Friday, June 13, 2008
Gold Prospecting has begun in Colorado
· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $ 870.80
· Spot price last week: $902.20
Calendar of Events
11th GPOC regular meeting
14th Flag day
14th-15th Breckenridge Kingdom Days GPOC Panning Demo
15th FATHER’S DAY
20th Summer Solstice (YAAH)
21st-22nd Gem Show-Colorado Springs Phil Long Ford Expo Panning Demo with GPOC
4th - Fourth of July
9th GPOC Regular Meeting
26th – 27th Burro Days – Fairplay 1st leg of the burro trifecta
1st – 3rd - COLORADO STATE GOLD PANNING CHAMPIONSHIPS Breckenridge, Co.
2nd – 3rd – Boom Days – Leadville 2nd leg of the burro trifecta
9th – 10th Gold Rush Days in Buena Vista 3rd leg of the burro trifecta
13th GPOC Regular Meeting
Gold is back down this week, but it’ll be back up in no time! In the meantime, gold prospecting in Colorado seems to be in full swing from the number of requests for information, and reports of found gold I’m getting. Have fun out there, but be aware that the rivers are still high and we need to be careful around the water. All you “DAD’S” out there, have a fantastic Father’s Day! Where would any of us be without YOU!!!!!!!!!
Site should be Ok in Firefox now, but the form page was down with glitches. It took most of the week to get it back to working gain, but with a new program, it is back to taking requests for information A OK. Due to all this work, I did not get the Coloradoans piece posted last week.
Short newsletter this week as we are getting ready for a short trip that includes Kingdom Days in Breckenridge, which celebrates Breckenridge’s days as a kingdom unto itself, where we will be helping GPOC with panning demos. Then, a couple of days to open camp before we will be going back to “work”. Newsletters will probably be shorter and not every Friday for the next 9 weeks as we spend our time out in the field finding our own gold. Good luck to all of you, be courteous to one another, and be safe. Gold Prospecting is hard work, like in digging ditches or working on the railroad in the old days. Watch your back, and your energy levels as well as the altitude. Drink plenty of fluids. It is very easy to forget to drink water and you can dehydrate quickly at high altitude.
A streamflow guide is posted for your convenience while runoff is under way on some Colorado Rivers. You can check those each week on the Gold in Colorado page. I added more rivers this week, so you might be able to find one nearer to you. I check out http://stream-flow.allaboutrivers.com/Colorado/river_flow-sCO.html for my information.
World Open Panning website has this year’s world wide panning competitions listed and they add more all the time. A great site to visit: http://www.worldopenpanning.homestead.com/ .
Until next week……
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THE ARKANSAS RIVER is now opened TO MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT until October 1st.
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