Metal Detecting 101 / Renegade Treasure Hunts

Metal Detecting 101 / Renegade Treasure Hunts

Four detecting events scheduled for 2017

The Gold Prospectors Association of America and the Lost Dutchman’s Mining Association are excited to announce a series of metal detecting training sessions along with renegade treasure hunts at our Stanton camp in Arizona, our Oconee camp in South Carolina, and at our Duisenburg camp in Southern California.


Friday, February 24, 2017/Author: GPAA/Number of views (530)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Gold shows set for Indiana, North Carolina

Gold shows set for Indiana, North Carolina

First of seven events to kick off in Pleasanton, Calif in February

The Gold Prospectors Association of America had added two more Gold & Treasure Shows to its 2017 schedule — one in Indiana and another in North Carolina. The first of seven GPAA Gold & Treasure Shows will kick off in Pleasanton, Calif. Feb. 11-12. As a special feature  of this event, a National Raffle with more than $15,000 worth of prizes will be broadcast live on Facebook for those who can’t attend the show. You can participate in the National Raffle from home by calling (209) 266-2844.

Thursday, February 9, 2017/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (1327)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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GPAA launches online Mining Guide

GPAA launches online Mining Guide

Leveraging the knowledge, experience of all members

For years now, members have been asking about getting online access to the GPAA Claims Club Membership Mining Guide. In the past, updated versions of the Mining Guide were released every two to three years based on the number of updates from the prior edition. The Pick & Shovel Gazette was used as a tool to help provide bi-monthly updates to members between edition releases, but with the advancements in technology, members have asked why an online edition has not been introduced.

Friday, January 20, 2017/Author: Brandon Johnson/Number of views (4084)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.9
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Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky

Finding quartz float, old diggings with a drone

There are thousands of miles of dirt roads in California’s gold country, and quartz outcroppings are a common sight. This can be exciting for the prospector who recognizes that quartz and gold sometimes hang out together. And, it is possible – if you spend enough time and are willing to sort through several thousand empty .22 casings — to find gold right there in that road cut. But, the tiny portion of the vein you see on the road is just that — a tiny portion. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017/Author: Neal and Sam Bolton/Number of views (1509)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Memories of Boo Coo

Memories of Boo Coo

Some parting words for our ol’ friend

David “Boo Coo” Haas passed away Dec. 10 in Texas. He was 84. He was a close friend of GPAA-LDMA founder George Buzzard Massie and a contributor to Gold Prospectors magazine.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016/Author: GPAA/Number of views (3650)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.1
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HIGHER FREQUENCY DETECTING WITH THE GOLD BUG 2

HIGHER FREQUENCY DETECTING WITH THE GOLD BUG 2

Fisher Research Labs offers tried-and-true technology

When it comes to gold fever, there’s no doubt that Ken Martinez has a bad case of it. And, when it comes to metal detectors, he’s been feelin’ the bite of the Fisher Gold Bug 2. Though Martinez admits he was initially skeptical of the Gold Bug 2’s analog technology, his cache of small nuggets is all the proof he needs to dismiss any doubts about this super-high frequency metal detector.

Monday, December 5, 2016/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (2880)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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NUGGET SHOOTER: Hunt like you mean it!

NUGGET SHOOTER: Hunt like you mean it!

Load up with know-how at Bill Southern’s detecting seminars

If there’s one ornament Bill Southern does not want to see hanging in your home this holiday season it’s a “closet ornament” in the form of a high-dollar metal detector. Think exercise equipment — a graveyard of barbells and fat-burning contraptions. The same can happen with prospecting equipment as dusty dredges get bogged down under car parts and Christmas decorations and metal detectors sit propped up next to umbrellas and folding chairs. The answer to keeping your expensive equipment out of the closet is education and a little bit of matchmaking, said Bill Southern, owner of Nugget Shooter in Morristown, Ariz.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016/Author: Sarah Reijonen/Number of views (3321)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Membership Services Team: "You are the gold!"

Membership Services Team: "You are the gold!"

Our goal in the Membership Services department is to provide all members of the Gold Prospectors Association of America with exceptional customer service, continued communication and support. Our priority is to make sure our members’ needs are met for GPAA, Gold Life and the Lost Dutchman’s Mining Association. We also handle subscriptions to Gold Prospectors magazine, reservations for scheduled outings, and provide information about local GPAA chapters. We always strive to help solve any problem that arises, and provide you with a solution.

 

Saturday, November 26, 2016/Author: BRAD JONES/Number of views (1609)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.5
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Turbopan more than just spin

Turbopan more than just spin

Necessity, it has been said, is the mother of invention. But sometimes, the invention part can come years later, depending on when one can find the time to tinker and actually make it happen. So it was when Australian-born geologist Kim Hillier decided he would one day create a better gold pan. 
As a young man in his early twenties, Hillier had spent many hours test panning for an exploration company that was searching for alluvial and hard rock gold deposits in Australia.

Monday, November 14, 2016/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (2614)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6
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A Prospector’s Paradise

A Prospector’s Paradise

The end of the road is just the beginning in Fairbanks

If adventure begins where the pavement ends, then driving from the Lower 48 to the end of the Alaska Highway has to be the ultimate road trip. And, what lies at the end of the road is a prospector’s paradise known as The Golden Heart City, about 100 miles shy of the Arctic Circle, where there is 24 hours of daylight on the summer solstice.

Friday, November 4, 2016/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (2866)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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