Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Sending Best Wishes for a wonderful 2018!  NUPA has elected new officers for the coming year.  They are Doug Smuin, President; Tammy Matthews, Vice President; Secretary, Susan Smuin; Treasurer, Frank Kuba.  We know they will carry on the 20+ year traditions that have propelled the success of the Northern Utah Prospecting Association.  

Our first meeting of the year will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:00 the Eagles Lodge located at 975 Wall Avenue Ogden, UT.  We hope to see you there to listen to and thank the prior year's officers and to meet and new officers and hear their plans for the club.

On a sad note, one of our long-time members has passed on.  Franklin (Frank) Hopkins passed away on December 16, 2017.  No services were held.  He will be missed a great deal.  If you get a chance, please drop by or send condolences to his wife Sheila and their family.  

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.