Hi @Blackturtlehawk I agree, nice robins egg blue turquoise! When I first looked at this I thought Kingman. And I think I can see the the crystals you saw, likely pyrite which is seen in Kingman. I’ve posted these previously, but I’m attaching a photo of older Kingman nuggets with obvious pyrite crystals. They were purchased from an older man who obtained them back in the 50’s.
Although the definition of what is considered sea-foam varies from person to person, I wouldn’t call your nugget sea-foam. To my mind, sea-foam is characterized by distinctive smooth nodules (bubbles) over the surface; I’d call yours a nugget. I’d love to hear other opinions.
This is an older one. It has an etched signature Michael Montana or Montano? Hougart’s lists a M. Montana active since the 70’s. I posted it on here several years ago. When I bought it there was some mention of him being involved with the jewelry in “Dances with Wolves”. However, I have no proof and haven’t spent a lot of time trying to prove it.
I have a bolo too but can’t decide if it’s really seafoam or not. It’s more blue and could have just been rubbed a lot. I’ll add a picture. The lighting has this looking more green. Next to the cuff it looks blue.
Interesting history, especially with the possible link to Dances with Wolves! Also great bolo…I’d call this one of those “on the cusp” of bring seafoam, regardless it’s a great old piece. I love the setting. Thanks for posting these again, since I’m a newby to the forum, I haven’t seen a lot of older posts. Thanks