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Come See our new stones in Tucson at Out of Our Mines' AGTA Booth #1123!
Jan 31-Feb 5, 2023
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Hi There! Let me introduce ourselves. We are Richard and Helen Shull, long time gemstone miners, artists, and cutters. You may have heard of our gem company Out of Our Mines – Lapidary and Beadworks.
From an early age, Richard was inspired to come to the Nevada desert and walk in his hard-rock-mining grandfather's footsteps...and he did so the moment he got his driver’s license! I am so fortunate to accompany him on this amazing journey. We have been doing this beautiful work for almost 30 years now and we are in love! With each other (of course!), with the gems, the land, and the work…physical and outdoor…technical and in the studio… Our job, (huge gratitude!) is to bring BEAUTY, the beauty of our precious earth, to YOU! As such, we make it a point in everything we do to walk in beauty, hoping the little bits of joy we bring out will, in some way, help to make our world a better place.
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We created Esmeralda Turquoise Company to showcase the many different turquoise, variscite, and related minerals we mine and work with.
We specialize in natural stone from Nevada…stones from our mines and select classics from which we have purchased rough. You will find high-quality cabochons, fine-jewelry-quality calibrated stones, collector stones, rough materials, and once in a while a few special pieces of jewelry. We also offer a small selection of turquoise books and our logo hats for fun.
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We hope you enjoy our selection and working with our stones. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Wishing you the best of days! – Helen and Richard