Turquoise: Mines, Minerals, and Wearable Art by Mark P. Block

Item No: 23530

$ 29.95

  • 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.

    • Author: Mark P. Block
    • Paperback: 160 pages
    • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; First edition (July 1, 2007)
    • ISBN-10:0764326422
    • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Mark Block, proprietor of Mark Block Fine Art and Antiques (www.blockglass.com), is a longtime collector of rocks, gems, and minerals. His collection focuses on varieties of quartz, fluorite, and turquoise.
  • 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 and being cut, polished, and set into silver and gold jewelry.
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