Cripple Creek Turquoise

I bought this material direct from the miners in Cripple Creek, Colorado – the mine just above the Burtis Blue mine. This material is one of the hardest natural UNstabilized turquoise known (if not THE hardest) – right out of the ground runs between 6.7 – 7.7 on the mohs scale of hardness not treated in any way! This turquoise is a good gem quality (meaning it’s naturally hard) so there is no need to stabilize it. I’ve actually seen this material FACETED (and still not stabilized)! Many, such as our Native Americans, believe in the spirituality of the turquoise stone, and believe that turquoise should not be treated in anyway or it would lose its affects.

On the Mohs Scale for hardness, turquoise should at least be a 5 so it doesn’t need to be stabilized. Anything “less hard” should be stabilized, or it may break or even change color over time. This is a good high quality turquoise that does not change color over time but keeps it’s natural color and shine.

*** To find turquoise that does not need any treatments is rare. This is from one of the few turquoise mines left that is producing high quality turquoise that does not need to be treated in any way. ***

Overall, I don’t believe you can find a better grade of natural turquoise than the Cripple Creek Turquoise. Sometimes found with a golden limonite matrix. This rare turquoise is excellent quality solid material that will make fantastic looking jewelry! Incredibly hard to find this quality for sale. As with all natural rock there may be imperfections to seal or work around. I use the longest and widest point and the thickest, it’s not averaged.

Please enlarge picturess for more details (both sides of the stones are pictured). Shown wet to simulate polish. All turquoise ships FREE in the USA, and elsewhere it’s $8 for the first item, (buy 5 or more items and shipping is FREE – a real money saver if you load a box!). If you are interested in buying and your country is not available, contact me.

We have worked hard with the lighting and the settings on the camera so that the colors are very accurate. Individual settings may affect color viewing on various devices and I cannot predict what your device will do, but on my Macbook Pro, they’re dead on for color. I appreciate your business!

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