I have been looking for a source for finished Kings Manassa
Turquoise Cabochons for a while with no luck.<<
The King Manassa mine is near the town of Manassa in Southern
Colorado. I've heard that it has been inactive since the 80's but
have also heard that the owner of the mine occasionally mines it for
brief periods. So there isn't a steady source of the stone. Most of
what is out there is what turns up from estate sales of collectors.
From what I understand Manassa turquoise is green in color. If your
customer would consider another turquoise from Colorado, and in my
opinion a more beautiful and harder stone, I could help you out with
some green Cripple Creek turquoise cabs. Contact me offline.
Silversmith and Lapidary Artisan
Colorado Springs, Colorado