Dry Creek Turquoise, pendants, rings, sterling silver. Navajo
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Dry Creek

Dry Creek Turquoise

“ When discovered near Battle Mountain Nevada, they were not sure what it was because of the hardness of the stone, and the color of the vein, a decision was made to have it assayed and their suspicions proved correct, it was in fact turquoise. Dry Creek Turquoise is a natural stone and has not been treated with any process to change the color and/or the hardness of the natural materials of the stone. Turquoise gets its color from the heavy metals in the group where it forms. It is hydrous phosphate of aluminum, containing copper and iron and so it is somewhat porous. Blue Turquoise forms when there is copper present, which is the case with most Arizona Turquoise. Green Turquoise forms when iron is present, which is the case with some Nevada turquoises. Dry Creek Turquoise forms when there are no heavy metals present. The lack of any specific color consistency and exotic matrixed varieties makes the stone distinctive and unique from other turquoise. To date, no other vein of this turquoise has been discovered and where else other than at the Dry Creek mine, and when this vein runs out, that will be the last of it. “