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Gold Panning in Alaska Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!



Recreational mining, i.e., small-scale prospecting and mining using gold pans, sluiceboxes, rockers, suction dredges, and metal detectors, is enjoying a resurgence in Alaska. Miners working a sluice on Lucky Gulch, Blue Ribbon Mine, Alaska There are many commercial ventures that charge fees to recreational miners located on historically rich placer ground, some are road-accessible, many are in remote fly-in locations, most offer lodging and a complete suite of services. Much of the State and Federal-owned land in Alaska is open to recreational mining but there are regulations governing how such mining can be done. It is illegal to mine on public land that is closed to such activities; or to mine without permission on either public land that is already staked or leased, or privately owned land. Popular areas include; areas of Chugach National Forest, areas within Alaska State Parks such as Chugach State Park, Kenai State Parks, and Independence Mine State Historical Park, and along the Dalton Highway. Most of the public-access areas have few or no facilities, such as outhouses, but that's changing, and adds to the feeling of getting in touch with the gold mining roots of the Pioneers. Perhaps the easiest to get to, and one with camping areas close by, is the Caribou Creek Recreational Mining area. "Physical fitness, health, and age should be considered due to the steepness of the trail." Located on the Glenn Highway east of Palmer, the area has fine gold and easy access. The Hatcher Pass Public Use Area is located approximately fifteen miles north of Palmer on the Little Susitna River. The area is open to a variety of recreational activities, including recreational mining. A fact sheet provides details on recreational mining within the Hatcher Pass Public Use Area. Near Fairbanks, both the Pedro Creek area (about 15 miles north of Fairbanks and the site of the original Fairbanks gold discovery by Felix Pedro in 1902) and Nome Creek area within the White Mountains National Recreation Area (approximately 60 miles north of Fairbanks) have easy access. Gold mining on Nome Creek began in 1900, and there was a stampede in 1910 when word of the find leaked out. Somewhat more challenging due to access, but also more rewarding, is the Petersville State Recreational Mining Area. You can also mine on the beaches of Nome.
GPAA Kenai Chapter
Kenai, AK
Web:www.gpaakenaichapter.com
Phone: (907) 283-7807
GPAA ANCHORAGE CHAPTER
ANCHORAGE, AK
TOM IRELAND
Email: tom.ireland67@gmail.com
Meets 1st Thursday monthly at 7:00 PM
Chugach Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
Mailing Address:P.O. Box 92027 Anchorage, AK 99509-2027
Meeting Place:First Methodist Church, 725 W 9thAve, Anchorage, AK Meeting Time:7pm - 2nd Thursday (except Nov&Dec)6:30pm - 4th Thursday Potluck Email Contact: gfdurocher@usgs.gov
Metal Detecting Club
Alaska Treasure Seekers Society
Anchorage, AK 99508
Dennis Lundine
lundine5@aol.com
Alaska Treasure Seekers Society
Metal Detecting Club
Fairbanks
AK Gold Prospectors

1200 Wildrose, Avenue. # C
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 456-1846

Gold Panning in Alabama Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures:: Back to Top!
Gold was discovered in Alabama about 1830, shortly following the Georgia Gold Rush. The principal districts were the Arbacoochee district in Cleburne County, mostly from placer deposits, and the Hog Mountain district in Tallapoosa County, which produced 24 thousand troy ounces (750 kg) from veins in schist.

Alabama Gold Camp
1398 County Rd. 5 Lineville, AL 36266 (256) 396-0389
Gold panning, sluicing, highbanking, dredging, dredge and highbanker rentals available, gold prospecting equipment, primitive camping, RV hook-up, cabins
www.alabamagoldcamp.com
GPAA NORTH ALABAMA CHAPTER
RON KRUEGER
Email: RONKROEGER@EARTHLINK.NET
Phone:205-594-4335
Meets 2nd Saturday monthly at the Alabama Gold Camp Call Adam Broach for details. 334-707-8443
GPAA Phenix City Gold Grubbers
Phenix City, Alabama
Email:buddbo1@yahoo.com
Phone: 334-864-8179
ALABAMA MINERAL LAPIDARY SOCIETY
P.O.Box 1067
Springville, AL.  35146
Club Meets: Emmet O'Neal Library, 50 Oak Street  Mountain Brook, AL. 35213 (2nd Friday at 6:30pm)
Website:lapidaryClub.com
Club Email:  lapidaryClub@yahoo.com
Club Bulletin: Rockhound Roundup. Published Monthly
Dothan Gem Mineral Society
121 Crawford St., Dothan, AL 36301
Club Meets: United Meth. Church, 4329 So. Brannon Strand Rd, Dothan, AL
Website: wiregrassrockhounds.com/
Club E-mail  arlambert@comcast.net
Club Bulletin: Rockhounds Herald. Published Monthly
EAST ALABAMA GEM MINERAL SOCIETY
6226 Seaton Dr. , Columbus, GA  31909
Club Meets:  Covington Recreation Center, 213 Carver Avenue, Opelika, AL 36801
Club Bulletin: Boulder Bouncer. Published Monthly
HUNTSVILLE GEM MINERAL SOCIETY
  449 Comet Dr., Toney, AL 35773
Club Meets: Huntsville/Madison Cty Senior Center,2200 Drake Ave., Huntsville, AL 35805(4th Mon. at 6:30 pm)
Website: huntsvillegms.org
Club Email: hsvgems@gmail.com
Club Bulletin: Rocket City Rocks Gems. Published Monthly.
MOBILE ROCK GEM SOCIETY, INC
Club Address:1324 Forest Dell Road, Mobile, AL 36618-1726
Club Meets: Club House, 1324 Forest Dell Rd., Mobile, AL 36618 (2nd Tues. 7:00pm)
Website: mobilerockandgem.com
Club Email: bluefox2@att.net
Club Bulletin: Cabber Gabber. Published Monthly
MONTGOMERY GEM MINERAL SOCIETY
P. O. Box 3273, Montgomery, AL 36109
Club Meets: Muriel Crump Community Center,1735 Highland Ave., Montgomery, AL 36107 (2nd Thur. at 7 pm)
Website: montgomerygemandsociety.com/
Club Bulletin: Golden Nugget. Published Monthly
Metal Detecting Club
Birmingham Alabama
Warrior Basin Treasure Hunters Assoc.
Mike Harvey (Pres. WBTHA),
255 Briarwood Circle
Oneonta, AL 35121
(205) 966-4541
mikeharvey_1@yahoo.com
Metal Detecting Club
Prospecting U.S.A
Wendell Mosley
3523 HWY 46
Heflin AL, 36264
(256) 201-6245
Wendell Mosley
Prospecting U.S.A. Alabama
Metal Detecting Club
Mobile Alabama
South Alabama Historical
Stanley Norris
1554 S Driftwood Dr
Mobile, AL 36605-3724
Stanley Norris
www.sahrara.com
Metal Detecting Club
Gadsden Alabama
SouthEast Treasure Hunters Club
Mark Hudson,
789 Brentwood Drive
Gadsden, AL 35901
Mark Hudson 256-547-2209
Thomas Wiggs 256-546-3642
www.southeasttreasurehunters.com

Gold Panning in Arkansas Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
At the Crater of Diamonds State Park, visitors can search for diamonds and other precious stones, and can keep anything that they find. It is located near Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Panning for gold in Arkansas just isn't very productive. Arkansas is one of the states that only has traces of gold but an abundance or Diamonds and Crystals.

GPAA Ozarks Chapter
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Web: www.gpaachapteroftheozarks.org
Phone: 479-965-7055
Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral & Geology Society
Little Rock

Email: lenoramur@aol.com
Web:www.centralarrockhound.org
4th Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Terry Library, 2015 Napa Valley Drive
Newsletter: Arkansas Rockhound News
Ozark Earth Science Club
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Email: lenoramur@aol.com
Web:www.ozarkearthscienceclub.org
7 pm, 2nd Tuesday, Van Matre Senior Citizen Ctr, 1101 Spring St
Newsletter: Arkansas Rockhound News
Spring River Gem & Mineral Club
Cherokee Village, Arkansas

Email: ojeepera@gmail.com
10 am, 1st Thursday, Omaha Rec Center, Omaha Cir
Newsletter: The Rockn' Gemzette
HOT SPRINGS GELOLGY CLUB
P.O. Box 257, Hot Springs, AR 71902
Meeting Place: AR School of Math, 200 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs, AR
Meeting Time: 4th Thursday, 7:00 pm (except June, July, August)
Bulletin: THE HOT SPRINGS BULLETIN
Metal Detecting Club
Genoa Tri-States Historical Recovery Club
Ed Garner,
P.O. Box 8
Genoa, AR 71840
(870) 774-1230
Edstreasure@aol.com
Metal Detecting Club
Hot Springs
Central Arkansas Treasure Seekers
David Zebik
1107 Summer St.
Hot Springs, AR 71913
501) 321-4798
Metal Detecting Club
Siloam Springs
Arkoma Coin & Relic Club of Siloam Springs
James W. Beyers
PO Box 6764
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
479-549-4187
jbeyers@tcainternet.com
Metal Detecting Club
Ward Arkansas Treasure Hunters Club
David Lebleu
 PO BOX 180
Ward, AR 72176
arkansastreasurehunters.com

Gold Panning in Arizona Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Arizona has produced more than 16 million troy ounces (498 tonnes) of gold. Gold mining in Arizona reportedly began in 1774 when Spanish priest Manuel Lopez directed Papago Indians to wash gold from gravel on the flanks of the Quijotoa Mountains, Pima County. Gold mining continued there until 1849, when the Mexican miners were lured away by the California Gold Rush. Other gold mining under Spanish and Mexican rule took place in the Oro Blanco district of Santa Cruz County, and the Arivaca district, Pima County. Mountain man Pauline Weaver discovered placer gold on the east side of the Colorado River in 1862. Weaver's discovery started a gold rush to the now ghost town of La Paz, Arizona. The gold-bearing quartz veins of the Vulture Mine, southwest of Wickenburg, in Maricopa County were discovered in 1863. The mine produced 366 thousand ounces of gold through 1959. Gold Road mine, Oatman, Arizona. The San Francisco district, which includes the towns of Oatman, Bullhead City and Katherine in Mohave County was discovered in 1863 or 1864, but saw little activity until a rush to the district occurred in 1902. The district produced 2.0 million ounces of gold through 1959. The last gold mine to operate in Arizona was the Gold Road mine at Oatman, which shut down in 1998. Patriot Gold is exploration drilling at the Moss mine at Oatman. Columbus Gold is currently doing exploration drilling for gold at four prospects in western Arizona. In 2006, all of Arizona's gold production came as a byproduct of copper mining.

GPAA Prescott Valley Chapter
Prescott Valley, Arizona
Email: nolan_akin@msn.com
Phone: 928-775-2506
GPAA of Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona
Web: www.gpapclub.com
Phone: 480-947-8617
GPAA Tuscon Chapter
Tuscon, Arizona
Web: http://www.gpatucson.org/home
Phone: 520-294-5074
GPAA SIERRA VISTA, AZ
HUACHUCA CHAPTER
TOM TIERNEY 520-378-3294
MEETS 2ND TUESDAY AT 6PM at Cafe Ole
GPAA PARKER, AZ
PARKER AZ
ANGEL LUND
760-627-4027
NEW CHAPTER CALL FOR DETAILS
GPAA SCOTTSDALE, AZ
GOLD PROSPECTORS OF AMERICA PHOENIX CHAPTER
FRED SEIKMANN
Email: arizonagold@cox.net
480-947-8617
Now meeting on the 1st Thursday monthly from 7-9pm at the American Italian Club, 7509 North 12th Street
GPAA LAKESIDE, AZ
WHITE MOUNTAINS CHAPTER
RON REAM
Email: wmcslaz@hotmail.com
928-242-2310
MEETS 1ST THURSDAY AT 6:30PM
Gem & Mineral Club Arizona City
Club: Arizona City Gem and Mineral Society
PO Box 2371, Arizona City 85223
Pres- Gabe Klimesh 563-380-8637
Gem & Mineral Club Bullhead City
Website: scrrc blog
Club: Silvery Colorado River Rock Club,
PO Box 22648 Bullhead City AZ 22648
Pres- Allan Lavo 928-768-4508, All1st@aol.com
Gem & Mineral Club Flagstaff
Club: Flagstaff Gem and Mineral Society
PO Box 1261 Flagstaff AZ 86002
Meeting/Dates/Times: Fort Tuthill County Park Building 11 –first Thursday, 7 p.m.
Pres/FedRep: Joseph Findley 928-774-9438
Gem & Mineral Club Kingman
Club: Mohave County Gemstoners
PO Box 3992 Kingman AZ 86402 Attn: Mary Gann
Pres-FedRep -- Fred Bunge
Gem & Mineral Club Prescott
Website: prescottgemmineral.org
Club: Prescott Gem & Mineral Club
P- Ron Whorton, 2110 N.Navajo Place, Chino Valley AZ 86323 928-925-8911
presron2010@live.com
Gem & Mineral Club Lake Havasu City
Website: www.lakehavasugms.org
Club: Lake Havasu Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 990 Lake Havasu City 86405-0990
Meetings: 2nd Friday of the month, September thru May, 6:30 PM, Mt Olive Lutheran Church
P- Stan Sutton 928-566-8708 ssutton143@aol.com
Gem & Mineral Club Miami
Club: Gila County Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 487 Miami
AZ 85539
Meetings: 413 Live Oak Street Miami
AZ. 85539 Thursdays @ 7:00PM
P- Jerry Ullum 928 812-0547 jerryUllum@huges.net
Gem & Mineral Club Payson AZ
Club: Payson Rimstones Rock Club Inc.
POB 1641
Payson
AZ 85547
Meetings: Payson Public Library/ 2nd Tuesday of each month/ 2:30PM – 5:00PM
P- Barry Jones 928-476-3513
barrythebearjones@gmail.com
Gem & Mineral Club Phoenix
Website: Mineralogical Society of AZ
Club: Mineralogical Society of Arizona 1502 W. Washington Phoenix AZ 85007
Meetings: January – June September – December at 1502 W. WashingtonPhoenix AZ 85007
Roger Deming 480-633-0731
Gem & Mineral Club Pearce
Website: cochise county rock
Club: Sunsites Gem & Mineral Club
P.O. Box 87. Pearce
AZ 85625
Meetings: Monthly meetings at the Sunsites Community Center at 7 pm (except June/July/August)
P- Diane Dunn 520-826-0278
oicrnow@aol.com
Gem & Mineral Club Sedona
Website: www.sedonagemandmineral.org
Club: Sedona Gem and Mineral Club
Contact: Pat McMahan
3550 E ElPaso Drive
Cottonwood
AZ 86326 928-300-8333
Meetings: Sedona Public Library
7 p.m. third Tuesday except June, July
August & December.
P: Garry Kappel 928-634-4698
sedonagarry@yahoo.com
Gem & Mineral Club Show Low
Website: White Mountain Gem Club
Club: White Mountain Gem & Mineral Club
PO Box 3504 Show Low AZ 85902
Meetings: First Tuesday of the month
6:30 p.m. at JB’s Restaurant, 480 W. Deuce of Clubs
Show
Low
P- Nanz Marshall 928-537-2524
Gem & Mineral Club Sierra Vista
Website: Huachuca Mineral & Gem Club
Club: Huachuca Mineral & Gem Club
P.O. Box 1596; Sierra Vista 85636
Meetings: Kino Hall; 800 Taylor Dr.; 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7PM
P- Ben Somerville 520-378-3602
bensomerville@cox.net
Gem & Mineral Club Tucson
Website: www.lapidaryclub.org  
Club: Old Pueblo Lapidary Club
3118 N. Dale Ave.
Tucson
AZ 85712
Meeting : 3118 N. Dale Avenue Tucson AZ second Saturday 9am
Pete Peterson; 520-866-9021
PeteNgin@gmail.com
Gem & Mineral Club City: Tucson
Website: www.tgms.org
Club: Tucson Gem and Mineral Society
Inc.
P.O. Box 42588
Tucson 85733
Meetings: Location is 3727 E. Blacklidge Tucson AZ. 85716. Meetings are at 7:30 P.M. on the first Monday of the month
except in February (Monday of Show Week), June-August (potlucks) and September (second Monday due to the Labor Day holiday).
Diana Braswell 520.322.5773 tgms@tgms.org
Gem & Mineral Club Wickenburg
AZ
Club: Wickenburg Gem and Mineral Society
Inc.
Meetings: 2nd Friday @ 6 pm @ Coffinger Park Recreation Center, except June-August. February and December it is the 1st Friday.
P: Wane Lippincott
51011 Highway 60/80
Wickenburg
AZ 85390 928-684-2109
Metal Detecting Club
Apache Junction Superstition Mountain TH'ers Club
Joseph Grieger,
940 W. Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85220 Superstition West Treasure Hunters
John Schaefer
451 N. Meridian
Apache Junction, Az 85120
480-861-7192
www.superstitiontreasure.com
info@superstitiontreasure.com
Metal Detecting Club
Benson Huachuca Prospectors Association
Joe Stroup,
1110 So. Hwy 80, # 9
Benson, AZ 85602
520 457-3458
www.members.tripod.com/phred01
Metal Detecting Club
Bullhead City Colorado River Valley Metal Detector & Archaeological Club
Gloria Sodeman,
2000 E Ramar Rd #556
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Colorado River Valley Treasure Seekers
Judy Fuller
1637 Tale Rd.
Bullhead City, AZ  86442
azsunbird36@yahoo.com
Metal Detecting Club
Phoenix Arizona Association of Gold Prospectors, Inc.
Harold Allen,
PO Box 35281
Phoenix, AZ 85069
623-934-6882
www.arizonagoldprospectors.org Roadrunner Prospector's Club
Rex Drake
American Italian Club
7509 N 12th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85079
www.roadrunnergold.com
Metal Detecting Club
Quartzsite Quartzsite Metal Detecting Club
Vernon Lee,
P.O. Box 2271
Quartzsite, AZ 85346
Metal Detecting Club
Safford Gila Valley Treasure Hunters
Richard Wright - Sec/Treas.,
608 S 11th Ave
Safford, AZ. 85546
Gandaff1@msn.com
Metal Detecting Club
Tempe Arizona Treasures Unlimited
Vic Mathis,
831 S Ash Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
editor@aztreasures.org
www.aztreasures.org
Metal Detecting Club
Tucson Detectors Unlimited
Tom Crosslin,
3634 S. Barrow pl
Tucson, AZ 85730 The Desert Gold Diggers, Inc.
Harold Plum, Treasurer,
5225 N. Myakka Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705-1135
www.desert-gold-diggers.org
Metal Detecting Club
Yuma South West Treasure Hunters Club
Bob Haynie,
13592 E. 46th Drive
Yuma, AZ 85367

Gold Panning in California Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Spanish prospectors discovered gold in the Potholes district between 1775 and 1780, along the Colorado River, in present Imperial County, California, about ten miles northeast from Yuma, Arizona. The gold was recovered from dry placers. Other placer deposits on the west bank of the Colorado River were quickly discovered, including the Picacho and Cargo Muchacho districts. Placer gold deposits were discovered at San Ysidro in San Diego County in 1828, San Francisquito Canyon and Placerita Canyon in Los Angeles County in 1835 and 1842, respectively Gold miners excavate a gold-bearing bluff with jets of water at a placer mine in Dutch Flat, California sometime between 1857 and 1870. Major gold mining in California started in 1848 during the California Gold Rush.Gold was found by James Marshall at Sutters Mill, property of John Sutter, in now a days Coloma. In 1849, people started hearing about the gold and after just a few years San Francisco's population was up by thousands. Gold production in California peaked in 1852, at 3.9 million troy ounces (121 tonnes) produced in that year. But the placer deposits worked in the early years were quickly exhausted, and production crashed. Hardrock mining (in California called quartz mining) began in 1849, and placer mining by hydraulic mining began in 1852. Despite the new mining methods, by 1865 production was 867 thousand troy ounces (27 tonnes), less than one-quarter of peak production. Production sank to 412 thousand troy ounces (12.8 tonnes) in 1929, but then soared to more than 1.4 million troy ounces (43.5 tonnes) for each year 1939 through 1941, after the price was raised from $20.67 to $35 per ounce. However, the federal government, in War Production Board Order L-208, ordered gold mines closed, to free up resources for the war effort during World War II, and production fell to 148 thousand troy ounces (4.6 Fes) in 1943. Post-war gold production never reached the peak of the early 1940s, as inflation and the fixed price of gold eroded its value. The largest gold-mining district in California is the famous Mother Lode of the Sierra Nevada. Discovered in the early 1850s, the lode is a zone one to four miles wide and running 120 miles northwest-southeast from El Dorado County in the north, through Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne counties, to Mariposa County in the south. The gold of the Mother Lode is in quartz veins within phyllite, schist, slate, and greenstone. Through 1959, the Mother Lode produced about 13.3 million troy ounces (414 tonnes) of gold. The second-largest gold-mining district in California was Grass Valley-Nevada City district in Nevada County. Gold in Holocene gravels was discovered in 1850, followed a few years later by hydraulic mining of Tertiary gravels. By 1880, most of the mining had shifted to lode deposits, such as the Empire Mine. Through 1959, the district produced 10.4 million troy ounces (323 tonnes) of lode gold, and 2.2 million troy ounces (68.4 tonnes) of placer gold. The rich placer deposits of the Columbia Basin-Jamestown-Sonora district were discovered in 1853. Almost all the gold was found at the base of Quaternary gravels, but some drift mines were worked in Tertiary gravels. Total production was about 5.9 million troy ounces (183 tonnes) of gold. In 2007, California produced 9,400 ounces (1603 kg) of gold from two mines. The Mesquite mine in Imperial County restarted active mining in 2007, having been inactive since 2001; now owned by New Gold, it produces more than 100,000 ounces (3.1 t) of gold per year. The only other gold producer in the state, the Briggs mine in Inyo County stopped mining in 2004, but continues to produce small amounts of gold from the leach pads, from previously mined ore. Emgold Mining is going through the permitting process to reopen the Idaho Maryland gold mine at Grass Valley, Nevada County.

GPAA BAKERSFIELD, CA
GOLDEN VALLEY PROSPECTORS
WAYNE SCRIVNER 661-333-8146
Web: www.goldenvalleyprospectors.org
Second Tuesday monthly at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Rasmussen Senior Center, 115 E Roberts Lane
GPAA BREA, CA
ROUTE 66 GOLD MINERS
MAX MAXILOM
Email: presisdent@route66goldminers.org
626-488-9310
MEETS AT 5 pm second saturday monthly at the Brea Lions and Scout Center, 401 S Brea Blvd
GPAA CHATSWORTH, CA
SIMI VALLEY CHAPTER
PAT KEENE
Email: pat@keeneeng.com
818-993-0411
Meets 3rd Thursday at 7pm
GPAA PARADISE, CA
CHICO CHAPTER
MARK THOMPSON 530-520-5134
MEETS 1ST MONDAY MONTHLY AT CASA RAMOS RESTAURANT
GPAA SANTA CLARA, CA
EAST BAY CONCORD, CA
BRIAN RAMOS
Email: bdramos@jewelsthecat.com
408-256-1244
Meets 1st Thursday monthly at 6:30pm at Oasis Christian Fellowship, 2551 Pleasant Hill Dr. Pleasant Hill CA.
GPAA FRESNO, CA
www.cvprospectors.org
CENTRAL VALLEY PROSPECTORS
NANCY ROBERTS
Email: cvprospector@vcprospector.org
559-681-5144
3rd Tuesday Monthly at 6:30 PM River Bluff Elementary School, 6150 west Palo Alto Ave.
GPAA HEMET, CA
HEMET CHAPTER
KEN MALTBY
Email: macosta95@roadrunner.com
951-522-7710
MEETS MONTHLY AT 6:30PM, PANORAMA COVE ESTATES IN THE CLUBHOUSE, IN HEMET SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
GPAA HESPERIA, CA
www.aumojaveprospectors.org
MOJAVE AU PROSPECTORS
VERNE CRAWFORD
Email: TUNNEYBOY@VERIZON.NET
760-985-6641
MEETS 3RD THURSDAY AT 7PM CoCo's Restaurant, 15570 Park Ave East, Victorville Ca.
GPAA RIALTO, CA
INLAND EMPIRE PROSPECTORS
DALE WAHLFELDT DWAHLFELDT@HOTMAIL.COM
909-437-2765
MEETS 3RD THURSDAY AT 7PM MONTHLY at Pacific Palms Club House, 2727 Pacific Street
GPAA MARIPOSA, CA
MARIPOSA CHAPTER
PATRICK MCCALL
209-966-6199
MEETS 2ND FRIDAY MONTHLY, MINERS INN RESTAURANT, MARIPOSA 6:30PM
GPAA SAN MIGUEL, CA
Central Coast Gold Prospectors
HENERY GEIGER
Email: goldpanner4life@gmail.com
618-709-6851
MEETS 1ST FRIDAY MONTHLY AT 6:30PM AT ESTRELLA WARBIRD MUSEUM IN PASO ROBLES 4251 DRY CREEK RD
GPAA BELLA VISTA, CA
NOR-CAL GOLD PROSPECTORS
J.R. BRANDVOLD
Email: ernstbrandvold@yahoo.com
530-356-9389
MEETS 1ST THURSDAY AT 7PM MONTHLY Redding Moose lodge, 320 Lake Blvd
GPAA FORESTHILL, CA
RIVER CITY CHAPTER
JIM HUTCHINGS
Email: jhutchings22@hotmail.com
530-367-5108
MEETS 3RD SAT EVERY 4TH MONTH JAN,APRIL,JULY,OCT at 6700 8th street
GPAA ESCONDIDO, CA
SAN DIEGO TREASURE SEEKERS
CHESTER NOWICKI
Email: CANDHNOW@COX.NET
760-747-1165
MEETS 1ST WED AT 6:30 PM at Joslyn Senior Center, 210 Park Ave. Escondido CA.
GPAA SAN JOSE, CA
SAN JOSE CHAPTER
MIKE PHILLIPS
Email: kitfoxchumash@yahoo.com
GPAA STOCKTON, CA
Web: www.deltagolddiggers.com
DELTA GOLD DIGGERS
ROBERT GUARDIOLA
Email: deltagolddiggers@gmail.com
209-606-0085
MEETS 1ST WED. MONTHLY @ 7 PM Eagles Hall, 1492 Bourbon Street.
GPAA MURRIETA, CA
Web: www.gpaatvp.com
TEMECULA VALLEY PROSPECTORS
KEN HANNAN 951-282-0179
MEETS 2ND SATURDAY AT9AM
Southwestern Prospectors & Miners Association
SPMA La Mesa, CA
Web: www.spma-gold.org
Tom Heffernan
Meet 3 rd Tuesday Evening of Each Month
SPMA, P.O. Box 904, La Mesa, CA 91944-0904
Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society
City & State: Oxnard, CA

Email: club_info@oxnardgem.com
Web: http://www.oxnardgem.com
Meeting Time and Location: 1st Wednesday of the month (excluding holidays) at 7:30 PM
Oxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way
Oxnard, California 93030
Lake Elsinore Gem & Mineral Society
City & State: Lake Elsinore, CA

Contact: JoAnn McCracken
Phone: 951-678-3106
Email: rocklady@dslextreme.com
Meeting Time and Location: 4th Thurs 7:30PM Lakeland Village Middle School 18730 Grand Ave. Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 Dark July and Aug.
Amador County Gem & Mineral Society
P.O. Box 794. Sutter Creek, CA 95685
Clubhouse - Sutter Creek ( behind old Sutter Creek Grammar School, 5 Broad St., Sutter Creek CA
Meeting:  4th Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. (program) 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. (board)
Bulletin:  Amador Nugget

