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GOLDEN VALLEY PROSPECTORS - BAKERSFIELD GPAA
Summer 2015 & Fall 2015
~ GVP NEWS ~
THE GOLDEN VALLEY PROSPECTORS CLUB IS OPEN TO ALL
THE MEMBERSHIP IS FREE
GVP WAS ESTABLISHED OCTOBER 13, 2007
AS THE BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA CHAPTER OF
THE GOLD PROSPECTORS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
IMPORTANT NOTICE
PLEASE FILL YOUR HOLES BEFORE LEAVING YOUR DIG SITE. ALSO IT IS
ILLEGAL TO REMOVE DIRT FROM GOVERNMENT LANDS. YOU MAY TAKE YOUR
CONCENTRATES BUT NOT THE DIRT. YOU CAN BE FINED PER BUCKET OF
DIRT...
COME JOIN US!
PARTICIPATE IN GOLD PANNING
PROSPECTING, METAL DETECTING
OUTINGS & INFORMATIVE MEETINGS
Good Clean Family Oriented Outdoor Fun

Educational Programs & Hands-On Instruction
For Clubs, Organizations, Schools & Classrooms

We are the Bakersfield Chapter of GPAA
-Gold Prospectors Association of America -
Including the Southern San Joaquin Valley
- All of Kern County and Beyond -

Free Membership in our Bakersfield Club
We encourage you to be a GPAA Member
But it is not mandatory to join our Club

For More Information Please Contact:
Golden Valley Prospectors Club
GPAA Bakersfield Chapter
Mail: P.O. Box 5605, Bakersfield, CA 93388
www.minecache.com
It was shared at the February club meeting that there is a fee site called Minecache.com.
This site works with Google Earth in finding mining sites past and current.
It works like BLM's Geocommunicator for mapping BLM's mineral mining claims.
The current yearly fee is $29.95, but they offer a free seven day trail period.
Thank You Mike's Coin & Stamp
Golden Valley Prospectors Board would like to Thanks Mike's Coin & Stamp for his continued support of the Golden Valley Prospectors.
Mike's Coin and Stamp can be found at 1531 30th Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 for all you prospecting needs.
Chinese herdsman stumbles onto a 17-pound gold nugget!!!
Imagine it! You are walking along and nearly trip over a 17-pound gold nugget.
But that's exactly how it played out for one lucky farmer in China. Berek Sawut, a Kazak herdsman from Qinghe County in Altay Prefecture told Chinese news agency Xinhua that he found the giant nugget "practically lying on bare ground." The area is in China's far western Xinjiang Uygur region.
That gold nugget, assuming it's at least 80% pure, would be worth approx. $255,313 U.S. dollars, says Xinhua, which also points out that a little over 4 pound nugget was discovered in the region in 2010.
This story was condensed from an article in the MarketWatch Published: Feb 13, 2015 10:59 a.m. ET
May's 2015 GVP BOARD - SATURDAY, May 2, 2015 Meeting with Board Officers
10am-Noon Sugar Mill Restaurant
FEDS ARE AT IT AGAIN
The Coker Creek gold rush was short-lived, no mother lode was discovered, and the gravels never yielded enough gold to make anyone rich, but the fever never was completely cured. Today, amateur prospectors still are drawn to Tennessee's gold belt, a region in the southeast corner of the state concentrated mainly on Coker Creek and the Tellico River. Confronted with the increasing popularity of gold prospecting and suction dredging in particular, the Tennessee Department of Conservation is drafting a general permit that would regulate where and how people mine for gold.
METAL DETECTING WITH A CONSCIENCE
The Oregon Trail passed through Idaho for hundreds of miles 150 years ago. In some places you can still see the ruts from the wagons that brought people west.“Hundreds and hundreds of holes dug directly in the corridor of the trail, the ruts themselves. It’s just ghastly,” Henrikson says. People with metal detectors likely visited the site in hopes of finding valuable artifacts. Please remember to respect the site that you are working. First time violations of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act can carry fines of $20,000 and more than a year in prison. Those go up to $100,000 and five years for subsequent offenses.
May's 2015 Club Meeting - TUESDAY, May 12, 2015
6:30pm to 8:30pm Rasmussen Senior Center
THERE IS STILL LARGE GOLD NUGGETS OUT THERE
One of the largest gold nuggets in modern time was recently pulled from Northern California's Gold Country.
The so-called Butte Nugget weighed 6.07 pounds and was sole for about $400,000 to a Bay area collector.

June's 2015 GVP BOARD - SATURDAY, June 6, 2015 Meeting with Board Officers
10am-Noon Sugar Mill Restaurant
June's 2015 Club Meeting - TUESDAY, June 9, 2015
6:30 to 8:30 Rasmussen Senior Center
July's 2015 GVP BOARD - SATURDAY, July 4, 2015 Meeting with Board Officers
This date may change due to the holiday. 10am-Noon Sugar Mill Restaurant
July's 2015 Club Meeting - TUESDAY, July 14, 2015
6:30 to 8:30 Rasmussen Senior Center
We are always looking for donations of snack items
for the back table and prizes for the raffle.
Thank you for your consideration with these items.
~ Gold Prospecting Info & Trivia ~
Gold Panning can be very fun and exciting for all ages!
All you need is a gold pan and shovel and a lot of patience!
You’ll have a whole lot of fun working hard!
And it sure beats going to the Gym for a Workout!

FACT: More than 80% of all the Gold in our own California Mother Lode
is still waiting there to be found!
Making Prospecting, Gold Panning and Metal Detecting
an even more enticing past-time!

Gold is found in areas where deposits and erosion have occurred.
The best places to look for gold is in streams, rivers, ravines, and desert washes
- or near boulders, gravel bars, all around tree roots, quartz outcroppings and black sand.
Good Metal Detectors may also help you find Gold Nuggets! But be prepared to work and search!

Do you have Gold Fever? There’s Good News for you!
California and most of the other States have lots of places where you can go Prospecting,
Panning and Detecting! It’s also a great Family Activity that everyone can enjoy!
Become a Gold Prospector Today!
Enjoy Prospecting in the Great Outdoors.

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Updated 05/11/15

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