Utah Gold Prospectors Club

    3535 S.  Byde-A-Wyle Road

    W.V.C.   Utah   84119

 

 

 

 

 


  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This month’s club meeting will be held at the normal location and time. 

We will discuss and vote on whether we should become a chapter of the

Gold Prospectors Association of America GPAA.  If you care be there!

 

 

New Membership: (  )                                                                                          Renewing Membership:  (  )

UGPC Membership Form 

Please Print Clearly

 

Membership Name: ____________________________________________________________________

 

Spouse & Children: ____________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:______________________________________________________________________________

 

City:_________________________________     State:___________    Zip:________________________

 

Home Phone:___________________________ Cell or other Phone (opt.):________________________

 

E-mail (optional):_______________________________________________________________________

 

Annual fee Membership per family per year is:

 

$30.00

 

Please Submit payment too:

 

Utah Gold Prospectors Club

C/O

Carl Littlefield

217 W. Wasatch Dr.

Midvale  Ut.  84047

(801) 566-6328

 

Utah Gold Prospectors Club

Waiver

I have been given permission by the Utah Gold Prospectors Club (UGPC) to accompany them on recreational excursions. I agree that I am participating in these excursions of my own free choice and that I am not giving the UGPC any consideration in order to participate. I, with full knowledge of the consequences, hereby waive any claim for injury, theft, or loss, or any other damage whatsoever or to a family member or members of my family, except that may result from willful misconduct, and in the any claim made against the UGPC by me, or resulting from my participation on the excursion, I agree to hold the UGPC harmless and will indemnify it, and it’s members for all costs and expenses, including legal fees, incurred by the club and it members.  

 

Dated:________________________________________ at Salt Lake City, Utah

 

 

Signature of Applicant:__________________________________________________________________

 

 

Full Name of Applicant:_________________________________________________________________

(Please print clearly)

 

Witness:______________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2007     Volume: 25      Issue:  7

 

Club Officers for 2007

President:

Phil Yadanza

Phone: (801) 965-1662

E-Mail: Utgopr2000@aol.com

Vice President

Dennis Farnsworth

Phone: (801) 254-8247

E-Mail: castironlady2003@yahoo.com

Secretary

Boyd Pickering

Phone: (801) 957-0949

Treasurer

Jim Walsh

Phone: (801) 942-0236

Historian

Charles Murray

Phone: (801) 577-6457

Claims

Dale Dalton

Phone: (801) 597-7443

E-mail pbfish48@worldnet.att.net

Membership & Equipment Manager

Carl Littlefield

Phone: (801) 566-6328

Excursions

Stephen Engle

Phone: (801) 597-4793

Newsletter & Web Master

Dave Kuipers

Phone: (801) 541-9324

E-mail: kuiperda@yahoo.com

Party Planner

Debi Yadanza

Phone: (801) 965-1662

 

Raffle Tickets

Terry Bouck

Phone: (801) 254-4793

E-mail: Eriktherdd@netzero.net

Hats, Shirts, etc.

Duane Gren

Phone: (435) 8824625

E-mail: auprospectorut@yahoo.com

Show Coordinator

Dave Cutler

Phone: (801)359-4922

 

UGPC Official Website:

 

www.utahgold.org

 

Meeting Location & Time

Utah Cultural Celebration Center

1355 W,  3100 S,

West Valley City,  Utah  84119

 

All meeting are on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Starting promptly a 7:00 p.m. and go until 9:00 p.m.

 

 

 

June’s Winners Corner

 

Raffle Winners:

Carl Littelfield

Bill Potter

Steven Smith

Bill Carr II

Joseph C. Hutchins

Bill Glodowski

Terry Bouck *

Jackie Morris

Charles Murray

Jack Moulton

 

 

Name Tag Winners:

Lilian Hutchins

Betty Gwilliam

Alan C.

Jeff Morris

Dennis Farnsworth

Christine Morris

Kathy Willden

Dave Cutler

Will Estell

Harry McQuistin

 

 

Jerry Whitledge

Carl Littlefield

Bob Huntington

Jack Huntington

Jack Moulton

Jim Guilliam

Ken???

 

 

*Indicates multi-prize winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Meeting Dates for 2007

 Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 20,

 April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17,

Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20,

Dec 18.

All meeting are on the 3rd Tuesday of each month  and start promptly at 7:00 p.m. sharp and go until 9:00 p.m.

Club Outings for July. 2007

We will be going to Mary Ellens Gulch above American Fork Canyon.  Steve Engle will provide directions at the meeting. 

