Thursday, November 19, 2015

A Colorado Gold Adventure 2015

One of my favorite hobbies is getting out and doing a bit of gold prospecting.  I have been to several locations around the United States hunting the beautiful stuff including North Carolina, South Dakota, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado last year.  The 2014 Colorado trip was only a couple of days on Cache Creek south of Leadville after a soccer tournament in Denver.  This year I planned a bit more adventurous gold hunt to go along with the soccer trip.

I was going into Denver a couple of days before the soccer tournament began to catch the MLS All Star Game that was being played at Dicks Sporting Goods Park.  It also gave me the opportunity to get a little gold prospecting in during the day.  I did some internet research and decided on trying my luck in the South Platte River just north of downtown Denver.  The location was only about twenty miles from my hotel so I picked up my rental car and off I went.

Westward on 70 and then northwest on 270.  A little jaunt onto York Street and I was there.  I had no idea what to expect and truthfully my expectations were pretty low.  Boy was I about to get a surprise. To my luck there was a guy already set up sluicing when I climbed down the bank so I went over to get some local knowledge on the lay of the South Platte River and such.