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Colorback Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons

Colorback Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons

Colorback Spider Web Turquoise Cabochons

High Grade Natural Colorback Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons

Colorback Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochon in a silver ring

The Colorback mine produces almost all forms of Turquoise and fellow Phosphate cousin gems such as Variscite, Chalcociderite, and Faustite. This mine produces hard gem grade material. Above and to the left you can see great examples of Colorback Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons set into Sterling Silver and not set. The stones are really Chalcociderite, but this look of gemstone from the mine is the most famous from this mine and has been sold for years as Turquoise. This mine is most famous for it's "white spiderweb Turquoise cabochons" a street name or nick name for what is actually super high grade Chalcociderite from the Colorback Turquoise mine. The Color Back mine also produces lime green and mint green Variscite and beautiful blue spiderweb Turquoise. We currently do not have any of the blue Colorback Spiderweb Turquoise cabochons to show you. But hope to add some to this informational page in the future. This mine is know for it's beautiful black spiderweb matrix which is very striking on the white Chalcociderite and the limey green Variscite.

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A Brief History on Colorback Turquoise, Variscite, and Chalcociderite

The Colorback Mine, originally known as Turquoise Boy is located near the SE corner of section 20, T. 29, N. R 47 E. about 3.5 miles north - northwest of Tenabo, 1 ½ miles north of the famous Lander Blue mine, about a half mile north of the Badger Mine and 500 ft. south of the famous Blue Gem Mine. This places it in the heart of what is known as the Bullion district, in Lander Co. NV. As documented by the Nevada Bureau of mines, Mackay school of mines, University of Nevada, Reno. This district constitutes the most extensive Turquoise deposits and mines in the entire state of Nevada. Which produces more Turquoise than any other state in the nation. The deposit was discovered by Mrs. Bessie Long and William G. Newbury in 1939. Bessie Long was homesteading the property with her daughter and two sons in a 15X15 shack made of wood and sod.

Charles Haig, a miner employed by Gale Peer at the Blue Gem Mine accidentally found an exposure of Turquoise on the colorback claim, Haig, who was courting Mrs. Long’s daughter, revealed the find to the daughter and work was at once begun on the new find. Mrs. Long and her sons drove a shaft 40 ft. deep on the vein removing about 1,500 lbs of good Turquoise both spider web and clear blue Turquoise.

Mrs. Long died shortly after the mine had been so developed, and the probate court ordered the mine sold as part of her estate. The property was bought by J. W. Edgar, a legend in the Turquoise industry, who owned it until 1974 when Elwood Wright took over as operator. Wright then re-opened the mine for production in 2002. The mine is family owned and operated and offers a variety of natural gemstones including Turquoise, Varasite, and Chalcosiderite, in a variety of forms such as nodule, nugget, and vein, with colors including blue, green, yellow, and white. Today the decendants of Elwood Wright are mining the claims and hope to bring this mine back to its glory days. - Learn more about Nevada Turquoise Mines

Colorback Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons and Spiderweb Bisbee Turquoise Cabochons in a silver bracelet and ring set

White Colorback Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons along with high grade
Spiderweb Bisbee Turquoise Cabochons
set in a museum quality Sterling Silver
bracelet and ring set 
by Navajo Jewelry artisan Verde Jake.

Documented information about the Color Back
mine is provided by the University of Nevada,
Reno under Nevada bureau of mines turquoise deposits of Nevada, Report 17.

Learn more about Turquoise Jewelry

Here are a few examples of Colorback Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons

White Coloback Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochon
Colorback Spiderweb Turquoise cabochon actually  spiderweb Chalcociderite

Above are two gorgeous examples of high grade natural Spiderweb Chalcociderite Cabochons that would commonly be called "White" Coloback Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons.

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Thank you for reading about Colorback Chalcosiderite, Variscite and Turquoise and Colorback Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons.

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