WELCOME TO THE NORTH BEND PROSPECTORS Inc.

North Bend Prospectors enjoying a beautiful day on the Sixes River.

updated 01-03-2017

Come and join us for a fun night with drawings for gold, a raffle table, 50-50 drawing, and usually someone will speak about tools for finding gold.

North BEND SENIOR CENTER
1470 AIRPORT LN
  North Bend, Oregon 97459

West onViginia from 101, stay in right lane. Follow signs toward North Bend Airport, BLM, and State Police.

The club needs a large nugget, 4-8grams or larger, for a raffle prize at our Gold and Outdoor show.

If you have one you would like to donate, or sell, at a reduced price, contact Chris Long by e-mail!

Curry County is pushing for "State of Jefferson"

Coos County is pushing for "State of Jefferson"

 

LOOK HERE ----->NEWSLETTERS FOR 2015 & 2016 2017 <-----LOOK HERE

2016 NEWSLETTERS WILL BE ADDED AS THEY ARRIVE.

 

 

 

MINERS' ALERT

The newest challenges to our prospecting freedoms are posted at: Jefferson Mining District

Please go here, read the article then print the petition and have everyone sign it!!

NEW DRAWINGS UNDERWAY

NEW 49ERS FUNDRAISER DRAWING CONTINUES

$10.00 PER TICKET WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

3 ounces of GOLD NUGGETS

Since this was one of the more productive legal fund-raisers we have had in quite a while, The Legal Fund has decided to do it again with three more ounces of Klamath River gold nuggets, once again split into 25 prizes.

The drawing will take place on Friday afternoon. You do not need to be a member of our organization to participate. You are welcome to be at the drawing, but you do not need to be present to win.

Our office will automatically generate a ticket in your name for every $10 legal contribution we receive ($100 would generate 10 tickets). There is no limit to the size or frequency of your contributions, or to the number of prizes you can win.

Legal contributions can be arranged by calling (530) 493-2012, by mailing to The New 49’ers Legal Fund, P.O. Box 47, Happy Camp, CA 96039, or online.

Purchase Tickets for the next legal Fund-raiser Drawing PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online! $10.00 each – Enter the number of tickets you wish to purchase into the quantity field then click “Update” before checking out. Our office will automatically generate a ticket in your name for every $10 legal contribution we receive ($100 would generate 10 tickets, etc). There is no limit to the size or frequency of your contributions, or to the number of prizes you can win. Your contribution to The New 49’er Legal Fund is tax-deductible.

click here----> ARMADILLO MINING FUNDRAISER <----click here

Half a pound of GOLD

NOTICE: EMERGENCY DECLARED!

TO ALL FRIENDS OF MINING - Due to the overwhelming number of threats currently against prospecting and mining, THE WALDO MINING DISTRICT HAS DECLARED AN EMERGENCY . . . AND WE NEED YOUR HELP BEFORE OUR MINING RIGHTS DISAPPEAR! PLEASE follow THIS LINK www.waldominingdistrict.org to visit the Waldo Mining District’s website where we have information posted about these threats, and what YOU can do to HELP SAVE MINING IN OREGON. UNITED WE STAND - DIVIDED WE WILL SURELY FALL!

Click HERE for Beach Mining Rules

Have you visited any of our claims lately?

If so, please click here to see and print a claim work sheet in PDF Format.

You will need Adobe Acrobat to view the page.

Click HERE to be taken to the Adobe web site where you can download a free trial copy.

It is very important that we document ALL man hours and work done. This goes towards our annual assessment report.

LINKS OF INTEREST

 

 

 

Okay!

So we are about to put another year behind us.

Our Outdoor Show didn't do so well, but then again we didn't dig a hole. So we are going to try again. Forrest Mitts has volunteered to chair the next effort. I expect everyone to help. If Forrest asks you for help, Please step-up and Help Him. This isn't an easy job and takes a lot of time.

December 4th is our Christmas Party! Please remember that if you are going to do the Gift exchange,. Please keep the value between $10 and $20 Generic. Santa has said he will visit us and see the kids. Kids need presents also (so parents don't forget!)! Kevin will be doing the Turkey and Gravy! Chris & Yvonne will be doing the Hams and Stuffing. BJ is Coleslaw with Pineapple & Raisins. Donna Green Bean Casserole & Rolls. Jerry Sweet Potatoes. Katheran Pie. Robin Deserts. Dara Pie & Salid. Renee Cranberry Sauce - Olives. Forrest & Susi Pumpkin Pies. So you can add your name to the list!

As you can see on page 2 under NBP Schedule it's looking like a very busy year. I will need people at least the first half of the year to fill-in for Yvonne and I. Yvonne and I have Veterans of Foreign Wars Winter Conference in Portland in January. Veterans of Foreign Wars Summer Conference is the Middle of June and lasts a week, I'm hoping to be back for the Squawfish Outing as that is one of my favorite places. I just finished clean my concentrates from last trip to Squawfish and had a couple real nice pieces along with fines. Used some clay buster in my tub of water and it sure did help!

