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The Blue Wind
I had just finished turning on the heater in my shop to warm it up so I could start shaping and polishing some beads from the bag of Carico Lake nuggets beside me when the phone rang. I picked up the phone and heard someone say hello that they were one of the Edgars and wanted to know if I would be interested in some turquoise cabs that they had put away for a number of years. Well anyone who has read much on the history of Nevada turquoise know that the Edgars’ were at one time the premier turquoise mining family and any turquoise mines worth mining had been owned by members of the Edgar family. So I was getting pretty excited and began by asking when and where we could meet. This Edgar had owned the Blue Wind mine and had also worked the Thunder Mountain mine and a few others. He had lived at the Super X when he was young and worked that mine in the summers.
After agreeing to a time to meet I packed a bag and headed off once again into Nevada. I was really looking forward to this trip. Now that I’m the present owner of the Blue Wind mine I thought this meeting might give me a chance to learn something about the history of the mine. Since it had been found after 1970 very little had been written about the Blue Wind even thought it produces some of the most beautiful black webbed turquoise to come out of Nevada.