High Grade Indian Mountain Turquoise Cabochon Natural 17 Carats Cab Stone Untreated Gemstone Gem Grade IM100
Gem Grade Indian Mountain Turquoise Cab, 17 Carats, from the Indian Mountain Mine in Lander County Nevada.
It measures 21.7 mm x 14.5 mm x 6.9 mm
Very Rare. $45/carat
I guarantee it's authenticity and that it is NATURAL and free of treatments of any kind.
The stones have a slight layer of backing.
About Indian Mountain Turquoise:
On the south range of Bald Mountain in Lander County, Nevada is the Indian Mountain turquoise mine. A Shoshone sheepherder was said to have found the mine in 1970. The Indian Mountain was owned and operated by Ed Mauzy and J.W. Edgar, both legends in Nevada turquoise mining. Mining at Indian Mountain was carried on from late May to early October with a recovery of "about three pounds" (Turquoise Annual) of good turquoise a day. During winter the mine could be covered in up to 10 feet of snow. Indian Mountain turquoise was difficult to mine, found in very compact rock. During mining season the miners lived in trailers 75 miles from electricity and the closest telephone. The vein material and small nuggets found were of a very high grade turquoise. Seen in both a green and fine blue color, sometimes combined. The spider web Indian Mountain is considered to be some of the finer turquoise available.
I had the pleasure of knowing Eddie and I did some business with him. But by the time that I met him, he was mining elsewhere and had sold almost all of his Indian Mountain turquoise. By a lucky chance, I was contacted about a collection of stones purchased years before and purchased a good deal of it. It is beautiful, has a variety of colors and matrixes, and is one of my favorite mines as far as color and variety.
Please see the note below regarding the photos.
If the stone/stones do not completely fulfill your expectations, simply repackage them in the package I sent them to you in, put a new address label on the front and return to me for a refund of your purchase.
I have done my best to get the most accurate representation of the stone/stones. I have noticed that the photos look slightly different on different computers, and with different lighting, etc. I take the photos under natural light with a quality camera and with no alterations. I can assure you that the photographs do not do any stone true justice in my mind. I am selling these from my personal collection. I have been a collector for most of my adult life. What I am selling is part of my collection of turquoise stones from a variety of U.S. Mines.
Check my other items frequently. I will be adding to the inventory regularly.
I will ship within 2 business days of your purchase.
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Shipping & policies
I ship within 1 business day.
Due to the high volume of items and the small size of the items we take special care to package the items very well. However accidents sometimes happen. For Domestic Shipping I use the USPS First Class postage with delivery confirmation. Occasionally I will ship Priority Mail. Items that require insurance will be shipped using Priority mail flat rate envelope or small box, with delivery confirmation. Please request insurance in a Convo prior to purchase if I need to adjust the price.
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Otherwise, payments will be accepted within 7 days of purchase. My paypal account is set up so you can use cash, checks, and all major credit cards.
For Layaway, contact me for arrangements or simply use Paypal and choose Bill Me Later Option for purchases $99.00 or more - Pay no interest for up to 6 months. Just pay your balance in full before the 6 months is expired.
Returns & exchanges
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase, but that may not happen due to weird camera shots, lighting, etc. I am reasonable. So if you are not satisfied with your purchase you may exchange it within 15 days of receiving the item(s). If the item(s) are damaged in shipping to you, the item(s) must be sent back (you must pay the shipping to me) however, you will get a credit for 100% of the item toward the purchase of one other item. If the item is damaged in shipping back to me, and you did choose to add the insurance then you will get a credit for the full value of the item (sorry you will still need to ship it back). I will make the claim to the post office. If it is damaged in the return to me, and you did not opt for insurance, then you will get a credit for 50% of the item total. This really only is an issue with the High Grade and Gem Grade stones.
Please talk with me prior to purchase to make other arrangements, I am totally flexible, and will make exceptions to the rules most of the time. I accept returns if you are not happy with your items, but you must tell me within 7 days of receiving the item(s).