The George Washington Stone: A 6,888-Carat Turquoise Stone That Resembles The Man Himself

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In Albuquerque, New Mexico you can find a remarkable piece of turquoise that captures both the beauty of natural minerals as well as a little slice of American history. The George Washington Turquoise Stone is not just a stunning piece of turquoise; it’s a 6,888-carat specimen that also just happens to bear an uncanny resemblance to the first President of the United States.

The stone is housed in the Turquoise Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This turquoise stands out not only for its size—a striking 9 x 11 inches, but also for the way its natural shape and coloration closely resembles the side profile of George Washington. Originally intended to be part of a cedar chest, the stone, upon completion, was deemed too special to remain hidden away. Now, visitors can appreciate the George Washington Stone’s magnificence and its curious and unique historical connection.

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