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5/15/2012 9:24 AM
LDMA camps offer adventure, camaraderie
By DOMINIC RICCI
GPAA Executive Director of Operations
Have you ever wanted to visit a Lost Dutchman’s Mining Association Camp, work a common gold operation in which you spilt the gold and its yours to keep? GPAA Outings offer you the chance to meet some really good new friends and “family” and enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship of other gold prospectors in a fun and safe environment.
The Spring Outings are just around the corner and the time to sign-up is now! All you need to do is call the GPAA national headquarters at 1-800-551-9707 and speak to a Membership Services Representative and you will be on your way.
The GPAA outings offer many opportunities to get hands-on approach to learning various aspects of gold recovery. We offer at the different outings a chance to run highbankers, trommels, drywashers and even the occasional dredge, these operations will vary from camp to camp. Sit in on lectures and demonstrations that have in the past covered topics such as panning, sluicing, metal detecting, filing claims, dowsing, general prospecting and even the open question and answer sessions, the topics are ever changing.
We run three-day and five-day outings where the participants work one four-hour shift per day (three-day outings participants work a total of two shifts; five-day outings participants work a total of three shifts). All the gold found is split between the participants on the final morning - Sunday. And it’s yours to keep!
The outings are also an excellent family getaway. Come out and bring your detectors and other equipment to try your luck at a prospecting adventure. Most outings offer a Saturday potluck, bonfire and a chance to enjoy new and old friends and share some tall tales of your gold prospecting adventures.
The Gold Prospectors Association of America is pleased to announce the 2012 GPAA Outing Schedule:
Loud Mine LDMA Camp (Georgia)
Burnt River LDMA Camp (Oregon)
Vein Mountain LDMA Camp (North Carolina)
Scott River LDMA Camp (California)
Athens LDMA Camp (Michigan)
Italian Bar LDMA Camp (California)
Stanton LDMA Camp (Arizona)
Duisenburg LDMA Camp (California)
Three-day outings are $100 and five-day outings are $175 for GPAA members. For LDMA members, the three-day outings are $60 and five-day outings are $100.
For more information, call 1-800-551-9707 or visit www.gpaaoutings.com
Remember there is limited space, so your reserve your spot today! No walk-ins!
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