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12Feb 1901

Colorado Gem & Mineral Locations | Robert Michael Gems and ...

There are over 774 gems and mineral localities in Colorado. Here''s a list of key locations and the material that can be found (Source: Rocks and Minerals, July 2002) . Stoneham – Barite State Line Diamond District Red Feather Lakes – Amethyst Devils Head – Smoky Quartz, Clear White Quartz, Citrine and Topaz Wigham Creek –

3Feb 757

A Visitor''s Guide to Colorado Gemstones

Aquamarine: Colorado State Gemstone. Named the state gemstone in 1971, aquamarine is mined at high altitudes in the Mt. Antero area of the Rockies. This blue or blue-green stone, a variety of beryl, is the March birthstone. Mt. Antero aquamarines have good transparency and light to medium tones.

28Feb 691

Gemstones | Minerals | Jewelry | Rockhunting | Buena Vista ...

"A historical overview of the history of Mt. Antero mining/collecting, including most recent: Mt. Antero, Chaffee Co., Colorado Locality: Minerals, History, & Geology by Mark I. Jacobson (author of Antero Aquamarines [1993]) "The aquamarines from Mt. Antero were first introduced to the mineralogical community by "Nels" Nelson Daniel Wanemaker via a letter from Roselle T. Cross to George F ...

10Feb 877

Homesites & Mining Claims For Sale

Three Acre Riverfront Homesite - Creede, Colorado United States. Lot Acres: 3.43 County: Mineral. - 300+ ft of Rio Grande Waterfront - Build a Home on the River with a View of the Mountains - Almost 3.5 Acres - Vista Grande Subdivision - More than 1/2 Mile of River Access - Protective Covenants. Homesites & Mining Claims.

6Feb 1566

COLORADO Mining Claims For Sale | Gempiremines

COLORADO Mining Claims FOR SALE. COLORADO is a mineral rich state and explorer''s paradise and has several important gem and mineral deposits in addition to gold. Colorado is well-known for its deposits of Rhodochrosite, Topaz, Amazonite, Smoky Quartz, Blue Barite, and has many other deposits of gems and minerals. We have the following COLORADO ...

28Feb 712

A Visitor''s Guide to Colorado Gemstones

Gemstone Mining in the United States - geology

25Feb 1101

Rockhounding In COLORADO: Rocks and Gems And Where To …

Some of the largest gemstones ever cut have been large pieces of topaz. This gemstone is commonly associated with granitic or rhyolitic formations. In Colorado, the majority of the topaz has come from the Pikes Peak area, a historic gold mining region. Topaz can be found in a wide variety of colors. From crystal clear, to pale blue.

7Feb 967

Interactive map of mines in Colorado | American ...

The Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety''s AUGER map provides information on active and historic mines in Colorado. The interactive map shows: Active and inactive construction and hardrock mines with information on permitting, size, commodities, fees, land use, and more Coal permit boundaries Alluvial and bedrock aquifers Geology Hydrography Land cover Users can

27Feb 1126

Salida Colorado Rockhounding and Mineral Collecting in the ...

The mine was finally closed in 1952. Minerals to be found in the area around the mines and dumps include: smithsonite and cerrusite, pyrite, chalcopyrite, galena, sphalerite, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, and quartz. Access: From Nathrop Post Office go south, take Colorado …

3Feb 1595

Sandy Creek Mining Company – Sluice Builder, Gemstone ...

The Sandy Creek Mining Company, Inc. is the wholesale builder and supplier of mining equipment and products used in gemstone panning operations. We provide goods and services to tourist attractions around the world. Our company takes pride in having provided quality …

1Feb 1218

Dig For Gemstones At The Four Peaks Mining Co. Store In ...

 · You''ll Love Digging For Gemstones At The Unique Four Peaks Mining Co. Store In Arizona. Mining is a dangerous profession, but there''s a place right here in Arizona where you can don a hardhat with none of the risks. Four Peaks Mining Co. is a jewelry store on the Arizona Boardwalk in Scottsdale with a replica mine shaft inside, so rock ...

25Feb 1797


Gemstone quality rhodochrosite, the state mineral, is produced from the Sweet Home Mine located in Alma mining district, Park County. The largest faceted diamond sourced in the United States (16.87 carats) was found in Colorado.

8Feb 1706

Gemstone Mines In Colorado | The Diggings™

Gemstone Mines In Colorado Total Prospects Occurrences Plants Producers Boulder 1 - - - 1 Clear Creek 1 - - - 1 Conejos 1 - - - 1 Douglas 5 - 1 - 4 El Paso 5 - 1 - 4 Gilpin 1 - - - 1 Gunnison 3 - 1 - 2 Hinsdale 2 - - - 2 Jefferson 3 - - - 3 Lake 4 - - - 4 Larimer 1 - - - 1 Mesa 2 - - - 2 Park 3 - - - 3 Saguache 5 - - - 5 San Juan 2 - - - 2 ...

10Feb 1527

Reality-show prospecting meets reality in Colorado – The ...

 · In the reality TV series "Prospectors," gem hunters on a peak in central Colorado face the dangers of high-altitude lightning, rock falls, cave-ins and whiteouts while digging for valuable ...

7Feb 667

US Gemstone Mines: Arizona Oregon Idaho Montana Arkansas ...

