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International Clubs & Organizations

Gold Prospectors Association of America (G.P.A.A.)
43445 Business Park Dr., Suite 113
Temecula, CA 92590 USA
PO Box 891509
Temecula, CA 92589 USA
Contact: Robert Henry
1-909-699-4749, 1-800 551-9707 or fax: 1-909-699-4062

Clubs & Organizations/Foreign


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.

Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, The (AusIMM)
The AusIMM has a strategic alliance with the Australian Mineral Foundation.

Bendigo Prospectors club, Inc. 2497.Bendigo mail centre
Victoria 3554 Australia.

Brisbane Prospecting Club
Brisbane, Australia
Contact: Danny Van der Walle
E-Mail: unavailable

Gulong Prospecting Club
PO Box 348
Belmont 3216
Victoria, Australia
Contact: Shelia Middleton

Sydney Electronic Prospecting Club Inc.
PO Box 488
Miranda, NSW, 2228
Sydney, Australia
E-Mail: unavailable


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
3151 B Third Avenue,
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 1G1
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,

Northern Prospectors Association
P.O. Box 535
Kirkland Lake, ON
P2N 3J5
Ph: 1-705-642-1982
The NPA holds its meetings on the first Thursday of every month. The meetings are held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Kirkland Lake, in the Larry Brown room (Blue room).

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Nuggets Unlimited
406-1240 12th Ave. S.W.
Calgary, Alberta Canada T3C 0P3
Contact: Terry West
1-403-245-6455 or fax: 1-403-263-7619
E-Mail: unavailable
Join the treasure adventure! Pan for gold in the glorious Canadian Rocky Mountains with your lifetime camping and gold prospecting membership! You find it, you keep it! N.U. is a recreational
gold prospecting club with land leases near Banff National Park in Canada.

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.

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
34 King Street East, Suite 900
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2X8
Tel: 416-362 1969 or fax: 416-362 0101
The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada is the national voice for the Canadian mineral exploration and development community and provides a forum for information exchange, ensuring a strong mining industry for the benefit of all Canadians.

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 Gold Panning Club
Geologicka 6
Barrandov, ZIP 152 00
Contact: Pavel Lhotsky


Gold Museum
Mr. Kauko Launonen
99695 Tankavaara


Bienvenue sur le site de la Fédération Française d'Orpaillage

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

Federation Francaise d' Orpillage
Salle 605
Complexe de la Republique
64000 PAU

c/o Jacques Brest
6 rue V. Komarov
69200 Venissieux
Tel: +33/4-72-51-00-69


Deutsche Goldsuchervereinigung e.V.
c/o Norbert Kurtz
Sickenreuther Str. 27
95497 Goldkronach, Germany

German Gold Panning Association
KIrchgasse 25
95497 Goldkronach

Werner Stork
Mineralien, Fossilien & Gold
D-79650 Schopfheim
Telefon +49 7622 7091 or Telefax +49 7622 8757


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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.


All Japan Gold Panning Association
c/o Noboru Ichikawa
154 Hamatonbetsu
Hokkaido, Japan


Polish Guild of Gold Prospectors
59-500 Z3otoryja Poland
Rynek 1
tel.: (+48 76) 87 83 778 or fax: (+48 76) 87 81 873


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

UK Gold Panner's Association
12 Pikepurse Lane
Yorkshire DL10 4PS
Contact: Michael Gossage

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