This necklace features a natural turquoise nugget from the now closed Valley Blue 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 Valley Blue turquoise mine was a small Nevada mine located in the Lander County region. The Valley Blue Turquoise Mine is located between Austin and Battle Mountain, Nevada. The Valley Blue Turquoise Mine became fairly famous for a small time mine back in the 60s and 70s. It produced a nice medium blue to dark blue Turquoise with black matrix usually in nugget form. A lot of the Vally Blue Turquoise Mine material was finished as semi-nugget cabs. It is also rumored that this Turquoise mine was the mine that the famous and elusive "Sacred Buffalo Turquoise" came from. The Sacred Buffalo Turquoise was a beautiful pale blue simular to Larimar from the Carribean and is the lightest known color Turquoise. This material is not what the Valley Blue Turquoise mine is known for though. A fair amount of Turquoise jewelry featured this turquoise in the 60s and 70s, not so much any more.
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