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Dick is on a trip to Chicken Alaska with Bill Pease, therefore Vice President Jerry had to conduct the meeting.
Kim explained that since she is married to the state director and our secretary, they did some research of the by laws to make sure she is eligible to be our treasurer. As long as Ben has nothing to do with the money, she is ok.
Ben stated that we are having a problem with claim jumpers. Lester said the damage on his claim was by a claim owner who got thrown in jail. Lester confiscated his equipment.
Ben found out from BLM that mineral extraction is no longer allowed at Rattlesnake. They had new maps drawn which are wrong and will be putting up "No Prospecting" signs.
Grand Junction is forming a new chapter. The paperwork is almost complete.
There was a reminder to get claim renewal paperwork into BLM by September 1st. It was also stated this could be done online this year.
Congratulations to Gerry for winning the nugget.
Happy birthday to Lonnie.
Pictures from the Delta Rock and Gem Show are in the Gallery
Pictures from 7-18- Outing are in the Gallery
This is a great video on how to process gold concentrates.
Western Colorado Chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America
115 West Main
63579 Spring Creek Rd #12
Montrose, CO 81403
The Official GPAA of Western Colorado Gold Prospectors
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MINER'S CODE OF ETHICS
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.