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PCSC Prospecting outing at our Barstow area Claims

21 Nov 2016 3:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Our very own "Lucky Joe" will be hosting a prospecting get together at our Barstow Area claims on the weekend of December 10th weather permitting. This is a dry camping area (no water / no restrooms) The roads  are dirt with some dips and brush along the sides, A 2 wheel vehicle can get there and there is parking for a few  RV's on the Shamrock claim. Come on out and enjoy some fresh air and play in dirt. I'll post more info as I get it.

Hear is an update from Lucky Joe


Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! If you are looking to sneak in a prospecting trip between the holidays, PCSC has just the thing lined up... Our December Prospecting Outing! Come and join us at the club's newest claim, The Shamrock. You will need to see for yourself whether the gold is just a leprechaun's myth or whether it is real. But I can tell you it's real because I know there has been a nugget or two lifted off that claim already. Drywashing and detecting would be the preferred methods and there should be plenty of expert advice on hand to be dispensed on either. The weather should be in the low 60s and may be blowing a bit. (But if some overburden is winnowed away then so much the better!) The drive from Barstow proper is about 30 minutes, and unless the roads are extremely muddy, any two-wheel drive vehicle should make it easily. And plenty of room for parking if you are going to haul a trailer. It is always good to be prepared for desert weather, so, well, err... be prepared. We will dispense with the potluck (maybe we can meet in town for dinner Saturday evening) and no bingo, but we will have a corner post setting party (yay!) Seriously, please plan on spending a little bit of time on Saturday helping to locate those posts. Vickie will have the locations determined and we just need some muscle to dig holes. There are several motels in town if you want to stay the night and I hope to see everyone on Friday, Dec. 9th through Sunday, Dec. 11th!

Lucky Joe

Updated Barstow Claims Map



  • 18 Dec 2016 3:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    We had over 8 people make drive out to the claim area with some high winds and cold weather. I know of at least 4 people who managed to leave with a gold nugget or two in their polks.
    Hope to see you out at the next prospecting or beach hunt!
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