Calling All Detectives!
Can you solve a Mystery?
Guess who I am using the clues below. I could be a plant, animal, bird, tree, insect, arachnid (spiders), amphibian, or any other thing found in or around Colorado's waterways.
-Early pioneers found me in the South Platte River when they were looking for gold
-I look like a bright red stone called a Ruby, but I am no ruby!
-If you pan for gold in the South Platte River today you will still find an abundance of me in your gold pan
-I may not be worth much money, but I am a beautiful, red, gemstone that many people use to make jewelry.