CGPC PRESIDENT MESSAGE JULY 4TH 2021

Comstock Gold Prospectors                                                                JULY 4TH 2021

Post Office Box 207891

Reno, Nevada 89515

 

CLUB PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

 

Greetings Members!

I hope the summer finds you all in good spirits and good health.

I have just a few items I’d like to address briefly.

It’s that time of year when the Club’s annual paperwork is about to come due. The Club still has 8 or 10 claims for which we have not received any Assessment Reports. If you’ve been out to any of the claims, please take a few minutes to send us a report. We can accept reports sent through the website, we will have copies of the form available at our next meeting, you may email any member of the Board, or even mail a report to our PO Box. While the Club makes a form available, we don’t require it; a brief description of the work done, number or hours, and names of members working is sufficient. I cannot over-emphasize how important Assessment Repots are to the Club’s operations. They are absolutely vital to filing the Small Miner’s Waiver with the BLM; the Club would never be able to maintain the number of claims we have available to our members without the Small Miner’s Waiver.

I’d also like to take a moment to remind everyone to stay safe while out in the field. KOLO has reported that a prospector died in an accident near Olinghouse. I’ve already had a face to face encounter with a rattlesnake while working on the Yuba. I expect more animal encounters as the wildlife moves towards water as the dry spell intensifies through the summer. Please stay aware of your surroundings, and please stay hydrated during the summer heatwaves.

Water levels in California are lower than I’ve ever seen them at this time of year. Obviously this is a big problem for the state, but a silver lining for us is that sections of river that may not have been accessible to us in the past may become available this year. I have my eye on one particular bedrock outcrop that is typically submerged, and I’m hoping to work it this fall.

With that, I’d like to wish you all happy summer, and full pans to all of you!

Justin Shaw