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


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TSSD President Chester Nowicki Passes Away

Dear Members & Friends of Treasure Seekers of San Diego,

It is with deep felt regret and a saddened heart to inform you that Chester Nowicki has passed away. He passed on Tuesday May 24th at 7:04pm with family by his side. He had been in the hospital since Friday, May 13th for a heart valve replacement and other complications. His wishes were to be cremated and the family wants to hold a memorial service at Chester’s house sometime next week and will keep us posted…
We know that he is at peace and we are honored to have known him. He will always hold a special place in our hearts and know that he would want TSSD to carry on.

Vista Strawberry Festival: We Need Your Help!

We want to do the Vista Strawberry Festival this year which will be held on Sunday, May 29th. This event draws well over 9,000 people each year and it’s only a one day event. It is located at the corner of South Santa Fe Avenue and Main Street in Vista.

TSSD wants to setup two events for the kids, free gold panning and metal detecting, but we need your help to make it happen.  We only had five (5) people sign up at our last general meeting and with two free events for the kids, we need 10 – 15 volunteers.

It’s only one day, so if you could please help us make this happen, that would be terrific!  Please contact John or myself to let us know if you are available to help.

If you are volunteering and wish to bring some of your crafts to sell, please bring them with you and you keep the proceeds 🙂

If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact me.

Email Chester
Email John

We need your help!

Sourdough Chet

President’s Message: May 2016

The elections are now over and Jerry and I were reelected to our positions.  We thank you for your support.  There are a number of events that we will be doing this year that will take the place in lieu of the gold shows that other organizations like to do.  And, I expect you to volunteer to help us.  When you come join this organization, it’s not just the fun of hanging out at the meetings.  I know we have great speakers and table drawings.  We have fun outings and the camaraderie is great.  Volunteering to help keeps this organization fresh and full of new ideas and new helpers.  We have fun events, and they are educational events which were used to receive our non-profit status.  So when you are asked to help, I expect you to step up to the plate.

One that is coming up this month is the Vista Strawberry Festival.  This event will take place on Sunday May 29.  We will be billed as an educational event where we will be teaching kids how to pan for gold and metal detect.  We will also be selling prospecting equipment and crafts that our members, who volunteer to help, wish to sell.  I believe we will set up the day prior to the event.

I had plans of going out to the Vista Gas and Steam Engine Gem event.  We would have set up for metal detecting and gold panning for the kids but it managed to rain again.  Their wet, thick gray mud isn’t much fun to walk or hunt in…

There is still a lot going on with these mining districts and district bylaws issue.  Joe Moratori of Sleepy Bear Mining has been traveling frequently to D.C. and is lobbying lawmakers on a bill for congress.  I am hearing that this bill will be piggy-backed on the National Defense Act.  Evidently, a lot of this information is in our California Mining Journal.

Our outing this month, of course, will be mentioned in our Newsletter and it will be a one day metal detecting outing at Lucerne Dry Lake.  Possibility of some meteorites and who knows, maybe some old relics.  I know one old relic who wants to go…

We have a very interesting speaker this month and I’m sure Charlene and/or John will break the news so I won’t steal their thunder.  Hope everyone is well and having fun looking for that gold or interesting finds in gemstones or other earth treasures.

Sourdough Chet

TSS May 2016 Chapter Meeting

Treasure Seekers of San Diego (TSS) will hold their monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday, May 4th 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: Keith Heyer Meldahl, Professor of Geology and Oceanography 

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: May 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.

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016


Prior Years:

2015 Newsletters

2014 Newsletters

2013 Newsletters


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