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Link index below uses US Postal standard abbreviations (California > CA, Idaho > ID, etc.).


Idaho GPAA
The Nampa, Snake River and Caribou chapters of the GPAA share this web resource.
Caribou Chapter Info:
Contact: Mario Poletti (President)
Meetings Info:
Meetings Info:the second Saturday of every month at 5 PM at Blackfoot Senior Center, 20 E Pacific, Blackfoot, ID.
Nampa Chapter Info:
Contact: Rob Forbes (President)
Meetings: During the summer we meet at Lakeview Park in Nampa. We usually have potlucks there during the summer months. (June through August). During the school year meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month at Snake River Elementary School, 500 W. Stampede Dr., Nampa at 7:00 pm. (September through May).
Snake River Chapter Info:

Contact: Rod Runyon (President)
Ph: 1-208-678-0918
Meetings Info:
We are a Club for the Small scale Miner or someone wanting to learn how to prospect for gold. We are a family oriented club that has activities for the whole family in the great outdoors.

NorthWest Gold Prospectors Association (N.W.G.P.A.)
Contact: Robert M. Lowe aka. "Gold Fever" Bob (President)
Meetings: Unless otherwise noted, the NorthWest Gold Prospectors meet at 7:00 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each Month at the Idaho National Guard Armory, located at West 5555 Seltice Way.
We are the NorthWest Gold Prospectors Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to promote the hobby of recreational gold prospecting and mining.


McLean County Nuggettiers Metal Detecting Club
201 Hampton Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61704 USA
Contact: Kathy Meeks
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 pm, in the downstairs meeting room of the First of America Bank, corner of College Avenue and Towanda Avenue, Normal.


Down-N-Dirty Diggers
9350 Indaina Bluff rd.
Georgetown IN. 47122 USA
Contact: Michael Byrn
Ph: 1-812-366-3558
E-Mail: or
We meet 2nd Saturday of the month @6:00 pm.

GPAA Central Indiana Chapter
c/o Wayne Mercer
PO Box 1
Nineveh Indiana 46164
Contact: Wayne Mercer (President)
Meetings: During the spring, summer, and fall we generally hold our meetings on the 3rd Saturday of the monthly at 6:00 pm. The meeting sites vary as we find new places to prospect. The meeting times and locations are posted on our website as time permits.
Our meetings are open to everyone interested in recreational gold prospecting. Membership in the national GPAA organization is encouraged, but not required.

Southern Indiana Gold Prospectors
GPAA Southern Indiana Chapter
Gatesville, IN USA
Contact: Ed Romine (President & State Director of the GPAA)
Contact: Clarence Snyder (Webmaster)
Ph: 1-812-344-5500
Meetings: Held every 2nd Saturday of the month March to October at 1:00pm at Gatesville Shelter House.
More information located on the website.


Iowa GPAA Chapter
Ron White (President)
For information or comments:
Meeting: Every 3rd Saturday of the Month.
Gold prospecting in Iowa and beyond.


G.P.A.A. of London
Ky Bluegrass Chapter
Contact: Jody Roberts
Ph. 1-606-877-5041
Meets at: Layton Harris church, 220 Layton Harris Rd.,London, KY 40741 every 3rd Saturday at 1:00 pm from March thru November.


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Northern Michigan - G.P.A.A.
U P Chapter, (Florence WI.)
Contact: unavailable
Meets 3rd wed. monthly

G.P.A.A. Curtis, MI
We are a very small chapter of the GPAA in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Our GPAA club is a group of people that like to get outdoors.  We enjoy looking for GOLD and Gems while enjoying nature and the outdoors.  And Yes, Upper Peninsula Michigan has gold!

G.P.A.A. of Remus
Michigan Chapter, (Remus, MI)
Contact: Ken Peters
Meets 2nd or 3rd sat. march, may, july, sept.


3M Prospectors' Club
6953 "35th" St. N.
Oakdale, MN 55128 USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday, 7:30 pm (March-May, September-January), 3M Bldg. 21B, 900 E. Bush, St. Paul.

