Northern Lights Turquoise mine produced a real nice medium to dark blue turquoise, some had a red spiderweb matrix, some was a dark, almost "military green" color.

Northern Lights Turquoise mine produced a real nice medium to dark blue turquoise, some had a red spiderweb matrix, some was a dark, almost "military green" color.

Discovered in 1996 by a gold miner, the Lost Mine of Enchantment is located near Ruidoso in the Sacramento Mountains of southeastern New Mexico.   It is the first new mine discovered in New Mexico since the days of Coronado in the 1500's.  Enchantment turquoise is a very high quality turquoise that often shows a deep green color with tan or golden brown matrix, but can range to a deep, rich blue.   The green is influenced by the iron content in the stone, the blue by the copper content.

Discovered in 1996 by a gold miner, the Lost Mine of Enchantment is located near Ruidoso in the Sacramento Mountains of southeastern New Mexico. It is the first new mine discovered in New Mexico since the days of Coronado in the 1500's. Enchantment turquoise is a very high quality turquoise that often shows a deep green color with tan or golden brown matrix, but can range to a deep, rich blue. The green is influenced by the iron content in the stone, the blue by the copper content.

Stormy Mountain mine was located near the ghost town of Tenabo, Nevada. It is very hard material and seldom requires stabilization. Stormy Mountain cabochons are characterized by a preponderance of black chert patches and white schist swirls against a blue to grey-blue turquoise background. This look reminded the original mine owners of storm clouds in the sky. This turquoise ranges from almost clear (rare) to the prototypical blue with chert webbing. Fine spider-webbed matrixes are very…

Stormy Mountain mine was located near the ghost town of Tenabo, Nevada. It is very hard material and seldom requires stabilization. Stormy Mountain cabochons are characterized by a preponderance of black chert patches and white schist swirls against a blue to grey-blue turquoise background. This look reminded the original mine owners of storm clouds in the sky. This turquoise ranges from almost clear (rare) to the prototypical blue with chert webbing. Fine spider-webbed matrixes are very…

Natural American Turquoise cabochon believed to be from the Pilot Mountain Turquoise mine

Natural American Turquoise cabochon believed to be from the Pilot Mountain Turquoise mine

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