Sunday, February 24, 2008

Peridot Mined by Apaches in Arizona

Today's conversation was about the gemstone Peridot ( birthstone of august babies if you use the modern birthstone charts) Sam looked up a map of the San Carlos Indian Reserbvation area and found a tiny town named Peridot , also. We who were bellied up to the bar for cold pressed coffee this morning were talking about souvenir jewelry of Arizona need not be always Turquoise as peridot is mined by the Apaches in the White Mountain area, and Four Peaks Amethyst is a popular stone in Arizona, too. Sam shared that he had a photo of his father hanging on his wall in full feathered headress. Sam is a colorful patron of Big Bug STation. A Native American in cowboy gear with his peoples ancient wisdom looking face and a western twangy drawl. contrasts when cultures collide, meld, reshape. We spoke of the merits of prickly pear cactus jelly and interesting old ancient artifacts as wall hangings. Sam always has some back tracks knowledge of the wilds of Arizona.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Mayer, AZ Onyx Mine has a New Owner

Check out this site for information on this historic mine in Mayer, AZ near Big Bug Creek .
For really terrific photos of the quarry, go to this site The photos are worth the time!