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2016 GPAA-LDMA Gold Mining Outings 7-Day
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Keith Perron
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15 Dec 2015 02:19 PM
Just signed up for my first outing, going to be at Burnt River in the spring, the wife and I are so excited to begin camping with a purpose. Yippee
Brad Lamb
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17 Dec 2015 07:20 AM
Posted By Keith Perron on 15 Dec 2015 02:19 PM
Just signed up for my first outing, going to be at Burnt River in the spring, the wife and I are so excited to begin camping with a purpose. Yippee

 amen to that!

Dominic Ricci
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17 Dec 2015 09:34 AM
What a great response to members calling in and getting signed up for next years outings. I can't wait to be out in the dirt having fun! Let all your fellow miners know to call in and sign up.

Outing hotline is 951-375-3320
Dominic Ricci
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17 Dec 2015 02:41 PM
Outing Participants and Outing Wanna-Be’s . . .

If you are a Facebook user, please log onto this page for outing information and updates.

https://www.facebook.com/LDMACAMPS/events

We are looking forward to seeing you at the outings. We believe that you are going to be thrilled with
the new experience of the 7 Day Gold Mining Outings.

Jeff Martin
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20 Dec 2015 07:42 PM
Hopefully for some will still have the 3 to 4 day outings? 7 days more than once a year is hard to do for some.
Dominic Ricci
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21 Dec 2015 11:10 AM
Hi Jeff,
We will be working with GPAA Chapters and Manufactures to host "Events" at LDMA Camps which will be 2+ days. Stanton will have a New Years Eve event as well that will be 3 or 4 days. We will announce as they are confirmed.

Hope to see you playing in the dirt soon.
NANCY TERWILLIGER
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21 Dec 2015 03:13 PM
I think change comes hard to some people and this is a big change for everyone! That being said, 7 day outings make sense. If you are traveling any considerable distance, why not maximize your time at the destination? 7 day outings allow for more time for socializing, lectures, field trips for what (and where) to look for gold in that camps particular area, hands on demonstrations like metal detecting, and yes even time for each individual participant to use their own equipment running dirt. Individual camps can still have mini outings on their own if they have the interest. I have a feeling that there will be some fun in our future. What members will get out of the new format will all depend on what they put into it.
Jeff Martin
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21 Dec 2015 06:33 PM

Points below are well taken, and it is clear you have the members interest at heart.  We in the LDMA/GPAA are like a family, what is best for the family is what has to happen. 

But, I don't think "change is hard" has much to do with it.    Or it will be what the members make it.  Members make every outing a success. 

It is more like some of the working people may only have limited weeks off in a year and 7 day outing would limit some of us (like my family) to one outing a year, due to the length of time required off of work. With these time restraints if other than Stanton due to travel, we won't be able to make more than 1 LDMA outing.  A choice of which is what we will have to make.

Issue is a 7 day outing is not 7 days off.  One must have one or more days for travel to the outing and one must have one or more days to travel from the outing. Can and will be 6, 7 or more days of vacation for anything out of Arizona for those in our situation.  This would exclude Stanton. 

I do agree a 7 day format will allow more time for free time and some other activities.  The current 3 to 4 day format currently allows some of us the chance to attend more than one outing a year, allows plenty of time for socializing and community dig times, and some close exploring and prospecting.  Not saying I would enjoy more free time at some of the sites.  Being a member of the LDMA allows us as members more time at a site anyway if we choose.  

Do, Please consider to add or have a 3 or 4 day option for those with limited time.  More than a once a year trip is nice, we do enjoy attending 2 or more outings a year.  The new format is a limiter for us in our situation, may or may not affect others.   

Will be interesting to see if attendance and participation at outings, increases or decreases after a year of 7 day outings.  

What works and benefits the LDMA is what needs to happen.  Understand we may not always like it (speaking for myself and family), but we will support it, if it is the right thing to do for the LDMA, GPAA. 

