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Named for producing some of the hardest turquoise ever found, the Blue Diamond mine is located outside of Austin, Nevada, and was first mined in the 1930s. The mine is considered a “hat mine”, which is a small deposit of turquoise that “you can cover with your hat”.
Blue Diamond Turquoise is a very beautiful stone, but it’s almost extinct! It is known for its blue color with rich black matrix.
These stones look very similar to Stormy Mountain Turquoise because of its smoky matrix and vibrant blue color. Long time area miners have been noted to have said the mine yielded some of the best turquoise in Nevada.
Did you know that Bisbee Turquoise is also highly valued because of its rarity?