Mount Antero is the 10th highest peak in Colorado (14,269 feet in elevation). It is also the highest mineral locatlity in North America. Mount Antero is located in the central Sawatch Range in Chafee County between the town of Buena Vista and Salida.
Some of the most specatacular gems & mineral have come from Antero, and are displayed in museums and private collections around the world. Mineral specimens include: Smoky Quartz Crystals Green, Violet or Colorless Fluorite (in Octohedrons) Apatite Colorless to Sherry Color Phenacites Variety of Gem Beryl (Aquamarine, Goshenite, Helidore (rare), an even more rare is the gemstone Morganite. Molybdenite