Just some food for thought.

 

 

 

  

BRIAN CUTLER
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04 Jan 2016 04:27 PM
I agree with Jeff. My wife and I have in the past combined the Scott Bar and Burnt Rivers in one trip as have many others we know. When they are scheduled a week apart it makes the 500+ mile trip between them an easy trip. Having to do it basically overnight towing a trailer seems a little much. I do like the ides of longer "digs"

Brian Cutler
RICHARD MOEBIUS
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06 Jan 2016 07:10 PM

Dominic...even though I am a Back-Easter and do read the Pick & Shovel, I think it would be good to hear the no BS skinny on the prospects for dredging...shoot, even any form of prospecting/mining in your part of the country!  Doesn't have to be a "lecture", but just a topic of discussion at the outing! Sounds pretty grim and not a lot of hope for a resolution to our liking!  Seems like we can't compete with the bucks from the deep pocketed special interests...money seems to trump common sense and facts!

Dick

Tim Leibel
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07 Jan 2016 06:04 AM
Has anyone learned the cost for the new outings?
Dominic Ricci
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07 Jan 2016 07:43 AM
Dick - Welcome to the LDMA family. I was at the Stanton new Year's Outing when you joined. We appreciate you and hope to see you playing in the dirt.GPAA/LDMA tries to keep members updated through our publications (The Pick & Shovel Gazette is dedicated to "hard news" and mining issues across the country is there a reason you do not read it?), The Nugget email newsletter, our facebook page and of course the GPAA website. If you have a speciffic concept/idea that doesn't fit where we already post things, please let me know.
Dominic Ricci
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07 Jan 2016 07:50 AM
Tim - Cost of new 7-day outings ...

LDMA members $150

GPAA members $250

Non-Members $350 (includes a 2-year GPAA membership)

The cost includes the Welcome Dinner on Sunday night and the Miners Dinner on Friday night

Also participants will have access to a "community" pile of material to run on their own time plus many other fun social activities.

If one has "non-Participants" with them, they can purchase the Welcome Dinner and the Miners Dinner.
Tim Leibel
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07 Jan 2016 11:13 AM
That price is amazing Dominic. Thank you for sharing it.
JERE CLEMENTS
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07 Jan 2016 11:13 AM
Dick, You are wise to keep up with the struggles the miners are facing here in the west because the same tactics will be used and spread east. The reality is that the miners are winning key judgments, but this infuriates the enviro's and the politicians so they come up with another layer of regulations. All these actions are just stall tactics, which works very well, how long has the dredging ban been so far?

There is a court date on January 20th in San Bernardino aimed at "settlement" of the dredging ban. There is actually some evidence to be hopeful that the miners will prevail. The Karuk tribe has "settled" (for $350,000 paid by Fish and Wildlife of tax payer money, ya,,,, that pissed off a lot of the miners in the fight) and dropped out of the case. Way too much going on behind the scenes to go into here.

If you want to keep up to date look for articles by Brad Jones he keeps on top of things. Western Mining Alliance is a small group at the head of the fight (they the main party in the Jan. 20th hearing) and their website is very informative.

AMRA will get the info out the fastest, mostly through facebook. Shannon will be at almost all of the 2016 GPAA spring Gold Shows and should have a lecture at all he is attending. Or stop by the AMRA booth get him started and then try to shut him up!

Hope this helps, Jere.
Robert Scarborough
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07 Jan 2016 02:25 PM
How about a modified 7-day event. Divide it up into a 3-4 day section for some who can't make the full
7 day run. Then add an optional 4-3 day add on to make a full 7 day run.
Sort of like the old "3 day, 5 day" event?
Or how about a 10 day extravaganza ? How much dirt is too much for the hi bankers?
I don't think I could make it through 10 days of non-stop fun?
I also think my wife might forget what I look like after 10 days.

