Friday, July 25, 2008

Hooked on Gold Gazette 7/25/08

A peaceful spot on a private claim somewhere in the Colorado High Country

· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $928.40
· Spot price last week: $954.60

Calendar of Events


4th - Fourth of July
9th GPOC Regular Meeting
26th – 27th Burro Days – Fairplay 1st leg of the burro trifecta


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


· 1st - LABOR DAY
· 10th – GPOC General Meeting
· 12th – 14th Denver Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show Panning Demo with GPOC
· 30th – Last Day for Motorized Equipment on the Arkansas River in Colorado

Newsletter is late today because I had better things to do………like picking up my grandsons for a week stay.

As many of you read yesterday, the Gold‘ n’Store is being reworked. The page was too large and crashed the end of June. The new format will be of pictures with item names and links to the description pages. Hopefully this will keep the page size small enough to load properly. If not, I will have to split it up further. In any case, it will take some time to rework and find a format that we can live with. You can view the new format from the home page. All other links to it are dead as the original page was deleted this week.

I will discontinue the streamflow guide for this season as most rivers are where they will be for the rafting season, but you can look at it yourself as I will keep the link at the bottom. If it isn’t live, copy and paste it into your browser. Sometimes blogger doesn’t allow links for some unknown reason. The Arkansas is still a little high at 1400 cfs, but it will continue to go down the next few weeks, and will begin its’ big drop the middle of August when rafting season is over. I hear that the rafting was great this year, although the numbers launch was not used much with the river so high. GOOD news for gold dredgers, though, who have been watching the river stay above safe levels most of the summer. Even those that dive are not in the water much. We hear that the Elephant Rock area is beginning to show some promising gold catching bars as the water levels drop. We also hear that temperatures in Alaska this year are well below normal. Must be global warming.

Fairplay Burro Days will be this weekend, and GPOC will have their panning troughs out for the public to pan in and get a lesson or two from a few people who know a little about it. Colorado Gold Panning Championships are coming up August 1-3 in Breckenridge, too, so you have a couple of weekends to catch a prospecting show while you are out and about. Oh, Boom Days are the same weekend, and then Gold Rush Days in Buena Vista will be the following weekend. Gee, I guess that’s three weekends with prospecting shows. The Cotin Tail Gem and Mineral Show will also be at the Buena Vista Fairgrounds during Gold Rush Days. Lots to do before the river goes down!

Cache Creek is getting plenty of action this year, with probably 3 times as many people visiting than last year, and many things will be changing. Stay tuned to HookedonGold, as we bring you those changes as they occur. We will be in Breckenridge next Friday for the championships, and then at camp for a couple more weeks, so your newsletter will be suspended until August 22nd. Watch for blog postings until then.

Google had begun running third party ads and is requiring adsense sites to include information about this change on their websites. You can read about this on our Privacy Policy page.

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: .

Until next week……
If you find a broken link, please let us know
THE ARKANSAS RIVER is now opened TO MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT until October 1st.
Good Prospecting to You,
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