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Upcoming Events

  • July 29, 2017
    • 10:00 am

      Pseudomorphs of goethite after pyrite, plus fossil collecting in the area, plus hydrothermal(?) quartz crystals. Brachiopods, clams, and other Pennsylvanian-aged fossils in local limestone quarries. Campsites for overnight campers (fee), or “open” camping (no fee). Allow at least 3 – 3 ½ hours drive time from Denver. Go west on I-70. About 10 miles west of Gypsum, turn off I-70 at exit 133 (Dotsero). Go north on CR 301 for 1+ miles and turn left on CR 140 ( Deep Creek Road ). This road becomes fairly steep with hairpin turns, but it is maintained, and most cars in good condition should have no problems with the road, when dry. (Not the case if there are, or have been, heavy rains). Follow Deep Creek Road about 12 +/- miles until you see a sign saying that you are entering White River National Forest. Meet at the National Forest sign at 10:00 AM on Saturday. For those wishing a Forest Service campsite, the Coffee Pot Springs Campground (fee required) is another 4-5 miles on down this road. Other campgrounds are also in the area (fee and “open”). Typically, trip participants camp at an "open" campground a short distance from the meeting place (continue on main road and take first left turn onto side road, then go 200 yards to camping site). Some people usually go up on Friday, so a sign will be located on the main road indicating where the LGMC campsite will be. For those who have not been on this trip, it is a breathtakingly beautiful area, with meadows of wildflowers, high mountains, and deep canyons (great overlook). A really enjoyable weekend in the mountains, with guaranteed mineral collecting, camping around a campfire and good companionship. Singing optional, but story-telling encouraged. Map at May meeting.

      Dist = 150 mi. 4WD = Opt – Rec Kids = OK Tools = L, D Camping = OK

  • July 30, 2017
    • 10:00 am

      Pseudomorphs of goethite after pyrite, plus fossil collecting in the area, plus hydrothermal(?) quartz crystals. Brachiopods, clams, and other Pennsylvanian-aged fossils in local limestone quarries. Campsites for overnight campers (fee), or “open” camping (no fee). Allow at least 3 – 3 ½ hours drive time from Denver. Go west on I-70. About 10 miles west of Gypsum, turn off I-70 at exit 133 (Dotsero). Go north on CR 301 for 1+ miles and turn left on CR 140 ( Deep Creek Road ). This road becomes fairly steep with hairpin turns, but it is maintained, and most cars in good condition should have no problems with the road, when dry. (Not the case if there are, or have been, heavy rains). Follow Deep Creek Road about 12 +/- miles until you see a sign saying that you are entering White River National Forest. Meet at the National Forest sign at 10:00 AM on Saturday. For those wishing a Forest Service campsite, the Coffee Pot Springs Campground (fee required) is another 4-5 miles on down this road. Other campgrounds are also in the area (fee and “open”). Typically, trip participants camp at an "open" campground a short distance from the meeting place (continue on main road and take first left turn onto side road, then go 200 yards to camping site). Some people usually go up on Friday, so a sign will be located on the main road indicating where the LGMC campsite will be. For those who have not been on this trip, it is a breathtakingly beautiful area, with meadows of wildflowers, high mountains, and deep canyons (great overlook). A really enjoyable weekend in the mountains, with guaranteed mineral collecting, camping around a campfire and good companionship. Singing optional, but story-telling encouraged. Map at May meeting.

      Dist = 150 mi. 4WD = Opt – Rec Kids = OK Tools = L, D Camping = OK

Welcome!

The Littleton Gem and 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.

LGMC Meetings every 3rd Friday 7:30PM
(generally September through May)
Columbine Hills Church
Guests are welcomed!

9700 Old Coal Mine Ave. Littleton, CO 80123 (Click for Map)

***Notice***

The Littleton Gem and Mineral Club has transferred ownership of claims Peg #1 and Peg #2.
Do not visit the claims.