Turquoise Stone Power. General description.
Turquoise Stone description
sacred by Native Americans, turquoise has long been
considered a master healer said to assist the
absorption of nutrients whilst strengthening the immune
system and stimulating tissue regeneration. Its special
strengths aid in healing the respiratory, waste and
skeletal systems. It is also recommended by crystal
healers for detoxification of alcohol, poisons or
radiation. Also for infections, high blood pressure
asthma and problems with the teeth and mouth. Brings
its wearer good luck. Turquoise is used as a
metaphysical aid in any situation where clear
communication is needed and also as an aid to public
speaking. Can also be used to open connections
between friends, allowing love to flow whilst enabling
true, selfless bonding. Turquoise is said to open all
chakras, permitting love, completeness and
communication to flow through the entire being and
increasing spiritual bonding. It is especially with the
5th ( throat) chakra and can also assist in opening the
4th (heart) chakra.
8 Turquoise is a highly prized turquoise stone used in
all types of traditional, contemporary and Native
American jewelry. It's valued for its trademark
spider-web matrix of various shades of gold, black and
brown that lace through its unique powder blue stone.
With the Number 8 Turquoise mine depleted since 1961
and with limited reserves of this stone in existence,
Number 8 turquoise jewelry is one of the most valuable
and appreciated stones by
within its host rocks of quartz, chert, and shale, the
Number 8 Turquoise Mine provided a consistent amount of
valuable large nuggets in its years of production.
Located west of the Tuscarora Range in the Lynn Mining
District in Nevada, the turquoise from the Number 8
mine consistently displays a light blue color with an
attractive spider-web matrix of various shades of
black, brown, and gold. From
1925-1929, the Number 8 mine churned out a vast amount
of nodular formed turquoise. While this particular
deposit's turquoise depleted, the owners of the mine,
the Edgar brothers, discovered another deposit of
beautiful turquoise containing a spider-web matrix. The
Number 8 Turquoise Mine yielded possibly one of the
largest nodules known to man, a 150-pound behemoth of
turquoise. With less than 10% of the Number 8 turquoise
in quality form, a high value is placed on quality
Buffalo mined near Tonopah, Nevada. Armed with his
tools, his character and his love for the hunt of
treasure, Lynn Otteson is the last of a rare
breed. A generous man, he needs only the necessities.
Otteson wears a cowboy hat, a handkerchief around his
neck, a canteen slung over his shoulder and a pickax in
his hand. Lying in the ground deep in the desert
another legend waits. Rare and beautiful, like the
white buffalo, this white rock waits to be discovered.
The location only known by him, the two legends
meet. Otteson was schooled in turquoise by one of the
most ingenious prospectors of our time. He has
covered the desert on foot, scouting for turquoise for
decades. Even after losing half his foot in a
courageous gun battle, he walks the desert.
unearthed the rare and beautiful treasure.
White Buffalo is a Magnesite and creates very
interesting jewelry with its stunning black and white
patterns. White Buffalo lies in veins like turquoise
surrounded by black chert a black rock similar to
flint. It cuts and polishes like turquoise and IT HAS
interesting patterns, surrounded by the host rock.
Nevada has been an important source of turquoise since
prehistoric time. Host rocks are lime stone, shale, or
metamorphosed volcanic and sedimentary rocks. This
turquoise normally forms narrow veinlets or small
nodules along altered zones. The mine is located in
northeast Nevada. It was originally discovered in the
1970’s by a Shoshone sheep hearder who stumbled upon a
vein of turquoise on the hillside while tending sheep.
Production from the property has been small due to the
limited amount of time allowed to mine due to the
remote location and winter weather conditions. Boulder
Turquoise is valued both its beauty and rarity.
mine is no longer in operation as it has become part of
a gold mining operation and a privately owned ranch.
The mine was operating in the 70’s. You won’t find much
of this great turquoise around, except for old stashes.
It was shipped from this property for several years in
the 70’s to Arizona and New Mexico where it was
incorporated into collections sold by the local Indian
A spider web matrix of colors ranging from golden brown
to black set off the unique color of this stone.
Beautiful green and blue/green colors were found.