Email: blackwolf@linkunet.com
Website: www.amadorgemandmineralorg
American Opal Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 4875, Garden Grove, CA 92842-4875
Woman's Civic Club, 9501 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, CA
Meeting:  2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin:  The Opal Express
Email: editor@opalsociety.org
Website: www.opalsociety.org
Antelope Valley Gem & Mineral Club
P.O. Box 69, Lancaster, CA 93584-0069
Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 42521 N 20th St. W, Lancaster, CA
Meeting:  4th Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Bulletin:  Chip 'N' Tumble News
Website: www.avgem.weebly.com
Bakersfield Mineral Mites
1200 Dolores Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305
East Bakersfield Veterans Hall, Bakersfield, CA
Meeting:  2nd Friday
Email: mineralmites@gmail.com
Bay Area Searchers
1447 32nd Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122
First Baptist Church, 1005 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA
Meeting:  2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Email: bobbysgoldplating@comcast.net
Borrego Rock and Gem Club
c/o ABDNHA, 652Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004
ABDNHA Center, 652 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA
Meeting:  Last Saturday, 10:00 a.m. (except Jul, Aug, Sep)
Email: bragmail@yahoo.com
Website: www.abdnha.org
Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society
P.O. Box 517, Angels Camp, CA 95222-0517
Clubhouse, 2500 Mecham Ranch Rd., Angels Camp, CA
Meeting:  3rd Sunday, 11 potluck; 12 mtg (except Jul and Aug)
Bulletin:  The Golden Frog
Email: DBB49@att.net
Website: calaverasgemandmineral.org
Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society
P.O. Box 22756, Carmel, CA 93922-0756
Pacific Grove Museum Nat. History, 165 Forest Ave. Pacific Grove, CA
Meeting:  2nd Friday, 7 p.m.
Bulletin:  The Carmel Valley Prospector
Website: www.cvgms.org
Coalinga Rockhound Society
J180 Washington St., Coalinga, CA 93210
438 San Madele St, Coalinga, CA
Meeting:  1st Monday – Jan, Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec - 7:00 p.m.
Email: coalingarockhounds@gmail.com
Website: www.coalingarockhounds.org
Conejo Gem & Mineral Club
2276 Larch St. Simi Valley, CA, 93065
Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks, CA
Meeting:  2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (except Dec)
Bulletin:  Rocky Review
(805) 630-9977
Website: www.cgamc.org
Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society
P.O. Box 4667, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4667
Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Rd (near Ygnacio Valley Rd), Concord, CA
Meeting:  2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m. (3rd Monday in June)
Bulletin:  Diablo Diggin's
Email: atclark52@gmail.com
Website: http://ccmgs.org
Culver City Rock & Mineral Club
P.O. Box 3324, Culver City, CA 90231-3324
Veterans Memorial Complex, 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA
Meeting:  2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Bulletin:  The Nugget
Website: http://CulverCityRocks.org
Del Air Rockhounds Club
P.O. Box 7618, Van Nuys, CA 91409-7618
United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA
Meeting:  1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Bulletin:  Del Air Monthly Rockhounder Review
Email: delairrockhounds@gmail.com
Website: www.delairrockhounds.org
Delvers Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
11309 Felson St., Cerritos, CA 90703
Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church, 14515 Blaine Ave., Bellflower, CA 90606
Meeting:  2nd Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Bulletin:  Delvings
El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society
P.O. Box 451, El Cajon, CA 92022-0451
Heritage of the Americas Museum, 1 2110 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon, CA
Meeting:  2nd Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin:  Rocky Road
Website: www.ecvgms.com
El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society
P.O. Box 950, Placerville,CA 95667-0950
Mother Lode Lions Hall, 4701 Missouri Flat Road at Pleasant Valley Rd/Hwy 49, Diamond Springs, CA
Meeting:  3rd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin:  Petroglyphs
Email: info@eldoradomineralandgem.org
Website: eldoradomineralandgem.org
Faceters Guild of Southern California
Box 5433, Buena Park, CA 90622
St. Mark's United Methodist, 3700 W. Orange Ave., Anaheim, CA
Meeting:  3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Bulletin:  Angles
Website: www.FGOSC.com
Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society. Inc.
123 W. Alvarado St., Suite B, Fallbrook, CA 92028
Meeting:  2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m., except February meeting is on 3rd Thursday. No meeting in July
Bulletin:  Lithosphere
Email: fgms@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.fgms.org
Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Club
200 Oliva Ave.., Oroville, CA 95966
Meeting:  1st Tuesday
Website: www.orovillerocks.com
Friends of Mineralogy - So. CA Chapter
210 S. Catalina Ave. #3, Pasadena, CA 91106-3242
Various museums, no regular schedule
Meeting:  No regular schedule. Contact for information
First Class Miners
PO Box 2127, Yucca Valley CA 92286
Varies. Check the website
Meeting:  Every other month (July, Sept, Nov, Jan, March, May) See website
Website: www.firstclassminers.org
Fossils for Fun
P.O. Box 714, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-0714
Woman's Thursday Club of Fair Oaks, 10625 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, CA
Meeting:  2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.(except July & Aug)
Bulletin:  Dinny's Doins
Email: fossilsforfun@yahoo.com
Website: www.fossilsforfun.org
Fresno Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
340 W. Olive, Fresno, CA 93728
Meeting:  4th Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Bulletin:  Chips
Email: info@fgms.us
Website: www.fgms.us
Garage Grinders
Founded:
Mailing Address: PO Box 757, Vacaville, CA 95676
Day of Meeting: Held during field trips
Bulletin: Grinders Grit
(707) 447-5271
Email: wizo@pacbell.net
Gemological Society of San Diego
Founded: 1964
Mailing Address: PO Box 16414, San Diego, CA 92176
Meeting Place: Gem and Mineral Bldg, Spanish Village, Balboa Park, CA
Day of Meeting: 1st Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: Gemological Society of San Diego Flyer
Membership: 27
Glendora Gems
Founded: 1969
Mailing Address: 1010 E. Mt. View, Glendora, CA 91741
Meeting Place: “The Tower” 1425 E. Holt, Pomona, CA
Day of Meeting: Tuesdays, 5 - 9 p.m.
Bulletin: Rock On
Membership: 32 (junior club)
Federation: Darrell Krug
Email: larrybme2@aol.com
High Desert Gold Diggers
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 552, Apple Valley, CA 92307
Meeting Place: Hansen Hall, Church of the Valley, 14933 Wakita Rd., Apple Valley, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Bulletin: The Grubstake
Membership: 230
Federation: Patti Deer
Email: amolineux@gmail.com
Hi-Desert Rockhounds of Morongo Valley
Founded: 1969
Mailing Address: 7757 Rockwood Rd. Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Meeting Place: St. Joseph Church 56312 Onaga Tr. Yucca Valley, CA
Day of Meeting: 1st Wednesday
Bulletin: The Desert Rose
Membership: 50
Federation: Roger Thompson
Email: HiDesertRockhounds@gmail.com
Website: www.hi-desertrockhounds.org
Humbolt Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1950
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1075, Eureka, CA 95501-1075
Meeting Place: Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Friday, 7:30 p.m. (except Aug & Dec)
Bulletin: Gems From The Redwoods
Membership: 68
Imperial Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1939
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1721, El Centro, CA 92243-1721
Meeting Place: Gem & Mineral Bldg., Midwinter Fairgrounds, Imperial, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: Rock Talk
Membership: 7
Federation: Christian Lydick
Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1945
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1481, Ridgecrest, CA 93556
Meeting Place: 527 W. Upjohn Ave., Ridgecrest, CA
Day of Meeting: 4th Monday, 7:30 p.m. (except July, Aug., Dec.)
Bulletin: Desert Gems
Membership: 50
Website: www.indianwells.weebly.com
Kern County Mineral Society Web Page
Founded: 1935
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3004, Bakersfield, CA 93385-3004
Meeting Place: Kern County Veterans Hall, Corner Mt. Vernon & Ridge, Bakersfield, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Bulletin: Pseudomorph
Membership: 49
Federation: Herman Rogers
Email: basonite@aol.com
Kings Stonecrafters
Founded: 1947
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 640, Armona, CA 93202
Meeting Place: 10045 9 1/8 Ave., Handford, CA 93230
Day of Meeting: 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Bulletin:
Membership: 9
Federation: Leonard Vryhof
Email: george@psnw.com
Lake County Rockhounds
Founded: 1950
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1224 Clearlake Oaks, CA  95423
Meeting Place: Redbud Library, 14785 Burns Valley Rd., Clearlake, CA
Day of Meeting: 1st Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.
Bulletin: The Slate
Membership: 28
Email: dolphinlovr@att.net
Lake Elsinore Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1989
Mailing Address: 33040 Dowman St., Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Meeting Place: Lakeland Village Mid Sch, muti-purpose room, 18730 Gramd Ave. LE
Day of Meeting: 4th Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (except July and August)
Bulletin: The Rock Hammer
Membership: 33
Federation: John Frey
Email: rocklady@dslextreme.com
Lemoore Gem & Mineral Club
Founded: 2006
Mailing Address: PO Box 455, Lemoore, CA 93245
Meeting Place: Veterans Hall, 411 D Street, Lemoore, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Membership: 49
Web Site: Lemoore Gem & Mineral Club
Livermore Valley Lithophiles
Founded: 1957
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 626, Livermore, CA 94551-0626
Meeting Place: Carnegie Building, 4th and J Streets, Livermore, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (except July & August)
Bulletin: Livermore Lithogram
Membership: 46
Federation: Bob Whiteside
Email: info@lithophiles.com
Website: www.lithophiles.com
Lodi Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1949
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 572, Lodi, CA 95241-0572
Meeting Place: Quonset Hut, 320 N. Stockton Street, Lodi, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Wednesday (except June, July & Aug) 7:30 p.m.
Bulletin: Lodi Chips
Membership: 14
Federation: Phyllis Kyle
Email: conmaria@lodinet.com
Lone Pine Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1997
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 977, Lone Pine, CA 93454
Meeting Place: Lo-Inyo Elementary, Room 7 Lone Pine, CA
Day of Meeting: 1st Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: The Roadrunner
Membership: 59
Web Site: http://lpgms.org/
Long Beach Mineral & Gem Society
Founded: 1937
Mailing Address: 1150 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90804
Meeting Place: Senior Citizen Center, Room 207, 1150 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.(except Dec.)
Bulletin: The Pick and Shovel
Membership: 35
Federation: Debbie Jackson
Email: dfjackson001@yahoo.com
Mariposa Gem & Mineral Club
Founded: 1990
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 753, Mariposa, CA 95338-0753
Meeting Place: California State Mining and Mineral Museum, Mariposa, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: Matrix
Membership 110
Federation: Inez Terra
Website: http://mariposagmc.org/
Mendocino Coast Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1962
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 868, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-0868
Meeting Place: Simpson Lane Clubhouse, 17300 Franklin Rd., Fort Bragg, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, potluck 600 p.m., meeting 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: Mendo Coast Gems
Membership 30
Federation: Don McDonell
Email: ejwebb@mcn.org
Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley
Founded: 1948
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2145, Castro Valley, CA 94546-2145
Meeting Place: Mt. Eden Presbyterian Church, 26236 Adrian Ave., Hayward, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. (Except July and August)
Bulletin: Petrograph
Membership 221
Federation: Ron Hasemeyer
Email: info@mgscv.org
Website: www.mgscv.org
Mineralogical Society of Southern California
Founded: 1931
Mailing Address: 1855 Idlewood Rd., Glendale, CA 91202-1053
Meeting Place: Geology Department, E-Building, Room E-200, Pasadena City College, 1570 E.Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Friday (except Jan, Feb, and Aug) at 7:30 p.m.
Bulletin: The Bulletin of the Mineralogical Society of Southern California
Email: joannaritchey@gmail.com
Membership 89
Email: mssc@mineralsocal.org
Web Site www.mineralsocal.org
Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1942
Mailing Address: Box 138, Barstow, CA 92312-0138
Meeting Place: 26547 W. Main St., Barstow, CA (Lenwood)
Day of Meeting: 1st Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: Desert Diggins
Email: email@mdgms.org
Membership 70
Federation: Danny Watts
Web Site www.mdgms.org
Mojave Mineralogical Society
Founded: 1941
Mailing Address: 12131 Boron Ave., Boron, CA 93596-0511
Meeting Place: Twenty Mule Team Museum, Boron, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Membership: 15
Email: david_eyre@mail.com
Monrovia Rockhounds, Inc.
Founded: 1957
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 553, Monrovia, CA 91017
Meeting Place: United Methodist Church of Monrovia, 140 E. Palm Ave., Monrovia, CA  (west door downstairs)
Day of Meeting: 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: Gems of the Foothills
Membership 35
Federation: Jo Anna Ritchey
Email: joannaritchey@gmail.com
Web Site: www.moroks.com
Monterey Park Gem Society
Mailing Address: 902 S. Garfield Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754-3960
Meeting Place: Langley Senior Center, 400 W. Emerson Ave., Monterey Park, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: The Treasure Chest
Membership 101
Mother Lode Mineral Society
Founded: 1936
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1263, Modesto, CA 95353
Meeting Place: Empire Community Center, Empire, CA
Day of Meeting: 1st Sunday, 2:00 p.m. (except July & Aug)
Bulletin: Ghost Sheet,
Email: Webmaster
Membership 351
Federation: Ted Magee
Email: Webmaster
Website: Mother Lode Mineral Society
Napa Valley Rock & Gem Club
Founded: 1947
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 404, Napa, CA 94559-0404
Meeting Place: Senior Center, 1500 Jefferson St., Napa, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (except July & August)
Bulletin: Napa Gems
Membership 46
Email: ladybuglane@hughes.net
Needles Gem & Mineral Club
Founded: 1952
Mailing Address: PO Box 234, Needles, CA 92363-0234
Meeting Place: First Southern Baptist Church, 1421 E. Commercial Street
Mohave Valley, AZ 86440
Day of Meeting: 3rd Monday, 6:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Bulletin: Blue Agate News
Junior: Yes
Membership 52
Federation: Carolyn Logan
Email: rockhound.ngmc@gmail.com
Web Site: Needles Gem & Mineral Club
Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1966
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 565, Nevada City, CA 95959-0565
Meeting Place: Golden Empire Grange, 11363 Grange Ct. Grass Valley, CA
Day of Meeting: 1st Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.(except in July when we have our picnic)
Bulletin: Rock Writings - Co-editors: Todd Lawson
Email: todd.lawson@gmail.com Lori Woodhall
Email: loriw@oro.net
Membership 87
Email: jonnorth@comcast.net
Website: www.ncgms.org
Northern California Geological Society
Founded: 1944
Mailing Address: 803 Orion #2, Hercules, CA 94547-1938
Meeting Place: Orinda Masonic Center, 9 Altarinda Rd., Orinda, CA
Day of Meeting: Last Wed. of month, 6:30 pm (except Dec., Jul. & Aug.)
Membership 102
Federation: Barbara Matz
Email: barbmatz@yahoo.com
Website: www.ncgeolsoc.org/
Northern California Mineralogical Association
Founded: 1978
Mailing Address: 4620 Doe St., Shingle Springs, CA 95682
Meeting Place: El Dorado Community Center, El Dorado, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd weekend in May (Friday 7 pm - Sunday noon)
Membership 66
Federation: Mike Kokinos
Email: zeileitz@directcon.net
North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1983
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 653, La Habra, CA 90633-0653
Meeting Place: La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. (except July & August)
Bulletin: NOC News, Email: donogden@aol.com
Membership 56

Website: www.nocgms.com
Orange Belt Mineralogical Society
Founded: 1933
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 285 San Bernardino CA 92402
Meeting Place: Visit Workshop for meeting information
Workshop: 205 W. Benedict #8, San Bernardino, CA 92408, 909) 381-0089 (workshop)
Bulletin: Staurolite
Membership: 123
Email: five-ojim@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.obmsrocks.com
Facebook: OBMSROCKS
Orcutt Mineral Society
Founded: 1958
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 106, Santa Maria, CA 93456-0106
Meeting Place: Luis Oasis Senior Ctr., 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. (except June, Dec)
Bulletin: ORE-CUTTS
Membership: 70
Federation: Wes Lingerfelt
Email: info@omsinc.org
Website: www.omsinc.org
The Original California Searchers
Founded: 1974
Mailing Address: PO Box 1633, Newark, CA 94560
Meeting Place: Ashland Holy Ghost Assn. Hall, 16490 Kent, San Leandro, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Thursday. 7:30 p.m.
Bulletin: Dig It
Membership 12
(Email: jjunette@rbisj.net
Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1963
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 246, Oxnard, CA 93032-0246
Meeting Place: Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 1000 Oaks Room, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA
Day of Meeting: 1st Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. (except holidays)
Bulletin: The Rock Bag
Membership: 72
Federation: Jim Brace-Thompson
Website: www.oxnardgem.com
Palmdale Gem & Mineral Club
Founded: 1957
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 900279, Palmdale, CA 93550
Meeting Place: Palmdale Cultural Center, 38350 N. Sierra Hwy,, Palmdale, CA
Day of Meeting: last Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: Hill & Gully
Susan Martin
Membership: 57
Federation: Don George
Email: pgmc@antelecom.net
Website: Palmdale Mineral Club
Palomar Gem & Mineral Club
Founded: 1956
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1583, Escondido, CA 92033-1583
Meeting Place: Redwood Terrace, 710 W 13th Ave, Escondido, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. (except Aug.)
Bulletin: Palomar Gem
Email: henrypark@gmail.com
Membership: 102
Federation: Susan Martin
Website: http://palomargem.org
Palos Verdes Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1954
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1315, Lomita, CA 90717-1315
Meeting Place: Palos Verdes Main Library, 701 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Monday, 7:00 p.m. (except Aug. & Dec.)
Bulletin: Tumbler
Membership 20
Federation: Dot Beachler
Paradise Gem & Mineral Club
Founded: 1950
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 692, Paradise, CA 95967
Meeting Place: Rec. Dept., Terry Ashley Hall, 6626 Skyway, Paradise, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Thursday (activities) -- 4th Thursday, 6:45 p.m. (pot luck)
Bulletin: The Paradise Gem
Membership: 79
Federation: Kathlyn Duncan
Email: kathlynduncan@comcast.net
Website: www.paradisegem.org
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Founded: 1947
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5025, Pasadena, CA 91117-0025
Meeting Place: The Donald R.Wright Auditorium at the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena
Day of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, 7PM
Bulletin: Rockhound Ramblings
Membership: 30
Federation: Joe Goetz
Email: pasadenalapidary@aol.com
Website: PLS RockHounds/
Peninsula Gem & Geology Society
Founded: 1950 (We were founded as the Palo Alto Geology Society in 1950. In 1965 we changed the NAME of the club to Peninsula Gem & Geology Society.)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4142, Mountain View, CA 94040-0142
Meeting Place: Garden House, Shoup Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos, CA
Day of Meeting: 4th Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. (except July and August)
Bulletin: The Petrograph
Membership 50
Federation: Colleen McGann
Email: jombur@msn.com
Website: http://pggs.org/
Rockatomics Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1962
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 346, Canoga Park, CA 91305
Meeting Place: Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka, Woodland Hills
or Pratt & Whitney Employees Rec. Center, West Hills, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m.
Bulletin: The Lapidarian
Membership 30
Federation: Gary Levitt
e-mail: Email: info@rockatomics.org
Web Site: www.rockatomics.org
Roseville Rock Rollers
Founded: 1960
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 212, Roseville, CA 95678
Meeting Place: Placer Co. Fairgrounds, Garden Room, 800 All American City Blvd., Roseville, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: The Rollin' Rock
Membership: 276
Federation: Rolf Zschoernig
Email: rockrollers@hotmail.com
Website: www.rockrollers.com
Sacramento Mineral Society
Founded: 1936
P.O. Box 279291, Sacramento, CA 95826
Meeting Place: 5467 Ballantine Street, #6, Sacramento, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 7pm
Bulletin: The Matrix
Membership: 98
Federation: Kathy Morrow
Email
Website: Sacramento Mineral
Sacramento Valley Detecting Buffs
Mailing Address: 6448 Orange Hill Lane, Carmichael, CA. 95608
Meeting Place: 5026 Don Julio Blvd., North County Corps Yard, N. Highlands
Day of Meeting: 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Bulletin: Tabs & Treasures
Membership: 153
Websitel: Sacramento Detecting Buffs
Salinas Valley Rock and Gem Club
Founded: 1945
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12, Salinas, CA 93902
Meeting Place: Veteran's Memorial Hall, 5th and Llano Sts, Spreckels, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: Jargon
Membership: 43
Federation: Karin Salomon
Email: kcbakes27@sbcglobal.net
Web Site: www.SalinasRockandGem.com
San Diego Mineral & Gem Society, Inc.
Founded: 1934
Mailing Address: 11700 Village Place, San Diego, CA 92101-1651
Meeting Place: SDMG Bldg., 1700 Village Place, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Friday, 7:00 p.m. (General); 3rd Friday, 7 p.m. (Mineral)
Bulletin: Pegmatite
Email: annes@san.rr.com
Membership: 528
Federation: Shirley Leeson
Email: annes@san.rr.com
Web Site: www.sdmg.org
San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1935
Mailing Address: 4134 Judah St., San Francisco, CA 94122
Meeting Place: Clubhouse, 4134 Judah St., San Francisco, CA
Day of Meeting: 1st Friday, 8 p.m.
Bulletin: Mineralog
Membership: 436
Federation: Barbara Matz
Email: webmaster@sfgms.org
Website: www.sfgms.org
San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society
Founded: 1946
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 424, Banning, CA 92220
Meeting Place: 1166 Beaumont Avenue, Beaumont, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, 6 p.m. potluck 7 p.m. meeting
Bulletin: Pick & Shovel
Membership: 57
Federation: Tim Harned
San Joaquin Valley Lapidary Society
Founded: 2005
Mailing Address: PO Box 80171, Bakersfield, CA 93388
Meeting Place: 2Rancho Rio Stables, Bakersfield, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Wedesday, 6:30 p.m.
Membership: 20
Federation: Marvin Neabeach
Email: cwby42@hotmail.com
San Luis Obispo Gem & Mineral Club
Founded: 1947
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 563, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-0563
Meeting Place: SLO Senior Center, 1455 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA
Day of Meeting: 1st Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: Mineral Messenger
Membership: 25
Email: nwdoughty@gmail.com
Web Site: www.slogem.org
Santa Ana Rock & Mineral Club, Inc.
Founded: 1980
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 51, Santa Ana, CA 92702
Meeting Place: 10739 Los Jardines West, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Day of Meeting: 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. (except July and December)
Bulletin: Chips 'N Splinters
Membership: 33
Federation: Sue Smith
Email: sarmclub@ca.rr.com
Web Site: www.sarmclub.com
Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1954
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 54, San Jose, CA 95103-0054
Meeting Place: Belwood Gardens, 100 Belwood Gateway, Los Gatos, CA
Day of Meeting: 4th Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.
Bulletin: Breccia
Membership 143
Federation: Ruth Bailey
Email: info@scvgms.org
Web Site: www.scvgms.org
Santa Cruz Mineral & Gem Society
Founded: 1949
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 343, Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Meeting Place: Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: Lapidarian
Membership: 69
Web Site: www.scmgs.org
Santa Lucia Rockhounds
Founded: 1991
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1672, Paso Robles, CA 93447
Meeting Place: Pioneer Museum, 2010 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m.  (except May & December)
Bulletin: Rockonteur
Membership: 88
Federation: Gene Bilyeu
Email: grbilyeu@yahoo.com
Web Site: www.slrockhounds.org
Santa Monica Gemological Society
Founded: 1940
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 652, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Meeting Place: Varies
Day of Meeting: 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Bulletin: The Petrified Log
Membership: 15
Santa Rosa Mineral & Gem Society
Founded: 1974
Mailing Address: PO Box 1852, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Meeting Place: Workshop at 5690C Old Redwood Hwy,  Santa Rosa, CA
Day of Meeting: 1st Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Bulletin: Gem-N-I
Membership: 112
Federation: Jerry Hankins
Email: srmgs-membership@comcast.net
Web Site: www.SRMGS.org
Scott Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 2009
Mailing Address: 11232 Eastside Rd, Fort Jones, CA 96032
Meeting Place: Fort Jones Community Center
Day of Meeting: 2nd Saturday each month, 10:00 a.m.
Membership: 55
Federation: Julie Rose
Email: deltadawn@sisqtel.net
Searchers Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
Founded: 1958
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3492, Anaheim, CA 92803
Meeting Place: 5261 E Lomita Ave., Orange, CA
Day of Meeting: 1st Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: The Rock Slab News
Membership: 206
Federation: Kim Campbell
Email: president@searchersrocks.org
Web Site: www.searchersrocks.org
Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1939
Mailing Address: PO Box 966, Trona, CA 93592-0966
Meeting Place: 13337 Main St., Trona, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: Halite Highlights
Membership: 40
Email: slgms@iwvisp.com
Web Site: Searles Mineral Society
Sequoia Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1963
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1245, Redwood City, CA 94064-1245
Meeting Place: Community Activities Bldg, 1400 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Monday 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: The Rockette
Membership: 58
Federation: Art Reno
Email: ccorden@comcast.net
Website: Sequoia Gem & Mineral Society
Shadow Mountain Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1951
Mailing Address: 19-605 Kris Ave., Sky Valley, CA 92241-7775
Meeting Place: United Methodist Church 1555 E. Alejo Rd., Palm Springs, CA
Day of Meeting: 1st Friday
Bulletin: Desert Hobbyist
Membership: 79
Federation: Roger Thompson
Email: shadowmountaingem@gmail.com
Website: Gem & Mineral Society
Shasta Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1946
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 424, Redding, CA 96099
Meeting Place: Anderson Grange, Anderson, CA
Day of Meeting: 2nd Friday,  6 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. general meeting
Bulletin: Roc Toc
Membership: 89
Federation: Bob & Jean Stultz
e-mail: Email: Steve@applyaline.com
Website: Shasta Gem & Mineral Society
Sierra Pelona Rock Club
Founded: 1959
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 221256, Newhall, CA 91322
Meeting Place: Clubhouse, 21301 Soledad Canyon Rd., Canyon Country, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. (except July)
Bulletin: Sierra Pelonagram
Membership: 57
e-mail: Email: SierraPelona@yahoo.com
Web Site: www.sierrapelona.com
South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society
Founded: 1948
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1606, Torrance, CA 90505
Meeting Place: Torrance Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA
Day of Meeting: 1st Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: Agatizer
Membership: 72
(Email: fussello@sbcglobal.net
Web Site: http://palosverdes.com/sblap
South Orange County Gem and Mineral Society
( formerly Capistrano Valley Rock & Mineral Club)

Founded: 1964
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 279, San Clemente, CA 92674-0279
Meeting Place: Community Center, Multipurpose Rm. 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. (except Dec
Bulletin: The Tumble Rumble
Membership: 60
Email: hotmail@socgems.com
Website: http://www.socgems.org/
Southern California Micro
Mineralogists- merged with MSSC

