PLP fundraiser promises fun for all

PLP fundraiser promises fun for all

Event to celebrate public lands, freedom of the outdoors

There’s no need for lederhosen at this Octoberfest. While there will be the traditional brats to fill your belly, you’ll be more comfortable wearing desert-appropriate clothing than...
Friday, August 15, 2014/Author: NICOLE MCCLEAF/Number of views (5180)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.2
From redcoats to turncoats...

From redcoats to turncoats...

The rangers are coming! The rangers are coming!
Oh wait, did I say “rangers?” I meant to say “British,” but is there really a difference?
Monday, August 11, 2014/Author: NICOLE MCCLEAF/Number of views (3219)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.8
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...
Monday, August 11, 2014/Author: BRAD JONES/Number of views (2185)/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...
Monday, August 11, 2014/Author: NICOLE MCCLEAF/Number of views (3819)/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 (4186)/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 (4500)/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...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014/Author: BRAD JONES/Number of views (5645)/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...
Monday, June 30, 2014/Author: NICOLE MCCLEAF/Number of views (4205)/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...
Friday, June 20, 2014/Author: NICOLE MCCLEAF/Number of views (6515)/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...
Thursday, June 5, 2014/Author: NICOLE MCCLEAF/Number of views (3439)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.7
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