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Abandoned Mine History Arizona State Mine Inspector

Abandoned Mine History Arizona State Mine Inspector

The earliest indication of mining in Arizona may be as old as 1000 BC when inhabitants of the area were already using turquoise, coal, clay and many minerals in their daily life. Even before the Spaniards came to the southwest, Native Americans were using copper and turquoise to fashion jewelry that was traded over much of North America.

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Mining in Arizona AZGS

Mining in Arizona AZGS

A burgeoning mining industry stimulated early growth in the Arizona Territory, and by 1864 nearly 25 percent of the male, non-native populace was prospectors. By the 1870s a plethora of hardrock mines were yielding prodigious volumes of copper, lead, zinc, silver and gold ore. In 1912, the newly christened state of Arizona supported 445 ...

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Identification of Southwest United States Turquoise mines

Identification of Southwest United States Turquoise mines

In conclusion, the following is a list of turquoise varieties from the American Southwest, mainly Nevada and Arizona mines. Please note that even the experts are uncertain of the origin of some specimens. Most notably, Turquoise color, matrix, and density can vary greatly from a single turquoise mine site

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Blue Bisbee Turquoise Bisbee Turquoise direct from the

Blue Bisbee Turquoise Bisbee Turquoise direct from the

Apr 23, 2019 Dwight, of Blue Bisbee Turquoise, at 7 Tailing Fields. Additionally, living just 100 miles Northeast of Bisbee, Arizona, we visit the mining community frequently. In addition, we know many of the locals, and purchase old stashes of authentic Turquoise from Bisbee, Arizona. Equally important, much of the turquoise we buy is from the mine via ...

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Turquoise Mine Identification made easy REAL TURQUOISE

Turquoise Mine Identification made easy REAL TURQUOISE

The Sleeping Beauty mine was located near Globe, Arizona. Its turquoise is noted for its solid, light blue color with no matrix. The mine has been closed for over 10 years. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is the favorite of the Zuni Pueblo silversmiths for use in petite point, needlepoint, and inlay jewelry.

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American Turquoise Identification Guide Tucson Turquoise

American Turquoise Identification Guide Tucson Turquoise

Turquoise Mountain (Kingman Az.) Slab. Cerrillos turquoise mining area is between Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico.It is one of the most famous prehistoric mining districts in the American Southwest. Cerrillos is the only turquoise that forms at the base of a volcano thus, a variety of colors developes from the minerals in the various volcanic host rocks.

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5 Types of Rare Turquoise You Should be Looking For

5 Types of Rare Turquoise You Should be Looking For

Originally a huge copper mine in Arizona, this mine produces a royal blue turquoise. Only one company was given the lease to the mine, and in that time, less than 2,000 lbs of high-grade stone was recovered. With so few of these gems ever found, the stone is extremely rare. Its prominent color and chocolate matrix make it a collectors prize.

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The Canyon Creek Turquoise Mine Arizona

The Canyon Creek Turquoise Mine Arizona

Turquoise Mine O Modern City 90//01 Grasshopperaaiaa Canyon reek Phoenix Solt Ft.Apache Res. *Point Gilc of Pines Tucson 0 I0OOmi. O 100 km. Figure 1. The Canyon Creek Turquoise Mine, Fort Apache Indian Reservation, East-Central Arizona. nently featured in controversial models of managerial elite origins and operation (most recently Neitzel 1989).

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Facts Arizona Turquoise Turquoise Mines

Facts Arizona Turquoise Turquoise Mines

Sleeping Beauty Mine located in Globe, Arizona is considered to be one of the most important turquoise producing mines in the world. The Sleeping Beauty Mine history began with its storybook name some say that from a distance the mountain looks like a sleeping woman and with a little imagination it does.

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Home Thunderbird Turquoise

Home Thunderbird Turquoise

Thank you for visiting Thunderbird Turquoise Our brick and mortar store is located in Tucson, Arizona at 3130 E. Grant Road. We sell American Turquoise from turquoise mines located throughout the Southwest United States. We also sell other North American Turquoise, from just South of our border, including Nacozari, Campitos, and Cananea. Home of Tucson

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Turquoise Mountain Turquoise Mine

Turquoise Mountain Turquoise Mine

Turquoise Mountain turquoise comes from the Cerbat Mountains in Mohave County, AZ. It is part of the Kingman mining operations and one of the two main turquoise deposits along with Ithaca Peak. Turquoise Mountain turquoise is marketed separately from the rest of the Kingman and Ithaca Peak material. Ranging in color from deep blues to lighter ...

