Eastbay Gold Prospecting & Treasure Hunting Club

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-Ramos
Administrator
Male
43 years old
About Me

How long have you been prospecting?

Since I was 8 years old


Earl Stevens
Member
Male
76 years old
About Me

We moved to California from Pennsylvania in 1980.  I always admired the western life and think it would be fun to try to find some gold like the old prospectors did!



Bradley 2.0
Member
Male

Cliff
Member
Male
About Me



How long have you been prospecting?

started back in the late70's

What is your name (at least first name)? People like to contact you my name rather than screen name.?

Cliff Robinson

Where or what area (county) do you live? (For carpooling purposes)

Oakland


Guy
Member
Male
About Me

Retired carpenter, Oct 2009, needed a new hobby so I bought a gold pan and started reading online, I practiced at home with some small pieces of lead that I painted gold and mixed with sand and gravel.  I have been to the Bear and American Rivers a few times and found a little color using a pan only. I just bought a Keene sluice box and I am waiting for the weather so I can get out and learn how to use it. I also found a used Desert Fox on Craigslist and have been learning to process concentrates with that.

Once I got it set correctly it works great.



Sam
Member
Male
70 years old

JD
Member
Male
About Me

live in Fairfield Ca. member of GPAA


How long have you been prospecting?

not long

What is your name (at least first name)? People like to contact you my name rather than screen name.?

Jason

Where or what area (county) do you live? (For carpooling purposes)

Fairfield


DaleMyer
Administrator
Male
About Me

Been a wannabe prospector for 25+ years after being hooked during a Jeep Jamboree trip in 1984 yet have only tried a few times since on camping outings etc. due to life obligations. I have more time to make a serious effort now and am glad to find a local group for guidance on where to go a looking.  

 


How long have you been prospecting?

Off and on since a Jeep Jamboree trip in 1984 but only seriously since joining EBP in late 2010.

What is your name (at least first name)? People like to contact you my name rather than screen name.?

Dale  or  "Bear"  Myer

Where or what area (county) do you live? (For carpooling purposes)

Concord, CA   out near Clayton and the Pavilion


Pucky
Member
Male
69 years old
About Me

Hello Folks!

My name is Douglas Jan Junghans, Please call me PUCKY;  I was born in Wisconsin in1951. I am the ninth of 11 children. I move to California in 1991 and joined the GPAA ; I met Terri Markey in 1994.  We Joined The LDMA in the fall at  an Italian Bar common dig. I used to go to Italian Bar (a LDMA patented claim near Columbia, CA) quite often; The changes to the management and new rules and charges/fees have slowed my visits down. I urge you to visit the Camp and check it out, as GPAA Members have a free 3 day Pass waiting at the Main Office for the asking.  I have 2 Gold Claims on Rose Creek, 3 1/2 miles past I-Bar! I love to dredge!! But I can't because of the laws we are forced to follow. California really sucks now that the EPA and the enviro-wacko's have their way!  In late 2008, I contacted the GPAA Office inquiring about starting a Chapter in the East Bay. Gold Pan California (Prospecting Supply Store in Concord) offered to let us use their store as a meeting place. I filled out the paper work and got some locals involved, and with the help of the GPAA New Chapter Meeting Mailer, we started the East Bay Prospectors! March of 2009 we were officially founded. I was elected the first President (2 years) I was blessed with folks wanting to help and lend a hand with the Club. With that help, we have one of the finest GPAA Chapters in the World. Feel free to message me at any time, calling me during business hours is greatly appreciated.


How long have you been prospecting?

 Over 22 years

What is your name (at least first name)? People like to contact you my name rather than screen name.?

Pucky

Where or what area (county) do you live? (For carpooling purposes)

A few blocks off Clayton Road/ Mithell Canyon in Clayton


Don Smith
Member
Male
78 years old
About Me

67 yrs old



Heike Quinn
Member
Female
67 years old
About Me

How long have you been prospecting?

