Portland Gold Prospectors
Tanasbourne Sportsman’s Warehouse
|H-E-L-P!! Portland Gold Prospectors, Inc., has scheduled a panning demonstration at the Sportsman’s Warehouse in the Tanasbourne area. A sign-up sheet was on the table at the February 16th chapter meeting. Unfortunately, no one signed up to help. |
What: Panning demonstration
When: March 14, 2020 9AM – set-up 10AM-2PM – Panning demonstration
Where: Sportsman’s Warehouse 10645 NE Tanasbourne Drive Hillsboro, OR 97124
Why: It provides an opportunity for people to learn about panning and about our chapter.
> There are still details to work out, but I met with the Sportsman’s Warehouse manager on February 18th; He is happy to accommodate us.
> Please call or email me directly if you can help with this outing.
Portland Gold Prospectors, Inc.503-413-9283
How to Get There:
If you go on Hwy 26, take the NW 185th Exit – turn south on NW 185th Avenue – the Sportsman’s Warehouse is one of the first stores you will see on the right – after you are on the south side of the freeway overpass. It is behind Men’s Warehouse. If you are heading south, you can turn right on to NW Tanasbourne Drive right by the Men’s Warehouse. If you miss that turn, continue south on NW 185th – turn right onto NE Evergreen Parkway, then turn right on NW Amberglen Parkway, then right on NW Tanasbourne Drive – Sportsman’s Warehouse it on the left. If you are heading north on NW 185th Avenue, turn left onto NE Evergreen Parkway, then right on to NW Amberglen Parkway, then right on NW Tanasbourne Drive – to Sportsman’s Warehouse.
Daybreak Park is where I found my first gold “in the wild.” What a thrill!
Here’s a note from Outing Director Jerry Johns about this Saturday’s outing:
We have an outing this Saturday at Day Break Park. Access to this park is probably one of the easiest to maneuver within and the weather looks to be in our favor as well. The water is expected to be VERY cold though so dress accordingly with rubber boots or hip-waders and an extra pair of sox. I will be arriving at the park around 8am and will stay until noon’ish (give or take a hour or so). People are welcome to arrive and stay as long or short as they want to. You are responsible for your own food at this outing. Hot food will be provided at our chapter meeting on Sunday though. 🙂 There is no day use fees at this park the last time I checked.
Equipment: The type of equipment you can use at this park varies at different times of the year. For our outing you can use Pans, sluices and any battery operated equipment. Any motorized equipment is off-limits as is dredging this time of year. I recommend bringing along a small shovel as you will be digging in an area with lots of river rock. Pans, Sluices, snuffer bottles, buickets are all good options to have with you. I will make myself available during this time to help people set up their sluices and/or teach panning techniques to newer individuals. I have included directions below a link to the park website.
26401 NE Daybreak Road
Battleground, WA 98604
Directions from I-5: Head North on I-5 across the I-5 bridge. Stay on I-5 North until Exit 11 and take this exit onto WA-502 toward Battleground Washington. Stay on WA-502 for approximately 2.5 miles and turn left on NE 72nd. After a couple of miles (~2 miles) road will take a couple of quick right turns and change names to 259th and then finally NE 82nd Ave. It is another half mile or so to Daybreak Park. The park is on both sides of the road, we will be meeting and working on the right side of the Park.
Got any favorite gold hunting sayings? Like “Gold is Where You Find It.”
Yesterday we elected some new officers:
Vice President will be Jim Erwin,
Yolande Kragerud continues as Secretary,
and New Board Members are Charlie Foster, Mike Torres, Brad Gary and Joe Wood.
Our November newsletter is now available. Click here.
We started the outings for the year at the beach, and finished the year also at Cape Disappointment.
There’s lots of black sand still, and there’s still lots of very fine gold in it! Prospectors had the most luck with Gold Cube separators but high-bankers also did well. Even with just a pan, it was likely to show color in each scoop.
Again, the weather was clear and shirt-sleeves were the uniform of the day.
The black sand is heavy, but it seems that the new Gold and Fish pamphlet is heavier still. But you better have it when you’re prospecting in Washington!