President’s Message: March 2018

Greetings Everyone,

Welcome to spring. The year started warm and sunny until we decided to start our outings and then it seemed we had a storm-a-week every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for six straight weeks. I must admit that I wimped out on the Freedom outing as once again it was predicted to be cold, damp, and windy. We should have seen our last storm for the season and the deserts are good now until it gets too hot at the end of May.

This month we are off to the Hall of Fame claim which is potentially our best gold and nugget yielding property. The road through Joshua Tree is paved. The Old Dale Road is graded dirt, however, the last two miles on the Brooklyn Mine Road to our area can be rough. High clearance vehicles are recommended. This is also a great area for metal detecting and I have personally watched a nice nugget find made right by where we park our cars. If you bring your metal detectors please travel through Joshua Tree National Park with the batteries removed from the unit as the Rangers will confiscate your machine otherwise. There were two adits when I first went out there and one has collapsed. The upper tunnel supposedly yielded $30,000 dollars when it was first opened up.

We had nice turnouts at the local beach hunts and the one on the 25th yielded a very large 14k man’s gold ring in the Pacific Beach area in the dry sand south of South Draft.

Hope to see you in the field.

Your Prez,
Jerry Kaplan

TSS April 2017 Chapter Meeting

Treasure Seekers of San Diego (TSS) will hold their monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday, April 4th at the Park Avenue Community Center located at 210 Park Ave., Escondido CA 92025. The doors open at 6:00 pm.    Click Here for a Map.

Main Points of Discussion

Guest Speaker:

Elections tonight for President, 2nd Vice President, & Treasurer

Finds of the Month:

Bring in your Finds of the Month. This is what you have ‘found’ during the last month and falls into three categories.

  • Gems and Minerals
  • Gold
  • Metal Detecting

Show off what you have done in the last month and there is a prize for the winner of each category.

Supporting Our GPAA Chapter

TSSD does not charge dues. There is no cost to check out prospecting equipment, outings are free, prospecting our claims is free, the library is free, and the education and companionship are free. Your membership with TSSD is priceless.

Yet TSSD still has to pay rent, pay the mining claim fees, pay the storage bill for the equipment for you to use, gold and raffle item costs, printing fees and numerous other monthly costs.

Please help support “your” club!

    Participate!

         Buy some tickets!

              Win!

Items Available For Purchase:

  • “The Desert Magazine” on Disk – 1937 to 1983 – $5.00 for the set. Limit two per family.
  • Drywasher/Gold Panning Test Kit (B.B.’s) – $1.00 per bag.
  • Buckets – 3 gallon with lid – $1.00 each.
  • Membership Card Holders with clip– $2.00 each at Membership table.
  • Engraved Name Tags – $12.00 each
  • Rubber Matt pieces – $1.00 each
  • TSS Claim Guides – $30.00 per guide with proof of your TSS membership card.
  • TSS Bags of Gold Pay Dirt
    • 5 Sizes To Choose From
      • $10, $25, $50, $100, & $250

Monthly Opportunity Drawings at the meeting:

  • Door Prize Drawing (Free ticket for coming)
  • 50/50 Drawing ($1.00 per ticket)
  • Gold Nugget Drawing ($1.00 per ticket)
  • Table Drawing ($1.00 per ticket)

Quarterly Grand Prize Drawing (June 2018 Meeting):

One – 10 Troy Ounce .999 fine silver bar!

TSS Newsletter: April 2018

The Treasure Seekers of San Diego County’s official newsletter is called Finders Keepers and is published monthly. It contains information about the organization, interesting articles, as well as good information about Gold Prospecting & Treasure Hunting. The links below are for the newsletters published during 2017. Each newsletter is a PDF file and when you click on the link it will open up in a new browser window for you to read. If you would like to save a copy to your local computer, simply right-click the link and select “Save Link As”.

I hope you enjoy them and may your prospects be Golden.

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018


Prior Years:

2017 Newsletters

2016 Newsletters

2015 Newsletters

2014 Newsletters

2013 Newsletters


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TSS Meeting: December 2018

Treasure Seekers of San Diego County (TSS) will be holding their monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday, December 5th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

We currently meet at the Park Avenue Community Center located at 210 Park Avenue Escondido, CA 92025.

Click Here for a map.

TSS Meeting: November 2018

Treasure Seekers of San Diego County (TSS) will be holding their monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday, November 7th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

We currently meet at the Park Avenue Community Center located at 210 Park Avenue Escondido, CA 92025.

Click Here for a map.