Tuesday, October 29, 2013
September came and went. Looks like October did too! It is two days until HALLOWEEN and 5 days until Daylight Savings time ends, and we are back to the sun leaving our western sky earlier than we want it too. sigh. Time does fly when you are having fun and then there is way too much work to be done.
Gold prices are not fairing so well this quarter, but are ranging in the $1350 area....at least until the Feds meeting is over later this week. I am hearing more about a pull back, and then more about a surge forward. Sounds like we will see gold in the range of $700 to $2000 in the near future.....maybe both!
Closing down the claim at Vista Mining Adventures was a chore and then some. We had pontoons fill with water on the centrifuge which made it very difficult to get out of the water and up the hill. Ended up being a 9 hour haul + the drive to and from to get it all where it needed to be. VERY long day. Big thanks to 'Earl' who had dropped by to pan and ended up helping us to get everything out of the water.
We found a lot of nice, fine gold this summer on those claims. It was a lot of fun, and work, and we met a lot of nice people, too. It has always been our favorite place to find gold in Colorado.
In case you aren't aware, the new season of the Prospectors on the Weather Channel started last Sunday 9/8c, 7mtn. I saw the Hoffman's are back on, too. You probably know more about that one than I do. Can't stand to watch the incompetence.
News in the mining world is dismal. Oregon has now banned motorized small mining in the whole state. California is sticking to their guns, too, saying that none of the prospetors were really out to do enough to make money, and so they are within their rights to restrict any 'recreational' use of federal (public) lands. In the mean time, they are issuing warnings about a rise in the mercury levels in fish in many areas that suction dredging was going on. Ironic.
Holidays are around the corner. I hope you are getting that wish list for Santa ready. If not, you might want to think about what you would like to get instead of waiting for Santa to put something aside for you that wasn't on your list. Sometimes he does his shopping REAL early. LOL!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all of you! As Always,
Good Prospecting to You,