RARE Blue Gem/Battle Mountain Turquoise (Nevada) BIG
RARE Blue Gem/Battle Mountain Turquoise (Nevada) BIG
RARE Blue Gem/Battle Mountain Turquoise (Nevada) BIG
RARE Blue Gem/Battle Mountain Turquoise (Nevada) BIG
RARE Blue Gem/Battle Mountain Turquoise (Nevada) BIG

RARE Blue Gem/Battle Mountain Turquoise (Nevada) BIG Graduated Nugget Beads, 14 inch Strand

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RARE Blue Gem/Battle Mountain Turquoise (Nevada) Graduated Nugget Beads, 14 inch Strand

This is beautiful electric Blue, High Quality, Natural material. Only one of these available.  

Largest Center Bead 15x23x14mm, Smallest Bead 9x15x8mm

Historic Battle Mtn. Blue Gem Turquoise


The Blue Gem Turquoise Mine was located in the Copper Basin area southwest of Battle Mountain, Nevada, USA. Production of this turquoise mine started about 1934 and continued until the 1970's. Blue Gem Turquoise is still some of the finest turquoise ever found, and unlike most turquoise mines, (in which the majority mined is chalky and only usable if stabilized) most of the turquoise found there was of gem-quality. There is a distinctive aqua color that some people associate with Blue Gem turquoise, although it produced a great variety of colors, especially when intense blue was combined with deep green in one stone.

The mine no longer exists due to the extensive copper (and gold) mining operations of the Copper Canyon Mining Company (all of the copper was extracted by 1968). Doc Wilson, one of the previous owners of the Lone Mountain Turquoise Mine, owned the Blue Gem Turquoise Mine from 1938 - 1981 when he leased it to Lee Hand. Lee Hand owned and operated the mine until 1970 when he sold his interest to the Elquist family of Battle Mountain, Nevada.

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