NOTES FROM THE FIELD: Ghost town leads to turquoise riches!
Kingman turquoise fit for a queen
I’ve traveled a fair bit of this world of ours, but nothing outshines the beauty of the American Southwest. It’s a land of endless blue skies, majestic mesas and dusty trails. It was while riding along one such trail that I came across Mineral Park, a ghost town in northwest Arizona. Exploring some of the rusted out ruins, I encountered a cantankerous rattlesnake.
Though I tried to make friends – even offering to buy a round at the saloon – Mr. Rattlesnake had other plans. Before I could say “Ouch!” I was being tended to by the medical professionals at the nearby Kingman Turquoise Mine. Quickly making friends with the family that runs the mining operation, I took a tour of their extensive turquoise mine. First excavated by the Native Americans in 600 A.D., Kingman is now the last full-time turquoise production mine in the United States, and is renowned the world over for the quality of its turquoise.
Presenting the Kingman Turquoise Bangle, showcasing more than 11 total carats of authentic, blue-green Kingman Turquoise gently enhanced to bring out its best color. For the queen in your life, get her the Kingman. With Stauer on your side, you won’t even have to fight a rattlesnake for it. —Jack B
- 11 1/4 ctw
- Antiqued silver finished brass setting
- (1) oval 16x12mm Turquoise (7.7 ctw)
- (2) pear 10x7mm Turquoise (3.6 ctw)
- 1 3/8" width
- Fits 7 1/2" wrist
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