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South African Gold Panning Association

PO Box 1316

Barberton 1300 South Africa

Phone: +13 7199681


Amalgamated Prospectors and Leaseholders Association of Western Australia, Inc., The

PO Box 2570 Boulder

Western Australia 6432


APLA is Western Australia's premier prospecting association and helps protect the rights of the states non-corporate prospectors.

Bendigo Prospectors club, Inc. 2497.Bendigo mail centre 

Victoria 3554 Australia. 

Prospectors And Miners Association Of Victoria [PMAV]

Facebook page

GPO Box 1706, Melbourne Vic 

Ph: 0408176 496



Alberta Gold Prospectors Association

P.O Box 78034

383 Heritage Dr S.E

Calgary, AB



The Alberta Gold Prospectors Association is a guided exploration through the exciting world of Gold prospecting in Alberta! Come out and meet like-minded people of all ages who love panning for gold and having fun doing it!

British Columbia Placer Miners Association (BCPMA)

c/o Cal Olsson

11391 Okanagan Centre. Rd.

E., Winfield BC, V4V 1G7

Contact: Cal Olsson

Ph: 1-250-766-4071

Contact: Merv Lewis 

E-Mail:  or 

The British Columbia Placer Miners Association is an organization made up of local associations, clubs and companies with members interested in doing placer mining/ prospecting and related activities. 

The scope of the organization includes recreational as well as small and large scale placer prospecting/mining ventures. 

As a group we have a lot of fun as well, networking together. 

Cariboo Miners Association

Located in Quesnel, British Columbia Canada

Anyone with an interest in the Cariboo or BC regions invited to join.

Klondike Placer Miners' Association

PO Box 1749 Dawson City

Yukon Y0B 1G0

Ph: 867-667-2267 or Fax: 867-668-7127



-Promote the interests and conserve the rights of those engaged in the placer mining industry in the Yukon. (Klondike Placer Miner's Constitution & By-laws.)

-Promote sustainable placer mining and placer exploration in the Yukon.

-Promote best practices for placer mining.

-Educate the General public on modern, responsible placer mining and placer exploration.


-Negotiations with government involving legislation, regulations and policy affecting placer mining are the Association's principal activity. There is currently a high rate of new and amended legislation and regulation in process, all adding to the cost of placer mining. The KPMA continues to promote modern, responsible placer mining with regulations that will allow the industry to continue to be a major economic contributor in Yukon.

-The KPMA remains the only credible voice of the placer industry with Government. We need your support and membership to continue our lobbying efforts on behalf of all placer miners. 

-Placer miners and Yukon business who rely on the mining industry, Be Informed, Be Involved, And Join Us Today !

Ontario Prospectors Association

1000 Alloy Drive

Thunder Bay, Ontario


P7B 6A5

Contact: Garry Clark (Chairman of the OPA)

Tel: (807)622-3284 or Fax: (807)622-4156


The OPA is the parent group for all the regional associations in Ontario Canada.

Objectives: The objectives of the Ontario Prospectors Association are to represent and further the interests of the mineral exploration industry and the individual prospector.

History: The association started life in the late 1980's as the Ontario Mineral Exploration Federation (OMEF), a group formed to help provide industry input into the drafting of the new Mining Act for Ontario. In December, 1994, the name was changed to the Ontario Prospectors Association to more clearly convey who the group represented, and its close relationship to the regional Ontario prospecting groups.

Publications: The official voice of the OPA is The Explorationist, a newsletter which is published 10 times a year and distributed to the members of several of the associated member groups of the OPA.

Vancouver Island Placer Miners Association (VIPMA)

537 Glencairn Lain Victoria, BC

Contact: Bruce Chaytor

1-250-478-9303 or fax: 1-250-478-9274


Meetings 2nd Wed Monthly 7:30PM BLOG

Vernon Placer Miner's Club

PO Box 1691

Vernon B.C. Canada V1T 8C3

Contact: Clare Hewson

Phone: 1-250-542-0494

E-Mail: (Subject: Miners Club)

The Vernon Placer Miners Club is a very active club and are proud sponsors of the annual BC Open Gold Panning Competition held the weekend before May 24 (Canadian May 24th long weekend). This family event is held at the Gold Panner Campground in Cherryville and is open to the public . Many events for the entire family including panning competitions, gold rush, pan toss, claim staking and bannock baking.

Our primary objective is to promote the heritage of placer mining in British Columbia, Canada and encourage good fellowship among all placer miners and recreational miners whom we meet beside the stream.


Czech Goldpanning Association

Nad Okrouhlíkem 2365/17

Praha 8, 182 00

Czech Goldpanning Association members:

Czech Goldpanning Club          Moravian-Silesian Goldpanning Club           



Bienvenue sur le site de la Fédération Française d'Orpaillage

Facebook page


Nonprofit Organization in Maule, Centre, France

Gold digger in France

Handbook of the Gold digger, Gold washer, on line, Gold bearing zones of France and much more.

Gold panning, Become an Orpailleur, Gold Researcher in France, Gold Researcher's Manual.


Deutsche Goldsuchervereinigung e.V.

c/o Norbert Kurtz

Sickenreuther Str. 27

95497 Goldkronach, Germany

German Gold Panning Association

Facebook page

Contact: Frank Hartmann



Werner Stork



Mineralien, Fossilien & Gold


D-79650 Schopfheim

Telefon +49 7622 7091 or Telefax +49 7622 8757



Associazione Biellese Cercatori d'Oro (ABCDORO)

Biella Gold Prospectors' Association

Piazza Mazzini n.54

13872 BORRIANA (BI) Italy

E-Mail: unavailable

Biella Gold Panner's Association (North Western Italy - Piedmont Region). Send us an e-mail in order to receive as much information as possible about gold panning in Italy and Biella province particularly.




Guld Graevarnas Foerening (GGF)

Mr. Lars Guldstrom

Adelfors, 570 15 Holsbybrunn


Phone: Int'l + 46 383 460 110 or 

fax: Int'l +46 383 460 109


This site is bilingual.

Ovre Norrlands Guldgravarklubb

c/o Borje Ohman

Bredsel 81

SE-942 95 Vidsel


E-Mail: Tidnings-redaktör

Svenska guldvaskarfoereningen

Moraenvaegen 26

S-13651 Haninge


Contact: Johnny Hagberg, President



Swiss Gold Prospectors Association, The

Schweizerische Goldwdschervereinigung

(They have an English version of their page)

Peter Pfander

Schwanden 32

3054 Sch|pfen


E-Mail: Unavailable

United Kingdom

Gold Rush Uk

Ph: 07454769806

Meet new friends, And get involved with regular panning meet up's and discussions.

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