Utah Gold Prospectors Club

3535 S.  Byde-A-Wyle Road

W.V.C.   Utah   84119


















****Attention Members****

For the March meeting, we will be showing a DVD on the "river rocker box" by Jack Swick.   We will also be determining the specific dates for our large 2008 outings.  The April meeting will be the first official meeting as a GPAA chapter.  Dr. Mike Nelson from the U of U dept. of Mining and ND Engineering will give the talk on improving your gold recovery in your sluice boxes.



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March 2008   Volume: 23      Issue: 3

Club Officers for 2008


Phil Yadanza

Phone: (801) 965-1662

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Vice President

Dennis Farnsworth

Phone: (801) 254-8247

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Boyd Pickering

Phone: (801) 957-0949


Jim Walsh

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Charles Murray

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Carl Littlefield

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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.



Febuary’s Winners Corner

Gold Nugget

Duane Gren

Bill Carr

Russ Carson

General Drawing

Joseph Hutchings *

Joseph C Hutchins

Robert Hansen

Kee Johnson

Dave Kuipers

Mary Cutler

Name Tags

Kee Johnson

Jeff Morris

Clay Johnson

Dave Cutler

R. long

V. Akkerman

Bill Carr

Jim Gellet

Joseph J. Hutchins

Shane Didericksen

Magie HumntI???

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Joseph C.Hutchins

Adam Carr


Linn Hutchins

Mickey McCloed?

Cammilia Colledge

Joseph Hutchins

Mike Cook


Dennis Farnsworth

John Hargreaves

Mel Carson

Wayne Dairin

Dan Cameren

John Polzin

Boyd Pickering

Mary Cutler

Brian Davies

Ron Ross

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Jack Moulton

Steve Smith

Delvin Didericksen



*Indicates multi-prize winner


 Meeting Dates for 2008

Mar.18, April 15, May 20, June 17,  July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16.

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 2008

To Be Announced


Presidents Message: 

Well, the year is off to a good start and the club seems to be in really good shape this year, for whatever that's going to happen. If gold keep's going as high as it has, competition

going to be huge up in the mountains when we go prospecting.  So lets all be safe out there. Last meeting we had 83 attending, with $1652.45 in net donations. Great job everyone.

A great big welcome to all the new members that had joined the club last meeting, 7or 8 I think. Gary Warrner has volunteered for the position of ticket drawing please show him

 support by buying tickets at the meeting from him. Again the Christmas raffle box is out and tickets can be applied to that for the Christmas party. The position for claims and

excursions is still up for grabs. A vote was brought up at the officer's meeting to allow the new claims person to have a small gas allocation, which will go toward our assessment work

at the end of the year. A final note on this at the next meeting. The clubs claim guide will no longer have the yearly date upon it, due to the fact that it doesn't change that much from

 year to year. As far as the main outing's go for this year, this is how they will be laid out. May will be Notch Peak, June will be the picnic, July will be Silver City and Sept will be Little

 Sevier. If any member have a place that might be claimed up as a club claim please come forward and let us know. The more claims that the club has to offer the more appealing the club

will be. The club got more shirts made up in sizes of large and 2x large. I think the club needs a signature shirt for the club meetings a shirt that will be recognized that it’s us. A couple

of black shirts were printed that are very appealing to the eye. A sort vote and discussion of this at the meeting. As for the speakers.  Here is the line up for the next meeting and the

 next few months, so mark you calendars for the up coming events. For the march meeting the will be a dvd on the "river rocker box" by Jack Swick, something to make until the snow

disappears and it warms up. The April meeting will be the official meeting as gpaa meeting due to the excellent speaker we will have. Dr. Mike Nelson from the U of  U dept. of Mining

 and ND Engineering. Will give the talk on improving your gold recovery in your sluice boxes. And for May will be Darrell Smith on the Bigfoot theory. He will have a documentary that

 has been made that will be released at the Sundance film Festival this summer. So please mark theses dates. I guess that's all for now and gold hit $992. And for the golden rule o'well.

