Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Monday, March 5, 2012

Gold Rush: A Poem by Ciena Higginbotham

There was once a fellow from the days of old
Who stumbled upon a chunk of gold
He tried to keep quiet but rumor got out
Everyone knew there was gold, no doubt

People everywhere, came from all around
Hoping to find their own sparkling mound
They knelt in the stream and sifted away
Through rock and sand—searching everyday

They searched and searched and searched for gold
Hoping to find some before they are old
They persevered and never gave up
And soon they had gold in their cup

It all started when a fellow found gold
And this is how the story is told

A miner panning a Colorado stream. Art © Ciena Higginbotham

 Poet’s bio: Ciena Higginbotham is a youth member (Pebble Pups) of the Lake George Gem and Mineral Club, Lake George, Colorado and is 14 years old and an 8th grade homeschooler. She lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Colorado. She’s always had a fascination with geology and has been collecting rocks since she was little. She has attended the Lake George Gem and Mineral Club Pebble Pups since 2010. With the assistance of the group, she had the chance to help write an article and earn several awards. Her other interests include writing, drawing, painting, and musical activities.

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Through this blog pebble pups and junior members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society can access their lessons, work on assignments and projects, and receive details about field trips in the Pikes Peak Region. This Internet program is also suitable for young people who are interested in Earth science but do not live near a rock club or gem and mineral society or for young people anywhere who want a deeper dive into these topics. The only requirement is that all participants must be members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society and must fill out the CSMS membership form (under important websites) and send their registration and membership fee in. Steven Veatch is the senior instructor and will need an email from you with your name, address, phone number, and permission from your parents to participate in this program.