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Kingman Turquoise Mine

Kingman Turquoise originates in the Mineral Park Mining District near Kingman, Arizona. One of the largest domestic turquoise mines, it is found in a large open pit copper mine in the high desert country. The Kingman Mine district was first mined by Native Americans; it was part of the most extensive prehistoric workings in Arizona.

However, modern production of turquoise dates back to the 1880's when James Haas rediscovered the area. Natural Kingman Turquoise ranges in color from light to very dark blue and sometimes tints of green. Matrix can range from white, light brown to black and frequently flecked with pyrite and occasionally quartz. The most famous stones from this mine are rounded bright blue nuggets with black matrix. Few turquoise mines produced nuggets, especially of this quality. In its high-grade form it has always been considered among the top quality American turquoise. This high blue color has become a “color standard” in the industry, reflected by the name “Kingman Blue”. However, much of the turquoise from Kingman occurs as seams, masses and veins, rather then in nugget form. Besides the nugget form, the most desirable Kingman turquoise is a deep blue with molybdenum pyrite; also, deep blue with pyrite as well as in a “bird's eye” pattern with “water web” matrix.

The mine is currently owned & Operated by the Colbaugh family’s company, Colbaugh Processing. While old natural Kingman turquoise is rare, they have recently gone back into older sections of the Kingman mine and are bringing out some new natural Kingman Turquoise. Although there are quantities of this fine natural deep blue turquoise available, the largest percentage of turquoise mined at Kingman is being treated or stabilized. There are several other names for the turquoise coming out of the Kingman mining district: Ithaca Peak, Old Man Mine, Kingman Duval, Courtland, The Wall and Turquoise Mountain, just to mention a few.
Kingman Duval Turquoise

Kingman Duval Turquoise

A very nice soft blue to blue green. Mined in the 1970's. Good for cabbing or inlay.
Kingman Old 1970's Turquoise Mountain

Kingman Old 1970's Turquoise Mountain

This material chunky and the quantity is very limited. It is all spider web material, some with black matrix; some with gold matrix; some with watermark matrix. It tends to have some pithiness around the edges but is very sold in the center. It is expensive; but, as beautiful as American turquoise gets.
Kingman Old 1970's Turquoise Mountain $15.00  per gram choose quantity:  grams
Kingman Old 1970's Turquoise Mountain Stabilized Super High Grade Spider Web

Kingman Old 1970's Turquoise Mountain Stabilized Super High Grade Spider Web

This is an amazing high grade with both watermark and spider web. Dark blue stabilized of the more expensive 1970's Kingman Turquoise Mountain material. Large pieces that are easy to work with.
Kingman Stabelized Super High Grade Spider Web $10.00  per gram choose quantity:  grams
Kingman Turquoise Birdseye Slabs ca. 1970's

Kingman Turquoise Birdseye Slabs ca. 1970's

his material is also from the mid to late 1970's. The cutter prepared it for cabbing, but never got around to it. Good clean material, ready for cabbing or inlay.
Kingman Birdseye Slabs Pre slabbed for easy work. Fine water marked Spiderwebs. Good for inlay or cabs. $6.00  per gram choose quantity:  grams
Kingman Turquoise Black Spiderweb

Kingman Turquoise Black Spiderweb

This is the Kingman turquoise that turquoise lovers dream about. Dark Blue turquoise with black webbing. This material came out of the ground in the 1970's and hasn't been seen since
BLKWEBKman $20.00  per gram choose quantity:
Kingman Turquoise Inlay Material

Kingman Turquoise Inlay Material

Perfect material for inlay or small cabs. I soft blue that's hard enough to hold together
Kingman inlay $5.00  per gram choose quantity:
Kingman Turquoise Nuggets

Kingman Turquoise Nuggets

These small nuggets are dark blue and perfect for drilling, small cabs and especially for any turquoise lovers collection.
KINGMAN nuggets $10.00  per gram choose quantity:
Kingman Turquoise, Old Man Mine, Cut Pieces CA 1980's

Kingman Turquoise, Old Man Mine, Cut Pieces CA 1980's

Nice pre-cut pieces, from the late 1970's to early 1980's. This material that an old cutter prepared, but never got around to cabbing. Excellent for inlay or cabs. No waste; just good material ready to use.
Old Man 1 $6.00  per gram choose quantity:  grams
Kingman Turquoise, Stabilized 1970s Spiderweb Slabs

Kingman Turquoise, Stabilized 1970s Spiderweb Slabs

These are thin slabs perfect for inlay or backing for cabbing.
Kingman Stabilized 1970s Spider web Slabs $5.00  per gram choose quantity:  grams
Kingman Turquoise, Stabilized Blue Green to Green

Kingman Turquoise, Stabilized Blue Green to Green

Best suited for a beginner or hobbyist, learning to carve, cab or inlay. Tends from a blue green to green, usually with a heavier matrix and is available in larger chunks
Kingman Stabilized Blue to Blue Green with Heavy Matrix $3.00  per gram choose quantity:  grams
Kingman Turquoise, Stabilized Blue with Light Matrix

Kingman Turquoise, Stabilized Blue with Light Matrix

This material is similar to the more expensive clear blue, except that the pieces are larger and there is a very light matrix pattern. It suitable for higher grade carvings or cabochons. A soft robins egg blue.
ue with Light Matrix $4.00  per gram choose quantity:  grams
Kingman Turquoise, Stabilized Clear Blue

Kingman Turquoise, Stabilized Clear Blue

This clear material is pure blue with no matrix. Consists of small nuggets roughly 3/4-1 inch in diameter Excellent for inlay. It has been hardened but has no color added.
Clear Blue Stabilized Turquoise $5.00  per gram choose quantity:  grams

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