Gold Fever !!!           

 Tomah Wisconsin GPAA Chapter – May/June, 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 newsletter will cover both May and June. I will be in Alaska for two weeks in June and would have a hard time getting another newsletter out in time.  For May we will be metal detecting in the Tomah area. We are going to meet at the Town of LaGrange town hall at 8:00 a.m. in the morning and go out to the local parks and maybe the fairgrounds. Bring your own lunch and drinks, Hope to see you there. 

  The June outing is on the first weekend which is the 6-7.  Participants will meet at the Husker Claim on Saturday morning, and work there for the first day. It might be decided to go to some of the other claims after that. You should plan for more than just the weekend there, if possible as it is 656 miles from Tomah WI to Deadwood SD. There is currently no water on the Husker Claim, you should plan on bringing your own for panning. Unless they get a lot of rain right before you get there! Chris Bung the Wausau vice president is leading this trip his phone # is (715)687-3246 if you have any questions. It is primitive camping on the Husker Claim bring your own water and toilet facility's.

  There is lots to see in SD. Starting with Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse sculptures, in the Deadwood area there is the Adam's museum, The Broken Boot mine tour and Homestake mine visitor’s center. The Back Hill mining museum is in Lead. Rapid City has the Reptile Gardens, Sitting bull, Crystal Caverns, the Thunder Head Underground falls, and the S. Dakota museum of geology at the school of mines. There are also agates in the grassland area near Wall, SD and lots more but I’m kind of getting long winded right now.

 I did my first dig at the Parrish outing at the end of April. I didn't do to good this year only nine specs in two buckets of material. Did a little better on the metal detecting hunt I found $5.31 this year including 14 nickel's even thou they didn't plant any nickels this year. They were all left over from other years. It seems if you plant the coins on edge they are hard to find, but then the frost tips the coins flat and they are easier to find the next year. They had a big turnout for the outing 52 people or around that many. I think 19 were in the metal detecting hunt. There were over 130 ducks in the duck race, I didn't win, place or show again.

   Gary Morrison   regrets to tell us that he will be gone the weekend of the Snyder Lake outing for the Wausau Xlub so we won't be able to camp in his yard for the outing. I got a camp site at the park site #31 the outing is July 11.   

 The next meeting at the town hall will be in July. Hope to see you there Mike Fait.

Upcoming Events

May 16, 2015– Tomah Club Spring Outing – Metal Detecting – metal detecting hunt in Tomah. Meet at 8:00 am.

June 5, 6, 7, 2015 – South Dakota Husker #1 GPAA Claim Outing by Wausau GPAA Chapter.

June 20, 2015 – Tomah Club Meeting – NO MEETING

July 11, 2015 – Snyder Park Campground Outing.

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

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

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



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 April, 2015

Old Business:        

The April meeting was held at the Town Hall at the Town of Lagrange, 22731 Flint Ave. on Route #21 west of Tomah Wisconsin on April 18th, 33 members and guests attended the April meeting.

There was a lot of discussion about the South Dakota outing.  Don’t miss all of the other attractions around the area close to the outing site.

New Business:

May’s meeting will be on the 3rd Saturday of May on the 16th at 8:00 am at the Town Hall at the Town of Lagrange, 22731 Flint Ave. on Route #21 west of Tomah Wisconsin.   Please bring your own lunch and drinks for lunch.    

After everyone meets at 8:00 am, you will go as a group to the Tomah fairgrounds and/or parks to do the metal detecting.  Don’t forget your metal detectors and pointers.

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.


Donations to the raffle were from:   Bev and Dave Bender, Gary & Jeanne Morrison, Diane & Bill North, John Schwingle, Barb Bublitz, Diane & Larry Kollins, Rich Powell - hope I didn't miss anyone.

Stamps donated by Bill Grodevant & Rick Gremler

Pay Dirt donated by Bob Wysocki


50/50 raffle winner – Jeff Euler

Gold raffle winners: Gary Morrison - gold nugget, Jeff Hastings – 2 bags of Pay Dirt  

Gold Price on 5/8/15 was $1,187.50                Silver Price on 5/8/15 was $16.40

 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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