Gold Prospecting Clubs - State Directory

Joining a gold prospecting club is a great way to learn how to find gold as well as meet fellow gold prospectors in your area. This directory includes clubs and associations that are focused on mining that elusive yellow metal...GOLD! If you know of a club that should be included here, please shoot us an email and we would be more than happy to add it to the list.


GPAA Northern Alabama Chapter Contact: Bill Lambeth (334)864-8197


Alaska Miners Association 121 W. Fireweed Ln. Suite 120 Anchorage, AK 99503 (907)563-9229

GPAA Anchorage Chapter President – Tom Ireland (907)317-9872

GPAA Fairbanks Chapter Contact: Craig Smith (907)456-1994

GPAA Kenai Chapter President – Joe Demaree (907)283-7808

Alaska Treasure Seekers Society 4311 N Dartmoor St. Wasilla, AK 99654 President – Mike Gibson (907)376-1176


Arizona Association of Gold Prospectors Based in Phoenix, Arizona (623)934-6882

Desert Gold Diggers Based in Tucson, Arizona

Gold Prospectors Association of Phoenix (480)368-2664

Gold Prospectors Association of Tucson

Huachuca Prospectors Association Based in Sierra Vista, AZ (520)378-3294

Havasu Gold Seekers Based in Lake Havasu City, AZ President – Bill Carlson (928)727-2642

Mohave Prospectors Association PO BOX 6446, Kingman, AZ 86402

RoadRunner Prospectors Club 2744 W. Osborn Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017 (602)274-2521

Superstition Mountain Treasure Hunters 2204 West Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85217 (480)983-7584

GPAA Colorado River Chapter Contact: Angel Lund (760)627-4027

GPAA Prescott Valley Chapter Contact: Bobby Shearon (928)775-2506

GPAA White Mountain Chapter Based in Lakeside, AZ Contact: Ron Ream (928)242-2310


GPAA Ozarks Chapter Based in Fayetteville, AR Contact: Tony Barnhill (479)871-1287


The New 49ers Based in Happy Camp, CA

Coarsegold Gold Prospectors Based in Coarsegold, CA Contact: (559)580-7852

Mother Lode Goldhounds Based in Forest Hill, CA (530)367-2891

Prospectors Club of Southern California Membership Chairman: Ron Wray (562)633-8681

Orange County 49ers Based in Orange, CA

GPAA Bakersfield, California Golden Valley Prospectors Contact: Adolph Lostaunau (661)586-5395

GPAA Brea, California Route 66 Gold Miners Contact: Max Maxilom (626)488-9310

GPAA Chico Chapter Contact: Mark Thompson (530)520-5134

East Bay GPAA Based in Concord, CA Contact: Brian Ramos (925)603-3271

Central Valley Prospectors Based in Fresno, California Contact: Nancy Roberts (559)681-5144

GPAA Hemet, CA Chapter Contact: Arnold Shields (951)544-0145

Inland Empire Prospectors GPAA Rialto, CA Chapter Contact: Dale Wahlfeldt (909)437-2765

GPAA Mariposa Chapter Contact: Jon Youngblood (209)742-4907

Central Coast Gold Prospectors Based in San Miguel, CA Contact: David Fauset (805)610-5223

Nor-Cal Gold Prospectors Based in Bella Vista, CA Contact: J.R. Brandvold (530)356-9389

River City Prospectors Sacramento Chapter GPAA Contact: Jim Hutchings (530)367-5108

San Diego Treasure Seekers Contact: Chester Nowicki (760)747-1165

GPAA San Jose Chapter Contact: Mike Phillips (408)595-9121

Delta Gold Diggers Contact: Robert Guardiola (209)606-0085


Gold Prospectors of the Rockies Based in Lakewood, CO Contact: James Long (303)452-6087

GPAA Colorado Springs Chapter Ron Woods (719)597-6104

High Plains Prospectors Based in Denver, CO

GPAA Durango Chapter Contact: Toby Walker (970)946-1774

The Foothills Prospectors GPAA Golden, Colorado Chapter President: Joe Johnston (303)696-6950

Grand Junction Gold Prospectors Grand Junction, Colorado GPAA Chapter

Western Slope GPAA Chapter Based in Olathe, CO Contact: Marlin Littlefield (970)399-7557


Nutmeg Prospectors Based in Danielson, Connecticut


GPAA Suwannee Chapter Contact: Gerda Godwin (386)496-1280 Based in Branford, FL

GPAA Orlando Chapter Contact: Thomas Davis (407)625-6926


Weekend Gold Miners Based in Dahlonega, Georgia

Southern Gold Miners Association Based in Buchanan, Georgia Contact: Alan McCary (770)927-7787

GPAA Augusta Chapter Contact: Charles Lott (706)631-7753


GPAA Iowa Chapter Contact: Jerry Rhan (641)485-4716


GPAA Idaho Chapters Nampa, Snake River, and Carabou Chapters

Idaho Gold Prospectors Association President: Brenda Pisca (208)906-4836


Northeast Illinois Chapter Based in Alsip, IL Contact: Chris Stuewe (708)473-4690

Central Illinois Prospectors Jacksonville GPAA Chapter Contact: Edward Long (217)245-1465

