King's Manassa Turquoise Mine
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The King's Manassa turquoise mine, or more accurately the "King Turquoise Mine", is located near Manassa, Colorado. It is one of the many turquoise deposits which was actively mined by Native Americans for centuries. I.P. King rediscovered the mine in 1890, and the King family has operated it ever since. It was originally called the Lick Skillet Mine.
The Manassa turquoise mine produces an incredibly wide range of colors and qualities, from deep emerald greens to deep sky-blue. The best stones feature a rich golden-brown matrix with some spider-webbing.
The mine is not currently active, so Manassa turquoise is quite rare on today's market.