"Dry Creek turquoise is "beyond rare". Not only is it the palest turquoise in the world, but its raity is increased due to the mine being closed so there is little to work into jewelry. When it was discovered and found to be such an uncommon turquoise and so pale in color, the Shoshone Indians named it "Sacred Buffalo Turquoise" after the legend of the white buffalo. Authentic Dry Creek or Sacred Buffalo turquoise should never be confused with other stones that are called "white buffalo" which are actually howlite, magnesite and other white stone that usually have gray and black matrices in them."
I purchased this Dry Creek turquoise ring while vacationing in Sedona, AZ.