If anything was missed we will pick it up at the next meeting.
                                                                    Thanks again, Philip

True Tales:

The 49ers and Other Argonauts

The year 1848 started out looking like it would be fairly quiet. The United States was recovering from a depression. A war with Mexico had been fought and won. The fur trade and its

once-great empire was well into its decline. The Oregon Question, briefly threatening a third war between the United States and Great Britain, had been settled diplomatically. Mormons

were en route to Utah. Farmers were en route to Oregon. The pace of national life had slowed down.
Enter Johann Augustus Sutter, a Swiss immigrant to Mexican California. In 1839, he had convinced the Spanish governor that he was a minor European nobleman and so conned his

way into ownership of a rancho in the Sacramento valley. He had become a successful farmer and herder, and he aspired to making his fortune as master of an agricultural empire. To

this end, he hired James Marshall, an emigrant from New Jersey by way of Oregon, to oversee the construction of a sawmill. On January 24th, 1848, Marshall was inspecting a ditch

when he noticed flecks of gold in the mud.
Despite efforts to keep it a secret, word got out. Oregonians heard about the discovery in July, when the brig Honolulu dropped anchor in the Columbia and tried to buy out Fort

Vancouver's mining supplies under the pretext of supplying coal miners. The East Coast heard about the gold strike in August. Newspaper headlines proclaimed "GOLD! Gold from

the American River!" in huge letters across the top of every front page in the eastern states. Success stories abounded: two prospectors dug out $17,000 worth of the precious metal

 in a single season; others dug up nuggets worth over $5000 in just two months of prospecting. The first dependable account of the magnitude of the gold strike to reach the East was

delivered to the War Department in November, when an officer brought back 230 ounces of gold in a tea caddy. By the end of the year, the whole world knew.
Californians, of course, got a head start to the gold fields. Then came Oregonians, Mormons, and Hawaiians. Miners from around the world, including South America, Australia, and

China, were welcomed at first, but later taxed or driven out.
The gold rush from the East was delayed until the spring of 1849, when the overland trails were again passable. That year, tens of thousands of 49ers poured into California. Some came

 by ship around Cape Horn, or took a packet ship to Central America, crossed the isthmus of Panama by mule train, and booked passage up the West Coast to San Francisco. These

were the preferred routes for 49ers from the East and Gulf Coasts; for those in the American heartland, or who lacked boat fare, the California Trail was the way west.
For most historians, the California Trail started at Fort Hall: when wagon trains reached the Raft River just past Fort Hall, they found a sign on the right that read, "To Oregon," and on

the left was a pile of gold-colored rocks, probably fool's gold, marking the trail to California. (A modern anecdote says when the parties reached the sign, they formed committees to

discuss alternatives. Those who were able to reach consensus went to California; those who could read the sign went to Oregon. Californians, of course, tell this joke the other way

Like the Oregon Trail, the California Trail is not to be confused with the trail to California. There is a difference: each emigrant, prospector, or farmer had his own trail to California. It

started at their old home and ended at their new one. Along the way, they followed a well used (and later, often shortcutted) trail commonly known as the California Trail.
As an emigrant road, the California Trail is exactly as old as the Oregon Trail. The 1841 Bidwell-Bartleson Party got as far as Fort Hall when half of the California-bound party decided to

 start their farms in the Oregon Country, instead. In the following years, most emigrants were headed to Oregon, hence the popular name Oregon Trail for the entire route. However, all

that changed when gold way.
The main trunk of the California Trail cut off at the Raft River in Idaho near the City of Rocks, angled southwest to the Humboldt River near Elko, Nevada, and followed the river past

Winnemucca to its demise in Humboldt Lake. Crossing Humboldt and Carson Sinks, overlanders picked up the Truckee River, passed the present-day site of Reno, and crested the

Sierras at Donner Pass. This put them in the Bear River basin, which empties into the Feather and Sacramento Rivers.
Always in a hurry, gold seekers took many cutoffs. Many bypassed Fort Bridger by using Sublette's Cutoff to Wyoming's Bear River. Some took Hudspeth's Cutoff straight from the

Bear River to the California Trail, bypassing Fort Hall. Lansford Hastings recommended taking the Mormon Trail from Fort Bridger to Salt Lake City, circling south of the lake, crossing

the Great Salt Desert, and joining the California Trail near Elko. Following Hastings' advice led the Reed-Donner Party across the Bonneville salt flats to its gruesome fate in the high

