First Class Miners, Inc.


Upcoming Events

April 16-18, 2021.  (Fri - Sun) Camp Out at the Ord Mts.

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 the annual FCM Treasure Hunt hosted by Jon & Syndi Carlson. 

May 1st, 2021 - First day of membership renewals

Membership Meeting May 15, 2021 - 11 A.M. 

(note time and location change)

Meeting will be about 300 yards down Gold Crown Road.  Please check your email or the newsletter for directions OR email the  membership chair ( for more info.  Meeting will start at 11 A.M.  There will be no pot luck/ burgers because of Covid restrictions.  Voting will take place for President, treasurer and sgt. at arms,  so be sure to attend this important meeting.   Be sure to bring a chair and perhaps something to drink!

June 05, 2021 (Sat) Tour of Rattlesnake Canyon Claim - 8 AM

Join us for the annual tour of our Rattlesnake Canyon claims.  Familiarize yourself with Burns Canyon and the surrounding areas.  Meet at Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace restaurant in Pioneeertown to caravan together.  This will be an all day event.  4X4 highly recommended.  Bring lunch, water, and a good spare tire.  There will be time for prospecting, too

June11-13, 2021 (Fri, Sat, Sun) Campout at Rattlesnake Canyon

Beautiful area in the mountains at 5600 ft elevation.  Cool nights (50's) and nice days (80's)Great place to camp with other FCM members and metal detect or dry wash on our two claims.  Exceedingly popular campout.

July 11, 2021 (Sun)  General Membership Meeting.  11 AM (earlier start time)  Location to be announced.

July 31, 2021   Last day to submit  your membership renewal.

If your renewal form and dues of $50 are not submitted by this date, you will be dropped from the FCM roster.

August 13 - 15, 2021 (Fri - Sun)   Ranger Steve Annual Invitational Campout

Campout is 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 prospection research.  Bring something for the Saturday night potluck.

September 11, 2021 - General Membership Meeting.  11 AM (earlier start time)  Location to be announced.


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