Collecting Colorado book project

Collecting Colorado is a long term project that in 2017 has not yet been started.

Eventually it will be a hardcover book, published by Lithographic, LLC; Denver, Colorado; that illustrates the history of the state through collectibles related to mining, particularly mineral specimens, fossils and meteorites. It’s an unusual concept, but one might be better able to visualize analogously tracing the history through paintings or some other art form. Times of prosperity and austerity, optimistic and pessimism, boom and bust frequently expressed through the objects that were in those times collected and preserved. And as mining is integral to the development of the state, miners, prospectors, geological institutions, and collectors have in many cases shaped present-day Colorado.

Collecting Colorado Researcher guidelines

How to do research guidance

current book outline

List of Colorado notables and mineral collectors

List of Colorado institutions

Table with assignable topics and eras