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Gem Trails of Colorado


Visit the places where experienced rock and mineral collectors have found success! Detailed descriptions, photos and maps guide you to some of the best gem collecting sites in the state. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 224 pages.

Gem Trails of ColoradoTable of Contents

Introduction6
Safety Guidelines8
Collecting Rules and Regulations9
Hints for Collecting Minerals10
Hints for Collecting Gem Materials11
Rock and Mineral Societies12
Government Agencies List14
Colorado Museums and Mining Tours15
Map Legend19
Key Sites to Locator Map20
Colorado Site Map21
REGION I
1. Unita Mountains22
2. Massadona Minerals24
3. Peterson Draw26
4. Calico Draw28
5. Mud Springs Draw30
6. Johnson Draw32
7. Tanks Peak34
8. Dinosaur National Monument36
9. Mud Springs Gulch38
10. Little Snake River40
11. Milner42
12. Steamboat Springs44
13. Walden46
14. State Line48
15. Mack50
16. Douglas Pass Fossils52
17. Grand Junction Minerals54
18. Opal Hill56
19. Parachute Oil Shale58
20. Kremmling60
21. Parshall62
22. Green Mountain Reservoir64
23. Marble66
24. Gypsum68
25. Dump Road70
26. Alma Rhodochrosite72
27. Leadville Mines74
REGION II
28. Owl Canyon76
29. Crystal Mountain78
30. Raymer Jasper80
31. Stoneham Blue Barite82
32. Highway 13884
33. Perry Park86
34. Fern Creek88
35. Devil's Head Topaz90
36. Pine Creek92
37. Golden Zeolites94
38. Golden Gate Tourmaline96
39. Leyden Coal and Uranium98
40. Nederland Pegmatites100
41. Highway 385102
Tumble Polishing Rocks104
Color Specimen Insert105
42. Flagler114
REGION III
43. Hartsel Blue Barite116
44. Wilkerson Pass West118
45. Wilkerson Pass East120
46. Lake George122
47. Round Mountain Minerals124
48. Tarryall Topaz126
49. Topaz Mountain128
50. Florissant Crystals130
51. Florissant Fossils132
52. Aroya134
53. Hugo136
54. St. Peter's Dome138
55. Pueblo140
56. Penrose Calcite142
57. Canon City144
58. Royal Gorge Area146
59. Border Feldspar Mine148
60. Texas Creek150
61. La Veta Pass152
62. Stonewall154
63. Trinadad Calcite156
64. Fishers Peak158
65. Cokedale160
66. White Rock Road162
67. Highway 10164
68. Toonerville166
69. Lamar168
REGION IV
70. Gateway Barite170
71. Whitewater172
72. Pinon Mesa Agate and Wood174
73. Trout Creek Feldspar176
74. Nathrop Gems178
75. Mt. Antero180
76. Salida Mines182
77. Salida Minerals184
78. Homestake Pegmatites186
79. Parlin Pegmatites188
80. Saguache Geodes190
81. La Garita Crystals192
82. Cochetopa Dome194
83. Twin Peaks Agate196
84. Wolf Creek Pass198
85. Creede Mines200
86. Silverton Mines202
87. Ouray Mines204
Mineral Locator Index206
Glossary212
Other Titles Available221
Notes222