Why should a Turquoise Scientist attend? The deposits of turquoise have long fascinated scientists, the science developed to study these deposits is also fascinating. Scientists will learn about the current research and possibilities. Why should a Turquoise Researcher attend? Using the prior studies to write historical information has effected cultures, tourism dollars, and reputations. After this presentation researchers may question… Read More »Fingerprinting – Sourcing Turquoise Origins
Why should a Turquoise Collector attend? The Mona Lisa Mine is a rare locality on the market, this will help collectors understand what that name means. Why should a Turquoise Researcher attend? Turquoise does not occur often in the Southeast, so the study of this site could prove vital in the potential discovery of further deposits or prove the rarity… Read More »Arkansas turquoise?
Turquoise history goes back thousands of years, for a stone to remain relevant for that amount of time, there were and are some very influential people that have effected the turquoise world. From keeping turquoise interest throughout history to finding new and influential turquoise mines, to inventing ways to increase production to meet demand; people have made turquoise what it… Read More »Hall of Fame Banquet
This class is for the novice, for those that are just learning about turquoise. This will go through the basics of turquoise, from how it forms, to how it is graded and sold. Attendees will learn about the imitation processes and how to shop with confidence. Come in with a new fascination for this blue and green rock, walk out… Read More »Turquoise Basics Class
This will be the first class in a three class course to become a skilled turquoise collector. Collecting 101 will go through how to plan a collection, how to start your collection, and how to budget for your collection. This class is included with conference registration.