Good for you guys it takes a dedicated small gold machine to be worthwhile on this Colorado gold . I'm a Alabama boy but been prospecting for over 40 years now , Ga, Carolinas , and now have a home in Morrison , Colorado part time. Was based in Breckenridge for a year and was tough to find color compared to my eastern haunts . Pretty much been back in the Montrose area when weather allows . Take care good luck !