The Gold Nugget

Vol. 6, No. 12
Gold Prospectors of the Rockies
December 2001

Join Us on the Third Wednesday!

Lloyd G. Clements Community Center
1580 Yarrow St., Lakewood, Colorado
(One block west of Wadsworth, one block north of Colfax)

7:00 PM (Board Meeting at 6:00 PM)
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President's Article
by Rick Miska

      Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas. We have a few things going on this month.

Annual Christmas Potluck:
      We are having our annual Christmas potluck again this year. Please bring your own plates and utensils, and one dish. Some general suggestions are a main meat type dish, a salad type dish, vegetable type dish, bread, desert, etc. Don't bring all of that, just one thing. We will have some there for those who forget, or don't get this newsletter. I will make sure there is coffee this year.

Annual Elections:
      We did not announce the winners in this newsletter because we dont have any. Because the November meeting was so close to Thanksgiving, and a lot of members did not attend, that we would hold them at the December meeting. We have some nominations for the various positions already, but are still taking them up until we vote. Please feel free to nominate yourself too...
      Once all the positions are filled, then I would like to have a meeting with the new members sometime in January.

      Because we are holding elections this month, and because we will all be sitting around eating and visiting, we dont have a speaker scheduled this month. We usually dont in December.

Find of the Month/Year:
      All the winners for find of the month please bring your find again this month so that we may select the winner for find of the year.
      The winner for find of the year (one person out of all catagories, not one for each) will get a nice prize.

In closing...
      Remember that Christmas is a time for peace, for giving, and for spending time with your loved ones. Pray that all of those fighting for the safety of our country are safe, and that they get to come home soon.

Merry Christmas, Rick


from the Internet

      If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following:
      There would be: 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 8 Africans and 14 from the Western Hemisphere (both north and south). 52 would be female, 48 would be male. 70 would be people of color, 30 would be white. 70 would be non-Christian and 30 would be Christian. 89 would be heterosexual and 11 would be homosexual. 6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth and all 6 would be from the U.S. 80 would live in substandard housing. 70 would be unable to read and 50 would suffer from malnutrition. One would be near death and one would be near birth. One would have a college education (yes, only 1), and one would own a computer.
      When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.
      The following is also something to ponder... If you woke up this morning with more health than illness... you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation... you are ahead of 500 million people in the world. If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep... you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace... you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy. I f your parents are still alive and still married... you are very rare, even in the U.S. and Canada.
      If You can read this message, YOU just received a double, blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, YOU are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

December Find of the Month


      We had two entries in two categories for the November Find of the Month/Year Program. We had asked members to bring in any finds from October as I had missed the October meeting.
      Joe Sloss brought in a nice vile of placer gold he recovered from Clear Creek behind the Tymkovich meat market on Washington Street. This gave Joe the win for Most Raw Gold categories and a couple of free tickets for the Gold Nuggets drawing.
      Joe also brought in a Meteorite that he found in the Craig area. The impact area, where this object landed, left a large crater in the ground. Joe has someone researching this strike to see if they could get a date when this event took place, we'll have to check with him at the next meeting to see if he has any more information on this. Joe used a White's XT detector to locate his treasure. Thanks for bringing in the nice finds Joe.
      Remember, "Find of the Year" will be determined in December. Therefore, there will not be a Find of the Month program in December. Winning monthly finds must be resubmitted at the December meeting to be eligible for Find of the Year.
      Thank you all who have participated in the Find of the Month/Year Program, it's always nice to see what Club Members are finding during they're weekly excursions into the hills.

Gold Nugget Drawing Winners
Wednesday, November 21, 2001
0.5 gram nugget - Chuck Harris
0.8 gram nugget - Rich Duplessis
0.7 gram nugget - Chuck Harris
0.7 gram nugget - Clarence Douthette
1.0 gram nugget - Sue Clover
0.7 gram nugget - Walter Schlomer
0.7 gram nugget - Glen Godat
0.8 gram nugget - Glen Godat
0.7 gram nugget - Candace ?
0.8 gram nugget - Randy Solomon
Door Prizes and Special Drawings
0.4 gram nugget - Unknown winner
Donated by Randy Solomon

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