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Bedrock Prospectors Club manufactures, assembles and sells...

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WDFW compliant intake screens, that are easily installed to all dredge foot valves up to four inches diameter. They are available for $35.00




Welcome to the Bedrock Prospectors Club Webpage


Washington State Legislative Educational and Instructional Material

We are providing these links for our Bedrock Prospectors Club members to help answer any questions they may have regarding the legislative process in light of the current (short) session and yet another bill aimed at the Small Scale Mineral Prospectors and Mining community, HB 2467 2015-16  (Establishing licensing of recreational motorized mineral prospecting in Washington state streams and rivers equivalent to the licensing of recreational fishing).
Use this link 2016 Session Cutoff Calendar to see when the key dates are for a bill to move on to executive session or die.
February 17th, 2016 is the last day to consider (pass) bills in house of origin (5 p.m.).


Campus Map and Parking  PDF (223KB)
Capitol Building Brochure  PDF (2.9MB)
Citizen's Guide to Effective Legislative Participation PDF (550KB)
Congressional and Elected Officials  PDF (63KB)
District Legislative Maps Booklet  PDF (26MB)
Elected Officials and their Functions PDF (2.1MB)
Glossary of Legislation Terms PDF (1.3MB)
Guide to Lawmaking  PDF (2.0MB)
Guide to Reading a Bill  PDF (27KB)
How a Bill Becomes a Law  PDF (1.3MB)
How to Testify at the Legislature  PDF (530KB)
Org Chart State of Washington  PDF (29KB)
Overview of the Legislative Process  PDF (792KB)
Rules Committee Procedures  PDF (292KB)
Statewide District Maps with Members  PDF (832KB)
Symbols of the State of Washington  PDF (237KB)
The Washington State Legislature  PDF (62KB)



Tutorial -- Bill Tracking  PDF (2.0MB)
Tutorial -- E-Mail Notification of Hearings  PDF (461KB)
Tutorial -- How to Read The Bill History Page  PDF (132KB)   Video
Tutorial -- RSS For Bill Tracking and Status Change Notification  PDF (1.4MB)
Tutorial -- How to Search for Bills on the Legislative Web Site  PDF (1.0 MB)


Current Newsletter

First Quarter 2016 Newsletter (pdf)

Outing Pictures courtesy of Colleen Murphy Zimmerman

Outing at the Blewett Claims 2014
Beach and More 2014
Beach Prospecting 2013


2014 Miners Rally Ellensburg Daily Record Story


The Bedrock Prospectors’ 2013 Treasure Hunt featured article!

Jack Ragusa submitted our story and photos to Lost Treasure Magazine and it was selected as the Feature Club in the September 2013 online newsletter!!!

Way to go Jack and all of you Bedrock Prospectors!

Lost Treasure - September 2013 online newsletter

The Bedrock Prospectors Club was organized by men and women interested in small scale mining and prospecting for gold and other precious minerals and gems.

The Bedrock Prospectors Club has also been the predominent Northwest club involved with organizing some of the most important mining rallies in recent years.

The Bedrock Prospectors Club is involved in many ways, including lobbying, to preserve our rights to mining, as granted by the "Mining Act of 1872".

Bedrock Prospectors Club is registered with Washington State as a nonprofit corporation.


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Meetings are held the third Monday of each month from 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

We meet at the Puyallup Masonic Hall at 1005 West Pioneer, in Puyallup, WA.

We have a guest speaker or program each month, with classes on panning, dredging, how to do it, and where to go.

There is a Monthly Name Drawing, but sorry, you must be present to win.

It will grow by $10 a month until it is Won.
There is a Prize Raffle at every monthly meeting. A Gold Nugget is raffled off along with two other great prizes. Tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5.
Prize donations gladly accepted. Good Luck.

Don't forget to give to the Family Christmas Fund at the door throughout the year.

The Membership Chairman is available at every meeting to help with questions and promote Your Club. Members are always sharing tips and techniques; their favored equipment practices plus shows and, need I say, tells?

Open Board Meetings are held on the First Tuesday of Every Month.


Outings     Outings Photo Album

Several outings are planned throughout the year.

Members can enjoy Metal Detecting and Rockhounding activities.

Demonstrations include panning and sluicing, participation in construction projects,

famous "Pot Lucks", and Tailgate Parties!

And always, all gold you find as a member on club claims, you keep!

Let's have some fun.


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More about us

Bedrock Propectors are families having fun with a common interest.

We prospect for minerals, as well as the following:

  • Enjoy Pot Luck Dinners at our Outings
  • Camping trips at our claims, and elsewhere
  • Hiking and Exploring
  • Community Service
  • Tell Stories and laugh, while learning from the experiences of others
  • Host a great Christmas Party


To sum it all up

This is a group where all ages can come together and play. We bring our families, along with our friends and pets. We watch nature in all its glory and enjoy laughing when nature rains on us. When the flowers are in bloom and the deer bed down near camp, we sit by the fire telling stories of past fun, and past storms. Oh, that's us, Pacific Northwest prospectors!





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Washington State Minerals

Bulletin 37 - Inventory of Washington Minerals

Part II: Metallic Minerals Huntting, Marshall T., 1956, Inventory of Washington minerals; Part II—Metallic minerals: Washington Division of Mines and Geology Bulletin 37, Part II, 2 v.

These are ".pdf" format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and read.

Use the link below to download the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.




Another very good, must read for us
Washington State prospectors is:

Gold in Washington Bulletin #42

The complete Bulletin #42 here:

This publication is 162 pages full of nuggets of information!



Washington State Gold

Here's some pictures of gold found by a Bedrock Prospectors Club Member:

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All of the gold was found in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State.

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Course gold nuggets are not common, so recovering them while small scale mining is especially rewarding.

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Get yours today. There's still more of that "gold in them thar hills" to be had!
It's estimated that the "Old Timers" miners only recovered less than 10 % the gold that exists. That leaves a lot left for us modern miners to find, and profit from.