Southern California Paleontological Society
Founded: 1960
Mailing Address: 826 9th St. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Meeting Place: Geo. C. Page Museum, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Day of Meeting: 1st Sunday, 1:30 p.m.  (except August)
Bulletin: Bulletin of the SoCa Paleo Soc.
Membership: 31
Email: scpaleo@aol.com
Web Site: http://socalpaleo.com/
Stockton Lapidary & Mineral Club
Founded: 1936
Mailing Address: 3136 Anita St., Stockton, CA 95209
Clubhouse messasge phone (209) 946-0113
Meeting Place: SLMC Clubhouse, 3136 Anita St. Stockton, CA 95209
Day of Meeting: 4th Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (except July & Aug.) On foggy months of Nov. Dec., Jan. and Feb. Call for date. (Usually on a Sunday at 1:00 p.m.)
Bulletin: Rock Chips
Email: slmc-bulletin-editor@comcast.net
Membership: 82
Federation: Phyllis Kyle
Email: boomakyle@yahoo.com
Website: www.stocktonlapidary.com
Sun City Lincoln Hills Gem & Mineral Society
Mailing Address: 767 Violet Lane, Lincoln, CA 95648
Meeting Place: Kilaga Springs Lodge
Day of Meeting: 4th Friday of Feb, May, Aug, Nov , 7:00 p.m.
Membership: 14
Website: Sun City Mineral Society
Superior California Gem & Mineral Association
Founded: 1960
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 587, Corning, CA 96021
Meeting Place: Round Table Pizza, Corning, CA
Day of Meeting: Wednesday when needed
Membership: 11
(Email: steve@applyaline.com
Web Site: http://superiorcal.com
Sutter Buttes Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1990
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 269, Marysville, CA 95901
Meeting Place: Covillaud School, 629 F. St., Marysville, CA
Day of Meeting: 4th Thursday,  7:30 p.m.
Bulletin: Yuba Sutter Gems
Membership: 50
Federation: Inez Berg
Email: funnylady@inreach.com
Web Site: www.sutterbuttes.net
Tehachapi Gem & Mineral Society
Mailing Address: 25101 Bear Valley Rd., PMB-66 Tehachapi, CA 93561-8311
Meeting Place: St. Malachys Youth Center,  407 W. F St., Tehachapi, CA
Day of Meeting: 1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Membership 44
Web Site: tvgms.org
Trinity Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1964
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 159, Weaverville, CA 96093
Meeting Place: 550 N Washington St., Weaverville, CA
Day of Meeting: 33rd Sunday, potluck 1 p.m. meeting 2 p.m.
Bulletin: Trinity Tailings
Membership: 14
Email: Email Trinity Gem & Mineral Society
Website: Trinity Gem & Mineral Society
Tule Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1953
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1061, Visalia, CA 93278
Meeting Place: Farmersville Senior Center, 444 W. Gene St., Farmersville, CA
Day of Meeting: 1st Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Bulletin: Tule Smoke Signals
Membership: 139
Email: mdhavner@verizon.net
Web Site: www.tulegem.org   
Email: webslinger@tulegem.org
Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1957
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 706, Vallejo, CA 94590
Meeting Place: Civic Bldg. Solano Co. Fairgrounds, Vallejo, CA
General Meeting: 1st Saturday, 12 (noon) to 2:00 p.m.
Bring your own lunch - meeting starts at 1:00 p.m.
Board Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: Solano Chieftain
Membership: 37
Email: vgms01@yahoo.com
Web Site: www.vallejogemandmineral.com
Valley Prospectors
Founded: 1976
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2923, San Bernardino, CA 92406-2923
Meeting Place: K. of C. Hall, 1729 E. Baseline, San Bernardino, CA
Day of Meeting: Last Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: Drywasher's Gazette
Email: bplarue@earthlink.com )
Membership: 347
Email: bplarue@earthlink.com
Web Site: www.valleyprospectors.net
Ventura Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1946
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1573, Ventura, CA 93002
Meeting Place: Ventura Senior Recreation Center, 420 E. Santa Clara Street, Ventura, CA.
Day of Meeting: 4th Wed. (Except 2nd Wed Nov. & Dec.) , 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: Rockhound Rambling
Membership: 71
Federation Kathryn Davis
Email: vgms_editor@roadrunner.com
Website: www.vgms.org/
Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club
Founded: 1947
Mailing Address: 15056B 7th St., Victorville, CA 92395-3864
Meeting Place: 15056B 7th St., Victorville, CA
Day of Meeting: 4th Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Bulletin: The Bulletin - Alan Molineux Email: editor@vvgmc.org
Membership: 109
e-mail: Pat Estes (Federation Director)
Email: cfms-rep@vvgmc.org
e-mail: Cindy Mandell (President)
Email: president@vvgmc.org
Web Site: www.vvgmc.org
Email: webmaster@vvgmc.org
Vista Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1959
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1641, Vista, CA 92805
Meeting Place: 1400B Vale Terrace, Vista, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin: The Rockorder
Membership: 65
Website: http://vistarocks.org/
Volunteers for Minerals
Mailing Address: 410 East Elder St., Fallbrook, CA 92028
Meeting Place: FGMS Meeting Room, 123 W. Alvarado St. Fallbrook
Day of Meeting: 1st Thursday of October 10 a.m.
Membership: 81
President: Gail Kerry
VP: Laurie Kern
Sec.: Lea Barton
Treas: Garth Bricker
West Coast Prospectors & Treasure Hunters Association
Mailing Address: 620 W 230th Street, Carson, CA 90745
Meeting Place: Garden Grove Women's Club, 9501 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove
Day of Meeting: 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Membership: 75
Email: texanbetty@ca.rr.com
Westend Prospectors
Founded: 1982
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 87, Norco, CA 92860-0087
Meeting Place: Community Center, 3900 Hammer Ave., Norco, CA
Day of Meeting: 1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Membership: 89
Email: dcrites@juno.com
Whittier Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
Founded: 1949
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 865, Whittier, CA 90608-0865
Meeting Place: Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave., Whittier, CA
Day of Meeting: 4th Thursday, 7:30 p.m., 3rd Thursday in November and December
No meetings in July and August
Bulletin: Rockhounder Email: res19pnp@verizon.net
Membership: 31
Email: res19pnp@verizon.net
Willits Gem & Mineral Club
Founded: 1965
Mailing Address: 4500 Canyon Rd., Willits, CA 95490
Meeting Place: Shirley Streeters residence
Day of Meeting: 3rd Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Membership: 7
Woodland Hills Rock Chippers
Founded: 1961
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 205, Woodland Hills, CA 91365
Meeting Place: Community Center, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park, CA
Day of Meeting: 3rd Saturday, 7:30 p.m. monthly
Bulletin: Rockchippings
Email: info@rockchippers.org
Membership: 44
Email: info@rockchippers.org
Web Site: www.rockchippers.org
Yucaipa Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Founded: 1960
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 494, Yucaipa, CA 92399
Meeting Place: Mousley Museum of Natural History, 35308 Panorama Drive, Yucaipa
Day of Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (excluding December)
Bulletin: Green Valley Rocker
Membership: 175
Email: hacobb@verizon.net
Member (909) 795-2540
Email: yucaipagem@verizon.net
Website: www.yvgms.org
Metal Detecting Club
Antelope Valley Antelope Valley Treasure Seekers
P.O. Box 4718, 93539
Antelope Valley, CA
Rick Wyatt
Antelope Valley Treasure Seekers Website   Campbell United Prospectors Inc.
Ray Hughes,
3804 Abbey Ct
Campbell, CA 95008
Website:Antelope Valley Treasure Seekers
Metal Detecting Club
Clovis San Joaquin Valley Treasure Hunters Club
508 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA. 93612
Arthur Barnes (President)
Jeff Ragsdale (Vice President)
Website:www.sjvtreasurehunters.org
Metal Detecting Club
Coloma Gold Country Treasure Seekers
Bud Hamilton,
P.O. Box 12
Coloma, CA 95613
Metal Detecting Club
Concord Mount Diablo Metal Detecting Club
Ray Romeo,
PO Box 273215
Concord, CA 94527
E:mail silverno7@aol.com
Mail:Mount Diablo Metal Detecting Club
c/o Ray Romeo
1331 Concord Ave.
Concord, CA 94527 (P.O. box 273215)
Metal Detecting Club
Downey Prospector's Club Of So. California
Arthur Morgan,
9813 Paramount Blvd.
Downey, CA
www.prospectorsclub.org
Metal Detecting Club
Happy Camp Modern Gold Miner & Treasure Hunter's Association
P.O. Box 47
Happy Camp, CA 96039
Happy Camp Nugget Hunters
Happy Camp, CA 96039
(916) 493-2405
Metal Detecting Club
Long Beach West Coast Prospectors & Treasure Hunters
Mary Lois VanSooy,
5822 Barbanell St
Long Beach, CA 90815
Metal Detecting Club
Manhattan Beach California Wreck Divers
Phil Bergeron, President,
1909 Harkness
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
www.cawreckdivers.org
Metal Detecting Club
Marysville Yuba-Sutter Treasure Seekers
Ann Vanderpool,
5837 Wildwood Way
Marysville, CA 95901
Metal Detecting Club
Maywood Prospectors Club of Southern California
www.prospectorsclub.org
Metal Detecting Club
McCloud Siskiyou Co. Relic & Recovery Club
P.O. Box 865
McCloud, CA 96057
530-964-3123
twodingbats@frontiernet.net
Metal Detecting Club
Modesto Mid Valley Treasure Hunters
Modesto, CA
Modesto Treasure Hunters
Metal Detecting Club
Oceanside N.C. Gold Prospectors & Metal Detectors Club
Mel Helit,
PO Box 1146
Oceanside, CA 92051
760 722-5500
Metal Detecting Club
Orange West Coast Prospectors and Treasure Hunters Association
Ray Carrasco
P.O. Box 2706
Orange, CA 92859
909-518-1900
wcmetaldetecting@gmail.com
www.westcoasters.org
Metal Detecting Club
Palms 1st Class Miners
Jim Wharff
P.O. Box 2127
Yucca Valley, 92286
760-819-9020
iominingco@adelphia.net
www.firstclassminers.org
Metal Detecting Club
Port Hueneme Gold Coast Treasure Hunters Club
1604 N. 8th St.
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
www.gctreasurehunters.com
Metal Detecting Club
Riverside Riverside Treasure Hunters Club
Doug Beecroft
PO Box 647
Riverside, CA 92502
www.riversidetreasurehunters.com Woodcrest Artifact Recovery League
Mike Casselman,
16981 Krameria Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504
909 780-8630
Metal Detecting Club
Sacramento Sacramento Valley Detecting Buffs
Sacramento, CA 95842
Sacramento Detecting Buffs
Metal Detecting Club
Salinas El Camino Real Treasure Seekers
Arlie Lehmann
808 San Antonio Dr.
Salinas, CA 93901
Metal Detecting Club
San Andreas Mother Load Treasure Hunters
John Puisis,
P.O. Box 967
San Andreas, CA 95249
Metal Detecting Club
San Bernardino Valley Prospectors Inc
Steve Schubert,
PO Box 2923
San Bernardino, CA 92406
Metal Detecting Club
San Bruno Bay Area Searchers
Joy Walding
San Bruno, CA
(650) 589-7951
Bay Area Searchers
Metal Detecting Club
San Diego Coinshooters of San Diego
Russell Gish
4202 Newport Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 444-7626 Coinshooters of San Diego
Mike Bryant
4214 Tacoma St
San Diego, CA 92117
858-581-2787
sdmike@san.rr.com
Metal Detecting Club
San Jose / Santa Clara Treasure Hunters Society of Santa Clara Valley
Nadyne Barnwell
San Jose / Santa Clara, Ca
Treasure Hunters Society of Santa Clara Valley
Metal Detecting Club
San Luis Obispo Central Coast Treasure Hunters Association
P.O. Box 13405
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
John M [email]
www.cctha.org
Metal Detecting Club
Santa Rosa Sonoma County Coin Poppers
P.O. Box 164
Cutten, CA 95534
(707)360-9220
Dennis Witowski
Metal Detecting Club
Seal Beach Leisure World -Treasure Club
Roland Fabbrie
13361 N. Nairfield ll.
Seal Beach, CA 90740
562-596-9070
Metal Detecting Club
Simi Valley Gold Coast Treasure Hunters Club
1604 N. 8th St.
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
www.gctreasurehunters.com/
Metal Detecting Club
Ukiah Mendocino Lost and Found
PO Box 1366
Ukiah, CA 95482 USA
1-707-894-9438
Metal Detecting Club
Union City The Original California Searchers
Hal Thornbrugh (Treasurer)
2464 Regal Dr.
Union City, CA 94587
Metal Detecting Club
Vallejo Treasure Hunters of Northern California
Vallejo, CA
(707) 647-0327
Metal Detecting Club
Woodland Hills Litton Treasure Hunting Club
Woodland Hills, CA
(818)998-5821

Gold Panning in Colorado Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Gold was discovered in 1858 during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush in the vicinity of present-day Denver in 1858, but the deposits were small. The first important gold discoveries in Colorado were in the Central City-Idaho Springs district in January 1859. Three Colorado mines continue to produce gold. The Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine at Victor, an open-pit heap leach operation owned by AngloGold Ashanti, is the leading producer, with 283 thousand troy ounces (8.8 tonnes) of gold in 2006. Other active gold mines in the state are underground Golden Wonder mine near Lake City, and the Cash and Rex mines in the Gold Hill mining district in Boulder County, Colorado.

GPAA Rifle Chapter
Rifle, Colorado
Phone: 970-618-4214
GPAA Westminster Chapter
Westminster, Colorado
Email: lwalker@foxpeak.net
Phone: 303-997-4133
GPAA Colorado Springs Chapter
Colorado Springs, CO
Web: www.cosgpaa.org
Phone: 719-597-6104
GPAA Durango Chapter
Durango, CO
Phone: 970-844-0227
Grand Junction Chapter
Grand Junction, Colorado
Web: www.gjgpaa.org
Phone: 970-523-7486
GPAA Western Slope Chapter
Olathe, Colorado
Web: www.wescogpaa.org
Phone: 970-399-7557
GPAA Foothills Prospectors
Golden, CO
Web: www.foothillsprospectors.com
Phone: 303-696-6950
 
Arvada CO
Website: peaktopeak.com
Club: North Jeffco Gem & Mineral Club
Meetings: North Jeffco Community Recreation Center 6842 N. Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada CO 80003
Second Friday of each month at 7:30 pm.
Pierson Court Arvada
CO 80005 303-423-5876
2011
Boulder CO
Website: bcn.boulder.co.us

Club: Flatirons Mineral Club (FMC)
Meetings: West Boulder Senior Center 909 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder CO 80302 second Thursday 7:10 pm except July and Aug. The Sept. & Dec. meetings are on the third Thursday.
Canon City CO
Club: Canon City Geology Club

touchogold@earthlink.net
Meetings: United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 2nd Monday 6:30 p.m.
Colorado Springs CO
Website: www.csms.us
Club: Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society,
PO Box 2 Colorado Springs CO 80901
Meetings: COS Senior Center, Third Thursday of the month
Denver CO
Club: Friends of Mineralogy Colorado Chapter

pmodreski@aol.com
Meetings: P room Denver Museum of Nature and Science; 2nd Thursday of Jan
March
May; 7:30pm – 9pm;September and November dates adjusted to avoid conflict with the Denver Show and the NM Mineral Symposium P- Peter Modreski POB 150995 Lakewood CO
Denver CO
Denver Gem & Mineral Guild

7450 W. 18th Ave. Lakewood CO 80214
Durango CO
Website: www.durangorocks.org/
Club: Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club Inc.
PO Box 955 Durango Co 81301
Meetings: 1st Monday each month 6:30pm @ club
Fort Colllins CO
Website: www.fortcollinsrockhounds.org/
Club: Fort Collins Rockhounds PO Box 482 Fort Collins
Meeting Location/Dates/Times: 3rd Monday of the Month
Harmony Presbyterian Church 400 E. Boardwalk Fort Collins
Show:Larimer County Fairgrounds Fort Collins.
Golden CO
Website: www.rocky-mountain-micromineral-association.com
Club: Rocky Mountain Micromineral Association
Grand Junction CO
Website: www.grandjunctionrockclub.org
Club: Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Club 2328 Monument Road Grand Junction CO 81503
Lake George CO
Website: www.LGGMClub.org
Club: Lake George Gem & Mineral Club
Lakewood CO
Club: Colorado Mineral Society P.O. Box 280755 Lakewood CO 80228
Meetings: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 9200 W. 10th Ave. Lakewood, CO. 1st Friday October -May.
Littleton CO
Website: www.littletongemandmineralclub.com/ Club: Littleton Gem & Mineral Club P.O. Box283 Littleton CO 80160
Meetings: Columbine Hills Church 9700 Old Coal Mine Avenue Littleton CO Third Friday of each month September through May at 7:00 p.m.
Longmont CO
Club: Longmont Gem & Mineral Club PO Box 73 Longmont CO 80501
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday each month Messiah Lutheran Church 1335 Francis Longmont CO 80501
Pueblo CO
Club: Pueblo Rockhounds Website: www.pueblorockhounds.com
Contact: PO Box 3034 Pueblo CO 81005
Meetings: Third Thursday 7:30 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church 10 University Circle Pueblo.
Salida CO
Website: rockaholics.org
Club: Columbine Gem Mineral Society
Contact: PO Box 122 Poncha Springs CO 81242
Meetings: Mt. Shavano Manor Salida CO
Second Thursday @ 6:30 p.m.
Wheatridge CO
Club: Mile Hi Rock & Mineral Society (RAMS)
13495 W. 71st Pl. Meetings: 3rd Friday of month 7:30 p.m.
   
Metal Detecting Club
Buena Vista
Chaffee County Prospector's Club
P.O. Box 3051
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Metal Detecting Club
Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs
Bob DeWitt
PO Box 7033
Colorado Springs, Co 80933
(719) 473-0330
ppal@dewittenterprises.com
Metal Detecting Club
Denver
Eureka! Treasure Hunting Club
P.O. Box 101385
Denver, CO 80250-1385
(303) 595-5448
rweuffda@comcast.net
www.eurekathc.com
Metal Detecting Club
LaPorte
Rocky Mountain Prospectors & Treasure Hunters
Paul Lange
PO Box 1483
LaPorte, CO 80535
970-663-5776
plange50@msn.com
www.rmpth.com
Metal Detecting Club
Littleton
Gold Prospectors of the Rockies
PO Box 621988
Littleton, CO 80162-1988
(303) 933-1147
Gold Prospectors of the Rockies
Metal Detecting Club
Montrose
Uncompahgre Treasure Club
1545 Sneffels Street
Montrose, CO 81401
970-252-0429

Gold Panning in Connecticut Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Like many other New England states, Connecticut has a small amount of placer gold. Litchfield County in the northwestern part of the state has the most known occurrences, with nearly all gold being small glacial deposits. Above the Thomaston Dam at Leadmine brook are documented gold discoveries, as well as the Farmington River northwest of Hartford. Spruce brook also has reports of minor placer gold deposits.

GPAA Nutmeg Prospectors
Danielson, Connecticut
Web: www.nutmegprospectors.com
Phone: 860-546-9978
Bristol Gem & Mineral Club
Website: www.bristolgem.org
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of month at 7:00 P.M.
Douglas Beals Senior Community Center, 240 Stafford Av; Bristol
Show: October 19-20, 2013. Douglas Beals Senior Community Center 240 Stafford Av; Bristol, Ct
President: David Korzendorfer dkorzend27 at comcast.net
Secretary: Kathleen Collins Email: kathleenc55@cox.net
Editor: Linda Weidemier
Bulletin: Down In The Dumps
Webmaster: Barbara Korzendorfer
Danbury Mineralogical Society
Website: www.danburymineralogicalsociety.org
Meetings: 1st Thursday of month (except January, July, Aug. Sept)@7:00 p.m.
Broadview Middle School, 72 Hospital Av; Danbury, CT
Swap: June 2012. Connecticut Antique Machinery Museum, Kent,CT
Show: September 7-8, 2013. New Milford High School, Rts. 7 and 202; New Milford, CT
June@CT Antique Machinery Association Museum, Kent, CT
President: Dan McAuliffe Email: mstrmac29@comcast.com
Editor: Lizzie Triano Email: lizziewriter@optonline.net
Bulletin: The Danburite
Webmaster: Pat Hackett
Lapidary And Mineral Society of Central Connecticut, Inc.
Website: www.lmscc.org
Meetings: 3rd Monday of each month@7:30 p.m.
Maloney High School, 121 Gravel St.; Meriden, CT
Show: March 9-10, 2013. Maloney High School, 121 Gravel St; Meriden, CT 06450.
Editor: Harold Moritz Email: fritzandsheila@pobox.com
Bulletin: Chip & Pick
Webmaster: Harold Moritz
Manchester Gem & Mineral Club
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of month@7:00 P.M.
Lutz Childrens' Museum, 247 S Main St; Manchester
Show: Date yet to be determined. Lutz Childrens Museum, 247 S Main St; Manchester, CT
Treasurer: David Burgess Email: davidburgess55@gmail.com
Editor: Kathleen Collins Email: kathleenc55@cox.net
Bulletin: The Prospector
New Haven Mineral Club
Website: www.newhavenmineralclub.org
Meetings: 2nd Monday of month Oct. - May-@6:30 P.M
524 Brooksvale Av; Hamden, CT
Show: Aapril 6-7, 2013. Amity Regional Jr. High School, Sheffield Rd; Orange, CT
President: David Nock Email: president@newhavenmineralclub.org
Editor: Lisa Alter
Bulletin: Triassic Valley Bulletin
Stamford Mineralogical Society
Club Website: stamfordmineralsociety.org
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of month@7:30 p.m.
Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd; Old Greenwich, CT
Show: November 2-3, 2013. Eastern Greenwich Civic Center
90 Harding Rd; Old Greenwich, CT
President: Nancy Mattson Email: ngm11@msn.com
Vice Pres: Howard Heitner Email: docheitner@gmail.com
Editor: Edward Mattson
Bulletin: The Vug Examiner
Webmaster: Howard Heitner
Thames Valley Rockhounds, Inc.
Thames Valley Rockhounds, Inc.
Meetings: 1st Monday of month@7:00 P.M. except July, August, December
Bill Library, 718 Colonel Ledyard Hwy. Ledyard, CT
President: Richard Schakelton Email: tvrockhounds@yahoo.com

Gold Panning in Delaware Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Delaware Mineralogical Society
Website: www.delminsociety.net
Meetings: 2nd Monday of month at 7:15 P.M. except summer. Check website.
Greenbank Mill; 500 Greenbank Rd; Wilmington, DE
Show: Mrach 2-3, 2013.
Delaware Technical College; 400 Stanton-Christiana Rd (Rt. 58); Stanton, DE
President: Ken Casey kencasey98 at yahoo.com
Editor: Scott Peters
Bulletin: The Geogram
Webmaster: Ken Casey
Metal Detecting Club Blades
Team Delaware
Tex Kinsey,
15 East Fourth St
Blades, DE 19973
texkinsey@aol.com
Metal Detecting Club Frankfort
Mason Dixon Treasure Club
Barry Betts
Rt. 1 Box 83
Frankford, DE 19945
Metal Detecting Club Newark
First State Search & Recovery Club
Newark, DE
(302) 738-5277
Metal Detecting Club Gadsden
SouthEast Treasure Hunters Club
789 Brentwood Drive
Gadsden, AL 35901
Mark Hudson 256-547-2209
Thomas Wiggs 256-546-3642
www.southeasttreasurehunters.com

Gold Panning in Florida Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Small amounts of gold were mined commercially in North Eastern Florida during the late 19th Century, at the site where Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park is located today. No records are extant on the amount of gold produced, but the find was insufficient to keep the operation running commercially, and the small amount of pay dirt was depleted within a matter of months.

GPAA Starke Florida Chapter
Starke, Florida
Email: johnchar2@embarqmail.com
Phone: 904-964-4677
GPAA Alford Chapter
Alford, Florida
Phone: 850-866-1467
GPAA Florida Chapter
Orlando, FL
Web: www.orlandogpaa.org
Phone: 407-886-2320
CANAVERAL MINERAL AND GEM SOCIETY
P.O. Box 1597, Melbourne, FL 32902-1597
Club Meets: The Henegar Center Melbourne FL. 32901 (1st Wed.  at  7:00 pm)
Website: http://www.canaveral-mgs.com/
CENTRAL BREVARD ROCK GEM CLUB
P.O. Box 542742, Merritt Island, FL 32954
Club Meets: Merritt Island Library 1195 N. Courtney Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953(1st Thur.  at  6:00 pm)
Website: centralbrevardgems.org/
Club Bulletin: Brevard Gems. Published Monthly
Florida Gold Coast Gem Mineral Society
6254 NW 102 Way, Parkland, FL. 33076
Club Meets: Warner Galleries, 35 SW 1st Ave., Daina Beach, FL. 33004( 3rd Wed. at  7:30 pm)
Club Email: Thebranclan@bellsouth.net
Website: FGCGMS.com
Club Bulletin:The Golden Nugget.  Published Monthly
GAINESVILLE GEM MINERAL SOCIETY
5908 NW 33rd Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32653
Club Meets: Millhopper Branch Alachua County Library, 3145 NW 43rd St. Gainesville, FL 32606 3rd Sunday  2:00 p.m.
Club Bulletin: The Milestone
Gem Mineral Club of DeLand
135 E. Goodheart Ave. Lake Mary, FL 32724
Club Meets:Woodland Towers,113 Chipola Ave., DeLand, FL 32720 (2nd Mon  at 7:30pm)
ClubEmail:chertchatter06@hotmail.com
Club Bulletin: The Chert Chatter Published Monthly
GEM MINERAL SOCIETY OF THE PALM BEACHES, INC.
P. O. Box 18095, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Club Meets: The Garden Club, Dreher Park, West Palm Beach, FL 33401  ( 3rd Thur.  at 7:30 pm)
Website: gemandmineral.cc
Club Email: gemandmineral@bellsouth.net
Club Bulletin: ROCKHOUND.  Published Monthly
Geological Museum and Lapidary Arts Learning Center, Inc.
Earth Wonders Geological Museum, Government Services Building 2
1769 East Moody Boulevard, State Road 100, Bunnell, FL 32114-5991
Club Meets:  435 South Ridgewood Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4927 3rd Wednesday  7:30 p.m.
Website: www.earthwonders.org
Club Email: mmacduffie@earthwonders.org
GULF COAST GEM MINERAL SOCIETY
3133 W. 21st Ct. Panama City, FL 32405 2nd  Wed.    7:00 pm
Club Meets: Clubhouse, 710 Iowa Ave. Lynn Haven, FL 32444
Club Email: nanagutt@bellsouth.net
Club Bulletin: Stones Throw.Published Monthly
Gulf Coast Mineral, Fossil Gem Club, Inc.
P. O. Box 1404; Venice, FL34284
Club Meets: Venice Library; Venice, FL  1st Mon 6:00 to 8 pm
Club Bulletin: Gulf Coast Mineral, Fossil Gem Club Published Monthly
Imperial Bone Valley Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Society, Inc. (IBVGM FS)
P. O. Box 2054, Auburndale, FL 33823
Club Meets:First Presbyterian Church 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. Lakeland, FL (2nd Thursday at 7pm)
Website: bonevalley.net
Club Email: IBVGMFS@gmail.com
Club Bulletin: Stones Bones Published Monthly
JACKSONVILLE GEM MINERAL SOCIETY
6653 Powers Ave.,Suite 132, Jacksonville, FL 32217
Club Meets: Riverside Ave. Christian Church, 2841 Riverside Ave.,Jacksonville, FL 32205  ( 1st Thur.  at  7:30 pm)
Website: http://www.jaxgemandmineral.org/
Club Bulletin: Jax GeMS Published Monthly
MID-FLORIDA GEM MINERAL SOCIETY
P. O. Box 789, Homosassa Springs, FL 34447
Club Meets:Ocala Marion Library 2720 Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 (1st Sun. at 1:30 pm)
PANAMA CITY GEM MINERAL SOCIETY
224 Collinfurst Square, Panama City, FL 32404-8530
Club Meets: Jo Moody Harris Park Panama City, FL 32401 3rd Thurs. 7:00 pm Sept-May
Club Bulletin: Rockhound Tale Published Monthly
Playground Gem Mineral Society
17-B 1st Street, SE Ft.Walton Beach, FL 32547
Club Meets: 17-B 1st Street, SE, Ft.Walton Beach, FL 32547   (2nd Mon. at 7:30 pm )
Club Web Site: www.playgroundgem.com Club Bulletin: The Little Gem. Published Monthly.
PINELLAS GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
2440 Southshore Dr. SE St. Petersburg, FL, 33705
Club Meets: Largo Library, 120 Central Park Dr., Largo, FL 33771 4th Tues. 6:00 pm
Club Bulletin: Outcroppings. Published Monthly. Sept.-May
ST. Luce County Rock Gem
6901 Heritage Dr., #13. Port St.Lucie, FL 34952
Club Meets: Club Workshop, 6901 Heritage Drive, #13 Pt St Lucie, FL 34952-8227 (4th Sun. 2:00 pm)
Website: http://www.slcrockandgem.org/
Club Email: president@slcrockandgem.org
Club Bulletin: Rock Talk. Published Monthly.
SUNCOAST GEM MINERAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 13254, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3254
Club Meets: Clubhouse, 4619 69th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL (3rd. Thur. at 7:00 pm)Sept to May
Website:sgams.com
Club Bulletin: Rock-A-Gram. Published Monthly.
TAMPA BAY MINERAL AND SCIENCE CLUB
P. O. Box 89146 Tampa FL 33689
Club Meets: 10207 Fisher Avenue, Tampa, FL 33619 (3rd. Tue. at 7:00 pm)
Website:tampabayrockClub.com
Club Bulletin: Coral Geode
TOMOKA GEM MINERAL SOCIETY
c/o Carol Zodrow, Treasurer, 5927 Broken Bow Lane, Port Orange, FL. 32127
Club Meets: Sica Hall, 1065 Daytona Ave., Holly Hill, FL 32117(1st Thur  at  7:30 pm) Except July, Aug.
Website: tomokagms.org
Club Bulletin: Coquina. Published Monthly
TREASURE COAST ROCK GEM SOCIETY
P.O. Box 531, Vero Beach, FL 329061
Club Meets: Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach, FL 32963 (2nd Thur. at  7:00 pm)
Club Email: tcrandgs@bellsouth.net
Club Bulletin: Treasure Chest. Published Monthly
THE VILLAGES GEM MINERAL SOCIETY
Club Address:1885 Doric Ave, The Villages, FL.  32162
Club Meets: Sea Breeze Recreation Center, 2384 Buena Vista Dr., The Villages, FL. 32162 1st Thur.  at 7:00pm
Club Email Address: tommsalior@aol.com
Withlacoochee Rockhounds
8034 Montrose Ave, Brooksville, FL 34613
Club Meets: Hernando Senior Center, Cave Hill Rd.,Spring Hill, FL 34606   ( 2nd Wed. at  7:00 pm)
Website:  www.withlacoocheerockhounds.com
Club Bulletin: Rock Talk. Published Monthly
Metal Detecting Club Bradenton
Bradenton
Email: discvacuum@aol.com
Gary Miller
649 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton, FL 34207
Metal Detecting Club Largo
Suncoast Reasearch & Recovery Club
Wally Swartz
Largo, FL
Email: contact@srarc.com
Website: www.srarc.com
Metal Detecting Club Dania
South Florida Treasure Hunters Club
Michael Bethan
PO Box 263
Dania, FL 33004
Metal Detecting Club Edgewater
Central Florida Metal Detecting Club
Ray Leist
204 El Padre
Edgewater, Fl 32141
Website: Website: www.geocities.com/g8r81/cfmdc.html
Metal Detecting Club Jacksonville
Historical Recovery Assoc. of North Florida
Shelly Simpson
1277 Avondale Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Email: Shelly.Simpson@bayercropscience.com
Website: Historical Recovery of North Florida
Metal Detecting Club Maitland
Florida Marine, Historical & Archeo. Club
Steve Davenport
PO Box 991
Maitland, FL 32751
Metal Detecting Club Miami
Treasure Trove Chapter
Alan Davis
PO Box 835161
Miami, FL 33283
305-562-0137
Metal Detecting Club Morriston
Mid. Florida Historical Research and Recovery
Butch Mayes
6151 SE 185 Terrace
Morriston , Fl 32668
352-528-2399
Metal Detecting Club Naples
Tropic Treasure Hunters & Recovery Club
Ron Lord
2102 Alamanda Dr. #203
Naples, FL 34102
Metal Detecting Club New Port Richey
Weeki Wachee Metal Detecting Club
Donald, Margaret & Erik Bing
3537 Glenburn Ct.
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Metal Detecting Club North Fort Meyers
Southwest Florida Treasure Hunter's Association
N. Fort Meyers, FL
(813)656-3532
Metal Detecting Club Ocala
Mid-Florida Historical Research and Recovery
Roger Ackley
4529 E. Fort King St.
Ocala, FL 34470
352-694-6489
Metal Detecting Club Orlando
Central Florida Metal Detecting Club
1045 E. Graves Ave,
Orange City, FL 32763
Phone# 386-717-5775
Website: www.thecfmdc.com
Email: nonialan@earthlink.net
Alan James
Metal Detecting Club Ormond Beach
Dig & Find Coinshooters and Historical Club
Mark Estes
1186 Oceanshore Blvd., # 157
Ormond Bch., FL 32176
Metal Detecting Club Ormond Beach
Dig & Find Coinshooters & Historical Club
Mark Estes (Secretary)
1458 Oceanshore Blvd., PMB 157
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Metal Detecting Club Osteen
The Central Florida Metal Detecting Club
Ray Leist
PO Box 308
Osteen, FL 32764
Metal Detecting Club Palm Beach
Gold Coast Treasure Club, Inc.
Jim Warnke
617 Lakeside Harbor
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
561-732-4567
 
Palm City

Treasure Coast Metal Detecting Club
Scott Hewitt
3043 SW Summer Ave.
Palm City, FL 34990
561-286-9412
 
Panama City
Panhandle Research And Recovery Metal Detecting Club
P.O. Box 15384
Panama City, FL 32406
Website: www.panhandleresearchandrecovery.com

Metal Detecting Club Pensacola
Pensacola Historical & Treasure Hunters Association
Rosemary Sanders
914 N. 63rd Ave.
Pensacola, FL 32506
(904)456-6182
Metal Detecting Club Pinellas Park
Suncoast Research & Recovery Club
Wallis Swartz
7791 55th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
(727) 544-5574 Fax or Phone
Metal Detecting Club Sebastian
Treasure Coast Archeological Society
1716 US Highway 1
Sebastian, FL 32958
(407)589-4500
Ron
Email: TurtleEl@aol.com
 
Spring Hill

Weeki Wachee Metal Detecting Club
Margaret Bing
PO Box 6584
Spring Hill, FL 34611
Email: rpdilley@earthlink.net
 
Stuart
Treasure Coast Metal Detecting Club
Stuart, FL
(407)286-9412

Metal Detecting Club Tampa
West State Archaeological Society, Inc.
Gilbert Lewus
4206 E. 97th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33617
Metal Detecting Club Tarpon Springs
Cachehunters999
George Kotsidis
P.O. 267
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
727-944-2206
Metal Detecting Club West Palm Beach
Gold Coast Treasure Club, Inc.
Ernie Bouyoucas
617 Lakeside Harbor
Boyton Beach, FL 33435
561-968-1892
Website: www.geocities.com/gctreasureclub/index.html

Gold Panning in Georgia Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
The largest quantities of gold found in the eastern United States were found in the Georgia Gold Belt, which extends from eastern Alabama to Rabun County, Georgia. The biggest concentration of gold was found in White, Lumpkin, and northern Cherokee counties in Georgia. The gold in the Georgia Gold Belt was close to 24 karat (100%) purity. Most of the gold was found in eroded rock (saprolite) and mixed in with quartz. The discovery of gold in the Georgia Gold Belt in 1828 led to the Georgia Gold Rush. The historic cities of Auraria and Dahlonega were the primary beneficiaries of the gold discovery, and a branch mint of the United States Mint was operated in Dahlonega until 1861. The Georgia Gold Belt is part of a zone of gold deposits in the southeast United States that runs from Alabama to Virginia. Smaller gold deposits can be found further north.

