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 [...]

Presidents Message: June 2014

Well, we had to cancel our May outing to the Freedom or Smokin’ claims. It was a bit hot but the most troublesome was the gusty winds of up to 40 mph. No use getting your autos san blasted or blowing spark embers into your tents. We’ve seen that before. Tents have broken their supports [...]

Presidents Message: May 2014

Another full month of events in April. We went to the Bautista Claim and, at least, explored area within the dry stream bed where gold may have settled when there was water present. Equipment used and demonstrated ranged from a 151 and puffer drywashers, spiral wheel, recirculator and two types of vacuums. Not much gold [...]

Presidents Message: April 2014

Well here it is time for elections again. Up for election is the President’s position and also the Treasurer’s position. I don’t even know what the nominating committee has in store for us. Like they say everything happens for a reason. We’ll see what happens.
We had a good turnout for the Hauser Geode Beds. I [...]

Presidents Message: January 2014

Happy New Year. How many years have we been together? Some of us have been together since the late 1990’s. Others, of us, got together in 2000/03. Well, we are still organized and growing ever stronger. Now we are pretty much headstrong and independent. Our speakers, instructors, and those who educate us in the topics [...]

Presidents Message: November 2013

I’m reading some great articles on the Internet at the DesertUSA.com website. The latest is Ancient
Seashells in the Desert. The article speaks about the Yuha Basin and the shell bed of six million year old oyster fossils. The article also describes other shell bed areas. Look up DesertUSA.com
The National Park Service Rangers have reopened the [...]