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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 2018

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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

 

February 2018
6 Board Meeting
10 Breakfast (Johnnies at Fife @ 9:00 AM)  Map
16-18 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.
19 Club Meeting
28 Blewett and McCoy Creek claims "Open Season" dredging closes

 

March 2018
3 2018 Gold Show Planning Meeting at Johnny’s in Fife, WA at 11:00 AM   Map
6 Board Meeting
10 Breakfast (Johnnies at Fife @ 9:00 AM)  Map
19 Club Meeting
24-25 GPAA Gold Show - Ridgefield, WA  Facebook Link  *$5 pre-sale is until the end of day, Friday before the show ($10 at the door)
24 Rock Hounding trip to Salmon Creek for carnelian agates and Coprolite (dino poo). This trip is led by Jim Curtiss. You’ll need a bucket, shovel, small rake, and a lunch.

 

April 2018
3 Board Meeting
8 2018 Gold Show Planning Meeting at Johnny’s in Fife, WA at 11:00 AM   Map
14 Breakfast (Johnnies at Fife @ 9:00 AM - Last one until October)  Map
16 Club Meeting
20 Idyllwild School (8:00 AM thru 12:00 PM). Gold trailer approx. 400 kids, Contact Lonnie Neal, Need 6 people to show panning
21-23 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 Saddle Mountain Rock Hounding trip for Petrified Wood. This is a great trip and is led by Jim Curtiss.
29 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 2018
1 Board Meeting
5-6 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
12-13 Cape Disappointment Beach Mining.
19 Outing with Gold Trailer to Sportsman’s Warehouse in Puyallup, WA (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
21 Club Meeting
26-27 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 2018
2 Hanson Creek Rock Hounding trip for terminated crystals and amethyst. Jim Curtiss is leading this super trip
5 Board Meeting
8 (Tentative) Elementary School in Ellensburg to teach four classes of third grader about gold panning. Starts at 9AM and ends about 11AM in Ellensburg. Contact Dennis Petersen for info.
9 Bedrock Prospector’s Rendezvous, 9 A.M.—6 P.M.  Puyallup Masonic Hall.
13 (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
16-17 Blewett claim prospecting & Rock Hounding trip to Red Top
18 Club Meeting
30 Hanson Creek Rock Hounding trip for terminated crystals and amethyst. Jim Curtiss is leading this super trip.

 

July 2018
1 Naches claim opens for dredging without an HPA (open until 8/15)
3 Board Meeting
7-8 Naches Claim/Quartz Creek Rock Hounding trip for thunder eggs.  Another great trip led  by Jim Curtiss
7-8 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
14 2018 Gold Show Planning Meeting at Johnny’s in Fife, WA at 11:00 AM   Map
16 McCoy Creek claims open for dredging without an HPA (open until 2/28/2019)
16 Club Meeting
20-22 Blewett Claim club outing for fun, prospecting, and gold.

 

August 2018
1 Blewett claims open for dredging without an HPA (open until 2/28/2019)
4 2018 Gold Show Planning Meeting at Johnny’s in Fife, WA at 11:00 AM   Map
7 Board Meeting
11-12 Redtop Mountain rock hounding trip for thunder eggs and geodes. Contact Jim Curtiss for trip info.
11-12 Blewett club outing and rockhound trip to Red Top
15 Naches claim closes to "Open Season" dredging
17-19 (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
20 Club Meeting
24-26 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 2018
1 2018 Gold Show Planning Meeting at Johnny’s in Fife, WA at 11:00 AM   Map
4 Board Meeting
8-9 Blewett claims club outing for mining and training on low water techniques – talk to Jim Jim Curtiss
15 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
17 Club Meeting
22-23 Cape Disappointment Beach Outing

 

October 2018
2 Board Meeting
13 Breakfast (Johnnies at Fife @ 9:00 AM)  Map
15 General Meeting: Nomination of Club Officers & Board
19-21 Bedrock Gold Show at Puyallup Fairgrounds. Setup on Friday, show on Saturday and Sunday. Tear down Sunday afternoon.

 

November 2018
3 2018 Gold Show Wrapup Meeting at Johnhy's in Fife, WA at 11:00 AM   Map
6 Board Meeting
10 Breakfast (Johnnies at Fife @ 9:00 AM)  Map
19 General Meeting: Election of Club Officers & Board
22 Happy Thanksgiving

 

December 2018
4 Board Meeting
8 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!
10 Breakfast (Johnnies at Fife @ 9:00 AM)  Map
15 Breakfast/Christmas Family Delivery
24 Christmas Eve
25 Merry Christmas

 

January 2019
1 Happy New Year
5 2019 Gold Show Planning Meeting at Johnny’s in Fife, WA at 11:00 AM  Map
8 Board Meeting
12 Breakfast (Johnnies at Fife @ 9:00 AM)  Map
21 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 2018 - February 17th thru 18th
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 2018 - March 24th thru 25th
GPAA Gold Show - Ridgefield, WA
*$5 pre-sale is until the end of day, Friday before the show ($10 at the door)

 

NWCP Gold Show 2018 - 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 2018 - June 9th
Puyallup Masonic Hall

 

Resources Coalition NW Miners Rally @ Liberty 2018 - August 24th thru 26th
Super event lasts the whole weekend. Big night metal detector hunt, lots of activities, raffles, etc.
Free dry camping spaces available Map

 

Bedrock Prospector’s Gold Show 2018, Puyallup Fairgrounds - June 9th