OPINION: The Spirit of Freedom

OPINION: The Spirit of Freedom

Time after time you’ve read that one of the best things about being a member of the Gold Prospectors Association of America or the Lost Dutchman’s Mining Association is the people as much as the gold. And, while it has become a cliché, it rings true 
every time. We are good people. 
Monday, August 11, 2014/Author: BRAD JONES/Number of views (2181)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
Building Bonds

Building Bonds

Boy Scouts dig in for an unforgettable day in the desert with the Hemet Valley Prospectors

Many GPAA members talk about the gold they’ve found or the people they’ve met and tell anyone who will listen about the advantages of being a member. Hemet Valley Prospectors President Arnold Shields is no exception because while having dinner at a local restaurant he ran into a very special person — Larry Walker, the Scoutmaster of the Hemet Boy Scout Troop No. 310. 
Monday, August 11, 2014/Author: NICOLE MCCLEAF/Number of views (3813)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
Sonora brimming with nostalgia

Sonora brimming with nostalgia

Plan your trip to the Gold & Outdoor Festival and take in the sights, sounds

In 1851, the Sonoran Herald said the uptick in industry waved over the small village of Columbia like a “magic wand.”
Monday, August 4, 2014/Author: NICOLE MCCLEAF/Number of views (4176)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
GPAA lauds three new Boy Scouts merit badges

GPAA lauds three new Boy Scouts merit badges

Experienced members urged to teach youths about Mining in Society

Four years in the making, the new Boy Scouts of America badge was inaugurated with an awards ceremony hosted by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Friday, August 1, 2014/Author: NICOLE MCCLEAF/Number of views (4488)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
Three gold shows set for summer, fall

Three gold shows set for summer, fall

Bigger and better GPAA events planned for 2015

Gold Prospectors Association of America chapters will host three gold shows this summer and fall and at least nine official GPAA Gold & Treasure Shows are planned for next year.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014/Author: BRAD JONES/Number of views (5638)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
Texas gold not just oil

Texas gold not just oil

Chapter digs in for local outing in Lone Star State

It was part jam session, part bed and breakfast, and part nugget hunt, of course.  The Gold Prospectors Association of America Round Rock Chapter out of Round Rock, Texas opened outing season with a prospecting trip April 11-13 at the Halliburton property outside of Llano, Texas.
Monday, June 30, 2014/Author: NICOLE MCCLEAF/Number of views (4198)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.8
Prospectors in Michigan, Ohio make strong case

Prospectors in Michigan, Ohio make strong case

Gold miners’ dredging helps trout reproduce

If you want to prospect in Michigan, you had better read the fine print.  You can pan for gold in Michigan.  You can sluice for gold in Michigan.  But, your sluice cannot exceed 52 inches long, 12 inches wide and 6.5 inches deep. 
Friday, June 20, 2014/Author: NICOLE MCCLEAF/Number of views (6506)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
Outing offers hands-on fun

Outing offers hands-on fun

Tennessee GPAA chapter invites everyone to annual Gold Festival and Kid’s Day June 21

It’s fixin’ to be the biggest Southern-style potluck east of the Mississippi.  OK, maybe not the biggest, but you can bet your biscuits that the 2014 Coker Creek Gold Prospectors Association of America Chapter Gold Festival and Kid’s Day will have everything from cobbler to catfish, and, of course, that shiny, yellow metal we all know and love — gold.

Thursday, June 5, 2014/Author: NICOLE MCCLEAF/Number of views (3432)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.7
Hedge funds make aggressive bets on gold

Hedge funds make aggressive bets on gold

After betting heavily against gold in 2013, several hedge funds are reversing their bets on hopes that 2014 will be the year when gold rises again.
Thursday, May 29, 2014/Author: NICOLE MCCLEAF/Number of views (2615)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
OPINION: Dredging ban is just another brick in the wall

OPINION: Dredging ban is just another brick in the wall

Most of you have probably heard the Pink Floyd songs Another Brick in the Wall and Comfortably Numb. The album, The Wall, questions authority, deals with the courts and delves into human nature to sometimes build psychological walls to separate ourselves from reality. 
Thursday, May 29, 2014/Author: BRAD JONES/Number of views (3951)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
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