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NUPA NUGGETS

Mailing Address: Northern Utah Prospectors Association


P.O. Box 13301
Ogden, Utah 84412

January 2016

Northern Utah Prospectors Association

Next Meeting, Jan 27, 2016


Place: Eagles Building
Address: 975 Wall Ave, Ogden UT

Presidents Message
Well it is the start of a new year and I'm sure we are all in the
planning phase right now. Then the prep phase and then we get
to go have some fun. If there is something you would like to do
or see as a club this year bring some ideas to the meeting and we
can build a great schedule for the year. I hope to see everyone at
the meeting.

Membership
Dues
Membership dues are from January
through December. Anyone joining
after October 1 will be considered a
paid member through the next

Curtis

Gold: $1109.81
Silver: $14.22
As of Jan. 25 2016

In This Issue

Presidents message
Treasurers report
Club Facebook
Land Matters, a
new website for
prospectors
What to look for
when prospecting
Minutes from last
month
Ads

Calendar

calendar year.
New membership

$40.00

1 year Renewal

$30.00

3 Year Renewal

$85.00

Lifetime

$300.00

Mailed Newsletter

$5.00

E-mail copies of the newsletter are


included as part of membership.
Mailed newsletters add $5.00 to
renewal per year to help defray cost of
postage and printing.

Officers
2015

Treasurers Report
Checking
Balance

$ 1189.54

January 2016
Savings
Balance

$ 5085.88

President
Curtis Roche
435-723-9663
pcawood@coastalnet.com

1st Vice President


Rich Roper
801-725-0727
rr70060@gmail.com

Land MattersA new resource for prospectors


www.mylandmatters.org
Non profit organizationinfo on mines, minerals, geology, land status, mining claims, mining law, etc.

2nd Vice President


Bob Shriber
801-726-4724

Newsletter
Rich Roper
801-725-0727
rr70060@gmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer
Sheri Gaddis
801-510-2657
SheriGaddis1234@comcast.net

Parliamentarian
Dave DeHeer
Claims Director
Lonnie Fausett
John Coleman
Members at Large
Kim & Sandy
Patterson
Wendell Memmott
Charlie Green
Hal Berry

Door Prize Winners: NuggetLynda Hadley


Raffle Prize:
Pay dirtFrank Kuba
ScaleJeff Martinez
Classifier Kelly Taylor
Rubber glovesHeather Mackay
ScoopBob Schriber
Tote BagJeff Martinez
Crevace toolFrank Kuba
Small NuggetVal Lundgreen
Big NuggetBob Schriber
Quarterly NuggetLonnie Fausett
Year end NuggetLynda Hadley
Silver roundsKevan Lundgreen, Lonnie Fausett, Linda Wheelwright
Christmas NuggetsKelly Taylor, Dave Matthews, Heather Mackay,
Dave DeHeer, Leslie Colman
A UTAH GOLD PROSPECTING CLUB - THE NORTHERN UTAH
PROSPECTOR'S ASSOCIATION (NUPA):
OUR CLUB NOW HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE
http://nupagoldclub.blogspot.com/2014/07/our-club-now-has-facebook-page.html?m=1
All you need to do is sign up for a Facebook account and you can search for our club's
page. (Just look for the magnifying glass to begin your search.)
If you already have a Facebook account, just hit the "LIKE" button and you will become a
"FRIEND." If you are a friend already, then invite others you know to become a friend as
well!
When this page gets to be more popular, we can post prospecting
stories, information about prospecting/mining subjects, information on club outings, and anything else that is club related.
Please become a Friend now!

Practical Clues: What to Look for When Gold Prospecting


in the Mountains, Streams, or Desert

Simply put, gold comes from rocks. Huge rocks, in the form
of mountains, are pushed upward by heat and pressure from
deep inside the earth, and then the rocks are worn down by
wind and water. Through water erosion, gold often becomes
separated from the rocks, forming the rich placer deposits
we're all looking for.
The kind of mountains that are most likely to contain gold
have been subjected to earthquakes. Earthquakes produce
"faults" which are places where the tension of the growing
mountain became so great that part of the ground pulled
away, leaving a long scar. Locating a fault line or
"outcrops" (ordinary soil pockmarked with monoliths and low
ridges of sold rock) are important to prospectors because
these areas often point to places where minerals were thrust
into the rip in the earth during a geological event. Normal
erosion washes gold into waterways below, and gold being
heavy, settles naturally along the way on the inside edges
of bends in the stream, in whirlpools where two creeks join,
in and around natural obstructions such as rock crevices and boulders, in the roots of river plants and
trees. Gold is often found mixed with concentrated strata of fine black or red sand. Black sands that are
iron oxide are magnetic. Red sand is composed of tiny crushed garnets.
This same characteristic settling action of gold applies in the desert, too, where rivers have long since
vanished, but its outline remains. Most deserts are not completely dry all year. When it does rain, often
in torrential downpours, water rushes down the gullies or "drywashes." After a heavy rain or flash flood,
look along the dry banks as if water is still theretry to visualize how the heavy gold might be carried by
the water and where it would naturally deposit, just like in a year-round streambed.
Prospecting for gold is a bit like being a detective. The better we get at reading geologic "clues," hopefully the closer we'll come to not only finding a few flakes and nuggets, but discovering the source of the
goldan exposed vein or rich pocket of the shiny stuff. Good luck and have fun!

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Last Months Minutes


No minutes for last month, it was the Christmas dinner.
New presidency for 2016 is:
President: Curtis Roche
1st Vice President: John Coleman
2nd Vice President: Lonnie Fausett
Treasurer: Tami Matthews
Secretary: Becca Taylor

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Contact Us

January 27 2016 @ 7:00pm

Eagles Building
Address: 975 Wall Ave, Ogden UT

Newsletter Editor
Rich Roper
(801) 725-0727
rr70060@gmail.com

Visit us on the web at


www.nupainc.org

Northern Utah Prospectors Association

Northern Utah Prospectors Association


P.O. Box 13301
Ogden, Utah 84412

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