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Jeff Shoop


Peoria, AZ 85345

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2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm
American Legion Post 62
9847 W Desert Cove Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
Jeff Shoop

This chapter is for the everyday Prospector!  A place to share your adventures, results, and to ask questions and to learn from others.  Gold Fever of the West Valley is a proud Chapter of the GPAA, the Gold Prospectors Association of America.  We strive to be full of positivity, integrity, and most importantly, where members’ voices are heard loud and clear.  You, our members, are what makes our chapter successful!  Gold Fever of the West Valley is open to the public and children are always welcome.  Please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts on ways to introduce our future generations to the joys of prospecting!  Gold Fever of the West Valley serves GPAA members from Glendale, Surprise, Peoria, Buckeye, Avondale, Tolleson, Morristown, Wickenburg, El Mirage and Phoenix, Arizona.  

The GFWV is a Arizona Non-Profit Educational Corporation and we are working on our Federal 501c3 Status.  The Mission statement of the GFWV is to strive to educate the general public, our members and their families, about the fun of prospecting, metal detecting and the conservation of our mining claims and public lands.  There are mentors available for prospective members and their families to learn about each of the different aspects of prospecting and exploration!


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Location Date Time

LDMA Stanton Camp

Stanton AZ


2/24/2017 - 2/26/2017

Friday - Sunday

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Entry Fee: $12.00

GFWV Spring Outing February 24, 25, 26, 2017

Posted: December 2, 2016
Gold Fever of the West Valley
A chapter of GPAA
Is sponsoring an outing at Stanton, Az. for GPAA chapter members
February 24, 25, 26, 2017
The outing will be on Saturday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and will have access to one of the LDMA claims.
We will have access to the LDMA camp grounds so you will have to check in at the office in Stanton to get lot assignment and pay fees for parking and camping Friday thru Sunday
There will be a fee for this outing, $12 per person, all persons, $10 of which goes to the LDMA and $2 to help fray the cost of dinner pot luck Saturday evening. And whatever it costs to camp for Stanton. Depending what you need for camping depends on price. They have anything from tent camping to full hook ups. You will need to pay for this at the Stanton office.
You Must RSVP by February 19th, 2017
By face book or one of the contacts
As we get more information it will be posted on the gold fever of the west valley face book page. 
This will be an on your own outing so bring whatever equipment you want to use and we will go to one of the LDMA claims to dig. There is NO water so don’t bring dredges or sluices.
This is a privilege to get to go here so please be considerate, clean up after yourself and fill in your holes.
Any Questions please contact:
Fred Siekmann
Az. State director for GPAA
Joe Graziano
President of Gold fever of the West Valley chapter


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