Down the rabbit hole… or down the Godber Burnham tunnel, to where the Dry Creek
Turquoise was found.
Located in Nevada, on Dry Creek, the mine was discovered by Bob Burton and Joe Potts in 1932. They named the mine “Last Chance”, and later it was also known as “Blue Stone” and “Home Site”. The mine was sold to Frank Burnham, and then to Walter Godber in 1934, and this stone is most often recognized as “Godber or Godber Burnham”.
The mine is now owned and operated by Bruce and Jeri Woods. The turquoise coming from this claim can have an unusual coloring due to the high aluminum content, creating a light blue to white turquoise. The mine has also produced turquoises in a color range from light to deep blues, and some greens.
This is considered a quality turquoise, hard, with beautiful color.