Friday, October 17, 2008

Hooked on Gold Gazette 10/17/08

YES, I vant to suck your blood! I need it to go gold prospecting in the high mountains. HEH HEH HEH!
· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $782.90
· Spot price last Gazette: $849.90

Calendar of Events
· 1st – Arkansas River is now closed to motorized equipment until March 1st
· 8th – GPOC General Meeting
· 13th – Columbus Day
· 31st – Halloween

· 2nd End of Daylight Savings Time
· 4th ELECTION DAY Get out and VOTE!
· 11th Veterans Day
· 12th GPOC Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Who would ever have thought that the dollar would strengthen so much with all that is going on with the financials here, but that is what is happening to keep gold prices sliding downward. Of course, anyone who follows currencies had a glimmer of what would happen, but to see gold slide this far when so many thought it would be up by now is strange.

The new Gold Prospectors of Colorado officers for ’09 are…….(drumroll)……the same people as last year. I am dumbfounded. Now, I know Eric had decided not to run again this year, so what happened? Is there no one out there willing to let this man get on with his life? Ya, know…..if no one is willing to take the reins of this club soon, what is to become of it? Eric cannot go on being its’ president forever. This will be his fourth year. Even politicians have term limits. Maybe its’ time GPOC did, too.

We have word from the BLM office that they are working on next year’s plan for Cache Creek. They will try to coordinate efforts among two agencies and GPOC to get a porta potty in there next year. Also, we are working on having several retired and interested persons rotate weeks during most of the prospecting season and act as “camp hosts” to assist anyone new to prospecting and help clear up any misunderstandings of rules and regulations for the area. Hopefully this will also help to keep trouble down to a minimum. (We need to come up with another name for these people). The BLM is planning on doing some more tree management next fall, and digging out the beaver pond that has filled up with silt.

I have finally been convinced to buy a “big” metal detector. I love working with my Falcon, but everyone says I need to use a “real” detector. Now, I didn’t go out and get a fancy MXT, ‘cause Larry runs one of those and we can’t use them together. I also, did not get a GMT, as too many other people also use that one and they can’t be used near one another. I opted for what everyone used to use, a Whites V/SAT. It’ll do what I need it to and I won’t be running up and down hillsides with it, so it should be OK for where I will use it. I have trouble swinging them for more than two hours, so after that, I can go back to what I was doing before. Is everybody happy, now?

As I mentioned in an earlier blog, stuff happened today, as it often does, to keep me busy enough I could not get to the newsletter before now. Sorry it is late. As many of you know, I like to get it out around 4:00. However, better late than never, they say. We will have fabulous weather here for the next couple of days before it turns cold. Until next week.........

Good Prospecting to You,

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