Posts Tagged ‘Spiderweb Turquoise’

Number 8 Turquoise | Number 8 Spiderweb 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!

Damele Spiderweb Turquoise

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014


Damele Spiderweb Turquoise

We invite you to visit our new informational page on Damele Spiderweb Turquoise created by Dillon Hartman of Durango Silver Company. There are several good photos of the different variations of Damele Turquoise with spiderweb matrix. There is also a good amount of educational information that will help you understand the beauty and value of this beautiful gemstone.

Damele Spiderweb Turquoise Image

Natural Damele Spiderweb Turquoise

Turquoise from the Damele Mine, in general, is hard and there is no need for enhancements or stabilization. This is a quality gemstone, most of collectors, as well as investment grade. A good amount of Damele Turquoise has spiderweb matrix and a good amount is of rich deep green coloration from lime to emerald green.

Visit our Damele Spiderweb Turquoise Informational Page

Our Damele Spiderweb Turquoise informational page can be viewed by following the link in this sentence. We also invite you to view our Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons and our Spiderweb Turquoise presentations - all of these pages are well worth your time if you are interested in high quality Turquoise.

We hope you enjoy our presentation on Damele Spiderweb Turquoise.


Paiute Spiderweb Turquoise

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Paiute Spiderweb Turquoise

The Paiute Turquoise mine is located in central Nevada. The Mine dates back to 1974 and has not been heavily mined to date. The Paiute mine produces limited quantities of high-grade spiderweb Turquoise. It has a wide graduation of blue spiderweb turquoise  from light to dark, with web or matrix in colors of black, orange, brown, and red. Paiute Spiderweb Turquoise is very attractive and highly collected worldwide.

Paiute Spiderweb Turquoise Image

Paiute Turquoise Mine

Turquoise from the Paiute mine in Nevada has become one of the most collectible types of Spiderweb Turquoise in the world. The  famous Paiute Turquoise mine produces some of the highest grade Turquoise in the world, boosting semi-translucent deep blue Turquoise stones that feature the highly coveted tight black spiderweb matrix.

Paiute Turquoise Jewelry

Paiute Spiderweb Turquoise Jewelry

Above is a Paiute Spiderweb Turquoise Bracelet.  Most jewelry made with high grade Paiute Turquoise is gold as the stones can cost up to hundreds of dollars per carat. This rare American Turquoise is very exclusive and can only be purchased from the mine owner directly or from a collector willing to part with some at an inflated price. As a jewelry artist. You can read more about Paiute Spiderweb Turquoise on our presentation, follow this link.