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4Feb 1892
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum (Golden)

Beautiful exhibits of gems from Colorado and worldwide, plus a fascinating "tunnel" that demonstrates mining techniques and safety advances in lighting, from candles to lamps etc. Totally worth a visit. Grandkids loved picking out souvenir rocks from the gift shop, manned by helpful students.

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12Feb 1287
Public Dig Sites Across Colorado – Finding Gold in Colorado

There are a surprising number of places in Colorado where you can dig for free (or for a token fee). The places I have highlighted here are ALL places where you don''t need to worry about federally registered mining claims or hostile private property owners. All of these sites allow pans and sluices.

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15Feb 1347
Colorado Rockhounding Location Guide & Map – Rockhound ...

Colorado Springs is one of the best areas in Colorado for rockhounds. The many area pegmatites, old mining dumps, and area streams contain fantastic specimens of minerals such as agate, fluorite, zircon, and fluorite. The St. Peter''s Dome district in particular is …

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4Feb 1784
Colorado Gem and Mineral Shows

It''s no surprise that Gem and Mineral Shows dot the calendar in the late summer months. At the end of prospecting season, there are many great finds and stories to be shared. We recently visited three of central Colorado''s finest small shows. Pictured at the right is Claudia next to a huge smokey quartz crystal from the Lake George Show.

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13Feb 952
Colorado Gemstone Mining

Colorado Aquamarine. Aquamarine, a gem variety of the mineral beryl, is the official state gemstone of Colorado.Serious prospecting for aquamarine began in the Mt. Antero area in the late 1800s. There, crystals of beryl ranging from water-clear goshenite to deep blue aquamarine can be found, along with a little yellow heliodor and pink morganite.. The best aquamarine finds on Mount Antero have ...

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23Feb 1470
Colorado Gem & Mineral Co.

Welcome to Colorado Gem & Mineral Company. We offer crystalized minerals, gems and collectibles (from deer antlers to seashells and fossils) in all price ranges, at affordable prices and we''ve been in business for 40+ years. We keep costs down by not having a retail store or having a lot of employees.

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12Feb 847
Western Museum of Mining and Industry -

Mining is a significant part of the past, present and future of the United States and Colorado, and the Western Museum of Mining and Industry has thousands of artifacts that tell the incredible story of how it impacts daily life for everyone. Tours run daily at 10 a.m. and 1 …

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13Feb 1609

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.

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11Feb 1923
St Peters Dome, Cheyenne Mining District (St. Peters Dome ...

St Peters Dome, Cheyenne Mining District (St. Peters Dome Mining District), El Paso Co., Colorado, USA : A 9,528 foot (2,904 meter) summit on the Pikes Peak massif in the Pike National Forest, about 8 miles (13 km) from Colorado Springs.

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28Feb 1219
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

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24Feb 1320
Best Sites for Rockhounding in Colorado | Moon Travel Guides

Thanks to its remarkable diversity of landscapes and a long and varied geologic history, Colorado is one of the best places in the country for amateur gold, gem, and mineral collecting. Regardless of whether you strike it rich, hunting for treasures is a fun excuse to get outdoors and enjoy some of the Centennial State''s most spectacular scenery.

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13Feb 1564
Mining | State Land Board

The Colorado Division of Mining, Reclamation, and Safety (DRMS) is the regulatory agency for solid mineral development in Colorado. The State Land Board is a separate agency from DRMS. Our agency and our lessees are subject to the same local, state, and federal rules and requirements as …

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20Feb 1429
How to locate your own placer mining claim in Colorado ...

 · Now on the right, you''ll see Mining Claims. Click it and then below it click your state. Zoom in on the map to find your specific area of interest. Click all the Colorado Land Status boxes on the right and then click the refresh button on the map control bar (on the right edge of the map…NOT up top in browser controls).

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20Feb 1660
Creede & Mineral County

Welcome to Creede & Mineral County, Colorado. Welcome to the official site of the Creede & Mineral County Visitor Center & Chamber of Commerce: your connection to vacations, recreation, attractions, real estate, lodging, and the Arts in Southern Colorado. This historic mining town offers contemporary boutiques for plenty of shopping but ...

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13Feb 890
Visiting the Claims | Pinnacle 5 Minerals

Most of our production is from our amazonite claims in the Crystal Peak Mining District about 4 miles north of Florissant, Teller County, Colorado. We also produce fine topaz crystals from Topaz Mountain Gem Mine at the foot of Pilot Peak in the Tarryall Mountains about 8 miles north of Lake George, Park County, Colorado.

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25Feb 1272
Ashcroft Colorado – Western Mining History

Ashcroft History. Ashcroft originally known as Castle Forks City and then Chloride until 1882, was a mining town located ten miles south of Aspen. A few buildings remain standing as a testament to the town''s past. In the spring of 1880 two prospectors, Charles B. Culver and W.F. Coxhead left the mining boomtown of Leadville in search of silver ...

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3Feb 594
Smuggler Mine Tour (Aspen)

This is an absolutely fantastic experience but I would not recommend it for young kids as the tour is a little long. Our guide is a veteran from working the mine in recent years and brought great history to life, but the storytelling got a little long at a few points and could be crisper in terms of getting in and through the mine more efficiently. . It''s a very hands-on experience and you ...

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21Feb 916
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 ...

