Gold Fever !!!           

 Tomah Wisconsin GPAA Chapter – August, 2015


Welcome to the 2015 GOLD FEVER Newsletter.  Another year, another gold prospecting opportunity.   

Do not forget the Newsletter and pictures can always be found at:

President’s Message

Hi All

    This Month we are going to go to Nugget Lake County Park.  We will be eating around noon, and have a short meeting after. You need to stop at the office and pay to enter the park it is $5 per car load. We have a shelter reserved down the hill by the lake. The club will provide the meat and soda, water you bring a dish to pass. There is gold in the two creeks in the park it is small you won't get rich but everybody seems to be able to find some. Since the meeting is in August (the 15) I cannot guarantee how much water will be in the creeks. It may not be enough to run sluices remember no power equipment is used in Wisconsin. There is always enough water to pan. The number for Nugget Lake is 715-639-5611. I greatly doubt that they have any camping spots open for the weekend but you can check in case someone canceled. The address is 4351 County Rd HH Plum City, WI. 54761. See map in this issue

   At the last meeting I told those who were there that we had a chance to explore an old mine site in Rudolph WI. I talked to Phil Oliver a professor at UW St. Point and he said we had permission from the DNR to metal detect the property but we can only use a trowel or small shovel to dig with. He left this message on my phone and I haven't been able to get a hold of him before I needed to get the presidents letter out. He said we were a go for the 9th of September. I hope he meant the 19 because that is a Saturday and the 9th is a Wednesday. I hope to get this clarified be the meeting in Nugget Lake. Watch for further updates in the next newsletter.

  I went to Midstate metal detector hunt on Sunday. I didn't hunt but visited with friends. I saw several members there. They were having a good time even thou they got sore from detecting so long. There is a single day hunt near Cadott on august 29 hosted by the Three Seasons Treasure Hunters. See flyer in this issue.

    See you in the creek Mike Fait

Upcoming Events

 July 24/25/26, 2015 – Mid State Hunt – see filer attached.

August 15, 2015 – Tomah Club Outing - Nugget Lake County Park Outing.

August 22, 2015 – Wausau Woof River Outing

August 29, 2015 - Three Seasons Treasure Hunters 5th seeded treasure hunt - Riverview Park Hwy 27 Cadott, WI.

September 19.3015 - Tomah Club Meeting at Town of LaGrange Town Hall – at 1:00 pm???? Meeting may be an outing to old gold mine in Rudolph, WI

September 25, 26, 27, 2015 – Wausau Snyder Park Campground Outing

Oct 9-11, 2015 - fall Parrish outing & Memorial for Dennis - camping, metal detector hunt, prospecting in the creeks



President – Michael Fait ( 715-384-9265

Vice-President – Gary Morrison 715-316-2160

Secretary – Jeanne Morrison 715-316-2160

Newsletter Editor - Diane North ( 608-635-7031

Treasure – Gayle Fait ( 715-384-9265

Outing Chairman – Richard Niemyjski ( 608-637-3295

Claims Director – Richard Niemyjski ( 608-637-3295

State Director – Open

Tomah Wisconsin GPAA Chapter Minutes July 2015

Old Business:        

 July’s meeting was on the 3rd Saturday of July on the 18th at 1:00 pm at the Town Hall at the Town of Lagrange, 22731 Flint Ave. on Route #21 west of Tomah Wisconsin.  

 Pictures of Mike and Gayle's Alaskan trip were passed around.

 Guest speakers- Club members who went to South Dakota shared their stories-Richard Niemyjski-Jeff Hastings-Larry and Dave Bender-Larry & Diane Kollins-Dave Ambrose-Wayne Ellefson-Richard Powell- Merlin Meyer.

 Places mentioned to visit in S. Dakota fog cave, wind cave, jewel cave, Custer, Deadhorse, Hill city Black Hills, MiG claim Tinton Husker claim needles highway Custer claim full throttle saloon, French creek, Deadwood Rapid City, and Fairburn

Mike and Gayle shared their Alaska trip Mention members Dean Race, Kurt and Barb Bublitz, Kim Mickelson, Dan Koehler. Also Colorado'n Matt Chase and Casey who got 2 oz.’s each. From a rough start from a cat bite and infection and pulled hamstring to breakdowns of the boats to finding gold. And Dans fall in the creek.

 Gary Morrison spoke of Gainsville Ind.  Mike also shared his outing to Snyder Lake and sluicing with Larry Ehrenberg.

New Business:

Please bring a dish to pass for lunch.   

Nugget Lake on August 15,2015 at the shelter area by the lake-lunch around noon then a short meeting and on to the creek for gold.  The club will supply the meat and drinks. Remember to pay $5 per car load at the front office.  


50/50 raffle winner - Jeff Hastings

Gold nugget - Jeff Hastings

Gold bag - Richard Niemyjski

Gold Price on 8/2/15 was $1,095.20                Silver Price on 8/2/15 was $14.79

Minutes of the last meeting as recorded by Jeanie Morrison

Respectfully submitted by Diane North – Newsletter Editor

Wisconsin Area Clubs

Greenbush Wisconsin GPAA Chapter – holds their meetings on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 3:00 pm in the Greenbush Town Hall, N644 Sugarbush Rd, Greenbush Wi. – Contact: Ron Smith 920-207-4092

Midstate Metal Detecting Club – meets every 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 pm at Shooters Bar and Restaurant at the intersection of Hwy 39 and 54, next to the Shell Station.  Contact: Steve Miller 715-572-1845

Wausau Prospectors – meets the 1st Saturday of the month at 11:00 am in the community room at Cedar Creek Mall next to I-39 just north of Gander Mountain.  Take I-39 exit 185.  Contact:  Kurt Bublitz 715-340-2831 or e-mail

 Wisconsin Northwoods Adventures GPAA Chapter – holds their meetings on the 2 nd Saturday of every month at 11:00 am, at the Cameron Community Center, 512 W. Main Street, Cameron, WI. Contact Dave “Wire” Heinsohn (715) 353-2261  

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