Welcome To New Members
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President’s letter, continued
I would like to make special mentionof Mr. Woody Regal
for all of hisshared experiences with the new andprospective members whoparticipated in this event We had alarge panning trough setup at the topof the hill where the ancient river bedran and Woody did a demonstrationusing a scoop right off of the groundwhich produced 10-12 ﬂakes of goldeach time he did it. The inspirationand education that the old timemembers of the club have sharedwith us is invaluable. Now, that iswhat this organization is all about!
TERRITORY DAYS in
Old ColoradoCity on the 29th-31
is anawesome opportunity to shareknowledge and to educate the publicon the way gold panning was 100years ago. It is
what started this eraof the new frontier in the ColoradoPikes Peak Gold Rush of 1859. Goldpanning dates back to 5000 yearsago with the Egyptians.
Starting June 1st in Victor,Colorado, gold mine tours will featurethe modern mining operations ofCripple Creek and the Victor GoldMining Company. The cost is $5.00per person. Tour proceeds go to theVictor Lowell Thomas Museum indowntown Victor, where the tourbegins. Reservations may be madeonline atwww.VictorColorado.comorby calling 719-689-4211 with toursending in September.
June 12th-13th is our
next newmember outing on our Beaver Creekclaims and hopefully I'll have our planof operation approved by the U.S.F.S.allowing us to proceed with dredging.
Last but not least everyone needsto review our
Code of Ethics
on theGPOC website listing our rules forprospecting. These are the guidelineswe abide by forsafe and responsibleprospecting. We recently had tosanction an individual and ban theirmembership due to the bad imagethey were portraying. Theirundesirable behavior, failure to followthe governing laws of the land andtheir poor choices outside of our rulesresulted in these actions.
For the rest of you, I am proud toserve you in the days past and tocome. You
re all so helpful andwonderful to work with and make thisclub what it has become today. Goodprospecting to you all and may yourpaths be blessed with yellow stones.
Sincerely, Big Ben
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