2nd Generation Turquoise Miner
Father: Lynn Otteson
My earliest memories of being at the turquoise mine, was it was like my second home. I specialize in running all heavy equipment, explosives and following the lead of turquoise (even when others doubt me) and prospecting for new mines. I love the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and mining turquoise. My “work” is something I love to do.
Besides mining, I’ve worked as a cowboy on cattle ranches here in Nevada, riding (mostly bulls) in high school rodeos and continued to ride amateur after. I currently arm wrestle – mostly on an amateur level.
The most important thing my dad ever taught me about mining is how to follow where the Turquoise goes through the faults and how to recognize Turquoise formations.
Married to Carrie Otteson, we have four children: Acacia Hathaway, Lane, Tristan and Kendelle – and 5 grandchildren: Ella, twins Mikael and Nikolai, Johnathen & Flynt.