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Carico Lake Turquoise Mine

Cairo Lake Turquoise is named after the location of its mine, located on a dried up lake bed in a high, cool area of Lander County, Nevada. It’s clear, iridescent, spring green color is due to its zinc content and is highly unique and collectible. Carico Lake turquoise is also found in a dark blue as well as a blue-green color with a black, spider web matrix. The Carico Lake mine is primarily a gold producing mine. However, from time to time, the mining company leases the turquoise producing part of the mine to individual miners who are permitted to work that part. The limited amount of time allowed to mine Carico Lake turquoise and the limited amount of turquoise yielded, combine to make Carico Lake turquoise a valuable addition to one's collection.
Carico Lake I,  Lime Green

Carico Lake I, Lime Green

This is that rare lime material often w/webbing. This color does not come in huge pieces; basically, thumbnail sized nuggets.
Carico Lake Lime Green $20.00  per gram choose quantity:  grams
Carico Lake II, Select Blue

Carico Lake II, Select Blue

From a clear blue to a blue with fine webbing. Darker in color than the mixed blue Carico. Excellent for either cabbing or inlay.
Carico Lake Select Blue $18.00  per gram choose quantity:  grams
Carico Lake III, Select Green

Carico Lake III, Select Green

Runs from a very soft lime green to darker shades. Usually pretty clean with little to no matrix. Comes in nice sized pieces and is good for either cabbing, inlay or carving.
Carico Lake Select Green $15.00  per gram choose quantity:  grams
Carico Lake IV, Mixed Blues

Carico Lake IV, Mixed Blues

These are nice sized pieces, suitable for cabbing or inlay. Color is a nice soft blue, often with light matrix webbing
Carico Lake Mixed Blues $12.00  per gram choose quantity:  grams
Carico Lake V, Nugget

Carico Lake V, Nugget

These small green and blue nuggets are mostly a soft pastel color. Excellent for drilling or inlay.
Carico Lake Nugget $10.00  per gram choose quantity:  grams
Carico Lake VI, Mixed Colors CA 1970's

Carico Lake VI, Mixed Colors CA 1970's

A true mine run, with colors ranging rom limes green to dark green to medium blues. Excellent for cabbing or inlay.
Carico Lake Mixed Greens $10.00  per gram choose quantity:  grams

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