Jenny's Creek Campground
Offering large shaded sites and tent camping & 18 full hook-up RV sites. This campground is just outside Helen and only four miles from Cleveland. Jenny's Creek runs alongside the campground, and there's also a large pond and gold panning on site. This is a quiet campground, so no loud noises after 10 p.m.
(706) 865-6955
www.jennyscreek.com
Dahlonega Gold Museum
1 Public Sq.
Dahlonega, GA 30533 (706) 864-2257
Learn and see the history of Dahlonega gold mining
www.gastateparks.org
Consolidated Gold Mine
185 Consolidated Gold Mine Rd.
Dahlonega, GA (706) 864-8473
Mine tours, gold panning, gemstone mining, gift shop, lantern tours
www.consolidatedgoldmine.com
Dukes Creek Mines
6145 Helen Hwy.
Helen, GA (706) 878-2625
Gold and gem panning, gift shop, fossil mining, paydirt
www.dukescreek.com
Gold n Gem Grubbin
75 Gold Nugget Lane
Cleveland, GA (706) 865-5454
Gold panning, sluicing, paydirt, gem grubbing, jewelry, raw gold for sale, ore, prospecting equipment sales
www.goldngem.com
Crisson Gold Mine 2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East,
Dahlonega, GA 30533 (706) 864-6363
Gold mine tour, panning, prospecting equipment sales, gem stone grubbing, paydirt
www.crissongoldmine.com
GPAA GROVETOWN, GA
AUGUSTA GA CHAPTER
CHARLES LOTT
Email: charleslott77@yahoo.com Phone: 706-631-7753
Meets 2nd Thursday monthly at 7pm at the CWA LOCAL 3207, 3846 Leigh St. Martinez Ga.
GPAA BUCHANAN, GA
NORTHWEST GEORGIA Chapter
NORTHWEST GEORGIA CHAPTER MEETS 8:30AM ON THE SECOND SATURDAY MONTHLY AT THE FARM CLAIM IN BUCHANAN GEORGIA. CALL 678-401-3879 FOR MORE DETAILS.
Athens Rock & Gem Club
Club Address: c/o Donna Book;13 Penny Lane, Lexington, GA 30648
Club Meets: Friendship Christian Church, 285Tallassee Rd., Athens, GA 30606 ( 3rd Tue. at 7:30 pm)
Club Internet: athensrockandgemclub.org (Excluding July and August)
Club Email: info@athensrockandgemclub.org
Bulletin NAME: Dop and Digs. Published monthly.
Augusta Gem & Mineral Society
Club Address: 107 Wadsworth Ct; Grovetown, GA 30813
Club Meets: GA Military College, 115 Davis Rd., Martinez, GA 30907 (3rd Fri. at 7:30 pm)
Club Internet: Augustagemandmineralsociety.org
Club Bulletin: Star-O-Lite. Published monthly.
Carroll County Gem & Mineral Society
Club Address: P. O. Box 2604, Carrollton, GA 30112
Club Meets: Pine Mt. Gold Museum, 1881 Stockmar Rd., Villa Rica, GA 30180 (2nd Thurs at 7:00 pm)
Club Bulletin: Crystal Cronicle. Published monthly.
Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society
Club Address: 10495Stonefield Landing, Johns Creek, GA 30097
Club Meets: Cobb County Gov’t Service Center,
4400 Lower Roswell Rd.,Marietta, GA 30068 (2nd Tues 7:30 pm)
Club Internet: coubbcountymineral.org
Club Bulletin: Cobb-L-Stones. Published monthly.
Cotton Indian Gem & Mineral Society
Club Address: P. O. Box 2535, Stockbridge, GA 30281
Club Meets: Bethel United Methodist Church, 245 Fairview Rd., Stockbrdge, GA 30281 (2nd Thur. 7:30 pm]
Club Bulletin: Cotton Indian Gems. Published monthly.
GEORGIA MINERAL SOCIETY
Club Mailing Address:4138 Steve Reynolds Blvd., Norcross, GA. 30093-3059
Club Meets: 4138 Steve Reynolds Blvd., Norcross, GA. 30093-3059 ( 1st Mon. at 7:30 pm )
Club Internet: gamineral.org
Club Email: gmsmail@gamineral.org
Club Bulletin: Tips & Trips, Published monthly.
Georgia Veterans Gem & Mineral Society
Club Address:199 Sycamore Ln; Dallas, GA 30132
Club Meets: Dallas Civic & Cultural Center, 121 E. Griffin St., Dallas, GA (3rd Mon 7:30 pm)
Club Bulletin: The Rose Gazette Published Monthly
Golden Isles Gem & Mineral Society
Club Address:1007 Fountain Lake Dr., Brunswick, GA 31525-3011
Club Meets: Pine Woods Baptist Church, 14 Nimitz Dr., Brunswick, GA 31525 (4th Mon. at 6:00 pm)
Mid-Georgia Gem & Mineral Society
Club Address 86 Clear branch Rd, Butler, GA 31006
Club Meets: Museum of Arts & Scideces,4182 Forsyth Rd., Macon, GA 31210 ( 1 st. Mon. at 7:30 pm )
Club Internet: midgagms.org
Club Bulletin: Mid-Georgia Gem Clips. Published monthly.
Northeast Georgia Mineral Society
Club address: P. O. Box 185, Cornelia, GA 30531
Club meets: Cornelia Habersham County Library, 301 N. Main St.. Cornelia, GA (1st Thur. at 7:30 pm)
Club Bulletin: Rockin & Reading. Published monthly.
Club Email Address: pacrat@windscreen.net
ROME GEORGIA MINERAL SOCIETY
Club Mailing Address: PO Box 1811; Rome, GA 30161
Club Meets: Floyd County Library, 205 Riverside Parkway NE, Rome, GA (2nd Monday 7:30 PM)
Club Website: rogams.wordpress.com
Club Bulletin:ROGAMS Published monthly
Metal Detecting Club Acworth
Western GA Chapter of GPAA
Daniel Pieri
2870 Creekstone DR NW
Acworth, GA 30102
770-974-7669

Georgia Gold Prospectors Association
Jim Cornell
4934 Pickys Hollow
Acworth, GA 30102
770-529-7598

Metal Detecting Club Dahlonega
Weekend Goldminers Prospecting Club, Inc.
Bill Tuner
P.O. Box 910
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(Club Message Service 770)531-9346
Bill Tuner (h.)(706)367-4723

Georgia Historical Artifacts & Research Group
Joel Logan
18 Mallie Court
Hampton, GA 30228

Metal Detecting Club Lafayette
NW Georgia Recovery Club
Jim Dixon
517 Abney St.
Lafayette, GA 30728
706-638-8930
Metal Detecting Club Marietta
Georgia Research and Recovery Club
Ed Travis
1731 Cunningham Rd.
Marietta, GA 30060
Metal Detecting Club Richmond Hill
Coastal Empire History Hunters Association
Rick Phillips
111 Gill Rd
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Metal Detecting Club Savannah
Coastal Empire History Hunters Association
Rick Phillips
Savannah, GA 31324
Metal Detecting Club Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain Treasure Hunters
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
404-933-3602
Doug Sortino
Email: d_sortino@hotmail.com

Gold Panning in Idaho Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Gold was first discovered in Idaho in 1860, in Pierce at the juncture where Canal Creek meets Orofino Creek. The leading historical gold-producing district is the Boise Basin in Boise County, which was discovered in 1862 and produced 2.9 million troy ounces (90.2 tonnes), mostly from placers. The French Creek-Florence district in Idaho County began in the 1860s, and has produced about 1 million troy ounces (31 tonnes) from placers. The Silver City district in Owyhee County began producing in 1863, and made over 1 million troy ounces (31 tonnes), mostly from lode deposits. The Coeur d'Alene district in Shoshone County has made 440 thousand troy ounces (13.7 tonnes) of gold as byproduct to silver mining. In 2006, active gold mines in Idaho included the Silver Strand mine and the Bond mine.

GPAA North-West Prospectors
Parma, Idaho
Email: kjrussell1824@msn.com
Phone: 208-365-4383
GPAA Panhandle Prospectors
Post Falls, ID
Web: www.panhandleprospectors.com
Phone: 509-482-0721
GPAA Snake River Chapter
Twin Falls, Idaho
Web: www.Idahogpaa.org
Phone: 208-734-4502
GPAA Idaho Falls Chapter
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Email: caribouidahochapter@yahoo.com
Phone: 208-785-7477
Metal Detecting Club Boise
Idaho Gold Prospectors Association
Al Palin
P.O. Box 3225
Boise, ID 83705
1-208-384-0891

Metal Detecting Club Hayden Lake
Northwest Gold Prospector's Association
Idaho National Guard Armory
West 5555 Seltice Way (Old Highway 10)
Email: blowe@gte.net
Metal Detecting Club Peck
Northwest Gold Prospector's Association - Clear Lake Chapter
Peck Community Hall
Email: blowe@gte.net
Metal Detecting Club Twin Falls
Northside Gem & Hobby Club
351 5th Ave.
E. Twin Falls, ID 83301
Metal Detecting Club Weippe
N.W.G.P.A. Clearwater Chapter
Bill Barteaux
P.O. Box 221
Weippe, ID 83553
208-435-4827
Metal Detecting Club Boise, ID
Wampum Hunter Club
Boise, ID
Email: dj@wampumhut.com
Website: www.wampumhut.com
Metal Detecting Club Boise, ID
Boise Basin Search & Recovery Club
Berl Clark
10036 Skycliffe
Boise, ID 83704

Gold Panning in Illinois Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
GPAA ALSIP, IL
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS CHAPTER
CHRIS STUEWE
Email: POSSUM61@SBCGLOBAL.NET
708-473-4690
GPAA JACKSONVILLE, IL
CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROSPECTORS
EDWARD LONG
Email: LONG452@HOTMAIL.COM
217-245-1465
MEETS 2ND THURSDAY EVERY MONTH 7:00PM HERITAGE-COMMUNITY ROOM 873 GROVE, JACKSONVILLE, IL 62650
GPAA ROCK ISLAND, IL
ROCK ISLAND CHAPTER
BENJAMIN NICHOLSON
Email: benpah@gmail.com
309-368-9741
MEETS 2ND SATURDAY MONTHLYAT 1PM Hand Park Cambridge, IL
Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society
City & State: Skokie, IL

Contact: Jeanine N. Mielecki
Phone: 773-774-2054
Email:jaynine9@aol.com
Web: Web: www.chicagorocks.org
Meeting Time and Location: 7:30 p.m. Second Saturday of each month except July and August. St. Peter\'s United Church of Christ, 8013 Laramie (across from the Skokie Public Library on Oakton), Skokie, IL.
Black Hawk Gem & Mineral Club
Rock Island, Illinois
Bulletin:  Smoke Signals
E-mail:  kalsinean1@aol.com
Website:  www.blackhawkgemandmineralclub.com
Meeting:  6 pm, 3rd Thursday, Hauberg Civic Center, 1300 24th St
Central Illinois Gem & Mineral Club
Decatur, Illinois

Bulletin:  CentrILL Gems
E-mail:  cigmc@comcast.net
Website:   http://cigmc.earthinsync.com
Meeting:  12 noon, 1st Sunday, Clare's Restaurant, 2502 E William St
Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society
Skokie, IL

Contact: Jeanine N. Mielecki
Phone: 773-774-2054
E-Mail: Email:jaynine9@aol.com
Web: Web: www.chicagorocks.org
Meeting Time and Location: 7:30 p.m. Second Saturday of each month except July and August. St. Peter\'s United Church of Christ, 8013 Laramie (across from the Skokie Public Library on Oakton), Skokie, IL.
Des Plaines Valley Geological Society
Des Plaines, Illinois

Bulletin:  Crystal Cluster
Meeting:  7: PM 3rd Thursday, Des Plaines Leisure Center, except June, July, August
Edwards River Earth Science Club
Monmouth, Illinois

Bulletin:  The Pica Pick
E-mail:  lekugler@frontiernet.net
Meeting:  2 PM, 1st Saturday, Monmouth Security Savings & Loan, 220 E. Broadway
Elgin Rock & Mineral Society
Elgin, Illinois

Bulletin:  The Rock Rammer
Website:  www.elginrockandmineral.org
Meeting:  7 pm, 4th  Friday, Highland Church of the Brethern, 783 W Highland Ave
Fulton County Rockhounders
Canton, Illinois

Bulletin:  Fulton County Rockhounders
Meeting:  6:30 PM 1st Wednesday, Wallace Park Rec Ctr, 250 S Ave D
Gem City Rock Club
Quincy, Illinois

Bulletin:  Gem City Rock News
Meeting:  6:30 PM 4th Monday, Good Samaritan Home Town Hall, 2130 Harrison
Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society
Springfield,Illinois

Bulletin:  The LOESS Bulletin
E-mail:   loesseditor@gmail.com
Website:   www.loessonline.org
Meeting:  7 pm, 3rd Monday, Illinois State Museum, Spring & Edwards
Northwest Illinois Rock Club
Freeport, Illinois

Website:  nwilrockclubfrpt.blogspot.com
Meeting:  7 PM 3rd Thursday, Community Reformed Church, 1421 W Galena Ave
Peoria Academy of Science
Peoria, Illinois

Bulletin:  Crystal Lines
E-mail:  pasgsnewsletter@gmail.com
Website:   www.pasgeology.com
Meeting:  7 PM 4th Tuesday, Forest Park Nature Center
Rock River Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Loves Park, Illinois

Bulletin:  Along the Rocky Road
E-mail:   dmreese56@hotmail.com
Meeting:  10 AM, 1st Saturday, (Except Jul & Sept)  North Suburban Library, 6340 N 2nd St
South Suburban Earth Science Club
Park Forest, Illinois

Bulletin:  The Tully
E-mail:   ssescus@yahoo.com
Meeting:  7:30 pm, 2nd Tuesday (except July, Aug), Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Dr
Southern Illinois Earth Science Club
Benton, Illinois

Bulletin:  SIES Club News
Website:  www.siesclub.org
Meeting:  7 pm, 1st Tuesday, Benton Community Bldg, 226 N. Main St.
The Gold Earth Sciences Club
Oaklawn, Illinois

Bulletin:  Gold Digger
Meeting:  7:15 PM, Last Friday, Oak View Center, 4625 W 110th St
West Central Illinois Rock & Mineral Club
Macomb, Illinois

Bulletin:  Rock Chatter
E-mail:   robh@bushnell.net
Website:   www.rockchatter.com
Meeting:  1st Monday, 7 PM (except Sept- 2nd  Monday), Trinity Lutheran Church, 123 S Campbell St
West Suburban Lapidary Club
Elmhurst, Illinois

Bulletin:  The Opal
Website:  www.westsuburbanlapidaryclub.com
Meeting:  7:30 pm, 4th Friday (Sept-May), The Abbey, 407 W. St. Charles Rd
Worthen Earth Searchers of Hancock County
Carthage, Illinois

Meeting:  Members home as needed
Metal Detecting Club Illinois
Illinois and Iowa Treasure Hunters Club
Mike Vande Voort
3222 west 65th Street
319-391-4590
Bensenville
Midwest Historical Research Society
Bensenville, IL
(708)595-5994
Metal Detecting Club Bloomington
McLean County Nuggettiers
Kathy Meeks
201 Hampton Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61704
Metal Detecting Club Chicago
Chicagoland Searchers
Sara Seibs
6355 S. Long Ave
Chicago, IL 60638
Metal Detecting Club Chillicothe
Peoria Area Treasure Hunters
Steve Crews
PO Box 118
Princeville, IL 61559
(309) 339-1661
Email: wizard@mchsi.com
Metal Detecting Club Forest Park
Forest Park
Howard Bins
7630 W. Monroe St.
Forest Park, IL 60130
Metal Detecting Club Geneseo
Illinois & Iowa Treasure Hunters Inc.
Ray Grypp
835 S. Spring St.
Geneseo, IL 61254-1829
309-944-2494
Metal Detecting Club Joliet
Will County Historical Research & Recovery Association
Leo Drescher
134 Akin Ave.
Joliet, IL 60433
Email: info@wchrra.org
Website: www.wchrra.org
Metal Detecting Club Lynn Center
The Great American Treasure Hunting Association
1477 337th Street
Lynn Center, IL 61262
Email: luckydan@luckydan.com
Metal Detecting Club Springfield
Land of Lincoln Metal Detectors Club
Charles Terry
325 S. Glenwood
Springfield, IL 62704
Springfield/Woodbridge Detectors Club
John Underwood
(703) 670-2207
Email: jund@erols.com
Metal Detecting Club Vernon Hills
Lake County Historical Research & Recovery
Jim Curren
214 Bryand Place
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Email: jimboc@aol.com
Metal Detecting Club Wisconsin Rapids
McLean County Nuggettiers Metal Detecting Club
Kathy Meeks
(309) 662-9578

Gold Panning in Indiana Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
GPAA of NorthernIndiana Chapter
Cutler,Indiana
Web:www.midwestprospector.com
Phone: 574-652-2139
GPAA Fairland Chapter
Fairland,Indiana
Email:baltingfam@hotmail.com
Phone: 317-835-9426
Duneland Rock Club
Hobart, Indiana

Bulletin:  The Sand Script
Meeting:  7:30 pm, 1st Thursday, (Except Jan & Feb), Krull Building, 206 Main St
Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society,Inc.
Richmond, Indianna

Bulletin:  Rock Pickings – EIGGS
Website:  eiggs.hoomhost.com
Meeting:  6:30 PM, 1st Thurs, EIGGS, 5199 National Rd W (US Hwy 40)
Evansville Lapidary Society, Inc.
Evansville, Indianna

Bulletin:  Serendipity Gems
Meeting:  6 PM, 4th Monday, Clubhouse, 1304 N Willow Rd
500 Earth Sciences Club of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indianna

Bulletin:  The Tumbler
Website:   http://500earthsciencesclub.org
Meeting:  2 pm, 2nd Sunday, North Eastwood Christian Church, 9425 E. 30th St
Indiana Society of Paleontology
Indianapolis, Indianna

Bulletin:  I.S.P. Newsletter
Meeting:  At area shows as announced
Lawrence County Rock Club, Inc.
Bedford, Indianna

Bulletin:  The Rocky Ledger
Website:  www.lawrencecountyrockclub.org
Meeting:  7 pm, 1st Saturday, The Company Concourse, 1402 H St
Michiana Gem & Mineral Society
South Bend, Indianna

Bulletin:  The Rockfinder
Website:   www.sauktown.com/Michiana
Meeting:  2 PM, 4th Sunday,  Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 805 S 29th St
Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society
Fort Wayne, Indianna

Bulletin:  Strata Data
Website:   http://3riversgem_mineral.tripod.com
Meeting:  7 pm, 4th Wed, Science Central, 1950 N Clinton St
Metal Detecting Club Brownsburg
Forming - Central Indiana Club
Lee Service,
P.O. Box 22
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Metal Detecting Club Clinton
Wabash Valley Treasure Hunters
Leonard Sappington,
205 South Shew Street
Clinton, IN 47842
765-832-1003
Email: Lenopam@bigfoot.com
Metal Detecting Club Evansville
Lincoln Heritage Treasure Hunters
John Claspell-President 2002,
1600 Monroe Ave.
Evansville, In 47714
812-473-4392
Metal Detecting Club Ft. Wayne
Miami Valley Coin and Relic Hunters Club
Jerry Raney,
1306 Boone St.
Ft. Wayne, IN 46808
Metal Detecting Club Georgetown
Down'n Dirty Diggers
Michael Byrn,
9350 Indian Bluff Rd.
Georgetown, IN 47122
812-366-3558
Email: wooley@aye.net or
Email: byrn2@aol.com
Metal Detecting Club Hartford City
East Central Indiana Treasure Hunters Club (ECITH)
Bryon Maddox,
Hartford City, Indiana
Website: www.ecith.weebly.com
Metal Detecting Club Jasonville
Indiana Detectorists
Joe Harbaugh,
12554 S. St. Rd. 159
Jasonville, In 47438
812-665-9298
Metal Detecting Club Indianapolis
Hoosier Exploration and Recovery (HEAR)
Website: www.HoosierExploration.com
Email: Detecting@hoosierexploration.com
Metal Detecting Club Mt. Vernon
Lincoln Heritage Treasure Hunters
Larry Harms,
3035 Seibert Lane
Mt. Vernon, IN 47620
Metal Detecting Club Lowell
DUH-TEKTORS OF NW INDIANA
Ed Schuhrke,
266 W. Commercial
Lowell, IN 46356
Website: www.duhtektorsnwi.ning.com
Metal Detecting Club North Webster
Northern Indiana Research & Recovery Society
Michael Beaver,
5741 N. 675 E.
North Webster, IN 46555
219-834-5953
Metal Detecting Club Princeton
Three Rivers Research & Recovery
David Perry,
603 W State St
Princeton, IN 47670
Metal Detecting Club Seymour
Hoosier Hills Treasure Hunters
Mona Wray,
8376 N. 300 W.
Seymour, IN 47274
Metal Detecting Club Vincennes
Wabash River Treasure Diggers
Chris Haynes,
922 n. 11th St.
Vincennes, IN 47591
812-886-1559
Metal Detecting Club Warsaw
Northern Indiana Research & Recovery Society
Michael Beaver,
46EMSB36B2
Warsaw, IN 46582
219-594-2355

Gold Panning in Iowa Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
GPAA MALCOLM, IA
IOWA CHAPTER
JERRY RHAN
Email: GOLDPANMAN@YMAIL.COM
641-485-4716
MEETS 3RD SATURDAY MONTHLY (March-November) AT 6PM at the Malcom Community Center
River Valley Rockhounds Inc
City & State: Fort Dodge, Iowa

Contact: Robert Wolf
Phone: 515 955 2818
Email: midnightwriter@frontiernet.net
Meeting Time and Location: 4th Tuesday of the month Feb.-May and Sept-Nov. 6:30 p.m. Fort Dodge Public Library 424 Central Ave.
Black Hawk Gem & Mineral Society
Waterloo, Iowa

Meeting:  7 PM, 2nd Tuesday, Waterloo Center for Arts, 225 Commercial St
Cedar Valley Rocks & Minerals Society
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Bulletin:  Cedar Valley Gems
Website:  www.cedarvalleyrockclub.org
Meeting:  7 PM, 3rd Tuesday, (Sep-May), Rockwell Collins Cafeteria, 85535th St NE
Central Iowa Mineral Society
Des Moines, Iowa

Bulletin:  News Nuggets
Website:  centraliowamineralsociety.org
Meeting:  7:30 pm,1st Friday, Drake University, Meredith Hall, 28th & University
Des Moines Lapidary Society
Des Moines, Iowa

Bulletin:  Des Moines Lapidary Society
Meeting:  7:30 pm, 1st Saturday, 2608 24th St, Des Moines (no summer meetings)
River Valley Rockhounds
Fort Dodge, Iowa

Meeting:  4th Tuesday Feb. through May, and Sept through Nov. at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 6:15 p.m.
Sac & Fox Lapidary Club
Fairfield, Iowa

Bulletin:  The Rock Sac
Website:  www.sacandfoxlapidary.com
Meeting:  7 pm, 3rd Thursday (except Dec), First Baptist Church, 205 W.Broadway
Siouxland Gem & Mineral Society
Sioux City, Iowa

Meeting:  7:30 PM, 1st Wednesday, Rm 107 Lincoln Ctr, Morningside College, 1501 Morningside Ave
Metal Detecting Club Davenport
Illinois and Iowa Treasure Hunters Club
Mike Vande Voort
3222 West 65th Street
Davenport, IA 52806
319-391-4590
Metal Detecting Club Jesup
Midwest Prairie Research & Recovery Team
Jim Hertzberg
13300 Indian Creek Rd.
Jesup, IA 50648

Gold Panning in Kansas Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
GPAA WICHITA, KS
Web:www.wichitagpaa.org
WICHITA CHAPTER
DAN REISIG
Email:DAN@WICHITAGPAA.ORG
Meets 3rd Saturday 2-4 PM Monthly Augusta Senior Citizen Center 640 Osage, Augusta, KS
Chanute Kansas
Chanute Gem & Mineral Society
1016 W. 1st St.
Chanute
KS 66720; Meets in members homes; Pres: Ron Burkman
(620) 431-3667
Hutchinson Kansas
Hutchinson Gem & Mineral Society
P.O. Box 252
Hutchinson
KS 67504-0252; Call Pres. For meeting times and place; Pres: George Mack
(620) 662-8510; e-mail: jhbjade@yahoo.com
McPherson Kansas
McPherson Gem & Mineral Club
441 N. Charles McPherson KS 67460
Meets 2nd Tuesday 7pm at McPherson Senior Center 112 E. Euclid
Olathe Kansas
Olathe-Shawnee Mission Gem & Mineral Society
13980 S Gallery St. Olathe KS 66062
Meets 1st Tuesday 7:30pm at Sig Ross home 14542 S. Mullen Olathe
Topeka Kansas
Topeka Gem & Mineral Society
1934 SW 30th St. Topeka KS 66604
Wichita Kansas
Wichita Gem & Mineral Society P.O. Box 1464 Wichita KS 67201-1464
Golden Belt Gem & Mineral Society
2507 Russell Parkway Great Bend KS 67530
Metal Detecting Club Alden
Mid America Treasure Hunters
Cindy Stricklin,
206 Western Row
Alden, KS 67512
Metal Detecting Club Dodge City
Treasure Hunters of Dodge
Terry Adams,
612 8th Ave
Dodge City, KS 67801
620-430-5421
Metal Detecting Club Hutchinson
Lincoln Heritage Treasure Hunters
Mid America Treasure Hunters
3908 W9
Hutchinson, KS 67501
Linda Shook, Secretary
Email: jamestownley@hotmail.com
Metal Detecting Club Leavenworth
Heartland Artifact Recovery & Preservation Society
709 Walnut
Leavenworth, KS 66048
T. Reid Marcum, President
Email: treidm1@aol.com
Metal Detecting Club Topeka
Topeka Treasure Hunters
Russell Broxterman,
Box 1021
Topeka, KS 66601
785-256-2925
Website: mymdforum.com
Metal Detecting Club Wichita
Old Settlers Coin & Treasure Club
Jerry Leep,
1408 Alcott
Wichita, KS 67204

