Turquoise Cabochon from Kingman, Arizona
Dimensions: 3cm x 1.5cm
Weight: 3 g
Turquoise is an opaque mineral that occurs in beautiful shades of blue, bluish green, green, and yellowish green. It has been treasured as a gemstone for thousands of years. Isolated from one another, the ancient people of Africa, Asia, South America and North America independently made turquoise one of their preferred materials for producing gemstones, inlay, and small sculptures.
The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest and highest producing Turquoise Mines in America. Evidence suggests turquoise was mined in the surrounding areas dating as far back as 600 AD. Tools like stone hammers were found in the ancient trenches and tunnels running through the hills in 1962.
Kingman Turquoise is known for its beautiful sky blue color and produces many variations of blue Turquoise.