If your renewal form and dues of 50 dollars are not submitted by this date, you will be dropped from the FCM roster.
Invitational Campout at Ranger Steve’s claim in Holcomb Valley (Big Bear). An unofficial private camp out hosted by Steve, open to all FCM members. Directions will be sent by email. Hit the maps and the library and do your mining and prospecting research. Participation is voluntary and at your own risk.
1 PM at Steve Scamman’s home in 29 Palms. Directions and map will be in the newsletter. Join us for a day of feasting and raffling as we usher in the new year of prospecting and gold mining. FCM provides hamburgers/hotdogs. Don’t forget your chair, drinks, and/potluck item.
8 AM. Departing from Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters in 29 Palms. It’s a great opportunity to tour the FCM’s Middle Camp claims in the remote Eagle Mountain Mining District. High Clearance four-wheel drive vehicles highly recommended. Be prepared to pay the Park entrance fee if you do not have an annual pass, as we will be driving through the Park to access our claim. Come with lunch, plenty of water and a spare tire! This is an all-day event. There will be time to explore and prospect on this day.
Come for the weekend, or just the day, to metal detect, or dry wash with other FCM members in the beautiful, remote area of the Eagle Mountain Mining District. Camp, ATV, explore, and enjoy the night sky, clean air, and the peaceful quiet… Sit around the campfire at night with other members and tell your tall tales. High clearance four-wheel drive highly recommended. An AWESOME place to get away from it all. Be sure to bring something for the Saturday night potluck.
Middle Camp Campout
1PM. at Jim Wharff’s house in 29 Palms. Directions and map will be in the newsletter. Nominations for President, Treasurer and Sgt-At-Arms will be accepted at this meeting. Do not miss the opportunity to make your nominations for your new President, Treasurer and Sgt-At-Arms. FCM to furnish hamburgers/hot dogs. Do not forget your chair, drinks, and potluck item.
The Grizzly 4 claim is here for your mining pleasure. Directions and map will be in the April newsletter. This is the one FCM campout where you can bring your trailer, motor home, tent or sleep in your vehicle is so desired. This is remote camping like our other claims so no hookups. Come and join us at the bon fire each night, potluck on Saturday, and the annual FCM Treasure Hunt hosted by Jon & Syndi Carlson.
May 1st, 2021 - First day of membership renewals
May 15, 2021 - General Membership Meeting
June 5, 2021 - Tour of Rattlesnake Claim
June 11-13, 2021 - Rattlesnake Campout
July 11, 2021 - General Membership Meeting
August - Ranger Steve Big Bear
September 11, 2021 - General Membership Meeting
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