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 (4566)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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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 (3487)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Miners hold out hope in Oregon dredging case

Miners hold out hope in Oregon dredging case

Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel supports fight

On top of the fundraiser being sponsored by Western Culture Conservancy, Oregon miners got another gift recently, this time in the form of two amicus curiae briefs: one filed by Mountain States Legal Foundation and one by the Pacific Legal Foundation.

Friday, September 16, 2016/Author: SARAH REIJONEN/Number of views (2574)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

WMA claims state uses EIRs as weapons against suction dredgers

The following article by the Western Mining Alliance pinpoints the weaknesses in the scientific studies on which the California suction dredge mining ban was based. The original two-year moratorium, which has been dragged out in the courts to become a de facto ban, was imposed statewide in 2009 and continues to this day.

Thursday, September 15, 2016/Author: CRAIG LINDSAY/Number of views (4516)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Monster 145-ounce gold nugget unearthed Down Under

Monster 145-ounce gold nugget unearthed Down Under

‘Friday’s Joy’ expected to fetch more than $190,000

A lucky Australian prospector near has unearthed an 145-ounce monster gold nugget, according to a report released by Minelab. The nugget was aptly named “Friday’s Joy” because it was found on a recent Friday morning in Central Victoria’s Golden Triangle.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (4893)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.1
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Summary of the findings in the California Supreme Court Ruling of People vs. Rinehart

Summary of the findings in the California Supreme Court Ruling of People vs. Rinehart

A summary of the history, the arguments, the facts and citations of the decision published by the California Supreme Court concerning suction dredge mining within the state by GPAA President - Brandon Johnson

Tuesday, August 23, 2016/Author: BRANDON JOHNSON/Number of views (12389)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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California Supreme Court rules against Rinehart - UPDATE

California Supreme Court rules against Rinehart - UPDATE

Miners eye Pacific Legal Foundation

The Supreme Court of California has ruled against suction dredge mining in the People v. Rinehart case. Mining groups, including Public Lands for the People, the American Mining Rights Association and the Western Mining Alliance, are disappointed with the court opinion released Monday, Aug. 22.

Monday, August 22, 2016/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (11315)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.7
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Prospecting provides peace of mind

Prospecting provides peace of mind

Wounded vets enjoy golden escape into the desert

 A caravan of wounded military veterans and their families ventured out to the Arizona desert in the spring to learn the fine art of gold prospecting.

The Gold Prospectors Association of Phoenix, a local chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America, hosted the April 9 outing in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Project. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016/Author: Karen Briggs/Number of views (2421)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Dig begins for lost Nazi Treasure Train

Dig begins for lost Nazi Treasure Train

Does a treasure-laden Nazi train lie buried inside a secret, underground tunnel in Poland? No one knows for sure but signs point to “yes” and the dig for it began today. Last year, city authorities in Walbrzych  granted permission to two teams of fieldworkers attempting to locate the train, believed to have been carrying guns, gems, and gold, perhaps up to 300 tons of the precious metal.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016/Author: Priscilla Rhoades/Number of views (3414)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Nugget Noggin Know-how

Nugget Noggin Know-how

FEATURED GOLD & TREASURE SHOW SPEAKER

Gold and treasure hunter Nugget Noggin, a.k.a. Michael Bennett, will head to Concord, N.C. in late October to speak at the GPAA Gold & Treasure Show. Since posting his first video online in January 2009, Bennett has become a YouTube sensation, boasting more than 500 videos with more than 32 million total views. The shows range from gold prospecting to coin, relic and treasure hunting. Many of his videos have gone viral with more than two million views per video. His channel, www.YouTube.Com/user/NuggetNoggin, has grown to more than 203,000 subscribers.

Thursday, August 11, 2016/Author: BRAD JONES/Number of views (5257)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
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