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NEWS LETTER

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
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.
THANK YOU JIM BURKE FORD
The Golden Valley Prospectors wish to thank the Jim Burke Ford Company for there
generous donation for the children's panning lessons at their annual employee appreciation BBQ.
The club enjoys being able to pass on the skills of prospecting and panning to the next generation.
CLAIM JUMPERS ARE OUT THERE
There has been a rash of claim jumping in and around our desert claims. They have been found on and ran off of
the Fill Your Pocket claim and others like the Banana. The persons have been staying on BLM land in a RV and claiming that they have
permission from someone who belongs to the club that owns the claim.
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.mylandmatters.org
This site was placed on the Facebook group called Gold Prospectors. It is similar to the BLM site, it shows the current placement of claims. One of the issues that I found is that the zoom feature is a little weak, it is hard to read the highway numbers. But for a free site it does offer the locations and names of the active claims.
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.
The Passing of Nancy Roberts
Nancy Roberts the current president of the Central Valley Prospectors and a California state director for the
GPAA passed away on May 21, 2015. Nancy was 66 years old at the time of her death. The members of Golden Valley Prospectors
wish to express our deepest regrets to Nancy's family. Nancy had visited GVP a few times in the past. Nancy would always say to us
"There is no whining."
To read an article about the life of Nancy just do a search with the keywords GPAA and Nancy Roberts.
May's 2015 GVP BOARD - SATURDAY, May 2, 2015 Meeting with Board Officers
10am-Noon Sugar Mill Restaurant
GVP BBQ/Potluck
Golden Valley Prospectors will be having it's annual BBQ/potluck on June 13, 2015. The club will be supplying the hamburgers and hotdogs. We ask everyone to please bring a side, dessert and anything else you would like to bring. There will be a metal detecting hunt for those who wish to join in. If you have any extra mining equipment you would like to sale or trade there will an opportunity to exchange them. We hope to see everyone there also don't forget to bring your eating utensils and plates.
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 11, 2015 Meeting with Board Officers
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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