Tonopah area has a large number of mines. Of all sorts. That fine turquoise would originate here is no surprise. All the conditions are ripe for juicy deposits of high grade turquoise. Pilot Mountain is one of those mines.
This Cabochon is a pleasant hue of green with wafting traces of mineralized blues. A mild network of Pilot Mountains notable ORANGE matrix web lines.
High crown baroque cab with a bright, hard shine. Natural and backed, ca.Seventies. Private collection.