Tortoise Turquoise - In the Rough
Tortoise Turquoise is mint to emerald green and blue/green
in color. It runs
There are small to giant sized nuggets that run in
a soft clay type material.
We also find veins of Tortoise Turquoise that from 1/8" to 1/2" thick that are encrusted in Manganese rock walls. This is very hard material and it is a hell of a job to get it out. It is worth it though as it makes beautiful beads and cabochons.
Tortoise Turquoise is a stone cutters dream stone as we hand dig every piece. It is basicly fracture free, solid and hard. To learn more go to the above link and see the Working with Tortoise Turquoise page.
To purchase rough Tortoise you must call Dillon Hartman