Nevada Turquoise

Nevada State Semi-precious Gemstone


Nevada turquoise

Untreated turquoise from the Stone Mountain mine in Nevada; photo by Thomasin Durgin on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Nevada Turquoise

Nevada turquoise was recognized as the official state semi-precious gemstone in 1987 (Virgin Valley black fire opal was designated Nevada's state precious gemstone the same year).

Nevada turquoise is sometimes called the "Jewel of the Desert" and can be found in many parts of the state.