Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dry Creek Turquoise

Dry Creek Turquoise, known by the Native Americans as "Sacred Buffalo Turquoise," is truly one of a kind! The Dry Creek turquoise mine is located on the Shoshone Indian Reservation near Battle Mountain, Nevada. Even though this turquoise was discovered in 1993, it wasn't until 1996 that it began to be used in jewelry. Most turquoise gets its color from the heavy metals in the ground where the stones form. However, Dry Creek Turquoise forms where there are no heavy metals present, which is a very rare occurrence. The lack of any color consistency makes this stone distinctive and unique from other forms of turquoise. As of yet, no other vein of Dry Creek Turquoise has been discovered anywhere else. When this current vein runs out, there will be no more. Any jewelry made with Dry Creek Turquoise is extremely rare, and as a result, can be fairly costly.

If you are interested in purchasing jewelry pieces made with Dry Creek Turquoise, head to our online store ( where we have a few items featured there. If you don't see what you are looking for online, simply click the "Contact Us" link to send us an email, and we will look in our 10 store locations to see if we can find you what you are looking for.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Continental Divide Trading Post

Continental Divide Trading Post is located on Interstate 10 (Exit 42) about 20 miles east of Lordsburg, New Mexico. 

This store has a large selection of Indian made jewelry and artifacts, as well as the tremendous variety of fireworks and porcelain dolls. You will also find a nice assortment of souvenir items that are offered at all our Bowlin Stores. 

When you are at our Continental Divide Store, you are only a few miles from the Shakespeare Ghost Town and Steins Railroad Ghost Town. If you will stay in the area for a few days, you can camp, hike and fish in the 2.7 million acres of the Gila (pronounced hee-la) National Forest. Here you will also find The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. 

So why not make Continental Divide Trading Post a place to stop and shop? We will show you what true southwestern hospitality is all about!