Friday, July 18, 2008

HookedonGold Gazette 7/18/08

Miners Exchange at St. Elmo last week

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

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

Miss us? Well, we sure had a ball running around for the two weeks we were gone. We have been so far away from an internet connection that we were only able to connect up twice while we were away. Since then, I have been blogging about every other day. There is a lot more to tell in the next couple of weeks before we are off again for 17 days, beginning with the Colorado State Gold Panning Championships.

First off, if you haven’t read the blog posted before the newsletter, go there next and read it. It concerns Cache Creek and our efforts to find the person or persons who were reportedly running people off with a gun this past week. If you have information you can contact us at or by replying to the blog which will be screened for content before it will be published. If you do not wish the post to be published, you may say so in your post and we will not publish the post.

BLM representatives were in the Cache Creek area this past week and have made further recommendations for the area. GPOC will be working with them to insure this area stays open for prospectors. The biggest concerns were undermining of trees and safety. “Coyote” holes are being dug into walls with 3 feet or more of rock overhang. This is extremely dangerous. Another concern is how to monitor how long a highbanker is there and the camping going on in the parking lot. When you camp in the day use parking lot there is little space for parking. There are ample camping spots near the lot, so please Do Not Camp in the Parking Lot. Kiosks, sign up sheets and portable restrooms are being worked on.

The previous open area north of Buena Vista, that we were all under the impression was unclaimable, is now all under claim and is no longer open to the public for prospecting. A real shame, too, as it was easy access for anyone with limited abilities to get to for some fun and some gold.

Hopefully I will find time this evening to post the streamflows. If not, you can find them on the link below. Flows are down statewide, but still high enough to watch out for. Rafters have begun rafting the numbers on the Arkansas….they can finally get under the bridge! Stay safe out there and FIND SOME GOLD!

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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