Monday, December 19, 2016

2016 Roaring Camp Christmas Letter

Hello everyone!  It's that time of year again to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  My family and I hope that all of you are doing well, we are truly thankful for all of our friends, family and loyal customers. Where does the time go, already almost 2017!  I am happy to report that we had no major disasters in 2016, lots of dead and dying trees not only from the fire but bark beetles hit us hard. We will utilize all that we can in camp, the guys are busy thinking up all the great things they can build with the lumber we get from the trees. The guys are doing some mining, I don't get into camp much this time of year and they try not to tell me what they are digging up, but I understand they have something going on behind the Trading Post. They did some test holes down the road between cabins but decided they would have to dig up all the cabins to find the gold so I THINK they filled in the holes and moved, I guess I should go down there and make sure we still have cabins left (haha).  No new necklace piece for me yet but finding some nice gold, should be good material for the Commons and the Gold Bearing Gravel Piles.

Our Common operations were a big success this last season, in fact we found some of the best gold ever during our 2nd Common Operation.  Of course we had more participates than ever so they were able to move lots of material and it really paid off for them.  I am enclosing a sheet with the cost and the dates for 2017, please do not wait too long if you are thinking of joining one, last year our 2nd Common was full and some of you missed out on the experience. Click here to see our Common Operation 2017 Schedule!

I am also enclosing our 'Dirt of the Month Club' special here.  It is a great way to give the gift of Roaring Camp during the winter months, or just buy one for yourself and call it a Christmas gift.
We will start our show season again in January, I am still working on some other ideas, but if any of you have a great show you feel we should attend please let me know.

Right now these are the shows I know we will attend, as always if you have any questions please let us know.

  • ISE Sportsman's Expo at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA.  On January 19-22.  Booth 2108 Building C, this is a 4 day show.
  • GPAA Gold Show in Pleasanton, CA.  Alameda County Fairgrounds on February 11th & 12th.
  • Fred Hall Shows Inc., in Long Beach, CA.  Long Beach Convention Center, March 1-5, this is a 5 day show.
  • GPAA Gold Show in Puyallup, Washington.  Washington State Fair Events Center on March 18th & 19th.
  • Mariposa Gem & Mineral Club, Mariposa CA.  California State Mining & Mineral Museum, April 8th & 9th.
  • GPAA Gold Show in Las Vegas, NV.  South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa on April 22nd & 23rd.

As I said I am still looking into other shows and the guys would be willing to come to one of your club meetings to talk about Roaring Camp if any of you are interested.  Call me and we can talk about any ideas you might have.

On a personal note, we are all doing well, we have all had a little time off, Mike went to Canada with his family, he took Martha & Sofia for their first trip there.  Rick and I along with our kids and Grandkids spent a few weeks in Mexico soaking up the sun and sand, we have a couple of other short trips planned before we open again on April 30th.  Tammy, Peter and Patrick just took a few days off and are still trying to decide what they would like to do for a vacation, they will take a week at Christmas for now.

I would love to add some pictures to our web-site so if you have anything you would like to share with the world please e-mail them to me so I can forward them to my webmaster.

In closing, unfortunately, I have no choice but to raise the rates, it has be about 10 years since we raised the cabin and tent site rates, we have a lot of old equipment in camp that needs repair and if we want to continue to make your experience in camp the best possible I will have to do some repair work.  We did spend quite a bit of money on the excavator this last summer and it is up and running but still needs work.  For those of you who already have a reservation for 2017 nothing will change, if fact I will give all the rest of you until March 1st to make your reservation for 2017 at the old rate.  After that I will only raise cabin and tent sites weekly rate $25.00 per week, that's less than $4.00 per day.  Please do not wait if you are planning to come and visit us this year, look at your schedules and book with us as soon as possible.

We really look forward to seeing all of you in 2017, all of you make our job the best in the world and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Roaring Camp Mining Company
P.O. BOX 278, Pine Grove, CA 95665

Monday, December 12, 2016

ATCAA can help with your New Cal EITC

YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE to receive the New Cal EITC as well as the Fed EITC on your Tax return or both, but you must file your taxes to claim it. Let us help you file for free at Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency.  It’s FREE and it’s your money, so get it! 209-223-1485

4-On-4 Volleyball League begins Feb 26

4 on 4 Volleyball League

WHAT: 6 Week Volleyball League, 2 matches every Sunday
WHEN: Sunday Afternoons, Starting February 26th, 1:00pm
WHERE: Argonaut High School
PRICE:  $185 per team
For more information, please contact ACRA by Phone (209-223-6349), Email (, or Facebook (

Walk-A-Thon at Lake Tabeaud - Sat Mar 25

WHAT: 2.6 mile walk around the lake
WHEN: Saturday, March 25th, 10:00am-1:00pm
WHERE: Lake Tabeaud, Tabeaud Rd 5 miles south of Hwy 88
PRICE: FREE for Be Active Members, $10 for Non-Members

For more information, please contact ACRA by Phone (209-223-6349), Email (, or Facebook (

Valentine’s Dance - Sun Feb 12

WHAT: A dance at The Hub
WHEN: Sunday, February 12th, 5:00pm-8:00pm
WHERE: The HUB (206B Main St. in Jackson, above Hein & Co Bookstore)
PRICE: FREE for Be Active Members, $10 for Non-Members
For more information on the Bowl-A-Rama, please contact ACRA by Phone (209-223-6349), Email (, or Facebook (

Bowl-A-Rama - Sat Jan 21

WHAT: Bowling
WHEN: Saturday, January 21st, 10:00am-12:00pm
WHERE: Gold Country Lanes, 81 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek
PRICE: FREE for Be Active Members, $10 for Non-Members
For more information, please contact ACRA by Phone (209-223-6349), Email (, or Facebook (