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Bisbee Turquoise

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Bisbee Blue Turquoise
Bisbee Turquoise

Bisbee Turquoise – Turquoise Value

Bisbee Turquoise is quite possibly the most valuable Turquoise in earth for its mineral content and the fact that Turquoise may be one of the most metaphysical gemstones on earth.

Turquoise was originally found in Egypt about 5500 B.C. – Scriptures show that Spiritual leaders of the time prophet-sized that Turquoise was brought to earth by the powers above and that is got its color from the heavens. If you look up in the sky, it is blue and so was the Egyptian Turquoise that they found. Kings, Pharaohs and important past gods and goddesses tombs that have been excavated have Turquoise in them. In many cases such as King Tut, the actual embellishments of the coffins they were put to rest in are encrusted and inlaid with Turquoise. We invite you to read more on Egyptian Turquoise on our presentation page.

Down through the ages and across this planet, different cultures unrelated to each other have worshipped Turquoise and shockingly all have come to the same conclusion, Turquoise has Spiritual and Metaphysical powers that will bring the bearers of the gemstone happiness, good health, fortune and harmony in life. Many people globally worship Turquoise and live in harmony, unaffected by the traumatic turmoil and unrest around the world. The people of Tibet, in general, live in harmony with the earth and you will find Turquoise Alters in almost every home in Tibet. See Tibetian Turquoise.

It is the minerals in Turquoise that cause the sky blue coloration as well as its metaphysical properties. In the 1940’s, the Native American Indians of the Southwestern United States came to the height of their spiritual beliefs regarding Turquoise when Bisbee Turquoise was discovered and brought to them. Bisbee Turquoise immediately became sacred and was coveted by the Native American Indians and then onto other cultures extending to many areas of the globe. See Bisbee Turquoise and

The Bisbee Mine in Southern Arizona has more concentrates of different conglomerate metaphysical minerals than any other known mine in the world. Turquoise is among several other important metaphysical minerals that have come out of the ground at the Bisbee Mine. Turquoise runs in and through different variations of metaphysical quartz and other very important minerals that are worshiped by spiritual mined peoples throughout the world.

We, Durango Silver Company,  believe Bisbee Turquoise is a very important gemstone that is very rare and very valuable to the spiritual world. See Turquoise Spiritual.


Carico Lake Turquoise Earrings

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Carico Lake Turquoise Earrings
Carico Lake Turquoise Earrings

Carico Lake Turquoise



Carico Lake Turquoise is one of the most excitingly beautiful types of American Turquoise. Carico Lake Turquoise is most noted these days for it lime green Turquoise color range, however, Carico Lake Turquoise of the past was known for it beautiful blue color ranges.

The Carico Lake Turquoise Mine has been a high producer for many years and is actually not near as rare and some of the other types of Turquoise such as Lander Blue Turquoise, Bisbee Turquoise or Blue Gem Turquoise. Carico Lake Turquoise is very popular these days as it produces a beautiful lime Turquoise that is very scarce and even hard to find up at the Carico Lake Turquoise Mine. The mass majority of Carico Lake Turquoise is blue. Lime Green Carico Lake Turquoise is very valuable as well as rare!

This pair of Carico Lake Turquoise Earrings are a good example of lime green Carico Lake Turquoise that is rare and highly collectible. This type of Turquoise Jewelry will grow in value exponentially as time goes on and you can enjoy wearing them as lime green Carico Lake Turquoise escalates in value.

Books About Turquoise

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Educational Books on Turquoise

Durango Silver Company has just created a new page that lists the different books that have been written on Turquoise. We invite you to come and see other information that is available for you to learn more about this beautiful gemstone.

Turquoise has been mined on six continents and traded by cultures throughout the world’s history, including the European, Chinese, Mayan, Aztec, Inca, and the Southwest regions of America. It has been set in silver and gold jewelry, cut and shaped into fetish animals, and even formed to represent gods in many religions. This gemstone is displayed in museums around the world, representing the arts and traditions of prehistoric, historic, and modern societies.

There are some very good informational books on this subject, we have listed them for you here.