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Miner's Calendar

August 20-21, 2016
Sonora, California
Gold & Outdoor Festival 2016
"Making the Outdoors Fun and Accessible."
Hosted by the Delta Gold Diggers, at the Motherlode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Dr., Sonora, CA.

Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm
Adults $7 - Children 10 and under FREE

Two Buildings packed with Booths with live Equipment and Panning Demonstrations
Right in the Heart of the MotherLoad! Next to the famous Woods Creek that flows right through Sonora.
Within a 15 to 30 minutes of GPAA, LDMA and Club Claims
Close to Yosemite National Park, Jamestown Railroad Museum and many many other local attractions 
RV Spaces and Camping available! & Lots and Lots of close hotels
Copies of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal will be available.

Phone: Bill (209) 242-4787
Email: annj6025@yahoo.com

September 3-4, 2016
Bellville, Ohio
Annual Gold Rush Days
At the GPAA Swank property, hosted by the Buckeye Chapter of the GPAA.
Events include: Metal Detecting Contest, Speed Panning, Chili Cookoff, Common Digs, Giveaways, etc.
See our website for more details.
Complimentary copies of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal will be available.
Website: http://www.buckeyegold.com

September 3-4, 2016
Foresthill, California
California State & US National Gold Panning Championships
Labor Day Weekend -- At the Foresthill Heritage Festival Celebration in Old Foresthill Memorial Park, sponsored by the Mother Lode Goldhounds, Foresthill Chamber of Commerce, Foresthill American Legion and Foresthill Historical Society.
Championships: Sat. & Sun. 8am - 5pm; all other activities 10am - 5pm
Other activities include:
Gold Panning Lessons, Crafts, Games for Families, Gold Equipment, Museum Tours, Horseshoe Tournament, Railroad Regulators Western Show. Also Pancake Breakfast, Music, Family Events, Food, and Annual BBQ.

FREE parking and admission
Phone: (530)367-2891
Website: http://www.goldhounds.com
Email: cyned0523@yahoo.com

September 24, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
29th Annual National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

Join your colleagues in celebrating the mineral and mining industry as we honor the selected individuals who have significantly advanced America's quality of life through their contributions in the areas of prospecting, business acumen, education, workplace safety, technology, environmental stewardship, reclamation, policy, and scientific discovery.
This prestigious event supports the efforts of the only federally chartered National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum whose mission is to "tell the story of mining, its people, and its importance to the American public."
Check our website frequently for updates about the banquet.

Phone: (719)486-1229
Website: https://www.mininghalloffame.org/page/2016-mining-hall-fame-induction-banquet-date-announced
Email: Francine@mininghalloffame.org

September 24, 2016
Grants Pass, Oregon
Suction Dredge Demonstration
At the Josephine County Courthouse in Grants Pass.
The Galice and Waldo Mining Districts of southern Oregon are hosting a suction dredge / motorized mining equipment demonstration. Everyone is invited to this informative FREE event. Show off your skills, ingenuity, creativity, and network with others. This is a golden opportunity to strengthen the mining community and raise awareness of what mining brings to our state. Please bring your mining equipment, organization information, to support Oregon's vibrant mining community in the lawsuit against SB838.
Learn more on our FB page, volunteers welcome.
Enter to win a 1/2 lb. of local placer gold!
Phone: Sarah (541) 619-1770
Website: http://facebook.com/grantspasssuctiondredgedemonstration
Email: waldominingdistrict@gmail.com

September 11–18, 2016
Placerville, California
El Dorado Gold 2016 World Gold Panning Championships/Gold Week
Another Gold Rush is coming to El Dorado County. The El Dorado County Fairgrounds will look like the gold rush that started in 1848 when James Marshall discovered gold in the tail races of his lumber mill, just a few miles away in Coloma, along the South Fork of the American River. Hundreds of competitors from around the world will join us for a week long competition to see who is the fastest panner. Open to the public and all ages are welcome to compete…hope to see you there!
See website for events schedule.
Website: http://www.eldoradogold2016.com

September 17, 2016
Lovelock, Nevada
2016 Rye Patch Nugget Shoot
At the Rye Patch State Recreation Area, 2505 Rye Patch Reservoir Rd., Lovelock, Nevada.
FREE to all who attend.
Saturday: 10am to 3pm

GPAA of Northern Nevada Reno (Inc.) and the Reno Prospecting & Detecting Club will be hosting a one day free metal detector hunt. All that attend can take part in a planned metal detector hunt for prizes, see demonstrations and get hands-on instruction, hear knowledgeable speakers, and practice the art of Mining for Gold & Treasure in an ecological sound method. Participants must have their own metal detector, pay the State Parks entrance fee and be ready to have fun. Take the short ride east from Reno on Interstate 80 to Rye Patch State Park.
Complimentary copies of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal will be available.

Phone: (775) 842-7244 or (775) 691-9798
Website: http://gpaaofnorthernnevadareno.com

September 26-28, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
MINExpo International 2016
Sponsored by the National Mining Assoc. 
See website for details.
Phone: (800) 752-6312
Website: http://www.minexpo.com
Email: minexpo@heiexpo.com

October 8, 2016
Trona, California
Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society
"Gem-O-Rama 2016" 75th annual show at 13337 Main St, Trona, California Lapidary and Show Building. This is a favorite fall adventure for many residents of California, Nevada, Arizona and Oregon.

Collect Searles Lake saline minerals, purchase premium Searles Lake pink halite, 50+ displays, 20+ dealers, 3 field trips, geode cutting and sales, demos, show movie, prizes, dry camp (RV, tent). 

See our website for further details.
Complimentary copies of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal will be available.
Phone: Bonnie Fairchild (760)372-5356
Website: http://www1.iwvisp.com/tronagemclub/

October 8-9, 2016
Nashville, Tennessee
GPAA Gold & Treasure Show
At the Fairgrounds Nashville, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville, TN.

Saturday 10 am - 5 pm & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Children 12 and under are free
Active duty military and Veterans are free with ID
Complimentary copies of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal will be available.

Phone: (800) 551-9707

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