Friday, January 29, 2010
One case of gold at the Tucson Show in '06
· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $1083.70
· Spot price last Gazette : $1093.10
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Calendar of Events
· 1st New Year’s Day
· 13th GPOC Members Meeting 7:00 p.m.
· Tucson Show in Tucson, Arizona
· 2nd Groundhog Day
· 4th Heritage Lecture at the Western Mining Museum SOLD OUT
· 7th Super Bowl Sunday
· 12th Lincoln’s Birthday
· 10th GPOC General Meeting 7:00 p.m. Colo. Sprgs.
· 14th Valentine’s Day
· 15th Presidents Day
· 22nd Washington’s Birthday
· 26th – 28th Gem and Mineral Guild Spring Show – Jefferson County Fairgrounds
ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE!? Pro Bowl this weekend and super bowl next with some of the best commercials you will see all year. Yeah, I know this doesn’t have anything to do with gold prospecting, but, let’s face it, most of you won’t be out on those days anyway. LOL! Gridiron face offs, that’s what you’re waiting for and you know it. The clash of the Titans, the roar of the crowd. Tailgate parties in your basement (Gotta get THAT cleaned up) or favorite sports bar with your closest friends over beer and hot dogs or your favorite three alarm chili. Yeah, that’s what I’m talkin’ ‘bout. Gold and prospecting will take a back seat to the excitement on your widescreen TV the next two weekends.
After all the ‘wars’ have been won and lost, and you are back to whatever normal is for you, you might want to mosey on over to the ning site, if you’re a member, and check out a new forum post called ‘auto sluice feeder’ about ideas on how to use a spreader to get material to your sluice box faster and with more volume. Interesting idea, but we could use some more input into the idea. Lots of obstacles to overcome, too.
Tucson Show is beginning this weekend, too, and should run for about three weeks or so into February. Hopefully the weather has cleared up for them some down south or it could be a mite wet this year. Any reports from any of you headed that direction would be welcome.
As you can see, February is a very busy, short month. March 1st opens up the Arkansas River to motorized equipment and warmer days for gold prospecting in Colorado. Everyone is antsy by February and so there are lots of things going on to help you pass the time. You could even get started on repairing all your equipment instead of waiting until May, again this year.
Fun stuff for you to read this week include a report out of China about some miners there that don’t know when to come in out of the cold http://af.reuters.com/article/metalsNews/idAFTOE60N00B20100124 Melman on gold in ICMJ http://www.icmj.com/article.php?id=767&keywords=Melman_on_Gold_&_Silver
This video from Australia will make you sick http://goldrevenue.com/gold-digging-prospecting-nugget-hunting/5-ounce-gold-nugget-found-sunbaking-while-prospecting-for-gold
And, with that one I’ll give it a rest.
Until next week…….
Good Prospecting to You,
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.
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THE ARKANSAS RIVER is now CLOSED TO MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT until MARCH 1st.
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