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    Candelaria Turquoise is one of the most collectible and prized turquoise mines in Nevada. The Candelaria Turquoise mine, located in Nevada's Candelaria Mining District, boasts a rich history and is one of the most sought-after sources for high-quality turquoise.  The mine's origins date back to the mid-1800s when it was primarily used for precious metal mining.

    One of the reasons Candelaria Turquoise is so highly valued is its hardness, which allows for precise stone cutting and beautiful polishing. The combination of its hardness, rich colors, unique matrix patterns, and scarcity has contributed to a very high demand for this turquoise mine among artists and collectors alike.

    The Candelaria mine's turquoise is often incorporated into some of the most exquisite jewelry crafted by Native American artisans. Artists love Candelaria's stunning dark blue hues and captivating matrix patterns, which can range from reddish to black.

    Interestingly, the Candelaria Turquoise mine is situated within the boundaries of the larger Candelaria Open Pit Mine. In the past, miners leased claims within the open pit mine to extract the precious turquoise. However, access to the high-quality turquoise deposits has become increasingly difficult due to the expansion of the open pit mining operations, which has led to the growing rarity and value of Candelaria Turquoise.

    As access to the turquoise deposits within the Candelaria mine becomes more challenging, the value of these stones continues to rise. This growing scarcity has only added to the allure of Candelaria Turquoise over the years.

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