I was forwarded this article today from a friend in the trade. He obviously remembered our discussions regarding my excitement about staking a claim in the Colorado back country. There’s a new show making its debut next spring featuring Colorado Prospectors, including Joe Dorris. You might recall, Joe Dorris is the man who allowed our GIA Alumni group to dig on one of his claims for amazonite.
The show features “Prospectors” Steve Brancato, Joe Dorris and family, Amanda Adkins, Rich Fretterd and the Busse family. It will highlight their mining efforts for gems including topaz, aquamarine and rhodochrosite.
Just for your own knowledge, here is what those specimens look like:
Set your TV to record “Prospectors” and join in the adventures, for more information on the show, visit:
Author: Michelle M. Rahm is a GIA-trained Graduate Gemologist and is President of Colorado’s Mile High Chapter of the GIA Alumni Association. She has been selling gemstones and jewelry online since 1997. Visit her websites JewelryImpressions.com and OurCustomWeddingRings.com