2.8" Polished Turquoise Slab - Number 8 Mine, Carlin, NV

This is a gorgeous, 2.8" wide, polished slab of high grade turquoise from the famous Number 8 Mine in Carlin, Nevada. It has been polished to a smooth finish on both sides.

The Number 8 Turquoise Mine is a historic turquoise mine located in Carlin, Nevada, USA. The mine operated from the early 1920s until 1976 and is known for producing high-quality turquoise with a distinctive bright blue-green color and unique spiderweb matrix patterns.

The mine is located in the Lynn Mining District, which is part of the larger Carlin Trend, a region that is renowned for its rich mineral deposits. The Number 8 mine is situated at an elevation of around 7,000 feet in the rugged hills of northeastern Nevada.

Turquoise from the Number 8 mine is highly prized by collectors and jewelry makers for its striking color and unique matrix patterns. The turquoise is often cut and polished into cabochons or used as a centerpiece in Native American jewelry designs.

In recent years, the Number 8 Turquoise Mine has become increasingly difficult to access and produce from, with only small amounts of high-quality turquoise still being extracted. This has led to a surge in demand and value for Number 8 turquoise, making it a highly sought-after gemstone in the world of fine jewelry and collectibles.
Number 8 Mine, Carlin, Nevada
2.8 x 1.9", up to .35" thick, 37 grams