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Bedrock Prospectors Club Events:

 

"What is Unity?"

The combination or arrangement of parts into a whole; unification;

A combination or union is thus formed.

 

Club events work toward that goal. Attendance of the whole is essential.

The mission of the club is to maintain and perserve what is a positive family oriented activity that has become evermore increasingly restricted through regulation.

 

Consider that our strength is in our numbers, and our unity, along with the unity of other groups like ours, is what will help secure relief from over regulation.

 

 

Bedrock Prospectors Club Events 2017

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January 2017
1 Happy New Year
3 Board Meeting
7 2017 Gold Show Planning Meeting at Johnny’s in Fife, WA at 11:00 AM   Map
14 Breakfast (Johnnies at Fife @ 9:00 AM)  Map
16 Club Meeting

 

February 2017
7 Board Meeting
11 Breakfast (Johnnies at Fife @ 9:00 AM)  Map
18-19 Washington Prospectors Mining Association Gold Show, Monroe, WA  Map
Bedrock has a booth at this show for membership drive, a raffle, and to talk up our Gold, Gem and Treasure show in April. Need members to participate and help man the booth. Camping should be available.
20 Club Meeting
28 Blewett and McCoy Creek claims "Open Season" dredging closes

 

March 2017
4 2017 Gold Show Planning Meeting at Johnny’s in Fife, WA at 11:00 AM   Map
7 Board Meeting
11 Breakfast (Johnnies at Fife @ 9:00 AM)  Map
18-19 GPAA Gold Show - Puallup, WA  Facebook Link  *$5 pre-sale is until the end of day, Friday before the show ($10 at the door)
20 Club Meeting
25 Saddle Mountain Rock Hounding trip for Petrified Wood. This is a great trip and is led by Jim Curtiss.

 

April 2017
1-2 Thurston County Gold, Gem, & Treasure Show:
This is a Bedrock Prospectors sponsored event with Toys for Tots, Resource Coalition, and local clubs (rock hound, metal detectors, prospecting clubs).
It’ll be at the Thurston County fairgrounds from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Camping will be available.
4 Board Meeting
8 Breakfast (Johnnies at Fife @ 9:00 AM - Last one until October)  Map
9 Metal Detecting outing with Jim Curtiss.  Park on the west side to be announced.
15 Salmon Creek Rock Hounding trip for Carnelian and Coprolite. This is another fun trip and is led by Jim Curtiss.
17 Club Meeting
21 Idyllwild School (8:00 AM thru 12:00 PM). Gold trailer approx. 400 kids, Contact Lonnie Neal, Need 6 people to show panning
22-23 NWCP Gold Show, Cashmere, WA  Map
Bedrock has a booth at this show for membership drive and a raffle. Need members to participate and help man the booth. Camping should be available
28-30 Upper First Creek Rock Hounding trip for agates and Ellensburg Blue. This trip is led by Jim Curtiss and is a good dry run for future outings

 

May 2017
2 Board Meeting
6-7 Cape Disappointment Beach Mining.
12-14 Fun trip to Blewett for mining and rock hounding. First Creek for agate nodules and another location for Ellensburg Blue. This trip is led by Jim Curtiss
15 Club Meeting
20 (Tentative) Outing with Gold Trailer to Sportsman’s Warehouse in Puyallup, WA (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
27-28 Blewett Claims Cleanup, This is an annual event and our first planned club trip up to our Blewett claims. Claims cleanup will start at 9AM and there’ll be a potluck dinner on Saturday night 6PM at Scotty creek campground. We’re usually done with cleanup by noon and spend the rest of the time playing in the dirt!

 

June 2017
1 (Tentative) East Olympia Elementary School 6AM – 5PM? This is an all day affair introducing students to gold panning and how it relates to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEM) Contact Jane Rizika jane.rizika@tumwater.k12.wa.us
3 Hanson Creek Rock Hounding trip for terminated crystals and amethyst. Jim Curtiss is leading this super trip
6 Board Meeting
10 Bedrock Prospector’s Rendezvous, 9 A.M.—6 P.M.  Puyallup Masonic Hall.
17-18 Blewett claim prospecting & Rock Hounding trip to Red Top
19 Club Meeting

 

July 2017
1 Naches claim opens for dredging without an HPA (open until 8/15)
3 Board Meeting
8-9 Naches Claim/Quartz Creek Rock Hounding trip for thunder eggs.  Another great trip led  by Jim Curtiss
8-9 Natches club outing for claim cleanup and fun. Claim cleanup starts at 9:00 AM and the Saturday night potluck is at 6:00 PM
15-17 McCoy Creek Rock Hounding trip for pyrite led by Jim Curtiss. (May even find some time for a little prospecting?) Depends on road conditions
16 McCoy Creek claims open for dredging without an HPA (open until 2/28/2018)
17 Club Meeting

 

