GOLD PROSPECTOR OF OKC CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER AND
MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 03, 2017
The meeting was called to order @ 7:30pm by Pres. Mike
Pung. Officers present this evening, Vice Pres. Ken Daley, Secretary
Teresa Orosco, Treasurer Lester Allen, Claims Director Paul Southerland
& Club House Mgr. Bert Cramer.
Twenty-seven members attended tonights meeting. Everyone
was reminded to sign in for door prize to be given away after the
Mike welcomed everyone and introduced two new members,
Issac & Lisa Harris. He is brother of Phillip Goodrich.
Mike next showed everyone a Nixon penny and 2 mini
Morgan Silvers Bennet donated for tonights raffle.
There were no January meeting minutes to approve due
to a weather related cancellation. Lester gave the
treasury reports for December 2016, January & February 2017.
He reported the club made $107 from the X-Mas party silent
auction. $60.00 of it was paid to Teresa for mail expenses. Ken
made the motion to accept as read, Jon seconded. Motion carried.
Starting in March, we are going to have our gold show
committee meetings after the raffles. Plan on staying a little later
March 3rd. Bring everything you learned from the show in
2014. Mike is going to meet up with Brandon in Pleasanton,
California and will tell us in March what the plan will be. With
GPAA or without, we will have a show for our area. Remember,
we are again meeting the first Friday night (Mar.3). Starting in April,
we will resume the 2nd Friday again.
The Mangum Rattlesnake Derby & Flea Market will be
held Friday April 21-Sunday April 23. We went last year to
introduce our club to some nice folks. We enjoyed it so
much, we are returning again this year. A motion was
approved to spend $200.00 for booth rental and parking
The lodging and camping sites fill up quickly, so get your
reservations early. Quartz Mountain Resort Park has cabins
or rv campsites for staying overnight.
Larry Sowder still has a spiral wheel and a trommel to
sell. Check with Mike or Teresa if you want his contact info.
Blackburn, Ok. is still on hold according to Bert. The
water is still much too cold to get in it.
Mike had some good news about K-River. It seems Chebon and
Mel borrowed his Gold Cube & went to Antlers. Believe it
or not, they found gold in the sand bars we usually drive across.
Mike showed the group a picture of all the gold and one
garnet they dug up. This proves," Thar's gold in them thar
The 2017 GPAA gold shows will be at Pleasanton,
Ca. Feb 11-12, Phoenix Mar. 11-12, Puyallup, Washington
Mar.18-19, Portland, Oregon 25-26 and then Las Vegas April
22-23. In between the Pleasanton and Phoenix shows, Mike will be
also attending a non GPAA in Monroe, Washington Feb 18-19. www.washingtonprospectors.org for
more info on this show. In May, Mike and Paul will be going to Roaring
Camp. Last stop, Aug. 19-20 inSonora, Ca.
Bennet has been talking to Mike about having a magnet tool
challenge. Everybody has to produce a magnet that will not only pick up
the magnetite, but also must have the ability to "let go" the magnetite
from the gold bearing sand. The winner will take home a bucket sluice,
so bring your entry to the March 3rd meeting.
Mike will be traveling north to Alaska to hang out
withTony Beets & Parker Schnabel from the tv show "Gold Rush".
He will also operate "The Christine Rose" from the Discovery
channel series "Bering Sea Gold". Next, he will be donning the
diving gear for an outing with Vern Adkison on his "Wild Ranger". Will
he have to shave his beard to get a tight seal? Hey
Mike, why do divers fall off backwards to enter the water? If
they fell forward, they would still be in the boat.
After this episode, he will be off with Hank Schimschat,
captain and owner of the " AU Grabber" to do some inland
mining. Have a great time, Pres!
Jon Tankersley presented Mike an award for
5 years service to our club. He was presented with an
organic 1oz gold moose turd mounted on a ring. Can hardly
wait to hear what Pam said about that.
We still have an unclaimed red OU jacket and 2 hats
left at the Christmas party Dec. 19.
Bennet brought a Bazooka dredge to show the group how it
works. Most of us had never seen anything like it. Thanks BH.
Our GPAA points total 232,553. We finally have enought to
buy a Gold Cube!
Mike adjourned the meeting @ 8:31pm