Is Candelaria Turquoise rare?

Is Candelaria Turquoise rare?

The best grade turquoise from Candelaria features a dark blue color with red webbing. It’s very rare and highly sought after by collectors.

Where is the Candelaria mine?

Chile’s Atacama
Located in Chile’s Atacama Region, Region III, at an elevation of approximately 650 m above sea level and 20 km south of the city of Copiapó, the Candelaria Copper Mining Complex is easily accessed using the public road system.

Where is Candelaria Turquoise from?

Candelaria Turquoise comes from the large Candelaria Silver and Gold mine in Nevada in an area not to far from Tonopah. It is currently closed with no mining activity and as such Candelaria turquoise is rare and considered a collectable.

What is Candelaria Turquoise?

Candelaria is considered to be a collectable Turquoise, due to its rarity and its gem grade quality stone. Good Candelaria can have a brown or black spider web matrix, with bright blue coloring. High grade Candelaria is a glowing dark blue with a burnt reddish-brown colored spider-web matrix.

Where does Kingman turquoise come from?

Kingman Turquoise is found in the Mineral Park mining district just a stone’s throw north of Kingman, Arizona. These are rough desert mountains that provide the serene scenery on your drive from Kingman to Las Vegas, Nevada. This is a large open pit copper mine and the turquoise is mined by the Colbaugh family.

What is Boulder turquoise?

Boulder Turquoise is comprised of Jasper surrounding ribbons of Turquoise making it unusual to find this dense hard stone. It has such great coloring on it’s own with shades of Teal running through rich brown boulders. All of our Boulder Turquoise is hand crafted by Native Americans.

What turquoise has black matrix?

Blue Gem Turquoise: This stone definitely catches our attention. Defined as “any pale turquoise with a heavy black matrix” this stone is eye-catching because of its contrast.

What is Ajax turquoise?

The Ajax mine is located in the Candelaria Hills in Esmerelda, Nevada near the Candelaria Silver mine. The Ajax mine is known for producing excellent bi-color turquoise nuggets ranging from very dark green to a beautiful blue. The higher grades show the full range of these colors in the same stones.

What is Hubei turquoise?

Hubei Turquoise is some of the nicest turquoise mined in Asia! Named for the Hubei Province of China, it is a natural turquoise variety. The majority of the world’s turquoise now comes from mines in China, due to the scarcity of American turquoise. Turquoise is said to be a healing and protective stone.

How can you tell real turquoise from fake turquoise?

Turquoise is naturally a soft stone, but howlite (the turquoise imitation), is even softer. This means that if you scratch your stone and it scratches easily, you most likely have a piece of howlite. But if it’s very difficult to scratch your stone, you’ve got genuine turquoise!

Where is the Candelaria mine located?

The property is located in central west Nevada just off the paved highway 95, which connects Las Vegas with Reno. The past producing minesite is serviced by paved road, power and water. Reclamation of the Candelaria Mine has been ongoing since 1998.

What happened to the Candelaria project?

Other infrastructure has been removed, and the substantial reclamation work meets all state and federal guidelines. The project lies within the Candelaria Mining District, historically the richest silver mining district in Nevada. Estimated production from the late 1880’s to 1954 was 22 million ounces of silver.

What is the richest silver mining district in Nevada?

The project lies within the Candelaria Mining District, historically the richest silver mining district in Nevada. Estimated production from the late 1880’s to 1954 was 22 million ounces of silver.

When did silversilver standard acquire Candelaria?

Silver Standard acquired the project in 2001 and completed technical resource report titled “Candelaria Project Technical Report” dated May 24, 2001 (filed on SEDAR on June 20, 2002), prepared by Pincock Allen & Holt. Historical resources are shown in the table below.