 

Presidents Message:

HOPE ALL OUR MEMBERS HAD A GREAT AND SAFE 4TH OF JULY. NOT GOOD WHEN YOU GET HURT TAKES ALL THE FUN OUT OF IT. OUR SECRETARY BOYD PICKERING WAS OUT OF COMMISSION FOR A WHILE BY FRACTURING HIS HEELS BY FALLING OFF A LADDER. HOPE HE GETS BETER. LAST MEETING WE HAD 64 MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE AND NET DONATIONS WERE $828. GREAT JOB FOLKS. I AM SORRY THAT I MISSED THAT MEETING DUE TO MY BACK SURGERY, WILL BE HERE IN JULY. THE JULY MEETING WE BE ON "KEENE MINING EQUIPMENT" THE CD SHOWS HOW THE ITEM THAT WE USE FOR PROSPECTING IS MADE. TOM TURNER’S WIFE IS SELLING HIS ALMOST NEW  4" KEENE DREDGE WITH ALL THE EXTRAS FOR $2500. ALL THOSE INTERESTED PLEASE CALL MARGE TURNER AT 266-0337. THE OUTING FOR JULY WILL BE AT MARY ELLEN GULCH UP AMERICAN FORK CANYON. THE DREDGING SEASON STARTED ON JULY 1ST UP THERE. SO GO UP AND SHOW UP AND GET SOME GOLD. LAST BUT NOT LEAST. AT THE OFFICERS MEETING THE OFFICERS VOTED 8 TO 2 IN FAVOR OF THE CLUB BECOMING A GPAA CHAPTER. IN MY OWN OPINION IS WOULD BE A GOOD MOVE FOR THE CLUB. FOR ONE REASON WE WOULD GET GREAT PUBLICITY FOR THE CLUB. IF ANY MEMBER HAS FOLLOWED THE WAY THE CLUB HAS GONE , WHEN WE HAVE GOLD SHOWS WE HAVE THE GREATEST INCREASE IN MEMBERSHIPS AND NET DONATION INCREASE A TEN FOLD. THIS PAST GPAA SHOW THERE WERE APPROXIMATELY 300 NEW MEMBERS SIGNED OR RENEWED THERE MEMBERSHIP WITH THEM. SO THE SHOW IS FINISHED AND WHERE DO THESE GPAA PEOPLE GO. NOWHERE THEY HAVE NO CHAPTER IN UTAH TO ATTEND. IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE A HUNDRED MEMBERS AT EACH MEETING. IT WOULD BE A ALL AROUND HELP FOR THE CLUB AND GET A LOT OF NEW IDEA'S AND OPPORTUNITIES OPEN TO THE CLUB. WE WILL HAVE A FULL DISCUSSION ON THIS AT THE MEETING. WELL ANYWAY HOPE TO SEE ALL YA THERE AND MOST OF ALL BE SAFE.

 

THANKS AGAIN PHIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editors note: Below you will find a list Pros and Cons that were submitted by members about our Club becoming a GPAA Chapter.  This list was not reviewed or edited by the club officers.  These items will be discussed in the club meeting.

PROS:

1) Increased attendance of assumed 250-300 new members of GPAA, new blood, new ideas

2) Claims of UGPC can remain in and under our current control.

3) Increased sale potential of new merchandise (remember it will compete with our current list of goods, a cost analysis will have to be used to assess the profitability of the new line).

4) Renewed or new GPAA memberships will generated credits for merchandise, NOT CASH !

5) Increased potential of selling UGPC memberships ($30.00) to assess claims.

6) Non profit status and help with forms from GPAA ($25.00 and the filing of paperwork can grant the UGPC this status).

7) Mandatory 15 day turn over of records etc. of outgoing officers.

8) Potential GPAA claims ( Not that we are incapable of filing on additional claims).

9) GPAA to provide first merchandise package. What and How many?????

10) Prestige of being a Chapter of a National Organization.

11) Listing as a Chapter in Gold Prospecting @ magazine.

12) No money is paid to the GPAA other than dues which generate credits for merchandise.

13) GPAA helps with advertising and merchandise for shows.

14) GPAA will send out a mailing to all GPAA members within 100 miles about clubs meetings.

15) All chapters in area that were contacted said the only negative they could think of was paying yearly dues.  All other aspects of being a chapter were positive.

16) GPAA will help with legal matters.

17) Potential for additional access to claims owned by GPAA members.

18) If being a chapter does not work out then we can get out of the GPAA at any time.

19) Special tax exemption that allow participation in special closeout sales.

CONS:

1) All voting rights for club officers or items of importance to be by only active GPAA members.  Note:  According other chapters all members can vote.