Turquoise from this mine presents some peculiar
features: good color and extreme hardness, great matrix
marking in spider web patterns and wafers. Turquoise
from this mine is rarely seen today and of the best
Lake turquoise is named after the location of its mine
on a dried up lake bed in a high, cool area of Lander
Its clear, iridescent, spring green color is due
to its zinc content and is highly unique and
collectable. Carico Lake turquoise is also found in a
dark blue-green color with a black, spider web matrix.
The Carico Lake mine is primarily a gold producing
mine. The very limited amount of this turquoise and the
limited time allowed to mine it makes this glorious
turquoise a valuable addition to one's collection.
Hachita turquoise mining activity dates from
pre-historic to 1905. Hachita was also called "Azure",
but also went by many other names.
Hachita turquoise is from a group of mines near Old
Hachita, Grant County, New Mexico. They include the
Azure, Cameo, Galilee, and Aztec claims. The name
"Hachita" comes from the Spanish term for "Little
Hatchet". The small town itself was located in the
foothills of the Little Hatchet Mountains in the
Crow Springs Turquoise
Springs, also known as AnnJax or Bluebird, is located
near Tonopah, Nevada. For 12 years, this rare stone has
not been available until 3 years ago, when Dennis and
Lucy Cordova took it over and began mining it. The
Smith family previously owned the mine. This family had
been mining turquoise in Nevada since the 1870’s. In
1909, William Petry discovered a deposit one mile
southwest of the Crow Springs claim. In 1939, Ann
Cooper Hewitt, heiress to the Cooper Hewitt fortune,
made from inventing the mercury-vapor lamp and the
first fluorescent lighting, filed claim to the mine and
built a home there, which she called AnnJax. She did
little work on the property and then abandoned it. Crow
Springs is known for its characteristic light green
color contrasted with a bright red matrix which is the
host rock, rhyolite. The mine includes a tunnel that
digs 175 feet into the mountain; inside of which,
Dennis Cordova discovered a bountiful deposit of
commercial grade gold and silver. The current owners
are also co-owners of the Pilot Mountain mine. They
have been mining for 3 years and cutting the precious
stone for over 35 years.
Mountain and Birdseye
This turquoise come from the same mine in northwestern
Arizona near the Kingman mine. The mine was closed in
the 1980s. It is light to high blue, with both webbed
and non-webbed matrix. "Birdseye" describes stones from
this mine that show areas of light blue circled with
dark blue matrix, resembling the eye of a bird. It is a
beautiful addition to one's collection.
Creek Sacred Buffalo Turquoise
discovered in the Dry Creek Mine on the Shoshone Indian
Reservation near Battle Mountain, Nevada in 1993, they
were not sure what it was. Because of its hardness,
they decided to send it to have it assayed and their
suspicions proved correct; it was in fact turquoise. It
was not until 1996, however, that it was finally made
into jewelry. Turquoise gets its color from the heavy
metals in the ground where it forms. Blue turquoise
forms when there is copper present, which is the case
with most Arizona turquoise. Green turquoise forms
where iron is present, the case with most Nevada
turquoise. Sacred Buffalo turquoise forms where there
are no heavy metals present, which turns out to be a
very rare occurrence. The lack of any specific color
consistency makes this stone distinctive and unique
from other turquoises. To date, no other vein of this
turquoise has been discovered anywhere else and when
this current vein runs out, that will be the last of
it. Authentic Sacred Buffalo Turquoise is from the Dry
Creek Mine. Sacred Buffalo Turquoise is known as white
turquoise, but is not to be confused with white
buffalo, aka Howlite. They are not the same. Howlite
(white buffalo) is a beautiful stone but it is not a
turquoise. Do not be confused or misled into believing
that howlite is white turquoise. Because this unique
turquoise from the Dry Creek Mine is as rare as the
sacred buffalo, the Indians call it "Sacred Buffalo"
Turquoise. The Shoshone Indians are not known for
jewelry work and as a consequence, the Shoshone sell or
trade the Sacred Buffalo turquoise to the Navajos in
Arizona and New Mexico, who then work it into jewelry.
