The majority of Cheyenne turquoise is a light, almost cream green color. Matrix colors float around medium to dark brown. The higher grade Cheyenne stones range into the blue spectrum and feature intense spiderweb matrix. The color and hardness of Cheyenne turquoise make it a popular stone for Native artists.
Cheyenne Turquoise Mine
The Cheyenne turquoise mine is located 20 miles north of Tonopah, in southwestern Nevada. It was originally a gold prospecting claim but was taken over by the turquoise mining Otteson family decades ago. The mine produces high-grade stones and was recently sold to a new owner.