Sunday, April 4, 2010

Amethyst crystals found at the Buckskin Mining District

Recently a member of the Lake George Gem and Mineral Club took to the field to search for rocks and minerals from the Buckskin Mining District.  The District was established in 1859 when this part of Colorado was still part of Kansas Territory.  Buckskin Creek was a source of gold nuggets.  The gold played out in a few years.  Silver was later found in the upper reaches of the gulch.
This silver ore specimen contains a void that is lines with
amethyst quartz crystals. The area is noted for its silver


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