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.


  • 08 Feb 2017 9:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The club is planning a Prospecting outing on March 10th thru the 12th at our Barstow area claims hosted by our very own Lucky Joe. . Joe Chmiel will be hosting Friday, Saturday, Sunday,,,, March, 10th, 11th 12th. There is room for a camper or trailer on the shamrock claim, but the club will not have a porta poty this time. No potluck on Saturday but some members will be car pooling into Barstow on Saturday at a local restaurant. You can download the club claims in the area in our claims section. Also there is lots of open ground in the area to nugget shoot. I think it still may be a little wet to drywash, everything depends on the weather that weekend as well.

  • 29 Jan 2017 5:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Message From Chief Johnson........

    A memorial service is planned for the late Frank Perlman, one of our PCSC, and Crime Scene Search Unit members. The service is scheduled for this coming Saturday, February 4 at 4:00 pm.

    Location: Linbrook Bowling Center
    201 S. Brookhurst Street
    Anaheim, CA
    If you can make it, please attend.

    Sent of behalf of Chief Johnson 

  • 05 Jan 2017 11:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Campfire Permits are required for open fires, such as campfire, barbecues and portable stoves on federally controlled lands and private lands that are the property of another person.
    You can download and print your camp fire permit hear


  • 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!

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