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December Quill 2011

December Quill 2011

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 G LD NUGGETS is a blog for and by GPOC members. Gold Nuggets is an informational hub for members to keepup-to-date with GPOC news and events. We encourage you to email your news items and information to the webmaster at www.gpoc.com. Join GPOC on FACEBOOK! You need your own Facebook account.Access GPOC on FACEBOOK through a link on the GPOC website.
december 
2011
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THEPROSPECTOR’S
Official publication of The Gold Prospectors of Colorado volume 38 no.12
PO
 
Box 1593, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901
 
Inside
Cache Creek 
!
2Contacts
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2December Calendar 
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3December Activities
!
4Christmas 1806
!
4El Pueblo History Museum
!
5California Suction Dredging
!
6Public Lands for the People
!
6Colorado Gives Day
!
6
Staffordshire Hoard
!
7White Christmas?
!
7Santa Claus in the Mines
!
8Santa Claus in the Mines
!
9Bats
!
10 Abandoned Mines
!
10Colorado Weather 
!
11Celling Your Soul
!
12Wildlands
!
12Humor 
!
13
www.gpoc.com
GPOC Christmas Dinner
December 14th
We will once again celebrate theseason with a potluck dinner at 7:00.The club will be furnishing the meatsthru the generous assistance of clubmembers.Club members are requested to bring asalad, vegetable or desert of theirchoosing. We have found that in thepast there have been a variety ofdishes to choose from. Pleaseremember to label your containers sothey can be returned to their owner.An easy way is with the stick onaddress labels.There will be a surprise gift for thoseattending along with door prizes and afew games to getyou in the spiritof theseason.Each year the GPOC generouslydonates to the Toys for Tots program.Please bring a new, unwrapped toy fora boy or girl for each member in yourparty.
Natures Gift Mosquito Gulch photo by
Lin 
 
GPOC The Prospector’s Quill Vol. 38 No.12 WE ARE ELECTRONIC at www.gpoc.com
2
 
President
Ben Higleypresident@gpoc.com
 Vice President
Wayne Wittkoppvicepresident@gpoc.com
Secretary 
Elise Pearcesecretary@gpoc.com
Treasurer
Bill Smithtreasure@gpoc.com
Webmaster
Stacey Smithwebmaster@gpoc.com
Editor
Lin Smithquill@gpoc.com
Membership
membership@gpoc.com
Claims
claims@gpoc.com
TrusteesOne Year
Gary Beaderstadt
Two Year
Diane Anderson
Three Year
Jim Blakenship
GPOC
contacts
 
 
Gold Prospectors of ColoradoP.O. Box 1593Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901
The Prospector’s Quill is the official newsletter ofthe Gold Prospectors of Colorado. The opinionsare those of the authors and do not necessarilyreflect those of the club or its members. Theeditor, club, officers, and contributors do notassume any liability for damages resulting fromuse of information in the Prospector’s Quill.Articles of interest are welcomed. All articlessubmitted for publication are subject to editing.Submission of articles must be received beforethe 20th of the month. Unless noted, non-profitsmay reprint or quote from articles, provided
credit is given to the author’s and publication
and a copy of the newsletter the article appearsin is sent to the editor of The Prospector
ʼ
s Quill atPO Box 1593, CS CO 80913. All pictures are theproperty of the photographer and are not to becopied or reproduced.
The information is provided solely for the reader 
ʼ  
general knowledge.
 
GPOC assumes no responsibility for its completeness or accuracy.Although care has been taken to produce the information in the Quill, information is provided without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information.
 
I want to thank you in advance for pointing out my mistakes! However, it is YOUR responsibility to research resources and make sure that you are in compliance with all laws and regulations, as well as following the GPOC CODE of ETHICS.
The GPOC is a 501(c) charitable organization
www.gpoc.com
 
Prospector’s Quill
Editor 
Lin Smithquill@gpoc.com
Cache Creek Host Program Still Under Consideration 
 
At the November GPOC board meeting, the Board voted to end the GPOCparticipation as camp hosts at Cache Creek. Jim Blankenship and Bill Smithagreed to meet with the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office to formally advisethem.
 
During our General Membership meeting, several membersexpressed concern over the Board
ʼ
s decision and asked that we discussalternatives with the BLM that would allow them to keep the area open toprospecting.
 
Jim, Linda Smith and Bill Smith met with Ms. Stephanie Carter and her staffat the Royal Gorge Field Office on Nov 15
th
.
 
Stephanie explained the BLM
ʼ
scurrent efforts to improve management of the Cache Creek property as a“recreational panning area.”
 
The BLM is working to establish new plan ofoperations with new regulations that will support stronger enforcementcapability.
 
In the meantime, they hope to have the area kept open andmaintain close surveillance of activities.
 
This can
ʼ
t be done without a camphost.
 
We expressed our concerns about inability to enforce current guidelines,potential for physical confrontation, addition of tasks beyond the currentagreement, and conditions that are giving GPOC a bad reputation.
 
