TSS July 2014 Picnic

A great time was had by all who attended our annual TSS Picnic on July 19, 2014. There was great food, fun activities including Metal Detecting & Gold Panning contests, and best of all was just being together! If you didn’t make it this year, be sure to make it in 2015.

 Winners Of Our General Raffle

Gold Panning Contest

Metal Detecting Contest

General Pictures

 

TSS September 2014 Chapter Meeting

Treasure Seekers of San Diego (TSS) will hold their monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday, September 3rd 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: Charlie “Big C” Freeman will be the guest speaker for September. He will give you the low down on the Hall of Fame claim.

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.

Items available for purchase at the meeting:

  • TSS Claim Guides – $20.00 per guide with proof of your TSS membership card.
  • TSS Dowsing Rods – $25.00 per set.
  • TSS Bags of Gold Pay Dirt
    • 3 Sizes To Choose From
      • $10, $25, & $50
    • The $25 & $50 bags have pickers in them.

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 2014 Meeting):

Keen Super Concentrator
Keen Super Concentrator

The new Super Concentrator is finally available after 3 years of development and over 25 prototypes, Keene Engineering has developed the perfect concentrator riffle. Experience fine gold recovery never before achieved with a sluice box.

This is a professional clean up tool, everything is constructed of quality parts and built to last. The first Hungarian riffle (Miracle Mat) molded into a rubber mat and built into a portable concentrator sluice measuring 44 inches long by 8 inches wide with built in header box, plumbed with an adjustable flow valve to meter water flow and separate spray nozzle for clean up.

Equipped with adjustable brackets, two 5 gallon buckets and a 12 volt 1100 GPH pump.

Operates for 8 hours on a typical automobile battery. Battery not included. Capacity 100 lbs. per hour

 

Presidents Message: September 2014

We had a great turnout at our beach coin hunt this past month. It was put together on the fly and it worked out perfectly. Thank you Jerry G. and John H. for setting it all up and making it a great success at such short notice. We had this large hunt area with 20-25 members signing up for the hunt. There was well over 4,000 coins and a lot of silver with tokens for special prizes. Some members even brought their own tokens and prizes. You can’t beat that for member participation.

Speaking of member participation, we are in need for help with our claims committee. Right now, it is a committee of two. One doing most of the leg work with all the paper signing and signature gathering. The other doing the legal writing and claims location work. With the BLM putting in more restrictions and requirements, it is no longer an easy task. And since this organization is an educational one, this is the time to learn how locate, file for and maintain claims. We need a committee of at least four to help each other. One of our members is going to set up a presentation on how to find areas open for claims, how to file for claims and how to maintain the paperwork necessary for keeping the claims. We will need a committee of at least four for this.

September is going to be very busy for us. Right off, we have an event set up in Julian again. Our first event will be at the Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Drive. Take the Banner Grade Road past Julian and turn left on Wynola Road and you’re almost there. This will be the Julian Grape Stomp Fiesta. One day, Saturday Sept. 6, 11:00 AM till 7:00 PM. We will be the main attraction for the kids with the metal detecting and gold panning. We will also be selling our items to make the funds to keep our programs going. Come help us and sign up.

Next will be the Stewart Mine, Gems of Pala, Gem hunt. Blue Sheppard will be there to give us a talk about the mine. We need an accurate count so we want only those who sign up at our meeting to show up. If we have too many and those who don’t sign up will have to wait. It is $20.00 for their bucket full but may be well worth the outing. Further information at the meeting.

Then, our most important outing is the Bates Nut Farm event on Sept. 27-28. We will be setting up Friday the 26th. Plenty of kids to teach how to pan for gold, coin hunting with metal detectors and we will be selling our items to support our education expenses. I am also planning of displaying some of our prospecting tools. We always have a great time and there is a lot of other booths with interesting items to purchase.

OK, that’s it for now. See you at the meeting and we’ll all have fun.

Sourdough Chet

TSS Newsletter: September 2014

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 2014. 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 2014

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TSS August 2014 Chapter Meeting

Treasure Seekers of San Diego (TSS) will hold their monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday, July 2nd 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: General Q & A Session

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.

Items available for purchase at the meeting:

  • TSS Claim Guides – $20.00 per guide with proof of your TSS membership card.
  • TSS Dowsing Rods – $25.00 per set.
  • TSS Bags of Gold Pay Dirt
    • 3 Sizes To Choose From
      • $10, $25, & $50
    • The $25 & $50 bags have pickers in them.

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 2014 Meeting):

Keen Super Concentrator
Keen Super Concentrator

The new Super Concentrator is finally available after 3 years of development and over 25 prototypes, Keene Engineering has developed the perfect concentrator riffle. Experience fine gold recovery never before achieved with a sluice box.

This is a professional clean up tool, everything is constructed of quality parts and built to last. The first Hungarian riffle (Miracle Mat) molded into a rubber mat and built into a portable concentrator sluice measuring 44 inches long by 8 inches wide with built in header box, plumbed with an adjustable flow valve to meter water flow and separate spray nozzle for clean up.

Equipped with adjustable brackets, two 5 gallon buckets and a 12 volt 1100 GPH pump.

