Roadrunners Prospecting Club

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35th ANNIVERSARY ROADRUNNER PROSPECTORS’ CLUB CELEBRATION

Come Dig GOLD with Us! FIND GOLD! Saturday, February 17, 2018. 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

FREE Prospecting adventure and backhoe dig. New or interested in experiencing prospecting? We’ll have equipment ready for you with guidance from our members. Find GOLD in your pan! If you have your own prospecting gear, we welcome you to join us. Our 35th Anniversary event is open to the public. The Roadrunners Prospecting Club is family oriented, encouraging Prospectors Young and Old. Our club has over 5000 acres of Arizona claims!

Easy drive to our scenic desert claims near Morristown. Directions: Hwy 60 West toward Wickenburg. Approx. ¼ mile past the railroad overpass is the Castle Hot Springs Road turn. Follow signs 2 ½ miles to our claims. Alternate directions: Hwy 74 West also intersects with Castle Hot Springs Road if you are driving from Interstate 17 (20 miles). High clearance vehicles are recommended for the last 1 ½ miles of unpaved road into the desert location of our claims.

Everyone is invited to join in the Group Potluck at noon. If you plan to attend bring a dish that serves ten. Cookie Social for dessert. Bring a dozen of your favorites to pass. Roadrunner Club will provide plates, plasticware and drinks.

Bring a chair plus your own drinking water. Prospectors get very thirsty! Roadrunner Prospectors’ Club Inc. www.RoadrunnerGold.com or https:www.facebook.com/RoadrunnerGold/ Club Office open Wednesday’s 9-1 phone: 602-274-2521

Information or Questions: Call anytime 623-695-1433 or 623-687-8211
WE NEED PICS AND VIDEOS!!! BRING ON THE 4'WD"S AND THE DRONES!!! Anything GOLD related...Claims, drives, roads, wildlife, anything you have!!! Send them to [email protected]>COM
Gold Busters
ASSISTANCE FOR PROSPECTING PROBLEMS

So, you joined the best gold prospecting club in the country. You went out and purchased an expensive piece of equipment to find the gold. You have GOLD FEVER! The only problem is you’re not finding any. Why? Maybe you’re unsure if you’re operating your equipment properly. Or you’re having problems finding the claims and unsure where to look once you are on the claim?
What do you do? Call Gold Busters! These are members of the Roadrunners Prospectors’ Club that have experience in gold prospecting. No matter what type of equipment you have, dry washer, dredge, sluice box, metal detector or just a gold pan, we have someone with the experience to help you. They can also help with our claims maps and even how to use a GPS. If you haven’t purchased any equipment yet, let us help you make an informed decision on what to purchase.
The main thing is don’t get discouraged or frustrated. You have invested money in this hobby and like all hobbies, there is a learning curve for beginners. The Roadrunners Prospectors’ Club wants your experience with the club and gold prospecting to be a pleasant one.
We can help with these and any other questions about the club or prospecting you have, so please give us a call, or better yet, email your situation or concern and we’ll help you resolve your issues. Email: [email protected]
Don’t give up! Get informed! Call or email:
Roadrunners’ Phone: 602-274-2521. Remember this is a volunteer organization, so if there is no answer leave a message and we will return your call.

Les Glover
Board Member
Claims Inspections/Maintenance
Some Pickers from one of our Claims
Nice photo from one of our members after a few days of dredging on one of the RRPC claims. Keep these pics coming everyone!
Attention RRPC Membership,

Due to Mother Nature throwing a curve ball, the proposed dig at Leave No Holes Claims on February 18th has been postponed. We plan to reschedule this club event at a later date. We will keep you posted by general meetings and newsletter as to any information concerning a new time. We regret any inconvenience that this decision may have caused. Member safety is our utmost concern as well as favorable prospecting conditions.

