WYOMING PROSPECTORS ASSOCIATION
Wyoming Prospectors Association Officers Present Absent Officers Present Absent President: Jim Brines X Treasurer: Deb Palmer X V. President: Janiece Robinson X Secretary: Karen Schroeder X Secretary read minutes from the last club meeting, motion was made, accepted and carried to accept
P.O .Box 1269
Riverton, WY 82501
Minutes from Club Meeting held @ Church of Christ Riverton, WY
Meeting: March 12, 2016 Held @: 1pm
minutes. Treasurer read financial report. A motion was made, accepted and carried to accept report as read.
Treasurer then read correspondence received. A "Thank You" from Jacque Schmidt was received and Carl Anderson made a $20 donation to the club in memory of Jim Schmidt.
The BLM issue was discussed further. Glenn Lansberry Jr (Chip) shared updates and followups.
He mentioned that he spoke before a legislative forum where senators and congresspersons were present and felt it went well. Jerry Paxton, Stan Blake, Fred Baldwin, Joanne Dayton and Bernadine Craft were some names that came up. He thought these would be great folks to invite to one of our meetings. He mentioned there are lawsuits in play in Nevada, Utah, Idaho with several counties also pursuing legal actions but that Sweetwater County pulled out of such a process. Deb then read several articles from the Mining Journal. It was highly suggested that we "small" miners not list ourselves as "recreational miners". That may seem like a logical step but actually hurts you. There are laws on the books from the 1860's that cover small miners. Don't sell yourself short by listing yourself as a
recreational miner. The EPA is trying to stop small mining through "Pollutant Discharge" issues. However there are laws on the books (1998) that states that unless the pollutant is NOT indigenous to the area the miner/mining operation can not be charged and is not affected by the new EPA efforts.
Penni Harden has been doing some of the computer work to find the small mining districts and is
finding it difficult to get contact information. She is willing to do some of the leg work but needs ideas on where and how to proceed. Several mentioned the state historical society, also checking with our local representatives, museums, the University of Wyoming and even perhaps the MMAC all might be able to provide some ideas on where to look or how to proceed. It was mentioned that Lewiston was the first mining district, the first place gold was found in the state. One source that might be helpful is the book titled: "The Geology of Wyoming's Precious Metal Lode and Placer Deposits" by W. Dan Hausel. Many refer to it as the"bible" for us here in Wyoming. Copies can be obtained from Gold Fever Equipment & Supply (aka Les Armstrong) for $21 For those interested in getting their own subscription to the Mining Journal: Online: w ww.icmj.com, email: i firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 18314791500,
Mail: ICMJ P.O. Box 2260, Aptos, CA 950012260 It costs $27.95/year but if you go through the PLP they will donate a portion of your subscription cost to the MMAC. www.publiclandsforthepeople.org If you have questions about this process, be sure to ask Deb.
About our June outing, Les called Carl and got permission to hold the outing at the old site (aka Bridge
Buster). So we're good to go. It's time to start planning. So if you have ideas for the various raffles, let one of the board members know.
Next month's meeting on April 9th, will be held again at the Church of Christ in Riverton. Potluck
luncheon at noon with club meeting to follow at 1pm.
Meeting adjourned at 2:10pm
Karen Schroeder, Secretary
Wyoming Prospectors Association
President: Jim Brines
Treasurer: Deb Palmer
V. President: Janiece Robinson
Secretary: Karen Schroeder
Secretary read minutes from the last club meeting, motion was made, accepted and carried to accept