GOLD PROSPECTORS OKC CHAPTER 21
NEWLETTER AND MINUTES
AUGUST 12, 2016
The meeting was called to order by Pres. Mike Pung @
7:30p. Other officers present; Teresa Orosco, Secretary; Lester
Allen, Treasurer & Bert Cramer our Clubhouse Manager.
Twenty-two (22) members signed in tonight. Mike welcomed
new members, Dawnavan Crawford, Ray & Pam Marks & Gary
Whited. Mike presented the pack with pouches of potentially
profitable pay dirt. Everyone was reminded to mention "chapter
21" when they join or renew their GPAA memberships. Our chapter
gets points redeemable for equipment in the GPAA catalog. New member
kits are available through Lester for a discount rate which saves on
The July 8th minutes were opened for discussion. A
copy was available for review. Jon made motion to accept. Dean
seconded & motion passed.
Lester Allen read the financial report. Still in the
black. Jon made motion to accept, Marcus seconded & motion
We are getting closer to the May 6-7 gold show next
year. We have only nine months to prepare which means we got to get
busy. Mike spoke with the GPAA president, Brandon Johnson about
location. Brandon likes the fairgrounds, but still open to other
options. As we have stated before, the GPAA is paying for this one.
We can concentrate now on getting the word out. This means everyone
you know and come in contact with should know we are having a gold
show. As we did before, we make flyers to handout & makes some
calls. Mike was contacted by a man who advertises clubs. He asked if
they could come film us sometime. Sounds like a great opportunity to
get the news out about our gold expo. TV and radio advertising was
discussed and many ideas such as "Talk Radio", Todd
Craighead of "Outdoor Oklahoma" and any business or club
interested in the out-of-doors. We voted last meeting to have our
first gold show meeting tonight following the raffles.
K-River trip was July 15-17. Ken, Tammy & Richard
went. No gold reported from the Daleys, but Richard "detected"
some coins, so not a total loss. The weather was stifling 2 weeks
into the "dog days of summer" (July 3-Aug 11 according to
the 2016 Farmers Almanac) but they all managed to have a good time.
www.kriver.com for more info about Antlers, Oklahoma.
September 3rd at noon, the club is having a swap &
sell, potluck for everyone at Jon Tankersley’s home in
Newcastle. The club provides the meat, so bring a side dish, dessert
& a lawn chair. Rod & reels are optional.><>
Directions to Jon and Jean’s house is at the end
of newsletter. The weather is going to be great & be sure to
bring that extra gear/equipment to sell or swap for something you
Mike reminded everyone of our presence at the Oct. 29-20
Gem Show at the OKC fairgrounds Hobby, Arts & Craft building. We
were offered a great deal…if we pay for a booth, we will get
one free for panning. The members have agreed to make some panning
kits & pay dirt bags to sell. More ideas welcomed. Plan to be
there and help us get the word out about our chapter.
Blackburn, Oklahoma up in Pawnee county is where our
Bert Cramer was raised as a child. It’s located on the Arkansas
River. A new bridge was built & there’s an area where you
can camp by it for a small fee. Bert is going this weekend to ><>
& check it out for a future club outing.
Larry Sowder has some prospecting equipment for
sale. If you want to contact him firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike and Pam just returned from Maine & Vermont.
They met with the Central Maine Gold Prospectors chapter & went
to Coos Canyon & the Swift River. Mike found a little gold in the
river & a big black bear cub in a barrel. Next, they went to
Vermont. Mike showed the garnets they found. Not the birthstone
quality, but still very interesting to have in your collection.
Herkimer, New York was the next stop. Mike passed around the Herkimer
diamonds they found. Not real diamonds, but a rare, double-terminated
quartz crystal with exceptional clarity found only inside solid
rocks. Hard enough to scratch glass & metal.
Before Mike closed the meeting, he thanked Randy for his
canvas paintings of some of here at chapter 21. Great job! We will
Meeting was adjourned @ 8:41pm.
DIRECTIONS TO JON TANKERSLEY’S HOUSE
FROM THE NORTH: FROM THE I-240/I44 EXCHANGE, GO SOUTH ON
I-44 TO EXIT 107 (NEWCASTLE EXIT) GO TO 3RD STOP LIGHT & TURN
RIGHT. GO ONE MILE AND TURN LEFT ON COUNTRY CLUB. GO ¾ MILE
AND TURN RIGHT ON QUAIL RUN. GO AROUND CORNER AND IT’S THE
FIRST HOUSE ON THE RIGHT. ADDRESS IS 1801 ON MAIL BOX. PARK ANYWHERE
ON THE GRASS OR IN THE SHALLOW GULLY ACROSS THE STREET. WALK AROUND
THE HOUSE TO BACK YARD.
FROM THE SOUTH: ON I-44 EXIT OFF AT EXIT 107 (NEWCASTLE
EXIT) AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE.
FROM NORMAN AREA: GO SOUTH ON I-35 TO HWY 9 WEST EXIT.
GO WEST TO THE NEWCASTLE/BLANCHARD EXIT. GET OFF THERE AND AT THE
STOP LIGHT, GO NORTH TO THE FIRST STOP SIGN. TURN LEFT AND FOLLOW
SEE YOU ALL ON SEPT. 3RD AT AROUND NOON. WE WILL HAVE A