Join a Rock Club!
Rock Clubs are the best way to get into the swing of things. Check one out in your neighborhood, or online, or contact Columbine Gem & Mineral Society to join up with local rockhounds for some collecting & learning FUN!! For gold prospecting, look into the Gold Prospectors Association of America, a non-profit organization for recreational gold prospectors in the US.
Unfortunately we do not currently have an active rock club in the Glenwood Springs area. If you’re interested in helping start a group, we could be of assistance.
Meanwhile, enjoy the links below:
www.dmns.org – Denver Museum of Nature & Science
www.mines.edu – Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado
www.mininghalloffame.com – Mining Museum & Hall of Fame in Leadville, Colorado