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TURQUOISE

#TUR-001. ID: Spiderweb turquoise. Location: Phelps Dodge pit, MorenciArizona. Description: Handsome free form of deep blue accented by bold chalcopyrite lines. Size: 1.25x .75". Lapidary: Gerry Blair. Price: $95.

#TUR-002. ID: Drilled Turquoise. Location: Not known. Description. Medium blue turquoise containing a mild veining. Purchase out of pawn upon the Navajo Reservation. Contains crudely tanned leather suspension.  Size: 1"x1.75"   Price: $95.

#TUR-003. ID: Turquoise. Location: Copper Queen Mine Bisbee Arizona. Description: Desirable "Bisbee Blue" purchased from a shovel operator within the Lavender Pit Backed with Devcon). Size: 1.25"x.75". Price: $50.

#TUR-004. ID: Spiderweb turquoise: Location: Duval Pit (Ithaca Peak) near Kingman Arizona. Description: Medium blue containing the chacteristic chalcopyrite webbing. Size: 1.25"x.75". Lapidary Douglas McVicar. Price: $95.

#TUR-005. ID: Chalcopyrite and turquoise. Location: Duval Pit at Ithaca Peak near Kingman Arizona. Description. Chalcopyrite creates a number of  medium blue turquoise "eyes".  Size: 1"x1". Lapidary: Gerry Blair. Price: $50.

#TUR-006. ID: Turquoise. Location: Duval Mine at Ithaca Peak. Description: Rare cooperation between turquoise and included pyrite. Contour cabbed. Lapidary: Not known.  Size: 1"x1"  Price: $45.

TURQ-7...Purchased as turquoise from the Royston Mine, but is most likely variscite from Fairfield, Utah.  The two, both being a copper aluminum phosphate, can be easily confused.  Size: 1"x1/2".  Lapidary:  Gerry Blair.           Price: $ 35.00

 

TURQ-8...Fox Mine showing contrast.  Color is a creamy blue-green with minor gold veining... typical of much Fox Turquoise.  Size:  1.25"x1.5"  Devcon backing.  Lapidary: Gerry Blair.  Price:  $55.00

TURQ-9...Extra large Cripple Creek freeform.  Medium blue background accented by cream spots.  Size: 2.75"x2".  Lapidary not known.        Price: $55

TURQ-10...Another Fox...a large (1.5"x2.5") oval of the two tone blue characteristic of this Lander County (Nevada) producer.  Contour polished by Gerry Blair.          Price: $75

TURQ-11...The final Fox.  A handsome freeform showing rough and highly polished contrast.  Size: 1.25"x2".  Lapidary:  Gerry Blair.     Price: $45.00

TURQ-12...A handsome contrast between Bisbee Blue and a limonite matrix.  Found within the Lavender Pit (successor to the Copper Queen underground).  Lunch-boxed to freedom by a sharp eyed shovel operator.  Size: 1"x1.5".  Lapidary: Gerry Blair.  Price: $50

TURQ-13...Attractive chalcopyrite (an ore of copper) within a medium blue from the Duval Pit at Ithaca Peak.  Mined about 1967.  Lapidary:  Gerry Blair.  Size: 1.75"x1.5"  Price: $45.

TURQ-14...Intricate spider web matrix fills a blue background.  Lander County, Nevada.  Lapidary not known.  Size: 1.75"x.75".  Price: $50.

TURQ-15...Pair of handsome Royston's set within looped bezels.  Blue-green background showing typical gold veining.  Featured in "Blair's Flashy Classy Bolo" within the January 1992 Rock & Gem Magazine.  Lapidary: Gerry Blair.  Size:  1.25"x.75".  Price:  $65 for the pair.

 

TURQ-16...Medium blue-green base veined by brown matrix and a high polish cause this piece to be extra handsome.  Location not known...might be from one of the properties near the Royston in Lander County, Nevada.  Lapidary not known.  Size: 1.5"x1.5".   Price: $30.

 

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

TURQUOISE

Some ancients believed the gemstone turquoise owned a holistic talent. An equal number believed NOT ... seeing all such to be a bunch of hokey thunk up by intellectuals who had time to ponder such . It is interesting to learn the original power of turquoise was specific to the horse ... an important means of transportation at the time. Turquoise, the ponderers pondered, protected horses of different colors from falls ... thus protecting the rider also. Turquoise was sometimes attached to bridles and frontlets as a precaution. Later, as turquoise gained renown, the anti-fall protection was extended to all manner of mammals, most specifically humans of the male persuasion. Continuing the horsey logic, some believed this copper aluminum silicate would guard against foundering. A hot horse who gulped quantities of cold water did not pay the usual price if turquoise was about. The Persians ... having quantities of turquoise and horseflesh within their borders ... were fond of reciting the following homily: "To escape evil and attain good fortune one must see the reflection of the new moon on the face of a friend, on a copy of the Koran or on a turquoise".


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