Strange faces can be seen all around the Arkansas River Valley. This old fellow looks to have a tale to tell, don't you think? Notice how the rock is chipped away from the right hand side of the beard. These smooth areas on the rock are not in character with the rest of the rock in the area. Whodunit? Man or Mother Nature?
· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $829.90
· Spot price last week: $822.40
Calendar of Events
· 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
Labor Day weekend is upon us and our last big push to find gold. While we will have many weekends that will still be warm enough for gold prospecting, this next week will be our last week out and about without work interfering with our progress. If you have not seen it, scroll on down after you have finished with the newsletter to read about all of the website problems and fixes for today and this past week. Suffice it to say that the e-mail has been down for what looks like the last 12 days or so. I did go in this morning and was able to fix it, so if you were one of the many who did not get your information or an answer to your e-mail, please try us again. I was able to get e-mail messages and form requests sent to myself, so it looks to be fixed.
Has it been as quite around your house as it has been in ours the past two weeks? We find our favorite buttons on the clicker have been the mute and off buttons for the last 6 to 8 weeks. Tired of all the political ads running. We are, too. Nuff said! I HAVE been busy reading some very interesting books on some of our favorite areas while I am waiting for T.V. to return to normal, and by the looks of things I should get several read before the November elections. Should be good fodder for a few more articles to post for you to read.
If anyone (Paul) can think of a subject they would like to see an article on, let me know. I certainly would like to write about something people are interested in. The winters can be long and researching some information can lead to all sorts of ideas, so don’t hesitate to make a suggestion. It’s probably right up my gold pan. (One of the big military ‘copters just flew over my house, a left over from the DNC.) Gunny (He’s in Iraq for those of you who know him), check out www.icmj.com to keep up to date. (If the link does not work, copy and paste it into your browser.) Joel, try the e-mail address again. Sorry if you got the undeliverable message. I really don’t know what happened to it.
A caution about old mines; Three friends were killed this past May in a mine in the Sierras that they had entered. The cause of their deaths was due to carbon monoxide poisoning. They were the first deaths reported in that area since the early 1900’s. Gold is nice, and it can bring you some change, but it isn’t worth your life. Stay out of abandoned mines and stay alive. If the poisonous gas doesn’t get you the water or the deteriorated walls and ceilings may.
For all you out there searching for treasure, gold and silver, beware the Hundredth Monkey theory. (Reply to this post for the answer)
Gold is back up a bit with a weaker dollar, and the stock market still hasn’t made up its’ mind on what to do. Think I’ll wait until it does before I start risking the 401K again. Retirement from this job comes in spring next year, and we don’t need to be without enough to play with.
Oh, and by the way, there will be no newsletter for the next two weeks. First week we will be out of town……second week I’ll be working the Denver Gem Mineral and Fossil Show at the Denver Merchandise Mart. GPOC will have their panning troughs set out, so come on out and for a day of amazing things to see and do.
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: www.worldopenpanning.homestead.com . If the links do not work, copy and paste them into your browser.
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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