So many geologic chains of events must synchronize to
create just one thin vein of turquoise that the mineral
can rightly be envisioned as a fluke of nature.
Turquoise is a rare and improbable product of an
incalculable number of chemical and physical processes
that must take place in the right combination and
proper environment over a time span of hundreds of
thousands - if not millions - of years.
Gaspeite is a recently discovered stone in the western
hemisphere, found in 1966. It comes in shades of almost
neon green to pale green, often with black or brown
Emotionally, it reduces distress and brings assurance.
It reduces ignorance, particularly emotional ignorance.
It also helps attracts friends and friendship.
Aboriginals use Gaspeite to bring visions and grant
success. Metaphysically, gaspeite is best known for
helping to bring spirituality into every day life.
It brings good fortune and helps prevent loss.
Physically Gaspeite has been used for heart problems,
lungs, and gallbladder. Gaspeite is primarily related
to the heart chakra.
Spiny Oyster (Spondylus Princeps)
This shell is found in only one area along the Baja
coast, California. The shell comes in three colors Red,
Orange & Purple. After 90ft of water the reds and
oranges appear. Purple is found in water from 0-60 ft.
The shell of this oyster has been found in
archeological excavations of the Anasazi and other
native peoples of the desert southwest. Spiny oyster
shells have been found in the same excavations in which
turquoise was also found, showing that ancient people
appreciated the same beautiful combination of colors
and materials we enjoy today.
These finds not only demonstrate early people's
jewelry, it also shows the existence of long-distance
Moonstone's energies are soothing and nurturing to the
mind, emotions and body. Prevents over-reactions to
personal situations that involve the emotions.
Moonstone's energies are feminine in nature. They can
help us all become more sensitive and loving. The
subtle energies of moonstone can help to open and
cleanse your heart. It helps to balance the menstrual
& hormonal cycles, while melting away the anxiety
and stress that may occur at this time of the month.
Use Moonstone for problem solving and decision making.
Simply hold it in your left hand or place it under your
pillow for guidance to life's questions. Although
moonstone is seen as a feminine influence, it can also
help balance the male and female aspects of yourself.
This makes moonstone a good choice for men too because
many men could benefit from being more sensitive &
better at expressing love. In India, moonstone is
considered sacred. It is said to bring good fortune,
but, more importantly, it is seen as a tool to promote
spiritual enlightenment. Moonstone can help you become
more intuitive. It can also boost psychic ability.
Moonstone comes in colorless, white, yellow, orange,
and gray, translucent to opaque white. In some
moonstones you may also see a rainbow, then called a
Rainbow Moonstone. Moonstone has a hardness of 6.
brings out the best qualities in you, to be all that
you can be. It’s a powerful self esteem building stone
and has a very balancing harmonious energy. It protects
ones aura and helps purge negative thought patterns. It
gives great insight and vision and allows one to
communicate these gifts in a beneficial way for the
self and others. It helps you integrate the new
energies coming in and helps ones intuition, especially
the timing of things. Labradorite can open up psychic
awareness is in dream state. It will often tell you
things which you aren't aware in the waking state. From
Chariote - A Versatile & Exotic Design Stone
with Character. Discovered in Siberia’s Murun
Mountains, Russia and named after the nearby Charo
River, introduced 1976. Opaque bright purple, with wild
swirls of fibrous material, one of the strangest
looking natural gemstones. In particular it transforms
negative emotions such as anger and fear into positive
feelings. Charoite is a great stone to wear for those
that suffer from phobias & nightmares. Charoite
strengthens its wearers self confidence & enhances
concentration. This stone strengthens its wearer's work
spirit & love of work, will power & endurance.
On the physical level Charoite is a very strong healing
stone, lessens rheumatic pains & strengthens the
muscles. Charoite can enhance courage, inner strength,
and appropriate assertiveness. Physically, Charoite is
helpful for speeding up healing of all kinds,
headaches, liver problems, alcohol detoxification,
cramps, heart problems, & nerves. Charoite lessens
pain, especially head aches and this wonder stone
absorbs negative radiation. Charoite makes striking
pieces of jewelry with its full range of character from
solid color to zones of swirly mixtures of silky purple
and sprays of black zones.
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