Sierras, but later travelers improved the trail and rendered the route serviceable. Some gold rushers lessened the hardship of Hastings' route by going north around the lake. A popular

cutoff that became so heavily trafficked as to become the main branch of the trail was the Carson Pass Trail, which left the Donner Pass route at Carson Sink, picked up the Carson River, passed Carson City, crossed the Sierras south of Lake Tahoe, and went through the gold fields of Placerville to the American River and Sutter's Fort.
Much of the gold in California was discovered before the 49ers even arrived. Still, many stayed in California to farm, ranch, or open shops. Most who found gold did not make millions

 overnight but worked from sunup to sundown for $20 a day -- which was still a sight better than the dollar-a-day pay that was typical back East.
Life in the gold fields was unlike anywhere else in the country. Camps sprang up overnight. Cabins consisted of tents or old blankets tossed over a wood frame. Dirty, muddy streets

 filled with garbage and sewage, and outbreaks of diseases such as smallpox and malaria were common.
With so much wealth suddenly entering circulation, costs skyrocketed as merchants rushed to cash in on their own bonanza. Flour sold for $400 a barrel, sugar $4 a pound, and whiskey

 $20 a quart. Miners spent gold as fast as they found it. They drank, gambled, and danced with each other to Stephen Foster's popular song "Oh, Susanna."
Gamblers, saloon keepers, merchants, prostitutes, and lawyers preyed on the mostly male communities. The only real buildings in boom towns were the saloons, and the only women

 worked in the dance halls. There was no rule of law in mining camps, and robbery, murder, and violence became common. Vigilant committees were formed, and judges called "alcaldes"

 were elected to keep the peace.
Sacramento, San Francisco, and Stockton boomed as merchants sold out their supply of picks, shovels, knives, pans, skillets, canteens, and tents. In 1850, San Francisco was a jungle

of tents and wood shacks. Its harbor was fairly littered with deserted ships. That year a fire leveled much of San Francisco, but there was so much money floating around that no one

did much more than pause to take a breath before commencing the town's reconstruction.
Those 49ers who went bust in California had many opportunities to search for gold elsewhere. There was a rush every year from 1850 to 1873 as strikes were made throughout the west.

 This was the era of boom towns such as Virginia City, Boulder, Carson City, Boise, and Denver.
From 1851 to 1858, there were strikes in southern Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Nevada. Then came 1859, a banner year for mineral strikes. In Nevada, "Old Virginia" Finney and "Old

 Pancake" Comstock discovered a true motherlode: the famed Comstock Lode outside Virginia City. Miners brought out a million dollars a month in silver and gold during the peak of

production in Virginia City. Meanwhile, other miners headed for Colorado with "Pike's Peak or Bust" painted on their wagon bonnets (about half of them later left under the slogan

"Busted, by God"). From 1860 to 1864, rushes were on in Idaho and Montana as strikes there lured miners north. One monstrous nugget found in the vicinity of Helena, Montana,

weighed 175 ounces.
In 1873, gold was discovered on sacred Sioux land in South Dakota's Black Hills. The Sioux refused to vacate their reservation, and the US government, despite promises to the

contrary, did little to discourage prospectors from invading the reservation. By 1876, thousands of miners were in the Black Hills and another round of war with the Sioux had begun.
The last great strike in the lower 48 states was at Cripple Creek, Colorado, in 1891. As each gold rush cooled off and the metal became harder to find, individual prospectors left for

greener pastures and mining was left to big business backed by Eastern money interests. Dynamite came to America in 1868, a boon to prospectors and mining companies alike.

However, the vastly

 more destructive technique of placer mining was used where the terrain allowed for it. Aided by high-pressure pumps that could kill a person with the powerful stream of water they

produced, men channeled streams, opened sluiceways, and literally washed entire hillsides out to sea in their search for gold.
It is estimated that during the first five years of the California Gold Rush, $276 million in gold was dug out, panned, or otherwise brought to light by hand. In the next five years, the

mining companies with all their manpower and heavy machinery were able to uncover only $220 million in gold.
To some, the California Trail was the road to sudden wealth and prosperity; to many more, it was only a road to poverty and hardship. Within a few years, it was being used in reverse

 for the long trip home -- or, for those who had been hit hard by gold fever, for the considerably shorter trip to the silver mines of Nevada or the gold fields of Colorado. This article

and others like can be found at http://www.endoftheoregontrail.org/road2oregon/sa24goldrush.html


Helpful Hints:

Special Gold Deposits

Gold Placers:


Placer deposits early provided man with the first samples of gold and since that time have accounted for a large production of the metal. If we include the Witwatersrand and other quartz-pebble conglomerates as fossil placers or modified fossil placers, then the placer type of deposit has provided more than two-thirds of man's store of gold.

Before proceeding further certain terms with respect to placers should be defined.

