TSS September 2016 Chapter Meeting

Treasure Seekers of San Diego (TSS) will hold their monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday, September 7th at the Joslyn Senior 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

Election of a new TSSD President will happen tonight!

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 (September 2016 Meeting):

Minelab X-Terra 305

 X-TERRA-305 Metal Detector

When value for money really matters, then the X-TERRA 305 is best in class!

The X-TERRA 305 is the entry level detector in the Minelab X-TERRA Series. A lightweight, easy to use, coin and treasure-hunting detector designed for the hobbyist who does not want or need the top of the range machine. The X-TERRA 305 is suitable for the whole family and there is even a short shaft available for keen youngsters. Despite being ultra lightweight and so easy to use there is no compromise on quality or performance – Minelab’s designers used innovative, lateral thinking and the very latest in digital components to design the X-TERRA Series of detectors.

The X-TERRA 305 is now packed with new features, functionality and enhanced setting options. This detector delivers results, value and more…in fact some might think that we made it too good!!! A no nonsense detector perfect for those seeking a high performance entry-level detector.

Features:

  • Minelab’s proprietary VFLEX technology, then new class of single frequency detectors – you can change the operating frequency simply by changing coils.
  • Compatible with Medium Frequency (7kHz) and High Frequency (18.75kHz) coils – 6 accessory coil options offer increased versatility.
  • Accurate Ground Balance capability with manual adjustment of 0-20, allows the user to adjust to ground mineralization easily.
  • 2 preset patterns, that can also be customised, plus All-Metal mode.
  • Choice of 1,2 or 3 tone ID’s plus multi-tone Target ID (12) response. This allows greater flexibility in deciding how target signals are represented.
  • Threshold adjustment, with a range of -5 to 25 allowing the user to set threshold to levels where slight variations from either very small shallow, or very large deep, targets can be noticed.
  • Noise Cancel function with 3 manual settings allowing the user to pick the quietest channel for detecting.
  • Rapid recovery Pin-Point with variable tone and graphical indicator.
  • Target Volume adjust (0-10) allowing you to get more definitive audio information on each target.
  • Depth indicator, updates continuously, even in Pinpoint mode.
  • Positive reflective LCD display.
  • Runs on just 4 x AA batteries.
  • Ultra lightweight, balanced design (only 1.3kgs).

TSS Newsletter: September 2016

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 2016. 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.

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016


Prior Years:

2015 Newsletters

2014 Newsletters

2013 Newsletters


In order to read the newsletters you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader or a compatible PDF reader installed. Click the Adobe link below if you need to install it.
Get Acrobat Reader

TSS Newsletter: August 2016

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 2016. 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.

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016


Prior Years:

2015 Newsletters

2014 Newsletters

2013 Newsletters


In order to read the newsletters you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader or a compatible PDF reader installed. Click the Adobe link below if you need to install it.
Get Acrobat Reader

TSS July 2016 Chapter Meeting

Treasure Seekers of San Diego (TSS) will hold their monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday, July 6th at the Joslyn Senior 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: Klaus Golhke on Hard Rock Mining

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 (September 2016 Meeting):

Minelab X-Terra 305

 X-TERRA-305 Metal Detector

When value for money really matters, then the X-TERRA 305 is best in class!

The X-TERRA 305 is the entry level detector in the Minelab X-TERRA Series. A lightweight, easy to use, coin and treasure-hunting detector designed for the hobbyist who does not want or need the top of the range machine. The X-TERRA 305 is suitable for the whole family and there is even a short shaft available for keen youngsters. Despite being ultra lightweight and so easy to use there is no compromise on quality or performance – Minelab’s designers used innovative, lateral thinking and the very latest in digital components to design the X-TERRA Series of detectors.

The X-TERRA 305 is now packed with new features, functionality and enhanced setting options. This detector delivers results, value and more…in fact some might think that we made it too good!!! A no nonsense detector perfect for those seeking a high performance entry-level detector.

