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100% Natural Turquoise Spyder Web Kingman Arizona Heishi Rondelle Beadstrand 3MM 16"



 



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Description
 
100% Natural
American Kingman
Turquoise



Quantity: 1 strand
Stone: Turquoise
Color: light blue with matrix
Length: 16" long
Bead Size: 3 x 2.5
Condition: AA natural
Shape: heishi rondelle
Mined: Kingman Mines Arizona USA


Please note:
This is for one single bead strand.
The image represents
quality not quantity.



Kingman, Arizona is home to the famous Kingman Turquoise Mine.
The city of Kingman itself predates Arizona’s statehood.
When it was founded in 1882, there was little more than a railroad siding,
a temporary store, a hotel and saloon.

The Mineral Park Mine is home to the Kingman Turquoise Mine
and was first discovered and mined by ancient Native American
civilizations long before Europeans discovered the New World.
It is one of the most important Arizona turquoise
mines in existence.

Commercial mining began at the Kingman Turquoise Mine in the
1880's and continues today.

The discovery was a milestone and to this day Kingman is home to one
of only three prehistoric mining sites discovered in Arizona. S.A.’s
initial finding led to the discovery of Hohokam hammers dating back to
600 A.D. Navajo hammers and materials used for polishing and finishing
turquoise were also discovered at the Kingman Turquoise Mine,
along with water skins and charcoal.

Archeologists believed the Navajo tribes in the area used the
charcoal to heat rocks that contained veins of turquoise before abruptly
dousing the hot rock with water from the skin. This would cause the rocks
to fracture, exposing the beautiful turquoise underneath.

Kingman Turquoise Mine stones are among the most beautiful and
sought after varieties, known for its characteristic veining. Most of the
turquoise stones pulled form the Kingman Turquoise Mine are used for
the highest quality turquoise jewelry, but some of the stones collected are
used for tile that sells for hundreds of dollars per
square foot.

Most turquoise is porous and must be processed for use
in jewelry. About 3 percent of the stones pulled from the Kingman
Turquoise Mine are naturally hard enough to be used unprocessed. This
is among the most valuable turquoise on
he market.