TSS October 2014 Chapter Meeting

Treasure Seekers of San Diego (TSS) will hold their monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday, October 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: Patrick Ball, Director of Education Training for Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

Gemological Institute of America
5345 Armada Dr., Carlsbad, CA.
www.gia.edu/gia-about

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 (December 2014 Meeting):

3 Beautiful Gold Nuggets weighing 96.5 Grains or 6.22 Gram

Gold Nuggets

Presidents Message: October 2014

Members going all over the place this past month. Some up on the East Fork, some at the beaches, some at Lytle Creek and some at the Stewart Mine. The Treasure Seekers are a great bunch of members enjoying the camaraderie of each other and doing their part in teaching us all how to metal detect, prospect and to identify various gems and minerals.

Our outing to the Sheppard Mine was a hit. Over 30 members showed up to hunt for gemstones. Blue Sheppard gave us a talk about the mine and minerals located within the valley and adjacent areas. Most everyone found some interesting specimens. Some may end up in the Finds of the Month trays at our next meeting.

Our event at the Meninigi Winery was more than just a visit to various wine vendors and booths hawking jewelry. Families also came with their children. Many of the families thanked us for having something for their kids to enjoy. We were the main attraction for kids. This also got us visibility as to a family organization focusing on education of adults and children. We had plenty of volunteers which was a blessing because there were plenty of kids who wanted to pan and metal detect. We even had one child who came back again and again to help with the younger kids. Ernie and Steve came up from the Imperial Valley to help. Thank you all for making this another success. And to top it off, we had the pleasure of showing children how to pan for gold and metal detect for coins and other hidden treasures.
There are many other events up in Julian that the Julian Chamber of Commerce would like us to participate in, but this is a bit far for two day events. Setting up on a Friday makes it three days. Does anyone have any suggestions on where we may stay overnight so as to save on transportation costs???

Well, we got a lot going on in October too. Some will be up on the East Fork, some will be at Big Bear, and some will be at the Sleepy Bear Octoberfest. Our Treasure Seekers outing to the Hall Of Fame is still on too. There was some commotion about us having our outing on the same time that Sleepy Bear was having theirs. Not everyone is going to Sleepy Bear and there are some who want to go to the Hall Of Fame.

The way things are going with the Treasure Seekers, we could hold an educational outing or event every weekend and we would get many of our members wanting to participate. That’s what we are. An educational, family friendly bunch of people interested helping and playing with one another.

We also got the Bates Nut Farm event the last weekend of September. Won’t be able to let you in on the success of this until next month. Lots of shade, plenty room to spread out and lots of families to spread the cheer to and let them know how great is the organization called the Treasure Seekers of San Diego County.

Well, that’s it for now. Enjoy every day, be happy and may your pan be filled with gold, your tray be filled with beautiful gemstones, or your scoop filled with coins and other jewelry. And may your health be so that you can get up and enjoy these events.

Sourdough Chet

TSS Newsletter: October 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.

October 2014

Previous Months:

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014


2013 Newsletters


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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

Previous Months:

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014


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 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