President’s Note: June 26, 2022


Well Welcome to July Everyone;
Wow, it’s hard to believe summer is halfway over already. The summer solstice has passed and the days are now getting shorter again.
First and foremost I want to wish everybody a Happy 4th of July, the fireworks shows are back so get out and enjoy our Independence Day.
I have just sat down after this month’s outing, the Seeded Hunt and bar-b-que at Crown Point Shores, and from the member comments a good time was had by all.
By the numbers
22 attended, 17 hunted, 1162 coins were  found out of 1385, 17 of 24 tokens, 23 burgers and 17 hot dogs consumed, plus sides and dessert.
Top Score on coins was Rich Hegyi with 142, Bruce Madsen was second with 118, and Stan Wujek was third with 117.
Top Score on tokens was Bruce Madsen with 4, Frank Huberts was second with 3, and a tie for third between Donald Brunt and Rich Hegyi with 2 each.
Jerry G also put some pieces of jewelry in the seed bags including rings, bracelets, and pins
I am blown away by the number of people that have gone and are going up to Roaring Camp this season. It seems every year more and more of our members take a week there and I have only heard good reviews.
July’s outing is the Summer picnic on the 17th at Dixon Lake in Escondido. We will be having another seeded hunt, speed panning contest and another bar-b-que featuring street tacos, both carne asada and pollo asada. 
That’s about it  for now. For those traveling to different parts of the country, have fun, find lots of gold, and drive carefully.
See you at the meeting and picnic

Sunday June 5th, we went to Ocean Beach for our monthly hunt. 7 of us showed up and the weather was perfect, a bit gray and cool to begin with, then the sun burned through and we were leaving before it got too hot. The find of the day was by Michele, a sterling silver ring with a nice clear, red faceted crystal in just the right size. Strangely, Dan had quit and she was hunting her way back across the beach to Dan so they could leave. Well done.
The results
Bruce Madson     9 coins, necklace                                                                $  .73
Dan Crumpton    8 coins, Nissan keys and fob                                              $  .98
Michele Silva       8 coins, the ring, fishing weight, 2nd ring, comic con pin   $1.16                         
Stan Wujek          8 coins,  matchbox truck, token                                          $ .74
Donald Brunt      4 coins, nice rechargeable vape unit                                   $ .17
Neil Webber        3 coins                                                                                 $ .12
Jerryk                  20 coins, twisted silver junk ring                                          $1.57

July 10th Coronado Beach


515 W VALLEY PARKWAY (corner of Center City Pkwy x Valley Pkwy)
the white building with the large American flag painted on it at the southwest corner.

For those of you wondering,  our usual meeting place, Park Avenue Community Center, changed their protocols post pandemic and couldn’t promise us accommodations on a regular monthly basis in the evenings or Saturday daytime, so we had to find a new home.
 The claims have remained open to members in “Good Standing”  for the duration, but now we have begun to update and issue new current membership cards beginning this month November. It will be necessary to fill out your annual paperwork to continue to be a member in “Good Standing”. I will cut folks a little slack, but by January you will need the new card to use the claims.

Stay tuned for more details as they come up.

Click on the President’s Message for the latest.

Next TSSD Chapter Meeting July 6th Wed 6:30pm

Treasure Seekers of San Diego (TSSD) will hold their monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday at a NEW LOCATION!!!
The Escondido Columbus Club
515 W. Valley Parkway at the corner of Center City Parkway. The white building with the large American flag painted on it.

Main Points of Discussion

Guest Speaker: Part 2 of Beginners Series

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!


         Buy some tickets!


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)

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 2018. 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

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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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.