August 2017
1 Blewett claims open for dredging without an HPA (open until 2/28/2018)
1 Board Meeting
6 Redtop Mountain rock hounding trip for thunder eggs and geodes. Contact Jim Curtiss for trip info.
5-6 Blewett club outing for claim cleanup and fun
15 Naches claim closes to "Open Season" dredging
19-20 (Tentative) Snoqualmie Railroad Days: This is a huge event for the club. We were asked to participate in this event and we will have the gold trailer, gold cube, miller table, and highbanker set up to show and demonstrate
21 Club Meeting
25-27 Resources Coalition NW Miners Rally @ Liberty, Washington  Map
Super event lasts the whole weekend. Big night metal detector hunt, lots of activities, raffles, etc. Free dry camping spaces available

 

September 2017
5 Board Meeting
9-10 Blewett claims club outing for mining and training on low water techniques – talk to Jim Jim Curtiss
16 Chelan Fairgrounds Metal Detector Hunt: This should be better than expected considering all the stuff we found last year and only we only scratched the surface
18 Club Meeting
24-25 Cape Disappointment Beach Outing

 

October 2017
3 Board Meeting
7 2018 Gold Show Planning Meeting at Johnny’s in Fife, WA at 11:00 AM  Map
14 Breakfast (Johnnies at Fife @ 9:00 AM)  Map
16 General Meeting: Nomination of Club Officers & Board
21 Outing with Gold Trailer to Sportsman’s Warehouse in Puyallup, WA (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

 

November 2017
4 2018 Gold Show Planning Meeting at Johnny’s in Fife, WA at 11:00 AM  Map
7 Board Meeting
11 Breakfast (Johnnies at Fife @ 9:00 AM)  Map
20 General Meeting: Election of Club Officers & Board
23 Happy Thanksgiving

 

December 2017
5 Board Meeting
9 Christmas Party and Potluck (Fife Community Center):
This club event is our last blow out before the end of the year. There’ll be door prizes, silent auction, and all kinds of other activities.
The potluck is to die for (don’t wear a belt and bring an extra large plate). The club provides the turkey and ham and the rest is up  to us!
16 Breakfast/Christmas Family Delivery
24 Christmas Eve
25 Merry Christmas

 

January 2018
1 Happy New Year
2 Board Meeting
6 2018 Gold Show Planning Meeting at Johnny’s in Fife, WA at 11:00 AM  Map
13 Breakfast (Johnnies at Fife @ 9:00 AM)  Map
15 Club Meeting

 

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


Bedrock Events Photo Album

Pictures from past events in our archives.

 

Cabelas 2012 Photo Album

This is our first of many outings to be held at Cabelas for 2012. By the photos, you see many of our members fantastic attendance making this outing a huge success. Lots of raffle tickets were sold, both for our gold nugget and our giant 2012 seasonal raffle. Many thanks for all those who attended and for your support. Let's keep it up!

 

October 2011 Beach Mining Event

This was our October Beach Mining meeting with the WDFW, representatives from the Quinault Indian Tribe, WA. State Parks Department and WDFW Enforcement. Also in attendance were members of Bedrock Prospectors Club as well as the Gig Harbor Chapter of GPAA.

 

 

Bedrock Prospectors Club Meetings


Our meetings are held the third Monday of each month at the Puyallup Masonic Hall.

At the meetings we discuss:

  • Upcoming events
  • Mining related issues
  • And have fun

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

Be part of a group who cares enough to fight for your rights to mine and prospect as granted by the Mining Act of 1872.

 
 

Events: Special Information

 

Check to see updated information about upcoming, or special events!


WPMA Gold Show 2017 - February 18th thru 19th
Washington Prospectors Mining Association Gold Show, Monroe, WA  Map
Bedrock has a booth at this show for membership drive, a raffle, and to talk up our Gold, Gem and Treasure show in April. Need members to participate and help man the booth. Camping should be available.

 

GPAA Gold Show 2017 - March 18th thru 19th
GPAA Gold Show - Puallup, WA  Facebook Link
*$5 pre-sale is until the end of day, Friday before the show ($10 at the door)

 

Thurston County Gold, Gem, & Treasure Show 2017 - April 1st thru 2nd
This is a Bedrock Prospectors sponsored event with Toys for Tots, Resource Coalition, and local clubs (rock hound, metal detectors, prospecting clubs).
It’ll be at the Thurston County fairgrounds from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Camping will be available

 

NWCP Gold Show 2017 - April 22nd thru 23rd
Cashmere, WA  Map
Bedrock has a booth at this show for membership drive and a raffle. Need members to participate and help man the booth. Camping should be available

 

Bedrock Prospector’s Rendezvous 2017 - June 10th
Puyallup Masonic Hall

 

Resources Coalition NW Miners Rally @ Liberty 2017 - August 25th thru 27th
Super event lasts the whole weekend. Big night metal detector hunt, lots of activities, raffles, etc.
Free dry camping spaces available Map