G.P.A.A. of Big Lake
Minnesota Chapter, (Big Lake, Mn.)
Contact: John Wilkus
Meets quarterly


G.P.A.A. of New Albony
North Mississippi Chapter, (New Albony, Ms.)
Contact: Tom Cranford
Ph: 1-662-563-7844
E-Mail: unavailable
Meets 3rd sat. monthly @ 10 am


G.P.A.A. of Belgrade
Headwaters Chapter, (Belgrade, Mt.)
Headwaters Chapter of GPAA
PO Box 11
Manhattan, MT 59741
Our Chapter meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the back dining room of the McKenzie River Pizza Company, 409 W Main St., Belgrade, Montana.

G.P.A.A. of Billings
Billings, MT USA
Contact: Kevin Grasser (Chapter Leader)
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 pm
Gold Prospectors of Central Montana, a local Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America, Temecula, California.Our Chapter, a Non-Profit organization, was established in June 1997, to promote the hobby of recreational gold prospecting and minning, to enhance our minning skills, raise the level of public awareness and knowledge about minning and mineral resources, to voice our opinions to our represenatives and other government agencies, to protect our basic rights to have unlimited access to our public lands for recreational minning and other outdoor activities, to teach and practice reasonable enviromental awareness techniques on all public lands so future generations will have it to enjoy also.

G.P.A.A. of Lincoln
Blackfoot River Chapter
Contact: Rita Karnopp
Ph: 1-406-202-5837
Meets 3rd Sat. April-Oct 5:00 PM in Lincoln MT. 

G.P.A.A. of Victor
Ravalli County Chapter, (Victor, Mt.)
Contact: Cliff Simonsen
Meets 3rd wed. montly @ 7:00 pm

Montana Gold Prospectors
PO Box 133
Olney, MT 59927 USA

Northwest Montana Gold Prospectors Association
PO Box 488
Ronan, MT 59864 USA
Contact: Allen Corneliusen

Northwest Montana Gold Prospectors (N.W.M.G.P.)
PO Box 3242
Columbia Falls, MT 59912 USA
E-Mail: unavailable


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Comstock Gold Prospectors of Reno, Nevada
PO Box 20781
Reno NV 89515-0781
We also welcome visitors to our meetings. They are held the 4th Tuesday of each month - 7:30 PM in the Carpenter’s Union Hall - Reno NV. The Carpenter’s Union Hall on Terminal Way is located on the East side of the street between Mill and Vassar streets. It is a blue building. Parking in the rear.

Gold Searchers of Southern Nevada
P O Box 96732
Las Vegas, Nevada 89193-6732 USA
Phone contact is 1-702-393-GOLD (4653)
Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 425 E. Van Wagenen Street in Henderson, NV. 89002.
- Gold Searchers of Southern Nevada is a non profit Las Vegas club comprised of members from all walks of life. From "greenhorns to seasoned prospectors". Some members have backgrounds in fields such as geology, mineralogy and mine engineering. But, most of all, our members share a common love of freedom to explore the great outdoors.

G.P.A.A. Las Vegas Chapter (LVGPAA)
Contact: DeAnna Costen (President, LVGPAA)
Ph: 1-702-452-7866
Meetings are held on the last Monday of the month between 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Fraternal Order of Eagles 1601 E. Washington Ave. Las Vegas.
The LVGPAA has been active in southern Nevada since 2001. As a large group of outdoor loving individuals we know how to get out and have a good time. Our members combined have a wealth of information to share and don’t mind helping beginners learn how to find gold.

Nevada Miners & Prospectors
4070 Bigelow Dr.
Carson City, NV 89701 USA

Nevada Mining Association
5250 S. Virginia St. 220
Reno, NV 89502 USA

New Hampshire

Recreational Detecting and Prospecting Club (R.D.P.C.)
Contact: Don Wilson
Club news and stories, as well as other topics in the metal detecting and prospecting hobbies. We provide articles, stories, information on the outdoor hobbies of Metal Detecting, Prospecting, Gemology, Rock-Hounding, and Geology. We also try to inform treasure hunters and prospectors of laws, and ordinances. We are proud to be able to sponsor a Jamboree each year for Prospecting for Gold and include an Open Treasure Hunt that will be for two days starting in the year 2000.

