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Carico Valley Turquoise (Green) Discs
Size of Individual Bead: 10mm Discs
Size of Bead Hole: Suitable for a Size #8-10 Silk Cord
Length of Strand: Approx. 16 Inches
Treatment: Stabilized, natural color
3 in stock
Green Turquoise is one of the hidden treasures of Nevada. And yes, the color is natural. In certain circles the name “Carico” alone now means green. One of the family of “Carico” mines –Carico Valley, Carico Lake and Carico Mountain are all within approx. 20 miles of each other– Carico is one of the Nevada Turquoise mines famous for producing both natural blue Turquoise and natural green Turquoise. (While the blue Carico is a classic Turquoise blue, occasionally interspersed with a faint greenish tinge, the green Turquoise ranges from a dark forest green to a bright shade that can only be described as “lizard”.) These handcut rounded 10mm discs are a natural yellowish green reminiscent of old arsenic paint. The uneven color is proof of their natural origins. Stabilized. Natural color. Processed and cut in the United States. Mix with Pearls to make the green “pop”. Or finish off with gold and wear a natural green American Turquoise with pride.
Want to see where the Carico Turquoise Mine is? Check out our interactive Turquoise Mines Map and toggle over central Nevada.