Sincerely,
Bob Hood
RRPC Vice President
Claims Administration
Folks,
The Roadrunner Outing - Dutch Oven Cooking scheduled for this coming Saturday, 1/21/17 has been postponed due to server weather moving into the area this weekend. Stay tuned for a reschedule date in the near future.
New Member Orientation

Next Orientation sessions are Saturdays, Nov 12 and Dec 10

You do not have to be a recent new member to attend. If you are a member you are welcome to come. We will cover the rules/bylaws, discuss mapping, review the Forest Plan of Operations, etc. Good time for questions? Sign up by one of the following: At the general meetings, there will be a sign-up sheet at the greeting table or contact the RR office; emailing (preferred) [email protected] or call the office 602-274-2521 stating which session you would like to attend. Be sure to leave your name and phone number if not emailing. Seating is limited to 13 per session (no children please). I will be contacting you to confirm your attendance. We will meet at the Roadrunner office at 9:00 am on the scheduled date. The session could last a couple of hours but I’ll stay later for Q&A. It’s assumed that you have read all documents that came with your map packet prior to the session. You need to wear your badge and bring your member packet with you.
- Chuck Horner

Welcome to the Roadrunners Prospecting Club! Click the link below for our website and membership information. WWW.ROADRUNNERGOLD.COM Welcome to the Roadrunner Prospectors’ Club.

RRPC was founded in 1982 as a non-profit, volunteer-staffed, family oriented club dedicated to gold mining in the state of Arizona. Members enjoy access to thousands of acres of gold producing claims located throughout the state and are free to keep all the gold they find. In addition, the club sponsors monthly group outings where members can work claims, learn new techniques and socialize. Please

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01/25/2018

35th ANNIVERSARY ROADRUNNER PROSPECTORS’ CLUB CELEBRATION

Come Dig GOLD with Us! FIND GOLD! Saturday, February 17, 2018. 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

FREE Prospecting adventure and backhoe dig. New or interested in experiencing prospecting? We’ll have equipment ready for you with guidance from our members. Find GOLD in your pan! If you have your own prospecting gear, we welcome you to join us. Our 35th Anniversary event is open to the public. The Roadrunners Prospecting Club is family oriented, encouraging Prospectors Young and Old. Our club has over 5000 acres of Arizona claims!

Easy drive to our scenic desert claims near Morristown. Directions: Hwy 60 West toward Wickenburg. Approx. ¼ mile past the railroad overpass is the Castle Hot Springs Road turn. Follow signs 2 ½ miles to our claims. Alternate directions: Hwy 74 West also intersects with Castle Hot Springs Road if you are driving from Interstate 17 (20 miles). High clearance vehicles are recommended for the last 1 ½ miles of unpaved road into the desert location of our claims.

Everyone is invited to join in the Group Potluck at noon. If you plan to attend bring a dish that serves ten. Cookie Social for dessert. Bring a dozen of your favorites to pass. Roadrunner Club will provide plates, plasticware and drinks.

Bring a chair plus your own drinking water. Prospectors get very thirsty! Roadrunner Prospectors’ Club Inc. www.RoadrunnerGold.com or https:www.facebook.com/RoadrunnerGold/ Club Office open Wednesday’s 9-1 phone: 602-274-2521

Information or Questions: Call anytime 623-695-1433 or 623-687-8211

09/23/2017

WE NEED PICS AND VIDEOS!!! BRING ON THE 4'WD"S AND THE DRONES!!! Anything GOLD related...Claims, drives, roads, wildlife, anything you have!!! Send them to [email protected]>COM

Roadrunners Prospecting Club updated their business hours. 09/23/2017

Roadrunners Prospecting Club updated their business hours.

Roadrunners Prospecting Club updated their business hours.

08/16/2017

Gold Busters
ASSISTANCE FOR PROSPECTING PROBLEMS

So, you joined the best gold prospecting club in the country. You went out and purchased an expensive piece of equipment to find the gold. You have GOLD FEVER! The only problem is you’re not finding any. Why? Maybe you’re unsure if you’re operating your equipment properly. Or you’re having problems finding the claims and unsure where to look once you are on the claim?
What do you do? Call Gold Busters! These are members of the Roadrunners Prospectors’ Club that have experience in gold prospecting. No matter what type of equipment you have, dry washer, dredge, sluice box, metal detector or just a gold pan, we have someone with the experience to help you. They can also help with our claims maps and even how to use a GPS. If you haven’t purchased any equipment yet, let us help you make an informed decision on what to purchase.
The main thing is don’t get discouraged or frustrated. You have invested money in this hobby and like all hobbies, there is a learning curve for beginners. The Roadrunners Prospectors’ Club wants your experience with the club and gold prospecting to be a pleasant one.
We can help with these and any other questions about the club or prospecting you have, so please give us a call, or better yet, email your situation or concern and we’ll help you resolve your issues. Email: [email protected]
Don’t give up! Get informed! Call or email:
Roadrunners’ Phone: 602-274-2521. Remember this is a volunteer organization, so if there is no answer leave a message and we will return your call.

