VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!! If you go to the GPAA website to renew your membership, there is no place to put your affiliation with our chapter. For us to get credit you must call the main office within 2 weeks to tell them you are a member of our chapter. You can call the main office to renew, but make sure you speak to someone in the Membership Department. Or you can get with Ilene and fill out a renewal form. Then please let us know so we can make sure we get credit.
The Montrose Public Lands Center has expanded
its days-of-operation from Monday through Friday
(8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to include Saturdays from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors who stop by can access information
for the Bureau of Land Management, U.S.
Forest Service and the National Park Service.
“Many local people have asked us to open on the
weekends to allow them to get permits and visitor
information outside of traditional work schedules
during the week,” said Barb Sharrow, BLM Uncompahgre
A few examples of visitor information that is
available include maps, books, rock permits, fuel
wood permits, placer mining permits, hunting
information as well as the location of motorized,
mountain biking, equestrian and hiking trails.
The Montrose Public Lands Center is located at
2465 S. Townsend Avenue. For further information,
contact visitor information services 970-240-5300.
Lands Center now
open on Saturdays
If there is anything you would like to see demonstrated or discussed at a meeting, please let us know. If you know anyone who can come and speak to us, please let us know. We all have a responsibility to make the club more exciting and better for everyone.
Remember the M.I.G.S. (member in good standing) badges are due for renewal on June 1. You are not allowed to use the claims unless you have a current M.I.G.S. badge. If you have not renewed your M.I.G.S. badge, please do so. Requirements are attendance at 3 consecutive meetings and help at at least one (preferably all) fundraisers and gold shows. Cost of badge is $1.50. See Judy at the meeting to purchase yours.
For meeting notes click here
Western Colorado Chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America
115 West Main
63579 Spring Creek Rd #12
Montrose, CO 81403
Are you interested in becoming a member but still have some questions? For more information, use our contact form
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.