The term 'placer' is evidently of Spanish derivation and was used by the early Spanish miners in both North and South America as a name for gold deposits found in the sands and gravels of streams. Originally, it seems to have meant 'sand bank' or 'a place in a stream where gold was deposited'. While many other terms have been coined for deposits in weathered residuum and alluvium none is quite as succinct and expressive as 'placer'.

The terminology of the zone or stratum containing an economic concentration of gold in eluvial and alluvial placers is varied. We shall use the miner's term 'pay streak', which is commonly used in Canada and the United States. Other English terms in use include 'pay gravel', 'pay sand', 'pay dirt', 'pay wash', 'pay channel', 'pay lead', 'run of gold', 'gutter' and 'wash dirt'.

The tenor of pay streaks or of placer gold gravels and sands, in general, is referred to by the value (in ounces, grams, pennyweights, or in any unit of currency) per cubic yard or meter, per running length (foot or meter) of channel, per surface unite of cross-section, or per unit of surface (square foot or meter); also occasionally in bonanzas by dollars or some other unit of currency per pan. Note that placer deposits can be worked whose gold content is as low as 0.1 ppm.

The pay streaks of placer deposits may rest on or near bedrock or on some stratum above bedrock. The bedrock in placer deposits is commonly referred to as the 'true bottom', although the term is little used today. When the streaks rest on a well-defined stratum of sand, gravel, or clay above the bedrock they are said to be on a 'false bottom'.

Placers have been variously categorized, but here we shall use a simple nomenclature based upon whether the placers are formed by concentration of gold in situ over or in the immediate vicinity of primary deposits, namely 'residual' or 'eluvial placers', or by agencies that have concentrated the gold in the near vicinity or at some distance from the primary source. In the latter category we recognize 'alluvial', 'beach' and 'aeolian placers'. The terms 'saprolite' or 'saprolitic placer' were formerly used for certain types of eluvial placers, mainly in the eastern United States.

Eluvial, alluvial, beach and aeolian placers may become buried after their formation and are sometimes referred to as 'buried placers'.

These placers may be buried under:

  • volcanic deposits as in California and Australia;
  • glacial deposits as in Canada and Russia;
  • talus and other slope deposits;
  • aeolian deposits as in Australia;
  • alluvial sands and gravels;
  • marine and lacustrine deposits.


The gold in auriferous placers may come from one or more of the following sources:

  • Auriferous quartz veins and other types of gold-bearing deposits
  • Auriferous sulphide impregnation zones, porphyry copper deposits.
  • Auriferous polymetallic deposits.
  • Slightly auriferous quartz stringers, blows and veins in schists, gneisses and various other rocks.
  • Various slightly auriferous minerals such as pyrite and other sulphides in graphitic schists and other rocks.
  • Slightly auriferous conglomerates, quartzites and other rocks.
  • Old placers (palaeo-placers).

It should be noted that the geological history of productive placers is frequently complex, much more so than the sequence:

  • primary vein or lode source.
  • eluvial gold placer.
  • alluvial gold placer. Often an intermediate collector of gold is involved, mainly auriferous conglomerates, quartzites, etc. A number of variants are recognized in the lode-placer sequence as follows:

(a) lode - deluvial placer - interceptor - alluvial placer,
(b) lode - interceptor - alluvial placer,
(c) interceptor - alluvial placer.

The primary agent that produces the various types of gold placer is weathering; a process that involves numerous complex chemical reactions. Three things may happen to gold in primary deposits:

1.       The gangue minerals may be disintegrated and leached away, leaving the gold relatively untouched; the gold may remain in situ in the oxidized zones or pass into eluvial and alluvial placers;

2.       The gold may be dissolved and carried far away from the deposits in which case no placers are formed; or


The dissolved gold may be wholly or partly reprecipitated on nuclei of gold in the residuum or on similar nuclei as they are moved along in the alluvium of streams, rivers, beaches, etc. The last process is largely responsible for nuggets. This article can be found at  www.e-goldprospecting.com

Interesting Sidelines:



Winter Quarters - Hidden Loot in a

Ghost Town

By Chuck Zehnder


There’s gold in them thar hills!” was a cry a few years ago regarding Winter Quarters, a Utah ghost town and mining camp. That cry came years after Winter Quarters was abandoned and for reasonable cause. First, a little history of the town.


Coal mined at Winter Quarters was the first coal mine in Utah and was first opened by George Matson in the spring of 1875.


“When we arrived in Pleasant Valley, later the site of Winter Quarters, we started right in to survey Pleasant Valley township and later we did assessment work on the claims.



