The seller has specified an extended handling time for this item. Charles Vargas is still very active in the gemstone business mining and selling peridot, chromium pyrope garnets, demantoid garnets, and copper related minerals such as chrysocholla, azurite, malachite and others. The Apache Gems site no longer exists and I can’t find any current info by Googling him…. Catherine,

I will be out there in the next month and try to connect with him.

Yet individual wealth is still not highly valued. It id not native to this planet, but is residual from meteorite strikes. I know I’m a couple years late reading this but I loved this article. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable.

#sa, For my friends on the west coast suffering through, Amber and sterling silver rings by @prehistoricwor, Ring by @crevoshay. ID #10137367, MAS ID #0040090300. Faceted peridot from San Carlos (photo Tino Hammid). Peridot sourced from Arizona is a brilliant local treasure. If you want to visit you need to find different guide. Meanwhile, I invite anyone in touch with Charles – or Charles himself! Excludes: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Southeast Asia, South America, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Western Samoa, Russian Federation, Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Ukraine, Vatican City State, Cambodia, Djibouti, Libya, Mongolia, Ecuador, Suriname, Guyana, Mauritius, Somalia, Brunei Darussalam, Chad, Madagascar, Bermuda, Iran, Western Sahara, Nepal, Bolivia, Mali, Gambia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Congo, Republic of the, Seychelles, Sudan, Uganda, Venezuela, Burma, Burundi, Cuba, Republic of, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Reunion, Yemen, Azerbaijan Republic, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Comoros, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Lebanon, Niger. no stock phots here - you will receive exactly what is pictured! Its color is an intense lime green, unlike any other gem. This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking.

After returning to San Carlos, Vargas began mining peridot and, in 1993, launched Apache Gems. Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. The best is to contact ASU geology department to be matched with a guide. When I took these photos to accompany Elana’s story, the mining operation had just transferred to a new location on Peridot Mesa. It was once believed that Peridot was called up from under the ground by the sun. Thirteen years later, Vargas is still running Apache Gems and only members of the San Carlos tribe are allowed to mine Peridot Mesa. Peridot Mesa produces mainly small stones with good yellow-green color – the kind that sell for about $97 to $175 per carat these days, according to the latest edition of Antoinette Matlins’ Colored Gemstone. Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Peridot Mine San Carlos Indian Reservation Geology file. Please enter a number less than or equal to 1. this material is meant to facet small calibrates. Folks on the reservation weren’t looking to get rich, he explained, just to get by. Hopefully he will weigh in here if that has changed.

Also i have pointed out an old 1800/1920’s Garnet mine nearby on the reservation but i don’t think they have accessed it yet because i have been told the land is restricted by the tribal council.