Posted by John Hartman on May 6th 2016
There is no doubt that Bisbee Turquoise is one of the most beautiful types of Turquoise that has been mined in the United States. Bisbee Turquoise ranges in color from light blue to very dark blue with chocolate and/or red colored matrix. There is also green Bisbee Turquoise, however, Bisbee received its notoriety from its rich clear blue range of colors.
The Matrix in Bisbee Turquoise is substantially different from any other found in the world. It is mineral rich, hard and forms unusual patterns when found in Turquoise. Spider Webbing is found in Bisbee Turquoise, however, it is rare. Red Spider Webbing is usually found in the richest blue colored Bisbee Turquoise and is the rarest of all Bisbee Turquoise found. We have also found Bisbee Turquoise that has formed in crystals.
Many spiritual leaders and Navajo Medicine Menbelieved that Bisbee Turquoise was the best Turquoise to be used for metaphysicalpurposes. It is easy to understand once you realize how many unique minerals have been found in this mine. The earth in and around the Bisbee mine is unbelievably rich in hundreds, if not thousands, of mineral types.
There is very little Bisbee Turquoise available today and due to it's rarity and beauty it is very valuable. Durango Silver Company had the great fortune to purchase the remaining collection of Bob Matthews and his partner Cecil Mickleson in 2002. We have continued seeking small parcels of Bisbee Turquoise from individuals and have accumulate one of the largest collections of Bisbee Turquoise known. From the facts above, this is not a giant amount of Turquoise and Bisbee Turquoise remains one of the rarest of Turquoise types from the United States!
We have created a good presentation page on Bisbee Turquoise and invite you to view it. The page includes many photos with descriptions and a bunch of good reading material on Bisbee Turquoise
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