The Healing Properties of Carico Lake Turquoise

Did you know that turquoise is the only gemstone that has an official color named after it?

Although there are turquoise mines all over the world, there aren't many in the United States. However, one of the main ones can be found in Nevada. It produces a very special type of turquoise: Carico Lake turquoise. It is one of the most beautiful, vibrant, and rare variants of turquoise in the world.

In this article, we'll tell you everything you need to know about this vibrant green stone. 

Keep reading to learn more.

What is Turquoise?

Turquoise is an opaque mineral found in beautiful shades of green, blue, blueish green, and yellowish green. For thousands of years, cultures from around the world have treasured it as an important gemstone and symbol.

The ancient people of Asia, Africa, North America, and South America all found deposits of turquoise independently of each other and produced gemstones for jewelry and small sculptures.

The gemstone became so popular that began using the word "turquoise" to describe the bluish-green color found in high-quality turquoise. Only three other minerals in the world (gold, silver, and copper) have colors that are more often used in the English language.

There are several different types of turquoise. Some include:

  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Kingman
  • Blue Gem
  • Hubei
  • Damele
  • Orvil Jack
  • Carico Lake
  • Mojave

Their colors range from bright blue to pale baby blue, as well as unique colors like earthy brown, teal, or bright lime green.  

For thousands of years, Turquoise has become a symbol of nobility, wisdom, and even the power of immortality. For others, they consider the material sacred as well as a symbol of luck, power, and protection. 

As a purification stone, this beautiful stone can dispel negative energy and even clear electromagnetic smog from its surrounding area. It has an energy that helps promote self-realization and creative problem-solving.

This has made it a popular stone to help calm the nerves in public as well as stabilize mood swings. When traveling, turquoise helps provide a safe path to the destination while protecting belongings.

What Is Carico Lake Turquoise? 

This particular form of turquoise was named after the mine where it can be found. In Lander County, Nevada, stands the Carico Lake Mine.

During the huge turquoise boom of the 1950s and 1980s, these mines produced a large amount of Turquoise. This was a large business for Native American Indian Jewelry and Southwest Silver Jewelry businesses. 



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Carico Lake turquoise has been named differently over the years, depending on the business that sold it. It was also known as Aurora turquoise and Stone Canyon turquoise at some point as well. 


What Does Carico Lake Turquoise Look Like?

Carico Lake turquoise comes in a few different shades, including a lime green turquoise as well as an aqua blue turquoise. It's known for its iridescent, clear green color that comes from its copper and zinc content.

In some stones, you'll see a dark blue-green found in between a beautiful black spider web matrix. Rarely you can also see hints of dark or yellow webbing.

Although there are a few varieties produced from this mine, the most attractive and popular turquoise is the lime green type. This is due to its striking color and scarceness. Some claim that the lime green colored turquoise is actually faustite, but it's up to debate. 

Because of the mine's remote location and harsh weather conditions in the winter months, collectors can only mine it during limited times. This makes Carico Lake turquoise one of the rarer kinds of turquoise, making it quite valuable and sought after among collectors.

Healing Properties of Carico Lake Turquoise

When it comes to metaphysical healing stones, the turquoise gemstone is known as one of the most powerful ones. Ancient cultures such as the Native American Indians, Tibetans, and Egyptians all claimed that it had great healing powers.

It protects its wearers by warding off negative emotions and energy while purifying the space around them. The brilliant blue color helps unite the power of both the sky and the sea, male and female, and the world and spiritual realm.

Its communication powers also help bring good fortune to relationships as well. The color is also representative of the renewal of spring, which brings cleansing and rebirth to its wearer. It does this by removing prejudices and clearing the way for objectivity.



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When considering the meaning of turquoise, the energy of peace, understanding, and new ideas comes to mind.

Let's take a look at a few different healing powers of turquoise.

Physical Healing Powers

According to New Age believers, turquoise gemstones have powers that can benefit the entire body. It has special strengths that can heal ailments that affect:

  • The immune system
  • The respiratory system
  • The waste system
  • The skeletal system

It is also recommended by crystal healers to detox the body from several toxic substances, like:

  • Alcohol
  • Poison
  • Pollution
  • Radiation
  • Asthma
  • High blood pressure
  • Infections
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Dental problems

Some people believe that it can fix skin issues like warts.

Mental Healing Powers

Not only does turquoise have physical healing powers, but mental healing powers as well. In crystal healing, turquoise is the stone of communication.

For those that have a fear of public speaking, healers recommend turquoise for its ability to make users more eloquent, creative, honest, and loving. 

Turquoise can also improve the overall mental state by promoting several positive mental characteristics, including:

  • Creativity
  • Positive thinking
  • Empathy
  • Sensitivity
  • Happiness
  • Wisdom
  • Intuition

All of these contribute to an overall sense of calmness and self-realization. 

Along with being the stone of communication, it is also considered the stone of friendship. It can open up connections between different relationships and allow love to flow more freely in communication between people. 

It can also strengthen courage, personal power, and convictions. 

Chakra Healing Powers

The healing powers of Turquoise are said to open all of the body's chakras. This allows love and communication to flow through several different points of the body.

With that said, turquoise is typically associated with the 5th chakra or the throat. This represents the center of:

  • Communication
  • Serenity
  • Creativity
  • Spiritual bonding

It also works together with other chakras. It works with the heart chakra by opening it up and allowing it to give and receive love. The healing powers of turquoise combine with the brow chakra to strengthen its connection to the greater spirit. 

The color blue also symbolizes the sky or spirit source for spiritualists. 

Wearing Turquoise to Suit Your Mood

The brilliant color of turquoise jewelry brings a bold burst of color to just about any outfit. Wearing it can uplift your mood.

A necklace that lies close to your heart can bring beauty while allowing its extensive healing properties to enter the body easily.

As mentioned earlier, wearing turquoise brings communication, clarity, and truth to its wearer. This can decrease social anxiety while bringing a level of understanding to the unknown world around them.

When choosing a turquoise stone, it's important to note that different shades of it can bring different benefits.

  • Light blue turquoise is known to bring good fortune, optimism, harmony, and inner peace to its wearer
  • Green turquoise is believed to be best suited for those that suffer from anxiety or panic attacks, as it can help clear a person's perspective

The turquoise gemstone is also the birthstone of Sagittarius or those born in November and December, but you don't need to be born at that time to experience its benefits. Turquoise is known to lower stress and bring vitality and cognitive abilities like overall optimism and happiness..

It can help enhance the mood by bringing clear confidence to its user. 

Experience the Benefits of Carico Lake Turquoise 

The benefits and healing powers of turquoise can be seen back in ancient times from great cultures that lived independently all over the world. Today, we can still draw from the natural energy that comes from this magnificent and beautiful gemstone. 💚

Carico Lake turquoise is one of the most beautiful and rare varieties of turquoise, but you can find beautiful stones that match your soul and appearance at a great price.

Come check out our wide variety of  Carico Lake turquoise and start creating your next piece or adding this to your collection. 


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