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Turquoise: Minerals, Mines, Minerals, & Wearable Art

Turquoise: Minerals, Mines, Minerals, & Wearable Art

Mark P. Block

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Explore the fascinating story of turquoise, its history from ancient times to the present, and the influence of native artists in making this gemstone part of popular culture in America. Illustrated are over 390 dazzling color images, this book shows turquoise from New Mexico to Nevada, China to Iran, and all the important localities in between in its natural state, cut, polished, and set into silver and gold jewelry. Detailed text discusses its values and many mines that have relinquished turquoise over thousands of years. This comprehensive guide introduces more information on turquoise than you have ever anticipated or seen before!

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 394 color & 1 b/w photos | Price Guide/Index | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764326424 | Binding: soft cover


Mark Block, proprietor of Mark Block Fine Art and Antiques (, is a long-time collector of rocks, gems, and minerals. His collection focuses on varieties of quartz, fluorite, and turquoise.