Yankee Gold Panner's Association
307 Main St. (NH Rte 101)
Marlborough, NH 03455 USA
Contact: Kyle Meyerrose (President)
Annual Prospectors, Treasure Hunters & Collectors Hobby Show, with gold panning contest, last Saturday in April at Keene Rec Center, Keene, NH

New Mexico

G.P.A.A. of Roswell
Roswell, NM USA
Contact: James Sumrow (Chapter Leader)
Meetings: 2nd Thursday.

N.M. Treasure Trove
Meetings: Held monthly at 6:00 p.m. on the first saturday of the month at 1505 Virginia st., Silver City, N.M. unless otherwise designated by previous announcement.
The N.M.Treasure Trove is a club devoted to all aspects of recreational prospecting, including panning, sluicing, metal detecting and sniping. In adition to promoting recreational prospecting, the club exchanges ideas and information on the various aspects of prospecting and metal detecting.

New Mexico Gold Miner's Association
3900 Delamar
Albuquerque, NM 87110 USA

Zia Prospectors & Archeological Club
Clovis, NM USA

New York

G.P.A.A. of Afton
Afton, NY USA
Contact: John Boudreau (Chapter Leader)
E-Mail: unavailable
Meets 2nd sun monthly 1 pm

G.P.A.A. of Medina
Western N.Y. Chapter, (Medina N.Y. )
Contact: John Matyas
Contact: Debbie McDonald
Meets 2nd sat. monthly @ 9 am

North East Gold Prospecting Group
White Plains, NY
(Based in the NYC and Tri State Area.)
Gold Fever! There is gold in the Mountain Streams waiting for you to find it! Do you have some weekends free to explore, adventure and find gold with other beginner and experienced prospectors. If so then this group is for you! It is not expensive and we will go once a month to a differnt mountain stream to sluice and pan for gold. Join Now! What are you waiting for! You know you always wanted to do this just not alone. Well, youre not alone anymore.
We have Treasure hunting trips for free, once or twice a month.

North Carolina

Carolina Slate Belt Chapter of GPAA
Aberdeen, NC USA
Contact Jim Jones
Ph: 1-910 215-3606
Meets 2nd Sunday of the month at 3:00 pm at Jims, Gems and Gold, 10327 E. Hwy 211, Aberdeen.

G.P.A.A. of Franklin
WNC Otto Chapter, (Franklin, NC)
Contact: Pam Pressley
Meets 3rd thur. monthly @ 7.30 pm

G.P.A.A. of Matthews
Matthews Chapter (Matthews, N.C.)
Contact: Glenn Coleman (President & NC State Director)
Ph: 1-704-299-2808
Meets 7:30 PM on the 2ND. Wednesday night of each month.
Club House Location: Coleman's Grove “A Meeting Place” 2554 Centergrove Rd., Kannapolis, NC 28083 [704-797-1170].

G.P.A.A. Polly Spout
Polly Spout Chapter, (Marion, NC)
1694 Polly Spout Rd.
Marion, N.C. 28752
Ph: 1-828-738-0340
The next meeting will be at Golden Valley Camground, 680 NC Rt. 226, Casar, NC, for information and Directions call 828-738-0340 or 704-538-8047, or e-mail us. Bring covered dish and enjoy the meeting, bring family and friends.

G.P.A.A. of Salsibury
Piedmont ChapterPiedmont Chapter, (Salsibury, N.C.)
Contact: Bobby Crawford
First meeting April 28, 2001

Mountain Creek Prospecting Group
Contact: Bill Tucker
Ph: 1-704-463-7749
This is a group for anyone wishing to learn about prospecting in NC. Mountain Creek Gold Mine is one of Central North Carolina's best kept prospecting secrets. This is the place to come if you are looking for real North Carolina gold. Nuggets are rare the largest to date 1/2 oz. but are found on occassion. Fine gold is however plentiful. Founded Jan 26, 2004 with 61 members and growing! If you would like more information please email or call us.