Gold Panning in Kentucky Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
GPAA LONDON, KY
LONDON KY
JODY ROBERTS
606-224-3135
MEETS 3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH AT LAYTON HARRIS CHURCH, 220 LAYTON HARRIS ROAD, LONDON KY.
Kyana Geological Society
Club Address: P.O. Box 32561, Louisville, KY. 90232-2561
Club Meets: Louisville Nature Center, 3745 Illinois Ave., Louisville, KY 40213 (3rd Tues. at 7:00 pm)
Club Internet: Kyanageo.org
Club Bulletin: Kyana Gemscoop. Published monthly.
Rockhounds of Central Kentucky
Club Address: 4101 Tates Creek Center Drive, Suite 150-195, Lexington, KY 40517
Club Meets: Meadowthorpe Community Center, 333 Larch Lane, Lexington, KY 40511 (3rd Thursday, 7:00 PM)
Club Email: trishhenson03@yahoo.com
Club Bulletin: Rock Tailings. Published monthly.
Metal Detecting Club Frankfort
Kentucky Artifact Recovery and Preservation Society
Dave Shuffett,
2105 Crystal Creek Dr.
Frankfort, KY 40601
Metal Detecting Club Marion
Tri-State Treasure Hunters
Attn: Rick,
229 West Depot St.
Marion, KY 42064
1-270-965-2713
Metal Detecting Club Independence
Northern KY. Treasure Hunters
Randy Deaton
4906 Open Meadow Dr.
Independence, KY. 41051
Email: commoncents@nkthc.com
Website: http://www.nkthc.com/
Metal Detecting Club Louisville
Bluegrass Relic Recovery
Don Forrest
Email: bgrelicrecovery@yahoo.com

Gold Panning in Louisiana Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
GPAA Central Louisiana Chapter
Alexandria, Louisiana
Email:caughlin36@bellsouth.net
Phone: 318-259-4453
Gem & Mineral Society of Louisiana
Club Address: P.O. Box 52973, New Orleans, LA 70152
Club Meets: Univ. of New Orleans, Geology Bldg., Room 1000,Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans, LA 2nd Mon. 7:30 pm
Club Bulletin: The Rock Dobber. Published monthly. Except July,Dec.
ARK-LA-TEX GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 6633, Bossier City, LA 71171
Website: www.larockclub.com
Meeting Place: Bossier Parrish Library
Meeting Time: 1st Tuesday 6:30 pm
Bulletin: THE ROCK RATTLER
BATON ROUGE GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
40443 Sycamore Ave. Gonzales, LA 70737
Meeting Place: East Side Fire Station #5, 15094 Old Hammond Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA
Meeting Time: 4th Tuesday, 7:00 pm,
Bulletin: REDSTICK ROCKHOUND NEWS
De RIDDER GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
223 Northrop Rd., Leeville, LA 71446
Website: www.lutheransonline.com/gems
Meeting Place: Vernon Parish Library, 1401 Nolan Trace, Leesville, LA
Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday, 6:30pm
Bulletin: HUNTIN’ & DIGGIN’
GEM, MINERAL, AND LAPIDARY SOCIETY OF CENTRAL LOUISIANA
P.O.Box 5402, Alexandria, LA 71307
Meeting Place: 1600 Horseshoe Dr., Meth Church Youth Center, Alexandria, LA
Meeting Time: 1st Thursday, 6:30 pm
Bulletin: ROCK CLUB NEWS
NORTHEAST LOUISIANA GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
111 Racove Dr., West Monroe, LA 71291
Meeting Place: Glenwood Medical Mall, Community Room, West Monroe, LA
Meeting Time: 1st Monday, 6:30 pm
Bulletin: PEBBLE TALK
Metal Detecting Club Athens
Louisiana Past-finders
Chris Sherrill,
618 Sherrill Rd
Athens, LA 71003
318-258-6455
Metal Detecting Club Denham Springs
Red Stick Raiders
Jamie Thoms,
32041 Linder Rd #5
Denham Springs, La 70726
225-664-5714
Metal Detecting Club Greenwell Springs
Pelican Relic & Recovery Assoc.
Jarred L. King,
17428 Ashton Ave.
Greenwell Springs, La 70739
225-261-2339
Metal Detecting Club Hammond
Raiders of the Lost World
Marlin L. Walden,
909 S. Holly St.
Hammond, LA 70403
504-902-8404

Pelican Relic & Recovery Association
Tony Costanza,
148 Monistern
Hammond, LA 70403
504-261-6261

Metal Detecting Club Keithville
ACTS (Association of Christian Treasure Searchers)
Jimmy McWilliams,
5699 Colquitt Road
Keithville, LA 71047

Gold Panning in Maine Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
GPAA Central Maine Chapter
Fairfield, Maine
Web:centralmainegoldprospectors.com
Phone: 207-929-5978
Remus Chapter
Remus,Michigan
Web:www.michgpaa.homestead.com
Phone: 517-861-9541
Kennebec rocks and Minerals Club
City & State: Winthrop, Maine

Contact: Ron LePage
Phone: 207-873-6270
Email: ronlep@midmaine.com
Web: www.kennebec-rocksandminerals.com
Meeting Time and Location: 7:00PM 3rd Friday Monthly Kennebec Savings Bank Main Street
Metal Detecting Club Bangor
Bangor Coin Shooters
Neal Finson Road
Bangor, ME 04401

Gold Panning in Maryland Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Gold was reported in Maryland as early as 1830, but no production resulted. Placer gold was discovered at Great Falls near Washington, DC in 1861 during the American Civil War by Union soldiers from California. After the war a number of mines were opened on gold-bearing quartz veins in Montgomery County. No gold production has been reported since 1951. Total production was about 6 thousand troy ounces
GPAA FREDERICK MD Chapter
Frederick,Maryland
Jody Francisco Club Rep.
Email:
Meet 2nd Friday at 8pm. 9411 Baltimore Road, Frederick MD
Bristol Gem & Mineral Club
Website: www.bristolgem.org
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of month at 7:00 P.M.
Douglas Beals Senior Community Center, 240 Stafford Av; Bristol
Show: October 19-20, 2013. Douglas Beals Senior Community Center 240 Stafford Av; Bristol, Ct
President: David Korzendorfer dkorzend27 at comcast.net
Secretary: Kathleen Collins Email: kathleenc55@cox.net
Editor: Linda Weidemier
Bulletin: Down In The Dumps
Webmaster: Barbara Korzendorfer
Danbury Mineralogical Society
Website: www.danburymineralogicalsociety.org
Meetings: 1st Thursday of month (except January, July, Aug. Sept)@7:00 p.m.
Broadview Middle School, 72 Hospital Av; Danbury, CT
Swap: June 2012. Connecticut Antique Machinery Museum, Kent,CT
Show: September 7-8, 2013. New Milford High School, Rts. 7 and 202; New Milford, CT
June@CT Antique Machinery Association Museum, Kent, CT
President: Dan McAuliffe Email: mstrmac29@comcast.com
Editor: Lizzie Triano Email: lizziewriter@optonline.net
Bulletin: The Danburite
Webmaster: Pat Hackett
Lapidary And Mineral Society of Central Connecticut, Inc.
Website: www.lmscc.org
Meetings: 3rd Monday of each month@7:30 p.m.
Maloney High School, 121 Gravel St.; Meriden, CT
Show: March 9-10, 2013. Maloney High School, 121 Gravel St; Meriden, CT 06450.
Editor: Harold Moritz Email: fritzandsheila@pobox.com
Bulletin: Chip & Pick
Webmaster: Harold Moritz
Manchester Gem & Mineral Club
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of month@7:00 P.M.
Lutz Childrens' Museum, 247 S Main St; Manchester
Show: Date yet to be determined. Lutz Childrens Museum, 247 S Main St; Manchester, CT
Treasurer: David Burgess Email: davidburgess55@gmail.com
Editor: Kathleen Collins Email: kathleenc55@cox.net
Bulletin: The Prospector
New Haven Mineral Club
Website: www.newhavenmineralclub.org
Meetings: 2nd Monday of month Oct. - May-@6:30 P.M
524 Brooksvale Av; Hamden, CT
Show: Aapril 6-7, 2013. Amity Regional Jr. High School, Sheffield Rd; Orange, CT
President: David Nock Email: president@newhavenmineralclub.org
Editor: Lisa Alter
Bulletin: Triassic Valley Bulletin
Stamford Mineralogical Society
Club Website: stamfordmineralsociety.org
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of month@7:30 p.m.
Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd; Old Greenwich, CT
Show: November 2-3, 2013. Eastern Greenwich Civic Center
90 Harding Rd; Old Greenwich, CT
President: Nancy Mattson Email: ngm11@msn.com
Vice Pres: Howard Heitner Email: docheitner@gmail.com
Editor: Edward Mattson
Bulletin: The Vug Examiner
Webmaster: Howard Heitner
Thames Valley Rockhounds, Inc.
Thames Valley Rockhounds, Inc.
Meetings: 1st Monday of month@7:00 P.M. except July, August, December
Bill Library, 718 Colonel Ledyard Hwy. Ledyard, CT
President: Richard Schakelton Email: tvrockhounds@yahoo.com
Metal Detecting Club Baltimore
Maryland Freestate Treasure Club
Glen Chambers,
8338 Bradshaw Road
Kingsville, MD 21087
Email: rivercatguy@aol.com
Metal Detecting Club Fredrick
South Mt. Relic & Coin Club
Donald L. Clipp, Jr.,
6925 Doublebrand Ct.
Fredrick, MD 21703
Metal Detecting Club Greenbelt
Maryland Artifact Recovery Society
Arthur E Malone
30-B Ridge Road
Greenbelt, MD 21076
Metal Detecting Club Hagerstown
South Mountain Relic and Coin Club
Bill Butler,
PO Box 102
Hagerstown, MD 21741
Email: Jfo41@aol.com
Metal Detecting Club Jarretsville
Chesapeake Society of Treasure Hunters
Jarrettsville, MD 21084
Metal Detecting Club Prince Frederick
So. Maryland Artifact Recovery Team (SMART)
Shirley Lynch, Treasurer,
1125 Hillendale Way
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Metal Detecting Club Salisbury
Shore Seekers Artifact & Recovery Club
Andy Nunez,
917 S. Division St.
Salisbury, MD 21804

Gold Panning in Massachusetts Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
GPAA Hudson Chapter
Hudson, Massachusetts
Email:mlaclaire@yahoo.com
Phone: 413-367-9436
Boston Mineral Club
Website: www.bostonmineralclub.org
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of month Sept - June. at 8:00 P.M.
Harvard Mineralogical Museum, Haller Hall, 24 Oxford St; Cambridge, MA.
AUCTION: January 19, 2013. American Legion Nonantum Post 440; Newton, MA
President: Nathan Martin
Email: rocknate@gmail.com 781-674-0017
Vice President: Barbara Wagner
Email: barbwagner26@gmail.com 508-341-4044
Editor: Linda Frahm
Bulletin: Boston Mineral Club News
Webmaster: Joe Mulvey
Connecticut Valley Mineral Club
Website: www.cvmineralclub.org
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of month@6:30 P.M.
Springfield Science Museum, Tolman Wing; Springfield, MA
Show: March 23-24, 2013. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center; Northampton, MA
President: Andrew Brodeur
Email: rockhound1963@gmail.com
Past President: Fred Wilda
Email: info@naturesfinestcreations.com
Editor: Maria & Jim Sansalone
Bulletin: CVMC Prospects
Webmaster: Wayne Corwin
Nashoba Valley Mineralogical Society Website: Nashoba Valley Mineralogical Society
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of month (Sept - June)@7:00 P.M
Call to verify time and place, but usually@J. V. Fletcher Library; 50 Main St; Westford, MA
President: Michelle Martin
Email: mmartin.ma.ultranet@rcn.com
978-692-9427.
Editor: Anita Honkonen
Bulletin: The Pegmatite
Webmaster: Alan Martin
North Shore Rock And Mineral Club, Inc.
Website: www.nahant.com/nsrmc
Meetings: 3rd Friday of month 7:45 P.M.
284 Bay Rd., So. Hamilton, MA
Show: May 4-5, 2013. Topsfield Fairgrounds, Rt.
207 Boston St (Route 1); Topsfield, MA.
President: Elaine Weiner
Email: weinere@verizon.net
Editor: Michele Weisberg
Bulletin: Mineral Matter
Webmaster: Donna Hanlon
Northern Berkshire Mineral Club
Website: www.nbmclub.webs.com
Meetings: 3rd Thursday of the month@6 pm.
No. Adams Public Library, Main St, No. Adams, MA.
Show: September 14-15, 2013. Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall, No. Adams, MA
President: Larry Michon
Email: Lmicon@rcn.com
Editor: Larry Michon
Bulletin: The Streakplate
Webmaster: Larry Michon
Southeastern Massachusetts Mineral Club, Inc.
Website: www.SEMMC.com
Meetings: 2ndThursday of month except July & August-@7:30 P.M.
So. Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell, MA
Auction: April 27, 2013. Mitchell Memorial Club, 29 Elm St; Middleboro, MA
President: Jim Gaudet
Email: rocks2gems@verizon.net
Treasurer: Curt Stevens
Email: curtstevens@hotmail.com
Editor: Kenneth Van Meter
Bulletin: Outcroppings
Webmaster: Patricia Zuffante
Worcester Mineral Club, Inc.
Website: www.worcestermineralclub.org
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of month@7:00 P.M.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 Main St; Shrewsbury, MA
Show: Third weekend in November, 2013.
National Guard Armory, 701 Lincoln St; Worcester, MA
Treasurer: Ken Carlson
Email: kwcarlson@verizon.net
Editor: Ron Morin
Email: hammerron@yahoo.com
Bulletin: New Diggings
Webmaster: Ron Morin
Metal Detecting Club Boylston
Colonial Treasure Hunters Assoc.
Serge Botsaris,
P.O. Box 1085
Boylston, MA 01505
Metal Detecting Club Fitchburg
Massachusetts Organization for Research & Recovery
Kenneth Maston,
396 Fifth Mass Pike
Fitchburg, Ma, Ma 01420
978-345-4153
Metal Detecting Club Newton
Massachusetts Treasure Hunting Association
Jim Meaney,
72 Columbus Street
Newton, MA
(617) 924-7176
Metal Detecting Club Onset
Gateway Treasure Hunters Club
Gordie - President
Box 950
Onset, MA 02558
Metal Detecting Club Watertown
MTHA (Massachusetts Treasure Hunting Association)
Jim Meaney,
P.O. Box 471
Watertown, MA 02471
Website: http://www.masstreasure.com/

Gold Panning in Michigan Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Approximately 29 thousand troy ounces (900 kg) of gold were produced from the Ropes gold mine northeast of Ishpeming in Marquette County, Michigan. The underground mine, originally operated from 1880 to 1897, and reopened from 1983-1989, extracted gold from quartz veins in peridotite

GPAA Michigan Chapter
Formerly The Remus Chapter
Remus, Michigan
Web:www.michgpaa.com
Bob Bednarick Chapter President
Phone: 231-920-9439
Email: r_bedn@yahoo.com
We are the Michigan GPAA Chapter, our old NAME was the Remus chapter
Bay De Noc Gem & Mineral Club
Escanaba, Michigan

Meeting:  7 PM, 2nd Thursday, Joe Heirmann Bldg, Bay De Noc Community College
Big Rapids Rock, Gem & Mineral Club
Big Rapids, Michigan

E-mail:   bigrapidsrocks@gmail.com
Website:  www.bigrapidsrockclub.com
Meeting:  7 PM, 1st Thursday (Except Jan & Feb), Ferris State Univ, Science Bldg, Rm 138
Blossomland Gem & Mineral Society
St. Joseph, Michigan

Bulletin:  AGATYPE
Meeting:  1 PM, 4th Sunday (Sept-Jun), Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Blvd
Blue Water Lapidary Society
Port Huron, Michigan

Meeting:  6 PM, 2nd  Thursday (Except July-August),  Port Huron Museum 1115 6th St
Central Michigan Lapidary & Mineral Society
Lansing, Michigan

Bulletin:  Rockhound News
E-mail:  Facetman60@yahoo.com
Website:  www michrocks.org
Meeting:  7:30 pm, 3rd  Thursday (Sept-Apr), North School, 333 E Miller Rd
Copper Country Rock & Mineral Club
Dollar Bay, Michigan

Website:  www.ccrmc.info
Meeting:  7 pm, 3rd Thursday, Dollar Bay Fire Hall
Flint Rock & Gem Club
Clio, Michigan

Bulletin:  The Flint Gemstones
Email:   jdljh@earthlink.net
Website:  FlintRockAndGem.org
Meeting:  Monday 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. 11340 N. Saginaw Rd., Clio
Grand Traverse Area Rock & Mineral Club
Traverse City, Michigan

Bulletin:  TC Rockhounds
E-mail:   tcrockhounds@yahoo.com
Website:   www.tcrockhounds.com
Meeting:  7 PM, 3rd Tuesday, Grand Traverse Heritage Ctr, 322 6th St
Huron Hills Lapidary & Mineral Society
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Bulletin:  The Facets
Meeting:  7 PM, 1st Thursday (Sept-Jun), West Side United Methodist Church
Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club
Wyoming, Michigan

Bulletin:  Arrowhead News  
Website:  www.Indianmoundsrockclub.com
Meeting:  7 PM, 3rd Tuesday, Wesley Park Methodist Church, Michael & 32nd
Ishpeming Rock & Mineral Club, Inc.
Ishpeming, Michigan

Bulletin:  The Jaspilite
E-mail:  irmc@ishpemingrockandmineralclub.org
Website:   www.ishpemingrockandmineralclub.org
Meeting:  1 PM, 3rd Sunday, Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum, 501 Euclide St
Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society
Portage, Michigan

Bulletin:  GEMS
Website:   http://wwwkalamazoorockclub.org
Meeting:  6:30 PM, 1st Tuesday, (Except Jan & Jun-Jul), Portage Senior Center, 320 Library Lane
Livingston Gem & Mineral Society
Hartland, Michigan

Bulletin:  Living Stones
Meeting:  6 PM, 3rd Tuesday, Hartland Community Education Bldg -LGMS, 9525 Highland Rd
Web Site:  www.livingstongemandmineralsociety.com
Michigan Geology & Gemcraft Society
Vicksburg, Michigan

President:  Kitty Starbuck, 7636 East V Ave, Vicksburg, MI 49097
Bulletin:  MGAGS Quarterly Newsletter
Meeting:  Contact President
Michigan Mineralogical Society
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Bulletin:  The Conglomerate
Website:  www.michmin.org
Meeting:  7 pm, 2nd Monday (Sept-May), Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Mid-Michigan Rock Club
Midland, Michigan

E-mail:  rocknfossil@gmail.com
Website:  www.midlandrockclub.com
Meeting:  7 PM, 1st Tues, (Sept-Jun), Chippewa Nature Ctr, 400 S Badour Rd
Midwest Faceters’ Guild
Dewitt, Michigan

Bulletin:  The Midwest Faceter
Website:  www.midwestfacetersguild.org
Meeting:  As Announced
Midwest Mineralogical & Lapidary Society
Taylor, Michigan

Bulletin:  The Rockpile
E-mail:   mmls57@aol.com
Website:   www.mmls.us
Meeting:  7:30 pm, 3rd Tuesday, Southgate Civic Arena, 14700 Reaume Pkwy
Mikenauk Rock & Gem Club
Roscommon, Michiga
Website:  https//mikenaukclub.weebly.com
Meeting:  6:30 PM 3rd Thursday, C.R.A.F. Center
Mt. Clemens Gem & Lapidary Society
Clinton Twp, Michigan

Bulletin:  The Crystal Gazer
Website:   www.mcgls.org
Meeting:  7 pm 1st Thursday, 44314 Macomb Industrial Dr
Oakland County Earth Science Club
Waterford, Michigan

Bulletin:  The Petoskey Stone
Website:   www.ocesc.com
Meeting:  7:30 pm, 1st Wednesday (Sept-Jun), Christ Lutheran Church, 5987 Williams Lake Rd.
The Roamin Club
Livonia, Michigan

Bulletin:  The Pterodactyl
Meeting:  7:30 pm, 2nd Wednesday, (Sep-Apr), Northville Montessori Center
Tri-County Rock & Mineral Society
Bay City, Michigan

E-mail:   bbtite39@att.net
Meeting:  11:30 AM, 2nd Thursday various local restaurants
Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club, Inc.
Holland, Michigan

Bulletin:   The Tulip City Conglomerate
Website:  www.tulipcity.org
Meeting:  7 pm, Last Wednesday, Howard Miller Community Center, Zeeland
Wonderland Rock Club
Vestaburg, Michigan

Meeting:  5 pm, 1st Saturday, (April-November) at Wing home, Pot luck dinner

Gold Panning in Minnesota Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
GPAA Central MN Gold Prospectors
Sauk Centre, Minnesota
Phone: 320-352-3802
GPAA Kasson Chapter
Kasson, Minnesota
Web:www.minnesotagoldprospectors.org
Phone: 507-835-2761
Anoka County Gem & Mineral Club
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bulletin:  Hidden Treasures
Meeting:  7 pm, 1st Friday May - Sept., 4200 Lake Rd.. Robbunsdale, MN
Carlton County Gem & Mineral Club
Cloquet, Minnesota

Bulletin:  The Agate Picker
Meeting:  6:45 pm, 3rd Thursday, Trapper Pete’s.
Cuyuna Rock, Gem & Mineral Society
Crosby, Minnesota

Bulletin:  The Agate Explorer
E-mail:  hpwagy@centurylink.net
Website:  cuyunarockclub.org
Meeting:  2 PM, 2nd Saturday, Cuyuna Range Community Center, 222 2nd St NW
Minnesota Mineral Club
Falcon Heights, Minnesota

Bulletin:  Rock Rustler News
E-mail:  info@minnesotamineralclub.org
Website:  www.minnesotamineralclub.org
Meeting:  7 PM, 2nd Saturday, (Sep-May), Falcon Hts City Hall
Minnesota Valley Gem & Mineral Club
Mankato, Minnesota

Website:   www.mnvalleygemclub.com
Meeting:  6:30 PM Last Thursday, Elk Nature Center, 555 Stoltzman Rd
New Ulm Gem & Mineral Club
Morgan, Minnesota

President:  John Davis, 62026 - 400th Lane, New Ulm  56073; (507) 354-1212
Meeting:  1 PM Saturday, Call President for location
St. Croix Rockhounds
Stillwater, Minnesota

Bulletin:  Leaverite News
E-mail:   stcroixrockhound@gmail.com
Website:   www.leaverite.com
Meeting:  7:15 PM, 3rd Tuesday, (Sep-May), Stonebridge Elementary, W Elm St
Steele County Gem & Mineral Club
Owatonna, Minnesota

Meeting:  7 PM 2nd Monday, Owatonna Public Library
Metal Detecting Club Burnsville
Minnkota Artifact Recovery Group
Jeff Kehl,
2009 Manor Dr.
Burnsville, MN 55337
952-890-6888
Email: jeffreykehl@meritcare.com
Metal Detecting Club Fairmont
Chain of Lakes Treasure Seekers
Mark Schott,
111 Cambridge St
Fairmont, MN 56031
1-507-2358134
Email: bullheadman@hotmail.com
Metal Detecting Club Faribault
History Hunters
Neil Schostag,
Faribault, MN 55021
Email: Wolfpaw518@yahoo.com
Metal Detecting Club Ham Lake
Gopher State Treasure Hunters
Ham Lake, MN
(612)757-2787
Metal Detecting Club Minneapolis
Research And Recovery Experts (R.A.R.E.) Minnesota Chapter
1892 Orange Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55119
Metal Detecting Club Rochester
Zumbro Valley Treasure Hunters
Harvey TePoel, President,
PO 4919 Wildgrass Lane NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Metal Detecting Club St. Paul
Gopher State Treasure Hunters
Website: http://gsthmn.tripod.com/

Gold Panning in Mississippi Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
GPAA BILOXI , MS
Web: www.smc-gpaa.com
DARYL RICE (228)474-1080
MEETS FIRST TUESDAY MONTHLY AT 7PM, AT CEDAR GROVE COMMUNITY CENTER,  7216 MELROSE DR. BILOXI MS. 39532
Harrison County Gem & Mineral Society
Club Address: P.O. Box 10136,, Gulfport, MS 39503
Club Email: tomsey@cableone.net
Club Website: www.gulfportgems.org
Club Meets: Herbert Wilson Recreation Center on Hancock Street inGulfport, MS 3rd. Sat. 2:00 pm 9am-5pm Includes workshop
Club Bulletin: Gulfport Gems. Published monthly Includes workshop
Mississippi Gem & Mineral Society
Club Address: 176 Tazan Ave., Florence, MS 39073
Club Meets: MGMS Lapidary School, 176 Tazan Ave., Florence, MS39073 4th Fri. 7:30 pm except July and Dec.
Club Internet: http://www.missgems.org
Club Email : kpcoc@aol.com
Club Bulletin: Rocky Echoes. Published monthly except July, &Dec.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society.
Club Address: PO Box 857, Ocean Springs, MS 39566
Club Meets: Ocean Springs Public Lib., 525 Dewey Ave., OceanSprings, MS 39564 2nd Tue. 2:30 pm
Club Website: http://www.mgcgms.org/
Club Email: mgcgms@bellsouth.net
Club Bulletin: Snoopy Gems. Published monthly. except May &Nov.
Nature's Society of Majestic Arts
Club Mailing Address: 25038 Kay Brook Dr. Byram, MS 39272
Club Meets: Trilio Hotel Convention certer, Ridgeland, MS 2ndSaturday 10:00 AM
Club Bulletin: Rolling Rocker's Gazett (Published Monthly)
North Mississippi Gem & Mineral Society
Club Mailing Address: PO Box 1445; Tupelo, MS 38802
Club Meets: Tupelo Lee County Library, Tupelo, MS 38802 3rdSaturday 1:00 PM
Club Bulletin: The Nugget. Published monthly
Web Site: http://nmgms.brigidsforge.com
Metal Detecting Club Booneville
Tri-State Coin & Relic Club
Janice Robinson,
164 CR 1000
Booneville, MS 38829

Metal Detecting Club McComb
Southern Historical Research & Recovery Association
Hy D'Antonio,
520 Cameron St.
McComb, MS 39648
504-882-7116

Gold Panning in Missouri Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
GPAA St. Joseph Chapter
St. Joseph, Missouri
Email:diamondjim@stjoelive.com
Phone: 816-390-8803
GPAA Gateway Gold Prospectors
Florisant, Missouri
Phone: 314-807-0618
GPAA Show Me Gold Prospectors
Wellington, Missouri
Web:www.showmegold.org
Phone: 785-231-0860
Central Missouri Rock & Lapidary Club
Columbia, Missouri

Bulletin: Central Missouri Rock & Lapidary Club Newsletter
Website: http://cmrlc.org
Meeting: 7 PM, 1st Wednesday, Community Room, Boone Electric Community Room

Independence Gem & Mineral Society
Independence, Missouri

Bulletin: The Gemrock
Meeting: 7:30 PM, 3rd Thursday, Center Place Restoration School, 819 W Waldo Ave

Mineral Area Gem & Mineral Society
Park Hills, Missouri

Bulletin: The Chat Box
Meeting: 7 PM, 2nd Thursday, 222 E. Columbia St. Farmington, MO 63640 (At the New Firehouse)
Event: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM, Farmington Fire Station

Mozarkite Society of Lincoln, Inc.
Sedalia, Missouri

Bulletin: Mozarkite News
Website: http://www.mozarkite.com/
Meeting: 7 pm, last Tuesday, (except Dec), First Christian Church, 200 S Limit

Osage Rock & Mineral Club
Osage Beach, Missouri

Bulletin: The Lake Rocker Newsletter
Meeting: 7 pm, 4th Thursday (execpt Nov, 3rd Thur), Central Bank (main offices), 3848 Hwy 54

Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Club
Springfield, Missouri

Bulletin: Chert Chatter
Meeting: 6:30 PM, 4th Monday, 2327 W. Farm Rd. 190, Springfield

Rock Hobby Club of Greater St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri

Website: http://www.rockhobby.stlearthsci.org

Rockwood Gem & Mineral Society
Ellisville, Missouri

Bulletin: Rockwood Rockhound News
Meeting: 7 PM, 3rd Thursday, Daniel Boone Library, 300 Clarkson Rd

St. Louis Mineral & Gem Society
St. Louis, Missouri

Bulletin: Rock Lore
Website: www.stlrockclub.com
Meeting: 7:30 pm, 1st Friday, Washington Univ, Rm 203 Earth & Planetary Sci Bldg, Hoyt Dr.

