Gemstones Found in Colorado

    Aquamarine
      Aquamarine is only found in one place in Colorado -- but it is high quality. It is found in the mountain peaks of Mount Antero and White Mountain.

    Peridot, Topaz, Garnet, Quartz, Rose Quartz

      On the Ute Indian Trail out of Salida that went to Manitou Springs near Colorado Springs, one can find peridot, epidote, pink and white quartz, muscovite, biotite and gold mica, pink feldspar, pyrite, magnetite, hematite, limonite, white and gray marble, gold, beryl, black obsidian "Apache Tears", red garnets and topaz. Tours are by Fun Time Jeep Tours

    Other less common stones include: Beryl, Amethyst, Phenacite, Pyrite, Citrine Fluorite, Diamond, Agate, Rhodonite

Colorado State Gemstones

    State Gemstone: Aquamarine
    Aquamarine was officially adopted as Colorado's State Gemstone in 1971.

    State Mineral: Rhodochrosite
    Rhodochrosite was officially adopted as Colorado's State Mineral in 2002.


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