Nancy Mansfield - Navajo
About Candelaria Turquoise
Candelaria turquoise was mined in parts of the large Candelaria Open Pit Copper, Silver, and Gold Mine in the Candelaria Hills area near Tonopah, Nevada. Very little information can be found about Candelaria turquoise in the mining literature. High-grade Candelaria turquoise is a hard stone, translucent dark blue with a redish brown spiderweb matrix. The finest turquoise was found in places so difficult to work that it was almost unattainable. The mine is now closed and its scarcity makes it very collectible. Read more about stones.