Show Me Gem & Minerals Club, Inc.
St. Peters, Missouri

Bulletin: The Show Me Geode
Meeting: 7 pm, 4th Thursday, Spencer Road Library-New Project Development Center

Show-Me Rockhounds Association
Kansas City, Missouri

Bulletin: Show-Me Rockhound Newsletter
Meeting: 11:15 PM, 3rd Saturday, Plaza Library, 4801 Main

Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society
Joplin, Missouri

Meeting: 7 PM, 1st Tuesday, Joplin Museum Complex, 504 Schifferdecker Ave
Metal Detecting Club Joplin
Southwest Mo. Treasurehunters
Bob Stark,
612 S. Monroe Ave
Joplin, MO 64801
Metal Detecting Club Florissant
Midwest Coinshooters and Historical Club
Roger Horrom,
12683 Shepherd Drive
Florissant, MO 63033
314-838-9755
Metal Detecting Club Independence
Three Trails Historical Search Team
Chris McGuire,
1203 Redwood
Independence, MO 64056
Metal Detecting Club Kansas City
Earth Search of America
Jason McCue,
5229 Lyon Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64123
816-483-9151
Metal Detecting Club Springfield
Ozark Mountain Treasure Hunters
Robert Mack,
1438 E Commercial
Springfield, MO 65803
417-873-9335

417 Relic Hunters
Springfield, Missouri
Email: livetoplay804@classicnet.net
Website: 417 Relic Hunters

Metal Detecting Club Mt. Vernon
Lincoln Heritage Treasure Hunters
West Plains, MO
Hal Cooper, Membership Director
417-255-1535
1107 Grace Ave.
West Plains, MO. 65775
Email: cooper_narr@centurytel.net
West Plains
Moark Metal Detecting Club
Website: www.HoosierExploration.com
Email: Detecting@hoosierexploration.com
Metal Detecting Club Kansas City
Mo-Kan Search & Recovery
Chuck Clevenger,
8206 North Oak
Kansas City, Mo 64118
816-436-0697

Gold Panning in Montana Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Gold was first discovered in Montana in 1852, but mining did not begin until 1862, when gold placers were discovered at Bannack, Montana in 1862. The resulting gold rush resulted in more placer discoveries, including those at Virginia City in 1863, and at Helena and Butte in 1864.[27] In 1867, the Atlantic Cable Quartz Lode was located. The Butte district, although mined primarily for copper, produced 2.9 million ounces (91 tones) of gold through 1990, almost all as a byproduct of copper production. Current active hardrock gold mines include the Montana Tunnels mine, and the Golden Sunlight mine. Active gold placers include the Browns Gulch placer and the Confederate Gulch placer. Gold is also produced from three platinum mines in the Stillwater igneous complex: the Stillwater mine, the Lodestar mine, and the East Boulder Project

GPAA Lewistown Montana Chapter
Lewistown, Montana
Email:tekela159464@yahoo.com
Phone: 406-538-5932
GPAA Blackfoot River Chapter
Lincoln,Montana
Phone: 406-202-5837
GPAA Headwaters Chapter
Belgrade, MT
Web:www.geocities.com/headwatersgpaa
Phone: 460-580-4055
GPAA Victor Chapter
Victor,Montana
Phone: 406-642-3293
GPAA South Central
Billings, MT
Web: www.yellowstoneprospectors.com
Phone: 406-860-1624
Metal Detecting Club Belgrade
Headwaters Chapter of GPAA
Steve Kuchinsky,
PO Box 11
Manhattan, Montana 59741
Metal Detecting Club Lincoln
Blackfoot River Chapter G.P.A.A.
Richard Richmond,
P.O. BOX 733
Lincoln, MT 59639
406-362-4443

Gold Panning in Nebraska Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Lincoln Gem & Mineral Club, Inc.
Lincoln, Nebraksa

Bulletin:  The Pick and Shovel
Website:   www.lincolngemmineralclub.org
Meeting:  7 PM, 3rd Thursday, Bethany Park Shelter House, Cotner & Vine Sts
Loup Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Inc
Schuyler, Nebraska

Bulletin:  The Loup Scoop
Meeting:  7 pm, 2nd Tuesday, Mural Room NE Public Power Building, 1414 - 15th St., Columbus, NE (Apr, June, August,  Loup Mural Rm, Columbus, NE. (May, Jul, Sep)

Northeast Nebraska Rock & Mineral Society
Norfolk, Nebraksa

E-mail:   rdchristi@plvwtelco.net
Meeting:  8 PM Last Thursday, (Jan-Nov), Norfolk Senior Ctr, 307 Prospect St
Scottsbluff Nebraska
Panhandle Rock & Gem Club 1918 East 31st St. Scottsbluff NE 69361
Meets 2nd Thursday 7pm at Panhandle Station
Metal Detecting Club Grand Island
Nebraskaland Treasure Hunters Club
Don Day,
304 N. Boggs
Grand Island, NE 68803
308-384-6679
Metal Detecting Club Henderson
Fremont Adventurers
Robert Ratzlaff,
PO Box 105
Henderson, NE 68371
Metal Detecting Club Lincoln
Nebraskaland Metal Detectors Club
Mick Erickson,
3900 W. Holdrege
Lincoln, NE 68528
402-470-3170
Metal Detecting Club Omaha
Midwest Historical Detectors Club
Brad Utterback,
8505 Polk St.
Omaha, NE 68127

Gold Panning in New Hampshire Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Metal Detecting Club Auburn
Granite State Treasure Hunter's Club for Historic Preservation
184 Depot Rd
Auburn, NH 03032
603-483-8040
Email: gravelbank@comcast.net
Website: http://www.gsthc.org/
Metal Detecting Club Concord
Recreational Detecting & Prospecting Club
Don Wilson,
93 South State St.
Concord, NH 03301-3524
603-226-4846
Metal Detecting Club Epsom
Granite State Treasure Hunters Club
Ronald Pinard, Treasurer,
51 Ox Lane
Epsom, NH 03234
Email: huntmaster@netzero.net
Metal Detecting Club Keene
Professional Treasure Hunters Historical Soc
George Streeter, President,
14 Vernon St
Keene, NH 03431
Metal Detecting Club Loudon
Capital Mineral Club
Steffen Hermanns,
7133 Oak Hill Road
Loudon, NH 03307
603-783-4121

Gold Panning in New Jersey Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
GPAA New Jersey Treasure Seekers
Clark, New Jersey
Phone: 908-644-2440
The North Jersey Mineralogical Society
City & State: Paterson, NJ
Contact: Jeff Wilson
Phone: 973-293-7911
Email:buckwood4@yahoo.com
Web: www.nojms.webs.com
Meeting Time and Location: 2nd Thursday of the month, except July & August, at 6:30 pm, at the Paterson Museum, 2 Market Street, Paterson, NJ. Annual Gem & Mineral Shows March(Clifton, NJ), May & October(Riverdale, NJ). Info on our website.
Metal Detecting Club Bayville
Certified Interested Amatures
Mr. Ritz,
217a Cedar Drive
Bayville, NJ 08721
Email: CIA@4mg.4mg.com
Metal Detecting Club Cranbury
Mid-Jersey Research & Recovery Club
Tom Brunker, President
Email: Mariab44@aol.com
Metal Detecting Club East Brunswick
Deep Search Metal Detecting Club
Glen Gunther, Treasurer
732-991-0754
Email: grgunther@gmail.com
Website: www.dsmdc.org
Metal Detecting Club Haddon Heights
South Jersey Metal Detecting Club
Brian Mayer,
PO Box 292
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Website: www.sjmdc.org
Metal Detecting Club Hamilton
Mid Jersey Research and Recovery Metal Detecting Club
Tom Brunker (President),
Meet at Switlk Park
Fisher Place and Joe DiMaggio Rd.
Hamilton Twp., NJ 08691
(215)943-2250
Website: http://www.midjersey.com/
Metal Detecting Club Hazlet
Deep Search
John Momchin,
23 Virginia Ave
Hazlet, NJ 07730
732-739-3524
Metal Detecting Club Howell
Jersey Coast Treasure Hunters Club
Ken Limbo,
30 Glen Road
Howell, NJ 07731
Metal Detecting Club Paramus
The Frisch School Treasure Society
John Glass,
Frisch Court
Paramus, NJ 07652
Metal Detecting Club Tinton Falls
Garden State Historical Preservation Assoc.
George Duckers,
62 Colonial Dr.
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
Metal Detecting Club Wayne
East Coast Research & Discovery Assoc.
Bruce R. Hazelman,
32 Palmer Dr.
Wayne, NJ 07470

Gold Panning in New Mexico Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
GPAA Alamogordo Chapter
Alamogordo, New Mexico
Email:butch@camacs.com
Phone: 575-437-8594
GPAA Bluewater Chapter
Bluewater, New Mexico
Email:realtinpanchuck@yahoo.com
Phone: 505-287-9788
Albuquerque New Mexico
Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Club P.O. Box 13718 Albuquerque NM 87192-3718
Carlsbad New Mexico
Road Runner Gem &
Mineral Club 1801 Solana Rd. Carlsbad NM 88220
Meets 1st Monday 7pm at Senior Recreation Center 1112 N. Mesa
Farmington New Mexico
San Juan County Gem & Mineral Society
P. O. Box 1482 Farmington NM 87499-1482
Meets 4th Tuesday 7:30pm in Sun's Dining Room at San Juan College 4601 College Blvd.
Las Cruces New Mexico
Gem Crafters & Explorers Club
P. O. Box 3091 Las Cruces NM 88003
Los Alamos New Mexico
Los Alamos Geological Society P.O. Box 762 Los Alamos NM 87544
Meets 3rd Tuesday 7:30pm at Christian Church 92 East Rd.
Roswell New Mexico
Chaparral Rockhounds P.O. Box 815 Roswell NM 88203
Sandia Park New Mexico
Santa Fe Geological Society Inc.,P. O. Box 1245 Sandia Park NM 87047
Silver City New Mexico
Grant County Rolling Stones Gem &
Mineral Society P.O. Box 1555 Silver City NM 88062-1555
Meets 2nd Thursday 6pm at Silver City Senior Center 205 W. Victoria St.
Metal Detecting Club Albuquerque
Albuquerque Metal Detecting Association
Dorothy Giaquinto,
Los Griegos Center
Albuquerque, NM 87101
505256-1266

New Mexico Treasure Hunters Association
President - Terry Santola
Vice Pres. - Chris Lewis
4601 Juan Tabo Albuquerque, NM
Website: www.nmtreasurehunters.webs.com

Metal Detecting Club Belen
Valencia County Metal Detector Club
Carlos Herrera,
1617 Ben San Ave.
Belen, NM 87002
505-864-9128
Metal Detecting Club Farmington
Four Corners Treasure Seekers
Dave Stewart,
608 E. 37th
Farmington, NM 87401
Metal Detecting Club Rio Rancho
Albuquerque N.M Treasure Club
Gary W. Jones,
1780 Black River Dr.
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Metal Detecting Club Silver City
Gold Prospectors of NM
Alexander,
PO Box 1493
Silver City, NM 88062
1-505-534-4118 Ext. 5
New Mexico Treasure Trove
1505 Virginia ST.,
Silver City, NM 88061
(575) 590-1364
Website: www.nmtreasuretrove.webs.com

Gold Panning in Nevada Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Gold mining in Nevada, a state of the United States, is a major industry, and one of the largest sources of gold in the world. Nevada currently mines 79% of all the gold in the United States, which is equivalent to 5,640,000 troy ounces (175 t) in 2009. Total gold production from Nevada recorded from 1835 to 2008 totals 152,000,000 troy ounces (4,700 t), worth over US $228 billion at 2011 prices. Almost all the gold in Nevada comes from large open pit mining and cyanide heap leaching recovery. A number of major mining companies, such as Newmont Mining, Goldcorp and Barrick Gold Corporation, operate gold mines in the state. Active gold mines include those at Jerritt Canyon and Carlin. Unlike coal and oil extraction, where mining companies pay royalties for minerals obtained from public lands, gold mining companies do not pay any royalties for deposits claimed on federal public lands. This is because gold mines on public land operate under the General Mining Act of 1872. Although Nevada was known much more for silver in the 19th century, many of the early silver-mining districts also produced considerable quantities of gold. The Comstock Lode, for instance, produced 8,600,000 troy ounces (270 t) of gold through 1959, and the Eureka district produced 1,200,000 troy ounces (37 t). And the Robinson copper mine has produced well over 2,700,000 troy ounces (84 t) gold, along with over 4 billion pounds (1,500,000 tonnes) of copper.

LVGPAA Chapter
Las Vegas,Nevada
Web: www.lvgpaa.com
Phone: 702-452-1049
Metal Detecting Club Las Vegas
Las Vegas Antique Bottle & Collectibles Club
Peter Sidlow,
5895 Dunevill St.
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Gold Searchers of Southern Nevada
5243 Sara Lee Circle
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Website: www.goldsearcher.com
Metal Detecting Club Reno
Silver State Detecting Club
Darryl Nelson,
P.O. Box 513
Reno, NV 89504
775-329-7553
Silver State Detectors Club
Daryl Nelson,
315 Claremont
Reno, NV 89502

Gold Panning in New York Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
GPAA Eaton Chapter
Eaton,New York
Email:goldfanatic@hughes.net
Phone: 607-524-8401
Metal Detecting Club Altamont
Empire State Treasure Seekers (Latham NY)
Bob LaVoy,
7108 Chandler Rd
Altamont, NY 12009
Metal Detecting Club Bohemia
Long Island Treasure Hunters Club
Tony Germano,
88 Blake Ave
Bohemia, NY 11716
Metal Detecting Club Bronx
The Bronx Explorer's Treasure Hunting Club
Mr. Philip Ocasio,
1588 Williamsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10461
Metal Detecting Club Brooklyn
Brooklyn Treasure Hunters Club
Vincent Arrigali,
2079 W. 8th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Brooklyn Treasure Hunter Club
Mr. Francis Mikulka,
8301 Ridge Blvd. Apt. 3F
Brooklyn, NY 11209
212-419-3725
Metal Detecting Club Cheektowaga
Niagara Frontier Relic Hunters Association
Gene Sroka,
12 The Avenue
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
716-893-3628
Niagara Frontier Relic Hunters Assoc.
Gene Sroka,
12 The Ave. #C
Cheektowga, NY 14225
Metal Detecting Club Coxsackie
River Bottom Band
Ed Fedory,
P.O. Box 73
Coxsackie, NY 12051
Metal Detecting Club Endicott
Southern Tier Metal Detector Club
Alan Turnbull,
117 Cleveland Ave
Endicott, NY 13760
Metal Detecting Club Kingston
New York Internet Detecting Club
Jim Yates,
1071 Ulster Ave.
Kingston, NY 12401
Metal Detecting Club Lindenhurst
The Atlantic Treasure Club
Tony D'Angelo,
PO Box 263
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Metal Detecting Club Mahopac
Putnam/Westchester Metal Detectorists
Ted Izzo,
55 Way Across Rd.
Mahopac, NY 10541
845 628 1025
Metal Detecting Club Medina
Western NY Gold Prospecting Club
Charles Wilson,
5077 Creek Rd
Medina, NY 14103
716-798-6152
Metal Detecting Club No. Massapequa
Atlantic Treasure Club
Tony D'Angelo,
105 N. Queens Ave
No. Massapequa, NY 11758
Metal Detecting Club Pine Plains
Hudson Valley Metal Detectorists Club
President: J. Peter Simmons,
P.O. Box 705
Pine Plains, NY 12567
Metal Detecting Club Rhinebeck
Northern Dutchess Internet Metal Detecting Club
Stan Buliszyn,
799 Slate Quarry Rd.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Metal Detecting Club Rochester
Genesee Valley Treasure Seekers
Curt Roe,
517 Westmount St.
Rochester, NY 14615
Genesse Valley Treasure Seekers
Bonnie Montgomery,
398 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Rochester, NY 14624
(585)889-8436
Metal Detecting Club Rome
E.A.R.T.H.
Ralph Blencowe, President
3238 Foster Corners Rd.
Durhamville, NY 13054
315-363-9668
rblencowe@twcny.rr.com
 
Metal Detecting Club Stanfordville
Hudson Valley Metal Detectorists & Archaeologists Club
J. Peter Simmons,
6048 Rt. 82
Stanfordville, NY 12581
Metal Detecting Club Staten Island
The Brooklyn Treasure Hunters Club
Bob Bostinto,
245 Woolley Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10314-2003
Robert.Bostinto@WCOM.COM

Gold Panning in North Carolina Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
North Carolina was the site of the first gold rush in the United States, following the discovery of a 17 pound (7.7 kg) gold nugget by 12-year old Conrad Reed in a creek at his father's farm in 1799. The Reed Gold Mine, southwest of Georgeville in Cabarrus County, North Carolina produced about 50 thousand troy ounces (1.6 tonnes) of gold from lode and placer deposits.Gold was produced from 15 districts, almost all in the Piedmont region of the state. Total gold production is estimated at 1.2 million troy ounces (37.3 tonnes).
Peace Valley KOA Campground
Located near Murphy NC Award Winning KOA Park w/ 2200 feet of access to the Gold Bearing Valley River. Cabins, Tents & RV sites. Convenient, affordable. Gold Panning & Sluicing (No Gas Motors)
Reservations (828) 837-6223
Cell Phone (828) 200-3243
Campground:E-Mail
Web: www.peacevalleycampground.com
Reed Gold Mine
9621 Reed Mine Road
Midland, NC 28107
(704) 721-4653
Pan for gold, mine tour, mine history
Web: http://www.reedmine.com
Mountain Creek Gold Mine
41787 A Gurley Rd.
New London, NC 28127
(704) 985-8374
Pan for gold, sluice, dredge, highbank, tent site, cabin or camper rentals
Web: www.mtcreekgold.com
Sheffield Mine
385 Sheffield Farms Rd.
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 369-8383
Gem grubbing, gem paydirt bags, native mine with rubies and sapphires
Web: www.sheffieldmine.com
Vein Mountain Gold Camp
1694 Polly Spout Rd.
Marion, NC 28752
(828) 738-9544
Pan for gold, dredge, highbank, metal detect, camp, gold pans, screens provided, find gemstones
Web: www.veinmountaingoldcamp.com
Thermal City Gold Mine
5240 US Highway 221 N.
Union Mills NC 28139
(828) 286-3016
Gold panning, sluicing, dredging, metal detecting, prospecting equipment sales, gem mining, primitive camping, full hook-up camping, cabin rentals, hot showers
www.huntforgold.com
Cotton Patch Gold Mine
41697 Gurley Rd. New London
NC 28127 (704) 463-5797
Gold panning, magic spiral wheels, sluicing, highbanking, prospecting classes, RV camping, free wi-fi, primitive camping, prospector cabins
www.cottonpatchgoldmine.com
GPAA Carolina Slate Belt Chapter
Aberdeen, North Carolina
Web: GPAA Carolina Slate Belt
Email:bedrockjim@earthlink.net
Phone: 910-215-3606
GPAA Matthews Chapter
Matthews, North Carolina
Web: http://www.gpaamatthews.com
Phone: 704-299-2808
Grizzly's Honey Hole Gold
Dennis Bowen
Telephone: 336-364-2898
Email: dennisbowen84@gmail.com
Information: I'M LOOKING FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE INTERESTED IN METAL DETECTING AND GOLD MINING IN MY AREA OF ROXBORO N.C.
Catawba Gem & Mineral Club
Website: www.cvgmc.com
Catawba Gem & Mineral Club
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of month at 7:00 P.M.
St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 921 2nd St NE; Hickory, NC
President: Norma Ridenhour
Email: heritageherbs@netzero.net
Editor: Velda McLean
Bulletin: Tar Heel Rockhound
Webmaster: Mike Streeter
Gaston Gem, Mineral & Faceter's Club
Meetings: 4th Tuesday of month except June and December at 7:00 P.M.
519 W Franklin Blvd; Gastonia, NC
Web Site: Club is on Facebook
Gaston County Park (Biggerstaff Park), Highway 279.; Dallas, NC.
President: Tommy Hatley
Email: mthatley@gmail.com
Show Chair: Rick Perkins
Bulletin: The Emerald News
Editor: Carl Ross
Tar Heel Gem & Mineral Club
Website: www.tarheelclub.org
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of month except December at 7:30 pm
NC State University Crafts Center, Jensen Dr., Raleigh, NC
President: Jack Fried
Email: jacklfried@aol.com
Treasurer Corinne Hummel
Email: mchummel@mindspring.com
Editor George Harris
Metal Detecting Club Apex
Antecedent Whispers Purveyance Soc.
Glenn Baker, President,
1023 Markham Street
Apex, NC 27502
919-387-9773
Metal Detecting Club Charlotte
Metal Detecting Association of Carolina
Charles Jones
8247 Arrowsmith Lane
Charlotte, NC 28270
704-841-3688
Email: coindigger23@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.mdacclub.org/
Metal Detecting Club Durham
Triangle Treasure Quest &
Historical Preservation Association
Shawn Lunsford, President,
4215 Guess Road
Durham, NC 27712
Metal Detecting Club Flat Rock
Blue Ridge Metal Detecting Club
Sarah Edgell,
2650 Big Hungry Road
Flat Rock, NC 28792
828-692-7373
Metal Detecting Club Greensbro
Old North State Detectorists
4407 Williamsburg Rd
Greensboro, NC 27410
336-855-7034
Website: www.onsdclub.com
Metal Detecting Club Lake Lure
South Carolina Treasure Artifact
Tyrone Phillips,
P.O. Box 38
Lake Lure, NC 28746
Metal Detecting Club Mount Holly
NC Metal Detector Club
Butch Darnell,
P.O. Box 893
Mount Holly, NC 28120-0893
(704) 679-4844
Metal Detecting Club Wilmington
The Beach Club
John Frezza,
1309 Williamsburg Ct.
Wilmington, NC 28411

Carolina Relic And Beach Hunting Society (CRABS)
Bubba Hill,
Wilmington, NC 28401
Website: www.crabs-club.com


Gold Panning in North Dakota Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Lake Agassiz Rock Club
Fargo, North Dakota

Bulletin: Lake Agassiz Rock Hound
Meeting: 7:30 pm, 1st Wednesday, Stevens Hall , Geology Dept, North Dakota State University
North Dakota Paleontological Society
P.O. Box 6263 Bismarck ND 58506-6263
Central Dakota Gem & Mineral Society
P.O. Box 2445 Bismarck, ND 58502
Metal Detecting Club
Managed in Fargo
Minnkota Artifact Recovery Group
Jeff Kehl,
2009 Manor Dr.
Burnsville, MN 55337
952-890-6888

Gold Panning in Ohio Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Baringers Metal Detectors
3623 Kidron Road Kidron, OH 44636
330-816-0100
Ask for: Bill Email
GPAA Buckeye Chapter
Bellville, Ohio
Web: www.buckeyegold.com
Phone: 330-526-6691
Licking Couny Rock and Mineral Society
Newark, Ohio

Contact: Paul Green
Phone: 740-323-2119
Email: pgre@windstream.net
Meeting Time and Location: 4th Wednesday of each month (no meeting in July) at 6:30 PM at Heritage Hall, 1058 East Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
GPAA Ohio TriState Chapter
Lucuasville, Ohio
Web:www.tristategold.com
Phone: 740-533-0259
Akron Mineral Society
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Bulletin: The Shield
Meeting: 6:30pm, 2nd Saturday, Clubroom, 244 Chestnut Blvd No meetings July, Aug., Dec.
Brukner Gem & Mineral Club
Troy, Ohio

Bulletin: Brukner Rockette
E-mail: brucknergemclub@sbcglobal.net
Meeting: 7 pm, 3rd Thursday, Brukner Nature Ctr, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Rd
Cincinnati Mineral Club
Sharonville, Ohio

Bulletin: The Quarry
www.mineralsociety.org
Meeting: 8 pm, 2nd Friday, Sharon Woods Visitor Centre, Lebanon Rd (US 42)
Columbus Rock & Mineral Society
Columbus, Ohio

Bulletin: Glacial Groove
Website: columbusrockandmineralsociety.org/
Meeting: 7:30 PM, 4th Friday, Electric Union Meeting Hall, 947 Goodale Av
Dayton Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
Dayton, Ohio

Bulletin: Rock Chatter
Meeting: 7pm, 2nd Tuesday, Dayton Liederkranz Turner German Club
East Ohio Lapidary Club, Inc.
Warren, Ohio

Bulletin: Rock Talk
Meeting: 6:30 PM 2nd & 4th Monday, St Cyril & Methodius School, 185 Laril Av
Greater Cincinnati Lapidary & Faceting Society Loveland, Ohio
Bulletin: Greater Cincinnati Lapidary & Faceting Society Newsletter E-mail: wisoh@msn.com
Website: www.cincilapidary.org
Meeting: 7 pm, 2nd Monday, Symmes Twp Library, 11850 Enyart Rd
Licking County Rock & Mineral Society
Newark, Ohio

Bulletin: Flint Flashes
Website: www.newark.osu.edu/
Meeting: 4th Wednesday, 7 p.m., Zeger Hall, 745 E. Main St., Newark, OH 43055
Miami Valley Mineral & Gem Club
Springfield, Ohio

Bulletin: Chip and Lick
Website: www.mvmgc.org
Meeting: 2 pm, 2nd Sunday (Except Jul-Aug), Hartman Rock Garden
Micromineral Society of the
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland, Ohio Meeting: 1 pm, 4th Saturday, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Mineralogical Society of Cleveland
Cleveland Heights, Ohio Meeting: 7:30 pm, 3rd Monday, members’ homes
Parma Lapidary Club
Cleveland, Ohio

Bulletin: The Rock Box E-mail: info@parmalapidary.com
Website: www.parmalapidary.com
Meeting: 1st Wed., 7 p.m., 2130 West 110th St., Cleveland
Richland Lithic & Lapidary Society
Mansfield, Ohio

Bulletin: The Lithnics
Website: http://rlls.webs.com
Meeting: 7 pm, 1st Monday, Gorman Nature Center
Stark County Gem & Mineral Club
Canton, Ohio

Bulletin: The Chiseler
Meeting: 7:30 pm, 1st Tuesday, Sippo Lake Clubhouse, 5300 Tyner St NW
Summit Lapidary Club
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Bulletin: Summit Gem
Website: lapidaryclubofohio.org
Meeting: 7 PM 1st Tuesday, Clubroom, 244 Chestnut Blvd
Toledo Gem & Rockhound Club
Toledo, Ohio

Bulletin: The Rocky Reader E-mail: editor@rockyreader.com
Website: www.rockyreader.com
Meeting: 7 pm, 3rd Wednesday, Crosby Conference Ctr, Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Dr.
Metal Detecting Club Bedford
Solon Historical Society Building
33975 Bainbridge Rd
Solon, Ohio
Terry Stahurski, President
216-573-0761
Email: rtkepler8@hotmail.com
Metal Detecting Club Dayton
Buckeye Metal Detectorists of Ohio
Lloyd H. McIntosh,
3323 Susannah Ave.
Dayton, OH 45414
Metal Detecting Club Dover
Silver Seekers
Carl McFeeders,
7025 Dover Zoar Rd. N.E.
Dover, OH 45422
Metal Detecting Club Lima
Black Swamp Metal Detecting Club
John Griffith,
8229 Ft. Amanda Rd.
Lima, OH 45806
419-657-2522
Metal Detecting Club Loveland
Tri-State Historical Research and Recovery Assn.
Jerry Baker,
10161 Dallasburg Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
513-683-4466
Metal Detecting Club Painesville
North Coast Historical Recovery Association
Mike Hoose,
120 Charlotte Street
Painesville, OH 44077
440-357-1933
Metal Detecting Club Piqua
Troy Treasure Hunters T.T.H
Kenny Hall,
220 Fox Dr
Piqua, OH 45356
937-335-6469
Metal Detecting Club Warren
Tri-County Metal Detecting Club
L. Jesse James,
127 Myrtle Ave.
Cortland, Ohio 44410
330-442-4704
Baringers Metal Detectors
3623 Kidron Road Kidron, OH 44636
330-816-0100
Ask for: Bill Email

Gold Panning in Oklahoma Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
GPAA Ada Chapter
Ada, Oklahoma
Phone: 580-320-3424
GPAA Oklahoma City Chapter
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Web:www.goldprospectorsokc.com
Phone: 405-736-6282
Ada Oklahoma
Ada Gem Mineral and Fossil Club
P.O. Box 51 Mill Creek OK 74856; Meets 2nd Thursday 7pm at Ada Public Library 2nd Floor,124 S. Rennie Ada OK
Enid Oklahoma
Enid Gem & Mineral Society
2614 W. Oklahoma Enid OK 73703;
Meets 1st Thursday 7:30pm at Hoover Bldg. Garfield County Fair Grounds.
Idabel Oklahoma
McCurtain County Gem and Mineral Club
405 SE Ave. G Idabel Ok. 74745
Meets 3rd Tuesday 7:30pm at Museum of the Red River
Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Oklahoma Mineral & Gem Society
P.O. Box 2084 Oklahoma City OK 73101-2084
Oklahoma State Council of Mineralogical Societies
contact: Virgil Richards: Webmaster@okmineralsocieties.org
Ponca City Oklahoma
Rough & Tumbled Rock & Gem Club
4669 N. Prentice Rd. Ponca City OK 74604
Meets 4th Tuesday 7pm at Albright United Methodist Church Ponca City
Shawnee Oklahoma
Shawnee Gem and Mineral Club
c/o Tom Morris 111 West Hickory, Shawnee OK 74804
Stillwater Oklahoma
Stillwater Mineral & Gem Society
1116 So. Gray Stillwater OK 74074-5446
Meets 4th Thursday (Jan-Oct) 3rd Thursday 7pm at Stillwater 1st United Methodist Church
Tahlequah Oklahoma
Tahlequah Gem & Mineral Society
P.O. Box 932 Tahlequah OK 74465
Meets 3rd Tuesday 7pm at Tahlequah Public Library
Tulsa Oklahoma
Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society
P.O. Box 2292 Tulsa OK 74101-2292
Colcord Oklahoma
Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society
24377 East 556 Road, Colcord
OK 74338; Meets 4th Tuesday
7:30pm at the Clubhouse in Siloam Springs
Metal Detecting Club Idabel
Treasure Hunters of McCurtain County
Dane,
610 NW Enid
Idabel, OK 74745
580-286-6921
Metal Detecting Club Paden
Twin Territories Treasure Hunters Club
Charles Bohuslavicky,
Rt. 1 Box 96-AB
Paden, OK 74860
Metal Detecting Club Paden
Oklahoma Historical Research & Recovery
Doris Bohuslavicky,
Rt. 1 Box 96-AB
Paden, OK 74860
Metal Detecting Club Ponca City
Oklahoma Territory Treasure Hunting Club
Jeff Stone,
432 S. Pine
Ponca City, OK 74601
Metal Detecting Club Tulsa
Three Forks Treasure Hunters Club
Chuck Marcum,
216 S. Harvard
Tulsa, OK 74112
Email: graytcote@cox.net
Website: www.threeforkstreasurehunters.org
Metal Detecting Club Tulsa
Indian Territory Treasure Hunters Club, Inc.
Bob Freeman,
1732 E. 31st St
Tulsa, OK 74105
918-747-3438
Website: www.itthc.com
Metal Detecting Club Tulsa
Broken Arrow
Tulsey Town Treasure Hunters Club
Lee Wierzchowski,
7499 S 231st East Avenue.
Broken Arrow, OK 74014
Email: marlee3@cox.net
Metal Detecting Club Woodward
Town & Country Metal Detecting Club
Dennis McDowell,
1508 24th
Woodward, OK 73801
405-256-5607