Vein Mountain Recreational Miners Club
The Vein Mountain Recreational Miners Club provides, through our membership, the shared knowledge and properties for recreational prospecting. If you are new to prospecting or a seasoned miner this is the club for you. Our membership spans from the Northeast to the Midwest and through the South.
Our Club digs and Miners Meet Weekends are at the Lucky Strike Gold and Gem mine, Vein Mountain in Marion, NC. Plan a vacation to meet with us some time soon.


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G.P.A.A. of Lucasville
S. Ohio Tri State Chapter, (Lucasville, OH)
Contact: Ray Marting
Ph: 1-740-533-0259
E-Mail: Meets at the Lewis Claim 1st Sat of every month

G.P.A.A. of Buckeye
Buckeye Chapter of the GPAA (Buckeye, OH)
The mission of the Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the GPAA is to promote recreational prospecting in our state, to ensure the small-scale miner has a voice in legislature, and to educate our members and the general public of the importance of responsibly enjoying our public lands and waterways so our children will be able to do the same for many generations to come.
Contact information and meeting schedule links are on our website.

Ohio State Prospectors Association (OSPA)
P.O. Box 138
Port Washington, OH 43837
Gold prospecting, rock hounding, metal detecting, etc.


G.P.A.A. of Medicine Park
Medicine Park, OK USA
Contact: Patricia & Bill McCaslin (Chapter Leader)
 Meets at Country Caverins Restaurant 1st Sat after the 3rd of month @ 12 noon

Gold Prospectors of OKC (Chapter 21 of GPAA)
12324 SE 44th st
Choctaw, OK, 73020
GPS is W.97.18.702 and N.35.25.189
Contact: George McKinnis (President)
Ph: 1-405-596-8681
Meetings: Held on the 2nd Friday of each month at 7:30 pm.
The purpose of Oklahoma Gold Prospectors of OKC is to increase the popularity of our common interest - finding gold through recreational mining and treasure hunting. We always desire to add new members enabling us to grow and expand. We also want to have fun when we are together and working on projects. By developing relationships and friendships, the organization will become even stronger.
Our mission is to further promote the interests of our organization and our members to the community. We strive to make a difference by educating the public and expanding our reach.


Bohemia Mine Owner's Association
PO Box 421
Cottage Grove, OR 97424 USA
Contact: Lyn Perkins (President)
Ph: 1-541-767-9877
Contact: Nancy Pepiot (Treasurer)
Ph: 1-541-767-3389
Meetings are the 3rd Friday of each month at 7:00p.m. at the Cottage Grove Community Center 700 E. Gibbs
Club has 160 acres to use, mine patrol, events committee, monthly meetings, over 100 claims held by members, we are active miners.

Eastern Oregon Miners
740 Valley Ave.
Baker City, OR 97814 USA

Eastern Oregon Mining Association (E.O.M.A.)
Contact: Bob Heitmanek
Meetings: 1st Friday, 6:30 pm, on the Second Floor of Baker City Hall.
Nonprofit organization representing and advocating for the role of mining in the Pacific Northwest. Its membership is primarily made up of operators of small mines, prospectors, and others interested in mining. EOMA is dedicated as well to the preservation of American mineral independence and proper stewardship of the environment.

Gold Coast Mining Association
PO Box 291
Sixes, OR 97476 USA

G.P.A.A. of North Bend
North Bend Chapter, (North Bend, Or.)
241 North Way
North Bend, OR 97459 USA
Contact: George (Gabby) Brown (Chapter Leader)
Meets 2nd fri. monthly @ 7 pm

Jackson County Mining Association
PO Box 1651
Medford, OR 97501 USA

Josephine County Sourdoughs
304 Woodlake Dr.
Grants Pass, OR 97527 USA
Contact: Randy Hinke

Linn County Chapter W.M.C.
Western Mining Council, Oregon
581 Lancaster Dr. S.E. 121
Salem, OR 97301 USA
Contact: Clarence Janzen

Millennium Diggers
Keizer, Oregon USA
Contact: Joe Greene (Treasurer)
Ph: 1-541-929-5745
Contact: Barb Parker (Secretary)
Meeting: We meet on the 4th Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m, at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 920 Marks Dr, Keizer, OR.
The main purpose of this club is to bring families and individuals together to learn and share. We promote the hobbies of metal detecting, small scale mining, rock and gem collecting, bottle and relic collecting, fossil collecting, artifact collecting, treasure hunting, and any other activity that involves looking for objects of value that are buried, hidden, sunken, or occur naturally. lease feel free to drop in on one of the monthly meetings or outings.

