First Class Miners, Inc.


Upcoming Events

December 02, 2023. (Sat) ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION & AWARDS BANQUET: 5 PM at the Elks Lodge in Yucca Valley. Come for our annual awards banquet and see who wins the “Miner of the Year” award and the coveted Dowie Award! Doors open at 5 PM. RSVP’s must be in by November 19, 2023. (Sun) No walk-ins. Lots of prizes including gold, silver and other great stuff. Wear your membership BADGE.

January 06, 2024 (Saturday) - 1 PM  General membership meeting will be out in the Virgina Dale Mining District, 300 yards down Gold Crown Road on the left.  join us for a day of feasting and raffling as we usher in a new year of prospectng and gold mining.  FCM provides hamburgers and hotdogs.  Don't forget your chair, drinks, and potluck item.

February 03, 2024 - ORIENTATION TOUR TO MIDDLE CAMP: 8 AM  Departing from 29 Palms Jack in the Box.  It is a great opportunity to tour the FCM's Middle Camp claims in the remote Eagle Mountain Mining District.  High clearance 4-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 acess 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.

February 16-18, 2024 - PRESIDENT'S DAY WEEKEND CAMPOUT AT MIDDLE CAMP.  Come for the weekend, or just the day, to metal dectec 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-whheel drive highly recommended.  An AWESOME place to geet away from it all.  Be sure to bring something for the Saturday night potluck.  There is no cell phone service in this area.


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