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Lone Mountain Spiderweb Turquoise

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Lone Mountain Spiderweb Turquoise

Water Web Lone Mountain Spiderweb Turquoise in a Sterling Silver ring by Dillon Hartman

Lone Mountain Spiderweb Turquoise Information

The Lone Mountain turquoise mine is located in Esmeralda County, Nevada,
not far from Tonopah. It has been one of the great producers of Nevada
. The color ranges from a beautiful clear blue to a dark
blue spider web Turquoise. Lone Mountain has always been noted
for holding its color. To this day jewelry can be found that was made
in the 1930’s or 1940’s with Lone Mountain Spiderweb Turquoise
just as blue as when it was made.

To the left is a handmade Sterling Silver ring that features some
of the newer natural Lone Mountain Spiderweb Turquoise that has come out within
the last 5-10 years. This piece of Turquoise has a special kind of spiderweb matrix called “water web” matrix and beautiful pastel blue color to it.

The mine was claimed by Lee Hand and named Blue Jay Mining Lode. Later,
after seeing that so many mines had been named Blue Jay, Hand changed
the mine’s name to Lone Mountain. In 1927 at a depth of about 40
feet Bert Kopenhaver, who had leased the mine from Hand, found the beautiful
Spider Web Turquoise material that made Lone Mountain one of
the top mines in the Southwest. Today, Lone Mountain’s beautiful
blue spider web still gives Lander
, the most valuable Turquoise in the world, a run for its money.
The mine has continued to change hands over the years and even now a
small amount of good material is being produced.The mine has many rare occurrence such as the “fossil turquoise”
finds in this mine. Plant fossils and sometimes seashells that have
dissolved away leaving only the cavities were filled with Turquoise
deposits which are usually Lone Mountain Spiderweb Turquoise.
My favorite are the reeds that have been fossilized and make natural
beads that already have wholes in them. Turquoise nuggets in moss agate
have also been found. The most famous Turquoise from the mine is the Lone Mountain Spiderweb Turquoise.
Lone Mountain Turquoise and Gold  Ring

More Detailed Lone Mountain Spiderweb Turquoise Information

Lone Mountain Spiderweb Turquoise refers to the variety of Turquoise from the mine which has matrix patterns that look like a spider’s web. You can see this clearly in the ring above.  Over the decades the Lone Mountain Turquoise mine has produced many different varieties of Turquoise from pale blue to deep blue, no matrix, dendrite Turquoise, and the famous Lone Mountain Spiderweb Turquoise.

Spiderweb Turquoise

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Spiderweb Turquoise

Spiderweb Turquoise – The most valuable Turquoise on earth!

There is no doubt that Spiderweb Turquoise is the most valuable Turquoise on earth, it is a rarity in the formation of Turquoise and acknowledged by the authorities of Turquoise to hold the highest value of all Turquoise on earth.

There are many variations of Spiderweb Turquoise as small amounts of this phenomenon is found in many different Turquoise Mines worldwide.  As Turquoise runs from green to blue, so does Spiderweb Turquoise. The matrix or host rock that Turquoise forms in also varies from mine to mine and can run from white, tan, brown to black. There are many variations spderwebbing from iron which creates a red coloring as well as black and even a Silver colored web. Iron pyrite spiderwebbing which is found in Morenci and Kingman Turquoise can be spectacular in Turquoise, it is highly sought after.

The configuration of the spiderwebbing plays a significant roll in the value of the stone as well. The formation runs from a loose web with thin veins running sporadically through a field of blue or green all the way to a very tight webbing that is so condensed that is hard to see the Turquoise color through the web. The perfect Spiderweb Turquoise is somewhat in the eyes of the beholder, however, there are known types of Spiderweb Turquoise such as Lander Blue, Bisbee and Lone Mountain Turquoise that consistently commands a very high value.

Durango Silver Company, and its owners have been collectors of quality Spiderweb Turquoise for over 40 years and have created a Spiderweb Turquoise presentation page where we have many photos with descriptive text – we invite you to view our presentation on Spiderweb Turquoise here!

Durango Silver Company is presently working on the finest Spiderweb Turquoise that has ever been found on earth and will debut this unbelievably beautiful Turquoise in the very near future.