Sterling silver natural Pilot mountain turquoise ring US 7
This ring features a natural Pilot Mountain turquoise set in a fine silver bezel with twisted wire detail. A half round sterling silver band in a US size 7
18mm from top to bottom 16mm side to side
Each Stone is natural untreated turquoise. Most of the turquoise you see on the market is treated to harden the turquoise but these are all natural.
The Pilot Mountain Mine is located in western Nevada, east of the small town of Mina. As with most turquoise mines, this mine opened as a copper claim. Pilot Mountain turquoise was first mined around 1930 as a tunnel mine. Then it became an open pit mine when heavy equipment was available around 1970. The current owners of the claim have been mining the turquoise since 1989. While Pilot Mountain is considered an active mine, it is a very small operation.