Number 8 Turquoise
Typical Number 8 turquoise is light green, with a golden brown spiderweb matrix. High grade Number 8 mine turquoise has a very deep blue coloration with black or red spiderweb matrix. This turquoise is used by talented artists who create magnificent and top-quality pieces. The Number 8 mine turquoise is rare and highly collectable. The unique spiderweb matrix gives the stone a very unique look, and Number 8 turquoise is recognized all over the world.
Number 8 Turquoise Mine
The Number 8 turquoise mine is located outside of Carlin, Nevada. Production of turquoise began in 1929. Over the next few decades the claim was mined intensely, and produced large amounts of high quality stones. The Number 8 turquoise mine produced some of the largest and most beautiful nuggets known to collectors and experts today. One of the largest nuggets ever found, over 150 lbs, is on display at the Albuquerque Turquoise Museum.
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