Eagle Mountain Land Grab!!!!!

Completely ignoring the fact that the Eagle Mountain Mining District (which the FCM has a claim in) is a federally and judicially recognized entity under the Mining Laws, the BLM and Secretary of the Interior proposes to withdraw approximately 22, 462 acers of public land (which includes the Eagle Mountain Mining District) and turn it over to Joshua Tree National Park beginning with a segregation of said lands for 2 years with a notification in the Federal Register on the 18th of November of this year. A public comment period is now open and ends on the 16th of February. A public meeting on the proposed withdrawal will be held on January 18th 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at UC Riverside Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert California 92211.

My fellow Miners, Metal Detectorist, Off Roaders, Hunters and all Outdoors People, this is just one more landgrab initiated by environmentalist and supported by the BLM in behalf of the National Park System. There is only one reason for this landgrab and that is to shut you out and take away your rights.

In the “Eagle Mountain Boundary Study Including Possible Land Withdrawal Environmental Assessment” that was published in March of 2016 by the National Park System, says the withdrawal is needed for the protection of cultural and biological resources. This is crap ladies and gentlemen; the area is so remote only the claim holders (who have held claims in the area for nearly 20 years) and very few people venture into the area. Yet the NPS states in the same study, they want to enhance tourism in the area. Is that not an oxymoron? Protection and tourism?

I am requesting each one of you sit down and write a letter of objection to this landgrab. You can go to the following website and make comments:


Christmas Party

Event date: 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 5:30pm

Dinner starts at 6pm. Doors open 5pm.

Potluck dinner. Ham and Turkey provided. Bring your own plates/cutlery and drinks.

Optional participation in secret Santa. Bring a $20 value or more to participate. Bring a gift, get a gift.

December outing

Event date: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:00am to Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 11:30pm

This is another small outing. Right now Kevin Regli, Marshall Holman, Jon Kishi, Fred Dahl and myself plan on going. I believe we are all planning on being there Friday until Sunday. If there is anyone interested in attending please let me know so we can look out for you.

The road should be quite good and may even improve on Friday thanks to Marshall's road drag.



Valley Prospectors Rendezvous 2016

Valley Prospectors has invited WEPC members to their October outing.

Valley Prospectors of San Bernardino, Inc

Rendezvous 2016

October 21-23, 2016

Ord Mountain Camping Area


Barstow Road, Midway between Lucerne and Barstow
Dry Camping, plenty of room, (it's the desert)
Ord Turn off Cordinates - 34*40'51.63"N, 116*57'58.55"W

All events take place; Saturday, October 22

1/10 Oz Gold coin Raffle, Drawing right after "Potluck"

Metal Detecting Hunt by VP - $20.00
10 am till we stop, about an hour, more or less

Gold Panning Contest by FCM -$5.00
Arond 2pm, give or take

Night Stalker Hunt, by Bob and Friends -$5.00
When it gets dark

Chili Cook off, by Steve - Have it ready for tasting at 4:30
Have to be present to win, "Doug"
Potluck starts right after; 5ish

"sawtooth Campground', is about 1 mile west of Hwy 247, if you want an improved campground with toilets, fire rings and shade cover

Steve Schubert - 951-934-0535
Kent Bryant - 951-202-9616



PLP Letter from Pat Keene

To all PLP membership and friends of PLP,
I am shocked and saddened by the letter you may have received or read dated August 17, 2016 by the Rogue Board.
All of you are aware that, I am one of the Founders of Public Lands for the People (PLP) along with Barry Wetherby and Jerry Hobbs. I have also been one of the biggest supporters with my time, donations and direct funding. Many of you have seen me at the shows along with working with many of you.
I have considered all of the signers on that letter to be both friends, clients and professional competitors in the mining business for my entire career of 35 years. In the past they have given of their time, talent and in some cases their money in the support of miner's rights. We have all worked together. I thank them all for their service.
The letter that they signed neglects many important facts and long time friendships to accuse me and the other well meaning members of stealing from the organization that I started. I resent the implication and I'll fight the allegations.


Subscribe to West End Prospectors Corp. RSS