Rock Island GPAA Chapter Contact: Benjamin Nicholson (309)368-9741


Southern Indiana Gold Prospectors Based in Brown County

GPAA Greensburg Chapter Contact: Jim McIntyre (812)614-3477

GPAA Gatesville Chapter Contact: Edward Romine (812)736-1375


GPAA Kansas Chapter Based in Wichita, KS


GPAA Central Louisiana Chapter Contact: Thomas Coughlin (318)259-4453


GPAA Massachusetts Chapter Contact: Timothy English (413)695-0809


GPAA Maryland Chapter Based in Frederick, Maryland Contact: Jody Francisco (


GPAA Maine Chapter Contact: Phillip Moulton (207)660-7563


Michigan GPAA Chapter Based in Cadillac, MI Contact: Bob Bednarick (231)920-9439


Big Lake Chapter Based in Waseca, MN Contact: John Wilkus (507)835-2761

Twin Cities Prospectors Based in Stillwater, MN Contact: Robin Stiller (651)592-4061


St. Joseph Chapter GPAA Contact: Melvin Atlis (816)628-5493

St. Louis Chapter GPAA Contact: Jim Wilson (618)974-9857

Show Me Gold Prospectors Based in Smithville, MO


GPAA South Mississippi Chapter Based in Biloxi, MS


Northwest Montana Gold Prospectors President: Dale Evans (406)291-5610

GPAA Headwaters Chapter Based in Harrison, Montana

South Central Montana Prospectors Based in Billings, MT

Central Montana Prospectors Based in Great Falls, MT

GPAA Blackfoot River Chapter Based in Lincoln, MT Contact Bob Rosteck (406)453-9050


New Jersey Gold and Treasure Hunters Based in Clark, NJ


Gold Prospectors Association of New Mexico Based in Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico Gold Prospectors Based in Alamogordo, NM Contact Albert Sims (575)545-4641

GPAA Demings NM Chapter Contact: Russ Schumacher (575)545-4641

New Mexico Gold Miners Association 3900 Delamar Albuquerque, NM 87110


Comstock Gold Prospectors Based in Reno, NV

GPAA Las Vegas Chapter Contact: Deanna Costen (702)452-1049

Northern Nevada GPAA Based in Reno, NV

Gold Searchers of Southern Nevada President: Ian Thaler (

Nye County Gold Seekers President: “Griz” Burker (775)513-8089


WNY Gold Prospectors Based in Western New York

GPAA New York Chapter Contact: Danny Miller (607)524-8401


Gold Prospectors of North Carolina

Triad Gold Prospectors GPAA Greensboro Chapter, Contact Robert Way

GPAA Matthews NC Chapter Contact: Glenn Coleman (704)299-2808


North Dakota Prospectors Association Based in Bismarck, ND


Ohio State Prospectors Association

Buckeye Chapter GPAA Based in Belleville, OH

Southern Ohio Tri-State Chapter Based in Lucasville, OH Contact Harold Walters (740)687-1184


GPAA Oklahoma Chapter Contact Mike Pung (405)650-0542


Eastern Oregon Mining Association Based in Baker City, OR

Waldo Mining District Based in Southwest Oregon President: Tom Kitchar (

North Bend Prospectors President: Bob Baldwin (541)269-7370

Mid-Valley Prospectors Based in Brownsville, OR Contact: Wendy Houtz (541)990-6214

GPAA Klamath Falls Chapter Contact: James Simington (541)851-0374

Portland Gold Prospectors

Douglas County Prospectors Based in Roseburg, OR Contact Walt Evans (541)459-3489


GPAA Mason Dixon Chapter Based in New Oxford, PA Contact: Gale Livelsberger (717)817-7569

GPAA Bald Eagle Chapter Based in Port Matilda, PA Contact Robert Seager (717)935-5384

GPAA Delaware Valley Chapter Based in Bethlehem, PA

GPAA Allegheny Chapter


Oconee Prospectors Based in Liberty, SC Contact Dan Crawford (864)843-6729

Simpsonville, SC GPAA Chapter Contact: Wayne Schook (864)963-0821


GPAA Coker Creek Chapter Based in Turtletown, TN

Sugartree Prospectors Based in Sugartree, TN


GPAA El Paso Chapter

GPAA North Central TX Chapter Based in Granbury, TX Contact: John Hammons (817)905-2417

Northeast Prospectors Based in Greenville, TX Contact Don Brisendine (903)725-7960

GPAA Round Rock Chapter Based in Austin, TX

GPAA Wichita Falls Chapter Based in Wichita Falls, TX


Utah Gold Prospectors Club President: Phil Yadanza (801)965-1662

Northern Utah Prospectors Association Based in Ogden, Utah


GPAA Virginia Chapter Based in Hillsville, VA Contact Bill Humble (276)251-2198

Central Virginia Gold Prospectors President: Jack Wyatt (


Bedrock Prospectors Club President: Richard Holcomb (253)359-5890

GPAA Everett Chapter Based in Everett, WA

Western Washington Prospectors Based in Port Orchard, WA


Wisconsin Prospectors

Greenbush Chapter GPAA Based in Plymouth, WI

Wausau Prospectors Based in Stevens Point, WI


Central West Virginia GPAA Chapter Based in Craigsville, WV Contact: John Pickens (304)265-0565

GPAA Mountaineer Chapter Based in New Haven, WV Contact: Jeff Jeffers (304)275-0832

West Virginia Gold Seekers Based in Nitro, WV

West Virginia Gold Nuggets Based in Smithville, WV Contact: Bob Whitcomb (304)477-3927


GPAA Casper Wyoming Chapter

GPAA Cheyenne Wyoming Chapter Contact Kenneth Siders (307)514-0033

GPAA Northeast Wyoming Chapter Based in Gillette, WY Contact: Bill Kocher (307)682-7055

Big Horn GPAA Chapter Based in Story, WY Contact: Ed Kline (307)683-2821