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Last Post 20 Feb 2017 10:09 PM by  Ken Redington
Finding a place to try out- CO
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PHILLIP GIBSON
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19 Feb 2017 04:58 PM

    It is a little overwhelming trying to find a place I can go checkout.  Is it an active claim, am I allowed to mine in the area, can I use a high banker, is it private property, are the Rangers going to take my stuff and give me a ticket, etc...?

    How can I find an area before hand without driving up and finding out there is no parking or the area is privately owned (even though its in the national forest)?  I even tried out some of the local spots along I70 near Denver but it was extremely crowded.  I live out in Elizabeth, CO any suggestions?

     

     

     

    PHILLIP GIBSON
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    19 Feb 2017 05:16 PM
    In fact, if anyone is looking at going out I would be more than happy to hit the hill with you...
    Benjamin Crain
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    19 Feb 2017 06:12 PM

    Have you looked up your local clubs yet? Some are affiliated with the Western Slope Chapter and can probably tell you everything you need to know.

    http://www.rmpth.com/

    http://www.foothillsprospectors.com/

    http://gpoc.club/

    http://www.goldprospectorsoftherockies.com/

    http://rmpth.com/

    Colorado has many clubs you can join without having to spend a red cent, some are GPAA and some are private, but as a GPAA member you can always look at the claims on the website and find the nearest claim near you. But your best bet in getting help and getting started is to join a local club, the reason for this is we all have our own private claims we guard from anybody without membership.

    Check out one in your area and give them a email or call, as the President of our Western Slope Chapter I give out my private cell phone number to everybody for references and have taken time to get to know local law enforcement and BLM authorities so we can protect our claims.

    I showed up to my first meeting having never met a soul, no referral, no background, and had just moved to Colorado. Within a few months I was pulling gold out of the river with my Chapter. All you need to do is reach out and ask, most mining groups are open to new members and very family oriented.

     

    Benjamin Crain

    President of the Western Colorado Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America.

    214-733-6096

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PHILLIP GIBSON
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    19 Feb 2017 06:24 PM

    Great info, thanks!  

    Ken Redington
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    20 Feb 2017 10:09 PM

    I feel your pain, got the sme issue here in Michigan. Plan to poke around this summer but still trying to learn the ropes myself.

     

    Good luck, and happy hunting.

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