Topaz Crystals at Topaz Mountain Gem Mine

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If you’re looking for Topaz crystals that range in size and color then Topaz Mountain Gem Mine is a fantastic destination for rockhounds and crystal collectors.

It’s located in Lake George, Colorado but is privately owned so make sure you keep reading to learn how to access the mine.

This location has been written about in rock & mineral magazine and there are multiple YouTube videos showing ordinary rockhounds collecting beautiful Topaz crystals.

You’ll spend most of your time digging and prospecting for Topaz crystals in the mine’s tailing piles.

This location is excellent for families, junior rockhounds, and old-timers.

Keep reading below to learn more about what to bring, types of clothing to wear, and driving directions.  We even provided a direct link to the mine website.

Types of Crystals

We’ve provided a link below to the Topaz Mountain Gem Mine website which outlines how to gain access to the mine.  Please follow the rules and instructions provided by the mine owners.

I visited this mine in the late 90s and the crystals are incredible but elusive.  If I’m not mistaken the color is not stable which means if you leave them in direct sunlight then the color will fade over time.

Here’s a list of the most popular finds.

  • Colorless Topaz –  Small to large crystals have been found.
  • Blue Topaz – Light to medium blue in color and the crystals range in size from small to large.
  • Champagne Topaz – Sherry-colored crystals can be found in various sizes.
  • Bi-Color Topaz – These seem to be the rarest and the bifurcation is not very strong but is visible.


This mine is very well known for its amazing Topaz.  Make sure you sign up for the next dig and share with us what you find.

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Tools and Tips For Crystals Digs

A crystal prospector will want to pack a variety of tools for this trip. They should have snacks and drinks in case they get thirsty or hungry, as well as packing materials for crystals and minerals collected onsite. Don’t forget about the weather and make sure to dress appropriately.

Must-Have Tools and Accessories 

  • Sunscreen
  • Big wheeled carts
  • Hat or sombrero
  • Rake
  • Small hand rake
  • Small hand shovel
  • Small garden tools
  • Gloves
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeve (depends on weather)
  • Boots
  • Towels for drying off
  • Fresh clothes (you’re going to sweat)


Please take into consideration the local weather before you head to the mine.

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Driving directions

Topaz Mountain Gem Mine is a private mine that is only open on certain dates for public digs.  Please click on the link below to read the instruction and rules for the dig site.

You’ll need to plan ahead if you intend on digging at this location.

Address: 1409 Co Rd 211, Lake George, CO 80827

Type or copy the GPS coordinates below into your Google or Apple Maps.

GPS Coordinates


Dig Schedule

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