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Number 8 Turquoise

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Number 8 Spiderweb Turquoise

Number 8 Turquoise

Many years ago Estell and I, (John and Estell Hartman,) unknowingly met one of the most important Turquoise Miners in the history of American Turquoise Mining, Cutler Edgar. In 1973, we rolled into Battle Mountain, Nevada and started asking who to talk to about buying Turquoise, we were led to Cutler Edgar who lived in Battle Mountain. We went to his house and he was in the back yard cobbing Turquoise – cobbing Turquoise is when you clean the host rock off of the Turquoise with a miners pick. We sat with him for about 3 hours that day and he invited us to come back tomorrow, we did and we helped him cob Stormy Mountain Turquoise all day.  At the end of the day, Cutler asked if we wanted to go up to the mine tomorrow, of course we did – so off we went the next day and we brought back about 30 lbs that afternoon – we cobbed it until dark and he gave it to us.  On that trip, we mined Stormy Mountain Turquoise with Cutler for about 5 days and ended up leaving with about 350 lbs of awesome rough material.

One of the conversations was about his many years mining Number 8 Spiderweb Turquoise and how wonderful that experiance was because most of the material had spiderweb matrix. Cutler was obsessed with Spiderweb Turquoise and the Number 8 Turquoise Mine was probibly the finest deposit of Spiderweb Turquoise that has ever been found in the United States. We ended up getting a bunch of Number 8 Spiderweb Turquoise when we went to Dowell Wards, one of Cutlers best friends as well as his backer. We were amazed to see a wearhouse loaded with 55 gallon barrels of Number 8 Turquoise – it was an awesome experiance. We still have some of that Turquoise Today! Number 8 Spiderweb Turquoise is historical as well as beautiful!

Number 8 Spiderweb Turquoise – Spiderweb

Although Dowell Ward had thousand of lbs of Number 8 Spiderweb Turquoise, we dumped about a barrel of Turquoise out and most of it was very soft, chalky material, it was a powder blue and some of it was hard – say maybe 5% so, Estell and I were not interested in that. We just went through and found about 100 lbs of hard spiderwebbed Number 8 Turquoise and left the rest. When we got it back to Albuquerque, we cut a bunch of the Number 8 Spiderweb Turquoise into cabochons and started making Number 8 Spiderweb Turquoise Jewelry – it was beautiful!

Number 8 Spiderweb Turquoise and Durango Silver Company

Durango Silver Company has made a lot of Number 8 Spiderweb Turquoise Jewelry in the past and will continue to produce Jewelry with Number 8 Spiderweb Turquoise in the future. These days, we do not have great excesses of this material, however, we are alway on the look out so we do not tend you use up our remaining stock. Number 8 Turquoise and especially if it has spiderwebbing is highly collectible and well worth your time seeking if you like high grade American Turquoise.

We have created a very nice informational page on Number 8 Spideweb Turquoise and another on Number 8 Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons, we invite you to check them out!

Spiderweb Turquoise

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Spiderweb Turquoise

We have created an exciting new informational page we think you will appreciate! This is the entry page into a series of educational pages on Spiderweb Turquoise. There is a lot of great information, photos and links to corresponding pages. There is a lot to learn on this page for everyone!

Spiderweb Turquoise

Spiderweb Matrix in Turquoise is a rarity that comes from its formation millions of years ago. It is a natural formation and can be quite beautiful. Turquoise with spiderweb matrix is hard to come by and it is much more valuable than clear Turquoise or Turquoise with typical matrix.

Investment Grade Turquoise – Natural Spiderweb Turquoise

There are many variations in Natural Turquoise, enhanced Turquoise and there is even fake Turquoise. Natural Spiderweb Turquoise is the Rolls Royce in Turquoise and it is highly collected as an investment, in fact, high grade Turquoise has gone up in value well over 300% in the past year! Our presentation along with its associated pages is a project on our part to set strait the value of Turquoise. We also invite you to visit another associated presentation – Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons.

Spiderweb Turquoise from Durango Silver Company

We have been in the Turquoise business of mining, collecting, cutting and marketing it throughout the American Southwest and since the Internet, our business in high grade Turquoise has grown to an International market as well. We are leading authorities on Turquoise and Spiderweb Turquoise is our specialty. We invite you to check us out and we encourage you to view our presentation on Spiderweb Turquoise.

Turquoise Cabochons

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Turquoise Cabochons

American Turquoise Cabochons

Bisbee Turquoise Cabochons

American Turquoise Cabochons – Durango Silver Company has specialized in Natural American Turquoise Cabochons for over 40 years. We have been Turquoise Collectors, Miners and Stone Cutters from the beginning of our business over 40 years ago. We have created a great new informational page located at Turquoise Cabochons – Durango Silver Company that we think you will really appreciate. It has many great photos of beautiful Turquoise Gemstones along with descriptions and information on each example.

American Turquoise Cabochons

Although Turquoise was not discovered first in American, it was discovered over 2000 years ago by the Native American Indians of that period – around 300AD. Turquoise has been a major part of the history in the American Southwest, in fact, there was a major Turquoise Trade center at Pueblo Bonito at Chaco Canyon around 900AD. Turquoise has been used in spiritual, ceremonials and for self adornment since those days and now we find that it has been an important factor in many areas of the world for thousands of years as well. Durango Silver Company specializes in authentic, natural American Turquoise Cabochons which is one of our American Heritages – we invite you to follow the link above to view this most interesting presentation.

Rare Turquoise Cabochons Available

Durango Silver Company has one of the premier American Turquoise collections in the world and we have rare Turquoise Cabochons available located on our online store linked from this page. We have created a great page that will help you understand more about investment grade Turquoise from the American Southwest. We invite you to come and take a look at this page as well as our page on Natural Turquoise Cabochons!
We specialize in American Turquoise Cabochons and invite you to view our presentation