Nevada may be known as the Silver State. Still, along with all those precious minerals, there are also precious stones hiding in its austere earth.
“Most of the gemstones are agates and jaspers and turquoise,” says Webb Varnum of The Reno Gem and Mineral Society. “All of them can be found in Northern Nevada.” renorockhounds.com
Varnum, a geologist and a graduate of the University of Nevada Reno’s Mackay School of Mining, has spent his life rockhounding through the west coast, including California, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and Mexico. In addition to agates, jasper and turquoise, he also highlighted some less common stones, including dark red garnets from Ely, crystal beryl from Pershing County, and smooth dumortierite. Nevada’s state precious gemstone, the Black Fire Opal, comes from the Virgin Valley in Northern Nevada. It’s the only place in North America where the stone can be found in any significant quantity.
Fall into fall fashion with this trendy shade!
By Ashley Polan
The leaves are changing and the temperature dropping which means one thing … fall is here! It’s time to say goodbye to shorts and sandals and start shopping for sweaters and booties. Fall is the most exciting season in fashion and one color seems to be taking the stage this season — maroon! Anyone can rock this eye-catching color in just about every piece – from cozy sweaters and blouses to scarves and hats. Match this fierce red shade with black, grey, white, cream, navy, camel, or go bold and rock it head to toe!