Lee Hand's Original
Aztec Mine Turquoise
The historic Aztec Mine is located in the Royston Mining District of Esmeralda and Nye Counties, Nevada. The Aztec name for these claims goes as far back as 1903. Lee Hand mined this area back in the 1930's, and our claims cover much of his original workings. Aztec produces some of the classic looks of the Royston district with it's baby blues and wild greens often accented with blonde and red webbing and matrix. The mine also produces very light blue, almost white nuggets that are hard and take a super bright polish...a rare occurrence in the turquoise world! We own and operate this mine with Philip Chambless, who has owned claims in the Royston area for over 20 years now!