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Happy birthday to Rob Greenbank and Debbie!
Congratulations to Karen Miller for winning the nugget!
Dick gave a report on his tri to Chicken Alaska with Gold Fever Prospecting. He said he was sick most of the time but still enjoyed the trip. He showed his half of the gold he and Bill Pease got while there.
RD said there will be another coin show at the Family Time Spa at the Mall in either October or November. H said he would pay for the table. It will be an opportunity for the club to earn some money. It was voted to go ahead with the plans.
There was a discussion on whether to have a booth at the Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Show in September. It was determined to be the wrong time of year and too expensive and therefore voted down.
Dick stated they would be updating the membership list. Make sure you are updated on the list, including email address especially if you have not been receiving emails regarding club functions and website updates.
After some discussion, it was determined the outing will be held next weekend.
Vincent Beresford from the Montrose BLM office was in attendance to answer questions and will get back to us with answers to some of the questions.
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.