Northwest Mineral Prospectors Club (NWMPC)
P.O. Box 197
Vancouver, WA 98686 USA
Our membership is Southern Washington and thru out Oregon and a few in other States.
Club was organized for those interested in detecting, minerals and prospecting, and who loves the outdoors. Guest are Welcome to the Meeting, Events and Outings. Club Claims are in Southern Washington and Oregon. Meeting in Milwaukie, Oregon on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.
NWMPC has gold claims at the following locations:
* Quartzville Creek near Salem, Oregon
* Chetco River in southwest Oregon
* Copper Creek near Mt. St. Helens in Washington,
* Willow Creek in Eastern Oregon just south of Baker City
* Mollalla Recreational Area just east of Mollalla Oregon
Thus giving its members the opportunity and the right to prospect for gold and other minerals in a designated area. Many of our members have their own private claims in California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, to which club members are periodically invited.
NWMPC has various pieces of mining equipment available for member’s "use" and a mining library. The club sponsors monthly raffles and a "gold drawing" to encourage membership and attendance. Our members vary from the novice to the dedicated experienced miner.
A complimentary newsletter is sent to interested guests. We feature club outings to our claims, films on prospecting, clinics on various methods of gold recovery (including electronic detection), treasure hunts, potlucks and other fun events.

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Oregon Independent Miners
PO Box 399
Creswell, Oregon 97426
Ph/Fax 541-895-4343
Contact: John Holleman
Executive Director
E-Mail: :
Fight for Miners Rights now and into the future
Organized in 1992, OIM has become a vocal advocate for thousands of independent, small-scale miners and prospectors throughout the Northwest. Working as an umbrella organization, OIM provides individual mining associations with vital information affecting their rights. OIM is improving communications between groups and networking all into a strong united voice. OIM is a grass roots, 501(c) 6 non-profit, tax-exempt corporation.
Working together, Oregon Independent Miners is making a difference.

Portland Gold Prospectors, Inc.
G.P.A.A. Portland Chapter, (Portland, Or.)
Contact: Richard Ruth
Meets 3rd sun. monthly 1:30 pm

Rogue Valley Mining Council
Oregon USA
Contact: Jim Dodson

Southwest Oregon Miners
710 Galice Creek
Merlin, OR 97532 USA
Contact: Bruce Crawford

Umpqua Valley Mining Association
Oregon USA
Contact: Ed Carlyle

Waldo Mining District
PO Box 1574
Cave Junction, OR 97523 USA
Contact: Don Young

Willamette Valley Miners
13737 Triumph Rd.
Sublimity, OR 97385 USA
Contact: Tim Cremer
Meet the 3rd Thursday of every month at Marion County Fire Hall, 300 Cordon Rd NE, Salem OR.


Eastern Gold Prospectors Association
Pennsylvania State website
Pennsylvania EGPA
The intent of the EGPA is to organize the Recreational Prospectors here in the eastern part of the United States.

G.P.A.A. of Greenville
Allegheny River Chapter, (Greenville, Pa.)
Contact: Sean McGarry
Ph: 1-330-793-5357
Meetings: Unavailable

G.P.A.A of New Oxford
Mason Dixon Chapter
Contact: Gale Livelsberger
Ph: 1-717-817-7569
Meetings: 2nd Saturday of every month at 11:00 am at Rosie's Restaurant, 370 Lincoln Way East, New Oxford.

G.P.A.A. of Port Matilda
Bald Eagle Chapter, (Port Matilda, Pa.)
Contact: Gregory Shreve
Ph: 1-717-480-1691
Meetings: 1st Saturday of every month at 11:30 am at the Halfmoon Township Building, 100 Municipal Dr. in Stormstown

G.P.A.A. Delaware Valley Chapter
Delaware Valley chapter, (St. Peters, Pa.)
Contact: David Buzzard (President)
Ph: 1-610-431-4693
Meets 2nd Saturday Monthly 11:30 AM, Call for location.
DVGPAA Website!

