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Do you like to prospecting for gold, metal detecting for coins, hunting ghost towns, or other treasure hunting hobbies?


Your hobby is under assault!


Don't just sit back and let some paper-pushing bureaucrat with an environmentalist agenda close down yet another area...your area...to your hobby.



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Trivia Question

What is the "Spot Elevation"

at the indicated point on the map?


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Aerial Photos can be

a great help to

researching where to hunt.


And no matter what your passion is...

Rocks & Gems..........

...........Gold & Silver

Fossils & Shells..........

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Ghost Towns & Near Ghost Towns

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Treasure Hunting, Gold Prospecting, Ghost Town Hunting, or Metal Detecting Adventure.


Can You Really Find

Lost Treasure, Prospect for Gold, Explore Ghost Towns, and use a Metal Detector to find Relics, Coins, and Other Treasures?


Lost Treasure Stories

  • The John D. Lee Lost Mine is thought to be located in the Grand Canyon, near Lee's Ferry and the mouth of the Little Colorado River, and in sight of Vulcan's Throne.


More Information is available in

Guide to Treasure in Arizona

Buried Treasures You Can Find

Dig Here!

Some Dreams Die



Ghost Town

  • Garnet

30 miles east of Missoula


More information can be found in

Ghost Towns of Montana

Buried Treasures You Can Find

Dust in the Wind

 Lots of good websites and good info.

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Located under the bar scales is the "Contour Interval." First, let me explain the term "Contour." It's pretty obvious that the earth is not flat. Mountains cover the surface, and so, the earth has "contour." Each mountain, hill, valley, etc has its own unique contour. So a system had to be devised to tell, not only the height of the mountain, but also the shape of the mountain. For this, we use "contour lines." 


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Contour lines are those seemingly endless squiggly brown lines on the map picture. Each of these lines is drawn on an exact elevation on that "terrain feature." The distance between the lines is a representation of the vertical distance between the lines. The vertical distance between the lines is the "contour interval." In our example, the contour interval is 40 feet, which means that between each of those brown lines on the map to the one next to it is an elevation change of 40 feet. But, is it 40 feet up or down? We will get more into this later.



February 2015

6-8Gem FairePlacer County Fairgrounds, Roseville, CAGemFaire
7-8Gold ShowPomona Fairplex, Pomona, CAGPAA
7-8Central Brevard Rock & Gem Club Annual ShowKiwanis Recreation Center, Merritt Island, FLCentral Brevard Rock & Gem Club
7-8Rock & Gem ShowOak Harbor Senior Center, Oak Harbor, WAWhidbey Island Gem Club
13-15Annual Rock & Gem ShowKirkwood Community Center, Kirkwood, MOCabin Fever Productions
13-15Annual Rock & Gem ShowOregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OROregon Agate and Mineral Society
13-22Annual Mineral & Gem ShowRiverside County Fair & National Date Festival, Indio, CASan Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society
1425th Annual Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil ShowShow Place Arena, Upper Marlboro, MDSouthern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club
14-1522nd Annual James Campbell Memorial Gem, Mineral and Fossil ShowNew York State Museum, Albany, NYCapital District Mineral Club
20-22Gem FaireEarl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CAGemFaire
21-2249th Annual Spring Jewelry, Gem, & Rock ShowSkyline High School, Mesa, AZApache Junction Rock and Gem Club
21-22Winter BazaarMaplewood Rock & Gem Clubhouse, Edmonds, WAMaplewood Rock & Gem Club
21-22Annual Gem ShowExpo Idaho, Boise, IDIdaho Gem Club
21-22Annual Rock & Mineral ShowFarm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces, NMFarm & Ranch Heritage Museum
21-22Annual ShowContra Costa County Fairgrounds, Antioch, CAAntioch Lapidary Club
28Annual ShowFPC of Lakeland, Lakeland, FLBone Valley Gem, Mineral and Fossil Society
27 Feb - 1 MarGem FaireOC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, CAGemFaire
28 Feb - 1 MarThe Spring BlingSolano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo, CAVallejo Gem and Mineral Society
28 Feb - 1 Mar2015 Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelrty ShowState Fairgrounds, Jackson, MSMississippi Gem and Mineral Society
28 Feb - 1 MarThe Great San Francisco Crystal FairFort Mason Center, San Francisco, CAThe Pacific Crystal Guild
28 Feb - 1 Mar2015 Gem, Mineral & Jewelry ShowPickering Barn, Issaquah, WAEast King Co Rock Club
28 Feb - 1 MarAnnual ShowOllie Liner Center, Plainview, TXHi Plains Gem and Mineral Soxiety
28 Feb - 1 MarGold ShowMesa Convention Center, Mesa, CAGPAA

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March 2015

7-8Gold ShowSan Joaquin Fair, Stockton, CAGPAA
7-853rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Lapidary & Fossil ShowVentura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CAVentura Gem & Mineral Society
14-1549th Annual Jewelry & Rock ShowStanislaus County Fairgrounds, Turlock, CAMotherlode Mineral Society
21-2216th Annual Gold & Treasure ShowKootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d'Alene, IDGold Fever Prospecting Supply

56th Annual Gem, Jewelry, and Mineral Show

Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Spokane, WASpokane Rock Rollers Club

Gold Show

Portland Expo Center, Portland, ORGPAA
28-29Northern Cal's Largest Gem & Mineral ShowRoseville Fairgrounds, Roseville, CARoseville Rock Rollers

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