We are happy to make available to you a limited number of Philip Chambless and Mike Ryan's meticulously researched story of the early days of American turquoise mining. Philip, a historian by training, did over 20 years of research, combing county records, first hand accounts, and more to uncover the real story behind Tiffany and the New York jewelers who thought they could maintain a monopoly on turquoise mining in the West. This is a fascinating read and a must-have for any turquoise collector's library. We'll make sure that your copy purchased from us is signed by Philip. These are Philip's books, so all procedes from the books you get from us will go directly to Philip.

Also, watch for the next chapter in Turquoise history (1910 to 1990) coming from Mike and Philip later this summer!

The Great American Turquoise Rush 1890 - 1910

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