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2014 Buckeye Chapter of the GPAA
Thermal City Gold Dig Trip

Join members of the Buckeye Chapter of the GPAA for a 2014 trip to Thermal City Gold Mine in Union Mills, NC on May 17-18, 2014. More information below:

Cost - $150.00 per miner for 2 Days. $50.00 Non Refundable Deposit due by May 1st to secure your spot.

Contact Bette Urschitz at isbette@aol.com (include "Thermal City Trip" in the subject line) or send your deposit and information to PO Box 1693 Mansfield, OH 44901

What is this trip? Those who pay their deposit and amt. due balance will spend 2 days mining gold at the Thermal City Gold Mine. The dig will be split into two shifts each day. You will work one 4 hour shift each day.

The material processed during the gold dig will come from the placer deposits at Thermal City. Equipment used during the gold dig will be trommels.

The Gold Dig starts at 8:30AM on the day of the dig with an orientation meeting at the Trommel area. No one will be allowed to join the Gold Dig after 8:30AM on the day of the dig. The gold split will be at about 6:00PM on the second day of the dig in the central camp area. The split is by a double blind draw. Each participant will receive a split.

Panning and prospecting fees for your free time during the two days of the gold dig are included in the entry fee.

Be sure to visit the Gem Mine & Rock Shop while you are there. Rough gem stone material is available to run at the flumes. They also have gold concentrate and gem material available in to go bags. They make great gifts.

Thermal City Gold Mine
5240 US 221 Hwy N.
Union Mills, NC 28167

Phone: 828.286.3016
Email: jnanney@blueridge.net
Web: www.huntforgold.com

QUICK TRIP UPDATE FROM BETTE April 20, 2014:

ANNUAL THERMAL CITY DIG, MAY 17 AND MAY 18, 2014
 
Camping is available on site.  There are showers and restrooms for the campers if needed.  Call Thermal City at 828-286-3016 to reserve a cabin if any are available or:
 
There are 4 motels close by in Marion, NC.
Days Inn, Marion: 828-659-2567
Super 8 Motel, Marion: 828-659-7940
Comfort Inn, Marion: 828-652-4888
Hampton Inn, Marion: 828-652-5100
 
CREDIT CARDS MAY BE UTILIZED BY CALLING THE THERMAL CITY NUMBER ABOVE TO PAY FOR THE DIG, ETC.  AND WILL BE ACCEPTED UP UNTIL FRIDAY AFTERNOON ON MAY 16 UNTIL 5:00 PM.  YOU MUST BE REGISTERED AND PAID BEFORE 8:30 ON SATURDAY MORNING, THE FIRST DAY OF THE DIG TO PARTICIPATE and NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO JOIN THE DIG AFTER 8:30 AM WHEN THE SAFETY MEETING STARTS.  THE OFFICE OPENS AT 8:00 AM THE FIRST DAY OF THE DIG.
 
The Common Dig ($150) per person and includes material for all day Saturday and Sunday, and all day panning.   There are 2 shifts each day; 1  morning and 1 in the afternoon.  IMPORTANT:  ALL participants MUST ATTEND a SAFETY MEETING before the first dig on Saturday at 8:30 and the dig starts immediately following.  First shift ends at lunch - Second shift starts after lunch.  Those in the First shift will go to Second on Sunday and vice versa.  ALL FINDS are SPLIT between ALL  participants only with a bag of concentrates for each.  NUGGETS found will be random drawing  by numbers and completed right after Second shift on Sunday.
 
For those not participating in the Common Dig, they can hunt for rough gemstones in the Gem Mine flume or pan for gold at their own expense on site or just enjoy the scenery and relax.  The Gold Camp will have a dinner ($5) Saturday evening for each person that wishes to participate.  It is excellent spaghetti and includes meatballs if you wish, vegetable, salad, soft drinks, coffee, etc. and desert.  For lunches on Saturday and Sunday I will be taking up a collection for luncheon meats, cheese, breads, snacks, drinks, etc. each day.
FULL Payments of Check or Money Order MUST be received by me by May 10th. at the latest as  I WILL NOT  be available after that date to receive and/or cash your payment.  SEND MONEY ORDER or CHECK TO:  Bette Urschitz, P. O. Box 1693, Mansfield, Ohio 44901-1693.  I will let you know when payment is received and cashed.
 
Please contact me at (email is best) isbette@aol.com with any questions or to let me know if you will be joining us for a SUPER FUN TIME TO MEET NEW FRIENDS and POTENTIAL NEW MEMBERS.  My phone is 419-522-9121 but I do not check the answering machine often and do not use a cell.
 
COME JOIN THE FUN, BRINGS FRIENDS (Potential GPAA Members, spouses, children, etc.) and let them experience the fun as well. 
 
I NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.
 
KIND REGARDS FROM YOUR HOSTS FOR THE DIG, BETTE and WALT