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United States Turquoise (Continued)

Nevada

Mindat.org lists over 140 locations within Nevada where turquoise has been found.  These include mines in the following counties:

  • Churchill County

  • Clark County

  • Douglas County

  • Elko County

  • Esmeralda County

  • Eureka County

  • Humboldt County

  • Lander County

  • Lyon County

  • Mineral County

  • Nye County

  • Pershing County

  • Storey County

  • White Pine County

Thus turquoise has been found in 14 of Nevada's 16 counties.

New Mexico

New Mexico is home to 30 turquoise-hosting mines, according to mindat.org.  These mines are located in Doņa Ana County, Grant County, Hidalgo County, Lincoln County, Otero County, Santa Fe County, and Socorro County.  Thus turquoise is found in the mines located in 7 of New Mexico's 33 counties. With the exception of Santa Fe County, these are located in the southern half of the state.

Other States

While most turquoise from the United States is mined in just a few states in the Southwest -- namely Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado --  turquoise has been found in mines (although not in commercially profitable concentrations) in many more states. 

Here is a partial list of the mines in which turquoise has been found:

  • Alabama: Erin Clay Co., Hobbs Mine, Idaho Mine, First Woods Prospect, Unnamed locations in Coosa County

  • Arkansas: Mauldin Mountain Quarries, North Mountain Mine, Mona Lisa Mine, Coon Creek Mine, Big Bear Mine

  • Montana: Silver Bow Co.

  • North Dakota: Granville Co.

  • Pennsylvania: Moores Mill, Bachman Mine

  • South Dakota: Tin Mountain Mine

  • Texas: Calamet and Texas Mine, Van Horn Mine, Hudson Prospect, Maltby Prospect, Sierra Blanca Peaks.

  • Utah: Bingham Canyon Mine, Copper Jack Mine, Jessel Bezzel Mine, Silver Shields Mine

  • Virginia: Bishop Mine, Sulphur Mine, Kelly Bank Mine



 

TURQUOISE BASICS

Origins of  "Turquoise"
Gemstone Properties

How Turquoise Forms
Color Range
Turquoise Matrix
Natural Turquoise
Treated Turquoise
Turquoise Birthstone

WHERE TURQUOISE
IS FOUND

Australia
China
Egypt
Iran
Mexico
United States
Other Locations

VARIATIONS

Eilat Stone
Faustite Turquoise
White Buffalo Turquoise

FORMS

Beads
Cabochons
Chips and Nuggets

IMITATIONS

African Turquoise

Block Turquoise

Faience Ceramic
Howlite Turquoise

Natural Imposters

Polymer Clay
Utah Turquoise
Vienna Turquoise

TURQUOISE
JEWELRY CARE

Care, Cleaning and Storage

 


Mosaics
Sculptures
Functional Art
 


Books About Turquoise

 

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