First Class Miners, Inc.


Upcoming Events

April 26-28, 2024. (Fri-Sun) CAMP OUT AT THE ORD MOUNTAINS: The Grizzly 4 claim is here for your mining pleasure. This is the one FCM campout where you can bring your trailer, motor home, tent or sleep in your vehicle if so desired. This is remote camping like our other claims so no hookups. Once again, we have invited Valley Prospectors, HI Desert Gold Diggers and Prospectors Club of southern California. Our Grizzly 4 Claim, and HI Desert Gold Digger’s Claims Hot Diggity and Bull Frog will be open to all participants only for this event! Come and join us at the campfire each night, potluck on Saturday, and the annual FCM Treasure Hunt hosted by Jon & Syndi Carlson. 

May 01, 2024.  FIRST DAY OF MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS: Membership for the 2024-2025 season starts on this day.  Application will be in newsletter as well as on line.

May 04, 2024 -- Pioneer Celebration - Hi Desert Museum: 10am - 2 pm.  FCM will be putting on a panny booth for potentially over 100 kids.

May 11, 2024 --- GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING @ 11 am (note time change) at  Ron and Carol Matthias's house - 58665 Delano, Yucca Valley.    Voting will take place for new Vice President and Secretary.  Be sure to attend this important meeting.  FCM privides hamburgers/hot dogs.  Please bring your chair, drinks, and potluck item.

May 18, 2024 - (Sat) - TOUR OF RATTLESNAKE CANYON CLAIM- 8AM  Join us for the annual tour of our Rattlesnake Canyon claims and the RRR claim.  Familiarize yourself with Burns Canyon and the surrounding areas.  Meet at Pappy and Harriett's  restaurant in Pioneertown to caravan together.   This will be an all-day event.  4 X 4 highly recommended.  Bring lunch, water, and a good spare tire .  There will be time for prospecting too.

MAY 31 - JUNE 02, 2024 - (Fri-Sun) CAMPOUT AT RATTLESNAKE CANYON - Beuatiful 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 three claims.  Exceedingly popular campout.  Dry camp, no ground fires.  Cook stoves require a fire permit.  Be sure to bring something for Saturday night potluck.


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