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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   •   Views: (2846)

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   •   Views: (2570)

LDMA camps bustling with events, renovations

LDMA camps bustling with events, renovations

From excavators and barbecues to camp digs and renovations, with 10 LDMA campgrounds across the country, there is always something going on!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017   •   Views: (4964)

Getting Back To The Buzzard’s Outing Playbook

Getting Back To The Buzzard’s Outing Playbook

Participants get so much more than just gold at events

Yes! You will get gold! All the participants share a split of the gold that is recovered in the outing common operation. Want more? There is usually a little picker or vial with some fines (small pieces of gold) that you walk away with as well. Many participants like to label their vials so they can remember all the fun they had for years to come.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017   •   Views: (4887)

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   •   Views: (4041)

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