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Last Post 09 Sep 2019 09:31 PM by  Matthew Cox
Colorado, a bad year for prospecting
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Benjamin Crain
Lost Dutchman
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26 Jun 2019 11:21 PM
    I am sorry I have not posted in a long time but I have kept in touch with a few members. I want to let you know the conditions of Colorado are not good at all for even rafters, they are dying weekly, and the main melt hasn't even really begun yet.

    I was at two claims that we would normally work this time of year just 4 weeks ago and the water was so high, fast, and full of debris it was impossible to even approach. Three weeks ago I was in Telluride and saw that the head of the San Miguel River was still frozen over, with massive amounts of snow yet to thaw.

    I am heading down on Friday with the BLM over a dispute over a claim and a private property owner, I am having them join me to the debts of hell so they can see what we face, I hope I don't have to carry them out.

    Talking to the Oklahoma State Director the other night I know my next time through I will find the 3rd flake of gold since they claim to have only found 2.


    You all know how to reach me, if planning a trip to Colorado this year just hold up, its a rough year for us prospectors.
    Leo Lorenz
    Lost Dutchman
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    27 Jun 2019 12:01 AM
    Hope your feeling better.
    Scott Leidenberger
    Highbanker
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    27 Jun 2019 09:19 AM
    The news this morning said seven people have died in the rivers this year. I was at a creek last weekend and it was way to high. Never even got out of the truck. Stay safe and stay away.
    Anthony Ingersoll
    Greenhorn
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    19 Jul 2019 11:27 PM
    It has been rough in Ohio too. We have had high waters for roughly three to four weeks depending on where you went. But two weeks ago was the first time I have been out this year........
    Matthew Cox
    Greenhorn
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    09 Sep 2019 09:31 PM
    I am heading to the Homack claim Sept 20th -21st is the water high in those parts also??? Sure would like to meet up with someone there I am as green as they get but I will come out of there with gold unlike everyone else if conditions permit!


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