URGENT: SB637 Publicity Help Needed

California SB637 – More Red Tape & More Fees
California’s SB637 is another regulatory attack on small scale miners.  Learn more about it here: http://www.stopsb637.org/ We all need to get fired up and act against legislation like this.  Even if you aren’t a miner or don’t plan to be ….YES, we need your help.
Three ways you […]


We just learned minutes ago that the public only has until tomorrow to have a letter in opposition to SB637 in the hands of the next committee, the Environmental Quality Committee.
Here is a sample letter from WMA and while we love their letter, you should not copy and […]

BLM West Mojave Route Land Use Plan Amentment

The BLM is at it again. There is a “Draft West Mojave Route Network Project Land Use Plan Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan” and “Draft Supplemental Impact Statement (EIS)” and they are available for download at:
The public comment period begins with the publication of the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register […]

Dredging Update

Latest news from the American Mining Rights Association.
Another suction dredging update in California:
We had a chance last night to obtain more information on what is transpiring with the dredge case and wanted to update everyone.
No settlements were reached in the mandatory mediation and the just has stayed the case until September 4th.
It is pretty clear […]

Court Hearing Information

Court ruling delayed
As the 90-minute open-court hearing concluded, Ochoa stated he would make a ruling “in a couple of weeks,” but that he wanted to meet with the plaintiffs and attorneys in his chambers. The closed-door session, which lasted about 45 minutes, ended with Ochoa instead ordering a Mandatory Settlement Conference set for June […]

Treasure Seekers Weekend Event

Treasure Seekers Weekend Event
The Treasure Seekers of San Diego County are partnering up with the Julian Mining Company for a great event this weekend, May 31 and June 1, to present the Julian Gold Rush Days. Event hours are from
10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Tracy Turner, vice president of the Julian Chamber of Commerce, stated […]

Dredge Court Hearing

Court Hearing
Countdown to the court hearing on dredging. It will be at the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga District Court 8303 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730. This case is about much more than suction dredging for gold. This case is about all methods used by miners to recover minerals.
This […]

April 2014 Elections Complete

The annual elections were held at tonight’s April general meeting of the Treasure Seekers of San Diego County. There were two positions open for election (President & Treasurer) and there were 143 members & visitors in attendance to participate in the vote.
By popular vote, Chester Nowicki was re-elected as President and Jerry Goldstein was re-elected […]