Les Glover
Board Member
Claims Inspections/Maintenance

Timeline photos 03/30/2017

Some Pickers from one of our Claims

Timeline photos 03/28/2017

Nice photo from one of our members after a few days of dredging on one of the RRPC claims. Keep these pics coming everyone!

03/14/2017

Welcome to The R.R.P.C.

02/14/2017

Attention RRPC Membership,

Due to Mother Nature throwing a curve ball, the proposed dig at Leave No Holes Claims on February 18th has been postponed. We plan to reschedule this club event at a later date. We will keep you posted by general meetings and newsletter as to any information concerning a new time. We regret any inconvenience that this decision may have caused. Member safety is our utmost concern as well as favorable prospecting conditions.

Sincerely,
Bob Hood
RRPC Vice President
Claims Administration

01/19/2017

Folks,
The Roadrunner Outing - Dutch Oven Cooking scheduled for this coming Saturday, 1/21/17 has been postponed due to server weather moving into the area this weekend. Stay tuned for a reschedule date in the near future.

Timeline photos 11/08/2016

Timeline photos

Timeline photos 11/08/2016

Timeline photos

10/25/2016

New Member Orientation

Next Orientation sessions are Saturdays, Nov 12 and Dec 10

You do not have to be a recent new member to attend. If you are a member you are welcome to come. We will cover the rules/bylaws, discuss mapping, review the Forest Plan of Operations, etc. Good time for questions? Sign up by one of the following: At the general meetings, there will be a sign-up sheet at the greeting table or contact the RR office; emailing (preferred) [email protected] or call the office 602-274-2521 stating which session you would like to attend. Be sure to leave your name and phone number if not emailing. Seating is limited to 13 per session (no children please). I will be contacting you to confirm your attendance. We will meet at the Roadrunner office at 9:00 am on the scheduled date. The session could last a couple of hours but I’ll stay later for Q&A. It’s assumed that you have read all documents that came with your map packet prior to the session. You need to wear your badge and bring your member packet with you.
- Chuck Horner

Photos from Roadrunners Prospecting Club's post 10/04/2016

Photos from Roadrunners Prospecting Club's post

Photos from Roadrunners Prospecting Club's post 10/04/2016

Photos from Roadrunners Prospecting Club's post

bumble bee Arizona 08/09/2016

bumble bee Arizona

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=932thyxVo5I&feature=youtu.be

And another one...good gold :)

bumble bee Arizona Dredge bumble bee AZ gold love the desert

DIY rock crusher 08/09/2016

DIY rock crusher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-WF-hmege4&feature=youtu.be

This is a video from one of our members.

DIY rock crusher how to build a rock crusher home made with what i had

08/09/2016

From one of our members:

" Due to recent monsoon storms, Wolfe creek running, very good water. Turkey creek not running a few puddles. Roads good. Senator hwy. a little mud."

Be safe and be careful. Remember the "Turn around, Don't drown" phrase. Also, remember to check the weather forecast for the area prior to heading out. I't doesn't have to be raining in your intimidate area to create a flash flood in the wash or creek you are working.

Photos from Roadrunners Prospecting Club's post 07/09/2016

Photos from Roadrunners Prospecting Club's post

06/16/2016

Fire Restrictions

News Release

Media Contact: Adriane Ragan
928-925-1111
[email protected]

Title: Forest Service logo - Description: Logo that reads:" Forest Service U S Department of Agriculture" all enclosed in a shield shape with a tree shape in the middle.

Prescott National Forest Implements Stage I Fire Restrictions on
Wednesday June 15 at 8:00 am

Prescott, AZ (June 10, 2016) – Campfire, smoking, and shooting restrictions will go into effect on the Prescott National Forest on Wednesday, June 15, at 8:00 a.m. Forest managers have determined that key criteria have been reached to warrant taking these restrictive actions. These include rapid drying of live and dead forest vegetation, escalating fire weather conditions, the level of firefighting resource commitments in the area, and increased forest visitor use. These restrictions will remain in effect until August 15 or when forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire.

