Stormy Mountain Turquoise Mine in Elko County, Nevada produced an extremely high quality turquoise. Found in the early 1970’s when a new road to an old copper mine was being bulldozed. For the most part Stormy Mountain turquoise is a very hard, medium to dark blue material flecked with black chert. In the best grades the veins can run up to one inch thick. Stormy Mountain Turquoise from this mine is rarely seen today.
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