Rockhounds enjoy the search for rare Gems in Colorado There’s a huge variety of different precious and semi-precious stones across the state of Colorado, and two of the most sought after are topaz and rhodochrosite. These gems occupy pretty much opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to their experience with humans, topaz having […]
Gold isn’t the only mineral that people are looking for. There are countless other gems and minerals that you can still go out and look for today. Some of them are even quite valuable!
Platinum nuggets are actually MUCH rarer than placer gold nuggets are. Nearly all of the platinum found around the world is microscopic bits that are extracted from the ores, and not large enough to be captured by traditional placer mining methods. The largest source of platinum is South Africa. Recently a mine in the state […]