20 acre Mineral Lode Claim located in the 3rd mining district of Teller County. SW1/4, Sec. 11, T12S, R71W. This mineral lode claim is between Crystal Creek and Crystal Peak just north of Florissant in northwestern Teller County. Early settlers found amazonite, smoky quartz and topaz in alluvial gravels and traced them to in-situ pegmatite sources. The most popular collecting locale was Crystal Peak, also known as Crystal Butte, Topaz Butte, and Florissant Crystal Beds. Collectors have recovered numerous superb museum-grade specimens of amazonite, smoky quartz, and topaz in the Crystal Peak area. Today, Crystal Peak area is rural-reidential. Known pegmatites are privately owned or under claim by individuals and mineral clubs, unless you have a claim or mineral rights, permission to collect is required.
Smoky Quartz-Amazonite rock specimens found around Crystal peak area.