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Field Collecting and Mining Claims

I often get questions on Where can I go to go collecting and How does one go about getting a mining claim? Disclaimer: None of the following should be construed as giving permission to dig or collect for specimens on any property, private or Federal. Also, I am not an expert on mining law and laws are different for each State. The information provided should be considered a guide. If you have specific questions, check with the proper authority (such as the Forest Service or BLM) or a lawyer. Collecting access: Many fine mineral specimens can be recovered from open … Read more

Simple Mineral Cleaning Techniques

This page contains a few cleaning tips for typical Pikes Peak batholith minerals that are likely to be found on our mining claims. NOTE: I recommend hiring someone for professional cleaning and mineral preparation in the case you find some very special mineral specimens. We do professional cleaning and preparation at a reasonable rate. Unfortunately, any professional cleaning may take a very long time due to the processes that are necessary. You may be aware that we spend well over a year on cleaning and preparing some of our pockets. We DO NOT do any cleaning during the mining season … Read more