Larry - It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy your experience at the LDMA Camp Dig. I can assure you that all of the gold recovered from the dig, as well as gold purchased by the camp for the outing are dispersed in the gold split. Along with the gold received, the social events, and the lectures provided, Travis Brown from Kicking Donkey came to the camp to provide professional instruction on use of the cascade high-bankers, the mini-cascade for clean up, and the gold magic for fine gold recovery.
Material is provided at the dig to keep the instruction centered on set up and use of the equipment. I hope that your experience was beneficial from that point of view. I also hope you were able to meet some new friends from the camp as every time I am there I meet some great people. Our focus will continue to be on providing a beneficial experience centered around education of prospecting techniques. Hopefully you will find interest in taking part of a future outing that will be more to your liking. If not we, as an organization, appreciate your commitment to our industry and our prospecting heritage.
Gold Prospectors Association of America
Lost Dutchman's Mining Association