Found by one of our members during a Club outing!
Great Nugget Shooting By Martian. Free Range, 1/4 ounce of Gold!
"Metal detected by a PCSC member in Sierra County."
Our very Martian's results of open Range nugget Shooting on Open BLM Land
President Obama's New National Monuments are not affecting our current claim areas.


  • 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


  • 15 Nov 2016 8:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our PCSC upcoming beach coin hunt had to be canceled. As soon as I get more information I will post it hear. 

  • 10 Nov 2016 10:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Marvin Blair sent along this E-mail,

    A long-time friend of our club, Bill Meers, recently passed away and thought that this information might be appreciated by many of our club members for the November edition of Treasure News.  Information is as follows: 

        Our fellow club member and friend, William (Bill) Meers, passed away on Tuesday, October 25th after a long and hard fought battle with cancer.  He is survived by his two older brothers, Donald and Robert.  Bill was a passionate metal detectorist and true friend to all.  His kindness and gentle spirit will be missed.

    "There will be a brief graveside service at Rose Hills Memorial Park in the Morning Side Garden area, Section 4 on Wednesday, November 16th at 1pm.  Rose Hills Memorial Park is located at 3888 Workman Mill Road, Whittier 90601."


    Marvin Blair




  • 07 Nov 2016 6:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Alberto Mafud has been doing a fantastic Job running the Coin Hunts  all year long and deserves a big thank you for his efforts.

    This next hunt will take place at Santa Monica Beach North of the pier on November 19th Saturday morning at 10:00am Sharp!  Lots of great Coin prizes spelled out in the November edition of the Treasure News.

    Hope to see you There!

  • 10 Oct 2016 5:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We Have 3 open Officer positions  we need to Fill this year along with some board positions. If you would like to help out please contact one of our Board Members at the next Meeting.

  • 22 Aug 2016 11:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It was a sad day for California Prospectors today.  On August 22, 2016 the California Supreme Court ruled 7-0 that federal law does not preempt the California moratorium on suction dredging, thus reversing the prior favorable Appellate Court Decision and upholding the Superior Court Judgment against Brandon Rinehart.  It is unknown at this time whether a Writ of Certiorari will be sought in the U.S. Supreme Court by Mr. Rinehart. Today's ruling will have a binding effect upon the San Bernardino Superior Court in the consolidated dredge litigation pending there as to the issue of federal preemption.

  • 08 Aug 2016 5:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PCSC will be holding a joint outing on Sept. 23,24 &25 with our sister club, High Desert Gold Diggers at their Gold Digger claim in the Big Bear area.

    You can go to to get all information about the campsites at Holcomb Valley camground.

    On Sat night HDGD will provide burgers/dogs and PCSC will provide side dishes for the potluck.

    We are also looking for some entertainment to make memories around the campfire. Don't be shy,let's have a great time.

    We will need a head count so we can provide enough food.
    It has been too long since we have had a joint outing, let's get to know who we share claims with and have a great time, address concerns with both clubs and look forward to future endeavors!

  • 17 Jul 2016 9:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our club will be holding a coin hunt at Santa Monica Beach this coming Saturday 7-23-16 at 10am. Location will be at the north side of the Santa Monica pier. This is a pay to park location. Look for the PCSC banner (big yellow sign) to meet up. Bring your club membership id.

  • 24 May 2016 7:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Something weird happened during PCSC's Dale outing May 14th and 15th. But first, the nugget highlights: Prospecting Chair, Lucky Joe (Chmiel), nailed 5 little ones at and near the Orange Peel Patch (on open ground near the Blackjack claim) with his modded GB2; Keith McBride borrowed my modded GB2 and hit two right away; Chuck Brand employed his GPZ 7000 to sleuth out three shiny nuggs (this was Chuck's first visit to the Dale!!); but for me, I uncharacteristically wound up with skunk stripes. 

    Okay, so here's the spooky part: The Dale can be a harsh place.  The mortality rate amongst the early seekers ran high.  There are stories of ghosts that haunt this remote desert.  I think I may have had just such an encounter.

    Chuck and I were the only ones who camped overnight out on the flats (the rest either called it quits Saturday night or drove back to 29 Palms for a comfy motel bed for the night).  I decided to do some night detecting.  By 10PM Chuck was fast asleep a 100 yards away in the bed of his pickup.  That is when I saw it -- errr, "them."  Two luminous eyes staring at me from behind a creosote bush.  At first I thought it was something caused by my headlamp.  But upon shutting it off the eyes continued to glower at me -- big round icey blue eyes widely spaced!!!!  Then, as I cautiously inched around the greasewood branches for a better vantage, the eyes blinked a few times and then suddenly vanished without a sound!!


  • 19 May 2016 9:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Akau Gold, Owners Betty and Augie from Alaska Gold Resorts are offering special discounts to club members that book a group of 20 people per week $1000.00 - $1200.00 each person per week for cabins and meals for club members. Please see or contact Jon Kishi for open dates in 2017 and more information.

    Prices are for each person next year 2017.

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