Mining

Glacier Peak Mining LLC

Glacier Peak Mining is a family-operated business owned by Joseph L. Dorris and is dedicated to mining and producing Colorado mineral specimens. Most of our production is from our amazonite claims in the Crystal Peak Mining District about 4 miles north of Florissant, Teller County, Colorado. We also produce fine topaz crystals from Topaz Mountain Gem Mine at the foot of Pilot Peak in the Tarryall Mountains about 8 miles north of Lake George, Park County, Colorado.

Glacier Peak has been producing fine mineral specimens and gem material for the public and the trade since 1985. We offer our production for sale through Pinnacle 5 Minerals L.L.C. and at several gem and mineral shows throughout the year.

We are predominantly mine producers from our own mines in the Crystal Peak District, the Mount Antero (Chalk Creek) District, and the Tarryall Mining District; however, we also operate for other mine owners. Currently we are producing the world’s finest amazonite and smoky quartz combination specimens. In addition to these rare combination specimens, we also produce some fine single amazonites, smokies, fluorite, goethite, and some rare micro specimens. Although we cannot operate mechanized equipment on our claims on Mount Antero, we occasionally produce some fine specimens of aquamarine and phenakite from that locality. Finally, our mines in the Tarryall Mountains produce the finest U.S. topaz crystals and cutting rough. Most notably, we are producing some of the finest bi-color sherry and blue topaz every found.