Features:

  • Minelab’s proprietary VFLEX technology, then new class of single frequency detectors – you can change the operating frequency simply by changing coils.
  • Compatible with Medium Frequency (7kHz) and High Frequency (18.75kHz) coils – 6 accessory coil options offer increased versatility.
  • Accurate Ground Balance capability with manual adjustment of 0-20, allows the user to adjust to ground mineralization easily.
  • 2 preset patterns, that can also be customised, plus All-Metal mode.
  • Choice of 1,2 or 3 tone ID’s plus multi-tone Target ID (12) response. This allows greater flexibility in deciding how target signals are represented.
  • Threshold adjustment, with a range of -5 to 25 allowing the user to set threshold to levels where slight variations from either very small shallow, or very large deep, targets can be noticed.
  • Noise Cancel function with 3 manual settings allowing the user to pick the quietest channel for detecting.
  • Rapid recovery Pin-Point with variable tone and graphical indicator.
  • Target Volume adjust (0-10) allowing you to get more definitive audio information on each target.
  • Depth indicator, updates continuously, even in Pinpoint mode.
  • Positive reflective LCD display.
  • Runs on just 4 x AA batteries.
  • Ultra lightweight, balanced design (only 1.3kgs).

TSS Newsletter: July 2016

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 2016. 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.

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016


Prior Years:

2015 Newsletters

2014 Newsletters

2013 Newsletters


In order to read the newsletters you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader or a compatible PDF reader installed. Click the Adobe link below if you need to install it.
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Julian Gold Rush Days 2016

Julian Gold Rush Days

Julian Mining Company
4444 CA-78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070

TSSD booth will be in the vacant lot across the street (Hwy. 78) from the Julian Mine Co.

Friday, June 24th – Set Up
Saturday, June 25th – 9:30am to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 26th – 9:30am to 5:00pm and then take down of booth.

Need workers for metal detecting with the kids and gold panning.

Please contact Michele Silva 951-729-9839 or silva.grandma@yahoo.com to volunteer.

We need workers for a half day shifts and/or full day shifts.

Free parking and admittance for the workers.

President’s Message: June 2016

Chester Nowicki

Chester Nowicki

08-10-1939 to 05-24-2016
May He Be At Peace

Chester and approximately 15 others formed Treasure Seekers of San Diego and held the first election of officers on May 21, 2003, having separated from a Vista Gold group.

From May 2003 to June 2006, Chester held the position of Ways and Means Director and Article Writer for the group.
In June 2006 to May 2016, Chester held the position of President of our Association and guided us through a tremendous growing spurt.

Here is Chester’s very first paragraph as President of Treasure Seekers of San Diego (July 2006):

“I’ve been writing articles for our newsletter since we first started this association.  I wrote some articles for the Temecula group too.  I also wrote articles for our Vista club and now that I am President, I’m lost for words.”

Well, we all knew that Chester was never at a loss of words.

His enthusiasm for the great outdoors and teaching others about fishing, shooting, gold and gem hunting will be a part of us forever.  He loved to educate the younger children about “getting out and exploring”.  He loved it when he was invited to present California Gold Rush Days to the 4th graders at the local schools and events.  No one could ever match his presentation.

We were all honored to know him and be a part of his life in some way.
He held a special place in all of our hearts and he would want Treasure Seekers of San Diego to carry on.

Rest in Peace Sourdough Chet

TSS June 2016 Chapter Meeting

Treasure Seekers of San Diego (TSS) will hold their monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday, June 1st at the Joslyn Senior 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: Gary Eckert (TSSD member) with his presentation on homemade mining equipment.

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 2016 Meeting):

Garrett Ace 400 Metal Detector

Garrett Ace 400

Key Features:

  • New Iron Audio: allows user to hear discriminated iron targets and to alter the mid-tone signal range.
  • New Digital Target ID: 0 to 99 scale offers target information
  • New higher frequency (10 kHz) provides better sensitivity on low and medium-conductivity targets (i.e. gold, lead)
  • New Adjustable Frequency to help eliminate interference
  • New Camlocks for better stem stability
  • New Includes Pulse-Width Modulation audio: sharper, more responsive audio
  • 8.5″ x 11″ PROformance™ submersible DD searchcoil offers excellent coverage, depth
  • Enhanced Iron Resolution: twice the iron resolution of an ACE 250, to help separate good targets from adjacent junk iron
  • Includes Electronic Pinpointing: precisely locates targets and speeds recovery
  • Notch Discrimination: Modify discrimination patterns based on what you are seeking.
  • Five Search Modes (plus Pinpoint)
  • Eight (8) Sensitivity/Depth adjustments
  • Coin Depth Indicator determines target depth
  • Expanded Target ID legend: includes indication of U.S. coin denominations

 

TSS Newsletter: June 2016

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 2016. 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.

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016


Prior Years:

2015 Newsletters

2014 Newsletters

2013 Newsletters


In order to read the newsletters you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader or a compatible PDF reader installed. Click the Adobe link below if you need to install it.
Get Acrobat Reader