Gold Prospectors & Treasure Hunters of America, Inc. (GPTHA)
1300 York Haven Road Lot 7
York Haven PA 17370 USA
Ph: 1-717-575-8696 or 1-888-547-9881
Meetings: To be announced. See web site for more information.

South Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the EGPA (SCPA_EGPA)
Welcome to the South Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Eastern Gold Prospectors Association

South Carolina

GPAA of Palmetto
Laurens Chapter (Laurens, S.C.)
Contact : David Dean
Ph: 1-864-456-2770
E-Mail: unavailable
First meeting May 12th 2003 @ 7PM
River Tracks Cafe - 345 East Main St / US Hwy 76
Laurens, South Carolina

G.P.A.A. of Seneca
Contact: Charles Mueller
E-Mail: unavailable
Meets 1st mon. monthly @ 7 pm

South Dakota

G.P.A.A. of Rapids City
Black Hills Chapter, (Rapids City, S.D.)
Contact: Mike Borden
Contact: Forrest Goodwin
Meeting locations vary


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G.P.A.A. of Hixon
Hixon, TN USA
Contact: Mike Bauer (Chapter Leader)

G.P.A.A. of Lebanon
Lebanon chapter, (Lebanon, Tn.)
Contact: Ralph Deering
1st official chapter meeting May 11, 2002

G.P.A.A. of Madisonville
Coker Creek, Tn., G.P.A.A,
Coker Creek chapter, (Madisonville, Tn.)
Contact: Tim LeGrand
Ph: 1-423-310-4445
Meets 3rd sat monthly @ 11 am at the coker creek Ruitan Club.
Site: <>
We are reorganizing and growing the chapter. 
We will have a new property soon. 
Come join us and have some fun!


Gold Prospectors Of El Paso (GPEP)
(West Texas and Southern New Mexico)
E-Mail: or or
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of every month @ 7:00 PM, 2100 San Diego Street, El Paso, Texas.
Outings: Once every month.
GPEP is a free non-profit locally controlled Chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America. The purpose is to promote prospecting with individuals and families.

G.P.A.A. of Granbury
North Central Texas, (Granbury, Tx.)
Contact: Robert Lisi
Contact: Gerald Mitchell
Meets 2nd Sun. monthly 2pm

G.P.A.A. of Greenville
East Texas Chapter, (Greenville, Tx.)
Contact: Don Brisendine
Meets 3rd sat. monthly @ 2 pm

G.P.A.A. of Northeast Texas
1251 Donna Dr.
Richardson, TX 75080 USA
Contact: Phil Caffey (President NE TX GPAA & State Director TX)
Contact: Don Brisendine (Vice President)
Ph: 1-903-725-7960
Contact: Ron Woodruff
Ph: 1-903-496-7616

G.P.A.A. of Northwest Texas
Texas USA
Contact: Phil Caffey (Chapter Leader)
1-972-271-1066 or mobile: 1-214-769-0825

El Paso Prospectors Club
3623 Titanic Dr.
El Paso, TX 79904 USA
Contact: Elizabeth Corliss

Big Spring Prospectors Club, Inc.
606 E. "3rd"
Big Spring, TX 79720
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 pm, Club Building, 606 E. "3rd" St.

Gold Dusters & Treasure Hunters
El Paso, TX USA

Prospectors Club of El Paso, Texas
El Paso, TX USA

World Wide Association of Treasure Seekers (WWATS)
1495 FM 49
2340 S. Pucketts Mill Rd.
Gilmer, Texas 75644 USA
Contact: Keith Wills
Ph: 1-903-734-7773
The World Wide Association of Treasure Seekers is an non-profit organization that was conceived and organized to help friends and associates in the field of treasure hunting, gold mining and metal detecting.
Our Mission Statement: Preserve, Promote and Protect the right to the use of the Land and Natural Resources for “We the People” now and in the future.


