Prospecting News And Events
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Some updates to the site recently....
It's a new year, so lets make it a great one with learning and adventures!
Recently added to the website is our Testimonials and Reviews page. There you will find links to comments from past and present Colorado Prospector club members
and claim owners, reviews of the Colorado Prospector website itself and the Miners Market goods and lapidary services.
Don't forget that the CP club members meetings are held the first Sunday of every month in the CP Chatroom.
Chat use is for ColoradoProspector club members only unless stated open to all for special events. You can find the password in the monthly club members newsletter.
CP club members discounts at various businesses along your travels have been added.
This new benefit has been growing and can be a great value to all club members.
We have reduced prices on many fantastic items in the Miners Market. Great gift ideas!
Looking for unique mineral specimens for sale, loose gem stones or stone guitar picks?
Visit the Miners Market and support local miners/artisans!
More researched prospecting areas have been added totaling 20,000 plus acres.
6 areas were added, 3 of which are for level 2 FY level members, and all 6 of course for the lifetime level.
All CP club members researched areas include GPS coordinates, elevation data and reverification information.
Geo-Caches for the club members to find! These will be on going with additional caches stashed in the future.
Check your club members protected forum section for more details.
Not a club member? You can still read some of the details in the
Geocache stashin' thread in the CP forums.
ColoradoProspector will be having seasonal drawings for the wonderful patrons of the CP business during that season.
Winter, spring, summer or fall, a little fun and a small thank you from us here at ColoradoProspector. For everyone making purchases from the CP
Miners Market products or services, and
club members who sign up or renew.
To see the full details check the CP forums thread titled
Looking for somewhere to pan and sluice?
ColoradoProspector club has listed free panning/sluicing areas for everyone to enjoy.
You can find this info in the
We have also added several interesting tidbits (Did you knows),
and a mining claim lease for everyone to print off and use if needed in the Plans_And_Tips page.
There are also new instructions for seasoning new gold pans. We hope you find these plans
and tips useful.
GOOD LUCK WITH ALL YOUR PROSPECTING!
ColoradoProspector.com now has several free demonstrational videos. Check out all the CP videos including
turbidity while dredging,
gold dredging in Colorado,
Winter Dredging Colorado at 10,500 ft.
as well as ThunderEgg Cutting 1,
and ThunderEgg Cutting 2 and
ThunderEgg Cutting 3.
Lapidary demonstrations coming soon, so check back often to see what's been added to the videos offered.
We have added a "Gem & Mineral" section to the website, which will grow in time with many useful tid bits
about different gems/minerals found in Colorado and uses for them today. Enjoy browsing this new section when you
have the time and let us know if you have some cool tid bits to add in. To find the new section you may follow this link
directly to the Colorado Gems & Minerals pages
or just click on the image to the left (green side bar) that reads "Colorado Gems & Minerals"
The CP forums have been updated to a fresh look with more secure settings.
It has a lot of new features that are very user friendly, so stop in and check it out.
If you haven't joined the ColoradoProspector forum board yet, click below and register today.
The Forum is very user
friendly and a great place to discuss prospecting, meet folks, post pictures of your outings, or just read others postings.
The CP forum board is free for everyone to use, but you must register as a member of the forum to post.
So check it out today and register your favorite nickname. It's FREE!
The Laws, Regulations and Guidelines section of the forum have also been reconstructed so to speak and beefed up!
You may now find many of the laws, regs, government studies etc you need to know about while prospecting and or mining.
CP club members receive access to the monthly newsletter we present in the forum as well as all past newletters. This section of the forum is password
protected and is reserved for current members of the CP club's use only.
If you like doing online puzzles, we have several listed on the
We have added a 100 piece puzzle of a chunk of Arizona Petrified wood. Learn what causes the colors in the wood.
Also a great place for parents, students and educators to find informative links related to schooling.
Rockin' For Mining!
Its all about teaching others about mining
and how important it is to all of us.
You know someone who is helping bring awareness to mining, who also loves sharing music with others?
We want to hear about it. Learn more at this link..
Rockin' For Mining!
This beauty is still making history. Before its life in Gilpin Colorado, it helped with the building of the Panama Canal.
In October 2005, it was moved to Nederland Colorado to the Nederland Mining Museum.
This steam shovel is now the most famous one in the world, with its incredible history. It will be Nationally Landmarked, as it
will become a National Monument in the United States. It is the single most important piece of placer mining equipment know to exist in the world today.
The History Channel will be premiering it in their new series Mega-Movers.
What a fantastic piece of equipment it is.
We have had the CP Web Cam running while we clean concentrates, slabbing rocks,
create cabbachons, work on art projects, or just capturing this great state's scenery. Check the webcam to see what's up today.
There is also a weather banner so you can see how unpredictable Colorado's weather can be.
"Past Colorado Prospector events"
*The 2011 outings held at Swizz's claim
was a great time for many CP lifetime club members!
*The 2010 Fathers Day weekend outing
was a great time for all! Everyone got to test out their equipment, and learn some new tricks for recovering the gold. Thanks to all who attended,
and we hope to see you on the creek again soon.
*The 2009 4th Of July members outing was filled with
great people, good food, educational demonstrations, fun and much more. Another amazing place to be in Colorado.
*The 2008 Spring Fling outing
in Fairplay was a blast! There were lots of new people to meet and great tips were learned about prospecting, and the equipment used.
*The Colorado Rally 2007 was educational for all.
Multiple digs with multiple locations.....10 times the fun!
Check out some footage of the Gold Dredging Colorado video we shot
as an educational demonstration.
*The 8th grade sciene lab students in
A South Carolina school in 2007-2008 interacting and learning
at the CP site.
*The outing in Fairplay 2006 was a blast, and everyone got to meet someone new.
*Teaching the Cubscouts in Pueblo in 2005 how to pan for gold, and we also taught them a
little bit about Colorado's history. Working with the kids is priceless! Theres nothing like seeing the look on their faces as they are taught how to look for gold.
*The Colorado Rally 2004 at the Argo Mine in June was a great success. There were lots of folks who came out from all over to learn, meet
old and new friends, and to just have a good time. Education and respect for the environment is very important, and educating the public about their rights and rules of (Y)OUR
land is essential to a brighter future.
Reclamation Of A Trommel Ramp.
We worked on the project to reclaim the trommel ramp at Vic's Gold Panning.
Alot of hard work involved but alot of fun, and the gold we found was an added plus.
The Nederland Mining Museum has a whole new look, so come see and bring the family.