Western Colorado Chapter of Gold Prospectors Assn of America
Western Colorado Chapter of Gold Prospectors Assn of America

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Ben Crain and Kim Johnson were united in marriage on April 7, 2021. Congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy life together.

At the Meeting

 We had  one guest. Cody Nobles came with his father, Calvin.

Birthdays this month are Matt Dolan and Tony Romero.

Welcome back to Dave, RD, and Dennis!

Ben was out after having dental work. Get well soon.


Jerry went prospecting and had trouble with his dredge so he ended up using a shovel and pan. He still got some good gold.


Leticia said the paperwork on their 2 new claims was done.


Debbie asked what we can do about the 4 memberships we can't sell. There was a long discussion. Dick said he would give it another try.


Ben went to see a gentleman who has a bunch of equipment, wet suits, and concentrates for sale. Dick discussed having the club buy some of the cons. No decision was made.


Dick won the cooler which replaced the nugget. We need to purchase more nuggets.


See you next month!! 



We received a request from Garrett Smith, Director of the Telluride Institute Watershed Education Program.  The Naturita elementary 4th grade students have been studying the Colorado Gold Rush and would like to learn how to pan for gold and would we be willing to teach them.

So, today, St. Patty's Day, 7 club members went to a beautiful place on the San Miguel and had fun with the students and their teacher digging in the river and then panning for the gold. It was a beautiful, sunny day Photos

This is a great video on how to process gold concentrates.


Where To Find Us:

Western Colorado Chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America

115 West Main

Olathe, CO
Phone +1-970-596-9184

Mailing address

     63579 Spring Creek Rd #12

     Montrose, CO 81403


The Official GPAA of Western Colorado Gold Prospectors



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     I will have on site all necessary permits and licenses.

     I will not prospect in areas closed to prospecting and mining.

     I will respect other prospectors' claims and not work claims without owners' permission.

     I will fill in my prospecting holes.

     I will appreciate and protect our heritage of natural resources, wildlife, fisheries, and

          private property and respect all laws or ordinances governing prospecting and mining.

     I will be thoughtful, considerate, and courteous to those around me at all times.

     I will only build fires in designated or safe places and in accordane with current federal,

          state, and local guideline.

     I will be careful with fuels and motor oils and be cognizant of their potential destructive

           effect on the environment.

     I will not refuel motorized equipment in the stream and will not allow oil form motorized

          equipment to drip onto or into the water.

     I will remove and properly dispose of trash and debris that I find.

     I will not remove stream bank material, destroy natural vegetation or woody debris          dams,  nor discharge excess silt into the waterways. 


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