COLORADO

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.

These are a few of the things you may want to take along with you on your dig:

A small, handheld garden rake
A handheld trowel
Knee pads or an old cushion to kneel/sit on
A bucket, for holding your finds
Newspaper or grocery bags to wrap and protect your crystals

While digging crystals you will probably be outside for a long time. You may want to bring:

Water
Snacks
A wide hat
Sunscreen
Bug spray, and a small first aid kit (Quartz can be sharp!)

NEW LOCATION with NICO

in Colorado

 

INFORMATON
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.

Crystal Cluster
Crystal Cluster
Crystals

ROCKY MOUNTAINS with NICO

Secret Location

INFORMATON
Amazing discovery of tourmaline and Garnet Crystals in Colorado at a private location! The Crystal Collector joins with friend Nico at his secret location!

Black Tourmaline
Nico with Tourmaline
Tourmaline and Garnets

DENVER GEM & MINERAL SHOW

Colorado Convention Center Denver, CO 80216

Website

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Denver Gem Show
Denver Gem and Minerals Show
Denver Gem and Minerals Show

HOURS
Check out their website for hours and dates, etc.

Disclaimer

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.