A Living Hacienda Located
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Handmade Cerrillos Turquoise fireplace located in the main entrance room of the Casa Grande Trading Post
Todd & Patricia Brown
proprietors of the Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Musem & Petting Zoo
Open 9am-5pm Daily
17 Waldo Street
Todd and Patricia Brown are the registered claim holders of the Little Chalchihuitl Turquoise mine in the nearby hills of Cerrillos, New Mexico. The Cerrillos HIlls mining district is home to some of the oldest and most substantial turquoise working in North America, utilized from at least 900AD and possibly earlier. By the 20th century most of the Cerrillos turquoise lodes were cleaned out. Today a few hardy souls wrest bits of the famous blue-green stone from private claims. You will find examples of the Cerrillos Turquoise found by the Brown's at the family owned Casa Grande Trading Post and Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum in the village of Cerrillos, New Mexico.
Patricia showing off samples of Natural Cerrillos Turquoise from the mine.