggets. The different sites of Fox deposits were developed using the names of Fox, White Pony, Green Tree, and Smith to differentiate among the colors of turquoise produced ter the area, and to create a larger perceived share of the turquoise market. Collectively, the area produces a phat quantity of good-quality green or blue-green stone with a distinctive matrix. Blue Fox turquoise is more accurately known spil “White Pony Fox,” spil that is the area of Lander County where the blue variation has bot found. The Fox mine has also bot known spil the Cortez mine.
Ter the rugged foothills of southern Fresh Mexico ter the lower Hatchet Mountain range, you will find a very rough and beautiful place total of endless hills of Century plants. Here you will find the now obsolete High Lonesome Turquoise Mine. High Lonesome, the name painted on a watering waterreservoir, is fairly adequate to the land surrounding it – very high and mostly lonesome.
Years ago wij had a dozen trays and today wij have 1 1/Two left. This mine wasgoed less than Ten miles from the Hachita and resembles that Turquoise.
For overheen 30 years te six week opens up, from zon up to zon down, proprietor Ray and his team looked for the beautiful, very hard, green to powder blue turquoise.
Royston is a turquoise mine located within the Royston District near Tonepah, Nevada. The Royston District consists of several mines including Royston, Royal Blue, Oscar Wehrend and Bunker Hill. The mines te this district were discovered spil early spil 1902, ter fact, Royston is the oldest patented mine ter Nevada. While Royston is considered an active mine. Royston wasgoed originally a voetgangerstunnel mine, but is now an open pit. Royston is a good producer of high quality stones. According to one of the current miners, Royston turquoise is known spil “grass roots,” which means the best deposits are found within ten feet of the surface.
Royston turquoise is known for its beautiful deep green to rich light blue colors. Thesis unique color ranges are what make this stone so special. Royston stones are often two-tone, displaying both dark and light green and sometimes blue. Royston has a powerful matrix ranging from dark brown to gold te color. This matrix makes for beautiful combinations with the color variations of the stone. Royston turquoise is considered very collectible and a good investment. Ottesons and several other miners still find a varied amounts of Royston.
The Mamma’anshan mine, located near Nanjing &, Shanghai, is a lovely turquoise from China. This is Chinese turquoise most like American turquoise from Nevada (Royston) and Arizona (Kingman &, Morenci).
Ten years ago I walked into a booth at the Tucson Rock Gem &, Mineral voorstelling and witnessed what looked like nice “blue” Morenci ter the rough. It turned out to be Mamma’an’shan and I bought spil many pounds spil I could. This rock wasgoed mined te the early 70’s. This turquoise has a beautiful range te color te both blue and green.
Silver Zon has a large selection that looks like Morenci. Twenty plus pounds still remain uncircumcised.
The Number 8 turquoise mine ter Carlin, Nevada wasgoed very first mined ter 1929. Ter its prime, Number 8 produced some of the largest nuggets of turquoise everzwijn found. A spider web matrix of colors ranging from golden brown to black set off the unique bright powder blue background.
Of the ten claims te a 20-acre area, the Number 8 claimed by the Blue Strak Company te Lander County is considered the finest example of the gold-webbed turquoise. The mine wasgoed depleted ter 1961. Approximately Five,000 pounds were mined inbetween 1929-1933. Te 1950 a nodule weighing 150 pounds wasgoed found. It wasgoed at the Covered Wagon ter Old Town Albuquerque, Fresh Mexico. It is now at the Museum of Natural History. The host rock is naturally altered quartz monzonite shale and thinly beaded black chert.
This very popular distinctive rock is our best seller te the Santa Fe Gallery.
Persian turquoise came from a number of mines ter modern day Iran. The stones from all mines display a good color variation. Many mines were worked around Nishapur, 225 miles east of the southern end of the Caspian Sea, close to old caravan routes.
Rock hard evidence exists that thesis mines were strenuously worked beginning ter the 10th century, but there is also evidence that some of the mines near the surface may have bot exploited spil early spil 2100 B.C.
The stones that are valued the most ter Persia are the stones that downright lack matrix of any kleintje and that have a bright blue color. The oldest known lump of jewelry, a turquoise bracelet made with Persian turquoise, wasgoed found on the mummified wrist of ancient Egyptian Queen Strafgevangenis.
The Persian turquoise sold by Silver Zon comes from a mine on the corner of Armenia, Azerbijan and Iran. It has since flooded.
The Pilot Mountain mine is located ter western Nevada, east of the puny town of Mina. Spil with most turquoise mines, this mine opened spil a copper rechtsvordering. Pilot Mountain turquoise wasgoed very first mined around 1930 spil a voetgangerstunnel mine. Then it became an open pit mine when mighty equipment wasgoed available around 1970. While Pilot Mountain is considered an active mine, it is a very petite operation. The miners wij worked with went ter twice vanaf year, bringing out only about 150 to 200 lbs. of rough stone each time. One of the interesting parts of mining is “not knowing what you are going to kasstuk next.”
Pilot Mountain turquoise forms te lean seams, with some nugget formations. According to a former proprietor, the turquoise that formed te lean seams wasgoed high grade with deeper blue-green colors. Most Pilot Mountain turquoise is called “grass roots,” meaning the best deposits are found within ten feet of the surface.
The Kingman mine te northwestern Arizona is the largest turquoise mine. Kingman blue has become a color standard te the industry. The mine became famous ter the 1960’s for its rounded bright blue nuggets with black matrix. Few turquoise mines produced nuggets. High grade natural Kingman is very collectible because of it’s intense blue with a black and silver matrix.