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Northern Utah Prospector's Association
Ogden, Utah 84404 USA
Contact: Curt Dayton
Contact: Alan Meyer
E-Mail: unavailable

Utah Gold Prospectors Club (U.G.P.C.)
3497 W. Crestfield Dr.
West Valley, UT 84119 USA
Contact: Phil Yadanza (Club President)
Ph: 1-801-965-1662 or 1-801-755-1896
All Meetings 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm @ the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 S., West Valley City, Utah


Green Mountain Prospectors of Vermont
GPAA of Vermont
Contact: Fred Matheson
Contact: Fred Matheson
2942 Stony Brook
Northfield, Vermont 05663 USA
or call R&L Archery, 70 Smith St Barre Vermont (equipment also) 802-479-9151
We are a chapter of the GPAA, but you need not be GPAA to join and have fun!


Bedrock Prospectors Club
P.O. box 425
Puyallup, WA. 98371 USA
Meetings are held the third Monday of each month from 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at the Puyallup Masonic Hall at 1005 West Pioneer, in Puyallup, WA.
We have a guest speaker or program each month, with classes on panning, dredging, how to do it, and where to go.

Boeing Employees Everett Prospecting Society (BEEPS)
(Everett Organizations)
PO Box 3707
Seattle, WA 98124 USA
Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of each month, except December, at the Boeing Recreation Center in Everett.

G.P.A.A. of Chehalis
Chehalis, WA USA
Contact: Bill McCutcheon (Chapter Leader)

G.P.A.A. of Federal Way
Federal Way, WA USA
Contact: John Hirsch (Chapter Leader)
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday.

G.P.A.A. of Spokane
Spokane, WA USA
Contact: Chuck Knuth (Chapter Leader)
Contact: Gary Anderson
1st official chapter meeting May 4, 2002

Gold & Treasure Hunters Club
2009 Iron St.
Bellingham, WA 98225 USA

North American Miners Association (NAMA)
President:  Robert Cleveland
Ph: 1-206-365-1367
We are the oldest continous running mining club in Washington.  We meet at the Auburn Elks on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Scan thru the web site and learn about us.  Better yet drop on by for a meeting!

North American Prospectors Association (N.A.P.A)
PO Box 234
Chehalis, WA 98532 USA
1-360-807-2167 or 1-888-888-5590
700 members strong and growing!
"To preserve and protect our heritage of freely prospecting for gold"

North Central Washington Prospectors (NCWP)
P. O. Box 5208
Wenatchee, WA 98807-5208 USA
Contact Tom Little (President)
Ph: 1-509-884-3269
Meetings: 3rd Monday 7pm @ Alcoa Union Hall, E. Wenatchee WA.

Northwest Mineral Prospectors Club (NWMPC)
P.O. Box 197
Vancouver, WA 98686 USA
Our membership is Southern Washington and thru out Oregon and a few in other States.
Club was organized for those interested in detecting, minerals and prospecting, and who loves the outdoors. Guest are Welcome to the Meeting, Events and Outings. Club Claims are in Southern Washington and Oregon. Meeting in Milwaukie, Oregon on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.
NWMPC has gold claims at the following locations:
* Quartzville Creek near Salem, Oregon
* Chetco River in southwest Oregon
* Copper Creek near Mt. St. Helens in Washington,
* Willow Creek in Eastern Oregon just south of Baker City
* Mollalla Recreational Area just east of Mollalla Oregon
Thus giving its members the opportunity and the right to prospect for gold and other minerals in a designated area. Many of our members have their own private claims in California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, to which club members are periodically invited.
NWMPC has various pieces of mining equipment available for member’s "use" and a mining library. The club sponsors monthly raffles and a "gold drawing" to encourage membership and attendance. Our members vary from the novice to the dedicated experienced miner.
A complimentary newsletter is sent to interested guests. We feature club outings to our claims, films on prospecting, clinics on various methods of gold recovery (including electronic detection), treasure hunts, potlucks and other fun events.

