Posts Tagged ‘Turquoise’

Turquoise Facts

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

General Turquoise Facts

Here is a little post about Turquoise Information and Facts.  We will update you on the basics of one of the world’s most popular stones giving you a little of the Turquoise facts you need to know to by the right stone. Turquoise is a sky-blue or green translucent to opaque basic aluminium phosphate that contains copper. It has been revered as a gemstone for millenniums. The name “Turquoise” comes from the French “turqueise”, meaning “Turkish stone”, because it was first transported to Europe via a Turkish nation. The color that we recognize as Turquoise was named after this gemstone.

More Turquoise Facts

Here some quick historical Turquoise Facts for you. Turquoise was used by the ancient Egyptians and Aztecs as a jewelry gemstone and decorative stone. King Tutankhamun’s burial mask and tomb was inlaid with Turquoise. The ancient Egyptians believed that the color blue was a symbol of regeneration, so turquoise was treasured for both decorative and superstitious purposes. Another Turquoise Fact is that the Meso – Americans created Turquoise mosaics and the Chinese carved Turquoise into ornaments. Turquoise was also used by Native Americans in works of art and jewelry, some of whom believed that it possessed protective properties. The Tibetans believe in the healing properties of Turquoise and have valued turquoise jewelry for centuries.

Turquoise Facts

Quality Turquoise Facts

Read a few Turquoise Facts and learn something new. Turquoise is a sedimentary gemstone, meaning, moisture seeps through the upper crust of the earth which has copper, iron and aluminum sulfates – the gem quality Turquoise is formed from highly concentrated minerals that are deposited into pockets and crevices in the earth that have the perfect conditions to create this rare gemstone. High Quality Turquoise is rich in color and above a 5 in hardness on the Mohs’ hardness scale.

Typically, when mining Turquoise there is a lot of overburden or host rock where Turquoise is found, it has to be removed to get to the medium quality stone that is usable in its natural state. Gem quality Turquoise, which is called high grade, runs in small pockets or thin veins sporadically among the medium quality Turquoise. The miner is always on the watch for high grade and when found, all operations stop to take special care not to damage the high grade.

BIsbee Turquoise - Turquoise Information

Modern Spiritualists consider Turquoise to have the Turquoise Spiritual Properties to be of spiritual attunement, cleansing, protection and prosperity and a symbol of the Earth and sky, good fortune and success. The Turquoise Spiritual Properties are wonderful and helpful to most people. – See more at: http://www.durangosilver.com/turqspiritual.htm

We hope you have learned a little basic history, knowledge, Turquoise Facts, and Turquoise Information.

Turquoise Learning Center

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Turquoise Learning Center

We have created a wonderful directory of informational pages on Turquoise, it is located at “Turquoise Learning Center” within the DurangoSilver.com website. Our Turquoise Learning Center is a one stop shop for learning anything you would like to know about Turquoise, go there and check it out as we are certain if you are interested in Turquoise This will be an important bookmark for you.

Turquoise Learning Center

Find great information on Bisbee Turquoise from our Turquoise Learning Center directory.

Turquoise Learning Center by Durango Silver Company

In our Turquoise Learning Center you will find about one hundred links to individual informational pages that we have made on different Turquoise subjects. Here you will find categories of pages such as American Turquoise, Famous Turquoise Mines and Types, Turquoise Lore, Spiritual Beliefs, Turquoise Cabochons and Global Turquoise Deposits. In these categories you will find many different pages within these subjects, believe me – this is an extensive database of informational pages on Turquoise. All these pages have great photos which equate to hundreds of high quality Turquoise Photographic examples. If you are interested in Turquoise or you want to learn more about Turquoise, our Turquoise Learning Center is a must!

Learning about Turquoise by leading authorities – A Turquoise Learning Center

Durango Silver Company has been in the Turquoise business for over 40 years. We have mined Turquoise, we have collected high grade Turquoise for over 40 years, we have been stone cutters for over 40 years and we know Turquoise better than the backs of our hands! We have created over one hundred informational pages on Turquoise for your education and entertainment and they are free for you to enjoy. We invite you to view and bookmark our Turquoise Learning Center educational directory – it is an important tool for anyone interested in authentic Turquoise. If you like and appreciate this directory you will also appreciate our Turquoise Jewelry Learning Center which can be found by following this link.

We hope you enjoy our Turquoise Learning Center!

Pilot Mountain Turquoise

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Pilot Mountain Turquoise by Dillon Hartman

Dillon Hartman at Pilot Mountain Turquoise Mine

Dillon Hartman of Durango Silver Company has just put up a good informational page on Pilot Mountain Turquoise. This presentation is located at Pilot Mountain Turquoise. On this page you will find many good photos that show you just how beautiful this type of Turquoise is and there is a lot of factual information that will help you understand the value of this type of American Turquoise.

High Quality Pilot Mountain Turquoise

Pilot Mountain Turquoise is considered to be one of Nevada’s highest quality Turquoise types. It ranges from green to deep blues and is very hard. Spiderwebbed Turquoise can be found at this mine but is considered to be fairly rare. You can learn a lot about Pilot Mountain Turquoise from this presentation and there are also links to other informational pages we have written on other types of American Turquoise and American Turquoise from mines in Nevada USA.

Pilot Mountain Turquoise – Informational Presentation

We invite you to visit our Informational Presentation on Pilot Mountain Turquoise and feel that it will be well worth your time if you appreciate high quality American Turquoise. We are some of the leading authorities on American Turquoise, this is a factual presentation that will teach you a lot about American Turquoise and specifically Pilot Mountain Turquoise from Nevada USA.