Gold Panning in Oregon Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Although gold mines are spread over much of Oregon, almost all of the gold produced has come from two principal areas: the Klamath Mountains in southwest Oregon, including Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson and Josephine counties; and the Blue Mountains in northeast Oregon, mostly in Baker and Grant counties. Prospectors from Illinois discovered placer gold in the Klamath Mountains of southwest Oregon in 1850, starting a rush to the area. Lode gold deposits were also discovered. Travellers along the Oregon Trail bound for the Willamette Valley are said to have discovered gold in northeastern Oregon in 1845, but mining in earnest did not begin until 1861. The 2013 television show Ghost Mine involved gold miners in Sumpter, Oregon.
GPAA Roseburg Chapter
Roseburg,Oregon
Phone: 541-863-6268
GPAA Klamath Prospectors
Klamath Falls, OR
Email:plifebuds@aol.com
Phone: 541-884-0565
GPAA Brownsville Chapter
Brownsville,Oregon
Phone: 541-990-6214
GPAA North Bend Prospectors
North Bend,Oregon
Phone: 541-269-7370
GPAA Portland Chapter
Portland, OR
Web:www.portlandgoldprospectors.org
Phone: 503-626-4098
Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club
Springfield, Oregon

Contact: Pat Engelmann
Phone: 541-513-1613
Email: thunderegg.rockclub@gmail.com
Website: http://thundereggrockclub.blog
Meeting Time and Location: Second Tuesday of every month, 7 pm The Adult Activity Center at Day Island Park
Metal Detecting Club Albany
Beaver State Coinshooters
Dan Cantral,
300 Western Ave. #37
Albany, OR 97321
541-791-1164
Metal Detecting Club Albany
Beaverstate Coinshooters
Dan Cantral,
P.O. Box 1711
Albany, OR 97321
541-791-1164
Metal Detecting Club Dayton
Millennium Diggers Club
Tom Ashworth,
16205 Kreder Rd # 58
Dayton, OR 97114
Metal Detecting Club Grants Pass
Rogue Valley Coin Shooters
Tamra Serroni,
2735 Merlin Rd
Grants Pass, OR 97526
541-476-2371
Metal Detecting Club Haines
Eastern Oregon Miners & Prospectors, Inc.
Sharon Belleisle,
P.O. Box 1
Haines, OR 97833
541 856 3862
Metal Detecting Club Portland
Oregon Treasure Trail Society
Barb Tyler - Membership Chair,
PO Box 42545
Portland, OR 97242
Website: www.oretts.org

Gold Panning in Pennsylvania Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
About 37 thousand troy ounces (1.2 tonnes) of gold was produced from the Cornwall iron mine five miles south of Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Although the deposit produced iron since 1742, no gold was reported from the mine until 1878
GPAA Allegheny River Chapter
Greenville,Pennsylvania
Web:alleghenychapter.bravehost.com
Phone: 330-898-7397
GPAA Bald Eagle Chapter
Port Matilda,Pennsylvania
Web:www.pa-gold.com
Phone: 717-935-5384
GPAA Delaware Valley Chapter
St. Peters,Pennsylvania
Web:www.delawarevalleygpaa.com
Phone: 267-895-8829
GPAA Mason-Dixon Chapter
New Oxford,Pennsylvania
Web:www.mason-dixon-gpaa.org
Phone: 717-817-7569
Central Pennsylvania Rock And Mineral Club, Inc.
Website: www.rockandmineral.org
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of month (except August & December) at 7:30 P.M.
St Thomas United Church of Christ, 6490 Liglestown Rd; Harrisburg, PA
Show: September 14-15, 2013. Zembo Shrine, 2801 N Third St; Harrisburg, PA
Host of the 2012 EFMLS Annual Convention
Swap: May 11 and October 26, 2013 . South Mountain Fairgrounds; Arendtsville, PA
Webmaster: Bruce Skubon
Email: webmaster@rockandmineral.org
Editor: Beverly Eisenacher
Bulletin: Rock Buster News
Webmaster: Bruce Skubon
Che-Hanna Rock And Mineral Club, Inc.
Website: www.chehannarocks.com
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of month@7:00 P.M. except June, July, Aug. & Dec.
Sayre High School Cafeteria, Lockhart Street, Sayre, PA
Show: March 23-24, 2013. Athens Twp. Vol. Fire Co. Hall, 150 Herrick Av; Sayre, PA
Show Chair: Robert McGuire
Email: uvbob@epix.net
President: Inga Wells
Email: ingawells@yahoo.com
Editor: Frank Meadows
Bulletin: Shin-Skinner News
Webmaster: Bob McGuire
Delaware Valley Paleontological Society
Website: www.dvps.org
Meetings: 4th Thursday of month@7:30 p.m. 3rd Thurs. in November & December
Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy; Philadelphia, PA
Show: April 6-7, 2013. Lulu Temple, Plymouth Meeting, PA
President: William Shankle
Email: dvpsnews@gmail.com
Vice Pres: Cathy Young
Email: cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com
Editor: Ed Grobelny
Bulletin: DVPS Newsletter
Webmaster: James Duhadaway
Franklin County Rock And Mineral Club
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of month@7:30 P.M.;
Wilson College, Room 110 Lortz Hall; Chambersburg, PA
Show: March 23-24, 2013. Hamilton Heights Elementary School, Chambersburg, PA
Treasurer: Chris Long
Email: clong1970@centurylink.net
Editor: Michael Mowen
Email: mlmo@innernet.net
Bulletin: The Franklin County Rockhounder
Gem City Rock & Mineral Society
Website: www.gemcityrockclub.org
Meetings: 1st Saturday of the month@9:30 am.
1001 State St (Basement), Erie, PA
Show: July 20-21, 2013. Glenwood Ice Arena
President: Dodie Fitch
Email: craftygrany@coaxpa.com
Treasurer: Robert Gallivan
Email: galivan@lycos.com
Editor: Dodie Firch
Bulletin: Presque Isle Prospector
Webmaster: Val Engelleiter
Leidy Microscopical Society
leidymicroscopical.com
Meetings: 3rd Thursday of month@7:30 P.M. except July & August.
Northminster Presbyterian Church, 140 Trenton Rd; Fairless Hills, PA.
ROCKFATHER: Ralph Thomas 215-295-9730
Secretary: John Ferrante:
Email: jjf41@comcast.net
Editor: Ralph Thomas
Bulletin: Rock Chatter
Webmaster: John Ferrante
Mineralogical Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Meetings: 4th Sunday of month (except July, August, December)@2 pm
Moosic Presbyterian Church, 625 Main St; Moosic, PA
Show: May 5-6, 2012. Oblates of St. Joseph, Rt 315; Pittston, PA
President: Maryann Barni
Email: barni378@yahoo.com
Treasurer: George Walko
Email: anthracitecoin@gmail.com
Editor: Doreen Holda
Email: dholda@epix.net
Bulletin: Pennsylvania Pebbles
Webmaster: Shawn Wolfe
Monongahela Rockhounds
Website: www.mongahelarockhounds.org
Meetings: 1st Saturday of month@7:30 P.M. Munhall Boro Building; Munhall, PA.
Show: April 20-21, 2013. Skyview Fire Hall, West Mifflin, PA
Vice President: Bret Howard
Email: info@monongahelarockhounds.org
Editor: Ron Smart
Email: Editor@monongahelarockhounds.org
Bulletin: Monongahela Rockhounds News
Webmaster: Michael Moody
Monroe County Earth Science Association
Website: www.mcesaclub.com
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of month@7 pm.
Hughes Library, 1002 N 9th St; Stroudsburg, PA
Treasurer: Bob Turkos
Email: rtsilikate@gmail.com
Vice Pres: Tom Henshue
Email: henshue.tom@penargylsd.org
Editor: Michael Kessler
Bulletin: The Crystal Courier
Webmaster: James Hadley
Moraine Rockbusters
Meetings: 2nd Saturday of month@7:30 P.M.
Mars United Presbyterian Church, Garfield Av; Mars, PA.
President: David Illig,
Email: daveatkee@aol.com
Treasurer: Edward Chmelovsky
Email: SandiCats@aol.com
Editor: Sandra Chmelovsy
Bulletin: Glacier Gravel
Nittany Mineralogical Society
Website: www.nittanymineral.org
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of month except July & August@7:00 P.M.
Earth & Engineering Sciences Bldg., White Course Dr; Penn State Univ. Campus
Show: To be announced
President: David Glick
Editor: David Glick
Bulletin: Nittany Mineralogical Society Bulletin
Webmaster: David Glick
Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association, Inc.
Website: www.mineralfest.com
Meetings: 3rd Monday of month@7:30 P.M. except December
Whitehall Historical Society Grist Mill, Micley Rd, North of Rt 22; Whitehall, PA
Shows: June 1 and October 5, 2013. Macungie Memorial Park, Macungie, PA.
Show Chair: Vincent Olsovsky
Email: mineralfest@verizon.net
Liaison: Susanna MacInnes.
Email: sumacndeb@aol.com
Editor: Joseph Polityka
Bulletin: Rock News
Webmaster: Dale Richards
Philadelphia Mineralogical Society
Website: www.philamineralsociety.org
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of month@7:30 P.M. except July & August.
Cathedral Village, 600 E Cathedral Rd; Philadelphia, PA
Show: April 6 - 7, 2013. LuLu Temple, 5140 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA
President: John Rateike
Email: jdrat@comcast.net
Show Chair: Karenne Snow
Email: njwren@aol.com
Editor: John Rateike
Bulletin: Philadelphia Mineralogical Society News
Webmaster: Joel Sloane
Rock And Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Meetings: 2nd Friday of month Sept - June@8:00 P.M.
Northminster Presbyterian Church, 140 Trenton Rd; Fairless Hills, PA
Micromount Conference: 2nd Saturday in March.
Northminster Presbyterian Church, 140 Trenton Rd; Fairless Hills, PA
Ultraviolation: Last Saturday in October
8407 Trenton Rd; Fairless Hills, PA
Editor: Eric Brosius
Bulletin: Rock Chatter
Tuscarora Lapidary Society
Website: www.lapidary.org
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday (Sept. - May)@8:00 P.M.
Springfield Township Bldg; 50 Powell Rd.; Springfield, PA
Show: November 2-3, 2013
The School at Church Farm 1001 E Lincoln Hwy; Exton, PA
Email: information@lapidary.org
Editor: Pamela Wingrod
Bulletin: The Tuscarora Bulletin
Webmaster: Douglas Kliege
Metal Detecting Club Bethlehem
Leigh Valley Treasure Club
Wayne Hunt,
PO Box 3118
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Metal Detecting Club Bethlehem
Lehigh Valley Treasure Club
Emil Kauffman,
3104 E. Hill Dr.
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Metal Detecting Club Butler
Allegheny Chapter of the GPAA
Neil Baney,
500 Bull Creek Road
Butler, PA 16002
724-352-1673
Metal Detecting Club Freeland
Freeland Area Recovery Team
Andy Blasko, President,
215 Roberts St
Freeland, PA 18224
Metal Detecting Club Greensburg
Laurel Highland Searchers
Rosemary Lucas, President
2218 Raymond Ave
Latrobe, Pa. 15650
Metal Detecting Club Kingston
Black Diamond Treasure Hunters Club
Ron Denman,
136 John St.
Kingston, PA 18704-3825
Metal Detecting Club Latrobe
Laurel Highland Searchers
Rosemary Lucas, President
2218 Raymond Ave
Latrobe, Pa. 15650
Metal Detecting Club Lester
Greater Philadelphia Area Tr Hunting Club
Edward Laub,
300 Massasoit St
Lester, PA 19029
Metal Detecting Club Loysville
Central Pennsylvania Metal Detecting Club
Robert Rice,
RD #1 Box 231
Loysville, PA 17047
Metal Detecting Club Monroeville
MAMDC, Monroeville Area Metal Detecting Club
Clifton Owens, President
22A Fairhaven Road
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
412-771-9930
Metal Detecting Club New Holland
Lancaster Research and Recovery Club
Mike Race,
603 West Main Street
New Holland, PA 17557
Metal Detecting Club Pittsburgh
North Pittsburgh Past Finders
Frank Mancini,
1421 Great Oak Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Metal Detecting Club Sharpsville
Shenango Valley Detectors
Jerry Hazlett,
3141 Shadow Dr.
Sharpsville, PA 16150
Metal Detecting Club Templeton
Butler County Treasure Hunters
Jack Barrett,
RD #1 242
Templeton, PA 16259
Metal Detecting Club Washington
Washington County Metal Detecting Club
James H. Wilson lll,
37 Mosier Rd.
Washington, Pa 15330
724-228-1928
Metal Detecting Club Williamstown
Pen Mar Historical Recovery Association
Randy Booher,
1161 W. Market Street
Williamstown, PA 17098

Gold Panning in Rhode Island Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Metal Detecting Club Rhode Island
DiscoveRIn Rhode Islands Treasures
Rich Rice,
PO Box 787 16 Center St.
Charlestown, RI 02813
401-364-3867
Website: www.ritreasure.com
Rhode Island Mineral Hunters
Website: www.rimh.us
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of month (except Jan. & Feb) at 7:00 P.M.
Community College of RI, 400 East Av; Warwick, RI
Show: October 26-27, 2013
Community College of RI; Knight Campus. 400 East Av; Warwick, RI
Swap Auction: April 12, 2013.
President: Steve Emma
Email: steve@steveemma.com
Editor: Bruce Luscombe
Bulletin: The Bowen-Lite
Webmaster: Bruce Hecker

Gold Panning in South Carolina Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
South Carolina had a number of lode gold mines along the Carolina Slate Belt. The Haile deposit was discovered in Lancaster County in 1827, and at least 275 thousand ounces of gold were extracted intermittently between then and 1942, when the gold mine was ordered closed as nonessential to the war effort. Beginning in 1951, the deposit was mined for associated sericite, which was used as a white filler.[37] Gold is associated with silicic, kaolinitic, and pyritic alteration of greenschist-grade felsic metavolcanics.[38] The mine was reopened as an open pit in the 1980s, and operated until 1992. Kinross Gold Corporation's reclamation of the Haile site was nominated for a US Bureau of Land Management "Hardrock Mineral Environmental Award." The Brewer mine operated from 1828 to 1995, and is now a federal Superfund site. Kennecott Minerals operated the Ridgeway open-pit gold mine from 1988 to 1999, and the land is now being reclaimed by Kennecott. The Barite Hill mine operated from 1990 to 1994.
Oconee Gold Prospectors
Seneca,South Carolina
Phone: 864-843-6729
Simpsonville Chapter
Simpsonville, SC
DAN CRAWFORD 864-843-6729
MEETS 1ST MONDAY AT 7PM MONTHLY AT RYANS STEAK HOUSE, 1604 SANDIFER BLVD
GPAA LIBERTY, SC
CLEM, SC
ALAN SMITH
Heritage Gold Mine Park (Dorm Mine)
209 N Mine St. McCormick, SC
Guided tours, gold panning (using Dahlonega ore), self-guided tours available, screen for gemstones
www.heritagegoldmine.com
Aiken Gem, Mineral and Fossil Society
Aiken Gem, Mineral and Fossil Society
Website: www.aikengmfs.org
Meetings: 2nd Friday of month at 7:00 P.M.
Science Building, Room 200; University of South Carolina- Aiken
Show: March 8-10, 2013. Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St; Augusta, GA
Editor: Shellie Newell
Email: shellienewell@att.net
Bulletin: The Hound's Howl
Webmaster: Patti Bennett
Metal Detecting Club Edgemoor
South Carolina Metal Detector Relic Assoc.
Bobby Hallman,
1932 Pittman Ln.
Edgemoor, SC 29712
Metal Detecting Club Rock Hill
SC Metal Detector & Relic Association
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Chris Watson
(803) 328-5764
Email: amwatson@infoave.net
Metal Detecting Club Summerville
Lowcountry Metal Detector Club
Summerville, SC 29732
Dennis E. Cox
Email: pulltab49@gmail.com
Website: lowcountrymetaldetectorclub.com
Metal Detecting Club Taylors
South Carolina Treasure & Artifact Assoc.
Darrell Mullinax,
20 Clark Rd.
Taylors, SC 29687
541-476-2371

Gold Panning in South Dakota Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
GPAA RAPID CITY Chapter
Rapid City, South Dakota
Email:mikeandlu@rushmore.com
Phone: 605-209-1295
Metal Detecting Club Rapid City
Black Hills Prospector Club Black Hills Chapter GPAA
Mike Borden
6317 W. Elmwood
Black Hawk, SD 57718
605-341-0483
Email: Email
Website: blackhillsprospectingclub.com
Coteau des Plaines Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
Watertown, South Dakota

Bulletin: Pick & Chatter
Meeting: 7 PM, 3rd Monday, Watertown Regional Library
Lewis & Clark Gem & Mineral Society
Yankton, South Dakota

Meeting: 1 PM, 1st Sunday, Yankton Library, 515 Walnut St
Sioux Empire Gem & Mineral Society
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Bulletin: Rock Dust
Club E-Mail: rockdust@segams.org
Meeting: 7:30 pm, 2nd Friday, Rm 101, Gilbert Science Center, Augustana College, 2001 S Summit Av

Gold Panning in Tennessee Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Placer gold was discovered on Coker Creek in Monroe County, Tennessee in 1827. The district produced about 9 thousand troy ounces (300 kg). About 15 thousand troy ounces (450 kg) of gold was recovered from the massive sulfide copper ores at Ducktown, Tennessee.

Bill's Pit Stop
12201 New Highway 68, Tellico Plains, TN 37385 (423) 261-2600
Gold panning, dredging, pan and dredge lessons, Coker Creek history, cave diving, hiking
www.goldpantn.com
TN Gold
1882 New Highway 68, Tellico Plains, TN 37385 (423) 261-2060
Gold dredge concentrates, gold nuggets, black sand concentrates, online orders
www.tngold.com
GPAA Coker Creek Chapter
Cocker Creek Tennessee
Web: http://www.cokercreekgpaa.com
Chapter President Chuck Pharis
Phone: 818-802-1603
Chattanooga Geology Club
Club Address: 6261 White Oak Valley McDonald, TN 37353
Club Meets: UTC Campus, Geology
Building, Grote Hall, Rm 206, Chattanooga, TN 37403 1st Tues. 7:00
pm
Website: www.utc.edu/chattanoogageologyclub
Club Bulletin: Lithophile. Published
monthly
Kingsport Gems & Minerals Society
Club Address: 401 Belleair Lane, Bristol, VA 24201
Club meets: Toy F. Reid Employee Center, 400 S.Wilcox Dr., Room 223, Kingsport, TN 37662 3rd Mon. at 7:00 pm
Club Bulletin: Rock Busters. Published monthly.
Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society
Club Address: KGeMS, P. O. Box 51554, Knoxville, TN 37950
Club Meets: Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932 3rd Thur. 7:30 pm except May Sept, Oct & Dec
Website: http://knoxrocks.org/
Club Bulletin: Inside KGeMS Published monthly
Lakewood Rock Hounds
Club Address: 900 Anderson Dr., Paris, TN 38242
Club Meets: Lakewood School, 6745 Hwy. 79N, Buchanan, TN 38222
Tuesday Mornings, Sept.-May @ 7:00 AM
Club Bulletin: Lakewood Rock Hounds - Published Quarterly
Memphis Archaeological & Geological Society
Club Address: 2019 Littlemore Dr., Memphis, TN 38016
Club Meets: Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, 5530 Shady Grove Rd., Memphis, TN 38120 2nd Fri. 7:30 pm
Website: http://www.memphisgeology.org
Club Email: rockclub@memphisgeology.org
Club Bulletin: MAGS Rockhound News. Published monthly.
Mid-Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
Club Address: P.O. Box 1256, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Club meets:Shoney’s 1950 South Church St., Murfreesboro TN 37130 3rd Thur. 7:30 pm
Website: http://www.mtgms.org
Club Email: mailto:info@tgms.org
Club Bulletin: The Society Messenger Published monthly.
Middle Tennessee Rockhounds
Club Address: 2828 Donna Hill Dr., Nashville, TN 37214-1510
Club Meets: Church of the Advent Episcopal, 5501 Franklin Rd., Brentwood, TN 37220 3rd Tues. 7:30 pm
Website: http://www.rockhound.org
Club Email: jstanley@picagroup.com
Club Bulletin: Music City Rockette. Published monthly.
Tennessee Valley Rock & Mineral Club
Club Address: 108 Freudenberg Lane. Chattanooga, TN 37415
Club meets: North River Civic center, Chattanuga, TN 2nd Tues. 7:30 pm except July (picnic & auction)
and December (Christmas party). Time and place for
July and December meetings to be announced.
Club Bulletin: Choo Choo Chatter. Published monthly.
Metal Detecting Club Chattanooga
Internet Metal Detecting Association
Tommy Aaron,
P.O. Box 90095
Chattanooga, TN 37412
Metal Detecting Club Collegedale
Chattanooga Area Relic and Historical Association
Joe Roberson,
P.O.Box 256
Collegedale, TN 37315
Metal Detecting Club Jonesborough
Jonesborough Metal Detecting Club
Gary Fowler, President,
197 Pecanwood Drive
Jonesborough, TN 37659
Metal Detecting Club Knoxville
Smokey Mt. Artifacts Research & Treasure Soc.
Ralph Waldrop,
403 Cheyenne Trail
Seymour, TN 37865
Website: www.smartstreasureclub.com
Metal Detecting Club Memphis
Memphis Metal Detecting Club
Chris Gillespie,
1855 Hartland St.M
Memphis , TN 38128
901-213-0095
Metal Detecting Club Nashville
Middle Tennessee Historical Research Assoc.
Donnie Vaughn,
900 N. 16th St.
Nashville, TN 37206
Metal Detecting Club Tullahoma
Southern Middle Tennessee Coin and Relic Hunters
Allen , Lendley
Tullahoma, TN 37388
931-455-1907

Gold Panning in Texas Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Some prospects have been excavated for gold on the Llano Uplift of central Texas. Gold prospects include the Heath mine and the Babyhead district, both in Llano County, and the Central Texas mine in Gillespie County. Gold production, if any, is not known. Historically, the Lost Nigger Gold Mine may be in Texas.

GPAA El Paso Chapter
El Paso, Texas
Web:www.goldprospectorsofelpaso.com
Phone: 915-755-0295
GPAA North Central Texas
Granbury, Texas
Phone: 817-781-5324
GPAA North-EastTexas Chapter
Greenville, TX
Email:donlin@etex.net
Phone: 903-725-7960
GPAA Round Rock Chapter
Round Rock, Texas
Web:www.roundrockgpaa.net
Phone: 512-310-8111
GPAA Wichita Falls Chapter
Wichita Falls, Texas
Email:elrod888416@hotmail.com
Phone: 405-613-1215
Pleasant Oaks Gem & Mineral Club of Dallas
Dallas TX

