Blue Ridge Turquoise
Blue Ridge Turquoise Mine & Jewelry
Blue Ridge turquoise jewelry is highly prized for its rare mix of striking blue and vivid green stones, the latter of which is often referred to as Orvil Jack turquoise after the original miner who discovered the turquoise deposits.
Situated near Crescent Valley and Gold Acres in Nevada, the Blue Ridge Turquoise Mine continues to produce a small amount of blue and yellowish green turquoise. Due to the presence of zinc, the Blue Ridge mine remains unique in its variety of colors, and this range of colors as well as the stone’s hardness and relative rareness is why Blue Ridge turquoise jewelry is so widely prized.
Established by Orvil Jack, the stones from the Blue Ridge Turquoise Mine often bear his name, as well as a similar mineral, faustite. Operated by Mr. Jack’s descendents, the Blue Ridge Turquoise Mine continues to impress.