We work closely with our partners to support our shared interest fire prevention and reducing the risk of human-caused wildfires across the landscape. The decision and timing to implement these restrictions was made after frequent communication with neighboring National Forests; Bureau of Land Management and other Federal Land Agencies; Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management; Yavapai County Emergency Services; and our local fire departments.

“We appreciate the vigilance of our neighbors and forest visitors during this time of heightened fire danger in taking precautions to prevent wildfires and in respecting these restrictions. It’s so important right now to think about the consequences of doing things we take for granted. Whether you live in a wooded area of one of our neighboring communities or if you’re visiting the Prescott National Forest on a camping trip, now is the time to pay attention to conditions, your surroundings, and the consequences of your actions,” said Pete Gordon, Fire Staff Officer.
The following fire restrictions will be in effect for all national forest lands within the entire Prescott National Forest boundary:
Campfires, charcoal grills, and stove fires (wood, charcoal, and coal burning) are prohibited on all Prescott National Forest lands, roads, and trails; except within developed recreation sites where grills and campfire rings are provided. (The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices is allowed providing such devices meet the fire under writer’s specifications for safety).
Smoking is prohibited except within enclosed vehicles, buildings, or developed recreation sites where the area is cleared of all flammable material.
Discharging a firearm is prohibited, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal laws and regulations
Campfires are not allowed at the designated dispersed sites within the Prescott Basin. Metal posts identify designated dispersed sites with a number.
Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest lands.
Know Before You Go! To help you understand where and when fire restrictions and possible closures exist, there are several resources available. The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:
· Arizona Fire Restrictions: http://firerestrictions.us/az/
· Public Lands in Arizona and New Mexico: 1-877-864-6985
· Prescott National Forest Fire Information Hotline: (928) 777-5799
· Prescott National Forest Web Site: www.fs.usda.gov/prescott
Local Ranger Stations: Bradshaw Ranger District, (928) 443-8000; Chino Valley Ranger District (928) 777-2200; Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121
Know before you go. Check current fire information and restrictions at www.wildlandfire.AZ.gov or at www.firerestrictions.us or call 1-877-864-6985
THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!
It only takes one spark to start a wildfire. Chainsaws, dragging trailer safety chains, carelessly tossed cigarettes, fireworks, abandoned campfires, and discharge of firearms are all known causes of wildfire. Wildfires impact recreation areas, may destroy homes, and threaten lives.

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bumble bee Arizona 05/09/2016

bumble bee Arizona

Check out this video from Bumble Bee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=932thyxVo5I&feature=youtu.be

bumble bee Arizona Dredge bumble bee AZ gold love the desert

Timeline photos 05/09/2016

Timeline photos

RRPC Outing 05/09/2016

RRPC Outing

Photos from Roadrunners Prospecting Club's post 01/08/2016

Photos from Roadrunners Prospecting Club's post

10/21/2015

Just some morning reading material for ya:

Back in 1540 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado led a large expedition across Arizona in search of the mythical Seven Cities of Gold. They followed a tortuous path along waterless desert valleys, through twisting, boulder-choked canyons and across brawny mountain ranges. They came up empty in their quest for fortune but found, in the words of their chronicler, “a good place to search.”

Ol’ Ma Nature’s rough hands couldn’t have created a better place on this earth to hide a treasure than right here in Arizona. It’s also a good place to lose one and we’ve got more lost mines here in the heart of Arizona than politicians got plans.

Gold RockMost of these mines have a history of being found then lost again. The stories stay pretty much the same: prospector finds rich treasure, thinks he has memorized the exact spot, and then leaves. Upon his return, his mind starts playin’ tricks on him, and he can’t relocate the elusive strike.

In the 1870s a pair of itinerant sourdoughs followed a Yavapai Indian into the narrow canyons east of today’s Black Canyon City. Earlier, in Phoenix, they’d seen him pay for his supplies with a handful of nuggets and were determined to find the Indians mine and claim the riches for themselves. Some¬where along the Agua Fria, they lost him, and, while trying to pick up his trail, they stumbled upon a granite outcropping laced with pure gold.

