First Class Miners, Inc.


Upcoming Events

October 22-24, 2021 - Valley Prospectors of San Bernardino presents Rendezvous 2021

                                      Events on October 23

* *10 AM -Jim Straight Memorial Metal Detector Hunt -$20 registration by Valley Prospectors - 

**2PM - Gold Panning Contest $5 registration by First Class Miners  

**4 PM- Chili Cook-off – Entry FREE - Saturday Night  

**4:30 -Potluck Starts  

** 5-6 -Rock Talk Activity – $2 Registration by Mining Supplies and Rock Shop – 

**8:30 PM -  Day-Glo Dirt Fishing (Detector Night Hunt) - $10 Registration by Inland Empire Prospectors and Miners –


Free Kid’s Events

Dry camping (primitive)

 Contacts: Lorraine Frost 760-868-6564 or Mike “Dunk” Dunkerley 760-608-3228 Website:

  15 North – take Highway 247 (Barstow Road), Barstow – turn right and approximately 16 19 miles down Highway 247 you’ll see a brown BLM route marker 6640 on the road. The road is on the Eastside. Take a left if you are coming from Barstow on this dirt road and you will see a large BLM Informational canopy sign posted for the area. Follow this dirt road up a small and easy grade. The camp area is on the left side of the road. It is not hard to see and it’s easy to get to. GPS coordinates: N34 degrees 41.008, W116 degrees 57.398.  Primitive dry camping.

November 12 - 14, 2021  Humbug Campout

This is our “Finally -get- out- of- the- house- after- the- summer" camp out. Great family campout! Spend the weekend or longer on our Humbug claim in the Dale Mining District or just come for the day to dry wash and metal detect. Great opportunity to get familiar with the claim and venture out to our other claim in this area, the Lucky Nugget. Old mining areas galore to explore in surrounding hills and great fun camping. Four-wheel drive highly recommended for access to the area. Be sure to brings something for the Saturday night potluck.   Directions to follow.

November 21, 2021. (Sun) GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

1 PM. General Membership meeting will be out in the Virginia Dale Mining District 300 yards down Gold Crown Road on the left. Map and directions will be in the newsletter. Don’t forget your chair, drinks, and your potluck item. FCM to provide hamburgers and hotdogs. Great meeting to make plans and friends for the winter prospecting season.  Map will be in newsletter and added closer to date.

FIRST CLASS MINERS, Inc. 2021 Membership Appreciation and Awards Banquet (FCM 28 th Anniversary)      SATURDAY DECEMBER 4 th ,

                      2021 Elks Lodge in Yucca Valley CA 55946 Yucca Trail, Yucca Valley                                     Doors open at 5:00 p.m. / Dinner served at 6:00                                                                                                                                                                   Great Door Prizes and raffle items. Who will be the Miner of the Year? Who will get the Dowie & President’s awards? Sign up starts at Sept 18 th Meeting. This year will be special! MENU: Hors D'oeuvres start at 5:30 with an expanded selection. Spiral Cut Ham & Barron of Beef (AKA Steamship Round) Scalloped Potatoes, mixed veggies and dinner roll. Your price - $17 per person – all must pay (110 seat limited) For Must receive RSVP no later than Nov 21th with the names of those in your party and full payment. Members can bring 1 non-member guest (date, non-immediate relative). No WALK-INS, all attending must RSVP with Payment in advance. Please call or email Trevor to RSVP and send a check to Trevor (make check out to First Class Miners, Inc): Do NOT send cash please. Event Coordinator –Trevor Roberson 805-907-5427, First Class Miners Inc. P.O. Box 462, Joshua Tree, CA 92252


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