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CO-7 -- ARKANSAS GROUP
TOWNSHIP, RANGE, SECTION: T13S R78,79W MANY SECTIONS
USGS TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Harvard Lakes
RIVER OR STREAM: Arkansas River
Approximately five miles north of Buena Vista, along the Arkansas River. Take Highway 24 North from Buena Vista for 8.3 miles, turn right at sign (Otero Pump Station). Cross river and turn right immediately. Follow road 4 to 5 miles south along the river to the claims. County road map show this. There are no claim markers. Easy access and good camping on th east sid of the river. Land mark it the railroad bridge that crosses the river.
Reported by: Tom Peden
These claims on the Arkansas river are good claims. The claims are in a beautiful part of Colorado, and the scenic views alone are worth the trip. I spent four days in this valley, prospecting these claims. All of the claims, contain gold. I found "pay streaks" in the river bed, and on the high banks. Geological evidence shows that this valley is quite ancient, and there are different strata's that contain placer gold. I found flour gold in one layer about four hundred feet above the current river bed. Gold is found in layers of rusty, reddish-yellow material. I didn't find any nuggets, but the flour gold was plentiful. I didn't use a dredge, so perhaps one would find larger pieces in the river itself, washed down from the lode mines up river. Your con's will contain PMG's
Good highbanking, gold is fine, but plentiful.
CO-9 -- HOMACK # 1-3
TOWNSHIP, RANGE, SECTION: T4S R73W Sec. 10
USGS TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Idaho Springs
RIVER OR STREAM: Soda Creek
Report By: Tom Peden
These claims south of Idaho Springs, are a disappointment to me. The Idaho Springs district, is a rich area, in both minerals and history. I spent most of one day on these claims, and didn't find any color. Nor did I find any mineralized material, neither on the claims or up slope from these claims. Homack #2 appears to be private property, and when I was in the area, there were people at home. There are fences indicating private lands, on these claims, so I didn't trespass. I sure would like to hear of other prospecting on these claims. I'm sure I missed something...
Report By: Alan Stroh
My experience on this claim was much the same as Tom's. Directions were confusing and soil didn't give up any gold. The lack of Water was significant but it was to damp to dry wash. A disappointment
CO-10 -- DOGTOOTH
TOWNSHIP, RANGE, SECTION: T11N R85W Sections 33 & 34
USGS TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Hahns Peak
RIVER OR STREAM:
See GPAA claims guide
Little Red Park, north of Steamboat Springs is a beautiful district to prospect in. When I was prospecting this district, there were not any active claims. But from the map, I'm sure I found color on this claim. The gold in this area is mostly flour. The largest I found was a few pieces the size of match heads.. The closer one digs toward bed rock, as usual the larger the gold is. On the creek below the mine shown on the map, I did find color in the majority of the sample pans. There are many mineralized outcroppings on Hahns peak. The area is worth prospecting further. Little Red Park is quite isolated, and you doen't often see any one else. Watch out for the Lama's