Northwest Mining Association (NWMA)
10 N. Post, Suite 220
Spokane, WA 99201 USA

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Northwest Prospectors
20902 "67th" Ave. NE 343
Arlington, WA 98223 USA

Okanagen Prospecting and Mining Association
PO Box 47
Riverside, WA 98849 USA

Prospectors Plus Gold Mining Club
111 Main St.
Sultan, WA 98294 USA
Tel. 425.750.9290 (Chris)
Tel. 360.913.0187 (Larry)
Membership includes access to over 1000 acres across prime historic goldbearing country including Liberty, Washington (the oldest living gold ghost town in the Northwest). All members all enjoy a generous 10% discount on all in-store products.

Washington Alliance of Miners and Prospectors, The
PO Box 1363
Monroe, WA 98272 USA
Contact: Ethan Jones
Helps protect the rights of the small miner.

Washington Gold Connection, The
Site for the weekend recreational gold prospector.
E-Mail: unavailable

Washington Prospectors Mining Association (W.P.M.A.)
10002 Aurora Ave. North, 1193
Seattle, WA 98133 USA
Contact: Chuck Cox or Dave Hoff
Largest non-profit mining association in Washington State and still growing. As an association we promote and support prospecting and mining for all weekend, part time, and small-scale miners and prospectors. Association information, claims listing, and more.

West Virginia

Central West Virginia GPAA
Craigsville/Summersville, WV USA
Contact: Larry Board (President)
Ph: 1-304-742-5097
Meeting the 4th Sat. Monthly 2:00pm @ Summersville City Hall.
ALL Treasure Hunters welcome!

GPAA of Nitro
Nitro, West Virginia USA
Contact: Joe Smoot (President)
Ph: 1-304-972-1976
E-Mail GPAAWV@Yahoo.Com
We meet 2nd Saturday each month.


G.P.A.A. of Florence
Northern Michigan-U P, (Florence, Wi.)
Contact: Rod Trudell
Meets 3rd wed. monthly

G.P.A.A. of Weyerhaeuser
Wisconsin Northwoods Chapter, (Weyerhaeuser, Wi.)
Contact: Ron Chambers
Meets Second Sat at 11:00 am at Rice Lake WI

G.P.A.A. of Tomah
Tomah, WI USA
Contact: Mike Flint
Ph: 1-608-372-0694
Meets 3rd Saturday every month at 11:00 AM. Tomah Boys & Girls Club

The Greenbush Prospectors (GPAA)
Greenbush Chapter
Greenbush, WI USA
Contact: Ronald Smith
Ph: 1-920-892-4092
Meets 2nd Saturday Monthly at 3:00 PM, New Hope United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall) W 7797 Center St, Greenbush.Wisconsin Prospectors


G.P.A.A. of Cheyenne
Cheyenne Chapter, (Cheyenne, Wy.)
Contact: Bob Morrison
Contact: Scott Oliver
Meets 1st tues. monthly @ 7 pm

G.P.A.A. of Gillette
N. E. Whyoming Chapter, (Gillette, Wy.)
Contact: Dennis McDaniel
E-Mail: Unavailable
Next meeting Aug 10-12 outting function

G.P.A.A. of Powell
Big Horn Basin Chapter, (Powell, Wy.)
Contact: Greg Jones
1st official chapter meeting May 14, 2002

G.P.A.A. of Riverton
Riverton, WY USA
Contact: Brad McMillan (Chapter Leader)
NOTE: temporarilly disbanded
 any one interested in restarting this chapter please contact

G.P.A.A. of Sheridan
Sheridan Chapter, (Sheridan, Wy.)
Contact: Earl Pitt
Meets 3rd thurs monthly @ 6 pm

Wyoming Prospectors Association (WPA)
The WPA was established to promote recreational prospecting and access to our public lands, But most of all to have some fun and get some gold.
Our members have access to hundreds of acres of mining claims and miles of streams. Every year we acquire a few more claims and we hope to add to that total this year.
Currently all of our claims are in the South Pass/Atlantic City area but our members are actively seeking claims in other areas of the state.
Mission: To promote prospecting and bring together individules for the advancement and enhancement of prospecting. To establish and maintain claims and to work with other fishing, hunting and prospecting clubs to unite and to keep land open for everyone.

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