Western Colorado Chapter of Gold Prospectors Assn of America Photo Gallery Christmas Party 2018 Outing June/July 2018 GJ Gem Show 2018 Demo at Delta Rock Wranglers
Western Colorado Chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America – The Place to Be We are pleased you found your way to our website. Find out more about our association and our members and get to know us better. We would be pleased to welcome you in person! If you like the website or have any suggestions, please leave a comment.Check out our news page for the latest news Reminders of events are on the meetings page.
Our Association The Western Colorado Chapter of the GPAA has a chapter contract with Gold Prospectors of America and goes by the rules and regulations set forth by them. We meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at 115 W. Main Street, Olathe, CO. At our meetings, we do club business, have discussions, presentations, and demonstrations. Come early and catch Gold Fever with us. The claims used by the club belong to members of the club and are not GPAA claims and are NOT listed in the GPAA Claims Guide. Only “Members in Good Standing” are allowed to work the private claims.
To become a “Member in Good Standing” you have to attend 3 consecutive monthly meetings and help at one of the gold shows held during the year. You can then purchase a badge for $1.50 which covers your family and must be with you at all times when you are on the claims.The term “recreational prospector” does not apply to prospecting and says to authorities you are not a serious prospector and are not covered by the mining laws. The terms you need to use to identify your activity include: small mining operator, minerals prospector, professional prospector, or any term indicating your activities are for profit not pleasure. What we doWe have monthly meetings, have a booth at various rock and gem shows, do fundraisers for a charity, and have outings to educate various methods of gold prospecting. Gold Shows – We have a booth at the Grand Junction Gem Show in May, the Delta Rock and Gem show in June, and Delta Heritage Days in June to promote our club. . Are you an active member,the kind that would be missed,or are you just contentedthat your name is on the list?Do you attendthe meetings and mingle with the flock,or do you meet in privateand criticize and knock?Do you take an active partto help the work along, or are you satisfied to be thekind who just belongs?Do you work on committees, to this there is no trick,or leave the work to just a few and talkabout the clique?So come to the local meetings often,and help with hand and heart.Don’t be just a member,but take an active part.Think this over folks,you know what isright or wrong.Are you just a memberor do you really belong?Where To Find Us:Western Colorado Chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America115 West MainOlathe, COPhone +1-970-596-4627Please leave a message and I will return your call.Mailing address 63579 Spring Creek Rd #12 Montrose, CO 81403https://www.facebook.com/groups/1671302836254260/The Official GPAA of Western Colorado Gold Prospectors
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The Gold Prospectors of the Rockies (GPR) was founded in Denver, Colorado, in 1995. The general purpose of this non-profit, family-oriented club is “the advancement of gold prospecting.” The GPR meets once a month to educate members about placer gold prospecting, review old and new products, coordinate family outings, participate in drawings for nuggets, and promote the pursuit of gold. Each month, the club arranges a presentation on an aspect of small-scale gold prospecting. Also, the club holds on-site training sessions in how to locate placer gold, panning, highbanking, dredging, and metal detecting, and publishes a monthly newsletter. Membership in the GPR is not limited by nationality, race, color, gender, or creed. Attendees under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
President: Clyde Smith
Vice President: Curt Mitchell
Secretary: Joe Willis
Treasurer: Pete Benedict
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The Durango Diggers Meet every second Wednesday of the month at the VFW hall in Durango, CO at 6:30 PM. All people interested in gold prospecting and related outdoor activities are welcome. GPAA membership is not required to be a member of the club.
The club has recently acquired a prosperous gold claim in Naturita, CO. Members wishing to use the claim must participate in at least two club sponsored events excluding outings to gain private access to the claim. Anyone with claim info or hot spots they are willing to share, e-mail me. Site Best viewed in 1024 X 768 or higher resolution.
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Welcome to Colorado Prospector club’s website!Gem and mineral prospecting and mining information for National Forest and BLM land. -Photo by Denise Schaefer- The Colorado Prospector club welcomes everyone interested in prospecting or exploring for gem and mineral deposits within (Y)OUR NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS.
Whether you like to prospect for gold, diamonds, gems, explore new agate beds, collect mineral specimens and samples, or you’re interested in exploring our great outdoors with the family. The Colorado Prospector club and website is your online resource for prospecting and exploring information, techniques, mining goods and equipment. Colorado Prospector club can help you get rolling as a new prospector as well as continue your successful endeavors as a seasoned prospector. The very best way to achieve personal success is to join the club and have good field knowledge for your prospects! Many of the Colorado Prospector club members have successful prospecting adventures even in winter time! Not only will you find success for your own adventures, in addition when joining the club you’ll become part of a wonderful group of very knowledgeable and helpful individuals. You’ll also enjoy a continual growing list of Club membership benefits and verifiable prospectors information! Most importantly, we as a club all feel that an individual’s success in the field is paramount via proper knowledge, planning and field decisions learned from club participation. The club’s success is directly related to your success, that’s what makes it work!! Kick off your new prospecting adventures or continue as a seasoned prospector this year with full success and great finds to go with the spectacular field adventures! Check out the Colorado Prospector club today, we’d all be honored to have your future participation! All club memberships include immediate family members and yearly memberships cover a full 12 months from sign up date no matter what time of year. Sign up today and you’re covered clear through an entire year for membership. Whether you’ve just started learning about prospecting and mining, or if you have prospected for years, the Colorado Prospector clubs website has something for you. Ready to do some prospecting? Where do you start? Land status research can be a tricky thing to figure out, but we would like to help everyone who is interested in learning. Education being one of the Colorado Prospector clubs main goals, we would like to help folks learn the beginning steps of mining. One of those first steps obviously would be land status of the area you wish to explore, or maybe you are still looking for that place. This is where the Colorado Prospector club membership could come in mighty handy! Feel free to browse around the website, interact and contribute information if you wish. Much of the website is free to all with only a small portion reserved for Colorado Prospector club members use alone. REMEMBER……”IF YOU USE IT, THE GROUND PRODUCED IT!” Are you an existing timeshare owner asking “how do I sell my timeshare now?” Look no further. Figure out your timeshare worth first and then contact BuyaTimeshare.com for assistance. GOOD LUCK PROSPECTING!
