CHAPTER 21 MINUTES/NEWSLETTER>
meeting was called to order by President Mike Pung @ 7:30pm.
Daley, Vice President; Treasurer Lester Allen, Teresa (Goldie)
Orosco, sitting in for Secretary Karen Yancey; Tammy Daley,
Photographer; Bert Cramer, Club House Manager.
welcomed the 20 members attending. George Hornaday & his
children, Heather and David moved here from Washington State in May.
They were all presented with bags of Lake Superior sand.
Allen gave the treasurer's report. It appears the club is still in
the black. A copy of the report was made available for anyone to
made to accept & it was seconded & approved.>
members gathered again in June @ Cramerville for another fun weekend.
Lots of material got moved. Down the river about a ¼ mile, they
found black sand. After working 1400-1500 lbs of material, 300-400
micro pieces of gold were recovered. Everyone enjoyed the Friday
night campfire and pot luck dinner Saturday night.
reminded everyone of the Michigan trip coming up July 13-24. He plans
to leave Saturday July 11 & head to Muskallonge State Park lot
#85. He plans on working the black sands for gold & if you like
Agates, there's plenty of them to collect along with the state rock
called a Petoskey stone. It's made of fossil coral and resembles a
YouTube, Mike has some videos of past trips to Michigan. Looks like a
lot of fun. Get with Mike if planning to go. The website to reserve
your camping space is www.midnrreservations.com/Muskallonge. On this outing, Mike will be making
a video of the Banjo Pan
submerged underwater. If anyone would like to have their own BP,
Mike has reduced the price from $29.95 to $25.00 & the club will
receive $5 for each one sold. Available in green, blue & pink.
Get one before this offer ends. They would make a great Christmas
present for someone in your panmily.
22-23 is the date for the 2015 Gold and Outdoor Festival in Sonora,
California at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Pre-register and receive
an extra raffle ticket to the main drawing for the coveted Alaskan
expedition. Door prizes totaling more than $10,000 will be up for
grabs. Also, there will be a metal detecting contest, sponsored by
Minelab. Here's a chance to find buried treasure worth over
$3000.00. The tickets are just $5.00. Kids 10 & under get in
free. Go to www.goldprospectors.org
for a map & to pre-register. Pack your gear and join Mike after
the show for a day or two prospecting his new mining claim near
Sonoma. Everyone is welcome.
year we held a Swap & Sell in Newcastle. Mike asked if the club
would like to do it again this year in November. The exact date to be
Gem & Mineral Show will be held in October. As a group, we're
invited to go & set up a panning trough. This went over big at
our Gold and Treasure Expo last year. It's a good way to meet
people who are interested in joining GPAA.
are still wanting to go to K-River near Antlers to do some dredging
high banking in October around the 24th depending on when
the Gem & Mineral show will be held.
we discussed going on an outing to Greer county near Mangum to do
some prospecting. More to come about this trip at a later meeting.
asked if anyone had further questions. No questions were presented
and the meeting was adjourned @ 8:24pm.