Colorado Gemstones. Many different gemstones are produced in Colorado. These include aquamarine, amazonite, garnet, topaz, tourmaline, lapis lazuli, quartz, smoky quartz, rhodochrosite, rose quartz, amethyst, turquoise, peridot, sapphire, zircon, agate, and jasper. A rough diamond from Colorado was cut into a 16.87-carat stone. It is the ...

27Feb 1488

Astorite & Larimar Jewelry

Beautiful gemstones from the mine once owned by Jacob Astor, IV, now rediscovered! The entrance to this mine was dynamited upon his death on the Titanic in 1912. The gem-quality pink ore body with visible gold and silver, which is unique to this mine, is now available in earrings, pendants, and in any custom design you desire.

30Feb 1430

Fee Mining and Digging for Gems, Minerals, Gold, Crystals

 · Gems, then, are the flowers of the minerals that have ornamental value because of their beauty, durability and, occasionally, some degree of rarity. Colorado ranks among the most strongly mineralized areas in the world, and it''s especially noted for alabaster, amethyst, lapis lazuli (blue sapphire), topaz and turquoise.

13Feb 1635

Prospectors (TV series)

This a new niche in the market as of 2016 as a collaborative effort to bring American mined gemstones to the market from a network of USA mining teams. Amanda Adkins launched this website in an effort to help the gemstone mining families in America. ; Dwayne Hall mines aquamarine on Colorado''s Mount White.

6Feb 572

Best 30 Gem Mining in Denver, CO with Reviews

Gem Mining in Denver on YP . See reviews, photos, directions, phone numbers and more for the best Mining Consultants in Denver, CO.

6Feb 1169

Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine | Spruce Pine, NC

Voted one of the best destinations for gem mining in the United States! Find Treasures that last a lifetime! Find Treasures that last a lifetime with an experience to match! Flume Mining, Mine Trips, Jewelry and more!

27Feb 1424

Colorado Mine Tours in Gold Rush Towns | Colorado

 · Visitors can follow the Colorado Gold Trail, a scenic tour of gold rush towns and gold and silver mines that flourished in the boom of the late 1850s. Towns on the trail include Boulder, Black Hawk, Central City, Idaho Springs, Breckenridge, Fairplay, Alma, Como and Leadville. Of note is how these cities survived after the rush, avoiding ...

3Feb 1544

Mines Museum of Earth Science

Discover Golden''s Hidden Gem. Attracting 30,000 visitors a year. Take in over 15,000 square feet of rocks, minerals, fossils and other fascinating Earth Science-related objects. Pass through our indoor cave and discover minerals that glow. Gaze at the sparkling Miss Colorado Crown containing over 600 gemstones and 21 diamonds.

21Feb 560

Aquamarine Gemstone Crystal Rock Mining | NEW Location ...

 · Aquamarine Beryl Gemstones being found by everyone at this brand new location!!Join us twice a year at this brand new spot! Current future digs will be had ...

13Feb 1963

Top Spots For Gem Hunting In The US

The Emerald Hollow Mine is home to the only emerald mine in the United States open for public treasure hunting. You can check out findings from the mine at sluiceways or do your own prospecting, digging, and hunting for a small fee. Gem sluice, Hiddenite, NC. Photo by Robert Nunnally. Licensed under CC By 2.0.

21Feb 1312

Diamonds in Colorado! The Stateline Kimberlite District ...

Gem-quality diamonds up to 28.3 carats have been found in the Stateline District, most notably from the Kelsey Lake Mine, a cluster of 8 diamondiforous pipes near the Wyoming border and the only deposits in the Stateline District to have achieved commercial diamond production. (Rocktalk Vol. …

3Feb 878

Gemstone Mining, Pan for Gold, Fossils | Broken Bow ...

Your kids can: While your kids are having fun, we''ll teach them about paleontologists, dinosaurs and gemstones of the world. They''ll leave with a greater understanding of the world and real gemstones, like amethyst and emeralds. To learn more about our mining company and all the things to do here, call us today at 580-494-6102.

14Feb 1756

Gemstone Digging Site

Its "unsalted", meaning everything you will find came from this actual mine. Due to the large equipment used while digging veins, many pieces are lost or missed. You will have many dump/spoil piles to search through, about 5-6 acres, or you may search for a veins but this method is …

12Feb 1994

Colorado Rhodochrosite | Gem Adventurer™

Colorado Rhodochrosite (pronounced row-duh-crow-site) are exotic, undeniably gorgeous, and incredibly scarce, roseate hued gemstones from the Sweet Home Mine in the American state of Colorado. Given all their best deposits are, or are almost depleted, Rhodochrosite prices are always on the increase. One of the few gemstones whose incredible beauty is totally natural and unenhanced, […]

4Feb 720

Colorado Gemstone Mining

Colorado Gemstones. A wide variety of gems have been mined in Colorado.For a short time, Colorado had the only commercial diamond mine in North America.The state is also famous for its aquamarine, rhodochrosite, amazonite, smoky quartz, and other minerals.For some of these materials, gem-quality crystals are sought by both gem …

6Feb 763

THE 10 BEST Colorado Mines (with Photos)

Highest rated attractions on Tripadvisor, based on traveler reviews. Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity. 1. Argo Mill and Tunnel.