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2Feb 683
Emerald Village

 · Emerald Village is a group of gem, mining, and historical attractions nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and within an hour''s drive of Asheville, Boone, and Blowing Rock. Located in a spectacular mountain setting, Emerald Village is home to 12 historic REAL mines and has been ...

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13Feb 1859
About Mining and Minerals | Bureau of Land Management

Mining and Mineral Policy of 1970. This law declares that it is the continuing policy of the federal government to foster and encourage private enterprise in the development of a stable domestic minerals industry and the orderly and economic development of domestic mineral resources. This act includes all minerals, including sand and gravel ...

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11Feb 546
Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club – Rock club on the ...

Welcome. You have landed at the Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club website. Our club is made up of hundreds of dedicated gem, stone, mineral and rock enthusiasts. We have grown from a small group of 20 individuals in the late ''30''s to over 300 rock hounds, collectors and jewelers of all ages. In 1969, members raised donations and built a ...

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23Feb 1615
Salida Colorado Rockhounding and Mineral Collecting in the ...

The Columbine Gem and Mineral Society offers outings and excursions to sites around Chaffee County. Brown''s Canyon District. The fluorspar mining district at Brown''s Canyon was ranked among the top U.S. fluorspar districts during the first half of the 20th century. The 20 mines in the district produced over $5 million in fluorspar.

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13Feb 1824
This Little-known Colorado Gem Combines Glamping, Art, and ...

 · Binder bought this massive property, a dilapidated 1940s mining camp for nearby Vanadium Corporation of America, in 2017. At the time, it was a glorified junkyard.

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28Feb 1450
Colorado Gold Panning Locations

Colorado is known as the Silver State, but it also ranks second among the gold producing states. Over 40 million ounces of gold have been produced in Colorado. Most of the gold mines are in the mountainous western half of the state. The most important sources of gold are from Telluride type ores.

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8Feb 907
Silverton, Animas Mining District, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA

Silverton is in the Animas Mining District. Silverton, officially the Town of Silverton, is the county seat and only incorporated municipality of San Juan County, Colorado, United States. The town is located in a remote part of the western San Juan Mountains, a range of the Rocky Mountains. The first mining claims were made in the mountains ...

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20Feb 1880
Fee Mining and Digging for Gems, Minerals, Gold, Crystals

Fee mining sites are places where you can pay a fee to dig for rocks, minerals, gold or gemstones and keep whatever you find. There are many places in the United States where you can pan for gold and have a reasonable chance of finding some. There are also places where you can find ruby, sapphire, opal and many other gemstones.

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9Feb 937
Breckenridge For Your Next Ski Vacation

 · 2. The Town: Lots of western resorts boast old mining towns, but few rival Breckenridge - its downtown is the largest historic district in Colorado. If you can''t buy it, eat it or rent it easily ...

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4Feb 1169
Colorado Prospector Club

The Colorado Prospector club and website is your online resource for prospecting and exploring information, techniques, mining goods and equipment. Colorado Prospector club can help you get rolling as a new prospector as well as continue your successful endeavors as a seasoned prospector.

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16Feb 1304
How to Pan for Gemstones in Colorado Rivers & Streams ...

 · There are plenty of ways to get outdoors and active during a trip to Colorado, but one of your most unique options is panning for precious materials in the state''s creeks and streams.Promising ...

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3Feb 1336
Rockhounding In COLORADO: Rocks and Gems And Where To …

None other than the state gemstone of the wonderful state of Colorado, this brilliant clear blue crystal can often take a bit of an adventure to find. Found primarily on a few mountain ranges in central Colorado, it brings daring prospectors to elevations up to 14,000 feet to prospect their claim during a short summer season, high above the ...

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13Feb 648
Mount White Colorado Gem Mines Next to Mt Antero 14,000 ...

 · Mount White Colorado Mining. Claims staked by the Department of land Transfer Information 2016 LandTransfer

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23Feb 643
Public Gold, Gem $ Mineral Mines in Colorado

Colorado is a beautiful state with fascinating geology. There is an abundant variety of gems and minerals that are found in this state, including amazonite, topaz, quartz, and gold. Here are several public mining sites that you can visit and dig for gold and a variety of minerals in Colorado.

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28Feb 1361
Colorado Mining & Minerals

Colorado''s Salable Mineral Materials program produced 346,406 cubic yards of mineral materials such as sand, gravel, and stone with a value of $370,856 in fiscal year 2015. For forms and information about mining in a specific Colorado field office, please click on the tabs below.

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26Feb 1108
Exploring The Old Hundred Gold Mine

 · Southwest Colorado offers a variety of unique experiences to visitors. One that is unrivaled and quite literally one of a kind is the Old Hundred Gold Mine. This hidden gem is located just a short drive from Silverton, Colorado and offers visitors a chance to experience mining in action.

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16Feb 582
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. …

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17Feb 996

118R Aquamarine, Colorado Light Blue, 0.59 cts round brilliant cut. Mt Antero is open only a few months each year for mining. This gem was mined and cut by Robyn during the very short collecting season. Set in a size 11 man''s ring. Priced at $190.00

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5Feb 702
Find Rock, Gem & Mineral Shows in Colorado

Search our Mapped Listings for all Rock & Mineral Shows, GeoSites, Museums, Gem & Bead Shows. Please read special notice about this website at the bottom of the page about dates and locations. To advertise on this site, click here to purchase

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