Nevada Mines Through Lucky Peak
Example Pictures are either the highest of grade
or a good example of a common look from a particular mine.
Damele & Damaile Turquoise, Variscite
and Faustite Mine
The Damele & Damaile (also known as Damali) mines are
located in east central Nevada near the Carico Lake mine.
Damele turquoise is distinctive because of the zinc content
that turns the stone yellow-green and increases its hardness.
The matrix of Damele is webbed with a dark brown to black
matrix. It's availability is limited because the mines are
small. Due to its rare color, Damele is a collectible turquoise.
The Damele mine also produces very beautiful Varasite, a
beautiful, lime greenish to forest green very hard stone,
most people know Damele for This stone rather then the Turquoise,
and the Damaile Mine is known more for the Turquoise. Damele
varascite and faustite are often misrepresented as turquoise.
I love this stone in Turquoise Jewelry.
Darling Darlene Turquoise Mine
VERY RARE Dark Blue Nevada Turquoise from high up in the
Battle Mountain Region. Only a small amount of Turquoise
was produced from This mine. Some very nice high grade gem
quality Turquoise. Another American Turquoise classic.
Dry Creek Turquoise
The Dry Creek mine, which has also been known as the Godber
and Burnham mine, is located in northeast Nevada. The mine
has yielded both a pale blue and a cream white turquoise.
The unusual white to light blue turquoise is very hard.
The color is due to a preponderance of aluminum rather
than copper in the stone's chemistry. The matrix is typically
light golden or brown-gray to gray-black. White turquoise
is beautiful alone in a piece of jewelry and is especially
striking when juxtaposed with other colors of turquoise
in a single gold or silver jewelry creation.
Easter Blue Mine
Easter Blue is an old Nevada Blue Turquoise Mine.
This mine is located in the Royston Area/Bunker Hill. This
mine is a major producer of Nevada Turquoise. Easter Blue
produces a fine quality stone, beautiful matrix. The Easter
Blue Mine is owned and operated by Danny and Dean Otteson
(not sure if This is spelled right). A classic staple in
Native American jewelry. This can also be seen in some modern
silver and turquoise jewelry. An Classic in American Turquoise.
Emerald Valley Turquoise Mine
Emerald Valley is a Nevada Mine that produces a deep forest
green Turquoise. It is very beautiful. Emerald Valley is
an American turquoise and I have seen it on the internet
advertised as Chinese, This is false. It is still being
mine by the owner. This is an acceptional stone to put into
Gold Jewelry. Most makes its way into modern silver and
Fox Turquoise Mine
Fox is on of Nevadaís most productive turquoise mines. In
the 1940ís, Dowell Ward purchased the old Cortez claims and
developed them using the names Fox, White Horse, Green Tree
and Smith to differentiate among the colors produced in the
area and to create a larger perceived share of the turquoise
market. The area produces a huge amount of good quality blue,
green or blue-green stone with a distinctive matrix. Most
of This turquoise that we have cut has been a light to medium
blue with a dark color of green of blue spiderweb.
Gilbert Turquoise Mine
The Gilbert Mine in Nevada produces a beautiful dark blue
extremely hard turquoise in a quarts host rock. It has a
dark to medium brown matrix. This turquoise almost has a
Bisbee look to it if you have seen Bisbee in Quarts. A wonderful
example of American Turquoise. You will definately see some
of this being sold as Bisbee in Turquoise jewelry.
One of Nevada's Best and most well known mines.
This mine produced some of the best material to ever come
out of Nevada. Godber Turquoise is a deep blue with a brownish
spiderweb matrix. Some of the older Burnham material is
even prettier, dark blue with a green spiderweb matrix.
Stunning! You can see some of this in high end old pawn
silver jewelry and some gold and turquoise jewelry.
Gold Acres Turquoise Mine
A small privately owned Nevada Turquoise mine that
produced very little Turquoise. We are not sure whether or
not This mine is still in production. Judging on the availability
we are guessing it is not. Gold Acres is some of the finest
blue Turquoise we have seen. Awesome matrix, a lot of the
Turquoise is multi-colored.
