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« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2011, 04:51:33 pm »

Ok I took a couple of quick shots of some Kingman I have. A small tray of a few cabs to show some of the color variation & matrix.

 A few slabs I've cut recently

A side by side of No. Nevada Turquoise Mountain (L) & a slab of Kingman on the right.

 I of course don't have pieces of every variation there is & some of the spiderweb/birds eye is rather expencive these days. So I don't have any of it. The stuff I have in that veine is just some old stuff that I haven't used yet. But I think this will give you an idea of some of the variation in just Kingman Turq.
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« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2011, 05:02:57 pm »

I am loving seeing and hearing about all this beautiful turquoise.
Thank yall:)
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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2011, 05:22:27 pm »

Mike, I have to agree that Kingman is really diverse in what it can look like. I will have to dig some out from the stash. It is very hard to I.D. turquoise in general. Many mines can mimic eachother. Thanks, for the info. This is a great addition to the forum! Ajo.
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« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2011, 06:25:18 pm »

Guess this means, we are all Turquoise curious????
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« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2011, 07:10:41 pm »

Mike that is some tray of blue stuff
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« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2011, 10:31:10 pm »

Here is a nice picture of a lot of different cabs.
I have a chance to purchase this lot - any one care to venture a value of this lot - the turquoise is all old stock natural kingman, bisbee, & morenci. I am trying to figure out what I should offer. 

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« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2011, 10:43:15 pm »

Looks like quite a bit of good stuff. If nothing else. Think of all the hrs you'll save doing the cabs. Almost impossable to give you a value idea from pictures though. You could go to one of the jewelers sites like Tunderbird or IJS & see what stones are selling at by the carrat. Figgure what's there & offer 1/2 the retail price (or less).
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« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2011, 07:53:14 am »

Wow that is quite an assortment!  Not all turquoise, but buying the whole lot I would offer $.50 a carat.  Just the turquoise would be more like $1 a carat.
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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2011, 09:37:16 am »

The cards for stabilized turquoise from Thunderbird vary from $.83 to $.44 per carat - mostly $.44.  But you have old school natural so that would definitely be more.

Great collection of cabs.................... dancer5
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« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2011, 12:44:04 pm »

I see two in the group that look like lander blue, if they are they are worth several hundereds each.
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« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2011, 02:44:17 pm »

Buy them Teton and then show them to us individually in your designs:)
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« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2011, 05:58:58 pm »

No I don't see anything that looks like Lander. Lander is a very intense dark blue with very very tight spiderweb. If you've ever had a piece of real Lander in your hand you'll know it. I see some what looks like Chineese (pale with black matrix), Pixey (green) maybe Peacock & others though. Some of it looks like it might be Morrinci from the shade of blue.
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« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2011, 07:09:24 pm »

Gotta join in and share this Nacozarri Turquoise that Michael Hoover sent my way !

The most gemmy Turquoise I have ever cabbed !

Loaded with Quartz, and took an outstanding polish.



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« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2011, 07:10:34 pm »

What beauties George:)
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« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2011, 07:53:54 pm »

Wow, George. You can see how hard that stuff is. They have an amazing polish. Very nice blue too!Ajo.
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