Friday, June 24, 2011

                       Recirculating systems we used in South Dakota on a friend's claim

Summer is here and with it, Gold Prospecting season! 

The blog has had to take a back seat this winter and spring as we have had a lot of things going on in our personal lives that has had to take up a lot of time and energy, and has left little time to think about what to blog about.  I have heard your cries and pleas to start it up again, and hopefully, things will settle down some so I will have more time to devote to it.

We have spent the past two weeks in South Dakota with friends who have a new gold prospecting claim there and were wanting some help with proving it.  This type of work will usually cost you big time, but since they have been friends for a while, we decided to take some time to visit the Black Hills again and run the roads, see the monuments, and spend some time in the beautiful out of doors.  

They have had an unusual amount of rain this year, and the wild grass is lush and being mowed everywhere.  The white tails are abundant, and we have had fun watching a group of turkey hens and their chicks several days while they looked for bugs in our vicinity on our friends’ claim.  We got a couple of pictures of the buffalo that roam the area of Custer State Park, too, and enjoyed driving through the one way tunnels and over the pigtail bridges on highway 16A.  Of course, we took an afternoon to visit Mt Rushmore and had ice cream for lunch.  :>D 

I have not posted any new information on the Arkansas River changes for this year, as I cannot find anyone who will give me the information.  I have been informed by the BLM that some of my information is incorrect, but have yet to get a call back from them to let me know what needs changing.  I also have not heard back from GPOC’s president on the information, either, and there is a lot of information out there that is in conflict. 

I also, have not heard that there have been any changes at Cache Creek for this year.  Until I hear otherwise, I assume that everything there is the same as it was last year. 

For those of you who have decided that I do not research my information, I most certainly do, and any information that I put out is the best I can get at the time.  If I could get the powers that be to assist me better, I could report better.  If you have an issue with any item on a page, it would be more helpful for you to reference the URL or the page rather than to assume I know what you are talking about.  My site has over 70 pages, many with similar information on them and I cannot know what you are talking about if you don’t give me the page you were reading when you decided my information was incorrect.  Nasty emails sent to me about it won’t help with getting the information corrected, assuming it is incorrect, since I have no idea what information you are questioning.

On a more pleasant note, we are headed home tomorrow and will be back in the Colorado Mountains some time next week.  Looking for gold and finding gold in Colorado will be a top priority.  Hopefully, we will have more gold in our bottles this year than we did last year.  In the Mean Time:

Good Prospecting To You,
Shirley Weilnau

Gold Close Friday June 24, 2011 $1502.60
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