This necklace features a natural turquoise nugget from the now closed Godber Burnham mine. Pinned in place in a sterling silver texture wire bail. A hand cast sterling silver crescent moon with engraved star details strung on 18 inches of sterling silver chain.
Each turquoise nugget is natural so each are one of a kind at around 12-14mm in size.
Each moon has hand carved star details so they may vary but are similar to the one in the photo.
The Godber mine, discovered in 1932, is located east of Austin, Nevada. First claimed under the name “Last Chance”, it was later sold to Frank Burnham and then in 1934 to Walter Godber. It is said that during his short time owning the mine, he pulled out over "100,000" worth of turquoise, before selling it to Godber. Godber turquoise has been featured in the movie "The 10 Commandments" in the 50s, and was sold in Tiffany stores. The Godber mine was mined underground for the majority of its early years.
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