Contact Information:
 Postal address:
Central Valley Prospectors
PO Box 25851
Fresno, CA 93729
Electronic mail:
General Information:

River Bluff Elementary School
6150 W. Palo Alto Ave. Fresno, CA 93722
TIME: 6:30 PM
WHEN: Every THIRD Tuesday (Except during pre-scheduled school activities, or during July - when school is closed)

Central Valley Prospectors


  • Be punctual you’ve had a month to plan
  • Be participative and not 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

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.

As required by Senate Bill 637, the California Water Board has scheduled four public meetings to solicit input on the water quality/discharge permitting for suction dredges.  The dates are:

Fresno: January 17, 2017      San Bernardino:  January 18, 2017     Redding:  January 25, 2017     Sacramento:  February 6, 2017

1:00pm to 5:00pm                 1:00pm to 5:00pm                                 1:00pm to 5:00pm                    1:00pm to 5:00pm

The Falls Event Center           Elks Lodge                                               Redding City Chamber            Joe Serna Jr. CalEPA

4105 W. Figarden Drive         2055 Elks Drive                                       747 Auditorium Drive             Headquarters Bldg.

Fresno, CA  93722                   San Bernardino, CA 92404                   Redding, CA  96001                 Byron Sher Auditorium

                                                                                                                                                                        1001 I Street, Second Floor

                                                                                                                                                                         Sacramento, CA  95814

Dave Efseaff was on the KMPH 26 news Tuesday, January 10, 2017  Click here to watch the news clip

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