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LEARN MORE”My brother and I booked a guided trip with CGC and boy oh boy was it a most fantastic experience! Rushing waters, gold, geology and endless excitement! Our 3 daughters had just as much fun as we did! I highly recommend Colorado Gold Camp! We will be back. Thanks again Mr. D!”Paul L”I had a great time! My hands are finally warming up from how cold that river was! I finished panning out my cons and was really happy with what I got! Lots of nice chunky pieces! Every test pan I did had gold in it. I went up and down the river a bit, high ground, low ground, in and out of the water and never had an empty pan!! that rarely happens!! The entire area holds good amounts of gold and I just barely scratched the surface. I’m looking forward to joining the club and getting my share of the yellow!”Marc J.”What a great day! Sure is nice to meet folks with common interest and a good deal of prospecting knowledge. As for the Base Camp area and the Gold, it sure is plentiful!”The Mcklusky’s “To all of you out there reading this, I just want to say that CGC is the real deal. I have never met anybody that try’s so hard to help people have a good time and show them the right way to high bank, sluice, pan or whatever. He just wants people to learn and enjoy. CGC you are a very special person in my books and I really am honored to have met you. Everyone I met from all over the state was willing to help each other. This is a very special group of people. Urb, H2 and the rest of the guys I’ve met this year I want you all to know that you will fit in real nice with this bunch because they are just like you, all willing to help others. Last but not least is the gold. It seems to be all over the place! I did find some chunky stuff in my sluice box. I am getting a membership so my wife can go and enjoy the outings with me. One last thing. CO Sluicer, thank you so much for helping haul all of my heavy equipment back up the hill.”Ron S.”The area was way more than I expected, it’s huge and in a really great location. CGC Miner really knows a lot about gold and this trip was well worth it. I was lucky enough to find the biggest piece of the day, and by far my biggest piece ever!!! I look forward to prospecting with many more great people.”John S.”I was amazed at how much area there is to work. Everything from river gravel,tailings,bedrock and even virgin ground. CGC is very helpul and his advice was right on. The river gravel is loaded with fine gold and the occasional bigger pieces. Every bucket I sluiced had gold big enough that I could pick it out of the ribbed matting with tweezers. I was lucky enough to find a real nice picker and also found another couple of pieces that I could pick up with my fingers. The potential is certainly there for this area to produce some nice pieces of gold. I honestly haven’t found areas in CO that can produce pickers and nuggets consistantly if at all, I believe this one will. Can’t ask for better folks to prospect with. When you have a guy find a nugget then tell you where he found it and to go ahead and dig in the area, speaks volumes.”Demetri L”My brother and I booked a guided trip with CGC and boy oh boy was it a most fantastic experience! Rushing waters, gold, geology and endless excitement! Our 3 daughters had just as much fun as we did! I highly recommend Colorado Gold Camp! We will be back. Thanks again Mr. D!”Paul L”I had a great time! My hands are finally warming up from how cold that river was! I finished panning out my cons and was really happy with what I got! Lots of nice chunky pieces! Every test pan I did had gold in it. I went up and down the river a bit, high ground, low ground, in and out of the water and never had an empty pan!! that rarely happens!! The entire area holds good amounts of gold and I just barely scratched the surface. I’m looking forward to joining the club and getting my share of the yellow!”Marc J. Previous NextOur Flag We live, eat, sleep and dream GOLD! This is our passion!Prospecting is about camaraderie amongst friends and getting out in the wilds, living and learning how to find that beautiful yella gold!
Learn how to pan for gold in the gently flowing mountain stream next to the underground mine. We will loan you a gold pan to use. Many have found glimmering gold and gems. You will get to keep what you find!
Recreation – August 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine
Fairplay is nearly two miles above the tides, so it’s not an obvious spot for a beach — but there’s the FAIRPLAY BEACH sign on U.S. 285, and if you turn off there, more signs will lead you a couple of miles to some sand and water tucked into a big ravine behind Front Street.
It’s a small lake, along with trails, picnic tables and fishing sites, along the Middle Fork of the South Platte River.
It became a recreation site a decade ago, although “development” started in 1922, when huge bucket dredges began chewing up miles of the river bed to extract placer gold from the gravel. This made the water very turbid, to the annoyance of downstream users, and so the dredging company erected a small dam to create a pond so the silt could settle.
The dam had been breached for years before Gary Nichols examined it in 1990. He’s the director of tourism and community development for Park County, and he has a background in mined-land reclamation.
“Here we had this old mining site next to town,” he recalled, “and we wondered what we could make of it. Fairplay didn’t have many recreational facilities, so that looked like the way to go.”