I love the wild colors from the Lizard King vein at the Northern Lights Mine! Here are two stones that show some of the greens and the golden browns with great patterns too!
9x7mm and 7mm
2.83 carats total
It is 100% natural, personally mined by us and fair trade cut calibrated.
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These Stones' Provenance
This turquoise formed in ancient seafloor shale at what is now known as the Northern Lights mine in the Carico Lake Turquoise Mining District near the famous Carico Lake and Red Mountain mines. This mine is known for its electric lime green turquoise, a very rare and sought after color in the turquoise world. The mine also produces beautiful blue stones! The Lizard King vein is a never-before mined vein that we discovered when we first started working this mine. It produces a very unique set of greens and swirled patterns, different than the main production from the Northern Lights. And, yes, there was a giant lizard nearby who inspired the name! We operate this mine in partnership with the Northern Lights’ new mine owner, Philip Chambless, so you are getting this Northern Lights mine turquoise cab directly from the source!
Turquoise is a very special gem…it is a stone of life! Two of its main components, phosphorous (much of which comes from ancient bone) and water are critical ingredients of life. Oxygen is also a key element, oxidizing the copper to give turquoise its beautiful colors. Turquoise is truly a gem dependent on a life-giving planet…a rarity, not just here on Earth, but throughout the Universe! Since the time of the ancients turquoise has been revered as a protector and a symbol of sky and water.
Because of its unique composition, each locality where turquoise is found imparts its own character on the stone. Each locality also has its own individual history. Many of our mines were worked for turquoise many decades ago, and have since become classic turquoise localities. We are excited to have opportunity to carry this history forward into the next generation. Some are new localities we have discovered, new classics in the making!
We hope you will find this stone as inspiring as we do!
COUPON CODES for Jewelry Designers
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Returns & exchanges
If for any reason, you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me. It may be returned, postage paid and insured in its original condition within 14 days from date of receipt of merchandise. Buyer is responsible for all shipping charges. Please give me your reason for any returns so that we may better serve you in the future.