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ICMJ Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 7

hosted by ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal
April 5 - 6, 2014
Placerville Fairgrounds
more information, directions, lecture schedule, etc. at www.icmj.com
New speaker added to lecture series...
We are very happy to announce that Dr. Thom Seal has been has been added to our lecture series at the 2014 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit in Placerville!

Dr. Seal's presentation will be on "Principals for Gravity Separation" at 2:30pm on Sunday, April 6.

For those of you not familiar with Dr. Seal, he is the former manager of metallurgical technology and was Senior Metallurgist for Newmont Mining. He is currently holds the positions of Professor of Mining, Mineral Processing and Metallurgical Engineering and Director, Institute for Mineral Resource Studies at the Mackay School of Mines in Reno, Nevada.
Discount hotel rates...
Discount hotel rates have been negotiated for attendees.Quality Inn & Suites in Cameron Park is offering a discounted rate of $79.99 + tax per night, single or double. 

For those who are participating in our hands-on training classes, the Best Western Golden Key in Auburn is adjacent to our rendezvous point and is offering discounted rates of $71 + tax for a single; $81 + tax for a double.

For hotel addresses, phone numbers and discount codes, visit our Mining Summit page.
Instruction geared toward experienced prospectors and miners...
Topics include:

Current Regulations & Permitting

Mineral Identification

Setting Up a Placer Operation

Claim Jumping & How to Protect Your Claims

Principals for Gravity Separation

...and new prospectors, too!
Brand new prospectors need not be intimidated! Lectures geared toward new prospectors include Basic Gold Prospecting Techniques, Metal Detecting for Gold, How to Locate a Promising Location for Gold Prospecting, and Staking and Holding Mining Claims.
In addition, detectorists can get their questions answered at the Detector Training booth. 
And new prospectors can learn proper gold panning techniques from our team of experts, which includes former California and National Gold Panning Champions!
There are only a few spots left for our hands-on training sessions on Friday, April 4, & Monday, April 7...
Training will take place at a private mining property approximately two hours north of the Placerville Fairgrounds. 
Attendees will have the opportunity to pan, power sluice (high bank), and metal detect for gold, and a full placer operation will be up and running so attendees can see first-hand how the process works.
Instructors will be present to teach panning, power sluicing and metal detecting, and to discuss setting up a placer operation similar to the one on-site.
Attendees will caravan to the work site from a rendezvous point in Auburn, California, leaving at 7:00am.
The training sessions will run from 8:30am - 4:00pm and will occur rain or shine.
The price is only $10 for subscribers to ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal; $35 for non-subscribers.  Give us a call to sign up, or you can take care of it online. 
APRIL 5 & 6:
ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal (host)
49er Mining Supplies
A&B Prospecting Supplies
Advanced Geologic
American Mining Rights Association
Ancient Gold Jewelers
Backcountry Mining & Engineering
Barrington Enterprises
Bazooka Gold Co.
Bike Farm USA Portable Backhoe
Big Mountain Mining Supply
Black Sheep Mining
Bottom Digger
Bucket Digger
Camel Mining
Cascade Mountains Gold
Comstock Gold Prospectors
David H. Fell & Co.
Detector Training & Questions
Dragonfly Gemz
El Dorado County Mining Museum
Gemstone Equipment Co.
Gold Country Treasure Seekers
Gold Dredge Builders Warehouse
Goldfield International
Gold Killer
Gold Panning Lessons
Gold Rush (The)
Gravity Gold
Great Basin Minerals
Jim's Detectors
Kid's Scavenger Hunt
Leonard Melman
Lost Sierra Mining Co.
Make Your Own Gold Bars.com
MGM Enterprises
Mineral Enterprises
Miners Cache (The)
Miners Creek
Mining Books.com
Motherlode Goldhounds
Naturally Mine of Foresthill
Nelson AU
Pedersen's Metal Detectors
Pioneer Mining Supplies
Placerville Hardware
Prospecting Channel.com
Public Lands for the People
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
Shaw Tool
Summit Mining & Equipment
Additional opportunities for those who arrive early...
Gold Bug Park offers exclusive underground mine tour for Mining Summit attendees on Friday, April 4
El Dorado County Mining Museum Open for Mining Summit
Marshall Gold Discover State Historic Park
Questions? Visit  or give us a call at (831) 479-1500

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