Skip to Content


Stories from a Trader's Life Stories from a Trader's Life - Get Stories and Chapters

Turquoise Cabs

Turquoise is a copper oxide, often occurring in or near copper deposits. The color depends upon the amounts of copper and iron, which will determine whether it has a more blue or green colour. Many of the turquoise cabochons listed below come from locations here in the United States, making them rare, as many mines throughout the US have been closed down for quite some time. Please see individual item descriptions for origin and characteristics.

Also, don't miss our many varieties of rough turquoise, turquoise cabochons, beads ready to string, finished turquoise jewelry and rare specimens for your collection!
Bisbee Turquoise

Bisbee Turquoise

From the Phelps-Dodge copper pit in Bisbee, not far from the Mexican border in southern Arizona. 30 x 11mm, 8.5 carats.
Bisbee Turquoise $125.00  each choose quantity:
Bisbee Turquoise

Bisbee Turquoise

29 x 12mm, 11.5 carats.
Bisbee Turquoise $172.00  each choose quantity:
Blue Gem

Blue Gem

This mine has been long exhausted, and never was a large producer. Colors range from a dark blue green to a bright blue with some water mark webbing.
20.5 x 20.5, 22 carats.
Blue Gem $220.00  each choose quantity:
Blue Gem

Blue Gem

27 x 18, 21.5 carats.
Blue Gem $215.00  each choose quantity:
Bluebird Azurite with Crysacola

Bluebird Azurite with Crysacola

38 x 27 mm, 45.5 carats.
Bluebird Azurite with Crysacola $135.00  each choose quantity:
Bluebird Azurite with Crysacola

Bluebird Azurite with Crysacola

28 x 22.5 mm, 25.5 carats.
Bluebird Azurite with Crysacola $100.00  each choose quantity:
Bluebird Azurite with Crysacola

Bluebird Azurite with Crysacola

27 x 21.5 mm, 21 carats.
Bluebird Azurite with Crysacola $85.00  each choose quantity:
Bluebird Azurite with Crysacola

Bluebird Azurite with Crysacola

23.5 x 21 mm, 22 carats.
Bluebird Azurite with Crysacola $65.00  each choose quantity:
Bluebird Azurite with Crysacola

Bluebird Azurite with Crysacola

20 x 15 mm, 12 carats.
Bluebird Azurite with Crysacola $48.00  each choose quantity:
Broken Arrow Varacite

Broken Arrow Varacite

This claim is from the Royston mining district in Nevada. It was never a high yielding mine and has been covered over for a few years. The deep green, almost emerald, color has a depth and clarity that will make this a collectible gem in the years to come. 19.5 x 24 mm, 28 carats.
Broken Arrow Varacite $110.00  each choose quantity:
Broken Arrow Varacite

Broken Arrow Varacite

18 x 21 mm, 17 carats.
Broken Arrow Varacite $85.00  each choose quantity:
Broken Arrow Varacite

Broken Arrow Varacite

13.5 x 23.5 mm, 16.5 carats.
Broken Arrow Varacite $65.00  each choose quantity:
Carico Lake Turquoise

Carico Lake Turquoise

9 x 9 mm each piece, 6 carats.
Carico Lake Turquoise $96.00  each choose quantity:
Carico Lake Turquoise

Carico Lake Turquoise

17 x 7 mm each piece, 3.5 carats.
Carico Lake Turquoise $70.00  each choose quantity:
Carico Lake Turquoise

Carico Lake Turquoise

12 x 10mm each piece, 7 carats total.
Carico Lake Turquoise $140.00  each choose quantity:

Carico Lake Turquoise

12.5 x 11 mm each piece, 9.5 carats.
Carico Lake Turquoise $190.00  each choose quantity:
Cuprite and Crysacola

Cuprite and Crysacola

30 x 40.5 mm, 48 carats.
Cuprite and Crysacola $192.00  each choose quantity:
Cuprite and Crysacola

Cuprite and Crysacola

17.5 x 48.5 mm, 44 carats.
Cuprite and Crysacola $176.00  each choose quantity:
Cuprite and Crysacola

Cuprite and Crysacola

21 x 34 mm, 26 carats.
Cuprite and Crysacola $116.00  each choose quantity:
Damale Turquoise

Damale Turquoise

The prior owner of this claim, Clyde Wright, was a real gentleman and a good miner. The current owner has produced very little rock, but it is of superior quality. The mine produces both turquoise and varacite. It is often difficult to tell the difference. However, both are of gem grade and very rare. 20 x 13 mm, 7.5 carats.
Damale Turquoise $150.00  each choose quantity:
Damale Turquoise

Damale Turquoise

15.5 x 12 mm, 6 carats.
Damale Turquoise $120.00  each choose quantity:
Fossil Dinosaur Bone

Fossil Dinosaur Bone

26 x 25 mm, 31.5 carats.
Fossil Dinosaur Bone $63.00  each choose quantity:
Fossil Dinosaur Bone

Fossil Dinosaur Bone

41 x 26 mm, 48 carats.
Fossil Dinosaur Bone $96.00  each choose quantity:
Fossil Dinosaur Bone

Fossil Dinosaur Bone

31.5 x 18mm, 22.5 carats.
Fossil Dinosaur Bone $45.00  each choose quantity:
Evans Mine

Evans Mine

20.5 x 18 mm, 17.5 carats.

Evans Mine $122.00  each choose quantity:
Evans Mine

Evans Mine

31 x 14 mm, 23 carats.
Evans Mine $160.00  each choose quantity:
Evans Mine

Evans Mine

28 x 13.5 mm, 20.5 carats.
Evans Mine $145.00  each choose quantity:
Gaspeite SOLD

Gaspeite SOLD

5 stone set is 23 carats.
Gaspeite $138.00  each choose quantity:
Kingman Nugget SOLD

Kingman Nugget SOLD

There are many different veins of turquoise that make up the Kingman mining district. The black veined nuggets have not been mined in decades, making them unusual and very collectible. 19 x 25 mm, 40.5 carats.
Kingman Nugget $120.00  each choose quantity:
Kingman Nugget SOLD

Kingman Nugget SOLD

15 x 30 mm, 18.5 carats.
Kingman Nugget $55.00  each choose quantity:
Kingman Nugget

Kingman Nugget

21 x 23 mm, 16.5 carats.
Kingman Nugget $50.00  each choose quantity:
Kingman Nugget SOLD

Kingman Nugget SOLD

18 x 20 mm, 15.5 carats.
Kingman Nugget $45.00  each choose quantity:
Kingman Spiderweb SOLD

Kingman Spiderweb SOLD

There are many different veins of turquoise that make up the Kingman mining district. This black spiderweb is one of the rarest, coming from the Itaca Peak seam. The black webbing makes the blue colors stand out and appear very strong. 24 x 33 mm, 32.5 carats.
Kingman Spiderweb $325.00  each choose quantity:

^Back to Top^