Winter Quarters, Utah, 1900

Winter Quarters, Utah in 1900, photo by

George Edward Anderson.


Phil Beard, John Nelson and I started No. 1 tunnel and drove the first hundred feet into the hillside. Later, thousands of tons of coal were hauled out of this entry. I helped dig from the five-foot vein, the first load of coal ever shipped out of the valley,” so said Matson in an Aug. 23, 1928 issue of The Sun newspaper, published at Price."

The high mountain ghost town in extreme northwestern Carbon County, became known as Winter Quarters because John Nelson and Abram Taylor wintered there in 1875 to hold the claim they had filed.

Two years later a group of men from Sanpete County came over the mountain to begin the town and continually work the mine. They intended to leave before winter, but an early snowstorm trapped the men. When their supplies ran out in February 1878, they the walked out to the north, eventually reaching the town of Tucker (now a ghost town and rest stop) in Spanish Fork Canyon.

When the great tonnage of coal in the mountain was known, more people began moving into the burgeoning town. As more and more coal was mined, the need for a railroad became apparent. Some of the residents got together and bought out a dry goods firm in the east and paid railroad workers with clothing and fabrics.

That old railroad bed is now a dirt road leading from the Tucker rest area on US-6 up the mountain onto what is known today as Skyline Drive and then down into Pleasant Valley. The railroad became known as the Calico Line.

May Day, 1900, started out with a clear sun shinning up the valley into the town as 303 miners headed up to the mine portal. This mine was considered one of the safest in the country and had been inspected by Gomer Thomas, state mine inspector, on March 8.


But at 10:15 a.m. everyone in the mountain town felt the ground shake. Some people thought someone had fired off an explosion to celebrate Dewey Day. Soon, the horrible truth spread through the town like wildfire. A giant explosion had occurred in the mine.


Mothers and daughters were seen hurrying toward the mine portal, “faces blanched with fear, hoping against hope that their loved ones in some way had escaped. Soon the realization came that the miners were caught – caught like rats in a trap with no chance of escape,” reported Charles Madsen in his account of the disaster.



Wasatch Store in Winter Quarters, Utah

After the mining disaster caskets broght in from Salt Lake City and Denver were unloaded at the Wasatch Store in Winter Quarters, Utah. Photo courtesy Utah State Historical Society.


When rescue and recovery teams were finally able to enter the horizontal shafts, they found “men piled in heaps, burned beyond recognition. The bodies were removed as fast as possible and the school, the church and other available buildings were requisitioned as morgues.

When the accounting was done, 104 had escaped, seven of them seriously injured, and 199 killed in the mine blast. The town was 28 years from being a total ghost town.

When Pleasant Valley Coal Company opened mines at Castle Gate, far below Pleasant Valley, it spelled the end of the long-haul operations at Winter Quarters. Production decreased steadily and in 1928 the mine was closed and the town abandoned.


For many years the buildings stood mute in that mountain valley: windows boarded shut, roof shingles slowly slipping and walls rotting into dust. The school no longer heard the sounds of children laughing and there was no need for a janitor to clean the spring-time mud from the floors.

Eventually the buildings collapsed or were torn down by scavengers and today only grass-covered foundations remain of what was Utah's first coal camp. No industrial sounds in the quiet valley today, only a bubbling stream and the clicking of mule deer hooves on the rocks. But is that all that remains?

Speculation over the years about buried gold has frequently come into conversations about the mining town.

There is no question about the miners being paid in gold and silver coins. Just three years earlier, Butch Cassidy and Elza Lay had robbed the Pleasant Valley payroll when the money arrived by train. Their loot was $7,000 in gold double eagles. They dropped $700 in silver.

Couple that payroll with the fact that there was no bank at Winter Quarters and it is easy to see how many believe some of those miners had cached gold coins among the rocks or under fence posts behind their homes on the valley side. If they had not told wives of the cache, knowledge of it died with the miners that May Day in 1900.

Some have looked over the years for lost gold in the old town site. None has ever reported finding some.

Can it be that the ghosts of those miners stand watch over buried gold double eagles?



©Chuck Zehnder, Added July, 2007



About the Author: Chuck Zehnder, who now works as the Dean of Campus Ministries at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri, lived in Carbon County, Utah several years ago. In 1984 he published the book A Guide to Carbon County Coal Camps and Ghost Towns (now out of print.) This article can be found at:



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