MINUTES OF THE WYOMING PROSPECTORS ASSCOIATION
Meeting was held at Western Wyoming College in Rock Springs March 8,
2003 at 1:00pm.
Randy called meeting to order and requested members & visitors to
Minutes of the last meeting were read and a motion was made to change
them with the
correct names of the new claims names being BROKEN SHOVEL, MUD PIE
and MESSY SOUP.
The minutes were also amended to say that the meeting with Hausel &
Cook has not been
set as yet and will be set up at a later date. Minutes were accepted
as revised and
put on file.
Treasure report was read and accepted as read and put on file.
There was a discussion on the trailer purchase and that Haskol of Riverton
the best price. This was discussed then Carl Anderson said he had a
trailer that was
bigger for the same amount of money so a vote was put to the membership
to buy Carl's
trailer. Motion was made and accepted to buy this trailer. Carl will
to Riverton. Pat Armstrong in Fremont County will take care of the
paper work for
licensing and taxes. The price for the Trailer is $2475.00.
Jim Hinesley stated that he had a new claim area that should be filed
by the club and
if people would like to get involved he has the paperwork ready to
There was correspondence read from member "Francis Oline" stating that
he will not be
available for the outing this year. He also returned his raffle ticket
stubs for the
spiral panner. He stated that he is going to Alaska this year.
A letter was also read which was received from member "Barbara Wright"
because of medical reasons that they wouldn't be able to participate
in the outing.
Randy suggested a card be sent to Wilbert with the attending members
A long discussion was held again about guideline 19. Steve Platt of
Wyoming DEQ came to
the February emergency meeting held in Riverton to discuss this guideline.
There was a
statement from Steve that what the guideline says is exactly what is
meant to be. This
means that prospecting will be very limited and that it will be hard
to comply with this
regulation. Randy indicated that the State legislator from Riverton
is also a
prospector and is going to look into this guideline. Larry Barney said
he had talked
to the new director of DEQ, John Corra, and John indicated as soon
as he got his feet
on the ground he would also look into it. Jim Hinesley also said he
had sent a letter
to John stating his feelings on how this guideline is wrong. It was
suggested by him
that everyone write a letter to the DEQ and also the Governor to see
could be done to make this a viable guideline. Randy mentioned that
we could draft an outline
that would have the points that need to be worked on and have everyone
pick a few of
them to make sure all the letters to the DEQ & Governor cover the
important points. It was
brought up that a petition should be drawn up and have members sign.
It was stated that a
petition would be like only having one complaint so it was thought
it would be better that
individual letters be sent. It was suggested that Jim Hinesley attend
a meeting with the
legislative committee and help draw up the outline with the individual
topics addressed. It
was suggested that being as this is a special request of Jim that he
be paid for mileage
and a meal allotment be allowed. A motion was made and seconded then
approved by the members
It was said that some of the mail that has been sent is coming back
because of incorrect
addresses. We need to find the correct addresses or new ones if people
have moved. It
was suggested that a membership committee be set up to see if this
could be corrected, as
this is the
heart of the club. If members don't get the information how can they
be involved. It was
discussed that the club hire someone to try to get this straightened
out and see if we couldn't
get a current and effective list of present members. It was suggested
that we pay to
have this done. Jerry and Tammy Brunow said they would take on the
membership said that they should be paid to straighten this out and
that $600.00 max
would be allowed. A motion to this affect was made, seconded and passed
to hire Jerry
Les Armstrong, Claim Committee Chairman said that the stakes that have
down by cows will be fixed. Carl Anderson is going to donate new heavier
this. Randy suggested that we drive the light stakes in a pyramid around
them to try
to keep cows from knocking them down. It was stated that the camouflage
stakes will be changed and not used as they are hard to find. Jim Hinesley
that when he is ready to do the stakes again that he would let people
know so they
could go and find the claims with him. He will post a notice on the
web about this
as soon as the weather will allow us to get into them.
Les also ask if anyone had any area that they think should be investigated
claim and there were no comments. He stated that he was looking into
and would get some info to us shortly.
Randy has talked to Jim Rutter and he indicated that we could get a
lease on his
Amanda claims and do some reclamation on them which would help us with
that DEQ has with the claims in that area and provied material for
It was brought up that the Kodiak 400 was the best price for the 4
wheeler to be
raffled this year and was quoted by the dealer in Dubois. Motion was
and passed to continue on with this so it could be in place for the
Sports Show April 4,5 & 6th. It was said that they would let us
take the 4 wheeler,
as a show unit for the raffle, if a $2,000 down payment is made. It
was suggested that
insurance be acquired before taking it to the show.
The outing was discussed and it was decided that the allotment for the
for food, prizes, porta-poties and misc. be increased from last year.
A motion was
made and amended to set $800.00 for food and supplies this year. The
amended motion was
seconded and passed.
A paper was sent around the room to have people sign up for the Casper
little response It was discussed what would be expected of you to do
at the booth and
explained how things went last year. The Alaska bags of gold were discussed
to see if
we could get some more for this years show. Randy is trying to get
some. It was also
suggested that enough of this Alaska dirt be bought so some could be
sold at the outing
for people who wanted to buy it.
The next meeting will be April 12, 2003. Jacque Schmidt will be checking
Farson community center for the meeting to be held there. The meeting
scheduled from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Jacque will inform us on this availability.
The meeting will be at Mitch's in Farson.
Motion was made, seconded, and passed that the meeting be adjourn.
There were 5 new members signed up at this meeting. Welcome aboard!
Respectfully submitted by Bonny Hinesley