SGMA "BUCHANAN CHAPTER" of the GPAA

Northwest Georgia GOLD Prospecting

 IT WAS A GREAT START FOR THE YEAR!
WE HAD A VERY GOOD TURNOUT FOR THE FIRST MEETING OF THE YEAR. I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME ALL THE NEW PROSPECTORS TO OUR CLUB.

please keep an eye out for ticks and snakes!


As far as the snakes just keep a lookout where you step. Copperheads are hard to see when they are in weeds and brush. It is the time of year for baby snakes to start hatching. Most of the snakes you see in the creek are brown water snakes, once in a while you will see a copperhead swimming, and best thing to do is remain calm and get out of the way and let them go.



Should someone get bit STAY CALM do not try to suck out the poison, KEEP THEM CALM, get them in a shaded area, put on a light tourniquet well above the bite area, to only slow down the blood flow. Go and get help or send someone if you do not have phone reception. How you act during an emergency can affect the outcome, remember the fire department is just up the road. Generally most people in decent health have several hours to receive medical treatment for a snake bit. Rarely is a copperhead bite fatal.


Try to keep someone close by when prospecting just in case. Never go it alone too much could happen. We want everyone to stay safe!

 

Attention:

2016 Buchanan Chapter Officers:

President: Paul Straub
Vice President: Robert Martinusek
Secretary / treasure; Billy Hanson
Outings Coordinator: Ned Kouz
Claims Officer; David Griffith

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
BILL WYNN
ALAN MCCARY

Thanks to all the past officers for all they have done for the club. And here is to a happy and prosperous 2016!

ATTENTION NEW VISITORS TO THE FARM CLAIM,
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CLAIM AND THE LAYOUT OF WHERE YOU CAN GO AND PROSPECT PLEASE CONTACT DAVID HAYNES ONE DAY PRIOR AND HE WILL MEET YOU THERE AND SHOW YOU AROUND. 404.735.9888

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Video and Map of the Farm Claim

 

This video was made by Jim Young; he is the President of the South Mississippi Chapter of the GPAA. Hopefully Jim and some of his members will be visiting us at the creek. http://www.smc-gpaa.com/

Click here for the Farm Lease map

Reading a stream

 

Attention

If you are joining the GPAA or renewing you GPAA membership Please let them know to credit the Buchanan Chapter for membership points. This helps the club to purchase mining supplies for our raffles. Thanks.

SGMA

  We welcome you to our club site. We are based in the Northwest Georgia Area. Please feel free to look around; some areas are for SGMA members only. We are a private club mostly made up of GPAA members. To sign up please contact SGMA at; sgma-gpaa@live.com or come join us at our monthly meeting.

  We are the official Buchanan Chapter of the GPAA.

  We meet monthly to spend the day prospecting for GOLD and that evening having a pot luck dinner where we tell lies about the nugget that got away. After dinner we discuss Club business and have our Club raffle. During the year we will have several common operations as well. Our members range in experience from just starting out to seasoned veterans.

  We are a not for profit organization and charge no membership fees. Our operating cost come solely from Fund Raisers, donations, and raffle proceeds.

Please read

  I just want to reaffirm for all the new and potential member’s one of the main guideline that we built this club around, and that is No Drama. I’m sure if you have been on the GPAA site very long then you have been exposed to a lot of the drama that takes place there. This kind of back and forth bickering hurts not only the person’s reputation but also the club reputation that they are associated with. So in short if you are into that kind of stuff please consider joining different club because frankly the SGMA will not tolerate it.

  If you have a problem, issue, or suggestion please let us know about it and we will do our best to get it settled.

Be assured we will take any and all actions necessary to protect our club and it member’s reputation…

Sluicing

   

 

 

Dredging

High Banker / Dredge Combo

Pot Luck Dinner

Raffle

 

Most important of all; Family Time

 

Calculate the value of your Gold

YouTube

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You can view all the Club Videos. We will be posting them as we make them so please bare with us.

Club mission statement

 We are a Prospecting club with the goal to promote our hobby of Small Scale Gold Mining in a positive light, and insure the freedoms we enjoy today will be passed down to our future generations.