Morenci Mine Fibrous Malachite 30.21ct 31x17.6mm Pear Shape Cabochon. Mined In Morenci, Arizona, United States.
Located in southeast Arizona north of the town of Morenci, the Morenci Mine is the largest copper mining operation in North America and one of the largest open-pit copper mines in the world. Near the Arizona-New Mexico border, the mine was built in the 1880's and remains in operation today. While the plentiful copper deposits are the reason for the mine's existence, it is the beautiful copper-bearing minerals also found there that should excite gem lovers everywhere! Dazzling turquoise, malachite, chrysocolla, azurmalachite, variscite, cobaltocalcite and peacock rock are now included in JTV's exclusive American Splendor Collection! For decades, our supplier of these beautiful mineral treasures has held the exclusive mineral mining rights for all Morenci Mine gems. This has allowed us to once again go directly to the source, allowing you to own these gemstone treasures at fantastic values! Highly sought after in the marketplace today, our Morenci Mine gems deserve a special place in your collection. We have to warn you, though, it will be difficult to pick a favorite! Made and mined in America, we invite you to begin your collection of Morenci Mine gems today, available on Jewelry Television and jtv.com!
The American Splendor Collection is our salute to the magnificent gems and minerals of the United States. Rivaling the beauty and splendor of gems found across the globe, each is a prime example of many of the most desirable gems available today. From dazzling Herkimer quartz of New York to vibrant garnet and peridot of Arizona to the beautifully unique opals of Oregon's high deserts, each gemstone carries the pedigree of being born in the USA. Collect the wonder of America's own gems and minerals today at Jewelry Television and jtv.com.
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