Shooting out a fast, short post on important information to those of you who look for gold at Cache Creek in Colorado.
BLM posted this page today concerning requirements for prospecting for gold in Colorado at Cache Creek: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/rgfo/minerals/locatable_minerals/placer_mining/Arkansas_River_Dredge_Permit.html
Looks like they have had enough with the problems, fighting, and general complaints about highbanking at Cache Creek, and have decided not to allow highbanking there beginning this year (2012).
While motorized equipment will not be allowed in the area, casual use/hand equipment will still be allowed. What the requirements for that will be is not yet known, so watch the BLM site for updates. I will post what I know when I know it.
Good Prospecting to You,