White Buffalo, Navajo, sterling silver
Click Image to Enlarge
Click Picture to Close


White Buffalo

White Buffalo

Although they call White Buffalo Turquoise, it’s actually not. The name “White Buffalo” was given to the rock from the Otteson’s who are very experienced in mining Turquoise and have been for well over 50 years. The Otteson’s have personally examined a specimen of White Buffalo with a seam of mid-colored blue turquoise running through the rock located in Tonopah, Nevada. We can easily understand why the Otteson’s named this material “Whit Buffalo Turquoise”. When selling the stone it is called White Buffalo. There are critics who say it isn’t Turquoise at all. However White Buffalo lays in veins like Turquoise, surrounded by black chert, a black rock similar to flint. It cuts and polishes like turquoise and has geologists baffled.