Panning Fairplay, Colorado
Last Post 21 May 2015 07:28 PM by Scott Leidenberger. 2 Replies.
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Scott LeidenbergerUser is Offline
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24 Aug 2014 11:40 AM

    Has anyone been to the public beach area in Fairplay, CO this summer ? I know you can only pan or sluice. What kind of gold is being found ? Any feedback would be great. Hope to try it out soon.

    Scott

    RANDY WITHAMUser is Offline
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    21 May 2015 06:12 AM
    Scott,

    Well..............I've been by there in person, looked around and then called the Town Hall from the creek... Actually, you can't pan or sluice at the "beach". Just below the beach is a sign on the creek that basically says one can prospect below the sign.

    When I called the Town Hall and talked to the lady she said I could pan or sluice from that sign all the way down stream to the Hwy 285 bridge that crosses the creek/Platte River. Someday I'll get their $5 permit and go panning and/or sluicing.

    That area was worked hard with a big bucket line dredge, so pretty cobbily and rocky. I've only heard of folks getting fine flakes and specks...

    Looks like it's $5 a week or now $35 a season: http://fairplayco.us/docsforms.html

    Good luck. HTH,

    Randy "C-17A" www.goldadventures.biz

    Scott LeidenbergerUser is Offline
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    21 May 2015 07:28 PM
    Randy,

    I got over to Fairplay late last September. Got my season permit only to find out it expired the next weekend. Was only able to sluice for about an hour and a half. Found flour and small flakes. Would like to spend the better part of the day some weekend if it ever stops raining. I did not know you could go all the way down stream to 285. I was just down stream a bit from the iron bridge.
    Scott
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