Sacred white buffalo. White buffalo turquoise. This material goes by a few different names but it’s the same great rock. Chemically it’s not a turquoise, it doesn’t have what makes it blue. It’s closer to a magnesite. But it forms in one place. In Nevada. Right next to turquoise. In a lovely black chert which gives some cabs a fabulous contrast that would make Ansel Adams proud. I love to cut it and I’m grateful to say that I have customers who love to buy it.
Although (in my opinion) the word ‘rare’ is overused in the rock world- this material is getting harder to find. And in turn more expensive. But I love it and will buy it whenever I come across some good material. Just another rock that’s beautiful and can be found in the US.