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.