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The Unparalleled Characteristics of the World’s Most Famous Precious Gemstone, The Diamond

To say the mineral diamond sparkles more than most minerals is to put it mildly. The diamond has characteristics that are unparalleled, and it is one of the most distinctive minerals found on earth. The diamond is the hardest material known on earth, it the best heat conductor and there is no other material on …

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The Precious Mineral, GOLD!

Around the world the precious mineral gold is easily one of the most desired and famous of all the minerals occurring in the earth. It is famous and desired due its worth and its unique aspects going back to when it was discovered in ancient times. For the most part gold deposits have been melted …

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Bisbee Turquoise Mine Cool History and Facts

Bisbee, Arizona, got its name from the decision to honor Judge DeWitt Bisbee by naming the town after him. It turns out that Judge DeWitt was an investor in the Copper Queen Mine, located directly next to the Bisbee Turquoise Mine, so they named the mine after him as well. Bisbee was originally a silver, …

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Turquoise from Nature & Treated Turquoise Fun Facts to Know

Most people are not aware of the fact that natural deposits of turquoise coming from mines cannot normally be used to cut into finished gemstones or be used in custom design jewelry. Most turquoise must be treated before in can be used to manufacture jewelry. Turquoise is treated to enhance its color & salability, make …

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Turquoise Facts and Colors

Turquoise Defined The mineral turquoise is stunning mineral that comes in gorgeous tones of green, blue-green, multiple ranges of blue and multiple ranges of green.   It is a gemstone that has been highly desired by man for several thousand year. Separated by entire continents, the pre-historic people of the America’s, Asia and Africa all chose …

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Top Arizona Turquoise Mines Facts & Observations

Arizona is one of the world’s turquoise mine hotspots. Throughout Arizona there are both active, but mostly inactive turquoise mines.  The turquoise found in Arizona turquoise mines is very popular among custom jewelers like Southwest Originals of Albuquerque, NM. Turquoise deposits are mostly located in copper mining operations.  Featured here are a list of the …

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