Wednesday, September 13, 2017/Author: Anna B. Wroblewska/Number of views (5091)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
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Loss of a Legend: Jerry Keene Tribute

Loss of a Legend: Jerry Keene Tribute

The mining community has lost legend Jerry Keene, the well-known patriarch of the Keene Engineering empire. He passed away July 14 at the age of 83 from heart failure.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017/Author: BRAD JONES/Number of views (691)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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 (861)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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 (2321)/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 (2768)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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 (11890)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.1
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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 (10490)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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GOLD FEVER: Boo Coo and ‘the Volkswagen’

GOLD FEVER: Boo Coo and ‘the Volkswagen’

The first time I met David “Boo Coo” Haas was at the Lost Dutchman’s Mining Association camp at Italian Bar in California back in the early ’80s. I had seen Boo Coo around camp. He wasn’t hard to miss. He would play his mandolin and sing and drink around the campfires in the evening, but it wasn’t until my father, George “Buzzard” Massie, invited him to our mining 
operation deep in the canyon below the camp that I got to know Boo Coo better.

Friday, March 10, 2017/Author: Tom Massie/Number of views (8119)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.2
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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 (5605)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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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 (6964)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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