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ICMJ Mining Summit - Lecture Speakers & Schedule

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The ICMJ 2016 GOLD PROSPECTING AND MINING SUMMIT is only two months away, and this is the latest update.

Venue: April 16 & April 17, 2016, at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, California.

Over 80 booths featuring the latest in prospecting and mining equipment. (Booth spaces are sold out.)


Saturday, April 16 10am - 5pm

Sunday, April 17 10am - 4pm

Cost: $5 at the door. Children under 12 are free with a paid adult. (Fairgrounds charges $5 parking.)

The Lecture Schedule for Saturday April 16, and Sunday April 17 is now set:


Saturday,  April 16

10:30am How to Research a Promising Location for Gold Prospecting Don Robinson

11:30am Staking and Holding Mining Claims Chris Ralph

12:30pm Current Regulations & Permitting Charles Watson

1:30pm Old Mines: Hazards & Benefits for the Amateur Prospector Professor George Wheeldon

2:30pm Gold & Precious Metals Markets Leonard Melman

3:30pm Basic Gold Prospecting Techniques Chris Ralph

4:30pm Raffle 
Sunday,  April 17

10:30am Mineral Identification Chris Ralph

11:30am Retaking Control of Regulations Through Mining Districts Scott Harn & Clark Pearson

12:30pm Metal Detecting for Gold Steve Herschbach

1:30pm Gravity Separation Dr. Thom Seal

2:30pm Ask The Experts: Question and Answer Session Chris Ralph, Scott Harn, Clark Pearson, Dr. Thom Seal, Pat Keene, Leonard Melman

3:30pm Raffle


Many more events and details at http://www.icmj.com/miningsummit.php

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It's was back in the 60's that I've been in Placerville. I just don't see how I could make this one but I've love too. It's got to be the greatest Gold Prospecting Summit ( show ) a person could make. You have so many knowledgeable people  under one roof giving the talks.



PS Steve you don't have a list of the dealers that have a booth ?

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Here it is from http://www.icmj.com/miningsummit.php

Vendor/Exhibitor: From:
ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal - host Aptos, California
49er Mining Supplies Columbia, California
A&B Prospecting Mesa & Prescott Valley, Arizona
Advanced Geologic Chester, California
Advanced Mining Equipment Long Beach, California
American Mining Rights Association Coulterville, California
Ancient Gold Jewelers Placerville, California
Aurora Mining Products Galt, California
Barrington Enterprises Auburn, California
Better Basics Mining Grass Valley, Calfornia
Black Sheep Mining Sacramento, California
Bucket Digger Rancho Cordova, California
Camel Mining Products Quartzsite, Arizona
Cascade Mountains Gold Independence, Oregon
Comstock Gold Prospectors Reno, Nevada
Dahlke Dredge Mfg. Dealy, Texas
David H. Fell & Company
City of Commerce & Burlingame, CA;
     and Phoenix, Arizona
Dragonfly Gemz Roseville, California
Fossickers North Bend, Washington
Germstone Equipment Mfg. Simi Valley, California
Global Mining Equipment Boise, Idaho
Gold Country Treasure Seekers Placerville, California
Gold Grabber Mfg. Riggins, Idaho
Gold Killer Atascadero, California
Goldfield International Lindon, Utah
Gore Valley Ventures Vail, Colorado
Jim's Metal Detectors Yucca Valley, California
Jobe Wholesale Bend, Oregon
Keene Engineering Chatsworth, California
Leonard Melman Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Make Your Own Gold Bars Huntington Beach, California
MB Gold Mfg. San Jose, California
MGM Enterprises Maple Valley, Washington
Mineral Enterprises Nevada City, California
Miner's Cache Redding, California
Miner's Keepers Surprise, Arizona
Mining Books.com Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mother Lode Goldhounds Foresthill, California
Naturally Mine of Foresthill Foresthill, California
Nevada Publications Reno, Nevada
Pioneer Mining Supplies Auburn, California
Placerville Hardware Placerville, California
Placerville Polaris Placerville, California
Prospecting Channel Oroville, California
Public Lands for the People Woodland Hills, California
Roaring Camp Mining Company Pine Grove, California
Tuolumne Sunshine Mine Woodland, California
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Steve, not only would I love to be there for your presentation on detecting for gold, I'd love to take in the others as well. Sadly, I'm already committed to another conference at the same time or wild horses and cranky mining mules couldn't keep me away.

All the best, and thanks for the info. as I may be lucky enough to make it another year,


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Does the fair RV park fill up during this event? Early reservations necessary?

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