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

We had a great turnout for the Boy Scout Outing. Thanks to RD Round for arranging this outing for the boys. Thanks to Brandon and Linda Foss, Ben and Paula Crain, Lonnie Taylor, Randy Mingus, Mike Masker, Ilene Lewis, and RD for coming to help.

A special thanks to Sally and Henry Kichelmann for coming to give a talk on the history of Pinon, Colorado. I thought I was taping the whole talk. Found out halfway through I had pushed the wrong button so there is only half of the talk. 

Photos are in the Photo Gallery

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At the Meeting

Welcome to the new members Trent Hadden and Doug and Tammy Molone

Congratulations to Lonnie for winning the nugget!

Happy Birthday to Linda Foss, Emily Foss, Tom Panter and Mike Mathes


Mindy will check to see if we can have the Camp Wapiyapi Fundraiser at the Delta WalMart on May 5


The Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Show will be May 12 & 13 at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. We will need volunteers to help man the booth and panning tubs.


The Delta Rock and Gem Show will be June 2 at Bill Heddles Rec Center in Delta. Calvin stated he received a request to have us do a booth at Heritage Days at Confluence Park again. It was voted to do both again. We will need volunteers for both events.


Ilene received a request from the Delta Rock Wranglers to do a panning and sluicing demo at their next meeting on April 5. Calvin said he would do it.


Calvin stated there is a group going before the EPA to represent the small gold miners. He will keep us informed.

He also stated that BLM is going to start checking the corner markers on the claims. He and some others are going to check to make sure they are all still there for the claim owners.


Dick said he thinks we should eliminate the MIGS program. There was quite a discussion. It will be discussed at the next board meeting.


The next regular meeting will be April 19.  See you there.

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Western Colorado Chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America

115 West Main

Olathe, CO
Phone +1-970-596-4627

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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