Eastbay Gold Prospecting & Treasure Hunting Club


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71 years old
Clayton, California
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Eastbay Gold Prospecting & Treasure Hunting Club
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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.

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Reply Don Smith
4:39 AM on February 8, 2018 
Any body here know how plucky is doing?? Don smith
Reply Gary W.
7:51 PM on October 25, 2012 
I almost have the new dredge frame complete. I am adding two dead man poles and a catch pan under the motor to keep any oil or gas from dropping into the water. I need to schedle a test voyage to check the running balance. Got any areas close by in mind that I might be able to test the balance of the unit with running water?
Reply Fatty McButterpants
3:46 PM on May 25, 2012 
Thanks Pucky. I'll be going to the meeting on June 7th if you're there. It'll be nice to meet you.
Reply Walt SMith
9:40 AM on December 31, 2011 
Hey Pucky! Man your all over the prospecting community! Hitting the Stanislaus this morning!
Reply woodyahh
2:14 PM on November 10, 2011 
RE v/sat gold master Thanks for the reply , what year model is it 95 or 98 , and price please
Reply Jeremy Watkins
6:59 PM on November 9, 2011 
Ty guys n happy wednesday
Reply Diver Dave
7:32 PM on October 26, 2011 
Pucky, Is there a meeting tonight at the Pecheo Comm. Ct.?
e-mail [email protected]
Reply Wayne L
4:54 PM on September 26, 2011 
Thanks Pucky for welcome! I have some time off late Sept., may head to I Bar and visit the area. I live in Boulder Cr. can give someone a ride up from area.
Reply Irene
2:38 AM on September 26, 2011 
Thanks Pucky!! Appreciate the welcome. Bill and I are looking forward to enjoying the meetings and outings with the club.
Reply Soverel
12:35 AM on September 26, 2011 
Thanks! I work with Greg B. and he suggested I join up. I'm excited!
Reply Tom Cochran
2:56 AM on September 24, 2011 
Thanks for the welcome Pucky, It seems that I drive by Clayton everday to head home small world
Reply Mike
6:19 PM on September 23, 2011 
Thanks for the welcome , Hope to make one of the meetings soon
Reply Marvin
7:44 PM on September 22, 2011 
Hey Pucky, thanks for the reception.
Reply Mark
5:08 PM on September 22, 2011 
thanks puckey,Dad and i had a great time at the bear last weekend.Looking foreward to the next one
Reply ES Gene
1:32 PM on September 22, 2011 
Thanks PUCKY, glad to be a member. Looking forward to meeting you as soon as my work schedule allows me to start attending meetings. I'm anxious to get out and getting started in finding some gold. See you soon. (I was born in Lake Mills Wis, moved here when I was 5)
Reply richard morris
11:43 PM on September 9, 2011 
hey man would like to know how to start doing this minning thing but have no idea ware to start or anything would like to make new friends and start a new hobby please give me a call and give me the run down on how all of this works please thank you
Reply Robin Galyan
7:49 PM on July 20, 2011 
Got back to Oregon ok, am still unpacking, but just wanted to say THANKS PUCKY for a great outing ! Had a great time, met some good folks, and loved working on Silver creek and the other claims. I look forward to seeing you all again sometime...
Reply Gary W.
2:04 AM on July 12, 2011 

Are we allow to boom at I-Bar this weekend?

Reply ScottS
1:56 PM on June 20, 2011 
Thanks for the welcome Pucky!!
Reply mikep691
11:45 AM on May 19, 2011 
Had the oppurtunity back in the 80's to join, but never did. That was when I lived in Amador County. I'm actually living in Lassen County now, where I can the the Nevada border to the east and do my shopping in Reno (35 miles away). Yup, I shop in California's smoking section.