prehispanic stone art

 

mexico mineral information


MINERALES Y PIEDRAS DE MÉXICO
(Gems and Minerals of México)

mexican goldORO (gold)
Oaxaca was the main state for which gold existed, with some also being found in the state of Guerrero.

mexico silverPLATA (silver)
Found heavily in central Mexico with mines also in Chiapas, Chihuahua and in the Yacatán. One of the most purest silver minerals to be found in the world.

copper specimenCOBRE (copper)
The mines were mainly found in the central Mexican states of Guerrero and in Michoacán.


prehispanic jade
CHALCHIHUITL (prehispanic jade)

Zacatecas was the main state - heading to the north of Mexico that pre-hispanic jade had been found, it was also found further south in the state of Oaxaca.

mexican jadeJADE (jade)
Most jade in Mexico is originally thought to have come from Guatemala in central America that was used by the Mayas and Aztecs.

obsidian jewelryOBSIDIANA (obsidian)     View Samples
Was found heavily in central Mexico, with the biggest deposits in the states of Querétaro, Hildalgo, Jalisco, Puebla and the state of México. Color combinations varied with black being the most common.

fire opalÓPALO (opal)     View Samples
Querétaro state, in the center of Mexico had (and still has) the largest proliferation of opal mines in all of Mexico.


chiapas amber
AMBAR (amber)
    
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Most of Mexico's amber was (and still is) mined in the mountains of Chiapas. Amber comes in honey (the most common), red, green and blue colors. Some rare pieces can be found with small insects or plants embedded within them.

mexico turquoiseTURQUESA (turquoise)
Found mainly in Sonora, Durango and Zacatecas in the north of Mexico.


casa de mexico on facebookMISC.

ónix (onyx), marmole (marble), amatista (amethyst), cristal de roca (quartz crystal), ágata de fuego (fire agate), pirita (pirite), pizarra, concha (conch shell), jaspe (jasper), hematita (hematite), ágata (agate), esmeralda (emerald), adamita (adamite), danburita (danburite), cinabrio (mercury), perla (pearl), cinc (zinc), copal, hueso (bone), fósiles (fossils).


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