Thursday, October 19, 2017



Salmon Idaho Dredge

What was your summer like?  Did you find the time to get any prospecting in?  Come prepared to tell us all about where you went, what you did, and HOW MUCH YOU FOUND!  We will also be conducting nominations for club officers, signing you up to bring sometime delicious to our THANKSGIVING TURKEY SHOOT! (November 18th - the November meeting) and taking your reservations and money for our annual CHRISTMAS PARTY!

THE CHRISTMAS PARTY will be held at the UNION STATION THIS YEAR! (Date: December 16th!) It shoud be a wonderful event for you and your spouse or special friend! Cost:  $10 per person! (The balance will be picked up by the club)!  We'll be having a White Elephant Gift Exchange.  (Please make sure your white elephant (or new gift) is worth at least $20!)  Dress up (Or not) and join us.  

Also the club is conducting a canned food drive for the food pantry.  Please bring what you can to every meeting so we can deliver to the pantry before Christmas.

DON'T FORGET TO "LIKE" OUR FACEBOOK PAGE! GO to the FACEBOOK APP ON YOUR SMARTPHONE AND ENTER: Northern Utah Prospector's Association in the search box!  Or enter in your URL search box.

Saturday, September 23, 2017


This coming SATURDAY, September 30th, we will be having our twice yearly road cleanup starting at 9:00 a.m.

Meet at the Peter Skene Ogden Monument on Highway 89 near the Box Elder County Line in Pleasantview, UT.  

Lonnie Fawsett will be your host. He will provide the orange bags that you will be using during the cleanup effort.   We will pick up trash on both sides of the highway as far as we can go with the members who show up!..So please come and help us and the club will provide your BREAKFAST after the event.  

Be there!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


As of August 14, 2017 the Forest Service has closed the area around at least two of our propecting claims (Kaymack King and Kaymack Queen).  They have done this due to what they are calling the Pioneer Wildfire Recovery Project.  The Forest Service has contracted with logging companies to come into the area and cut down/remove some of the more dangerous burned out trees that have resulted from the fire of 2016.  Their closure memorandum indicates the area and camping will be close UNTIL December 31, 2018.

A miner can access our claims only after getting permission from the Idaho City Ranger Station.  To get an authorization, prior to traveling to the claims, send an email to MELISSA SWAIN telling her your plans.  She wants to know where you are going, when you are going, how long you will be there, how many persons will be with you and any other important details that will help her decide on giving an authorization.  She needs this in advance so she can coordinate with the "Timber Sale Administrator."  He will decide on whether there is a safety concern that will prevent authorization.

Her phone number is 208-392-3719 

Her email address is:

 Below is the NOTICE OF CLOSURE:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


We had a good time at the Kaymack Queen and King Outing last weekend (August 11-13)  It's a long drive up there (about six hours) and so not many club members could make it.  Those who did had a really good time.  The weather wasn't too hot or wet (although a little cold at night).  The greatest thing was all who went got some good gold and that, after all, is what they went up there for. 

 Thanks to Frank and Sheila Hopkins, Hal and Lynda Berry, Tom and Bobbie Garfield, and Lonnie Faucett for making that long journey.  For those who couldn't attend, plan on it for next year.  It is a long way to go, but well worth it.  Even though the landscape is a little sparse due to the fires (wildfires if you're the media), the flowers were out in all their splender and the place was very pleasant to look at.  

Friday, February 19, 2016


Suction Dredge Permits

Page updated 1/15/2016
Current Status
The use of vacuum or suction dredge equipment, otherwise known as suction dredging, is currently prohibited and unlawful throughout California.
Under new state law effective January 1, 2016, the use of vacuum or suction dredge equipment is defined to mean the use of a mechanized or motorized system for removing or assisting in the removal of, or the processing of, material from the bed, bank, or channel of a river, stream, or lake in order to recover minerals.
Under existing state law the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is also currently prohibited from issuing any permits for suction dredging in California under the Fish and Game Code.
With state law in effect, the use of vacuum or suction dredge equipment, otherwise known as suction dredging, is unlawful in California rivers, streams, and lakes, and any such activity is subject to enforcement and prosecution as a criminal misdemeanor.
(See generally Fish & G. Code, §§ 5653, 5653.1, 12000, subd. (a).)

New State Law Governing Suction Dredging in California Effective January 1, 2016

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Monday, July 14, 2014


Check out some new photos of the Kirtley Creek Outing at Salmon, ID. 

Our club has a new Facebook page! Click on the link below to take a look.  It's newly constructed so be patient.

All you need to do is sign up for a Facebook account and you can search for our club's page. (Just look for the magnifying glass to begin your search.) 

Click Here to sign up

If you already have a Facebook account, just hit the "LIKE" button and you will become a "FRIEND."  If you are a friend already, then invite others you know to become a friend as well!

When this page gets to be more popular, we can post prospecting stories, information about prospecting/mining subjects, information on club outings, and anything else that is club related. 

Please become a Friend now! 

Saturday, April 19, 2014




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.)