Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Premier of Prospectors a Gem of a Success!

We had a great gathering at Dennys to watch the premiere of the new series "Prospectors" The president of the Lake George Gem and Mineral Club was there with other members. Several members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society attended. Charles Delarm (Wasson High School) and Christopher Anthony (Woodland Park High School) who are the senior teen helpers with the Pebble Pup program at both clubs attended the live event. Prospectors is an excellent production. It should receive an award.

Rich Fretterd was there and we exchanged a few stories of adventure. He helped Veatch find the Red Elephant claim near Lake George where Veatch found museum-class amazonite and smoky quartz crystals a foot long and some just a few inches wide, some much wider. Rich and Veatch have been on many adventures for more than two decades. Now they are older than "who flung the chunk." Rich Frettered is one of the stars of the show and a legendary figure among the Rocky Mountain gem hunters. Rich will be sharing and working with the Pebble Pups.

Rich Frettered gave Steven Veatch an autographed
promotional picture of him at the Ace-In-the Hole Claim.

Welcome! This is the gateway to adventure and discovery

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.