RAMS Claims

RAMS Claims Access: RAMS Members who use the Claims for the extraction of minerals must, while at the claims, have a current year RAMS pass clearly displayed from the mirror of their vehicle. The passes can be obtained at any RAMS meetings. RAMS Members must know the boundaries of the RAMS claims and only prospect for minerals on the RAMS claims. RAMS Members who use the Claims for the extraction of minerals, must do something to help the Club function during the year (See the list below). Each Club member is on his/her honor to help the Club function during the year. There will be no policing of member activities to determine whether a member is eligible for claim privileges. A Club member may invite a guest to the Claims provided the Club member accompanies the guest. It is not permissible to give the guest the RAMS pass.


List of club activities

  • Be an Officer of the Club (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer)
  • Attend meetings
  • Field Trip Chairperson
  • Librarian
  • Denver Council Trustee
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Program Chairperson
  • Give a program at the membership meeting
  • Lead a RAMS club field trip[
  • Participate in club claim maintenance
  • Make grab bags for the Denver Gem and Mineral Show
  • Provide RAMS mineral specimens, labeled and in proper specimen bags, for the Denver Gem & Mineral Show
  • Bring refreshments to the RAMS meetings Other club related activities that benefit all members


Rams Claims Etiquette

  • When finished digging an area, remove tools and reclaim the area.
  • When you are exploring for an area to dig, if the area is already occupied or tools are in the hole, do not dig within 20 feet from another’s exploration.
  • If no tools are left in the hole or no verbal indication was given that the digger wishes to return to the hole, you may dig in the hole if you wish
  • This is supposed to be friendly activity for all to enjoy. There is no mineral worth ruining friendships and the fun of exploration. There is also no mineral worth risking your life being buried in a hole. It’s just not worth it.