Carico Valley Turquoise (Green) Irregular Half Flat Slabs


Size of Individual Bead: Irregular Graduated Nuggets –The largest bead is approx. 26mm across, the smallest roughly 13mm

Size of Bead Hole: Suitable for a Size #16-18 Silk Cord (or could be strung on light leather)
Length of Strand: Approx. 16 Inches
Treatment: All Natural

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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. Carico Valley Turquoise is, in our opinion, one of the most beautiful of the green turquoises currently available. (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”.) This strand is the famous “lizard” green Carico that is the rarest and most stunning type of natural green Turquoise available. The brighter and greener the Turquoise the more valuable it is. (Turquoise from the area is green because of natural Iron deposits.) This strand of graduated half slab irregular nuggets –handcut they are slabs on one side and naturally formed nuggets on the other–  are the intense bright green seen only in the best Carico (and a few jungle parrots). Proof, if we needed any, that nature is not dull. Stabilized. Natural color. Processed and cut in the United States. Truly a collector’s item.

Want to see where the Carico Turquoise Mine is? Check out our interactive Turquoise Mines Map and toggle over central Nevada.