Gold Fever !!!           

 Tomah Wisconsin GPAA Chapter – July, 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 everyone

 It’s been a long time since I've seen most of you. We've had two outing since April. The first was a metal detecting outing in Tomah. Twelve members come to hunt the fairgrounds and a park. The weather was perfect in fact it was probably the first warm weather anyone had seen in a while from all the people we saw out fishing and sunning themselves. I think everyone found some coins and other oddities a toy gun, lots of pull tabs and Jeff Hastings found a silver cross.

 I didn't make it to South Dakota but from what I have heard and seen they had plenty of water and a nice turnout. Most people found some color too. Better the first time out there.

  Gayle and I went to Alaska to Dean Races claims on the forty mile river. It was cool 30's in the nights and mid 60s during the warmest days. I was recovering from a cat bit and a pulled hamstring and kind of took it easy the first several days there. I then started running a highbanker dredge using it as a 3'' dredge for 3 days. When I thought I was ready I moved up to a 4'' dredge. I long armed it the first two days then moved up to a hookah when the hole got to deep. Never did reach the bottom in the hole as the river dropped leaving the dredge on top of the tailings pile. That day Kurt Bublitz set the highbanker up and we shoveled for three hours. I only ran one tank of gas a day on anything that I worked on and it still beat me up I must be getting old!

  I haven't cleaned up anything smaller than twenty mesh yet. I did clean up my snuffer bottle after I was home for a week and got 1900 pieces of gold out of it I'm probably over two grams now.

 We saw moose almost every day and even thou I didn't see it only a picture a grizzly walked down the far side of the river one morning.

   Don't forget mid-state annual hunt in Nekoosa July 24,25,26

                                                                                                      See you in the creeks, Mike Fait

Upcoming Events

 July 11, 2015 – Snyder Park Campground Outing.

July 18, 2015 - Tomah Club Meeting at Town of LaGrange Town Hall – at 1:00 pm

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

September 19.3015 - Tomah Club Meeting at Town of LaGrange Town Hall – at 1:00 pm

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 May, June 2015

Old Business:        

The May, June meetings were outings so no report.

On a very sad note Dennis Lauberstein passed away Friday May 22, 1015.  Dennis was a very outgoing and caring individual who loved to prospect and share his talents with those around him.  He will truly be missed and our hearts and prayers go out to Janice.  The Wausau club fall outing will be dedicated in a memorial to honor Dennis and Don (joint land owner) October 9th – 11th at Parish.  It will be similar to the Spring Outing.  All activities will take place on Saturday the 10th.

New Business:

July’s meeting will be 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.   Please bring a dish to pass for lunch.    

 Richard Powell is needing gold pans for demonstrating at veterans groups.  Please bring any that you would like to donate to the May meeting and give to Mike.

Raffles:  No raffles during the outings in May & June.

Gold Price on 6/29/15 was $1,180.10                Silver Price on 6/29/15 was $15.76

 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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