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World Prospecting Clubs


Featured Club:

Golden Caribou Mining Club


South African Gold Panning Association
PO Box 1316
Barberton 1300 South Africa
Phone: +13 7199681

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Australian Goldfields Prospectors Forum

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

Brisbane Prospecting Club
Brisbane, Australia
Contact: Danny Van der Walle

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

Sydney Electronic Prospecting Club Inc.
PO Box 488
Miranda, NSW, 2228
Sydney, Australia

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Alberta Gold Prospectors Association
920 Canna Cresent S.W.
Calgary, AB. T2W 1N9
Contact: Pat Walker

Boundary Mining Assoc. contact: Terry Pidwerbeskiph# 250-442-5890 Email:

British Columbia Placer Miners Association (BCPMA)
c/o Cal Olsson

11391 Okanagan Centre. Rd.
E., Winfield BC, V4V 1G7
Contact: Cal Olsson
Ph: 1-250-766-4071
Contact: Merv Lewis
E-Mail: or

Cariboo Mining Assoc.
Box 4184
Quesnel BC
V2J 3J3
Contact President Chris Winther at
E-mail Address:
Phone: 250-992-8568

Edmonton Gold Prospectors Association
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Contact: Marty Yanishewski

Klondike Placer Miners' Association
3151 B Third Avenue,
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 1G1
Ph: 867-667-2267 or Fax: 867-668-7127

Northern Prospectors Association
Contact: Mike Leahy

Canadian Rocky Mountain Gold Prospecting and Camping Club
Nuggets Unlimited
406-1240 12th Ave. S.W.
Calgary, Alberta Canada T3C 0P3
Contact: Terry West
1-403-245-6455 or fax: 1-403-263-7619

Ontario Prospectors Association
1000 Alloy Drive
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 6A5
Contact: Garry Clark (Chairman of the OPA)
Tel: (807)622-3284 or Fax: (807)622-4156

Vancouver Island Placer Miners Association
2785 Sooke Rd.
Victoria, B.C. Canada V9B 1Y8
Contact: Bruce Chaytor
1-250-478-9303 or fax: 1-250-478-9274

Vernon Placer Miner's Assiciation
PO Box 1691
Vernon B.C. Canada V1T 8C3
Contact: Sherie LaValey at
Phone: 1-250-542-0494

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

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Gold Museum
Mr. Kauko Launonen
99695 Tankavaara

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Bienvenue sur le site de la Fédération Française d'Orpaillage

Gold digger in France
Handbook of the Gold digger, Gold washer, on line, Gold bearing zones of France and much more.
Has english translation. NEAT SITE!! Select a block of text then paste it into the translator on the site!!!

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

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

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

German Gold Panning Association
KIrchgasse 25
95497 Goldkronach

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

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Associazione Biellese Cercatori d'Oro (ABCDORO)
Biella Gold Prospectors' Association
Piazza Mazzini n.54
13872 BORRIANA (BI) Italy
E-Mail: unavailable
Biella Gold Panner's Association (North Western Italy - Piedmont Region).

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

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

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Guld Graevarnas Foerening (GGF)
Mr. Lars Guldstrom
Adelfors, 570 15 Holsbybrunn
Phone: Int'l + 46 383 460 110 or fax: Int'l +46 383 460 109
This site is bilingual.

Svenska guldvaskarfoereningen
Moraenvaegen 26
S-13651 Haninge
Contact: Johnny Hagberg, President

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Swiss Gold Prospectors Association, The
Schweizerische Goldwdschervereinigung
(They have an English version of their page)
Peter Pfander
Schwanden 32
3054 Sch|pfen

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United Kingdom

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

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United States of America


Arizona Association of Gold Prospectors, PO Box 35281, Phoenix, AZ 85069-5281; (623) 934-6882;

Arizona Prospectors Association, 4945 W Monte Cristo Ave, Glendale, AZ 85306;

Arizona Small Miners Association, (520) 398-9729

Detectors Unlimited, 3634 S Barrow Pl, Tucson, AZ, 85730; (520)584-8161; email

Gold, Rock & Gem Adventures, PO Box 26333, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312; (877) 588-3377

Roadrunners Prospectors' Club, PO Box 56804, Phoenix, AZ 85079; (602) 274-2521

Superstition Mountain Treasure Hunters Club, 940 West Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85220


Arkansas Treasure Hunters Club


East Bay Prospectors San Francisco Area

First Class Miners, PO Box 2127, Yucca Valley, CA 92286

Golden Caribou Mining Association
, PO Box 300, Belden, CA 95915; (530) 283-5141

Gold Prospectors and Treasure Hunters of America (2 Claims in Nor Cal Trinity Area) 1-888-547-9881

