The Turquoise Mines

North American Turquoise is some of the most coveted, beautiful, high-grade Turquoise in the world. As the owner and operator of the Carico Lake, Badger, Falcon & New Lander mines in the Southwestern USA, we provide distinctive stone for our jewelry artists, and indulge our passion for Turquoise. Browse here to explore the various types of Turquoise featured in our collections.


Bisbee Turquoise
Arizona

Arizona


Originally founded in the 1870’s, the Bisbee Turquoise Mine was originally a huge Copper mine.

Blue Diamond Turquoise
Nevada

Nevada


Mined for only a short span of time in the 60’s and 70’s, the classic Blue Diamond stone was a very small deposit – considered a ‘hat’ mine – because you could cover the findings with your hat.

Blue Moon Turquoise

Nevada


Deep in the Candelaria Hills, the Blue Moon mine grows a pale to medium blue turquoise with a striking black or dark brown matrix running through it.

Campitos Turquoise
Mexico

Mexico


Mined in Mexico from the Pino Chueco and Cananea mines in Sonora, Campitos Turquoise was mined extensively in ancient times...

Candelaria Turquoise
Nevada

Nevada


The finest Candelaria turquoise to come from the Northern Belle open pit silver mine is located in a part of the mine that is almost inaccessible.

Carico Lake Turquoise
Nevada

Nevada


Carico Lake Turquoise has an astonishing color palette. Ranging from highly unique electric greens to sky blue; from teal to mossy, earthy greens. And rarely, a nugget with both earth and sky color.

Cerillos Turquoise
Cerillos, New Mexico

Cerillos, New Mexico


Considered to be the earliest mining district in the country, the Cerrillos mine is just south of Santa Fe in northern New Mexico.

Damele Turquoise
Nevada

Nevada


A small mine producing a uniquely colored stone with a dark brown to black webbed matrix ...

Darling Darlene
Nevada

Nevada


Named for the beloved daughter who died as a young woman, Darling Darlene was discovered and mined by Joe Barredo and his son-in-law in the early 70’s.

Easter Blue Turquoise
Nevada

Nevada


Located near the Royston mine in Lander County, Nevada, the Turquoise from this claim is also recognized as Blue Gem or Blue Mountain.

Fox Turquoise
Nevada

Nevada


At one time, the Fox Turquoise mine was Nevada’s largest producer of turquoise. This mine has been excavated since prehistoric times...

Godber Turquoise
Nevada

Nevada


Down the rabbit hole… or down the Godber Burnham tunnel, to where the Dry Creek Turquoise was found.

Kingman Turquoise
Arizona

Arizona


Stone hammers found in the Mohave County, northwest of Kingman, AZ prove that Kingman Turquoise was first mined by Native Americans as early as 600 a.d.

Kings Manassa Turquoise
Colorado

Colorado


Mined in South Central Colorado, King’s Manassa Turquoise grows in green to blue-green veins running thru hard, golden brown host rock.

Morenci Turquoise
Arizona

Arizona


Recognized for its unusual pyrite matrix, Morenci turquoise comes from southeast Arizona, near the New Mexico border.

No 8 Turquoise
Nevada

Nevada


The first formal claim was filed on this Nevada mine in 1929. The mine was operational for years, producing large nuggets and beautiful spider-web matrix turquoise.

Orvil Jack Turquoise
Nevada

Nevada


Orvil Jack moved his family to Nevada in 1956, staking a turquoise claim originally known as Blue Ridge, in Crescent Valley, Nevada.

Pixie Turquoise
Nevada

Nevada


Neighbors to the Carico Lake, Fox and Orville Jack mines, the Pixie mine yields a fantastically colored green-yellow range of turquoise.

Red Mountain Turquoise
Nevada

Nevada


The highest grade of turquoise from this Northern Nevada mine is a beautiful dark spider-webbed stone.

Royston Turquoise
Nevada

Nevada


Royston turquoise comes from a group of mines in Nevada, which includes Bunker Hill mine, Oscar Wehrend, and Royal Blue.

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
Globe, AZ

Globe, AZ


Sleeping Beauty turquoise is one of the most recognizable of all North American turquoises. Named for Sleeping Beauty Mountain...

Stennich Turquoise
Nevada

Nevada


Discovered by Gus Stennich in 1929 this Nevada mine produces amazing shades of lime-green and blue turquoise.

Tyrone Turquoise
New Mexico

New Mexico


Turquoise mining in the Burro Mountains near Silver City, New Mexico, has been going on since pre-historic times. The Tyrone mine produced great quantities of hard, deep and bright blue turquoise.