Colorado Minerals


It's late April 2014, and I'm editing the web site, trying to delete sold specimens and adding new ones. I've just added the 3 best single crystals of milky quartz from the Cliffhanger pocket near Ouray that I have left. I will also be listing some specimens of newly identified Minohlite (a copper-zinc sulfate) from the Sunnyside vein outcrop in Eureka Gulch near Silverton. I've got quite a selection of agate specimens from Colorado that I will be adding as well. Many of the locations for the agates have never been reported in the literature. I have quite a few new pieces that will be going on the site over the next month, so check often.

I'm currently (Nov. 3, 4, 2013) listing quite a few unusual locality pieces of rhodochrosite from Colorado. I am going to attempt to list more specimens weekly this winter, and if I am able to sell my bookstore, I will be able to spend more time on the web site.

This summer I bought a the rest of a collection of Idarado mine specimens from the daughter of a miner who worked at the mine between the 1950s and 1970s. There are lots of very attractive specimens with micro pyrite crystals on both calcite and quartz, as well as light manganocalcites, some interesting quartz and calcite specimens. Christina and I found a pocket this past summer of Quartz epimorphs after Anhydrite. We're calling the pocket the Vampire pocket, Ouray County. The specimens were collected primarily with sharpened wooden dowels, and that's where the name came from.
For the past several years I've been collecting ore specimens from dozens of mines in the San Juans. These will include classic famous mines like the Camp Bird and the Sunnyside, but also lesser known mines like the Atlas, Sydney, Alaska, and the Spotted Pup (Dives mine). I also have a large selection of micro mineral specimens from Colorado, and if you'll let me know your wants, I'll let you know what I have on hand.

Minerals listed on the web site will include those from old classic localities in the state, and also rarer locality pieces. We will attempt to have a broad range of specimens for almost every budget.


To simplify ordering, I've decided to ship everything for free in the U.S., over a $50 minumum purchase. Under $50, please send $5.00 for shipping. Customers outside of the U.S., please email which specimens you want and I'll package them and get back to you with shipping charges. If you are a Colorado resident, and do not have a resale number, you will need to include 2.9% sales tax. Customers outside of Colorado do not pay sales tax as of now.


If you would like to see these minerals in person, you can visit our showroom in beautiful Ouray, Colorado, by appointment. Please give us as much lead time as possible to schedule your visit, and we will help arrange reservations for lodging, meals, and whatever other activities you would like to participate in while you are here. Use the link to the right for Ouray, Colorado, to see what the area looks like, and the activities available. The mineral showroom is moving in Ouray from an off-Main Street location to a room in my house, so I will be more able to have visitors come and view the minerals there.


Please feel free to contact us by phone: 970-325-4071 or my cell: 970-519-1645, or "email": We accept all major credit cards through Paypal, which you access through the shopping cart on the site. We also accept checks and money orders sent to:, P.O. Box 1884, Ouray, CO 81427.


We are always looking for collections of Colorado minerals to buy, and we will also list Colorado minerals on consignment on the web site for individuals or dealers. Please contact Robert Stoufer for more information. If you have a specific want, please let us know, as we have contacts with other dealers and collectors and may be able to find what you're looking for.

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