Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Arkansas River claim part Two

GREAT news today! We have someone else who has overfiled on the GPOC claim north of B.V. as of August 18th. Did someone get them to file again since the other three didn't go through? HMMMM.


Arkansas River Claims

A note to anyone filing a claim.....BEFORE you decide to throw people off your new "claim", you might want to wait until the BLM has approved those claims. Wheatridge has sent a letter to the Salida claimants who overfiled the GPOC claim and the lower area, that states they have closed those three claims. They included an area already claimed and area that the BLM does not have the mineral rights to. The two lower claims were removed in 1897. That area has been lpng known in the area to be an alternate water storage area, and not open to mineral claiming. The area IS still open to anyone wanting to propsect the area until such time as the water storage is needed. PLEASE be aware of the private property in the area as well, and do not tresspass.


Monday, August 14, 2006

Arkansas River Claims

Back from vacation. Saw that gold paner had a few things to say this past week. Claims on the Arkansas River near B.V. have been in the news lately. Seems someone took to sugaring the pumps of some of the men working their claims in the area last week. There has been talk of claim jumping and overfiling again this year. GPOC has a new claim in the area that was overfiled and the new claiments tossed some members out saying that the claim wasn't legal. At trip to the Lakewood office this week will tell all. Good Prospecting to you. And be safe out there.

Friday, August 11, 2006

burra races an sich

Hidy, gold panner here. I bin up n down at bit in th past few weeks wif my gold pan, an thoz burra races alwys tikl me the way they run them beests up an down them passes an such. Hek, Jack nivr let me treet him that a way. He is alwys complannin bout walkin much less runnin all day wif a full pack. A gennl soul, ol Jack is. But don git him riled, or he'll kick the ---- out o ya! HeeHee. It'll larn ya ta stan a hind him when he don wann ya too, or supriz him an see what hapins. I gess the Weilnaus dun OK at their gold pannin in Breknridg lass weeken. They tell me they took a passl o gold an silver home wif em. Sounds lik they dun better n me, cuz I dint find much gold or silver recentlee. Some dust an enough to get me by. I don need much, though. Jus some grass for Jack an enough beans to keep me goin. I luv sleepin undr the stars an listnin to the silenc an the trees talkin in the breez. An wakkin the mountins lookin for the muthr lode. One that ain't on aneebodee elses land. I ain't no claim jumper! Not lik thos folks in Fairplay that jump claims up Bever Creek! Fairplay! Humph! Ust ta be a place wif honest men. Now a bunch o hooligans liv there that don care 'bout no budys rights, only doin what they want 'cause there ain't no budy ta stop em but theyself an they ain't a gonna do that unless somebudy makes em. Down rite scandulus! Thatz all I got ta say taday.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Colorado State Gold Panning Competitions

Hey all
Wow! The gold panner is a hoot, huh? The Colorado State Gold Panning Championships are being held this weekend on the 4th, 5th, and 6th of August, in Breckenridge, Colorado. There will be three days of competitions from kids to old timers. 8 separate competitions will take place and panning for the public will also be available. Leadville will be holding their annual hard rock mining competitions and the second leg of the Burro Races the same weekend, with the third leg of the burro races being held in Buena Vista Aug, 12th and 13th during Gold Rush Days. The Cotton Tail Gem show will be in B.V. at the fairgrounds the same weekend. Come on out and visit Breckenridge one day and Leadville the next for some fun! Then plan on seeing what goes on in Buena Vista next weekend. Gold Panning will be available in Breckenridge and Buena Vista with the Gold Prospectors of Colorado.