2) All 5 elected officers are required to be GPAA members, other appointed officers do not (Increased cost of $79.50).

3) Officers meetings are open to all GPAA membership.

4) UGPC actually has NO elected officers, elected on the GPAA side of club.

5) Amendments to by-laws must be pre-approved by GPAA headquarters.

6) UGPC takes on a secondary role or is subordinate (my opinion) hinted at in Chapter guidelines.

7) Cost of printing by-laws and guideliness for all GPAA members. Must have on hand replacement copies (can charge for).

8) UGPC members not to receive by-laws and guidelines.

9) By-laws for UGPC do not come into play.

10) CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT Your guess as to what this means !!

11) On the 9th page back in your packet, "All chapters will be bound under this contract."

12) Non-compete clause. On 9th page.

13) Angst and ire on behalf of current UGPC membership at losing voting rights without becoming GPAA members.

14) Increased meeting space and rental COST to accommodate the influx of new GPAA members.

15) Remember they are our friends and prospecting buddies....supporting our meetings, drawings, and officers.

16) NO GPAA claims in the State of Utah, their claims are at a considerable distance from Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Editors Note:  The following 2 pages of interesting information on gold were provided by Richard Thomas who is a long time member of our club!

 

GOLD!!  STABILITY AND BALANCE?

 

For thousands of years gold has been a store of wealth and an asset of last resort.  The value of gold has outstripped the pace of inflation, but at other times it has dropped and lost millions in its value.

 

From the mid 1800s until 1933 the official value of gold was $20.67 per Troy Ounce.  In 1933 President Roosevelt raised the value of gold to $35.00 per Ozt.  This was actually a huge devaluation of the US dollar.  In August 1971 the official value of gold was raised to $38.00 per Ozt.  President Nixon again raised the official value to $42.22 per Ozt.  Currently today, this is the official United States price for gold transactions among member nations (International Money Fund – IMF).

 

The current world gold price is in the $650.00 range.  This means that the US government values its current gold holding of 8,135.10 Metric tons at about $11,040,483,529.10.  If you use the current world price, the US gold is worth about $182 billion, about 16.5 times what the US values its holdings at.

 

Currently very little gold is transferred between the trading nations in the IMF.  Also, among most of our trading partners our trade balance is fairly even.  China is a different matter.  China is tired of accepting US dollars.  China has over one trillion US dollars in its reserves.  It is now indicating that it would like to convert some of those dollars to gold.

 

Does this mean that the US will take back China’s US dollars and the US give them gold for $44.22 per Ozt?  I have a few extra dollars and I would sure like to purchase some $44.22 Ozt gold.  If the US decides to go through with this I hope that they will give the US citizens a fair chance to purchase some before the Chinese get theirs.

 

On the other hand, if the US decides to let the value of its gold float with the world market, this would be a de-facto devaluation of the US dollar.  This would have a huge impact on the average US citizen.  Like, what would happen to the price of oil?  Both oil and gold are priced worldwide in US dollars.  I am not knowledgeable enough to provide any kind of answers for these questions, but I sure hope someone in authority is working on a just and equitable solution.

 

Just some odds and ends from Richard Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The older I get!!  The better I was!!

 

The Rand Refinery in South Africa handles all of the gold refinery production for South Africa.  The Rand refinery is currently producing over two Metric tons of gold per day.

 

Istanbul, Turkey is the center of gold trade in the Middle East.   It is estimated that the gold trade in Istanbul uses over 250 metric tons of gold in its gold jewelry manufacturing and trade per year.

 

Everyone has the right to be stupid!

 

The World Gold Council estimates that the world’s gold production is currently at about 2600 Metric tons per year.  This is the largest gold production in the history of the world.  But, world wide gold demand is estimated at up to 3200 Metric tons per year.  The difference between production and demand is being satisfied by countries selling off their gold reserves.

 

The World Gold Council’s production and consumption figures for 2005 are as follows: 

Producers in metric tons: 1. South Africa, 296; 2. Australia, 263; 3. United States, 262; 4. China, 224; 5. Peru, 208.

 

Consumers in metric tons: 1. India, 587; 2. United States, 349; 3. China, 241; 4. Turkey, 195; 5. Saudi Arabia, 146.

 

Another article from The World Gold Council states that the gold production figures for the US are down over 6% for 2006 allowing China’s gold production to move into 3rd place in world production.

 

Gold production during 2006 in Nevada was down over 6% to about 6,300,000 troy ounces accounting for the drop in US production.  Since the early 1960s Nevada gold production has been about 60,000,000 troy ounces.  More gold has been produced in the US since 1960, than all the years of production prior to that year.

