Pilot Mountain Turquoise
Pilot Mountain stones have been treasured by artists and collectors for decades. The coloration ranges from a deep blue to sea green. The unique quality of Pilot Mountain turquoise is the color graduation within the stones. This turquoise will often show blue AND green across the same stone. This quality makes Pilot Mountain turquoise valuable and sought after by collectors. The matrix colors are usually a deep brown and black, with partial spiderwebbing.
Pilot Mountain Turquoise Mine
The Pilot Mountain turquoise mine has been producing beautiful stones since 1908. The mine is located in western Nevada, near the small town of Mina. At first this mine was a small tunnel mine, however production greatly increased in the 1970’s when heavy machinery was added. In recent times the mine has returned to a small, one family operation. Pilot Mountain turquoise is found in thin seams and produces few large nuggets. However, the turquoise is hard and takes an excellent polish.
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