Digging for Colorado Topaz. - YouTube

Aug 25, 2017· Watch as we dig for Topaz at The Lost Ridge Topaz Mine in the Tarryall Mountains in Central Colorado.

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Gems in Colorado - Where to Find Topaz and Rhodochrosite ...

Oct 14, 2016· Topaz and rhodochrosite only make up a small part of the absolutely bewildering array of different minerals and crystals which inhabit Colorado. Other minerals such as amethyst, smoky quartz, sapphire, amazonite, opals, jaspers, and a wide variety of …

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Crystal Peak Topaz Prospect Near Florissant, Colorado ...

The Crystal Peak Topaz Prospect is near Florissant, Colorado. Historically the site has been associated with the Cripple Creek Mining District which is now part of the Pike National Forest. The site was first discovered in 1865. The Crystal Peak Topaz Prospect is a surface and underground mining operation. Initial production took place in 1865.

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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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Spruce Grove area, Colorado

Digging at Spruce Grove for topaz and smoky quartz crystals. Pocket where many pieces of topaz were found. Spruce Grove area. A view of the Spruce Grove digging area. Another view of the Spruce Grove digging …

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Rockhounding In COLORADO: Rocks and Gems And Where To …

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. Burnt orange to pink. ... from remote mountain top collecting areas to pay-to-dig locations with modern facilities, there is something in Colorado for the ...

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A Visitor's Guide to Colorado Gemstones - International ...

Furthermore, with so many native Colorado gemstones, such as aquamarine, rhodochrosite, topaz, and amazonite, gem enthusiasts will certainly find a true Coloradan souvenir. Museums in Colorado. Colorado boasts two world-class mineral collections, must-sees for anyone in the state.

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Devils Head Topaz Mine Map - Colorado, United States ...

Devils Head Topaz Mine is a mine in Colorado and has an elevation of 8727 feet. Devils Head Topaz Mine from Mapcarta, the open map.

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Rockhounding In Colorado: Where To Find Geodes - goColorado

Sep 06, 2020· 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. Its most characteristic gem is amazonite, the bright green mineral that is often mistaken for jade.

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Topaz Mountain Adventures – A gem and mineral adventure ...

Topaz Mountain Adventures offers a hands on mining and prospecting experiences for Utah Topaz, Bixbyite, and other minerals. This unique vacation experience is for the young and old, the inexperienced and the avid rockhound.

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Spruce Grove area, Colorado

Digging at Spruce Grove for topaz and smoky quartz crystals. Pocket where many pieces of topaz were found. Spruce Grove area. A view of the Spruce Grove digging area. Another view of the Spruce Grove digging area.

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How to Pan for Gemstones in Colorado Rivers & Streams ...

Mar 15, 2018· If you find a potential digging spot that's of interest to you, check with the Colorado BLM about whether you're allowed to pan for gemstones there, or if you'll need to get permissions first.

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Great article on Devils Head Topaz – what's what with davealex

I found this several years ago and just came across it again recently. This is an old article on the Mineralogical Society of America’s web site about a Topaz dig at Devils Head. This is from American Mineralogist journal from 1945. It talks about dig(s) during the …

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Adventures at Topaz Mountain Gem Mine, May 2013 – what's ...

It’s always a fun adventure to visit the Dorris Family’s Topaz Mine here in Colorado. They allow the public to come by and dig several times per year as well as most of the Rockhounding clubs as well. Due to the late snow this spring this was the first dig, May 25th, 2013.

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Rockhounding In Colorado: Where To Find Geodes - goColorado

Sep 06, 2020· 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. Its most characteristic gem is amazonite, the bright green mineral that is often mistaken for jade.

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Exploring a topaz-bearing Pikes Peak pegmatite

Further digging revealed smaller topaz pockets along the side walls in a tan clay. The crystals had less surface etching but were still consistently sherry colored. A few colorless or almost colorless crystals were found. Numerous fissures in the granite surrounding the main pocket also contained topaz, microcline and very well formed

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Topaz Mountain Adventures – A gem and mineral adventure ...

Topaz Mountain Adventures offers a hands on mining and prospecting experiences for Utah Topaz, Bixbyite, and other minerals. This unique vacation experience is for the young and old, the inexperienced and the avid rockhound.

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Rare Gems and Minerals Found in Colorado

The geology of Colorado has produced a wide array of gems and minerals. Many of these quite valuable to collectors, and weekend rockhounds can go out and find many of them. Valuable minerals like rhodochrosite, turquoise, topaz, sapphire, garnets, amethyst, and jasper is all found in Colorado.

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Top Tips for Rockhounding in Chaffee County Colorado ...

Colorado is also known for rhodochrosite. However, it is hard to find on the surface. However, Colorado is also a great place to look for amazonite and smoky quartz clusters, topaz (generally light blue), and fluorite. Another option is fossil hunting. Colorado has a variety of …

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Colorado Gemstones! Aquamarine, Rhodochrosite, Amazonite

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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Colorado Earth Science: Topaz Crystals from the Petra ...

Nov 05, 2010· As a result of the Hayman fire, the topaz crystals of the Petra Placer have been revealed. Digging in various parts of the claim continues to yield excellent specimens. The Petra Placer is now a significant Colorado topaz locality.

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Prospectors (TV series) - Wikipedia

The Dorris family continues to hunt for topaz, while Rich Fretterd mines for crystals. Meanwhile, on Mount Antero, the Busses family gets caught in a dangerous whiteout. 7 "Out of Reach" May 14, 2013 () Amanda's dig site on Mount Antero threatens to collapse when a snow storm hits.

