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WEPC offers 9 workable claims in California, both wet and dry.

Looking for Gold or just plain fun?  West End Prospectors has both. There is something for everyone. You'll spend your time finding gold instead of wasting time looking for a place to prospect.

We schedule monthly outings to one of our claims:  mountain and river claims are spring through summer and we work our desert claims during the fall and winter months. These outings provide opportunities to prospect and learn under actual conditions.

January General Meeting

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2024 - 7:30pm
 The West End Prospectors have been informed that the Circle City Center in Corona is closed on our usual meeting date in January, the 1st Tuesday of the month due to the New Year's holiday.  For this month only, we will have the general meeting on TUESDAY JANUARY 9TH 2024.  It will still be usual 730 PM start time in the same meeting room, just a week later.  Bring your finds (treasure, gold) and enjoy the raffles.  We will also discuss our planned outing at the Cholla Claim 1/13/24.  We hope to see everyone at the meeting to start the year out well.  See you at the meeting!

January Outing at Cholla January 13th!

Event date: 
Friday, January 12, 2024 - 12:00am to Sunday, January 14, 2024 - 11:30pm

We are having the West End January outing at the Cholla claim this year.  It will be the weekend of January 13th.  That is MLK Day weekend so it will be a 3 day weekend for many. 

We will camp near the discovery marker and plan to have a potluck on Saturday at 5 PM for those interested.  There will be some members arriving Friday 1/12.  This is a remote claim and really requires 4WD and is not a place for RV's or trailers.  This is a big claim with plenty of area for detecting and drywashing.  I hope we can get a good turnout like last spring.


We have decided to move the March club outing to the Cholla claim to try something new and also to avoid the wet ground at the other claims.  The outing is officially on March 18th and 19th, but many of us plan to arrive on Friday 3/17 and stay for 2 nights.  It will be chilly at night and poor cell reception, but this is a chance to visit a claim that has not been mined very much due to the remote location.  4WD is recommended.  Please see emails being sent out about meeting along the I-10 to drive into the claim as a group for those who are not familiar with the road.  Bring firewood.  Hope to see you there!


Event date: 
Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 1:00pm


Saturday, December 10, 2022, 1 PM to 5 PM

Doors open by 1 PM

Corona Public Library FAM West Community Room

650 South Main Street in Corona 92882

DINNER ITEMS NEEDED for the potluck:  YOUR FAVORITE holiday casserole, mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cole slaw, vegetables, green salad, fruit salad, dinner rolls & butter,cranberry sauce, deviled eggs, relish tray, dessert, etc.  WEPC will supply the turkey and ham.

Please bring your own plates, eating utensils and beverage.

If you want to participate in the gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift valued at $20.00.

Participation is voluntary,  Bring a gift, get a gift. 

Be sure to wear your WEPC member badge.

PLP Newsletter - November 2022

EST. 1990

A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation
PLP exists to "Represent and assist outdoor user groups and individuals interested in keeping public and private lands open to prospecting, mining and outdoor recreation through education, scientific data and legal means."


Public Lands for the People’s (PLP) 2022 Fallfest was bigger and better than ever! We had a fantastic group of folks that attended, and at least a couple dozen volunteers who are really the ones who made everything run so smooth! 

Where to start? We had many educational seminars on various topics 5 days in a row, including metal detecting class by several experts, drilling and blasting by John Norman, winning legal mining rights battles the PLP way by Clark Pearson (we have many wins in court which back up our guide cards), capturing fine gold from concentrates by Mike Pung (Mr. Gold Cube!), legal requirements for getting your blasting license and more. 

There was a very well attended Mining District and Owl Museum tour- wow, the history of the area is fantastic! Dan and Arlene Stanton were our tour guides and they know their stuff! You can book your own tour with them: 


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