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February Quill 2012

February Quill 2012

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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.The Prospector’s Quill will contain more articles and links when accessed on-line
february
2012
      q     u        i         l         l
THEPROSPECTOR’S
Official publication of The Gold Prospectors of Colorado volume 39 no.2
PO
 
Box 1593, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901
 
Inside
Book Sale
!
2Contacts
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2February Calendar 
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3February Events
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4January Meeting Minutes
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5Claims Committee
!
6Batteries & Head Phones
!
6Grand Canyon Claims
!
7Researching Maps On-line
!
7Prospecting the Internet
!
8Mining Google Earth
!
9Sluice Box Slick Plates
!
10Sluice Box Slick Plates
!
11Sluice Box Slick Plates
!
12Mineral Specimen Identification
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13Mineral Specimen Identification
!
14
www.gpoc.com
Cabin Fever
by
Lin
While we are all prevented fromprospecting in many of our favorite spotswe can still do a lot of research whilesuffering from cabin fever.There is a wealth of information on theinternet and in local libraries that could notonly lead you to a prospective location, butcould help you identify property ownershipand the laws and regulations that would beapplicable to the location. If you read thearticle on a book sale to be held at theColorado School of Mines Arthur LakesLibrary you may be able to pickup materialsfor your own research and library.In this issue of the Quill I have also givenyou a few hints for getting your equipmentready for the coming season as well asresources for research.
There are several tentative dates forGPOC activities for 2012:
“Let’s Go Gold Panning”
 
!
May 12th-13th 
Claims Committee Outing
- GPOC 1
!
May 18th-19th 
Territory Days Old Colorado City, CO
!
May 26th,27,28th 
Kingdom Days Breckenridge, CO
!
June 16th-17th 
Founder’s Day Frisco, CO
!
4th July weekend TBA
Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo CS, CO
!
July 11th-14th 
Burro Days Fairplay, CO
!
July 28th-29th 
State Gold Panning ChampionshipsBreckenridge, CO
!
TBA (1st weekend of August)
Denver Gem & Mineral Show
!
September 14th-16th 
!
 
!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
33.85 Ounces
Found June 16, 2004, at GanesCreek near McGrath, Alaska bySteve Burris of Idaho with a metaldetector.
 
GPOC The Prospector’s Quill Vol. 39 No.2 WE ARE ELECTRONIC at www.gpoc.com
2
 
President
Ben Higleypresident@gpoc.com
 Vice President
Wayne Wittkoppvicepresident@gpoc.com
Secretary 
Stacey Smithsecretary@gpoc.com
Treasurer
Bill Smithtreasure@gpoc.com
Webmaster
webmaster@gpoc.com
Editor
Membership
membership@gpoc.com
Claims
claims@gpoc.com
TrusteesOne Year
Diane Anderson
Two Year
Jim Blakenship
Three Year
Dick Margeson
GPOC
contacts
 
 
Gold Prospectors of ColoradoP.O. Box 1593Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901
The Prospector
ʼ
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
ʼ
s Quill.Articles of interest are welcomed. All articlessubmittedfor 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
ʼ
s and publication
and a copy of the newsletter the article appearsin is sentto the editor of The Prospector’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’s 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 YOU  responsib ility to research resources an d make sur  that you are in compliance with all laws an  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
Library Book Sale Colorado School of Mines February 20-24
Arthur Lakes Library will hold its annual BookSale February 20-24, 2012. Hours are 9 amto 4 PM each day. Sale items includetechnical and nontechnical books, maps,reports, and government publications. Day 1prices are $10 for hardcovers, $5 forsoftcovers, $2 for maps. Prices are reducedeach day for remaining inventory. Selectitems may be priced individually. The ArthurLakes Library is located
 
at 1400 Illinois St.,Golden, CO 80401. The main entrance is onIllinois St.
 
The Mines community and the general publicare welcome at the Book Sale. Forms ofpayment: cash, instate check,and
NE
 
FO
 
2012 
:
 
Visa, MasterCard,Discover, American Express.An onsite sealed-bid Silent Auction for more rare, collectible, and expensiveitems will
 
be held on Monday, Feb 20, from 10 am to 12 noon. 
2012 Bid List.
Please review the Parking information on the Location and Directions page. http://library.mines.edu/library.mines.edu/Location_and_Directions Parkingrules on campus and in surrounding residential areas are enforced!The
Mining History Archive
will have Open House hours during the sale:
 !
Feb 21: 10-Noon, and 1-2, Feb 22:
 
