Turquoise Tuesday: Number 8


The Number 8 Turquoise mine is considered one of the great classic American turquoise mines. It is located in the Lynn Mining District in Eureka County, Nevada, just north of Carlin. Over 1600 pounds of this very high-grade turquoise was found in the mine.

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Number 8 turquoise is also noted for being some of the largest nuggets of turquoise ever found, with the largest piece weighing 150 pounds!

Large Navajo Turquoise Silver Pendant With Bead Necklace 0145, $550, AllTribes.com.

Number 8 is known for its spider webbing and light blue to dark blue color with green shading. The matrix is usually golden to reddish brown and even black.

Sterling Silver #8 Turquoise Dangle Earrings, $205, PuebloDirect.com.

The mine was closed in 1976 but the last owner had a stockpile of the turquoise set aside that is now on the market.

Number 8 Turquoise Sterling Silver Bracelet, $2,499, PuebloDirect.com.

It is considered to be some of the finest turquoise ever found and is a collector’s item. This is because once this reserve is gone there will be no more released on the market.

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