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Patriotic Colorado

Last night our GIA Alumni Association of Colorado got to visit the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum. It’s the second most visited university museum in the country full of amazing gems and mineral specimens. I learned something new last … Continue reading

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Rhodochrosite vs. Rhodonite

By now you probably know just about everything you care to know about Rhodochrosite, but I thought I’d touch on a popular rhodochrosite look alike. Rhodonite, also incorrectly referred to as pink marble, can look very similar to rhodochrosite. I … Continue reading

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Rhodochrosite Slab

In my previous post I showed Rhodochrosite in its botryoidal form. This rhodochrosite slab is essentially cut from a botryoidal rhodochrosite cluster. This particular specimen is from Argentina. I didn’t realize that mineral specimen dealers will occasionally cut beautiful rocks … Continue reading

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Amazing Rhodochrosite Necklace

This amazing rhodochrosite necklace features several transparent red rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home Mine here in Colorado. Generally highly transparent, faceted rhodochrosite are less than five carats in size. Although, I don’t know for sure, I would guess the larger … Continue reading

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Rhodochrosite from China

In my previous post, I introduced rhodochrosite, Colorado’s mineral. Rhodochrosite is not only found in Colorado, but all over the world in places like Argentina, Australia, Germany, Spain and Romania among other places. This particular specimen was found in China. … Continue reading

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Rhodochrosite: Colorado’s Mineral

I realized after I posted about the upcoming Prospectors show, that I haven’t ever posted about rhodochrosite. That’s a bit of a oversight on my part since Rhodochrosite is Colorado’s mineral. In fact, the specimen you see to the left … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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