Mother Lode Goldhounds, PO Box 149, Foresthill, CA, 95631; (530)367-2891 e-mail:

The New 49'ers, 27 Davis Road, Happy Camp, CA 96039 (530) 493-2012

The Northern Mining Council, PO Box 515, Downieville, CA 95936; email

Orange County 49er's, PO Box 781, Midway City , CA, 92655

Prospectors of Southern California, 224 N Circle Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776; (626) 284-4320

Prospectors Club of Southern California, 5825 Rowland Ave, Temple City, CA 91780

Rought 66 Gold Miners, Orange, CA

Santa Clara Miners Association, P0 Box 2861, Sunnyvale, CA, 94087

San Fernando Valley Gold Prospectors

San Francisco Area East Bay Prospectors

Santa Rosa Gold Diggers, 903 Santa Barbara Dr., Santa Rosa, CA, 95404

Shasta Miners & Prospectors, PO Box 720084, Redding, CA 96099

Southern California Mining Council, (310) 474-9705, Fax (310) 470-4421 email or email

Southwest Prospectors & Miners Association, PO Box 904, La Mesa, CA 91944-0904; (619) 486-9161

Temecula Valley Prospectors Temecula, CA (951) 907-0774

Treasure Seekers of San Diego President Chester Nowicki (760)747-1165
Meets 1st Wed. Monthly @ 6:30 in Escondido CA

United Prospectors, PO Box 757, Foresthill, CA, 95631

West End Prospectors Club, PO Box 834, Fontana, CA, 92335; email

West Coast Prospectors & Treasure Hunters Association, PO Box 2706, Orange, CA, 92669

Western Mining Council, 874 North Beverly Glen Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90077-3104; (310) 474-9705, fax: (310) 470-4421; email

Woodland Hills Rock Chippers

Vally Prospectors, PO Box 2923, San Bernardino, CA 92406; (909) 884-7060


Colorado Prospector Club

Foothills Prospectors: Golden Colorado

The Durango Diggers: Durango, CO

Gold Prospectors of the Rockies, PO Box 621988, Littleton, CO 80162-1988

Rocky Mountain Prospectors & Treasure Hunters Club, PO Box 1483, Laporte, CO 80535


Georgia Gold Prospectors Association, 4934 Pickys Hollow, Acworth, GA 30102; (770) 529-7598, Fax (770) 529-3253; email

Weekend Goldminers, PO Box 910, Dahlonega, GA 30533


Gold Prospectors and Treasure Hunters of America (1 Claim in Idaho at this time) 1-888-547-9881

Miners Inc, PO Box 1301, Riggins, ID 83549

Northwest Gold Prospectors, PO Box 1736, Hayden Lake, ID 83835 email


ACTS (Association of Christian Treasure Seekers), (Keithville) (318) 925-2884; email


Maine Gold Prospectors: (207) 582-2677


Minnesota Gold Prospectors, PO Box 23, Waseca, MN 56093


Montana Gold Prospectors, PO Box 133, Olney, MT 59927

Montanans for Multiple Use, PO Box 3050, Columbia Falls, MT 59912

Northwest Montana Gold Prospectors, PO Box 3242, Columbia Falls, MT 59912


Comstock Gold Prospectors Club, PO Box 20781, Reno, NV 89515

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

Silver State Detecting Club, 315 Claremont, Reno, NV 89502

New Hampshire

Northeast Recreational Gold Miners Association, PO Box 223, Jaffery, NH 03452

Recreational Detecting and Prospecting Club, 26 S Main St, Concord, NH 03301; (603) 224-5909; email

Yankee Gold Panner's Association, c/o Tom Patton, Pres., 14 Vernon St, Keene, NH 03431

New Mexico

Albuquerque Metal Detector Association

GPANM (Gold Prospectors Association of New Mexico) Albuqerque Club: Meetings third Thursday each month 6:30pm Info Line: (505)898-5508

New York

Putnam / Westchester Metal Detectorists & Archaeological Society


Ohio Buckeye Chapter of GPAA


Bohemia Mine Owners Association, PO Box 421, Cottage Grove, OR 97424; email or email

Douglas County Prospectors Association [DCPA], 444 Winchester PMB 12D, Roseburg OR 97470, 541-459-7647

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

Finders Keepers Treasure Club, 2071 NE Stephens Ste A-8, Roseburg, OR 97470; (503) 498-2523

