TSS March 2015 Chapter Meeting

Treasure Seekers of San Diego (TSS) will hold their monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday, March 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 Speakers: Betty Krutzsch-Johnson and Tony Johnson, Owner/Operators of AKAU Alaska Gold & Resort L.L.C. Long time members of Treasure Seekers will give a presentation on their mining operation in Nome, Alaska on the famous Anvil Creek. Visit their website at: akaugold.com

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
    • 4 Sizes To Choose From
      • $10, $25, $50, & $100

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 (March 2015 Meeting):

Minelab X-Terra 305 Metal Detector

X-TERRA-305-Metal-Detector

 

TSS Newsletter: March 2015

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 2015. 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.

March 2015

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February 2015

January 2015


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2015 Painted Gorge Outing

Here are some pictures from the 2015 Painted Gorge outing held on January 10, 2015. This outing was lead by David Rice, they visited three different locations, and was attended by 34 people.

Presidents Message: February 2015

Well, we will be hosting the February GPAA Gold Show in Pomona. There are six Chapters in So Cal, but I really don’t know how many will be participating. I do know that we and three other chapters will get a portion of the grand prize funds that are brought in at the end of each day’s show. That could be a substantial amount of funds for our organization. We also have enough volunteers for each day to help take care of all other GPAA show duties. We only have four volunteers to help set up on Friday. That is a negative volunteer duty because it’s only set up and go home. I don’t know how to fix that problem. Anyway, we did show GPAA that we are up to the task. This is the last time you will be able to get the presale tickets before the show.

PLP… Very important subject to me. I believe, without the PLP, we would not be as close as we are to go back dredging. I hear rumors of fund cutting. I hear about some clubs and chapters that could do better in supporting this organization. I also see who is doing more than their fair share in helping in all aspects in their support to PLP. And that is the American Prospecting and Treasure Seeker organization. I really hope that you see them at our meetings, purchase the PLP tickets and buy the PLP clothing. All the funds generated go to the PLP of which go to help us win back the rights to recreate and mine on our public lands.

Elections are coming up in April. Vice President and Secretary positions. Start thinking about which position you want to take. I know its tough decision… I will be appointing a nominating committee this meeting. Also, I understand that we will need someone to take over the Claims Guide printing. Sharon Crnkovic is planning on moving to Las Vegas to live with her kids there. We wish her the best. She really loves our organization and would still be working with us if the life change had not happened. Many a good time was enjoyed with Lee and Sharon.

Well, I’m going to cut this message off now. I know I probably missed telling you a lot, but that is where you need to come to our meetings and get the rest of the scoop.

Sourdough Chet

TSS Newsletter: February 2015

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 2015. 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.

February 2015

Previous Months:

January 2015


Prior Years:

2014 Newsletters

2013 Newsletters


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TSS Newsletter: January 2015

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 2015. 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.

January 2015

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2013 Newsletters


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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 new year. This is not just a club where you see someone get up, say some words, then have a raffle. Since we have some great educational speakers, go out and teach others, including scouts and schools, about geology, mining, gemstones and metal detecting, it takes volunteers like we have to do these tasks.

Our new outings calendar is out for the new 2015 year. It’s just as good or better than last year. We are going to start off with David Rice giving us a tour of the Plaster City area.

You must know that we have the “presale tickets” for the February GPAA gold show in Pomona. You must know that the “at the door” price will be $10.00 and our presale tickets are only $5.00. We have a block of tickets and GPAA will split the proceeds with us. Get extra tickets for all those who you know that will want to come see the show. GPAA has said that they are going to double the number of prize giveaways.

Still haven’t heard from GPAA if we will be doing any “hosting” at the Pomona show. Also, if you know anyone who would like to be a vender and have a booth, if we sign them up, we get “mega points”.

You may have heard that Jerry Hobbs passed away December 28. He has had a long battle with a number of physical ailments. He was certainly a fighter while in the hospital and he was still fighting for our rights. Now we must continue the fight to keep our public lands and waters open for our use.

I’m gonna close this for now. Just wishing you all a Happy New Year and may we all get out there and enjoy our outdoors.

Sourdough Chet

TSS December 2014 Chapter Meeting

Treasure Seekers of San Diego (TSS) will hold their monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday, December 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: TBA

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: 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 about earth’s history thousands of years ago. We even got to do some gold prospecting and plenty of metal detecting.

We even participated at some PLP events including the Sleepy Bear outing. There were two of those events this past year. We chartered a bus and went to the court hearing on dredging in Rancho Cucamonga. Oh! And how about those two events up in Julian. One of them was the Julian Gold Rush Days. And we went out to the Freedom, Hall of Fame and the Cargo areas.

Speaking about the Freedom claims. I went on a tour of our claim area and found out that our members, and those who may be poaching, need a refresher course on filling your holes after use and not to dig around desert plants. The fastest way for the BLM to focus on our wrong-doings is to dig around plants. There will be more discussion on this at the general meeting.

On the subject of Virginia West, TSS donated $750.02 in her name. I know, everyone was pulling every bill and coin out of their pockets and it will go for our member’s well fair.

The BLM and the federal government have been very busy along with the environmental groups. They are closing off more desert areas and national forests. They turn them into national forests and then close them off for any entry. Stay close to the PLP, American Mining Rights Association and the California Mining Journal for all the latest dirt. We try to get into the mix as much as we can.

You have seen and got a copy of our 2015 schedule of events. There’s plenty of room on the calendar for deletions and additions. We are always thinking of new places to go and new subjects to speak on.
If you don’t know when or where the Christmas party is and what it’s all about, then you must not be coming to the meetings. See you all at the party.

Sourdough Chet

TSS Newsletter: December 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.

December 2014

Previous Months:

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014


2013 Newsletters


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