State Rock: Yule Marble (2004)
State Gemstone: Aquamarine (1971)
State Mineral: Rhodochrosite (2002)
State Fossil: Stegosaurus stenops (1982)
Colorado boasts minerals such as coal, gold, gypsum, limestone, and sodium bicarbonate. Colorado also has a thriving aggregates industry (sand, gravel, crushed stone). The largest titanium resource in the United States is located in Colorado. Colorado is considered to have the third largest uranium reserves of any US state, behind Wyoming and New Mexico.
In addition Colorado has deposits of fine quality jasper, agate, petrified wood, and agatized dinosaur bone.
There are over 1,700 active mineral operations in Colorado and over 23,000 abandoned mines.
Other rocks and minerals that have been found in Colorado include barites, galena, pyrite, selenite and fluorites.
NEW LOCATION with NICO
The Crystal Collector was informed by new friend in Colorado, Nico, that a new type never before seen crystal has been found. Bryan, the Crystal Collector, set out for the beautiful state of Colorado. This episode shows just a few minutes of just hanging out and digging a few quartz crystals.
ROCKY MOUNTAINS with NICO
Amazing discovery of tourmaline and Garnet Crystals in Colorado at a private location! The Crystal Collector joins with friend Nico at his secret location!
Check out their website for hours and dates, etc.
Please note that rock collecting locations are always changing so be sure to check with the site owner for the most current information before going.
We’ve listed several locations here but there may be many more that are not listed.
Dig safe, never go underground, and make sure to get permission from the landowner to search for and collect rocks.