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Turquoise is also a Nevada
symbol. The semi-precious stone, often used in jewelry,
has been mined in Nevada by Native Americans since at least 1200 A.D.
Turquoise is scattered throughout the state, with prominent mining operations
in Clark County, Nye County, Esmeralda County and Lander County.
Most of the Native American jewelry made in the Southwest has used turquoise
mined in Nevada.
Nevada State Museum