Colorado Map Collection

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  1. Colorado County Map: This map shows Colorado’s 64 counties.
  2. Map of Colorado Cities: This map shows many of Colorado’s important cities and most important roads. The important north – south route is Interstate 25. Important east – west routes include: Interstate 70 and Interstate 76.
  3. Colorado Physical Map: This Colorado shaded relief map shows the major physical features of the state.
  4. Colorado Rivers Map: This map shows the major streams and rivers of Colorado and some of the larger lakes. The Great Continental Divide crosses Colorado. The eastern part of the state is in the Gulf of Mexico Watershed and the western part of the state is in the Pacific Ocean Watershed. Major streams that drain the state include the Arkansas, Platte and Colorado Rivers. Most of these lakes and streams can be clearly seen.
  5. Colorado Elevation Map: This is a generalized topographic map of Colorado. It shows elevation trends across the state. Detailed topographic maps and aerial photos of Colorado are available in the store. See our state high points map to learn about Mt. Elbert at 14,433 feet – the highest point in Colorado. The lowest point is the Arikaree River at 3,315 feet.

The Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society

The Colorado Springs Mineralogical SocietyWelcome to the Home page of the CSMS. We are the Federation authorized Rock & Mineral Organization in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Please enjoy our site! The next general meeting will be held Thursday, June 16 7:00 pm at the Colorado Springs Senior Center at 1514 N Hancock Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Annual Membership Dues were due in January. Membership forms can be found here on the website. The 53rd Annual Pikes Peak Gem and Mineral Show will be held June 3-5 2016 at the Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center at 3650 North Nevada.

Source: Home | The Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society

Denver Gem and Mineral Guild (DGMG)

Denver Gem and Mineral Guild Founded in 1964, the Denver Gem and Mineral Guild pursues exploration, experimentation, and education in the earth sciences; the discovery, development and preservation of minerals and mineral deposits; and the advancement, encouragement and utilization of the principles of art and craftsmanship as applied to gems and minerals. The Denver Gem and Mineral Guild is an affiliate of: Denver Council of Gem and Mineral Societies Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineral Societies American Federation of Mineral Societies

Source: DGMG – Index

Friends of Mineralogy Colorado Chapter

Friends of Mineralogy Colorado ChapterWelcome to the Colorado Chapter of the Friends of Mineralogy We are the Colorado Chapter of the Friends of Mineralogy: dedicated to the advancement of serious interest in minerals and related activities. We are collectors, professionals, and curators who share a love of mineral specimens and the desire to promote understanding and appreciation of mineralogy. The National society was founded in 1970 in Tucson, AZ. The Colorado Chapter was founded in Denver in 1978. We participate in and are members of the greater community of Colorado mineral clubs, museum support groups, mining historical societies and the Greater Denver area, Gem and Mineral Council which is responsible for staging the annual Denver Gem and Mineral Show.™ Members include collectors, museum curators, mineralogists, and earth science educators. The organization is affiliated with, the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), the American Geoscience Institute (AGI), and the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC). For information on the next meeting please go to the EVENTS page. Our Vision: FMCC’s vision is to promote, support, protect, and expand the collecting of mineral specimens, while furthering the recognition of the scientific, historical, economic, and aesthetic value of minerals, mineral collecting and mineral collectors. The local chapter works to fulfill this mission by participating in and sponsoring Colorado-themed and based symposiums, the joint organization of numerous clubs that organizes and executes the annual Denver Gem and Mineral Show™, legal collecting trips or tours to quarries, mines and rock dumps in Colorado where access is difficult to obtain, publications on Colorado localities and minerals, supporting Colorado museums and their objectives, maintaining access to collecting sites and sites of special mineralogical significance and providing a forum for individuals both experienced and developing to share their enthusiasm on mineralogical matters via presentations and displays. The national FM has made its voice heard whenever proposals are made to close mineral museums or collecting sites. The National FM co-sponsors symposiums held annually at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, and contributes support and speakers to other mineral symposiums. FM presents annual awards for best article published in each of the following publications: The Mineralogical Record, Rocks & Minerals, Mineral News, and Mineral Monographs. It also gives awards to the best institutional and individual educational exhibit cases displayed at the Denver and Tucson gem and mineral shows.

