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Joseph Dorris (b. 1952), Colorado Artist and Author: An Update

Anyone who has watched “The Prospectors” show on the Weather Channel has seen Joe Dorris in action, collecting minerals that have just been unearthed from his claims in the Rocky Mountains not far from Denver, Colorado.

Dorris has previously been featured in two “group artist” feature articles in Rocks & Minerals (Robinson 1989, 1991). This article updates his work as an artist and turns the spotlight on his accomplishments as an author.


Susan Robinson is a freelance artist specializing in painting mineral and gem specimens as well as birds and wildlife.

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