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  • 1.  Next meeting for 2021

    Posted 07-23-2021 04:27 PM
    Summer is high upon us and the  smoke hangs heavy over some of our members.  With that in mind, it is time to start planning our fall meeting.  I have been in discussion with Chris Johnson - Section Program Chair, and volunteered to put out a call to see if anyone would host a field trip.  Before the pandemic, there was an offer for the Kennedy Mine.  I believe that a trip to the historic Mother Lode district would be of interest to our members.  Those in the Bay Area, or other outlying areas would have a long day but we could always try to organize something to make it worth the while.
    Any offers or suggestions?  September would probably be best but we are open for recommendations.

    Bill Warfield

    William Warfield
    Roseville CA United States

  • 2.  RE: Next meeting for 2021

    Posted 07-24-2021 02:12 PM
    I'm game for almost anything.  Almost. 

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    My Lord 

  • 3.  RE: Next meeting for 2021

    Posted 07-26-2021 12:29 PM

    The Kennedy Mine is still on the table.?? It is quite a distance out at
    Jackson (Amador County), but one could easily spend several hours just
    looking around.?? If attendees wanted to do the tour, that takes up 90
    minutes and still leaves hours of stuff to look at.?? Might arrange for a
    lunch or buffet; options are open.


  • 4.  RE: Next meeting for 2021

    Posted 07-27-2021 09:25 AM
    Sounds good to me, and my husband is very interested also.


  • 5.  RE: Next meeting for 2021

    Posted 07-28-2021 03:26 PM
    From the responses so far I think that there is a demand for a field trip to the Kennedy Mine.  I also have driven by it for years and have never even been up to it.
    Can you get in touch with Chris Johnson, our Program Chair and see if this can't be arranged?   I would draw in Mark Trevor who does and lot of work in the area, i.e. Sonora Gold and maybe he can add something to the area.

    William Warfield
    Roseville CA United States

  • 6.  RE: Next meeting for 2021

    Posted 07-29-2021 12:40 PM

    That would be a fun trip!



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  • 7.  RE: Next meeting for 2021

    Posted 07-29-2021 01:20 PM

    Hi everyone!

    I think this is a great idea! I've driven past the Kennedy many times but have never visited.

    It's about time...



    Alan Driscoll

    VP, Director of Mining Services

    3110 Gold Canal Drive, Ste. C

    Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

    916.638.1119 / 916.837.3336 Cell



  • 8.  RE: Next meeting for 2021

    Posted 07-29-2021 01:27 PM
    we've been there in the past. A great spot, pretty area too, if it doesn't burn down. 

  • 9.  RE: Next meeting for 2021

    Posted 07-29-2021 06:33 PM
    John: Fire Department was out last Saturday.?? Turned out it was a
    neighboring restaurant smoking beef for an evening event.?? We did have a
    fire in the Change House a few years ago which has given us a chance to
    redo all the displays and upgrade the museum presentation.?? Trunnion
    support on Tailing Wheel #1 failed about the same time and the Kennedy
    Foundation as able to lift the wheel and install temporary supports.??
    Timbers for restoration are cut and on site.?? This project makes a
    discussion subject on its own. Doug

  • 10.  RE: Next meeting for 2021

    Posted 07-26-2021 04:16 PM
    Hi Bill,

    Yes, I think I would be interested in visiting the Kennedy Mine.


    Fred Watson

    Fred Watson
    Lafayette CA United States

  • 11.  RE: Next meeting for 2021

    Posted 07-27-2021 10:22 AM
    I would also very much enjoy a Kennedy Mine trip. I drive by it on the way to mines further south on Hwy 49 quite often, but have never been in. Thanks.

    Mark Trevor
    Principal Geologist
    Pollock Pines CA United States