Halley's Comet Turquoise Mine
A Nevada Turquoise that has limited production. This turquoise
was lost for a number of years, and rediscovered recently
by the current owner. This stone is very hard, 8 on the
mohs scale. It took ten years to find This mine. Usually
a light Blue with triangle pattern matrix. This mine is
owned and operated by Durango Silver Co. and Nevada Turquoise
Company. Look for it in our silver jewelry.
Harcross Mine Turquoise Mine
Another small Nevada Turquoise Mine. Produces
some very nice "non-nevada" looking turquoise
medium blue to medium green. Beautiful
Stuff! This turquoise mine produces turquoise that looks
a lot like Turquoise Mountain Arizona turquoise. Have not
seen any of this in silver jewelry yet.
Hidden Treasure Turquoise Mine
The Hidden Treasure mine is definitely as it
is named. A very small mine that is tucked away in the Nevada
hills. This is a rare stone to come by. This mine produces
a very beautiful sky blue turquoise in a light brownish/quarts
looking matrix, a lot like the Villa Grove Mine in Colorado.
Nice stuff. I have seen some if this sold as Villa Grove
in Turquoise Jewelry.
Indian Blue Turquoise Mine
The Indian Blue Mine Produces a medium colored
finely webbed turquoise. The mine produces a very fine product
and is usually in a dark black chert. Nice stuff, haven't
seen a lot, but what I saw was pretty dang nice. Would love
to put more of this in my turquoise jewelry.
The best known of the contemporary mines was originally discovered
in 1970ís by a Shoshone sheepherder who stumbled upon a vein
of turquoise on a hillside while tending his sheep. Eddy Mauzy
and his family mined and marketed turquoise from This site
to top southwest Indian artists. Jewelry featuring Indian
Mountain turquoise was featured in Arizona Highways magazine
in the 1970ís. Indian Mountain mine is in Lander County, Nevada.
Ivanhoe Turquoise Mine
The Original Ivanhoe Mine was located on one
of JW Edgars 1100 Acre Mining Leases in his Nevada area
and had many beautiful shades of color. This little mine
produced some beautiful stuff.
Lander Blue Turquoise
Rita J. Hapgold, a blackjack dealer at the Nevada Club at
Battle Mountain, discovered This turquoise deposit in 1973
while picnicking at Indian Creek. She collected some nuggets
in a can and later claimed the site as the Mary Louise Lode
Mining Claim. Later that year she sold her claim to Marvin
Syme and Henry Dorian, who formed the Lander Blue Turquoise
Corporation. Lander Blue was a "hat mine" so called because
you could cover it with a hat, only 98 pounds of turquoise
was ever recovered from it. Today This rarest of all Southwestern
turquoise classics is also of the highest grade and thus,
pound for pound, the most valuable turquoise in the world.
Bang Bang..... you know this is expensive silver and gold
turquoise jewelry. The highest of all American Turquoise.
Last Chance Turquoise Mine
The last chance mine is a small claim in Lander
County Nevada. This mine produced mainly of deep blue and
black spiderweb turquoise. Very Rare Turquoise. A lot of
this turquoise was sold in turquoise jewelry as Lander Blue
to those who did not know what they were looking at.
The Leaning Shack mine produce as light yellow to medium
yellow green faustite, or to the retail customer "Yellow
Turquoise". This is a small nevada mine and is rare
stuff due to the small production of This material. Nice
material. This stuff makes some interesting silver jewelry.
The Lone Mountain turquoise mine is located in Esmeralda County,
Nevada. The turquoise is noted for its ability to hold its
color and not fade. Usually found in nodules, Lone Mountain
turquoise ranges in color from clear blue to spider-web. Because
Lone Mountain turquoise holds its beautiful blue color well,
it is a great addition to one's jewelry collection, lone mountain
like the turquoise pictured is very rare these days, now the
mine produces a light grayish blue color turquoise. Once in
a while the miners will find a rare fossil that has been replaced
with Lone Mountain Turquoise. An American Turquoise Classic.
Picture Coming soon.
Lucky Peak Turquoise is from a new deposit in Crescent
Valley, Nevada. Beautiful shades of green and blue are being
mined and as they get deeper in the mine the blue gets harder
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a particular mine.
I will continue to add to This list and eventually
attempt to have a listing of all turquoise mines that have existed
in Nevada. I need your help! If you know of another legitimate mining
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