Building bigger, better shows

Building bigger, better shows

GPAA working with members to make the most of each event

Wednesday, October 4, 2017/Author: BRANDON JOHNSON/Number of views (435)/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 (2583)/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 (3176)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.3
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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 (2768)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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 (3038)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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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 (6327)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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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 (13016)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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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 (5783)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Agency pushes for gold prospecting restrictions

Agency pushes for gold prospecting restrictions

California State Parks seeks hands-and-pans-only rule on American River

Small-scale miners in California’s Mother Lode are watching history repeat itself as California State Parks tries to implement a hands-and-pans-only rule along the American River in Auburn, Calif.—again. “We’ve been through this rodeo before,” said Gold Prospectors Association of America River City Prospectors President Jim Hutchings, adding that the last time the state parks attempted this ban on other prospecting practices within the Auburn State Recreation Area, the gold miners crashed the parks’ system because it was so inundated with responses in protest.

Monday, October 10, 2016/Author: SARAH REIJONEN/Number of views (6052)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Prospectors fight for rights in Black Hills

Prospectors fight for rights in Black Hills

Forest Service cites fairy slipper orchid as reason to ban new mining claims

The U.S. Forest Service proposed  nearly 18,000 acres of land in the Black Hills National Forest to be “withdrawn from mineral entry,” which means no new mining claims would be allowed. The proposal was recorded in the Federal Register on Sept. 24, 2015, but Sam Griner, a member of the Northern Hills Prospectors — a local chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America — said he wouldn’t have even known about the proposed withdrawal had he not scanned the Forest Service’s Schedule of Planned Action (SOPA) website.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016/Author: SARAH REIJONEN/Number of views (2799)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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