Small Scale Mining and its Benifits for the Environment
|Posted by Delta Gold Diggers on June 30, 2014 at 9:45 PM||comments (2)|
Well by now you've all heard that dredgeing has once again been put off for another year as the issues are still being mulled over in court..... But that dosn't mean mining has come to a halt! We are still seeing lots of people entering our fun Profession and finding Gold! Our Meetings are almost out growing our meeting place at the Eagles Hall. And thats good news! With all the new comers its giving us more resources to educate the populace and help preserve our rich mining heritage.
July is apon us and this month we have the Mother Lode Fair July 10th thru the 13th , We will have a 20 foot booth where we will teach people how to pan Real Gold and we will be educating the public on the trash that Miners recover from our Riparian Habitat and Water Ways Keeping our environment clean and usable and a safer place to be. Of cource we will also be promoteing our up coming Gold & Outdoor Festival August 23rd and 24th!
Be sure to sign up to help if you can and make sure your family and freinds attend!
Well , I'll see you at the meeting!
|Posted by Delta Gold Diggers on December 16, 2013 at 1:25 AM||comments (1)|
Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and I hope all is well in your household! It's been a fun year and all though it's drawing to an end, I've enjoyed every minute of it and am looking forward to the coming year ! Thank you Everyone for making this year Fantastic!
Next year will be even bigger, as we have a lot going on. First and foremost we are hosting the GPAA Gold Show this year August 23 & 24 2014 so we will need everyone on board, as it will be our biggest fund raiser yet and will help us maintain our existing claims and maybe even add a new one or two? There will be a lot of outings this coming year and many will be over nighters so I hope your ready!!
We have Elections coming up in March, so we need to start nominating our new leaders and stepping up if you'd like to participate in one of our biggest and funniest years yet~!
We also will need to step up to the challenges that face mining as we know it today and become an even bigger supporter of PLP and all those who are standing up and protecting Our Right to Mine! its very important that we continue to stand behind the people who are taking on those Legal Challenges that threaten mining today, They need all the help they can get to keep us in the water!
So Smile, Have Fun, And Find Some Gold! May this coming year be Your Best yet!
|Posted by Delta Gold Diggers on July 22, 2013 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
Thank you to everyone who came out and visited us! From what I'm hearing, everyone had a good time and those who brought stuff to sell went home a little lighter then when they arrived But then some of us just went home with different equipment! All in All I think everyone had fun! We did make the TV as you can see here http://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/video/9115328-gold-prospecting-swap-meet/ And the response has been terrific!
The Swap meet was a Success and we did a little more then break even! It's nice to make a little ( and I stress little) money and have some fun too! We will give a full report at next months meeting, But I think its worth making it an annual event. A few have suggested we have something similar at our Christmas Party so some can make a little extra cash and some could find those special gifts they are looking for? But its up to you! If its something that you want, Bring it up at the next meeting and if approved we'll get working on it!
So for now, We will see you next weekend for the outing! Be sure to check out the details online and while you are at it, check out the 20 some photos uploaded of the Miners Swap Meet!
Smile! Have Fun! And Find Some Gold!!!!!!!!8)
|Posted by Delta Gold Diggers on June 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM||comments (1)|
Well, we had a great outing at Nancys Gold, But man was it a steep hike! Paid off though as many found a good amount of Gold! Next outing will hopefully be a little flatter? But thats up to you!
Our July meeting has been changed to the 10th instead of the 3rd so it won't get in the way of people enjoying the holiday and maybe joining us at the 4th of July Parade in Modesto! Speaking of which, Jay is doing a fine job of getting things ready to start building the float and we will need some helping hands on June 29th at his shop to put things together and be ready to pull it on the 4th! We will also need helpers dressed as miners to be on the float as well as walking to pass out candy!
Lots of exciteing things going on so stay tuned into the calender and come out and find some Gold! Not just the gold in your pan, But the Gold in the People!
See Ya Out There!
|Posted by Delta Gold Diggers on April 13, 2013 at 3:30 AM||comments (0)|
April Showers are among us and this year is already starting to slip away! I've been counting the times I've been out this year and I can tell you It hasn't been enough! I did make it out to my claim a couple of week ends ago and did a little underwater gravel moving based on the new diagram going arround! felt good to get some bedrock cleaned off and find a nice hole to unearth. the gold we were finding was fine, but it was gold and it sure did look good in the pan! For those of you trying this new method of underwater extraction , just rember not to have a sluice or you will be violating the Dredgeing rules! Its a lot more work since you bacicly have to double work the material. But it sure does pay off! We can't wait to get back up and clean out the hole!
We have our outing coming up next weekend and it should be a good one! For those of you wanting to camp and stay more then a day , Your more then welcome! Plenty of room and plenty of gold! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone! And of cource finding some gold! Check out the Calender for details!
The Gold and Treasure Show and the Gem and Mineral Show last month were both fantastic and we gained a few new members and fattened our kitty a little giving us a Great start to our New Season of Adventures! So, I'm looking forward to seeing you all out there, pan in hand and looking at a bottom covered with Gold!
|Posted by Delta Gold Diggers on April 10, 2013 at 12:35 AM||comments (4)|
|Posted by Delta Gold Diggers on March 24, 2011 at 2:45 AM||comments (5)|
Can You believe it's March Already? And it's getting busier! This month brings us Two shows , first the Gem and mineral show put on by the Motherlode Gem and Mineral Society ! This is always a good show and one of our busiest and we still need more helpers! next is The GPAA Gold and Treasure Show, Did I mention we still need more helpers? Sign up now!!!!!!!!
Elections are to be held in just a few days so be ready to Vote at this meeting! March 6th.
Congress, Arizona was fantastic this year and centered on Metal Detecting as well as other means of Gold recovery and how we can better organize our chapters outtings and meetings! A old but new organization was introduced at the Rondavue this year WWATS ( Wourld Wide Association of Treasure Seekers) Co sponsered the outting, The Rondavue was very informative and I recomend that anyone able to go next year see me about getting signed up!
Speaking of trainings, Something to put on your calender for April, is the GPAA Chapter Summit held in Las Vegas, NV ! For those of you that hold office or might think of holding office, This is a good and informative training to go to!
Well , We have a busy year ahead of us and lots of Gold to find! So I'll see you at the meetings and the outings with a Gold Pan and A Smile!