P O R - Press On Regardless
Leo Lorenz
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07 Jan 2016 03:49 PM
How about a 20 day "blue light" special, split into 10 days each, with a gold split on every other 4 days?
NANCY TERWILLIGER
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07 Jan 2016 06:30 PM
I'm kinda excited about the new format. It is going to take a little bit to work out all the details but it sounds like fun. It seems to me (my opinion only) that this format gets us back to the Buzzards original idea of getting together with other like minded individuals for camaraderie, fun, education, and of course a little gold. Yes it will be harder to get from Scott River to Burnt River but it doable. It does make travel from a distance a little harder to take the time off of work but you would have 1-2 days on the weekend. The kitchen crews are already planning on how to accommodate participants at expanded outings and I know they have some yummy meals planned! Where else can you go camping that you don't have to cook most of you meals and then have to wash the dishes? Leo I like your idea of a "Blue light special" . Maybe that could be something a camp could do on their own in place of the second outing a year at a camp. Maybe it could also incorporate a couple of half days to upgrade the facilities at some of the camps. I know at least one that needs a fresh coat of paint. There is no reason that camps cannot have their own events -- like Stanton at New Years. Keep the ideas coming. . .
Tim Leibel
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07 Jan 2016 08:13 PM
I am really looking forward to it. Can't wait to make some new friends and see the old ones. Also planning a few practical jokes 😚
RICHARD MOEBIUS
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08 Jan 2016 01:29 PM

Thanks Jere, good amplifying info!  As I had mentioned, I have been reading the P & S articles, however knowing how articles for the rags are normally written, there generally is a "story behind the story" that doesn't come out in the articles!  That was the gist of my comment to Dominic for maybe some "further" discussion at our gatherings.  If there is no other story to tell or pertinent amplifications, then that's OK too.

 

Will be looking forward to something good coming from the 20 Jan court date!  Will also check out the recommended web sites!
Thanks Again,
Dick

RICHARD MOEBIUS
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08 Jan 2016 01:40 PM

Dominic,

    As I mentioned in my initial note, I DO READ the P & S.  My though was that in printed stories there usually is either a "story behind the story" or additional amplifying information that doesn't make the press, but lends insight to understanding both sides of the issue.  In this case, didn't know if there was any such things that could/might be passed on to member at the outings.  If the P & S articles are complete and there is nothing more to offer, then OK but that was my though to the initial comment to you.
Let's hope the 20 Jan court date goes well!

See ya in Sept at Loud Mine...already signed up for me, Cous' Al and my wife Nina,
Dick

OBTW, membership package just arrived yesterday with the X-Terra 705 Gold Pack. Thank You!   On my first outing in the yard I found 2 nails, a spent 22 lead bullet, another piece of trash, AND one of my property markers I have been looking for!

CLAYTON MITCHELL
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09 Jan 2016 12:32 PM
Will there be any outings during the summer June/July? This would be easier for families to try and make it when school is out. Couldn't find on site if so. Thanks!
Paul Louly
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11 Jan 2016 05:18 PM

You can find updated information on all the upcoming LDMA Outings on the Official Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/LDMACAMPS/events?key=events

You don't have to have a Facebook account to see the info, only one to comment and say you are going or interested in going.

 

Call 951-375-3320 for more information and to register for any of the events.

 

Happy prospecting!

Paul

Susan Mac Gregor
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13 Jan 2016 10:03 AM

What is the feasibility of staying in a Baker City hotel for the Burnt River event?

Obviously it would be a total city slicker move but it's only about a half hour from Durkee.

I have a car guy buddy in Nampa and he says perfect timing for weather and bugs...etc, etc!! Phil

Dominic Ricci
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13 Jan 2016 10:28 AM
YES! Phil and Susan you most definatly can stay in a motel/hotel in Baker City. It's about a 25 to 30 min drive and there always seems to be a few people that do that at each outing. You are required to stop at the Safeway Grocery store and bring me a Starbucks each morning.
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