Activities for 2020

January 18 Cape Disappointment outing, Contact Scott Long—Possibly Fri, Sat, Sun CANCELLED
February 9 General meeting @ 2pm. Board meeting @ 12:30.
March 8 General meeting @ 2pm. Board meeting @ 12:30.
March 20 Gold Show Setup (Clark County Events Center)
March 21-22 Gold Show (Clark County Events Center)
March 23-24 Cape Disappointment outing, Contact Scott Long — filming, demonstrations, Mike Pung, Dave Urick, Chris Cosby, possibly Kevin Hoaland and maybe more, Contact Debbie Witcher or Rick Beehler
March 28 Daybreak Park outing 10:00 am, Potluck lunch at 12:00, Contact Debbie Witcher
April No regular meeting.
April 17-19 Glass Butte Oregon, contact Debbie Witcher or Rick Beehler
May 15-24 Roaring Camp (tentative) Contact Debbie Witcher, Scott or Tina Long
May 16 Daybreak Park outing 10:00 am Contact Debbie Witcher
May 17 General meeting @ 2pm. Board meeting @ 12:30.
June 5-7 Scotts Bar outing, pre register with Debbie Witcher, Camp fee is required.
June 14 General meeting @ 2pm. Board meeting @ 12:30.
June 19-21 Opal dig outing, Southern Oregon Dry camp, Contact Debbie Witcher or Rick Beehler
June 26-28 Sunstone dig outing, dry camp, Contact Debbie Witcher or Rick Beehler
July 4 Cape Disappointment outing, Campout beach mining (Reserve space asap) Contact Scott or Tina Long
July 12 General meeting @ 2pm. Board meeting @ 12:30.
July 18 Chapter Potluck Picnic, Daybreak Park, Contact Debbie Witcher or Jeanne Gieg
August 9 General meeting @ 2pm. Board meeting @ 12:30.
August 15 Chapter Claims outing, (members only) Contact Scott Long
August 15 Daybreak Park outing 10:00 am Contact Debbie Witcher
August 22 Daybreak Park outing 10:00 am Contact Debbie Witcher
Sept 4-7 Camp out and mining with Mid-Valley chapter, to sign up contact Roy or Wendy Holtz 541-890-6214
Sept 13 General meeting @ 2pm. Board meeting @ 12:30.
Sept 18-20 Burnt River LDMA camp outing, Contact Debbie Witcher or Bob Brown
October 11 General meeting @ 2pm. Board meeting @ 12:30.
October 31 Nominations close for Nov elections (Treasurer, Vice Pres. and 5 board positions)
November 8 General meeting @ 2pm. Board meeting @ 12:30.
December 13 General meeting @ 2pm. Board meeting @ 12:30.

Nome Alaska 2017 By Rick Beehler

Rick Beehler Headshot

Our trip this year to the AKAU Lodge in Nome was the trip of a lifetime for not only myself, but also for many in our club. Some of us worked that ground till it gave up a smiling face in their pans. Others took their time to run those metal finding gadgets we call a metal detector, digging out of the ground each prospective object that gave us a beep or buzz to lure us under that surface layer of dirt. Dig and dig we were hungry to get down to the bottom of what was causing that buzzing sound. Some found yellow gold, some found that there had been a hunter shooting a .22 caliber rifle. One of the treasures that I was tempted to chase that buzzing sound was a nail that came from a mule shoe which had a longer head that gave it the same traction power as the studs in our tires do for us when driving on ice or snow. (Read the rest of the story)
Burnt River, OR LDMA Camp Outing June 2017 By Carol Brown
Carol Brown The Burnt River Oregon, LDMA Camp is known for its dark, bronze-colored gold, but during our trip to the Snake River Invitational, planned and hosted by the Snake River Region, GPAA Chapter from Twin Falls, Idaho, there was a lot more than just the gold to create an attraction. Upon entering the area near the camp, you are greeted by a sign that says, "Big Horn Sheep, Next 12 Miles, Be Prepared To Stop." After a few days, we wondered if there really were Big Horn Sheep in the narrow valley, but then Bob, one of the caretaker helpers, stopped by our camp and told us that the sheep were down the road a ways, if we wanted to see them. We jumped into the truck and sure enough, there was a whole herd of Big Horn Sheep in the road, in the meadow (Read the rest of the story)
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