Eastbay Gold Prospecting & Treasure Hunting Club


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Joined Apr 23 2009
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55 years old
Antioch, CA
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Eastbay Gold Prospecting & Treasure Hunting Club

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Been Metal detecting for about 30 years..My first find I was in a school yard sand box with an old Whites detector "Rigged Up" to work, within 10 minutes I had pulled up a ladies ring with a HUGE diamond :lol: And with that the horrible addiction of wanting to dig and find "STUFF" hit me. I was introduced to panning and slucing, been doing that for some time. My newest craze is Geocaching kind of a modern day treasure hunt, except you put the treasure box back after you find it. I was out in the water in Antioch once bottle digging, I had dug up a small pile of CA license plates out of the 30's well they didn't look very good and where full of holes SOOO I desided to skim this across the water..HA I didn't think it was funny anymore when I was told by a collector that he would have given me about $20 a pop for them:( So I have learned that treasure is where you find it! Dig and Dig more and just Dig until you're rich. I'm an electronic's nerd by nature I love to let my GPS take me into the unknown and back out again.


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Reply dustin
11:35 PM on January 11, 2012 
hi thanks for your time geting back to
Reply MattO
12:26 PM on January 11, 2012 
Eric, Thank you! I really don't know anyone in the area and it sure is nice that someone reached out. Keep the shiny side up, alright!
Reply Wayne L
4:59 PM on September 26, 2011 
Hi Eric, thanks for welcome!
I would like to do some prospecting and detecting in the old mining areas.
Have some time in late Sept. May visit Italian Bar and area. May see you there.
Reply Marla Sather
12:04 AM on September 10, 2011 
Thanks, Eric!
Reply nyecop
12:05 PM on July 4, 2011 
Thanks Eric,

The wife and I plan to be at I-bar October 5-9 and hope to see you there. I'll be the one with the big green/silver Dodge Ram 2500 with Nevada plates "COPPERS." Hope to see you there!
Reply Nuggetknapper
11:12 PM on July 1, 2011 
Thanks for the welcome Eric. I'll be at I Bar and hope to meet you there!
Reply pearl
4:36 PM on April 19, 2011 
thank you. found 3 nuggets when I went prospecting
Reply terry tillery
10:26 PM on April 12, 2011 
Hi Eric
Thanks for welcoming me to the club.
Took up detecting 2 years ago and It's now my favorite hobby. Maybe you can give me a few pointers some time.
Regards Terry
Reply Sourdough Joe
3:26 PM on February 25, 2011 

Saw your last post on the club claim forum, it got closed before I could send you answers. Anyway, there's plenty of room by the side of the road, Caribou Road, to have folks pull off and camp. Not all together, but 3 or 4 at a campsite. There is a place on the north side of the bridge just off the claim where more than 6 could camp together. I'm planning on visiting the claim and will look for a camp site large enough for 30 or so.

Later, Sourdough Joe
Reply Gary W.
8:30 PM on January 12, 2011 
We will have to make a junior prospecting video with the kid showing how easy it is. I have a highbacker/boomer that my two boys are wanting to use.
Reply Hank
1:05 AM on August 27, 2009 
No....Thank You!!
I think it is great what you are doing. It is a really good way to generate the much needed funds for our club. Not to mention a fantastic service to the membership by documenting the event in a very special way.

Thanks again
Reply Fred Goodwin
1:26 AM on April 27, 2009 
I look forward to meeting you some time.
Reply Pucky
12:54 PM on April 24, 2009 
Welcome Eric!!