Sunday, May 03, 2009

HookedonGold Gazette 5/02/09

Nuthin' but a blur and 12.12 seconds. Not good enough for first, though.

· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $885.80
· Spot price last Gazette: $913.00

Calendar of Events


· 2-3 GPAA Denver Show
· 5th Cinco de Mayo
· 8, 9, & 10th Let’s Go Gold Panning Days at Point Bar Recreational Area
· 23rd -25th Memorial Day Weekend Observed
· 30th Memorial Day


· 6th D-Day
· 14th Flag Day
· 20th – 21st Kingdom Days, Breckenridge, Co


· 4th Fourth of July-Indepence Day
· 25th – 26th Burro Days – Fairplay
· 31st – Aug 2nd Colo. St. Gold Panning Championships in Breckenridge, Co.


· July 31st– Aug 2nd Colo.St Gold Panning Championships in Breckenridge, Co.
· 1st – 2nd Gold Rush Days, and Cotin Tail mineral show in Buena Vista, Co.
· 7th – 9th Boom Days in Leadville, Co.


· 7th Labor Day
· 18th – 20th Denver Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

I have a request from the Colorado State Department of Health for a link to information about the swine flu outbreak. You can also track swine flu from this website at
My own opinion: Wash your hands and no kissing if your partner is sick. Regular flu kills 30,000 + in the U.S. every year, and even more around the world, yet that is not considered an epidemic. Are governments and media attempting to divert your attention to what is really going on behind your back? I have to wonder at this tactic, all too often used, when something is not going well on Capitol Hill.

NEW! Prospecting Community Network! We have great group started with several already blogging and getting involved. You will be able to view the main page when you pull the site up to decide if it is a place you would like to hang out at.

Man, did you watch gold drop this week? Nearly got a nosebleed! LOL! Did you notice the Gazette was late? If so, I am sorry that I did not get it posted last Friday. With retirement plans going on, of course everything did not go as smoothly as I had hoped and there were many other things that jumped on the list of things to do. You know how it is. LOL!

The new prospecting forum/network is hopping with new members and questions to be answered, too, and it has taken a lot of time this past week along with everything else. Not complaining here, but we have been busy. Retirement parties went well, and Larry was very surprised when the Limo drove up to take us home on his last day at work.

Looks like, right now, we will have nice weather this next weekend for Let’s Go Gold Panning Days at Point Bar, sponsored by Woody and GPOC. It is always a lot of fun getting out with folks that weekend, so if you have a day or the weekend to come out and play, please join us Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday for some gold prospecting fun. You can find more info on this event at . After that we will be looking forward to a summer of prospecting. Everyone is tired of the gloomy weather and ready to get out and get away, as well as find some gold!

I will try to follow a format for the summer that will include links to information sites, questions and answers on prospecting, as well as pictures and information about what we are doing this summer, but this will be the last official Gazette for the summer. Let me know how you like the new format, and maybe I will just adapt the blog to that. I seem to have a problem doing both without it taking too much time.

In the news this past week; some links to information that went across the wires for you to read. The first one is about an interesting way to ‘prospect’ for gold by taking it from your employer . There has been a lot in the news recently concerning ‘protected status’ lands and wind and solar power. Most of the usable wind and solar power in located in the western part of the U.S. Legislators continue to put vast areas of public land into protected status here, and there is much debate about how to use the west’s wind and solar power with its’ demand for water and land for the panels and towers. There is also much debate about land access to be able to put this electric power into the grid via transmission lines. As legislators put more and more land into protected status, once clear avenues to the power grid are taken away before the project can be completed, thus wasting billions of dollars in the attempt to put this ‘green’ energy to use. There is also much debate on just how green this technology really is, when taken into context with manufacturing. However, I found website with some information about protected land in the west, with an accompanying map that shows all the protected land now in the west. You will notice that unprotected lands are in white. Here is the link to U. S. protected areas database article If you are wondering about how this pertains to prospecting for gold, all the darker areas will be harder for you to access or impossible. There is a lot of area out there that is already in protected status, or as I like to refer to it as wilderness without an act of Congress, and more is added all the time. Soon, they will have all of us trapped in small confined spaces where we cannot ‘hurt’ mother nature and wildlife. Lookin’ forward to it, aren’t you?

I wanted to say “Hi” to Travis who I saw at the GPAA show yesterday, and is a member of . Hope to see a lot more of you this summer and as time goes on. That’s all for me this weekend. Gotta go and clean up after the open house. Ah, Monday may actually be a welcome relief! ;>D

You can find Panning Kits
Monthly Prospecting Equipment Specials
Basic Prospecting Equipment

Until next week…….

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley (MQS)
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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: . If the links do not work, copy and paste them into your browser.

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