I thought I would share a bit about how I bring a new stone into my inventory as I am currently working with a miner with a claim on newly discovered vein of Shattuckite from his Vulture Mountain claim in Arizona. This is a new find about 50 miles north of the original Bisbee Shattuckite find. This Shattuckite has beautiful blue mixes of Shattuckite, Chrysocolla and Ajoite with a bit of the green from Malachite occasionally. It is highly silicated (Quartz) in most areas with the light blue Turquoise being the usual softest areas but still over 4 on the MOHS scale when I tested using my MOHS test picks. The white quartz and red Cuprite flecks test at about MOHS 7. This is an incredibly durable stone as I do my rough scale shaping with a 60 grit wheel. It is not as fragile as it would appear. I have cut and ground out over 20 sets of preform scales which is much higher than I usually would cut. I did this as it is a new find and I need to determine how valueable the stone will be as it enters the market. It is found in a vein and can be tricky to cut to get the best blues showing, especially in large Buck 110 scale sized pieces.