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Herget Turquoise Mine Cochise County Arizona United States

Herget Turquoise Mine Cochise County Arizona United States

Arizonas is world-famous for its turquoise, peridot, petrified wood, azurite, and malachite turquoise, azurite and malachite are copper-bearing minerals. Arizona

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Mary Mine Turquoise Mining District CourtlandGleeson

Mary Mine Turquoise Mining District CourtlandGleeson

Poorman Mine, Turquoise Mining District (Courtland-Gleeson Mining District), Cochise County, Arizona, USA. 31 46 36 N. 109 48 52 W. 0.9km (0.5 miles) 80.3 (E)

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The Turquoise Mines of the Southwest Complete List

The Turquoise Mines of the Southwest Complete List

Mary Mine, Turquoise Mining District (Courtland-Gleeson Mining District), Cochise County, Arizona, USA A former small Cu-Ag-Au-gemstone occurrence/mine located in

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Arizona Rockhounding Location Guide Map

Arizona Rockhounding Location Guide Map

Turquoise mines near Canyon Creek Ruin (AZ V2 100 ASM), on the escarp- ment of the Grasshopper plateau in east-central Arizona, provide a supply-side

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Where can I prospect for my own Turquoise in Arizona

Where can I prospect for my own Turquoise in Arizona

The earliest miners in what is now Arizona were Native Americans who chiefly mined surface outcrops of salt, clays, hematite, quartz, obsidian, stone, turquoise, and coal. In the late 1600s, Spanish explorers hunted for metallic deposits with especial interest in gold and silver.

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Where to Rockhound in Arizona and What You Can Find

Where to Rockhound in Arizona and What You Can Find

The Kingman Turquoise Mine. The largest Turquoise mine in the whole of North America is right in our backyard northwestern Arizona The stones coming from the Kingman mine are of a blue color, a high blue, with a black matrix. The stones are found in nuggets, and of an exceptional quality. This is why most of the Turquoise jewelry you ...

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Arizonas Mining Attractions Visit Arizona

Arizonas Mining Attractions Visit Arizona

Arizona is one of the most prolific and exciting states in the country for rock and mineral collectors. Famous for its turquoise and copper deposits, Arizona is one of the first destinations everyone thinks of when it comes to rockhounding. Thousands of old mining dumps, productive stream beds, and pegmatite veins continue to draw collectors

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Rockhounding In Arizona Rock Collecting Sites And Much

Rockhounding In Arizona Rock Collecting Sites And Much

Turquoise is generally found when mining for other minerals, mainly copper. All the copper mines are private property. When taken from a mine, it requires a lot of work. Unless you know your way around the desert or can find a guided tour, I recommend you give up this idea. Going out on

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Different Types of Turquoise and the Mines They Come

Different Types of Turquoise and the Mines They Come

Sep 07, 2021 Four Peaks Mining Company (Amethyst) Arizona Amethyst Mine (Amethyst) Arizona Onyx Quarries (Onyx) Colbaugh Processing (Turquoise) Active gem and mineral mines in Arizona are a great way for rockhounds to pick up some fascinating specimens and learn more about the local mineral-based industries and mines in the state.

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Arizona Turquoise Mines Alltribes

Arizona Turquoise Mines Alltribes

Mining in Central Arizona. Northwest of Phoenix, Wickenburg once hosted the Arizona Territorys richest gold mine. Now you can visit Robsons Ranch Mining Camp, which re-creates an old mining camp, or take a self-guided tour of the abandoned Vulture Mine.

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Kingman Turquoise Mine

Kingman Turquoise Mine

Arizona also continues to be a primary supplier of Amethyst, Peridot, and Turquoise to the world gemstone market. Rockhounding In Arizona For casual rockhounds visiting or living in Arizona the vast amounts of public lands, coupled with the rich diversity in rocks, gemstones, and minerals make Arizona a true rockhounds dream.

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