Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is one of the most recognizable of all North American turquoises. Named for Sleeping Beauty Mountain, the stone mined here is not traditionally a hard stone, but is favored by many Native artists for its uniform and beautiful sky color.
Beloved for its solid blue stone with no matrix, and ranging in color from bright royal blue to pale sky blue, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise comes out of the ground near Globe, AZ.
Sleeping Beauty Mountain was originally mined for copper and gold. Sleeping Beauty was one of the largest operating mines in North America, owned and operated by Marty Nichols.
As of today, the mine is closed for production and the price of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise has skyrocketed.