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LeadVille Mine

LeadVille Colorado Turquoise : This mine is located in Teller County near the town of LeadVille Colorado., and has not seen much activity over the years. Colorado does not have many turquoise mines, and the few it has do not see much activity over the years. This mine produced nodules and vein material, mostly greenish. A lot of very pourus material, Also produced light and darker blue turquoise with a brown or black matrix. I understand this mine is currently being worked on a very limited level by hand. From what information I have this is mined from a tunnel, which would be why you do not see much of this material. Tunnels are not big producers of turquoise. Tunnels are a lot of very hard work with very little yield. Most of the turquoise from this area was uncovered by mining gold. Turquoise from here was a by-product of gold mining. But some of these small mines were at one time an actual turquoise mine. I acquired this material back in the 1970’s when turquoise was very plentiful in Albuquerque.
Copyright @ Jim Saunders 2010
This stone has been professionally cut and backed in my studio right here in the good old USA
Treatment--Natural
Size 11x16 mm, 5 mm thick, Weight 8 cts

Turquoise cab LeadVille Co., A-123


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