Absolutely amazing High grade blue green Carico Lake 1970’s turquoise cabochon. A small but mighty Hand cut, shaped and polished gemstone.. Pretty rare these days and super high quality. Perfect cab for jewelers or collectors…. Free Shipping on this tiny beauty!!

Size: 13mm width x 17.8mm length x 6.69mm thick (Unbacked and natural)



The Carico Lake mine is named after the dried up lake bed in Nevada where this unique material is mined. The mine produces a wide variety of turquoise ranging in color from dark blues to light greens, some with yellow or dark blue “water” webbing. Most sought after is the intense apple green material. Identified as Faustite, it is a cousin of turquoise containing more Zinc which causes the color. Over the years, Carico Lake has also been sold under the names Aurora and Stone Cabin turquoise under previous owners. Today the claim is owned by Ernie Montoya of Albuquerque, NM and is actively being mined.

Here is a link to another high grade Carico Lake cabochon https://www.etsy.com/listing/1014807411/high-grade-carico-lake-1970s-blue?ref=shop_home_active_34&pro=1&frs=1

✨ For International shipping – your orders will be shipped via First class mail International through USPS. This can take from 6-20 days depending on your location, but this is the most affordable and safest way to ship Internationally. If you would like to receive your order via USPS priority 6-10 days, please send me a message after your purchase and I will be happy to expedite your order. We can then work out payment options for the expedited cost difference. **Please note** Some items at 150.00 us dollars or more, shipping from USA to countries such as the UK and Canada, will incur import taxes or duties. TamaraMJewelry cannot be held accountable for such taxes, but please let me know via private message if you have any questions or concerns. Regards, Tamara


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