Casually for about two years.

What is your name (at least first name)? People like to contact you my name rather than screen name.?

Heike and Kevin

Where or what area (county) do you live? (For carpooling purposes)

Tracy


Johnny Long Feather aka Rich
Member
Male
About Me

Live in Sonora   New to prospecting 


How long have you been prospecting?

new

What is your name (at least first name)? People like to contact you my name rather than screen name.?

Rich Loscutoff

Where or what area (county) do you live? (For carpooling purposes)

Sonors ca


Tomas
Member
Male
64 years old
About Me
It has been a number of years that I have opened the web site, due to my own illness and death in the family. I have relocated from Arcadia to the high desert (Apple Valley, Ca.)around the Mojave Desert is my new playground and this is where I will explore for now. Its been a few years that I made a trip up the Sacramento area to visit with family and to play and work the northern rivers. Curently doing some hard rock recovery (dry washing and metal detecting). Besides gold recovery, I have been finding some gems and minerals, a whole other relm of prospecting. But theres nothing like the old yeller stuff.
How long have you been prospecting?
Been playing in the dirt most of my life thanks to my father. Have a lot of the recovery tools and also lost quit a few along the journy. The past ten years have been off and on, but this is where the heart is.
What is your name (at least first name)? People like to contact you my name rather than screen name.?
Tomas
Where or what area (county) do you live? (For carpooling purposes)
I'm now from Apple Valley, Ca. San Bernardino County All of the Mojave Desert and Big Bear / San Bernardino National Forest

Jeff Tuilefano
Member
Male
59 years old

Steve Rice
Member
Male
65 years old
About Me

I live and work in Walnut Creek, and at age 58 am brand new to prospecting. My wife Karen and I are looking forward to learning a lot.


How long have you been prospecting?

Rookie

What is your name (at least first name)? People like to contact you my name rather than screen name.?

Steve

Where or what area (county) do you live? (For carpooling purposes)

Walnut Creek. (Rossmoor)


ol dad
Member
Male
77 years old
About Me

Still working, but down to 1 - 2 days a week.

As a hobby,  I've really gotten into prospecting, but have not been able to convince anyone in the family to join me (grand kids are still too young, wife doesn't like it, and my son is just too busy with family and work).  So I go out alone for a couple of days a month, and then bring buckets of cons back home with me to work until I go out again.  It keeps my interest up when I am not on the stream and I do find a bit.


How long have you been prospecting?

I've been prospecting for about 1 1/2 years.  Found a small amount of fines and pickers,

no nuggets yet.  But I did shout a bit when I found the first pickers.  Success, Finally.

I have not had any formal training in panning, and could use some pointers from the pros.

I also use a Gold Bug 2 in my work.  (getting better at that too).

What is your name (at least first name)? People like to contact you my name rather than screen name.?

Mike

Where or what area (county) do you live? (For carpooling purposes)

San Ramon, CA


Jay
Member
Male
72 years old
About Me

I live in Ukiah, CA

Retired from the Mendocino County Sheriff Office.

I like to hunt and fish as well as prospect.



G-Man
Member
Male
About Me

Like to hunt, fish, camp, or anything that gets me off pavement.


How long have you been prospecting?

I only have a few Virgin Valley opal trips under my belt.

What is your name (at least first name)? People like to contact you my name rather than screen name.?

Gary

Where or what area (county) do you live? (For carpooling purposes)

Walnut Creek, CA


Edward
Member
Female
About Me

I am new to prospecting. I have gone up a few times.  Itried to pan and sluice, but no luck.  Iam hoping to get involved with a great group of fellow prospectors and learnmore about prospecting.

 

Thanks

Ed

 


How long have you been prospecting?

About a year


David Loyd
Member
Male
68 years old
About Me

How long have you been prospecting?

4 years

What is your name (at least first name)? People like to contact you my name rather than screen name.?

Loyd

Where or what area (county) do you live? (For carpooling purposes)

Benicia

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