This superb grade wasgoed found te an area called Ithaca Peak, which yielded the highest grade and hardest Kingman turquoise. This vein has bot fatigued since 1972. The Kingman mine re-opened ter September 2004 after being closed since the 1970’s. The fresh owners of the copper mine have contracted to dump anything with turquoise veining or nuggets into trucks for Marty Colbaugh Processing. All of today’s rock comes from Turquoise Mountain.
The fresh highest grade is identical to what came out from Ithaca Peak 30 years ago. About 95% of Kingman is stabilized which makes it very affordable. Less than 5% of the Kingman turquoise stays te its natural state. The Kingman mine presently yields about 1600 pounds of rough stone vanaf month with 2400 pounds being the highest yield yet. Silver Zon has a good supply of both the best high grade natural Kingman and Kingman stabilized to use for our jewelry. A pound of Kingman Stabilized that sold for $80.00 last year now requests $400.00.
Ter the 1960’s, there were two peaks about _ miles speciaal located near the Kingman mountain, which yielded fine turquoise: Ithaca Peak (see Kingman) and Turquoise Mountain Peak. Then te the 1970’s this mine closed.
Turquoise Mountain turquoise from the 1970’s is light-to-high blue with both webbed and non-webbed matrix. “Birdseye” describes stones from this mine that display areas of light blue circled with darker blue matrix, resembling the eye of a bird. Even however this peak is part of the Kingman Mine, it is considered a “classic” mine ter its own right because the turquoise is so different te appearance. This stone exhibits a beautiful range of color from pallid blue to lime green te one lump that makes it a sought-after turquoise.
Today, the Kingman Mine is operating again, specifically within the Turquoise Mountain peak. The Turquoise Mountain turquoise that is being excavated from this webpagina looks significantly different from the 1970’s stones, being lighter blue to green te color, with primarily non-webbed matrix. Turquoise Mountain remains very collectible and is lightly distinguished from other stones coming from the Kingman mine.
The Sleeping Beauty mine is seven miles outside Globe, AZ. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is noted for its solid, light blue color with no matrix. The host rock is granite. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is the beloved of Zuni Pueblo lapidaries and silversmiths for the purity te color. This mine wasgoed one of the largest te North America.
Now, one of the most prolific mines te the US has bot closed! The Sleeping Beauty mine produced well, about 1600 pounds a month, according to information obtained from the miner/proprietor ter 2010. The tons of tailings piles, which produced most of the turquoise, have even bot weakened. The beautiful, solid color of Sleeping Beauty is especially beloved by many Europeans. A good amount of this turquoise wasgoed exported to Italy &, France alone.
Te its hey-day, the Sleeping Beauty mine yielded only 4% of natural, unaltered turquoise. A high percentage wasgoed enhanced, a process that only added value to the lesser grade Sleeping Beauty turquoise. After the mine closed prices began to rise. Wise people bought all they could. Ter one year prices have tripled. Calls come from China and Japan daily. Sadly wij have no rough. There is a stampede for all Sleeping Beauty. Look for the scramble to intensify.
The Morenci turquoise mine produced a turquoise that is light to bright blue ter hue. This stone has an unusual matrix of irregular quartz and pyrite that, when polished, often resembles silver. Also, a puny amount of Morenci turquoise had some brownish matrix called “Morenci crimson matrix”. One of the very first American turquoises to come to the market, Morenci is very valued and difficult to obtain.
The Morenci mine is ter southeastern Arizona and is now closed and buried under tons of rock. The land wasgoed leeched with chemicals that would ruin any trace of turquoise, which means that there is never a chance to re-open this mine. The former miners of Morenci still have fairly a stash of rough stone, enough to release a puny amount every year to keep it available.
Crow Springs, also known spil AnnJax or Bluebird, is located near Tonopah, Nevada and 27 miles, spil the crow flies, from the Royston turquoise mine. For 12 years, this uncommon stone wasgoed not bot available. Three years ago, Dennis and Lucy Cordova took it overheen and began mining it again. The Smith family previously possessed the mine. This family had bot mining turquoise te Nevada since the 1870’s. Te 1909, William Petry discovered a deposit one mile southwest of the Crow Springs rechtsvordering. Te 1939, Ann Cooper Hewitt, heiress to the Cooper Hewitt fortune, made from inventing the mercury-vapor lantaarn and the very first fluorescent lighting, filed voorwaarde to the mine and built a huis there, which she called AnnJax. She did little work on the property and subsequently abandoned it.
Crow Springs is known for its characteristic light green color contrasted with a bright crimson matrix which is made up of the host rock, rhyolite. Crow Springs turquoise occurs ter seams cutting the host rock at all angles. Seams, or veins, range from paper-thin to almost half an inch thick. The mine consists of several open pits. The largest pit measures about 50 feet long, Ten feet broad, and 15 feet deep. Materials that would yield gems of large size are scarce tho’ the best stones have good color and are very hard.
The mine includes a voetgangerstunnel that digs 175 feet into the mountain, inwards of which, Dennis Cordova discovered a bountiful deposit of commercial grade gold and silver. The current owners of the Crow Springs mine, Dennis and Lucy Cordova are also co-owners of the Pilot Mountain mine. They have bot mining for Trio years and cutting the precious stone for overheen 35 years.
This is Kingman Gold- preferred Marketing Name of the Colbaughs. It is 90% Kingman and 10% bronze – The bronze is infused into the stabilized Kingman turquoise. It is then pressed by a hydraulic press (500 ton capability). Buffing and grinding will not wear off the bronze. There is no dye ter the turquoise and te No way is this a reconstituted block
This is the very first time Silver Zon has suggested Turquoise altered ter this manner. Wij have always suggested stabilized, but wij do not use reconstructed or synthetic block. Our specialty is still High Grade Natural.
Most customers label correctly, and there is No problem.