Friday, October 24, 2014

SIX POUND NUGGET FOUND!


Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California


Associated Press
Bob Van Camp of Paradise, California shows off the huge Butte Nugget that is going up for sale in California.
 

© AP Photo/Kagin's Inc. In this undated image provided by Kagin's Inc., shows the Butte Nugget. 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…

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 genuine.

The gold chunk will be unveiled Thursday at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

IF YOU CAME TO THIS MEETING....YOU HAD A GOOD INTRODUCTION TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GOLD!



Curt Dayton sitting around the campfire at Rich Bar, CA

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 

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!
 

Monday, September 1, 2014

UPDATE TO CLAIMS GUIDE GPS COORDINATES

 

Please update your claims guides with the following information:
 
The Kamack King/Kamack Queen's west coordinates are incorrect in your claims guide and NUPA 5's are not listed. 
 
They are:
 
Kamack King/Queen GPS Coordinates:
N 43 degrees 57 minutes 21.0 seconds
W 115 degrees 36 minutes 12.8 seconds
 
NUPA 5 GPS Coordinates:
N 43 degrees 48 minutes 40.7 seconds
W 115 degrees 21 minutes 49.4 seconds
 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

CRESCENT CREEK


Here's some photos from a recent Cresent Creek outing.  This is a claim down just south of Hanksville. 

 

Monday, July 14, 2014

OUR CLUB NOW HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE

 

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.)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

HERE'S YOUR CLUB LEADERS. PAY ATTENTION TO THEIR STYLE. THIS COULD BE YOU!


 

President - Kim Patterson
 

 
Vice President - Curtis Roche

 

Second Vice President - Bob Schriber

 
Secretary/Treasurer - Sheri Gaddis

 

This is a good group and the club will benefit from their expertise!