Presidents Message: August 2015

We had a great picnic again this year. The metal detecting contest had a turnout of approximately 40 members. Total turnout was around 60 or more. Still the gold panning contest doesn’t draw that many who try. The winners of both contests are posted at our website. Thank you all for coming, providing the food […]

Presidents Message: July 2015

And the news just keeps rolling in. We had an event at the Bates Nut Farm the first weekend in June. It went very good. All those TSS members who had extra prospecting gear or any other items they wanted to get rid of had the chance to sell them at the Valley Center Yard […]

Presidents Message: June 2015

We set up the display at the California Center for the Arts this past month. It went well. Didn’t stay to see how many visitors liked it but it looked great to me. There were a lot of vendors selling all kinds of gems and minerals too. Our display showed a lot about our organization. […]

Presidents Message: May 2015

Still a fast pace for the Treasure Seekers. Got a request from the Palomar Gem and Mineral club to put up a display at the Escondido Center for the Arts. We did this some years ago for our Senior Center and also at the Vista Gas and Steam Engine organization. We set up on May […]

Presidents Message: April 2015

Lots of things been happenin’, lots of things goin’ on, and lots of things commin’ up….
What’s been happinin’? American Mining Rights Association is hosting the GPAA gold show in Vegas. Good group and glad to read that GPAA is giving the project to them. They are another group that needs our support. They are doing […]

Presidents Message: March 2015

Busy month of February. We hosted the Pomona Gold Show, We went to the Cargo Claims down south, we had some great fun beach metal detecting and the Sleepy Bear Mining along with American Prospector and Treasure Seekers held a fund raiser for the Public Lands for the People.
The Gold Show went better than I […]

Presidents Message: January 2015

Here we go again. Another January Presidents Message. Another great year has passed. I haven’t heard any complaints. I would like to personally thank all those who have put in their time and volunteered this past year. Without you, we wouldn’t have had such a great year. Even more have stepped up to volunteer this […]

Presidents Message: December 2014

The year is gone! What did we do? Where did we go?
Well for educational benefits, for our members, we did some scouting and elementary school events.  We took our members out to various claims and other places where we could learn about identifying numerous gems and minerals. We went on fossil hunts and learned more […]

Presidents Message: November 2014

I read a new pamphlet from the BLM today. I didn’t see the copyright date on it so I don’t know when it was introduced to the public. It’s called “Casual Use Mining Guidelines in the Barstow Resource Area. Not San Bernardino, not Riverside, Imperial or San Diego areas. Just Barstow. Right away, I got […]