A UTAH GOLD PROSPECTING CLUB - THE NORTHERN UTAH PROSPECTOR'S ASSOCIATION (NUPA)
The Northern Utah Prospector's Association (located in Ogden, UT) is dedicated to the teaching and development of its members while prospecting for metals and gems in an environmentally sound way. (Taking care of the environment is the right thing to do!) See below for details on meeting date/times and location.
SAN FRANCISCO — One of the biggest
gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold
Country is going up for sale.
Weighing in at more than 6 pounds,
the Butte Nugget is expected to carry a price tag of $350,000.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported
Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1sNy00B ) that the nugget's owner asked dealer Don
Kagin to keep his name and the location of the discovery secret.
What's known is that a gold hunter
found it in July on public land in the Butte County mountains. David McCarthy,
a coin and rare-minerals expert, told the Chronicle that he took a blindfolded
ride to the site of the discovery so he would be satisfied the nugget was
The gold chunk will be unveiled
Thursday at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show.
Curt Dayton sitting around the campfire at Rich Bar, CA
Curt Dayton was the speaker for the October 22nd meeting. He talked about his escapades at Rich Bar, California where he and other club members spend part of their summers. He passed around a lot of gold for all to drool over. Supposedly this kind of gold cannot be found in very many places in the world. It was quite spectacular and made us all wish we had claims near his!
NOTE: MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY AT 7:00 P.M.
The General Membership Meeting will be held at the Eagles Lodge (975 Wall Avenue, Ogden, UT) about a block north of the 12th street on Wall Avenue across from the Home Depot and the old Fred Meyer buildings. The Eagles Lodge is a large space that will provide a great home for our club.
Parking and entrance to meeting space is in the back of the building. Club members are asked to enter the parking lot from the south side of the building and proceed to the rear where you can park and enter there. Door is on the west (back) side.
(Director's Meetings will be held in the same place at 6:00 p.m. just prior to the General Membership Meeting.)