Source: Friends of Mineralogy Colorado Chapter

Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club

PictureWelcome to the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club Established in 1947, the Club is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to the earth sciences, local geology and mining history, rock-hounding, and lapidary and jewelry arts. It offers the only fully equipped open studio for lapidary and jeweler arts in this region with frequent classes, field trips, programs and more. Check out the Club’s Year Round Activities Class Descriptions Programs & Field Trips Fully Equipped Shop A wide range of lapidary, metal smith, enamel, casting, and precious metal clay classes are offered to the public throughout the year. Classes are taught by experienced, talented instructors in our well equipped workshop. See schedules Programs and Field Trips are led by experienced speakers about topics and locations around the 4 Corners area. To keep posted on these fun and educational offerings, sign up for monthly announcements on the Join Club page.   Sign up for field trip announcements See Schedules Members gain access to a well-equipped lapidary studio with everything you need to cut rough stone, shape slabs, and grind and polish stones into attractive cabochons. The club also houses jewelers’ benches to cut, shape, and finish metal, casting equipment, kilns for enamel and precious metal clay, and fully equipped solder stations.  Helpful shop stewards are available during Open Shop hours too.

Source: Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club – Home

Fort Collins Rockhounding Club

Fort Collins Rockhounds Club Our members share a common interest in rocks and minerals. Areas of interest include lapidary work (cutting and polishing rocks, tumbling, and faceting gems), and jewelry making. Meetings feature club business discussions, rock show-and-tell, give-aways, various programs and presentations, videos, and snack/social time. The club organizes field trips within about half a day’s drive from Fort Collins, Colorado, and sponsors the annual Fort Collins Gem and Mineral Show each Winter. Visitors, including children, are always welcome to attend meetings.

Source: Fort Collins Rockhounding Club | Home

Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Club

The Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club, Inc, is a nonprofit, taxexempt, educational organization. Our purpose shall be exclusively educational and social: (a) to increase and disseminate knowledge of the earth sciences pertaining to minerals, gems, rocks, artifacts, and fossils and similar subjects; (b) to promote and perpetuate knowledge of the lapidary arts;: (c) to encourage field trips; (d) to encourage greater public interest and education in gems fossils and minerals, cooperating with established institutions in such matters.   The Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at our club building at 2328 Monument Road – Except – June, July, and August -meetings are on the fourth Thursday only – November and December meetings are on the second Thursday only. Classes and workshops are offered through out the year. Classes are announced and/or printed in the newsletter and published on this website.

Source: Information about Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Club

Rocky Mountain Micromineral Association

rmfmsx.gif (2810 bytes)The Rocky Mountain Micromineral Association On August 10, 2008 The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum hosted a special event drawing 20 micromineral enthusiasts for an afternoon of conversation and distribution of surplus micromineral materials.  It was decided to continue meeting monthly.  The monthly Association meetings, hosted by the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, are oriented towards the hands-on use of microscopes.  The RMMA periodically have field trips to locations known for micro minerals. The RMMA, with the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, would like someday to sponsor a spring micromineral symposium.

Source: Rocky Mountain Micromineral Association – Home




Lake George, Colorado USA

The LAKE GEORGE GEM & MINERAL CLUB is a Not-for-Profit Colorado Corporation based in beautiful Lake George Colorado!

Members include hobbyists interested in Geology, Gems, Mineral, Rocks, Jewelry, Artifacts, Geography, enjoying the Great Outdoors & being in Support of the Earth Sciences.  


Colorado Mineral Society

80th Anniversary Party

Welcome to the Colorado Mineral Society Celebrating our 80th Year! 1936 – 2016 – CMS 80th Anniversary Party – Next meeting: November 4th, CMS October General Meeting at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lakewood 7:30pm Presentation by Philip M. Persson The Mineralogy and Geology of the Franklin-Sterling Hill Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey, with Special Emphasis on Mineral Fluorescence and Modern Collecting Opprtunities Kids, guests and visitors are always welcome Map to St. Paul’s Church

Source: The Colorado Mineral Society

Littleton Gem and Mineral Club

The Littleton Gem & Mineral Club (LGMC) focuses on the enjoyment of finding, collecting, identifying, exchanging, and displaying gems, minerals, fossils and jewelry as a hobby. LGMC activities include field trips, educational workshops and classes, annual parties, auctions, and sponsoring of the Greater Denver Area Gem & Mineral Show. Our funds are primarily derived from membership fees and contributions from our members. The meetings and properties, including mining claims controlled by the club, are for the education and improvement of the members in the enjoyment of their hobby. ***Notice*** The Littleton Gem and Mineral Club has transfered ownership of claims Peg #1 and Peg #2. Do not visit the claims. Littleton Gem and Mineral Club Meetings every 3rd Friday at 7:30 p.m. See our Club Calendar (generally September through May) Join our club! Fill out the Application for Membership HAZARDOUS WEATHER POLICY: If driving conditions are perceived as dangerous, a decision will be made by 5:30 pm on the night of the meeting by the club President as to whether to cancel or not. The President will notify the trustees and officers. If you have any questions about a meeting taking place, please contact one of the officers or trustees (phone numbers are listed in newsletter). Columbine Hills Church 9700 Old Coal Mine Ave. Littleton, CO 80123-4006

Source: Littleton Gem and Mineral Club