We are happy to make available to you a limited number of Mike Ryan and Philip Chambless's exciting story of  American turquoise mining during all but the first and last decade of the 20th Century. Philip, a historian by training, did years of research, combing county records, first hand accounts, and more to uncover the real facts behind the multitude of turquoise mining stories that have circulated for years, while Mike hit the pavement (or should we say dirt!) and met with as many miners and miners' families as he could find to get their first hand stories of mining turquoise in America. Some are just that, stories. But put together with historical facts, we are able to get a colorful, interesting, and well-researched picture of the classic era of turquoise mining in the USA. This is a fascinating read and a must-have for any turquoise collector's library. Not to mention the beautiful photos by Arland Ben! We'll make sure that your copy purchased from us is signed by Philip Chambless, and also signed by our own Richard Shull who wrote the appendix section on the gemology of turquoise. This edition is a large format soft cover 10.5x8 inches, and it matches the soft cover, second edition of Turquoise in America Part One: The Great American Turquoise Rush - 1890 to 1910 to make a nice set of turquoise history books for your library. Watch for Part III coming this Fall from Mike Ryan! Stories of Turquoise 1990 to 2020!

Turquoise in America Part Two - 1910 to 1990

SKU: 2000PCMR
$45.00Price
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