Thursday, August 17, 2017

BRUCE SMITH TO TEACH METAL DETECTING CLASS

METAL DETECTOR

Have you ever wanted to get some good advice on how to use your metal detector?  Or have you wondered which detector is the best for getting GOLD?  Our own Bruce Smith will be giving a class on metal detecting on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm.  

Bruce doesn't use his detector to look for gold.  He uses it mainly to look for TREASURE. That's ok with me!  He has had some pretty good luck finding coins and other things.  Even if you want to use yours for gold prospecting, Bruce can help you with some tips on its use.  

Bring your detector to the meeting if you want.  Others in the club may also be able to offer advice.  Hope to see you there!  P.S.  There will be ice cream again!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

KAYMACK OUTING 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.  






Wednesday, July 26, 2017

NUPA OUTING AT KAYMACK CLAIMS IS AUGUST 11-13

Entrance to Kaymack Queen Camping Area

UPDATE:  Edna Campground east of Idaho city near NUPA's Kaymack Queen and King is OPEN on a first-come, basis TEMPORARILY.  They are not opening it on their reservation system because there will be logging in and around it later in the summer and they will be closing it again.  The Forest Service does not want people making reservations that have to be cancelled at a later date.

Speaking of the Kaymack Queen and King Claims, our August outing will be held on August 11-13.  Plan on arriving early if you have a trailer as the road to and from the claims is very busy.  The claims are burned out but there is green growing along the river and all we need is dirt and rocks anyway, right?  Bring some shade (an umbrella or canopy or something) because it's going to be mighty hot now that there are few trees!  There will be a potluck on Saturday August 12th.  Please come and bring a food item to share!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

ICE CREAM SOCIAL ON JULY 26th


Hmmm Good!

The July meeting was the Ice Cream Social made possible by Bob and Tawnee Shriber.  Thanks to them and Tami Mathews for picking up ice cream and fixings so we could all have the ice cream of our dreams!



Friday, February 19, 2016

CALIFORNIA SUCTION DREDGE PERMITS UNLAWFUL

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

Click Here to Read the full article: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Suction-Dredge-Permits

Monday, July 14, 2014

OUR CLUB NOW HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE

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.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Northern-Utah-Prospectors-Association-NUPA/1429538270664181

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 uphttps://www.facebook.com/

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

GENERAL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT EAGLES LODGE


 

 
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.)