QUARTZSITE METAL DETECTING CLUB

December 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS ARE HELD AT THE QIA BUILDING. FROM MAIN STREET AND HIGHWAY 95,

GO EAST ONE BLOCK TO MESQUITE, TURN RIGHT AND GO ONE BLOCK TO IRONWOOD. TURN LEFT AND THE QIA WILL BE ON THE RIGHT.

HUNTS WILL BE IN THE TOWN PARK.

FROM MAIN STREET GO NORTH ON HIGHWAY 95 APOX. ½ MILE TO CHANDLER STREET. TURN RIGHT AND GO OFF THE END OF THE PAVEMENT INTO THE PARK.

YOU MUST WEAR HEADPHONES AT THE HUNT, ONE PERSON, ONE DETECTOR.

 

 

 

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DECEMBER NEWSLETTER 2017

 

It will be another busy December starting with the monthly meeting December 6th at 7:00pm at QIA! Make sure you bring your FINDS OF THE MONTH since there should be a lot with the great weather we have been experiencing!

On Saturday December 9th the club will be participating in the QUARTZSITE CHRISTMAS PARADE at 7:00pm. There will be a sign up sheet for anyone wanting to decorate their atv's or side x side and enjoy the evening ! This is a great way to show off our club to the town.

Our monthly outing will be December 13th at the park where we do the coin hunts! This is the EVENING HUNT and will be a POTLUCK DINNER so please bring a dish to share! We will provide coffee and water ,as usual! We will meet at the park at 3:30pm and do the set-up then plant coins in the southeast corner of the field only..potluck will be after the coin planting and last till dark then we'll proceed with the hunt!

This will be a two person team, one with the metal detector and the other with flashlight and digger! After 30 minutes we'll switch partners and continue to complete a full hour of digging...

After the hunt we will have a fire for those who want to sit around and share their fun experience of the night hunt!

On DECEMBER 16th we will have our monthly coin hunt where we plant a large amount of coins and many tokens for GOLD and SILVER .. WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THE CLUB THIS MAKES OUR 3rd year of giving away a metal detector each month at the coin hunts..

Thanks to all our VOLUNTEERS that show up at 9:30am each month to help bury all these coins! Without all the volunteers our club would not be such a success.....

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AT THE THE OUTING AND COIN HUNT..

JOE AND DONNA

 

 

 

 

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January is the month to renew your membership DUES:
DUES are 20.00 per person..

New officers were elected:


President : Blake Harmon
Vice-pres : Joe Wallingford
Treasurer. : Jim & Pat Rawlings
Secretary : Gary Peck
Directors. : Rhonda Bernard and Wayne Bernard
Rich Numainville
Fred Wilson

 

Welcome back QMDC members! We've had a lot of changes to our club claims this summer due to BLM AND ARIZONA MINING regulations. We need to share what claims are now available to mine..


All Jumping Jack claims, on both sides of the freeway, and Golf and Middle Camp 1/2/3 are available to members to dig!


Dues will stay at $20 per person due to additional BLM expenses to maintain our claims.


If there is any additional information that any members would like to share ,please feel free to email Joe & Donna.


HAPPY MINING!
Qmdc

 

HUNTS

RULES:

NEW:NO PULSE INDUCTION METAL DETECTORS ALLOWED

(Due to the strong interference with other metal detectors) The club usually has other VLF detectors for use.

Stock coils only, no bigfoot coils are allowed in the hunt.

Headphones required.

 

Coin planters are asked to be on the field at 9:30 AM for the hunt prep work. All members are welcome to come out and assist with coin planting and a chance for the nuggets and silver to be given away to lucky helpers.

 

Coin Shooter Hunt Clinic

There will be a new hunter clinic before the hunt. If you would like help setting up your detector, polish your skills, or recieve tips from the "Club Pros", just show up and participate. Any interested parties should assemble at 11AM.

 

Prospectors Swap Meet

The club will allow members to display items for sale at the coin hunts, space will be provided to sell your surplus metal detectors and gold prospecting equipment. Set up at 10AM.

 

Other coin hunts of interest.

If your club has a hunt, please notify the webmaster@quartzsitemetaldetectingclub.com for posting on this website.

 


PAST HUNTS


 



Ongoing QMDC Member Contests

Find of the Month Contest.



Relic

Jewelry

Coin

Prospecting


Bring your unique finds to the monthly meetings for a chance to win a silver 50¢ piece for first place and a silver 25¢ piece for second place for each catagory. Members at the meeting will vote and choose the winning find. Anything found in the off season can be brought to the November meeting, all other monthly finds must be found in the proceeding month. More participation will bring more prizes!

 


OUTINGS



QMDC Member Outings

Second Wednesday November through March


The QMDC is trying to arrange a Club outing each month of our winter season. Prospector stew is a favorite served around noon. Please bring a canned good to add to the soup. Bowls, spoons, and bread will be provided by the club.


How about an ATV ride, or a visit to nearby mining operations. What ideas can you come up with. If you can host or put together an outing, please notify a Club officer and we will add it to the schedule.


The club has finally purchased a trailer. 18 foot with all the facilities. Will be used on the outings and for storage.



CALLING ALL CLUB MEMBERS

Please consider helping out, your club needs you!


Spend some time taking memberships and hunt monies at the monthly hunts and meetings.   Will you run the monthly gold and silver giveaways?   Members are needed for claims committee, help locate and evaluate potential new claims.   Will you liaison with the BLM, the Town of Quartzsite and other agencies and area Clubs on our behalf?   Can you plan an outing or event, what would you like to do this season?   Think about writing an article for the web page or how about helping at the monthly coin hunts, coin planters start at 10AM hunt days.   Coordinate the kids events, great fun for kids and adults.   Will you send pictures for posting on the web site?   The Club continues to grow, your help will be appreciated by everyone.   Contact any Officer or Board Member and express your interest.


Will YOU please step up and continue the fine work your Directors are doing?

Just express an interest!


By-Laws of The Quartzsite Metal Detecting Club

(as revised and accepted January, 2002)