Source: Map of Washington
Welcome to the Bedrock Prospectors Club Webpage Current Newsletter Fourth Quarter 2016 Newsletter (pdf) 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 The Bedrock Prospectors Club was organized by men and women interested in small scale mining and prospecting for gold and other precious minerals and gems. The Bedrock Prospectors Club has also been the predominent Northwest club involved with organizing some of the most important mining rallies in recent years. The Bedrock Prospectors Club is involved in many ways, including lobbying, to preserve our rights to mining, as granted by the “Mining Act of 1872”. Bedrock Prospectors Club is registered with Washington State as a nonprofit corporation. Meetings Meetings are held the third Monday of each month from 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. We meet at the Puyallup Masonic Hall at 1005 West Pioneer, in Puyallup, WA. We have a guest speaker or program each month, with classes on panning, dredging, how to do it, and where to go. There is a Monthly Name Drawing, but sorry, you must be present to win. It will grow by $10 a month until it is Won. There is a Prize Raffle at every monthly meeting. A Gold Nugget is raffled off along with two other great prizes. Tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. Prize donations gladly accepted. Good Luck. Don’t forget to give to the Family Christmas Fund at the door throughout the year. The Membership Chairman is available at every meeting to help with questions and promote Your Club. Members are always sharing tips and techniques; their favored equipment practices plus shows and, need I say, tells? Open Board Meetings are held on the First Tuesday of Every Month. Outings Outings Photo Album Several outings are planned throughout the year. Members can enjoy Metal Detecting and Rockhounding activities. Demonstrations include panning and sluicing, participation in construction projects, famous “Pot Lucks”, and Tailgate Parties! And always, all gold you find as a member on club claims, you keep! Let’s have some fun. More about us Bedrock Propectors are families having fun with a common interest. We prospect for minerals, as well as the following: Enjoy Pot Luck Dinners at our Outings Camping trips at our claims, and elsewhere Hiking and Exploring Community Service Tell Stories and laugh, while learning from the experiences of others Host a great Christmas Party To sum it all up This is a group where all ages can come together and play. We bring our families, along with our friends and pets. We watch nature in all its glory and enjoy laughing when nature rains on us. When the flowers are in bloom and the deer bed down near camp, we sit by the fire telling stories of past fun, and past storms. Oh, that’s us, Pacific Northwest prospectors!
Source: Bedrock Prospectors Club
Our Mission To foster, promote and develop the interests and education of our members and others in geology, mineralogy, lapidary, gemology and related sciences and subjects and in the pursuit of such as a hobby for social, recreational and educational purposes. What’s New New photos posted on our Pictures page! Next Meeting: December 6, 2016 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church New BRC Bylaws, October 2016 Affiliations Bellevue Rock Club is affiliated with: American Federation of Mineralogical Societies Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies Scribe Washington State Mineral Council Check out some of the other local clubs that we go rock hounding with. Meetings The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 7:00 p.m. We meet at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 14230 Newport Way, Bellevue, WA 98006 Driving Directions Meeting Agenda: Announcements – new and old, monthly program, adult & youth rock displays, Mineral Council report, Federation report, committee updates, and upcoming events. Dues: $7.00 per member. Membership dues are for the period of the calendar year, January 1 through December 31, Dues paid from October1 to December 31 are valid for the following year. Come and join us as a guest and if you like what you see and hear, become a member. Get an early start by filling out a membership application.
Source: Bellevue Rock Club
Cascade Mineralogical Society – Kent, Washington Welcome CMS is a non-profit educational organization. We welcome individuals interested in geology, mineralogy, paleontology, gems and related lapidary arts to join us. The objective of the club is to stimulate interest in the study of the earth sciences, lapidary arts and related subjects. These goals will be accomplished through educational presentations, personal experience and demonstrations at club meetings and other public presentations. The club also provides opportunities for field trips, rock collecting and social gatherings. We are located in Kent, WA. All are welcome and membership is open to everyone.
The Clallam County Gem & Mineral Society (CCGMS), is a not-for-profit community service organization dedicated to education, personal enjoyment of the earth sciences and the outdoors through lapidary, fossil hunting, geology, archeology and paleontology. The CCGMS was officially incorporated and recognized as a non-profit organization by a group of avid rockhounds way back in 1954. According to one of our oldest and original founding members “Howard”, the group of rockhounds actually started organizing and calling themselves a club as he best remembers in about 1936. Our members currently range from 8 years old, to over 88 years of age. Most of our members live in and around Clallam and Jefferson County, Washington. We have always welcomed members of all ages, skill levels, and interests. The CCGMS has one of the most diverse lists of courses and classes offered by any club in the Pacific Northwest. We offer classes in bead making, beading, casting, chainmail, cabochon forming, faceting, flint knapping, gold and silver smiting, drilling beach glass and stones, general lapidary, and wirewrapping mostly through local business and independent contractors. We also have silver and gold smiting and casting equipment, tumblers, wirewrapping tools and beading tools for you to use during classes. The classes our very inexpensive and are taught by some of the best Master Instructors on the West Coast. Many of our members have their own personal rock saws ranging from 4 inch to 18 inch, and cabochon shaping and finishing wheels from 24 grit to 800 grit, and polishing wheels. These members happily invite other members to their personal lapidary shop to use the equipment on a weekly basis. The CCGMS sponsor or co-sponsors field trips each month generally from March – November (weather permitting) to known rock hounding areas in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and California. We do have members who travel (RVs) to Arizona and New Mexico for the winter and invite members to come down to go rock hounding with them. During the first weekend in October every year, we hold our annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show “Natures Treasures”, featuring around 20 high-quality vendors, and as many as 10 or more demonstrations, plus lots of family activities, food, raffle drawings and door prizes and raf
Source: Rock & Lapidary Clubs