Native American Leroy Crowl '80 Sterling Silver Raised Inlay Belt Buckle |g Tx
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Native American Leroy Crowl '80 Sterling Silver Raised Inlay Belt Buckle |g Tx:
Up for sale is a vintage 1980 museum quality Native American sterling silver, multi stone/shell raised inlay, and spiderweb Indian Mountain turquoise belt buckle by Leroy Crowl.
The buckle measures 3-3/8" long and 2-1/4" wide. This buckle can accommodate a belt1-1/2" wide and weighs 80.4g. The Indian Mountain turquoise setting measures 13/16" by 9/16". The rest of the inlay features ironwood, mother of pearl, antiqued bone, and coral.
A Indian Shoshone sheepherder was said to discovered the lode in 1970, on the south range of Bald Mountain in Lander County, Nevada where he stumbled upon a vein of turquoise on a hillside while tending his sheep. The Indian Mountain was owned and operated by Ed Mauzy and J.W. Edgar, both legends in Nevada turquoise mining. This mine hasn’t produced in over 20 years. Indian Mountain turquoise is rare and worth collecting if you can find it. It produced both blue and green turquoise, sometimes combined, with brown to black spider web.
The buckle has the maker's hallmark "Leroy Crowl 1980" engraved on the back and it has been tested and examined for purity and is sterling silver. Please notice the piece of ironwood in the middle has a broken point, the missing part is 4mm long.. Also the bone has some cracks from age.
You will receive the exact buckle pictured! Thank you for looking!
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