Take 180 East towards Sanger, turn left onto Oliver Ave cross over the new 180, turn right onto Rio Vista. The church will be on the right. This meeting we will be celebrating 15 years. So come and join us.

Well we had an outing at Second Chance (Road 600) last month. While it was raining like cats and dogs in Fresno it was clear up there. There was plenty of water for sluicing and a lot of rocks to look under there was some gold found. Water was ice cold but once you had your hands in there for a while you didn’t feel anything. Weather is starting to get really good for Ace Of Spades in the desert; we will be looking into making plans for an outing out there if you are interested please drop us a line on the club website.

We hope this covid thing dies down and maybe we can get back to some sort of normalcy and get together and have some fun. The Board is trying to come up with ways of making some money and to have more outings.

We have not been able to get to CVP1 and check out the fire damage, I’m sure once we can get up there we will need a working party to clean it up.                                                                                                 

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!

Magnetite- Magnetic iron ore, being black iron oxide containing 72.4% metallic iron when pure.

Grizzly-
A grating (usually constructed of metal) placed over the top of a chute or box for the purpose of stopping the largest pieces of rock or ore.

Hematite-
An iron oxide mineral, one of the commonest ores of iron. When pure, it contains about 70% metallic iron.Igneous Rocks- Rocks formed by the solidification of molten material that originated within the earth​

 History

"All that glitters is not gold"

This phrase comes from an old proverb dating back to ancient Roman times during the gold rush it referred to fools gold, which is bright and glittery in the pan, but is worth nothing. Today it means that even if something looks good, its possible that it’s not. 

Central Valley Prospectors is an Official Chapter of GPAA. You do not need to be a member of GPAA to join CVP and we charge no dues. We are a non-profit (501-c-3) small mining and prospecting club. CVP is dedicated to providing education and increased public awareness of prospecting and mining, as well as lots of fun. We own our own claims and provide outside programs for various groups. We welcome all ages, including families with children.

TIPS

There is a fairly common misconception about a trap or catch-that it must run across a creek. This is not true! Any truly successful sniper or dredger will tell you that they get some of their best gold out of crevices which run the same direction as the stream. Crevices like this that have a tight “V” shaped bottom and have rocks tightly jammed into them, form a natural sluice box.

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This is the link for Ezra's Radio Production our Club interview on Valley Public radio:

​​http://kvpr.org/post/snow-melting-california-gold-prospectors-hope-strike-it-rich

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FEBRUARY OUTING UPDATE

PACK IT IN--PACK IT OUT!

Remember always take out more than you brought in

DEFINITIONS

CLUB NEWS UPDATE

Contact Information:
 
 Postal address:
Central Valley Prospectors
PO Box 25851
Fresno, CA 93729
 
Electronic mail:
General Information: cvprospector@cvprospectors.org

DIRECTIONS TO THE  GENERAL MEETINGS

SORRY TO REPORT THERE WILL BE NO OUTING OR GENERAL MEETING THIS MONTH

We sent out a newsletter this month: If you did not receive it, please check your Spam and Junk folders. To prevent this happening again, add our e-mail to your contacts. If you didn't find it, please send your correct e-mail to: cvprospector@cvprospectors.org

If you have information you would like to pass on to the club, please give us a call at 559-707-8507. If no one answers please leave a message. We will get back to you.
Thank You 
Angie Paul, CVP Secretary
559-707-8507 

 Send your e-mail to: cvprospector@cvprospectors.org  Please Participate!


Board Meetings:

Yosemite Falls on Ashlan and 99

Time:  6:00 PM

When:  Every SECOND Wednesday


GENERAL MEETING LOCATION 

Worship Center Church 

16357 Trimmer Spring Rd 

Sanger, CA 93657.

Please make sure you have updated your e-mail with us so you can be notified.
TIME: 6:30 PM
WHEN: Every THIRD Tuesday (Cancelled until Shelter In Place has been lifted --See notice above

Central Valley Prospectors

(CVP) MEETING RULES OF CONDUCT

  • Be punctual you’ve had a month to plan
  • Be participative and not a stump on a log
  • Be respectful … nobody is getting paid
  • No side conversations … hearing is tough already
  • Listen carefully and take notes … it’s been known to work
  • No cheap shots … good ideas can come from anywhere
  • Volunteer because someone has to do it
  • If you have a problem … have a solution   
  •  If the decision is not perfect … can you live with it

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