The program on April 11th, Basic Placer Mining Methods, was a great success. Presenter, Don Albrecht, set up displays of placer mining tools throughout the Bernhard Winery for people to examine. One table was filled with gold pans made of different materials and in many sizes and shapes.
Three different rockers were on another table and placer mining hand tools adorned three tables in the back of the room.
Don also set up a 10 foot sluice box and put some of his gold collection on display.
His presentation was filled with interesting information and all 35 people in attendance learned a lot about the history and practice of placer mining.