Carico Valley Turquoise (Green) Nuggets


Size of Individual Bead: Irregular Nuggets –The largest bead is approx. 22mm across, the smallest roughly 17mm

Size of Bead Hole: Suitable for a Size #12-14 Silk Cord
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. (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”.) The brighter and greener the Turquoise the more valuable it is. (Turquoise from the area is green because of natural Zinc deposits.) These large irregular nuggets run the gamut from a darker grassier green to the intense bright green seen only in the best Carico (and a few jungle parrots). The uneven color is proof of their natural origins. 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.