Lone Mountain Turquoise

This mine once produced a great variety of turquoise, included some of the finest examples of spider web turquoise as well as clear, deep-blue stones. Lone Mountain turquoise has always been noted for holding its color. Among all “classic” Southwestern turquoise, only Lander Blue is more valuable. A rare occurrence has been the “fossil turquoise” found in this mine. The fossil is of a crinoid stem. The Lone Mountain mine consists of a series of haphazard tunnels dug by miners chasing the veins of turquoise. The mine was claimed by Lee Hand in 1920 first as the Blue Jay Mining Lode and later, after seeing that so many mines had been named Blue Jay, Hand changed the mine’s name to Lone Mountain. In the 1960’s Lone Mountain was converted to a small open pit operations by Menliss Winfield. It continues to be mined in this fashion today. In 1979, Waddell T.C.purchased Lone Mountain with the King family of Austin, Texas and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

All Cabochons shown here are NOT for individual sale.

If you are interested in commissioning a piece utilizing any of these stones feel free to contact me at chris@chrispruittjewelry.com.

Lone Mountain 28.32

Lone Mountain 28.32 cts

25.26 mm X 21.72 mm X 6.54 mm

Lone Mountain 38.5

Lone Mountain 38.5 cts

29.56 mm X 21.69 mm X 7.3 mm

Lone Mountain 37.48

Lone Mountain 37.48 cts

32.61 mm X 23.99 mm X 5.23 mm

Lone Mountain 8.32

Lone Mountain 8.32 cts

20 mm X 10.7 mm X 4.8 mm

Lone Mountain 23.92

Lone Mountain 23.92 cts

21.73 mm X 17.2 mm X 4.99 mm

Lone Mountain 14.34

Lone Mountain 14.34 cts

18.18 mm X 13.1 mm X 7.7 mm

Lone Mountain 3.38

Lone Mountain 3.38 cts

10.8 mm X 11.15 mm X 3.5 mm

Lone Mountain 4.8

Lone Mountain 4.8 cts

Lone Mountain 5.44

 Lone Mountain 5.44 cts Lone Mountain 6Lone Mountain 6 cts

Lone Mountain 10.26

Lone Mountain 10.26 cts

Lone Mountain 13.55

Lone Mountain 13.55 cts