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Posted by Larry Tobey on January 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Nye Gold Seekers and the Pahrump Valley Rock Hounds voted to merge the two organizations at the first joint meeting on Monday, January 13, 2020. Motions were made and voted on to be named Rock-N-Gold.

Officers voted to continue to serve in 2021 are:


President: Don Arnold

Vice President: Larry Tobey

Secretary: Don Gockel

Treasurer: Jane Goodrow


Message from Don Arnold


May 13, 2021


Cancellation Notice!


The field trip to Goldfield and onto Gemfield scheduled for this Saturday is cancelled. A lot of the procedures for taking specimens from Gemfield have changed over the years and currently, weigh and pay as this is leased property.


The individual that was going to lead an additional side trip around Goldfield had to cancel their assistance due to scheduling conflicts.


At this point, I’d suggest you contact Bruce Wingate to ‘suggest’ other locations that you may be aware of. As summer temperatures approach, we have to keep in mind it’s not as comfortable to be out in the sunshine and it presents a problem for many of our members.

Higher elevation trip to the north (cooler temperatures) are possible but due to distance require an overnight stay in a Motel or RV Campgrounds. If these kinds of trips could be on your agenda, please express that to Bruce.


Otherwise, we will reconvene on our regularly scheduled meeting date of September 13th @ 18:00 (6 P.M.), Ruud Center corner of Basin and Hwy-160.


Be safe, travel if you can and have fun this summer!


MORE NEWS from Don Arnold...

May 15, 2021

4 of us arrived at the 40 acre Gold Claim at 09:30 and proceeded to locate and mark the 4 corners via GPS. After a lot of hiking, we zeroed in to the 5th GPS decimal and stuck our white posts. These markers cannot be seen from our parking area. Members should use the map for boundary guidance; an update will be provided soon. The very high wind gusts today made walking on rocky terrain difficult. One person fell with a face cut and me with 3 cactus thorns through the boot sole; ouch!  After one of the quads broke down, it had to be towed off the mountain. Lots of 4 legged friends watching us today.


Posted by Larry Tobey on January 17, 2020 at 6:35 PM Comments comments ()

Please mark your calendars each month for the following events:

 A group outing to the gold claim in the Johnnie area is on the second Saturday of each month, except during June, July, and August.

Our monthly meeting is held the second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Bob Ruud Community Center, 150 Hwy. 160 at the intersection of Basin Ave. (left at the third stop light coming from Las Vegas).

Annual dues for membership in the new organization are $36.00 for a household membership which includes access to the placer gold mining claim in Johnnie, access to the club-owned gold prospecting and processing equipment, access to the Rock Shop and all rock trips. Members who do not want access to the claim or gold prospecting and processing equipment, but only to the Rock Shop and trips, pay $10.00 for an individual or $15.00 for a household membership annually. Dues are collected in January of each year.

Please bring to the meeting any suggestions you may have as to where you would like to go or do for a group outing. We are open to all suggestions.

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