Stephanie agreed these are all valid concerns, some of which can beaddressed immediately and some of which their future plan of operationswould address.We reached agreement on the following:·
 
Continuation of the camp host program will require re-negotiation ofcurrent contract·
 
There needs to be clear limits on camp host tasks andresponsibilities·
 
The BLM cannot have the camp host perform any enforcement·
 
The BLM needs to provide training for camp hosts·
 
The camp hosts would monitor the area and advise people of unsafeconditions and work·
 
The camp host would document observations and advise the BLMField Office of unsafe conditions·
 
The BLM would be responsible for all enforcement action and wouldperform
Minor reclamation on a regular basis during the season to eliminateunsafe conditions
 
Even though the Board voted to terminate our involvement in the camp hostprogram, Jim and I (as board representatives) agreed to have the Boardreconsider our position if the BLM is able to put in place a satisfactoryagreement to safeguard our members, limit their tasks, and reduce theopportunity for further damage to GPOC
ʼ
s reputation.
 
We will meet with the BLM again in the February timeframe to conductfurther discussions and make a final determination on the future of CacheCreek. Bill smith
 
GPOC The Prospector’s Quill Vol. 38 No.12 WE ARE ELECTRONIC at www.gpoc.com
3
 
December 
 
meetings meetings events eventsa en ar 
For further information contact:
www.gpoc.com
Please refer to the information below for further events. 
1st
Board Meeting
Gold Hill Police Station955 Moreno Avenue,CS, CO
7:00 PM
president@gpoc.com
Claims CommitteeThere will be nomeeting forDecember.
2nd,3rd
Bent
ʼ
s Fort
8 miles east of LaJunta, Colorado onState Highway 194Pastimes of the1840s at an isolatedtrading postincluding candlelighttours of the fort. Forreservations for theevening tours,phone (719)383-5026
3rd,4th,10th &11th
Victor LowellThomas Museum
202 Victor AvenueVictor, ColoradoFree admission
11:00 AM-4:00PM
see info below
 
14th
General Membership
Christmas Dinner a
7:00 PM3400 N.NevadaCS, CO
eeting
d Toys for Tots
 
9th,11th
Flatirons MineralMinera
Boulder County Fairgr Exhibit Building, 9595Longmont, COFriday 10-6, Sat 9-5, S
FRIDAY
 
10-6:00
 
ADM.
 
SAT.
 
9-5:00
 
ADM.
 
$5.00
"
 
SUN
 
10-5:00
 
ADM
 
$5.0
"
 
AGES
 
12
 
&
 
UNDER
 
FR
 
lub Annual Gem &l Show
oundsNelson Rd,n 10-5
 
3.00
 
AGES
 
13
 
&
 
UP
 
"
 
AGES
 
13
 
&
 
UP
 
"
 
AGES
 
13&
 
UP
 
E
 
WITH
 
PAID
 
ADULT
Victor Lowell Thomas Museum Victor, CO Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11
Free Admission
The Victor Lowell Thomas Museum will be open for specialChristmas hours Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 4pmweather allowing.To support Victor
ʼ
s efforts at having shops open for holidayshopping, and to offer the community a gift of free admission, themuseum will open for those weekend days if weather allows. Puton an extra sweater and come see the museum and do someunique gift shopping as there is no heat.If weather is snowy and icy, please call ahead at 719-689-5509 tobe sure we are able to open for the day.
“ The Christmas Donkey" Holiday Show 
 
Butte Theater 
139 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, ColoradoLocal character William Otis is well known for his eccentricbehavior; breaking into song at the drop of a hat and conversingwith a donkey. But when he starts dressing like Santa Claus (andbegins dressing his donkey as a Reindeer) it
ʼ
s only the children ofCripple Creek who know the truth: Old Bill Otis is the next Santa
Please call (719) 689-3247 or visitwww.ButteTheater.com
 
The Elf Emporium Holiday Gift Bazaar Dec. 10 -11
Victor, Colorado
At the Victor Community Center at Portland Avenue and SecondStreet. In the event of drastically cold weather that weekend, themuseum will set up a table at the emporium with items from thegift shop.
Train Show Dec. 10-11
Train Show
for the generalpublic for the last 34 years.
 
Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, Colorado
.
 
TheShow will feature several
operating layouts
,
prizewinningmodels
, a
layout to be raffled off
, many
vendors
andopportunities to meet and chat with railroad modelers of this area.The Show will be open Saturday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
 
Itwill be open Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
 
Admission is$5.00 (children under 12 free).
Georgetown,Colorado Christmas Mart Free Admission! 
Weekends
of Dec. 3rd and 11th 10:00am-5:00pmEach December the town of Georgetown transforms for twoweekends into a bustling Christmas scene reminiscent ofChristmas of long ago.
 
Outdoor European Marketplace,holiday entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, St.Nicholas, Santa Lucia children’s procession, museumtours and more.
 
http://www.historicgeorgetown.org/spevents/xmarket.htm
 
Claims CommitteeMeeting
All members arewelcome to participate inthe meetings. Currentand future claims will bediscussed as well asdeveloping plans ofoperations. This can bea great opportunity tolearn the process andresources for filling andmaintaining a claim.
T-rex Encounter 
Presented by DenverMuseum of Nature &Science at DenverMuseum of Nature &Science thru Jan. 8,2012

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