 

In Asia, gold is in very high demand as a form of saving and for jewelry.  As Asia becomes more economically developed, we will see more demand for gold and silver.  Gold demand is based on discretionary spending.  Gold demand has far more to do with wealth and income levels compared to any other commodity.

 

The world Gold Council’s web site is: www.gold.org.

 

Richard Thomas “Natures Nuggets”

306 West 200 South

Brigham City, Utah 84302

PH: (435) 723-8349

Cell: (435) 730-3388

 

 Golden Sites:

http://geology.utah.gov

www.pioneermining.com

www.historsilvercityidaho.com

www.miningold.ccom

www.lib.utah.edu/digital/unew

http://www.tomashworth.com

www.arizonaoutback.com

www.thunting.com

www.uintahtreasure.bravehost.com

www.desertusa.com

www.slimsgold.com

www.treasurehuntersuniversity.com

www.historytogo.utah.gov

www.e-goldprospecting.com

www.uintahtreasure.bravehost.com

www.kanada.net

 

 

UGPC Cool Stuff

UGPC Kits, Hats, T-shirts & Decals

T-Shirts:

Small & Medium                           $9.00

Large thru 2XL                              $13.00

3XL                                                $18.00

Long Sleeves:

XL & 2XL   (available in black only)  $15.00

Pocket T’s:

Small & Medium                           $10.00

Large thru 3XL                              $15.00

Hats $15.00

(Shirts and Hats are available in a variety of color)

Misc.

Bumper Stickers                            $1.00

License Plate Frame Stickers        $3.00

Window Decals Small & Med.     $1.50

Large Decals                                 $3.00

Panning Sand Bags     $10.00  &  $15.00

(Every Bag Is Guaranteed to contain gold!!)

10” Gold Pans                               $3.00

10” Gold Panning Kit                   $9.00

(Kit includes clean-up pan, sniffer bottle, vial, and panning instructions

Books “Signed by the Author”

Drills and Mills

By: Will Meyerriecks  $20.00

UGPC Mining Claims Guide

$10.00

If you would like to order any of these items they are available at the meetings or by mail order.  If ordering by mail please a check or money order for full amount of purchase plus $5.00 for shipping and handling to:

Utah Gold Prospectors Club

In C/O

Duane Gren

279 W. 500 N. #6

Tooele Ut.   84074

Phone (435) 882-4625 After 6pm

E-mail

auprospectorut@yahoo.com

 Duane will be happy to send a letter, email, or call you with a list of available

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Classifieds

Members

Members advertising is free

 

For Sale: Custom paintings and art

Contact: Joyce Littlefield @ 801-566-6328

 

Notch Peak mining permits are required to access the at Notch Peak. Contact Brent Swanner @1-801-616-6894, Duane Gren his #’s and address are in the ad for hats & t-shirts. The permits are $25.00 per miner per year.

 

2 inch dredge $400.00 or best offer.

White’s GMT gold metal detector with many extras. $400.00

Contact Mike Willden (801) 886-1725 after 4:00 PM

 

Almost New 4 inch Keene dredge with all the extras for $2500.

Contact Marge Turner (801) 266-0337

 

Businesses

Business advertising is 1 year for $25.00

 

Chucks Detectors & Prospecting Supply

Whites Metal Detectors

“authorized dealer”

John P. Urses- Owner

1260 East Vine St. # B3

SLC Ut  84112  Phone 801-264-9347

E-mail: chucksdetectors@aol.com

 

J & J  METAL DETECTORS

MINELAB*GARRETT*TERESO*FISCHER*BOUNTY HUNTER

Customer Comes First

WE ACCAPT ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS

Tues. – Sat.  10am – 6pm

121 E Main St. (8720 S.)  Sandy

801-567-1122

 

 

 

 

Business that Donated to the UGPC

Pioneer Mining Supply

*Keene & Proline Gold Dredges* Metal Detectors*

Prospecting Equipment*

Frank & Mindy

943 Lincoln Way

Auburn Ca.  95603

(530)-8851801

(530)-885-0583 FAX

www.pioneermininng.com

Email: pmining@pioneermining.com

 

 

 

Gold Prospectors Association of America

43445 Business Park Drive

Suite 113

Temecula  Ca.  92590

Phone: (951) 699-4749

info@goldprospecots.org

 

These Businesses Support the UGPC

DO YOU SUPPORT THEM?

“SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SUPPLIER, AND THEY’LL BE THERE FOR YOU TOMORROW”