High Lonesome

Geography: New Mexico

In the rugged foothills of southern New Mexico in the lower Hatchet Mountain range, you will find a very rough and beautiful place full of endless hills of Century plants. Here you will find the now obsolete High Lonesome Turquoise Mine. High Lonesome, the name painted on a watering tank, is quite appropriate to the land surrounding it - very high and mostly lonesome.

Years ago we had a dozen trays and today we have 1 1/2 left. This mine was less than 10 miles from the Hachita and resembles that Turquoise.

For over 30 years in six week stretches, from sun up to sun down, owner Ray and his crew looked for the beautiful, very hard, green to powder blue turquoise.




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