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

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

Josephine County Sourdoughs, 304 Woodlake Dr, Grants Pass, OR 97527

Millennium Diggers Club, 16205 SE Kreder Rd #58, Dayton, OR, 97114; (503) 864-4349

Northwest Mineral Prospectors, 13699 SE Malloy, Milwaukie, OR 97222

Oregon Independent Miners PO Box 399, Creswell, OR 97426; (541) 895-4343

Oregon Treasure Trail Society, PO Box 42545, Portland, OR 97242-0545; (503) 656-6778

Southwest Oregon Miners, 1320 Applegate Ave, Grants Pass, OR 97527

Western Mining Council (Linn County Chapter), 581 Lancaster Dr SE #121, Salem, OR 97301

Willamette Valley Miners, PO Box 13044, Salem, OR 97309


Gold Prospectors and Treasure Hunters of America (2 Properites in PA) 1-888-547-9881


Amarillo Prosprospectors & Treasure Hunters Association

Big Springs Prospectors Club, (915) 263-2987

El Paso Prospectors Club, (915) 877-3927; email

High Plains Diggers (Amarillo), (806) 381-8001

Odess Prospectors Club, (915) 728-3575; email

Austin Metal Detecting Club, (512) 243-1831; email

Central Texas Treasure club (Brownwood), (325) 646-1254; email

Cowtown Treasure Hunters Club (Fort Worth), (817) 488-0366; email

Cuero Metal Detecting Club, (512) 275-8865

East Fork Treasure Hunters Association, (972) 571-6811; email

East Texas Historical Research & Recovery Society (Nederland/Port Arthur), (409) 983-5118; email

East Texas Treasure Hunters Association (Longview), (903) 734-7682; email

El Paso GPAA Chapter

Exploration & Metal Detecting Society of Corpus Christi, (512) 937-1507; email

Rusk County Treasure Hunters Association, (903) 657-6741; email

San Antonio Area Metal Detecting Club, (210) 923-3832; email

Smith County Metal Detecting Association (Tyler), (903) 849-6910; email

Texas Council of Treasure Clubs

W.A.C.O. Treasure Club (WACO), (254) 662-5303; email

Worldwide Association of Treasure Seekers (903) 734-7773


Northern Utah Prospector's Association (Ogden), (801) 392-3257

Trail West Artifact Society, 370 N Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT 84404-4155; (801) 731-8970

Utah Gold Prospecting Club


Green Mountain Prospectors of Vermont


Springfield/Woodbridge Detectors Club, (703) 670-2207


Bedrock Prospectors, PO Box 425, Puyallup, WA 98371

North American Mining Association, PO Box 612, Renton, WA 98057; (425) 891-6375 email

North American Prospectors, PO Box 234, Chehalis, WA 98532

North Central Washington Prospectors, PO Box 5208, Wenatchee, WA 98807

Northwest Gold & Gem Prospectors, 2616 Bridgeport Way West, Tacoma, WA 98466

Northwest Mineral Prospectors, PO Box 1973, Vancouver, WA 98686

Washington Prospectors Mining Association, 10002 Aurora Ave N, Ste 1193, Seattle, WA 98133; (206) 784-6039

Washington Alliance of Miners & Prospectors, PO Box 1363, Monroe, WA 98272

No-Name Prospectors, PO Box 2872, Woodinville, WA 98072

Northwest Prospectors, 20902-67th Ave NE #343, Arlington, WA 98223

Cascade Treasure Club, 29216 39th Ave S, Auburn, WA 98001

Gold & Treasure Hunters Club, 2009 Iron St, Bellington, WA 98225

Hood Canal Detectorists Club, 161 NE Mahonia, Belfair, WA; (360) 275-3856

Metal Detecting Association of Washington, PO Box 2812, Silverdale, WA 98383; (360) 275 3856; email

Northwest Treasure Hunters Club, 7011 E Marietta, Spokane, WA 99212; (509) 796-2343.

Olympic Peninsula Treasure Hunters, 160 E Shady Valley Ln, Allyn, WA 98524; (360) 830-4709.

The Pilchuck Treasure Hunting Club, 18330 26th Dr SE, Bothell, WA 98012

Southeast Washington Treasure Hunters, 1320 Marshall, Richland, WA 99352. email


Wisconsin Prospectors, Milwaukee, WI, email

Midstate Metal Detecting Club, 8708 County Line Dr, Rosholt, WI 54473; (715) 677-3528, email


Wyoming Prospecting Association, PO Box 1269, Riverton, WY 82501pick and shovel border element