We had a great picnic again this year. The metal detecting contest had a turnout of approximately 40 members. Total turnout was around 60 or more. Still the gold panning contest doesn’t draw that many who try. The winners of both contests are posted at our website. Thank you all for coming, providing the food and camaraderie and glad you all had fun. Those who still do not come, miss a great event.
By the time you read this, SPMA prospecting group will have had their annual picnic and I will be there to have some more fun. They hold theirs at the beach and they also have a gold panning and beach metal detecting contests. While mentioning SPMA, they are having their annual SPMA yard sale, at their meeting place parking lot, on the 18th of August. Be there early, around 5:00pm, to set up. Bring your prospecting gear that you no longer need.
Jerry is working on something new for our table again. Not only does he give away all those great gold nuggets at the drawing, but now he is planning on having a good one on the table drawing too. Come and check it out.
I want to talk to the whole membership about the GPAA, their claims guide and how claims get into the claims guide. The GPAA has asked me if we have any claims available to use in the claims guide. They are looking for some claims in the Imperial Valley area. We have some great claims and they have a great way of compensating claim owners… Further discussion on what claims will be discussed with the claims committee.
Speaking of claims, the prospecting is so good out at the Summit Claims; we have some problems with other individuals over claiming on our claims. We are working diligently to get this mess cleaned up. It may take the rest of this year to do this, but that is what happens when you have good claims on the books. Come to the claims meeting and get the full details.
We have come into the possession of some three gallon buckets. The price was right so we are going to offer them to the membership for a ridiculously low price to make some funds for our association. Come to the meeting and buy a bunch.
We are supposed to have an outing and metal detecting contest at our outing on the 15th of this month. I don’t have all the details here but it is supposed to be at the beach. Hope we get this settled at the general meeting. Then in September, we are planning an outing at the Himalaya Mine for a gem dig.
OK, it’s time for me to give up on this message. Come have fun with us, or call us so we can come have fun with you.