The two men, whose names were Brown and Davies, quickly filled their saddle bags with some $80,000 worth of rich ore and started to leave the narrow canyon. Just then a war party of Yavapai showed up and opened fire. Davies toppled from his saddle, mortally wounded. Brown, who was bringing up the rear, dove behind a huge boulder and prepared to make a last stand.

Four well-placed shots dis¬patched the riders of three ponies and wounded a fourth warrior. Retrieving their injured comrade, the Indians rode away. Brown hid out in a manzanita thicket until it was safe to emerge, then buried his bags of ore on the east bank of an arroyo. He pocketed one ore specimen, took a long look around to make sure of his bearings and—just to make sure he could relocate the site—lodged his prospector’s pick in the side of an old saguaro.
Brown escaped from that canyon and made his way to California. In San Francisco, he had the ore specimen assayed.

The assay valued the ore at $84,000 to the ton in gold.

Brown waited for the Indian Wars to end before returning to Arizona. By this time he was 80 years old. On his way to the Agua Fria River country, he took sick and was placed in a hospital.

On his deathbed the old prospector revealed, for the first time, the story of his Lost Pick Mine. I reckon he figured some other old sourdough deserved to find it.

Well, no one did. A Mexican sheepherder did claim he’d seen a saguaro with a pick in its hide, but he couldn’t recollect exactly where it was.

Most folks believe all the lost Spanish treasures lie south of the Gila, but at least one is lost somewhere in the arroyos around central Arizona’s Sycamore Canyon.

Photos from Roadrunners Prospecting Club's post 08/24/2015

Photos from Roadrunners Prospecting Club's post

08/24/2015

********IMPORTANT*********

Roadrunner Prospectors’ Club Members:
The land closure order below includes all claims on Maps 5, 10, 11 and 26.
Do not attempt to travel to any of those claims during this closure period.
- RRPC Board of Directors

This is a notification for you and the Road Runner Prospectors Club (RRPC) members that an area closure order went in effect today at 1200 A.M. Attached is a copy of the closure order and the affiliated map. You’ll see that the closure includes areas where RRPC has active placer mining claims, such as the Sharon Lee, Red Bird #11, Jackass, Hinny, Jenney, and Laura Kay placer mining claims. Please send this information to the club members so they are aware of the conditions.

The order will be in effect starting August 19, 2015 at 1200 A.M. and shall remain in effect until September 30, 2015 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first.

Here is a link for more information:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/prescott/alerts-notices/?aid=29999

Timeline photos 06/26/2015

Timeline photos

Photos from Roadrunners Prospecting Club's post 06/26/2015

Photos from Roadrunners Prospecting Club's post

GPZ 7000 at Roadrunner Prospecting Club claims on Rich Hill, AZ 05/01/2015

GPZ 7000 at Roadrunner Prospecting Club claims on Rich Hill, AZ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuuAhNh3gIU

GPZ 7000 at Roadrunner Prospecting Club claims on Rich Hill, AZ The day my new Minelab GPZ 7000 arrived I headed west to Rich Hill in Arizona, where I am a member of the Roadrunner Prospecting Club. See Rich Hill claims l...

Timeline photos 05/01/2015

Timeline photos

05/01/2015

Backhoe Dig May 2nd on the Jake #2 Claim
(This is in addition to the May 23rd outing!)

Since we canceled the Carrie #2 dig in March due to recent rains we still want to have a dig but want to beat the heat. So we have rescheduled the dig to Saturday May 2nd and moved it to the Jake #2 claim and this is in addition to the normal May 23rd outing. So we have two outings in May! Only May 2nd will be a backhoe dig. The trenches will be dug Saturday morning starting around 8 am and then start filling them back in around 4 pm. The road gets rough and high clearance vehicles recommended but those with big RV’s and camp trailers can park in open areas on the way to the claim after the turnoff north from Castle Hot Springs road. Porta Potties will be on the claim site.

Photos from Roadrunners Prospecting Club's post 04/02/2015

Be careful out there folks! The deserts bad boys are out and about everywhere this time of year!

Photos from Roadrunners Prospecting Club's post 04/02/2015

Here are some pics from this months newsletter. Enjoy!

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