Colorado Prospectors On TV

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:

topaz crystal
topaz crystal
topaz crystal

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 and

About mrahm

Michelle holds a Graduate Gemologist Diploma, Graduate Diamonds Diploma and Graduate Colored Stones Diploma through the Gemological Institute of America's distance education program. Michelle currently serves as President of the Mile High GIA Alumni Association. She also serves on the board of the Rocky Mountain Jeweler's Association and is a member of the American Gem Trade Association.
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