Operates for 8 hours on a typical automobile battery. Battery not included. Capacity 100 lbs. per hour

 

TSS Newsletter: August 2014

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 2014. 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 2014

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July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014


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Presidents Message: August 2014

Well if anyone has been doing any outdoor activities other than barbequing, it’s probably been beach metal detecting. Much too hot for anything else. We did have a great picnic again this year. We had twice as many in the metal detecting hunt. Jerry Goldstein set up a larger area and tossed a lot of coins in the tall grass. Thanks you Jerry for doing a great job as you always do. Also, thanks goes to Ron G., Sue C., and Ray W. for securing our better area and cooking a great barbeque. Next year, remember to bring your own headphones and you have to pick up your own coins.

This month we have scheduled a one day event for beach metal detecting. It will be on August 17 and probably at Bonita Cove. Lots of possibilities with that. Maybe come early and barbeque, maybe a coin hunt or two. Who knows? Bring some ideas to the general meeting.

American Prospectors and Treasure Seekers have some great outings scheduled in August. On the 13th, they’ll be sluicing on the San Gabriel River. The 17, they will be metal detecting at Brindal Terrace Park in Vista, and on the 27th, they’ll be drywashing in Big Bear. If you can do all those events and ours, you are more active that I can hang with. You can find all the other important information on their website www.aptsgold.com.

September could be two outings. One day each. I have asked Dain if we could go up on his claim in the Julian, Banner Grade area. It may be too overgrown with vegetation. The other outing is for a one day gem and mineral hunt at the Stewart Mine, Gems of Pala. Jerry, Robert and I have already talked to Blue Sheppard and set up possible days and times. What we have set down so far is Sundays, September 7, 14, or 21. He normally opens at 10:00 AM. We have asked if we could come at 9:00 AM and beat the crowd. This is OK with him. The price per 3 gallon bucket is $20.00 and you can either work it there or take home or both. Bring a chair and lunch and have fun.

Don’t forget the PLP Oktoberfest coming up October 18-19. Saturday night barbeque included. Bring firewood and a side dish. Bring a tent or RV or motel camp in Ridgecrest. All your friends will be there so you might as well be there too.

I know I forgot a lot of stuff, so remind me at our meeting. See you there.

Sourdough Chet

TSS July 2014 Chapter Meeting

Treasure Seekers of San Diego (TSS) will hold their monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday, July 2nd 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 – topic to be announced

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.

Items available for purchase at the meeting:

  • TSS Claim Guides – $20.00 per guide with proof of your TSS membership card.
  • TSS Dowsing Rods – $25.00 per set.
  • TSS Bags of Gold Pay Dirt
    • 3 Sizes To Choose From
      • $10, $25, & $50
    • The $25 & $50 bags have pickers in them.

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 2014 Meeting):

Keen Super Concentrator
Keen Super Concentrator

The new Super Concentrator is finally available after 3 years of development and over 25 prototypes, Keene Engineering has developed the perfect concentrator riffle. Experience fine gold recovery never before achieved with a sluice box.

This is a professional clean up tool, everything is constructed of quality parts and built to last. The first Hungarian riffle (Miracle Mat) molded into a rubber mat and built into a portable concentrator sluice measuring 44 inches long by 8 inches wide with built in header box, plumbed with an adjustable flow valve to meter water flow and separate spray nozzle for clean up.

Equipped with adjustable brackets, two 5 gallon buckets and a 12 volt 1100 GPH pump.

Operates for 8 hours on a typical automobile battery. Battery not included. Capacity 100 lbs. per hour

 

TSS Newsletter: July 2014

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 2014. 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 2014

Previous Months:

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014


2013 Newsletters


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Presidents Message: July 2014

Lots of things to say, lots of things going through my mind. I go to board and general meetings at a lot of different “clubs”. Maybe the best thing to say here is that I really like our organization and those who make it run so great. Great meaning that it is not perfect but there are a whole lot of members here that really try to make this one the best. We are all volunteers, so don’t criticize us without giving us a chance to make it right. Like the old saying goes, there is ten percent that does ninety percent of the jobs. All I can say is we got the best damn ten percent considering those other clubs I mentioned.

A lot went on this past month. Some of us were in the streams of the East Fork, some were up in the mountains, and some were in the desert. I got to help at the SPMA booth at the Del Mar Fair. That is always a lot of fun. The SPMA does a great job of panning instruction and club information giving. I’m looking forward to these types of events for us. I believe our next event will be the Oktoberfest at Bates Nut Farm. There must be some other events out there that you can think of and let us know about. There is where you become part of the ten percent. We went to the Warner Springs Claim. The one that has the Cryo-Genie mine on it. Large portions of Tourmaline there. Maybe other gems as well. Had twenty on the list that showed up. A special thanks goes out to Marvin Foster and Bruce Quinn for leading the group to gem croppings. Me and some others stayed in the campground area to metal detect. All in all, it was so much fun that it should be deemed illegal.

We have our picnic this month. Always a lot of fun. You have to participate to have this fun. We will have our metal detecting contest with a twist. We will have our gold panning contest too. I’ve got a contest for the kids this time. Some may want to bring some of their equipment to demonstrate or even sell. This is your time to have fun and find friends. Starts around nine am and finishes when you get tired. Bring a side dish as usual. I like chocolate items and fruit salad…. Baked beans too…. We want you to show up if you sign up. The TSS puts out a lot of food for the no-shows. Well, you have a copy of the calendar so you know what is going on. Hope to see you at the meetings and hope to see you at the outings. Speaking of outings, if you have some favorites that we have not gone to, then become one of our ten percent and share your suggestions.

Sourdough Chet