March 2011 Nugget News

Hey everyone,

It’s time for the Santa Rosa Gold Diggers meeting: March 16, 2011, 7:00pm, Vet’s Memorial Building here in Santa Rosa, across from the Main Pavilion entrance of the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.  Guests and/or visitors are welcome, and there is no fee or charge to check us out.  Everyone is welcome.

I was unable to attend the February meeting, but Stacy Laborin took the minutes of the meeting. Danny opened the meeting by welcoming everyone.  He thanked everyone for all the help they give and the things they do to make the club a success .

We had one new-comer named Ken.

Someone brought a large piece of gold for Show-and-Tell.  Found south of Richfield (Stanton) it weighted 7.51 grams.

James Conrad talked about gold mining regulations and meeting a miner who talked about his gold panning skills. James also read the email from Jolene Dusseau talking about Doug’s health issues and the devastating effects of mercury poisoning.  We can’t emphasize enough the dangers of mercury poisoning, and the problems associated with it.

Rose Klemenok told a really funny story, and then Jerry gave a demonstration about weighing quartz and seeing how much gold is inside.

The break was taken at 7:40 pm with refreshments provided by the club.  ( I want to take this time to remind you that if you bring food or drinks for the break you receive a free raffle ticket. )

When we came back from the break Danny talked about the PLP fight and how your opinion is important to him.  He wants you to call him with your opinion.  Then on to the Raffle.    (Thank you Stacy for taking the minutes for me!!)

I received a phone call from the publisher of the ICMJ.  He asked me to make sure all of you know about the 3-DAY SUMMIT being presented in Placerville April 23 through April 25, 2011.  I hadn’t heard about these shows before, but this sounds like something everyone should consider.  The difference this year is that along with the lectures on Saturday and Sunday, they are having a hands-on in-field training day too.  It’s seven and a half hours of learning, and you keep what you find.  I have flyers about the event sent to me by Scott Harn.  He said that the first two days are vendors and lecturers, but he’s pretty excited about the added day of teaching.  They will have 14 instructors, they’ve made arrangements with a mine owner , and you can keep what you find.  The day-class cost is $10 if you subscribe to ICMJs Prospecting /Mining journal, and $35 for non-subscribers.  I will bring the flyers and you can decide if it’s for you.

Frank Maytus gave me some additional info on high-banking.  I was supposed to give it to you at the February meeting, but since I wasn’t there, I will bring it this Wednesday.

See you at the meeting.  Come early and solve world problems before the meeting.   If I don’t see you at the meeting, have a good St Patrick’s Day.  Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward Sunday the 13th for Daylight Saving’s; have a happy first day of Spring, and enjoy World Water Day!(????)

UPDATE: James Conrad sent me an email about the t-shirts Ben told him we’ll have shirts at the meeting, so bring your money.  T-shirts will be sold for $10.  See Ben before the meeting or at the break.

Jokes submitted by members:

A woman was leaving a convenience store with her purchases when she noticed a most unusual funeral procession on its way to the nearby cemetery.  There were the usual long black cars following not one, but 2 hearses, and  behind the autos was a solitary woman dressed in black walking a pit bull on a leash.  Behind her, a short distance back, were about 300 woman walking single file.  The shopper was so curious that she respectfully approached the solitary woman with the dog and said, “I am so sorry for your loss, and I know this is bad timing, but I have never, ever seen a funeral like this!  Whose funeral is it?”  “My husband’s” replied the woman.  “What happened to him? asked the shopper.  The woman replied, “My dog attacked and killed him.”  The shopper inquired further, “Well, who is in the second hearse?”     The widow answered, “My mother-in-law.  She was trying to help my husband when the dog turned on her and killed her too.”  A poignant and thoughtful moment passed before the shopper asked, “May I borrow your dog?”  To which the widow replied, “Get in line.”

Two businessmen were sitting down for a break in their soon-to-be-open new store.  Being from San Francisco, they viewed themselves as savvy and a ‘cut-above’.  As yet, the store wasn’t ready, with only a few shelves set up.  One man said to the other, “I bet any minute now,  some old- timer red-neck is going to come by, put his face to the window, and ask what we’re selling!”  No sooner were the words out of his mouth when, sure enough, a curious old red-neck walked to the window, peeked in, and asked, “What’r ya sellin’ here?”  One of the businessmen replied sarcastically, “We’re selling assholes.”  Without skipping a beat, the old-timer said, “Must be doing real good….. there’s only two left.”

A flight attendant  was stationed at the departure gate to check tickets.  As a man approached, she extended her hand for his ticket and he opened his trench coat and flashed her.  Without missing a beat, she said, “Sir, I need to see your TICKET,  not your STUB.”

A teacher reminded her class of tomorrow’s final exam.  ” I won’t tolerate any excuses for you not being here tomorrow.  I might consider a nuclear attack or a serious personal injury, illness, or a death in your immediate family, but that’s it; no other excuses whatsoever!”  A smart-assed student raised his hand and asked, “What would you say if tomorrow I said I was suffering from complete and utter sexual exhaustion?”  The entire class was reduced to laughing and snickering.  When silence was restored, the teacher smiled knowingly at the student, shook her head and sweetly said, “Well, I guess you’d have to write the exam with your OTHER hand.”

I took my wife to a restaurant.  The waiter, for some reason, took my order first. “I’ll have the steak, very rare, please.”  He asked,” Aren’t you worried about the mad cow?”  “Nah, she can order for herself”  And that’s when the fight started

My wife and I were at her high school reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man slamming his drinks at a nearby table.  I asked her, “Do you know him?”  “Yes” she sighed, ” He’s my old boyfriend…I understand he started drinking right after I broke up with him years ago, and I heard he hasn’t been sober since!”   “MY GOD!” I said, “Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?” And that’s when the fight started……..

When the lawn mower broke, my wife started hinting that I should fix it. But somehow, I always had something more important to do.  So she thought she had a clever way to make her point.  When I got home from fishing one day, I found her in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors.  I watched her for a few moments and then went into the house. I came out again and handed her a toothbrush.  I said, “When you finish cutting the grass you might as well sweep the driveway.”  The doc says I’ll walk again, but I’ll always have a limp.

Take care ,