First Class Miners, Inc.


Upcoming Events

October 15, 2022 (Sat) PIONEER DAYS 29 PALMS:  The FCM will be hosting a panning booth at the Pioneer Days in 29 Palms, 1PM to 5 PM.  Location is Lucky Park. This event is geared towards education and families with children.  Volunteers are needed so please let the President know if you are available.  Sign up roster will also be at the Sept meeting.

October 21-23, 2022 (Fri-Sun) VALLEY PROSPECTORS RENDEZVOUS:  Rendezvous hosted by Valley Prospectors at ORD MOUNTAINS – Join Valley as they host an awesome weekend of family-oriented gold prospector events including the famous Treasure Hunt, chili cook-off, and more.  FCM will host the panning contest on Saturday. Great family fun!! Grizzly 4 claim will be open to all Prospectors for this event only. Although this is unimproved camping, you CAN get a motor home to this site.

November 11-13, 2022 (Fri-Sun) CAMP OUT AT THE HUMBUG CLAIM:   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 Virginia Dale Mining District or just come for the day to drywash 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 bring something for the Saturday night potluck.

November 20, 2022. (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. This is also the last day for RSVP for our Annual Membership Awards Appreciation Dinner.

December 03, 2022. (Sat) ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION & AWARDS BANGUET: 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 20, 2022. (Sun) No walk-ins.)  Lots of prizes including gold, silver and other great stuff. Wear your membership BADGE.


A 501C (3) Non-Profit Educational Corporation.

Dedicated to the advancement of education in placer gold prospecting and mining.