Blue Ridge

Geography: Nevada & China

Blue Ridge also known as Orvil Jack is located in Lander County, Nevada. Orvil & Bessie Jack claimed the mine in 1956. The first Blue Ridge that came out of the mine had spider web matrix, or it was in nugget form. In the 80's Orvil Jack discovered what was know as Orvil Jack turquoise. Which is generally green. Blue Ridge turquoise is typically found as translucent blue nuggets with dark matrix. Much of this stone is enhanced or stabilized.

We are currently unable to find information about the turquoise from China called Blue Ridge. Very little is available in the US anymore.




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