1-3, Feb 23: 10-NoonInformation for Tax-Exempt Buyers http://library.mines.edu/LB_Bk_TaxSale Admittance Information http://library.mines.edu/LB_Bk_AdmitFYI:
 
Most of the items at the Book Sale are the result of donations. Donateditems are evaluated against the needs of the collection; surplus and duplicateitems go to the Book Sale. Proceeds support the Library and its staff.
If you want to email a Board member PLEASE put in yourtopic in the subject line. If you send an email without asubject it will probably be considered spam and be deleted.For most inquires, if you submit them to the Quill Editor Iwill try to answer your questions or give them to theappropriate person. I am always online doing research and publish most of the club materials. I will usually have ananswer for you or know where to find the answer.
Lin
 quill@gpoc.com
 
GPOC The Prospector’s Quill Vol. 39 No.2 WE ARE ELECTRONIC at www.gpoc.com
3
 
February
 
meetingsmeetingseventseventsaena
For further informationcontact:
www.gpoc.com
2nd
Board Meeting
7:00 PM
president@gpoc.com
25th
Claims Committee
WMSI225 Northgate Blvd.Colorado Springs,CO10:00 AM-12:00 PMDateSubject to change
1st-5th
International SnowSculptureChampionships
Breckenridge, COhttp:// www.townofbreckenridge.com/ index.aspx?page=1107
18th-19th
GPAA Gold &Treasure Show
Albuquerque, NMhttp://exponm.com/ event-details/?event_id=81
 
8th
General MembershipMeeting
7:00 PM3400 N.NevadaCS, CO
 
24th-25th-26th
DGMG JewelryGem & Mineral Show
Jefferson CountyFair Grounds, COSee info below
 NOVA on Rocky Mountain PBS- February 1, 2012, 8PM
Channel 6,
 
8 - KTSC
in Colorado Springs"Ice Age Death Trap,"
a one-hour NOVA-National Geographicprogram about the fossil find. The television special followsscientists as they race against time to uncover this unique sitepackedwith astonishingly well-preserved bones of mammoths,mastodons, and other giant extinct beasts, opening a vividwindow into the vanished world of the Ice Age. They unearthevidence that entire families of mastodons died as they grazedbeside an ancient lake. Patiently, clue by clue, the teamreconstructs a macabre scenario in which the soil beside the lakeliquefies, then hardens, swiftly trapping entire mastodon families.Unable to move, the mighty tusked beasts slowly starve to death.Featuringingenious scientific work and spectacular fossils, "IceAge Death Trap" reveals intimate secrets of the life and death ofNorth America's most exotic and extreme creatures.
99th Annual Winter Carnival February 8th-12th
Embrace Steamboat’s Western heritage and winter sportstradition with downtown street events including skijouring, aparade and the famous Lighted Man at the Night ShowExtravaganza. This event celebrates the Olympic and Westernheritage that sets Steamboat apart from other mountain resorts.http://www.colorado.com/colorado-live-event/?eid=56986&cid=1239750
Colorado Springs REI — Avalanche Awareness
February
9th1376 E. Woodman, CS, CO6:00 PM - 8:00 PM http://www.rei.com/class/34771/session/43587 
Join the professionals as they teach you how to recognize andavoid avalanche conditions. Free
Bighorn Sheep Festival 
February 11th 10AM-3PM
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center1805 North 30th Street Colorado Springs, CO
DGMG Jewelry Gem & Mineral ShowFebruary 24-25-26Jefferson County Fairgrounds
15200 W 6th Ave. Golden, COFriday &Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5p.m.
The Little Creatures of SnowmassFebruary 28th7PM-8:30PM
RichardStucky, curator of paleoecology and evolution, willintroduce you to the lesser-known characters of TheSnowmastodon Project-like chipmunks, voles, salamanders, andshrews. What you will learn may surprise you, and will just go toshow how resilient the little guys can be.DenverMuseum of Nature and Science - Ricketson Auditorium$8 member, $10 nonmember call 303-370-6000
 
28th
Little Creatures ofSnowmass
Denver Museum ofNature and Science -Ricketson Auditorium7:00 PM-8:30 PMSee info below
1st
“Ice Age DeathTrap”
SnowmassPBSSee info below
 
Gold Hill Police Station955 Moreno AvenueCS, CO
Denver Zoo
for
FREE
 on the following dates:Sunday, February 5Monday, February 6Thursday, February
 
16
http:// www.denverzoo.org/ visitors/index.asp
Denver Museum ofNature and ScienceFREE DAY
February27th 2001 ColoradoBlvd. Denver, CO

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