Contact: Don Shurtz
Phone: 972-509-2821
Email: don.shurtz@gmail.com
Website: www.pogmc.org
Meeting Time and Location: 1st Thursday of each month, 7:30 PM, Garland Women\'s Activities Building, 713 Austin Rd, Garland, TX
El Paso TX
El Paso Mineral & Gem Society
P.O.Box 31525 El Paso TX 79931
Meetings: Memorial Senior Center 1800 Byron El Paso TX 4th Thursday of month @ 6:30pm.
ARLINGTON GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
P.O.Box 986, Arlington, TX 76004
Website: www.agemclub.org
Webmaster: Jeremy Dubhros & Torre Quinn
Meeting Place: 1408 Gibbins St., Arlington, TX
Meeting Time: 1st Tuesday 7:30 pm
Bulletin: THE HOUND’S TALE
AUSTIN GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
6719 Burnet Lane, Austin, TX 78757-2426
Website: www.austingemandmineral.org
Meeting Place: 6719 Burnet Lane, Austin, TX
Meeting Time: 4th Thursday, except Dec., 7:00 pm
Bulletin: THE STONE CHIPPER
BIG SPRING PROSPECTORS CLUB
Membership: Adults 39 Juniors 0 Year Club Formed 1968
Meeting Place: 606 E. 3rd St. Big Spring, TX
Meeting Time: 2nd Thursday, 7:00 pm
Bulletin: THE ROADRUNNER
CENTRAL TEXAS GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 7343, Abilene, TX 79608
Website: www.txol.net/rockclub
Meeting Place: Clubhouse, 7607 Highway 277 South, Abilene, TX,
Meeting Time: 1st Monday, 7:00 pm
Bulletin: INFORMER
CHIHUAHUAN DESERT GEM & MINERAL CLUB
P.O. Box 1111, Alpine, TX 79831
Website: www.agates123.com
Meeting Place: Ocotillo Enterprises, Alpine, TX
Meeting Time: 1st Sunday, 1:00 pm
Bulletin: None
CLEAR LAKE GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 891533, Houston, TX 77289
Website: www.clgms.org
Meeting Place: Clear Lake Park Bldg., 5001 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, TX
Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm
Bulletin: STONEY STATEMENTS
DALLAS GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 742033 -- 10205 Plano Rd., Dallas, TX 75374
Website: www.dallasgemandmineral.org
Meeting Place: Research and Operations Center 17127 Waterview Pkwy., Dallas, TX
Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Bulletin: ROK TOK
EAST TEXAS GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 132532, Tyler, TX 75713
Meeting Place: The Discovery Science Place, Tyler, TX
Meeting Time: 1st Monday, 7;00 pm
Bulletin: ROCK N’ ROSE
FORT WORTH GEM & MINERAL CLUB
3545 Bryan Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76110
Website: www.fortworthgemandmineralclub.org
Webmaster: Stephanie Morgan
Meeting Place: 3545 Bryan Ave., Fort Worth, TX
Meeting Time: 4th Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Bulletin: THE COWTOWN CUTTER
FREDERICKSBURG ROCKHOUNDS
110 N. Milam PMB #197, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Website: www.fredericksburgrockhounds.org
Meeting Place: Golden Hub Senior Center, 1009 N. Lincoln, Fredericksburg, TX
Meeting Time: 1st Monday, 7:00 pm
Bulletin: FREDERICKSBURG ROCKHOUNDS
GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SAN ANTONIO, TX
2229 Oak Valley, Schertz, TX 78154
Meeting Place: San Pedro Event Ctr, 9926 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, TX
Meeting Time: 1st Thursday 6:30 pm, except December
Bulletin: EARTHWORKS
GOLDEN SPREAD GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
108 S. Polk, Amarillo, TX 79101
Website: Golden Spread Website
Meeting Place: The Canyons, 2200 W. 7th Ave., Amarillo, TX
Meeting Time: 4th Monday, 7:00 pm
Bulletin: AGATE AGITATOR
GULF COAST GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 60781, Corpus Christi, TX 78466
Website: www.gcgms.org
Website: www.Art Worley
Meeting Place: Corpus Christi Museum of Natural History,
Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Bulletin: SLABS & CABS
HI-PLAINS GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
P.O.Box 1827, Plainview, TX 79072
Email: jmmatlock@suddenlike.net
Meeting Place: Wayland University, 1900 W 7th St., Plainview, TX
Meeting Time: 1st Thursday, 6:30 pm
Bulletin: CHIPS & CHATTER
HIGHLAND LAKES GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
1560 Breezeway, Tow, TX 78672
Meeting Place: Lower hall at Church of Christ, 711 Broadway, Marble Falls, TX
Meeting Time: 2nd Saturday, 10:00 am
Bulletin: GNEISS NEWS
HOUSTON GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
10805 Brooklet, Houston, TX 77099
Website: www.hgms.org
Webmaster: Phyllis George
Meeting Place: 10805 Brooklet, Houston, TX 77099
Meeting Time: 4th Tuesday, 7:30 pm, except December
Bulletin: THE BACKBENDER’S GAZETTE
LOCKHEED MARTIN RA STONE STEPPERS
3400 Bryant-Irvin Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76109
Website: www.lmra.org
Webmaster: Robert Reed
Meeting Place: Lockheed Martin Recreation Area
Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Bulletin: STEPPING STONES
LUBBOCK GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 6371, Lubbock, TX 79493
Website: www.lgmstx.org
Meeting Place: Forrest Heights United Methodist Church, 3007 33rd St., Lubbock TX
Meeting Time: 1st Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Bulletin: THE ROCKYTIER
MIDLAND GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
P.O. BOX 5043, Midland, TX 79704
Website: www.midlandgemmineral.org
Meeting Place: Sibley Learning Center, 1307 Wadley Ave., Midland, TX
Meeting Time: 4th Thursday, 7:00pm
Bulletin: MIDLAND GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY’S NEWSLETTER
PALEONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTIN
10962 Long Branch Dr., Austin, TX 78736
Website: www.utexas.edu/tmm/sponsored_sites/aps/
Meeting Place: 6719 Burnet Lane, Austin, TX
Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Bulletin: PALEO FOOTNOTES
PINE COUNTRY GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 2513, Jasper, TX 75951
Website: www.pinecountrygms.org
Meeting Place: 110 N. Zavilla St., Jasper, TX
Meeting Time: 3rd Thursday, 7:00 pm
Bulletin: PINEYWOODS ROOTER
PLEASANT OAKS GEM & MINERAL CLUB OF DALLAS
P.O. Box 831934, Richardson, TX 75083
Website: www.pogmc.org
Meeting Place: Garland Women’s Activity Bldg., 713 Austin Rd., Garland, TX
Meeting Time: 1st Thursday, 7:30 pm
Bulletin: CHIPS & CHATTER
ROLLIN’ ROCK CLUB
2835 Grandview Dr., Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/rollinrockclub/
Webmaster: Jonathan M. Moehring
Meeting Place: At the Annual SCFMS Convention
SOUTHWEST GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
220 Kingsman, Converse, TX 78109
Website: www.swgemandmineral.org
Meeting Place: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1018 Grayson ST, San Antonio, TX
Meeting Time: 2nd Thursday, 6:30pm
Bulletin: THE SOUTHWEST GEM
TEXOMA ROCKHOUNDS
c/o 469 Tee Taw Circle, Sherman, TX 75092
Meeting Place: Wesley Village Retirement Community, 2800 Loy Lake Rd., Denison TX
Meeting Time: 1st Thursday, 7:30 pm
Bulletin: None
TRI-CITY GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 735, Temple, TX 76513
Meeting Place: Grace Presbyterian Church, 2401 S. 57th St., Temple, TX
Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 pm
Bulletin: THE ROCK PRATTLE
VICTORIA GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 2804, Victoria, TX 77901
Website: www.victoriagemandmineral.com
Webmaster: Patty Shay
Meeting Place: Victoria Art League, 905 S. Bridge St.
Meeting Time: 1st Friday, 7:00 pm
Bulletin: SLAB GAB
WACO GEM & MINERAL CLUB
P. O. Box 8811, Waco, TX 76714
Meeting Place: Carleen Bright Arboretum, 9001 Bosque Blvd., Waco, TX
Meeting Time: 1st Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Bulletin: GRITTY GREETINGS
WILLIAMSON COUNTY GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
Website: www.wcgms.org
Webmaster: Tim Morrison
Meeting Place: Friendly Connections, 4134 Williams Dr. Georgetown, TX
Meeting Time: 2nd Sunday, 2:00 pm
Bulletin: PICKIN’S & DIGGIN’S
WISE COUNTY ROCK FOSSIL AND MINERAL SOCIETY
P. O. Box 1911, Decatur, TX 76234
Meeting Place: The Wesley Center Building, 200 E. Main St., Decatur, TX
Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Bulletin: Earthwise
Metal Detecting Club Austin
Austin Metal Detecting Club
Lee Presley,
13003 Turkey Run
Austin, TX 78727
512-339-2125
Metal Detecting Club Amarillo
High Plains Diggers
Toby Shedd,
1512 Golden Rod
Amarillo, TX 79107
806-380-8001
Metal Detecting Club Big Springs
Big Springs Prospectors Club
Nora Nixon,
P.O. Box 1182
Big Springs, TX 79720
915-263-2987
Metal Detecting Club Bonham
Fannin Artifact Recovery Organization
Jody Holmes,
Rt. 4, Box 90
Bonham, TX 75418
(903) 583-4760
Metal Detecting Club Brazoria
Gulf Coast Treasure & Recovery Club
Cody Hudgeons,
Brazoria, TX 77490
Email: codysetx@republic.net
Metal Detecting Club Brownwood
Central Texas Treasure Club
Edwin Ferguson,
1706 10th Street
Brownwood, TX 76801
Metal Detecting Club Canutillo
El Paso Prospectors Club
Mike Wayson,
D-9 Sumter
Canutillo, Tx 79835
915-877-3927
Metal Detecting Club Cisco
Southwestern Searchers
Jerry Eckhart,
704 Avenue I
Cisco, TX 76437
254-442-4210
Metal Detecting Club Corpus Christy
Exploration and Metal Detecting Society of Corpus Christy
Herman Kerbow,
421 Glenoak
Corpus Christy, TX 78418
Metal Detecting Club Cuero
Cuero Metal Detecting Club
Terry Brown,
HCR 63
Cuero, TX 77954
512-275-8865
Metal Detecting Club Dallas
Golden Triangle Explorers Society
Edward DuRoy,
P.O. Box 59814
Dallas, TX 75229
972-429-9495
Metal Detecting Club El Paso
Prospectors Club of El Paso
Charles Bell,
4972 Marie Tobin Dr.
El Paso, TX 79924
Metal Detecting Club El Paso
El Paso Prospectors Club
Mike Wayson,
D-9 Sumter
El Paso, Tx 79835
(915-877-3927)
Email: Drgonslyr2@aol.com
Metal Detecting Club El Paso
El Paso Gold Prospectors (GPAA Chapter)
Norman Bliss,
PO Box 640657
El Paso, TX 79904
(915)526-2148
Metal Detecting Club El Paso
GPAA El Paso, Texas chapter
Henry Mattingly,
2100 San Diego
El Paso, TX
(915)821-5603 or (915)526-2148
Email: epgpa@dei.net
Metal Detecting Club El Paso
Gold Dusters & Treasure Hunters of the West
Jim Roach,
1401 Roswell Rd.
El Paso, TX 79915
915-590-7441
Metal Detecting Club Granbury
Lake Granbury Recovery Club
Michael Millsap,
8910 S.Teka Ct.
Granbury, TX 76048
817-279-9721
Metal Detecting Club Grapevine
Cowtown Treasure Hunters Club
Dennis Brasher,
2006 Heatherbrook Dr.
Grapevine, TX 76051
817-488-0366
Email: drbther1@airmail.com
Metal Detecting Club Greenville
Northeast Texas Chapter of GPAA
Marcus James,
107 Norma Circle
Greenville, TX 75402
903-450-0098
Email: marcjames@worldnet.att.net
Metal Detecting Club Henderson
Rusk County Treasure Hunters Association
Mike Chapman,
1209 Price
Henderson, TX 75654
903-655-8654
Metal Detecting Club Hondo
Lone Star Coin Shooters
Brent Wood,
402 Avenue M
Hondo, TX 78861
Metal Detecting Club Houston
Montgomery Co. Artifact Recovery Club
Donna Hooper,
10714 Creek Tree Dr.,
Houston, TX 77070
Metal Detecting Club Houston
Tomball Archeological Recovery Club
Scott Byrnes,
3934 FM 1960 West, Suite 310
Houston, TX 77068
Email: sbyrnes@pdq.net
Metal Detecting Club Houston
Houston Archaeology & Recovery Club
Leslie Hamilton,
8427 Swiftwater Ln.
Houston, TX 77075-3033
Email: les1ie@earthlink.net
Metal Detecting Club Kerrville
Kerr Finders Club
Nolan Underwood,
3 Sunny Ln.
Kerrville, TX 78028
830-423-1699
Email: txrockpile@aol.com
Metal Detecting Club Longview
East Texas Treasure Hunters Association
V.G. Rollins, Treasurer,
2902 Jane Drive
Longview, TX 75601
Metal Detecting Club Mesquite
Lone Star Treasure Hunting Club
Mike Skinner,
13502 Alexander Rd.
Mesquite, TX 75181
972-286-7014
Metal Detecting Club Nederland
East Texas Historical Research & Recovery Society
Ray Gannaway
2324 Franklin
Nederland, TX 77627
409-722-5365
Metal Detecting Club New Braunfels
San Antonio Area Metal Detecting Club
Donald Crawford, President,
6565 FM 482
New Braunfels, TX 78132
Metal Detecting Club Odessa
Odessa Prospectors Club
Robert Thompson
540 Bowden
Odessa, TX 79763
915-337-3662
Metal Detecting Club Perrytown
Golden Spread Recovery Club
C.j. Boozeman
P.O. Box 346
Perrytown, TX 79070
806-763-8960
Metal Detecting Club San Antonio
San Antonio Area Metal Detector Club
Don Crawford
111 Ravenhill Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78214-2548
210-923-3832
Email: donc35@satx.rr.com
Metal Detecting Club Spring
Montgomery County Treasure Hunters Club
Tom McWillie,
6402 Meadow Terace Dr
Spring, TX 77379
281-251-9578
Email: djaymack@chapter.net
Metal Detecting Club Texarkana
Texarkana Metal Detecting Club
Bill Robinette,
6001 Sandlin Ave.
Texarkana, TX 75503
903-832-1272
Email: bwills1@flash.net
Metal Detecting Club Tyler
Smith County Metal Detecting Association
Donnie Smith,
Briarcliff Village Retirement Center
Tyler, TX 75703
903-581-2065
Metal Detecting Club Waco
W.A.C.O. Waco Artifacts & Coin-Shooters Organization
Debbie Irwin
P O Box 11272
Waco, Texas 76716
Email: dirwin@hot1.net
Metal Detecting Club Waco
W.A.C.O. Waco Artifacts & Coin-Shooters Organization
Roy Rutledge
601 Coahuila
Waco, Texas 76706
Email: royledge@swbell.net
Metal Detecting Club Walnut Springs
Lake Granbury Recovery Club
Michael E. Millsap,
Rt. 1 Box 660
Walnut Springs, Tx 76690
254-797-3310
Email: mikiem47@yahoo.com
Metal Detecting Club Waskom
Northwest Louisiana Treasure Hunters Association
Ken Mathews,
1367 American Plant Rd.
Waskom, TX 75692
903-687-2777
Email: kenw@prysm.net
Metal Detecting Club Waxahachie
Lone Star Treasure Hunters
Mark Rachels,
1424 Sycamore
Waxahachie, Tx 75165
972-935-0533

Gold Panning in Utah Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Most gold produced in Utah today is a byproduct of the huge Bingham Canyon copper mine, southwest of Salt Lake City. In 2006, the Bingham Canyon mine produced 16.3 tonnes of gold, making it the fourth-largest gold producer in the US.[43] Over its life, Bingham Canyon has produced more than 23 million ounces (715 tonnes) of gold. The Barneys Canyon mine in Salt Lake County, the last primary gold mine to operate in Utah, stopped mining in 2001, but is still recovering gold from its heap leaching pads. Utah gold production was 460 thousand troy ounces (14 tonnes) in 2006.

GPAA Salt Lake City Chapter
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 801-301-9931
GPAA Southern UT Prospectors
Cedar City, Utah
Phone: 435-559-4077
Kaysville Utah
Mineral Collectors of Utah 563 E. 665 S. Kaysville UT 84037
Moab Utah
Moab Points & Pebbles Club Inc PO Box 1459 Moab UT 84532 Meeting Location/Dates/Times: Grand Center 182 N 500 W Moab UT 84532; every 3rd Thurs @ 7 PM. Pres. Jerry Hansen PO Box 186 Moab, UT 84532
Ogden Utah
The Beehive Rock And Gem Club
Meeting Location/Dates/Times: Ogden Hinckley Airport 4th Thursday of every month 7:00pm .
Provo Utah
Timpanogos Gem and Mineral Society
Meetings: Provo Eldred Center,270 W 500 N Provo Utah 84601 Pres: Frank Weight 602 Canyon Drive Springville Utah 84663
Salt Lake City Utah
Mineral Collectors of Utah
Meetings: Last Wednesday each month 6:30 p.m. at the Sprague Branch Library 2131 S 1100 E Sugarhouse UT.
Salt Lake City Utah
Utah Federation of Mineralogical Societies
Meet at member club shows. E-mail: Ray Nyce rknyce@hotmail.com
Salt Lake City Utah
Wasatch Gem Society.
Meetings: Third Monday of the month 7:30 p.m. at the Sandy Bicentennial Pavilion 530 E 8680 S.
jeffjanh@juno.com.
Salt Lake City Utah
Utah Federation of Mineralogical Societies
1223 N. 1500 W. Salt Lake City Utah 84116
Meets at Member Club Shows; Pres: Dean Richardson (801) 595-6750
Salt Lake City Utah
Wasatch Gem Society
7472 Parkridge Circle Salt Lake City Utah 84121
Tooele Utah
Tooele Gem & Mineral
PO Box 348 Tooele UT 84074.
Metal Detecting Club Hooper
Trails West Artifact Society (TWAS)
John Monroe,
4031 S. 4300 W
Hooper, UT 84315
801-731-8970
Metal Detecting Club Saint George
Diggers
Lee Webb,
Saint George, Utah
435-628-8976
Metal Detecting Club West Valley
N.U.T.S
National Utah Token Society
Todd Monson,
P.O. Box 651071
South Salt Lake, Utah 84165
Metal Detecting Club West Valley City
Utah Gold Prospecting Club
Phil Yadanza,
3654 South 6355 W
West Valley City, UT 84128
901-965-1662

Gold Panning in Vermont Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Metal Detecting Club Whiting
Green Mountain Treasure Hunters
Leo Larocque,
1629 S. Bingham St.
Whiting, VT 05778
Metal Detecting Club White River Junction
Vermont Metal Detectorists' Club
Chas. Fredette
PO Box 144
White River Junction, VT 05001-0144
Email: chas@vtvm.biz
Burlington Gem And Mineral Club
Website: www.burlingtongemandmineralclub.org
Meetings: Last Thursday of month at 7:00 P.M.
Community Lutheran Church, 1560 Williston Rd; So. Burlington, VT
Show: July 27-28, 2013. Tuttle Middle School, 500 Dorset St; Burlington, VT
President: Andy Simmons
Email: cluros@yahoo.com
Editor: Bob Fendrich
Bulletin: Burlington Gem & Mineral Club Newsletter
Webmaster: Steve Howe
Mineralogical Society of Brattleboro
Mineralogical Society of Brattleboro
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of month at 6 pm
Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT
Editor: Barbara Rowe

Gold Panning in Virginia Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Most gold mining in Virginia was concentrated in the Virginia Gold-Pyrite belt in a line that runs northeast to southwest through the counties of Fairfax, Prince William, Stafford, Fauquier, Culpeper, Spotsylvania, Orange, Louisa, Fluvanna, Goochland, Cumberland, and Buckingham. Some gold was also mined in Halifax, Floyd, and Patrick counties.

Monroe Park
14421 Gold Dust Pkwy
Goldvein, VA 22720 (540) 752-5330
Free gold panning demonstrations, prospecting equipment sales, picnic area, paydirt
www.goldvein.com
Lake Anna (Virginia State Park) (Goodwin Gold Mine)
6800 Lawyer Rd., off Route 208
Spotsylvania, VA (540) 854-5503
Panning for gold, gold mine tours, geo-caching, hiking, horseback riding, campground, cabins, children's play area, swimming
Web: Virginia Parks
GPAA Louisa Chapter
Central Virginia Gold Prospectors
Louisa, Virginia
Website & Contact Info: http://www.cvgp.net
Gem & Mineral Society of Lynchburg
Club Address: P. O. Box11975; Lynchburg, VA 24506
Club Meets: Parks & Recreation Bldg., 3621 Campbell Ave, Lynchburg, VA 3rd Wed. 7:00 p.m.
Website: http://www.lynchburgrockclub.org
Club Email: Lynchburgrockclub@yahoo.com
Club Bulletin: Gem & Mineral Journal.
Published monthly.
Gem & Mineral Society of the Virginia Penisula
Club Address: P. O. Box 6424, Newport News, VA 23601
Club Meets: Sandy Bottom Nature Park, 1255 Big Bethel Rd., Hampton, VA 23666 1st Thru. 7:00 p.m.
Website: http://www.gmsvp.com
Club Bulletin: Virginia Pen Published monthly.
Roanoke Valley Mineral & Gem Society
Club Address: P. O. Box 3297, Roanoke, VA 24015
Club Meets: O. Winston Link Museum, lower level, downtown Roanoke, VA 2nd Thur. 7:00 pm
Website: rvmgs@godaddy.com
Club Bulletin: The Star City Rock and Gem Journal, Published monthly.
Gem And Mineral Society of Lynchburg
Website: www.lynchburgrockclub.org
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of month at 7:00 P.M.
3621 Campbell Ave; Lynchburg, VA
Editor: Natalie Darling
Bulletin: Gem And Mineral Journal
Gem And Mineral Society of the Virginia Peninsula, Inc.
Website: www.gmsvp.com
Meetings: 1st Thursday of month at 6:00 p.m.
Sandy Bottom Nature Park, 1255 Big Bethel Rd; Hampton, VA
President: Cyndie Krohn
Email: ckrohn1@cox.net
Editor: Nancy Finn
Bulletin: The Virginia Pen
Webmaster: Richard MacDonald
Northern Virginia Mineral Club, Inc.
Website: www.novamineralclub.org
Meetings: 4th Monday@7:45 P.M. No meetings July & August
Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Spring Rd; Arlington, VA.
Liaison: Wayne Sukow
Email: d8olite@fastmail.fm
Editor: Hutch Brown
Bulletin: The Mineral Newsletter
Webmaster: Casper Voogt
Richmond Gem and Mineral Society
Website: www.rgms.info/
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of month@7:30 P.M.
Ridge Baptist Church, 1515 E. Ridge Rd; Richmond, VA
Swap: Fall, 2013. Ridge Baptist Church Mtg. Hall, 1515 E Ridge Rd; Richmond, VA
President: Lynn Taylor
Email: lamptaylor@verizon.net
Editor: Barbara Hadley
Email: thecollectingbag@yahoo.com
Bulletin: The Collecting Bag
Webmaster: Barbara Hadley
Shenandoah Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Meetings: 2nd Monday@7:30 pm.
Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 364 Bridge St; Waynesboro, VA
Club Website: Website: www.shenandoahvalleyrockclub.org
Show: October 12013, 2013. Kate Collins Middle School, 1625 Ivy St; Waynesboro, VA 22980
President: Dean Hostetter
Email: deanboy@intelos.net
Treasurer: Scott Gregory
Email: sgregory357@hotmail.com
Webmaster: Jack Glenn
Tidewater Gem And Mineral Society, Inc.
tgms.weebly.com
Meetings: 3rd Friday every month@7:30 P.M.
St Luke's United Methodist Church, 3346 Stoneshore Rd; Virginia Beach, VA
President: Brooks Britt.
Email: bhbritt@verizon.net
Editor: Brooks Britt
Bulletin: The Tidewater Prospector
Webmaster: Brooks Britt
Virginia Independent Prospectors, Inc.
Meetings: 4th Tuesday@7 p.m. Village@Manor Care, 2125 Hilliard Rd; Richmond, VA
Secretary: Betsy Martin.
Email: martinmb@att.net
Editor: Joe Pizzirusso
Bulletin: The Independent Prospector
Metal Detecting Club Alexandria
Springfield Detectors Club
John Underwood,
8345 Orange Ct
Alexandria, VA 22309
703-670-2207
Metal Detecting Club Hampton
Hampton Roads Recovery Society
Bruce Dunlap,
39 Hampton Roads Ave.
Hampton, VA 23661
Metal Detecting Club Leesburg
Virginia Historic Preservation Society
John Childress,
402 Appletree Dr. NE
Leesburg, VA 20176
Metal Detecting Club Roanoke
Roanoke Valley Coin & Relic Club
Tom Epperly,
2136 Maiden Lane St
Roanoke, VA 24015
Metal Detecting Club Virginia Beach
Tidewater Coin & Relic Club
4617 Notley Ct
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Metal Detecting Club Waynesboro
Valley Coin Relic Club
Jeff Wamsley,
2009 Hampton Dr.
Waynesboro, VA 22980

Gold Panning in Washington Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Gold was first discovered in Washington in 1853, as placer deposits in the Yakima Valley. Production from the state never exceeded 50,000 troy ounces per year until the mid-1930s, when large hard rock deposits were developed near the Chelan Lake and Wenatchee deposits in Chelan County, and the Republic deposit in Ferry County. Production through 1965 is estimated to be 2.3 million ounces.
GPAA Everett Chapter
Everett,Washington
Email:ecgpaa@yahoo.com
Phone: 425-263-2293
GPAA WesternWashington Chapter
Puget Sound.Washington
Web:www.wwgpaa.org
Phone: 253-333-8931
GPAA Spokane Chapter
Spokane,Washington
Phone: 509-292-8493
Metal Detecting Club Allyn
Olympic Peninsula Treasure Hunters
Ron Sharer,
160 E. Shady Lane
Allyn, WA 98524
Metal Detecting Club Auburn
Cascade Treasure Club
John Shape,
7109 Hazel Place SE.
Auburn, WA 98092
Website: www.cascadetreasureclub.com
Metal Detecting Club Belfair
Hood Canal Detectorists Club
Terry Wright,
161 NE Mahonia Dr.
Belfair, WA 98528
1-360-275-3856
Metal Detecting Club Bothell
Pilchuck Treasure Hunting Club
Ron Hetzel,
18330 26th Dr. S.E.
Bothell, WA 98012
425-481-1484
Email: pilchucktreasurehunts@yahoo.com
Website: www.pilchucktreasurehunts.org/
Metal Detecting Club Reardan
Northwest Treasure Hunters Club
Clay Soliday,
PO Box 233
Reardan, WA 99029
Metal Detecting Club Richland
Southeast Washington Assoc. of Treasure Hunters
Lyle Thomas,
1320 Marshall
Richland, WA 99352
Metal Detecting Club Tacoma
Puget Sound Treasure Hunters Club
P.O. Box 98206
Tacoma, WA. 98498
Website: pugetsoundtreasurehunters

Gold Panning in West Virginia Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Someplace Special Gem Mine
End of Rakes Rd, near Shady Spring, WV (304) 575-9732

Gem and gold grubbing from supplied ore
www.someplacespecialjlt.tripod.com
Gems & More
GPAA New Haven Chapter
New Haven, West Virginia
Email:gpaawv@gmail.com
Phone: 304-882-2578
GPAA Nitro Chapter
Nitro, West Virginia
Email:gpaawv@yahoo.com
Phone: 304-972-1976
Capon Bridge
W. Virginia Historical Preservation Society
Tom McGrane,
HCR 61 Box 118
Capon Bridge, WV 26711
Kanawha Rock And Gem Club, Inc.
Meetings: 4th Sunday of month at 2 P.M.
South Charleston Community Center, 601 Jefferson Rd. So. Charleston, WV
President: Jim Hird
Email: wvyooper@frontiernet.net
Treasurer: Bonnie Witt-Hird
Email: bmwitt@citynet.net
Ohio Valley Gem And Mineral Society.
Meetings: 1st Thursday of month (except August) at 7:00 p.m.
Belpre Sr. Citizens Building, Washington Blvd, Belpre, OH
Editor: Charles White
Email: ellsworthite@aol.com
Bulletin: The Petrified Log
West Virginia Fossil Club
Meetings: 1st Friday of month, March - November
Eat 'n Park, 100 Tolley St Bridgeport, WV

Gold Panning in Wisconsin Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
GPAA Greenbush Chapter
Greenbush, Wisconsin
Web:www.greenbushgpaa.com
Phone: 920-892-4092
GPAA Wausau Prospectors
Wausau, Wisconsin
Web:www.wausauprospectors.com
Phone: 715-340-2831
GPAA Northwoods Prospectors
Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin
Email:tom150@centurytel.net
Phone: 715-579-7111
GPAA Tomah Chapter
Tomah, Wisconsin
Phone: 608-372-0694
Indianhead Gem and Mineral Society
City & State: Luck, Wisconsin

Contact: Dick Huset
Phone: 715-648-5620
Email: rhuset@excite.com
Meeting Time and Location: First Mondays April-November, 7pm Luck Senior Center
Badger Lapidary & Mineralogical Society
Monroe, Wisconsin

Bulletin: The Badger Diggins
Website: www.badgerrockclub.org
Meeting: 10 AM, 2nd Saturday (except Jun, Jul), Monroe Library, 925 16th Ave
Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Bulletin: The Fractured Agate
Meeting: 7 pm, 2nd Monday, Chippewa Falls, 737 Herbert Street Sept. to May
Coulee Rock Club of LaCrosse
LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Bulletin: The Pebble Pusher
Meeting: 5:30 pm, 1st Wednesday, Lang Conference Rm, Mayo Health System
Glacial Drifters Geologic Society
Plymouth, Wisconsin

Bulletin: The Terminus Lobe
Meeting: 6 p.m., 1st Tuesday, Community Bank & Trust
Website: glacialdrifters.com
Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society Marshfield & Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Bulletin: Rockhound News
E-mail: kelman@tznet.com
Website: www.fromtherockroom.com
Meeting: 7 pm, 2nd Thursay (May & Oct.), Aquila Resources, Inc. 4613-A Camp Phillips Rd. Schofield; ( Jan - April; Sept. Nov.) Park Lodge, 224 Park Ave, Junction City
Indianhead Gem and Mineral Club
Luck, Wisconsin

Meeting: 6:30 p.m. 1st Monday, Luck Senior Center
Kettle Moraine Geological Society
Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Bulletin: Kettle Krier
Website: Kettle Moraine Geological Society
Meeting: 6:30 pm, 3rd Wednesday, (except Jun-Aug), Pewaukee Public Library, 210 Main St
Wisconsin Geological Society
Greater Milwaukee Area, Wisconsin

Bulletin: The Trilobite
E-mail: rockslover@aol.com
Website: www.wisgeologicalsociety.com
Meeting: 7 pm, 2nd Monday, Sept-June, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, 1260 S 117th St
Lakeland Gem Club, Ltd
Bulletin: Born to Rock
Website: www.Lakelandgemclub.com
Meeting: 6:30 pm, 4th Tuesday, Minocqua Church of the Pines
Madison Gem & Mineral Club
Madison, Wisconsin

Bulletin: The Agateer
Website: www.madisonrockclub.org
Meeting: 7 pm, 4th Tuesday, Weeks Hall Rm A820, Univ of Wisconsin, 1215 W Dayton St
Neville Public Museum Geology Club
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Bulletin: The Rock Tablet
Meeting: 7 pm, 4th Wednesday, Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place
Northwestern Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society
Barron, Wisconsin

Bulletin: Rough N' Tumbled Times
Meeting: 7 p.m. Youth; 7:30 pm, 3rd Tuesday, (Except Jan-Feb), Old Barron County Courthouse
Oshkosh Earth Science Club
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Bulletin: The Quarrier
Website: http://oesclub.org
Meeting: 6:30 pm, 1st Monday, Evergreen Retirement Community, 1130 N Westfield St
Racine Geological Society
Racine, Wisconsin

Bulletin: The Hammer
Website: rgs-wi.tripod.com
Meeting: 7 PM, 2nd Thursday, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 4701 Erie St.
Rock River Valley Geological Society
Johnson Creek, Wisconsin

Meeting: 7 PM, 1st Thursday, Johnson Creek Library, 125 Lincoln St
Metal Detecting Club Chippewa Falls
Three Seasons Treasure Hunting Club
Kenneth W Briggs,
1010 Front St,
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Website: threeseasonstreasurehunters.com
Metal Detecting Club Green Bay
Titletown Treasure Seekers
Mark Brodhagen,
2069 Hillside Lane
Green Bay, WI 54302
(920) 391-1515
Metal Detecting Club Hancock
MidState Metal Detector Club - Stevens Point
Steven Miller,
N3091 CTY RD B
Hancock, WI 54943
715-572-1845
Metal Detecting Club Madison
Four Lakes Metal Detector Club
PO Box 3424
Madison, WI 53704

Gold Panning in Wyoming Prospecting Clubs, Camping, Gem Hunting & Metal Detector Adventures: Back to Top!
Gold was discovered at the South Pass-Atlantic City-Sweetwater district in present Fremont County in 1842. The placers were worked intermittently until 1867, when the first important gold vein was discovered, and prospectors and miners rushed to the area.. The towns of South Pass City, Atlantic City, and Miner's Delight catered to the miners. The district was nearly deserted by 1875, and was worked only intermittently afterward. Total gold production was about 300 thousand troy ounces (9.3 tonnes). In 1962, the district became the site of a major iron mine.
GPAA Casper Chapter
Casper, Wyoming
Email:wooddoctor4@msn.com
Phone: 307-234-0244
GPAA Big Horn Basin Chapter
Powell, Wyoming
Phone: 307-899-3702
GPAA N. E. Wyoming Chapter
Gillette, WY
Email:wmkocher5@yahoo.com
Phone: 307-682-7055
GPAA Sheridan Chapter
Sheridan, WY
Phone: 307-683-2821
GPAA Cheyenne Chapter
Cheyenne, WY
Web:www.cheyennegpaa.com
Phone: 307-220-8751
Cheyenne Wyoming
Cheyenne Gem and Mineral Society
Meetings: United Electrical Workers Union Office 2nd Wednesday at 7:00PM Pres: Donna Durako; 502 W. Riding Club Rd. Cheyenne WY 82009;
Torrington Wyoming
Rex Young Rock Club
Meetings: Second Wednesday 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center in Torrington. Pres: Kim Nielson 504 Leisure Lane Scottsbluff NE 69361.
Riverton Wyoming
Riverton Gem & Mineral Society
P.O. Box 1904 Riverton WY 82501. Meetings: 2nd Monday 7 p.m. Riverton Senior Center 302 E. Lincoln except June July August.
Powell Wyoming
Shoshone Rock Club
Contact: PO Box 256 Powell WYO 82435. Lynn Neale 307-754-3285, email: jljewelry@yahoo.com.
Pres: Art Shatz 814 Hwy 32 Powell WY 82435 307-548-7258 momshatz@hotmail.com