Apache Bluestone TM

Apache Bluestone is respectfully recovered from Sleeping Beauty Mountain in Globe Arizona and is part of the San Carlos Nation Extended Mineral Base. This mixture of stone forms naturally as a Copper Silicate with associated minerals historically an ancient trade source for Turquoise, Azurite, Chatoyant Malachite, Native Copper, and many other associated minerals that traveled the continent and far beyond. Associated with the mineral rich geology of the worlds largest active Copper district in much of the Southwest United States, and much of Northern Mexico. Various shades from Robin's Egg Blue, Blue Green Seafoam, to Intense Royal Blue translucent blue Gem Silica are noted standards of Quality associated with these Apacheria resources.

 
     

 

Copper Silicate (Cu,Al)2H2Si2O5(OH)4nH2O; Malachite Cu2(CO3)(OH)2; Azurite Cu3(OH)2(CO3)2; Turquoise CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)84H2O; Pseudomalachite Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4

 

Preservation Disclosure: Perfectly Stabilized

Natural Coloration

Natural Formation - Rare Mineralization

Gemstone Type - Rock

Apache Bluestone from the San Carlos Apache Nation is the Exclusive Source of these rare gems. Perfectly Stabilized "Hard As Stone" Rough is then carefully sawn and proven for lapidary gemstone use. Limited remote access to Federally Regulated sites under current MSHA standards according to the latest 25CFR and are the Original Cultural Assets Properties under Original Title as the significant historical geological location for tens of thousands of years to the Nde People. A wide range of popular richly colored stones originate from these ancient mining sites known today as Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Inspiration Gem Silica, Blue Opal, Globe Azurite, Chatoyant Malachite, and many precious metals and rare earths'.

Bluestone Blocks available on a limited basis Perfectly Stabilized to take high polish, hard edges, durability and natural color Preserved for lapidary and fine jewelry. Providence of Geological Origin Authenticated Value that only Appreciates with time. Every shade of Blue Opaque to Translucent Gem Quality, Mottled, Ribbon, and Matrix. Contact us for more information info @ ApacheGem.com

Mohs hardness: 6.0 - 7.50

Formation: Hydrothermal Porphyry Copper

Limited Availability in Blocked Rough, Cabochon, Carvings, or Beads.

 

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