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Crystal Hunting at Devil’s Head Colorado

Sep 13, 2016· My digging buddy Bob and I go to an area near Devil’s Head along the front range of the Rocky Mountains once a year or so. This region is known for topaz and large smoky quartz crystals. After rock hounding a few times up at Devil’s Head I believe the name comes from the fact that the devil messes with every crystal I find there.

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CSMS GEOLOGY POST: HUNTING FOR TOPAZ: UTAH AND COLORADO

Colorado has produced thousands of topaz specimens from numerous localities with some gem crystals approaching five pounds in weight (Eckel and others, 1997)! Local rock club members are familiar with the best known source of Colorado topaz---the pegmatites associated with the Pikes Peak Batholith (Precambrian in age, around 1.05 Ga).

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Great article on Devils Head Topaz – what's what with davealex

I found this several years ago and just came across it again recently. This is an old article on the Mineralogical Society of America’s web site about a Topaz dig at Devils Head. This is from American Mineralogist journal from 1945. It talks about dig(s) during the …

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Topaz Mountain Rockhounding | Rock & Gem Magazine

Nov 10, 2018· Fortunately, I remembered an extended trip the Colorado Mineral Society (CMS), an area club, was organizing to the Delta area of Utah, in late September. The main attraction there is the well-known Topaz Mountain area, with its bounty of sherry-colored and clear topaz crystals, as well as myriad other gems for the ambitious collector.

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Adventures at Topaz Mountain Gem Mine, May 2013 – what's ...

It’s always a fun adventure to visit the Dorris Family’s Topaz Mine here in Colorado. They allow the public to come by and dig several times per year as well as most of the Rockhounding clubs as well. Due to the late snow this spring this was the first dig, May 25th, 2013.

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Tours & Passes – Topaz Mountain Adventures

Prospector Passes at Topaz Dome $45 - 100; Single and Family Passes, can be purchased in advance or on site; Located only at Topaz Dome, 2WD access; All Day, 1/2 Day, and Weekend Passes; Hand tool kit rentals available; Collect topaz gemstones; Buy Now!

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Rare Gems and Minerals Found in Colorado

The geology of Colorado has produced a wide array of gems and minerals. Many of these quite valuable to collectors, and weekend rockhounds can go out and find many of them. Valuable minerals like rhodochrosite, turquoise, topaz, sapphire, garnets, amethyst, and jasper is all found in Colorado.

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Devils Head Pegmatite Mining District, Douglas Co ...

Devils Head Pegmatite Mining District, Douglas Co., Colorado, USA : Devils Head is a prominent peak in the Rampart Range. It is easily reached from Sedalia on State Highway 85 via U.S. Highway 67 (Jarre Canyon Road) and Rampart Range road; the distance from Sedalia ...

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Top Tips for Rockhounding in Chaffee County Colorado ...

Colorado is also known for rhodochrosite. However, it is hard to find on the surface. However, Colorado is also a great place to look for amazonite and smoky quartz clusters, topaz (generally light blue), and fluorite. Another option is fossil hunting. Colorado has a variety of …

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Prospectors (TV series) - Wikipedia

The Dorris family continues to hunt for topaz, while Rich Fretterd mines for crystals. Meanwhile, on Mount Antero, the Busses family gets caught in a dangerous whiteout. 7 "Out of Reach" May 14, 2013 () Amanda's dig site on Mount Antero threatens to collapse when a snow storm hits.

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The Strange disappearance of Maurice "Doc" Dametz ...

Feb 29, 2020· Maurice Gordon “Doc” Dametz, disappeared April 29, 1981, Rampart Range Road, near Devil’s Head Lookout, Pike National Forest, Colorado. On April 29, 1981, 84 year old, Reverend Maurice "Doc" Dametz went on a trip with a friend, David McSherry, to find Topaz, near the Topaz Point picnic area, Devil's Head, Colorado in the Pike National Forest.

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Two Point Amazonite Mine, Teller County, Colorado ...

The Two Point Mine is located on a small mining claim in Teller County, Colorado, approximately 65 km west of Colorado Springs, Colorado near Lake George. Access to the claim and Mine is via a 4-wheel drive road trail that is accessed from Lake George, Colorado by driving north on public roads through private property onto National Forest land.

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I faceted this Colorado Topaz into a cushion cut

I faceted this Colorado Topaz into a cushion cut. Topaz is one of the gemstones which can be found in Colorado. Collectors dig in locations where Topaz has been found and they sometimes make very impressive discoveries. The owner of this Colorado Topaz wanted it faceted into a cushion cut and to achieve the maximum yield possible with his piece.

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Rockhounding Colorado: A Guide to Rockhounding the Pikes ...

Aug 22, 2019· C.) Be prepared to dig. The batholith is tough, Digging is long and hard, be prepared to spend hours in a fox-hole searching for crystals. Yet there is simply no better feeling than pulling out a beautiful crystal after digging for hours! Furthermore, the …

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

Another claim some distance away is the Black and Blue Claim owned originally by miner friend Ken Gochenour of Healdsburg, CA. It was discovered by two other digging friends, Robert and Doris Drisgill of Colorado Springs. Some terrific large crystals and plates have come from all of these diggings, many with smokies, and some with champagne topaz!

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Topaz Claim | Pinnacle 5 Minerals

This is not a fee-dig site (meaning, you are not paying to dig). To help us in searching for topaz, you will need to purchase a $50 bag of topaz gravel per individual or family unit (including kids). This helps pay for the operation and facilities such as the portable restroom.

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