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...
Monday, July 10, 2017/Author: Brandon Johnson/Number of views (3690)/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...
Thursday, July 6, 2017/Author: GPAA Staff/Number of views (4215)/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...
Thursday, April 27, 2017/Author: Kevin Hoagland/Number of views (23215)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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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...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (12225)/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...
Friday, March 10, 2017/Author: Tom Massie/Number of views (10655)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.4
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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...
Thursday, January 5, 2017/Author: Neal and Sam Bolton/Number of views (7326)/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...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016/Author: GPAA/Number of views (8435)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.1
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HIGHER FREQUENCY DETECTING WITH THE GOLD BUG 2

HIGHER FREQUENCY DETECTING WITH THE GOLD BUG 2

Fisher Research Labs offers tried-and-true technology

When it comes to gold fever, there’s no doubt that Ken Martinez has a bad case of it. And, when it comes to metal detectors, he’s been feelin’ the bite of the Fisher Gold Bug...
Monday, December 5, 2016/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (10208)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.6
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Turbopan more than just spin

Turbopan more than just spin

Necessity, it has been said, is the mother of invention. But sometimes, the invention part can come years later, depending on when one can find the time to tinker and actually make it happen. So...
Monday, November 14, 2016/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (5403)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6
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A Prospector’s Paradise

A Prospector’s Paradise

The end of the road is just the beginning in Fairbanks

If adventure begins where the pavement ends, then driving from the Lower 48 to the end of the Alaska Highway has to be the ultimate road trip. And, what lies at the end of the road is a...
Friday, November 4, 2016/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (5975)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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