Jerry and I will have the dredge setup for a common dig. I have a few plans, but not going to put them in the News Letter because Uncle Sam doesn't need to know our business.

As many of you know there is a meeting in Brookings. I plan to attend the meeting and speak our piece.

We have a New President.

Many in Washington DC seem to be scared about what he is going to do. I realize some of the promises made may not happen. At least not right away. He will need our support and perhaps a few letters of encouragement as to what we as miners need to happen. We will also need to write our Congressmen and Senators, both State and in Washington DC.

Our membership is way down from a couple years ago. We need to ensure that we work at recruiting new members.

Membership dues are due!

Single $25.00

Family $35.00

It is very important that you take the time to write a letter to your Senator or Representative and let them know how you feel about all of the anti-mining bills that are being brought before them. It don't have to be elaborate. Just a few lines expressing your displeasure if they vote FOR instead of AGAINST these bills. Please don't use threats or vulgar language. Also be sure and write that you want your letter included in the public record.

Here is a list of your Senators and Representatives:

2016 schedule

 

SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Where do I need a Oregon Metal Detector Permit    
JANUARY MEETING IS ON: 14TH NORTH BEND SENIOR CENTER 7:00 PM  
FEBRUARY MEETING IS ON :11TH NORTH BEND SENIOR CENTER 7:00 PM  
MARCH MEETING IS ON: 10TH NORTH BEND SENIOR CENTER 7:00 PM
APRIL 3, 4, 5 OUTDOOR SHOW  
APRIL MEETING IS ON:14TH NORTH BEND SENIOR CENTER 7:00 PM
APRIL OUTING: 16TH LEARN HOW TO..........    
BOARD MEETING MAY JERRY'S HOUSE 6:00pm  
MAY MEETING IS ON: 12TH NORTH BEND SENIOR CENTER 7:00 PM  
MAY OUTINGS ON: 21th & 22th ISLAND CREEK Overnight    
MAY OUTING ON: 28TH      EXTRA OUTING ELKTON not club sponsored    
JUNE MEETING IS ON: 9TH NORTH BEND SENIOR CENTER
7:00 PM
JUNE OUTINGS ON: 25TH Overnight SQUAWFISH CLAIM or BARBARA MARY    
JULY MEETING IS ON: 14TH NORTH BEND SENIOR CENTER 7:00 PM  
JULY OUTINGS ON: 15th
BARBARA MARY    
BOARD MEETING AUGUST JERRY'S HOUSE 6:00pm
AUGUST MEETING IS ON: 11TH NORTH BEND SENIOR CENTER 7:00 PM
AUGUST OUTINGS ON: 20TH Overnight SIXES RIVER RECREATION SITE    
SEPTEMBER MEETING IS ON: 8TH NORTH BEND SENIOR CENTER 7:00 PM
SEPTEMBER 24TH CHINA FLATS    
OCTOBER MEETING IS ON: 13TH NORTH BEND SENIOR CENTER 7:00 PM  
OCTOBER OUTINGS ON: 22ND ISLAND CREEK overnight 8:00am to 4:00pm  
NOVEMBER MEETING IS ON: 10TH NORTH BEND SENIOR CENTER 7:00 PM
DECEMBER  --- CHRISTMAS PARTY 12:00 NOON CHRISTMAS PARTY CLICK ON meeting location below  
DECEMBER BOARD MEETING(BUDGET) 6:00pm  
 

 

North Bend Prospectors, Inc. 1319 Maple St.

Myrtle Point, OR 97458

contact us

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We meet the 2nd THURSDAY, 7 to 9 PM, at the
North BEND SENIOR CENTER
1470 AIRPORT LN
  North Bend, Oregon 97459

Welcome to North Bend Prospectors, Inc., a family-oriented small miner's non-profit 501 C (3) corporation dedicated to the enjoyable, relaxing, and potentially profitable activities of rock hounding, metal detecting, gold prospecting and mineral hunting. Please look around our website and make yourself at home.
 
* Are you looking for a relaxing way to enjoy your leisure time? Well, Prospecting is not always relaxing, but enjoyable!  

* Do you enjoy the outdoors?
* Ever thought about trying your hand at gold, rock or mineral prospecting?
* Does creating new friendships and gathering with others who have the same interest as you sound appealing?
* Is sitting around a campfire during an evening with others after enjoying a scrumptious potluck meal sharing your days' mining experiences sound like something you'd like?
* How about the chance to win a nice gold nugget with the raffle tickets you're holding?

You've come to the right place! "But I've never tried prospecting before..." or "Not all my family members are interested in prospecting...". Not a problem. We have folks who have prospected for years who are more than happy to show you how. Whether you have a gold pan and want to know how "it works" or you've just bought a dredge and need some instruction on how to use it, we at NBPI are there to help. For those family members not really interested in prospecting but enjoy the outdoors there are other activities available during our outings such as cooking, hiking, fishing, bird watching, observing nature or just taking a nice snooze in the shade of a nice-smelling pine tree.

 

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