Abilene Gold and Treasure Expo
The Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA) and three, local Texas GPAA Chapters (Abilene, Wichita Falls & Granbury) present the Abilene Gold & Treasure Expo, at the Abilene Civic Center in Abilene, Texas.
Adults $5 – Children 12 and under FREE
* Military Members and Veterans with valid ID's are FREE.*
A percentage of ticket sales will benefit Texas Wounded Warriors.
WANT SOME FREE GOLD?
Get in line early and be one of the first 100 paid attendees each day to receive a FREE VIAL WITH SOME REAL GOLD with your paid admission!
PAN UP TO THE GOLD PANNING AREA!
Learn from experienced miners how to pan for real gold. Great fun for “kids” of all ages. Newbies to the elite! PLUS you can keep all the gold you find during your lesson!
PROSPECTING SEMINARS WITH VENDORS AND GUEST SPEAKERS - Learn from the experts!
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Keynote Speaker: W.C. Jameson
Topic: The New Gold Rush - dealing with the recent boom in gold prospecting and mining as well as the increased activity and successes relative to hunting for lost and buried caches
W.C. Jameson is the award-winning author of more than ninety books, 1500 articles and essays, 320 songs, and dozens of published poems. He is the creator and author of the best-selling Beyond the Grave series including books on Billy the Kid, John Wilkes Booth, Butch Cassidy, and a forthcoming one on Amelia Earhart. His Buried Treasures of America series numbers thirty-six books and counting. Jameson is the best selling treasure author in the United States and his prominence as a professional fortune hunter has led to stints as a consultant for the Unsolved Mysteries television show, the Travel Channel, and a number of other television projects. He served as an advisor for the film National Treasure starring Nicolas Cage and appears in an interview on the DVD. His book, Treasure Hunter: Caches, Curses, and Deadly Confrontations, was named Best Book of the Year (2011) by Indie Reader. He recently appeared in the documentary The Desert’s Lost River of Gold, and has been interviewed on The History Channel, The Travel Channel, PBS, and Nightline. Jameson has recorded six CDs of original music. In 1999 he was named Songwriter of the Year by the Texas Folk Music Guild. He has written the sound tracks for two PBS documentaries and one feature film, his music has been heard on NPR, and he wrote and performed in the musical, “Whatever Happened to the Outlaw, Jesse James?” Jameson has also appeared as an actor in five films.
Throughout the course of a year, W. C. Jameson is invited to present talks, lectures, programs and seminars at Gold Prospectors Association of America Lecture Series, corporate functions, college and university campuses, clubs, writing conferences, and more. His topics include aspects of his life as a professional treasure hunter, his life as a writer, and the writing process.
Guest Speaker: David “Boo Coo” Haas
Topic: Dowsing, metal detecting, crevicing, high banking, sluicing, dredging, and panning
Guest Speaker: Earl Thesis
Guest Speaker: Dr. James Ward Ph. D.,P.G.
Topic: Geology of West Texas – general overview of our geology
Guest Speaker: Ron Idom
Topic: MK Recirculating Machines
Guest Speaker: Bob Turner
Topic: How can you feed your treasure lust when you're not able to get out to the gold streams? By metal detecting! Learn the basics of metal detecting close to home, for those times when you can't get away to pan for gold.
LIVE EQUIPMENT DEMOS
Dozens of Manufacturers and Dealers conducting equipment and product demonstrations with hands on training too.
SEE IT ALL ON DISPLAY . . . DOZENS OF MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS FILLING THE CIVIC CENTER WITH HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS:
- Prospecting equipment like trommels, highbankers, fine gold recovery systems, recirculators, sluice boxes, metal detectors and more.
- Hand crafted jewelry
- Get local support to help you start finding GOLD!
- SCAVENGER HUNT with prizes & games for ALL!
THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN RAFFLES PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS including an Alaska Gold Expedition – (2) two week trips to Nome, Alaska (airfare included). One each day! Plus local GPAA chapters chapter will announce other special trip giveaways at the show.
FREEWAY TO PARADISE - (2) Trips - A three day/two night get-a-way!
ALL PRE-REGISTRANTS RECEIVE AN EXTRA RAFFLE TICKET TO THE MAIN DRAWING, SO DON'T FORGET TO PRE-REGISTER AND DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING THE COVETED ALASKA EXPEDITION!!!
* If you pre-registered online for this event, please let us know at the door to receive special offers and promotions.*
LIVE MUSIC FEATURING CALLAHAN DIVIDE (Sunday, 9/7 only - 10 am - 2 pm)
Included with admission!
North Central Texas Granbury GPAA
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4250 Ridgemont Drive
Abilene, Texas 79606
888-897-9644 Toll free
Rate - $109 *
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Each guest receives a free full breakfast buffet w/eggs cooked to order, as well as free managers reception served each evening from 5:30pm - 7pm.
* subject to availability
Civic Plaza Hotel
505 Pine Street
Abilene, TX 79601
325-676-0222 - Contact Pam or Stephen Browning
Rate - $40 + tax
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3165 South Danville Drive
Abilene, TX 79605
325-795-8500 - Contact Heather or Jas
Rate - $65 + tax
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** If you pre-registered online for this event, please let us know at the door to receive special offers and promotions.**