American Turquoise

Natural American Turquoise Cabs & Rough

What is American Turquoise and is it worth collecting? American Turquoise rough is found in parts of the southwest. There used to be hundreds of American Turquoise mines now only a limited amount remain. Turquoise from small mines with limited productions, mines that have closed or Turquoise with unique colors or patterns is definitively worth collecting. Natural American Turquoise cabs from these locations or with rare characteristics are a great investment, they make stunning jewelry and they are highly collectible. We only deal in natural Turquoise never stabilized or treated.


 Rare Lone Mountain Mine Fossil Turquoise Clams from Nevada in our collection

Natural Turquoise from North America
 Morenci Turquoise rough that we will cut into cabs soon

Natural Turquoise, Gem Silica & Variscite From America

Some of the most spectacular natural Turquoise, Gem Silica & Variscite in the world is found in America. The richest Turquoise deposits are found in Nevada and Arizona. Natural, high grade Turquoise from rare locals is highly prized. Turquoise is a hydrated copper and aluminum phosphate in varying shades of blue to green.


The best Gem Silica comes out of Inspiration Mine and Ray Mine in Arizona. Gem Silica is a variety of chalcedony. Copper gives it a vibrant blue green color. Fine quality Gem Silica is translucent, highly collectible and a good investment for your collection.


 Variscite is found in the American southwest in Utah, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico & Wyoming. Utah produces the finest quality. While Variscite is a hydrated aluminum phospate it does not contain copper like Turquoise. Variscite has a breathtaking translucency with a striking green color in it's best quality.


While Gem Silica & Variscite are not Turquoise they dovetail nicely together. All three make beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and can be highly collectible as specimens and cabochons too.


Exquisite & rare Botryoidal Gem Silica from Inspiration Mine. Gold pendant created by PAK Designs Fine Gems.


Gem Silica 14k gold pendant by PAK Designs


We spend a month every year in the southwest to buy and sell American Turquoise, Gem Silica & Variscite. If the Tucson gem & mineral shows are on your bucket list please come see us at the Tucson 22nd St. Show where we setup in booth A15. If you would prefer to shop online please visit our store and look under any of the following categories: "Turquoise Cabs"  -  "Natural Cabs" -  "Cabbing & Turquoise Rough" -  "Mineral Specimens".  


 Lone Mountain Turquoise 

 What makes Lone Mountain Turquoise such a classic and so collectible? The Lone Mountain Mine in Nevada has produced some of the finest spiderweb Turquoise in America over the last 80 years. It has been highly sought after by the Native American jewelry makers and by Turquoise collectors. Lone Mountain Turquoise Mine is currently active finding small pockets of Turquoise. The varying shades of blue Turquoise found here is known for holding its beautiful color. The mine has been active on and off having been active for only 6 of the last 28 years. Lone Mountain Mine usually produces Turquoise nuggets. Unique to this mine is Pseudomorph fossil Turquoise which is extremely rare.


Lone Mountain Turquoise cabs & rough for sale in our online store.

Natural Turquoise rough and Lone Mountain Turquoise cabs