August 30, 2023
Jim Elquist (right), along with his father Kimball Elquist standing in front of the Blue Gem mine in Copper Canyon, Nevada circa 1975. After the Blue Gem mine closed, Kimball, Jim and brothers Larry “Cougar” and John “Bugs, continued to mine barite and gold.
On behalf of the Elquist Family, we thank the Turquoise Museum for honoring Jim Elquist by inducting him into your Hall of Fame. Like his father before him, Jim dug out his destiny through mining. And through mining, it sustained family. And not a small family.