GPAA Lifetime Membership - No longer available after 11/30/17

GPAA Lifetime Membership - No longer available after 11/30/17

A message from GPAA President Brandon Johnson

Thursday, November 9, 2017/Author: Brandon Johnson/Number of views (2694)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Stuart Auerbach (1932 - 2017)

Stuart Auerbach (1932 - 2017)

Founder of Kellyco started metal detecting for coins at Iwo Jima during the Korean Conflict

“I can remember when I was nine or 10 years old. I was raised in New York City, and every summer we used to go out to places like Rockaway Beach and Jones Beach. I remember vividly in one of the areas there was a boardwalk. I never paid attention to it until one day I saw a man under the boardwalk with something and I was curious enough to go look and ask, ‘What are you doing, Mister?’ And, he said, ‘I’m sifting for money.’ You know, as a kid when I heard the word “money,” I started asking how you are doing it. He had a box and a sifter and he kept throwing stuff in it and by golly he found some coins and it knocked me for a loop. It intrigued me, and that’s why I read books about treasure and adventure,” said Auerbach. “I think I’m the persona of what the American dream is all about.”

Saturday, September 2, 2017/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (1228)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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LDMA camps bustling with events, renovations

LDMA camps bustling with events, renovations

From excavators and barbecues to camp digs and renovations, with 10 LDMA campgrounds across the country, there is always something going on!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017/Author: Dominic Ricci/Number of views (3041)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.3
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Getting Back To The Buzzard’s Outing Playbook

Getting Back To The Buzzard’s Outing Playbook

Participants get so much more than just gold at events

Yes! You will get gold! All the participants share a split of the gold that is recovered in the outing common operation. Want more? There is usually a little picker or vial with some fines (small pieces of gold) that you walk away with as well. Many participants like to label their vials so they can remember all the fun they had for years to come.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017/Author: Dominic Ricci/Number of views (3573)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.8
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GPAA Tech – Ten Years in the Making

GPAA Tech – Ten Years in the Making

Giving local attention to a national membership base

My first day working for the GPAA was a very exciting day in my life. I had grown up around this organization from the age of about 9, and looked up to those who were involved at the time like they were generals leading an army of prospectors. People like my grandfather George “Buzzard” Massie, Tom and Perry Massie, my grandmother Wilma Massie, Corey Rudolph, Jake and Lynn Hardwick, Woody Caldwell and others. They were always so busy during the outings, but I do remember that, at the end of the day, they always had a smile on their face. It was very exciting to think that, one day, I would be part of the team. What kid doesn’t get excited at the idea of playing in the dirt with friends as a profession?

Monday, July 10, 2017/Author: Brandon Johnson/Number of views (2596)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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GPAA Publications – An Interactive Online Experience

GPAA Publications – An Interactive Online Experience

Gold Prospectors magazine and the Pick & Shovel Gazette have been accessible online for a couple years, but just recently has viewing these publications on the web been an interactive experience. We’ve implemented a new e-viewer with enhanced capabilities, giving you more control over the way the content is displayed. When you first access the new viewer, you’ll be given an opportunity to take a tour of the many features available.

Thursday, July 6, 2017/Author: GPAA Staff/Number of views (3069)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Minelab Eureka Gold - The Down and Dirty

Minelab Eureka Gold - The Down and Dirty

One detector, three separate frequencies

Being in the Detector industry for as many years as I have I am always asked what are some of my favorite detectors over the years. 

One detector that has always stood out for me is the Minelab Eureka Gold. Actually it is my favorite VLF detector of all time for a number of reasons. 


Tuesday, May 9, 2017/Author: Kevin Hoagland/Number of views (3611)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Keeping the Mining Legacy Alive

Keeping the Mining Legacy Alive

Fleming pushes message of positivity in prospecting

Her office is primarily blue with a few puffs or wisps of white from time to time.

“I have four walls, and they’re called the sky,” said Gold Prospectors Association of America Foothills Prospectors Chapter President Tina Fleming.

 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017/Author: Sarah Reijonen/Number of views (3302)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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A Field Test: MINELAB GOLD MONSTER 1000

A Field Test: MINELAB GOLD MONSTER 1000

Minelab displays great confidence in their new detector by the name alone

When Minelab dealers and various media outlets from around the world attended the recent Minelab Worldwide Dealer Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., we were introduced to what Minelab described as a new “entry level” gold prospecting detector; the Gold Monster 1000. The detector created quite a bit of discussion along with a certain amount of skepticism among many of us that have been detecting for decades. Coming from Minelab, a company that has been known for innovation since the 1980s, the Gold Monster 1000 was not what we expected.

Thursday, April 27, 2017/Author: Kevin Hoagland/Number of views (13248)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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FLOOD GOLD!

FLOOD GOLD!

Auspicious Prospects

After years of drought, prospectors in the California Mother Lode and Desert Southwest are preparing their packs and checking over their mining equipment for the deluge of flood gold that is sure to await them when the winter rains subside and mountain snow melts.  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (10765)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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