American Southwest Turquoise Mines

A map of the Southwest American Turquoise mine the owner of the Blue Moon Mine gave me when we first met in 2006. Since that time, the Sleeping Beauty Mine closed in 2012 and. China’s mines are also closing or have already closed due to environmental impact.

A map of the Southwest American Turquoise mine the owner of the Blue Moon Mine gave me when we first met in 2006. Since that time, the Sleeping Beauty Mine closed in 2012 and. China’s mines are also closing or have already closed due to environmental impact.

 
 

"95% of the Turquoise On The Market is Fake." - Dean Otteson, 2011

I learned everything I know about Turquoise in the 10 years that I knew Dean. He (like his father Lynn, before him) is truly the King of Turquoise. Bouncing around in his truck we have driven many miles through the turquoise laden hills traveling from mine to mine talking about, well - Turquoise of course.

from Dean urquoise is a stone that is blessed with different personalities. No stone is the same. No color is the same