There are also many quarries of rock-salt, gypsum, lime and some of marble, alabaster, soapstone, &c. The annual revenue of ~he government from the leases, rents and royalties of mines does not amount to more than 15,000, and about 6000 of this amount is derived from the turquoise mines near Nishapur.
Some fine gems of peridot, garnet and turquoise have been found.
The largest of the old Spanish turquoise mines in the Cerillos District, 18 m.
Kiki whirled from his position before the hearth, his oriental features set off by electric turquoise eyes.
Tall with dark skin and glowing turquoise eyes, he most closely resembled Andre of any of his sons.
The oriental man looked her over, almond-shaped turquoise eyes assessing.
His turquoise eyes stood out against his caramel- colored Oriental features.
She stared at the dark features and glowing turquoise eyes of the eldest of Rhyn's brothers, who had died weeks before.
Deidre awoke and looked at her then at her ankles. Katie was caught by the other woman's eyes. They were large and turquoise, like the shallows surrounding the Caribbean Sanctuary.
The old man was dressed in jeans and a western shirt complete with a string tie, turquoise clasp and a Nero Wolfe paperback in his back pocket.
The turquoise mines of Sinai, in the Wadi Maghara, are worked regularly by the Arabs of the peninsula, who sell the stones in Suez; while there are emerald mines at Jebel Zubara, south of Kosseir.
In both cases the colours are the same, - turquoise blue, copper green, dark purple or golden brown, under an exquisitely transparent glaze.
Of Santa Fe, furnished a turquoise product between 1890 and 1900 valued at more than $2,000,000.
There are turquoise mines near Nishapur (for description of mines, manner of working, &c., see A.
As the rentf and royalties, excepting those on the turquoise mines, amount to about one-fifth of the net proceeds, it may be estimated that th value of the annual output does not exceed 50,000, while thi intrinsic value of the ores, particularly those of lead, iron, cohali and nickel, which have not yet been touched can be estimated al millions.
His Oriental features were chiseled, his turquoise eyes bright.
In any large collection of fragments it would be easy to find eight or ten varieties of opaque blue, ranging from lapis lazuli to turquoise or to lavender and six or seven of opaque green.
Then the royal body was invested in the mantles of his patron-gods, especially that of the war-god, for Mexican kings were warriors; on his face was placed a mask of turquoise mosaic, and a green chalchihuite-stone as a heart between his lips.
These are painted on a fine stucco in beautiful colours (notably a kind of turquoise-green) and represent archaic forms of flowers and butterflies.
Wavellite Al8(P04)3(OH)15.9H20, is a naturally occurring basic phosphate, while the gem-stone turquoise is Al (P04) (OH)3ï¿½H20, coloured by traces of copper.
They seem also never to walk or run when on the ground, but always to hop. The bodyfeathers are commonly loose and soft; and, gaily coloured as are most of the species, in few of them has the plumage the metallic glossiness it generally presents in the pies, while the proverbial beauty of the "jay's wing" is due to the vivid tints of blue - turquoise and cobalt, heightened by bars of jet-black, an indication of the same style of ornament being observable in the greater FIG.
Of stones that were accounted precious Sinai produced turquoise and the Egyptian deserts garnet, carnelian and jasper.