TSS Newsletter: November 2017

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.

November 2017

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September 2017

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June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017


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TSS November 2017 Chapter Meeting

Treasure Seekers of San Diego (TSS) will hold their monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday, November 1st 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:

TBA

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 (December 2017 Meeting):

3 Gold Nuggets (weighing just under a 1/4 ounce)

 

President’s Message: November 2017

Greetings Treasure Seekers,

It’s hard to believe it has already been a month, time really flies as the year comes to an end. Last month I talked about getting back into the desert for the fall prospecting season. This month I need to talk about the ability to stay in the desert, mountains, forests, streams, and use our public lands. We are very fortunate to have this current administration vs the possible alternative, no matter whatever else happens on the rest of the political front. Some of the very first executive orders from President Trump reversed President Obama’s public land and waterways grab from a year ago March which “nationalized” first the public lands and then later in the month the public waterways. What these actions originally did, was completely take away OUR lands and waters and made them private government property. so much for public land held in trust by the government for the benefit of the people. As it had been done by executive order there wasn’t a lot we the people could do about it. Now, while we have our land and waters back and everything looks great at the moment, we really need to use this reprieve to be vigilant and put in place a system to keep this from happening again. I believe the heavy lifting will be accomplished by groups such as American Mining Rights Association(AMRA), Western Mining Alliance(WMA), Mineral and Mining Action Committee(MMAC), Public Lands for the People(PLP) and others. As your political action person, I will attend and report back to both you and the board on these groups and who it appears will be the best to support for the greater benefit of our Association. Several years ago, we all supported PLP while the dredging suit was going through the courts and they seemed to be the best until their internal struggle. WMA seems to be pulling more for the larger commercial concerns, MMAC is trying to get legislation through Congress to protect our mining rights and get back to the original mining districts and Shannon Poe of AMRA has opened a line of communication with the current administration and Secretary Zinke, as well as, confronted the various BLM field offices threatening suits and educating the supervisors with case law. So far, he has restored Steve Hunt back to the Gold Eye Mine in Quartzite, and challenged the Barstow office over road postings and closures surrounding the Route 66 Gold Miners claims and gone after the BLM in NorCal over dredging.

I attended the recent Octoberfest gathering organized by Jeff and Reb Baraglia and backed up by Jim and Sue Jeffries as a fund raiser and awareness weekend at the Slash X Cafe and Ranch. Five of the SoCal Associations were represented; Route 66, TVP, Valley Prospectors, Hemet, and ourselves. Ken and I were the only ones from our respective groups and it would have been nice to have had some company. The weather was great, there were a total of 150 people at dinner, we did a little digging and had a chance to meet and talk to a lot of great folks. This is not the time to sit idly by and pass a sigh of relief. You need to get involved and support some of these groups in order to keep your rights.

On other fronts this month’s trip will be to the Cargo Muchacho claims, and John Howe made the find of the year so far when he found the One Ring or “ring of invisibility” of Middle Earth on Sunday’s metal detecting at La Jolla Shores Sept 22. I know La Jolla is special, but a part of Middle Earth? Way to go Mr. Frodo. He did try it on and alas didn’t disappear. It is probably on the chain around his neck….my precious….

See you at the diggins

A Happy and filling Thanksgiving to all.
Jer

TSS Newsletter: September 2017

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.

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017


Prior Years:

2016 Newsletters

2015 Newsletters

2014 Newsletters

2013 Newsletters


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TSS September 2017 Chapter Meeting

Treasure Seekers of San Diego (TSS) will hold their monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday, September 6th 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:

CRPA (California Rifle & Pistol Association) on knowing our gun rights.

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 2017 Meeting):

Gold Cube

TSS June 2017 Chapter Meeting

Treasure Seekers of San Diego (TSS) will hold their monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday, June 7th 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:

Jeff Swanger, CEO of Oceanview Mines, LLC and owner of the Oceanview, Pala Chief and Elizabeth R mines on Chief Mountain, will be our guest speaker this meeting and he will have more information for you at that time for our upcoming one day outing to the Ocean View Mine Gem Dig.

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 2017 Meeting):

Treasure Hunting Gift Basket

  • A Cyclone Mining Kit
  • A Wireless Garrett Headphone for a metal detector
  • 2 Silver Rounds
  • 1 Gorgeous Gold Nugget
  • A Digital Pocket Scale!

TSS Newsletter: June 2017

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.

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017


Prior Years:

2016 Newsletters

2015 Newsletters

2014 Newsletters

2013 Newsletters


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TSS Newsletter: May 2017

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.

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017


Prior Years:

2016 Newsletters

2015 Newsletters

2014 Newsletters

2013 Newsletters


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TSS Newsletter: April 2017

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 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017


Prior Years:

2016 Newsletters

2015 Newsletters

2014 Newsletters

2013 Newsletters


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TSS Newsletter: March 2017

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.

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017


Prior Years:

2016 Newsletters

2015 Newsletters

2014 Newsletters

2013 Newsletters


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