GPAA CLAIMS:

The GPAA, Gold Prospectors Association of America was formed in 1969 as a club for recreational prospectors.

It was formed by George and Wilma Massie, along with their two sons Perry and Tom. I am fortunate to have known them since the early days, and to have become a lifetime member of the organization over a quarter of a century ago. George and Wilma have since passed away, but their legacy continues strong today through their sons Perry and Tom.

The organization today has over 100 local chapters located in 34 states throughout our great nation. They produce the largest guide for gold, gem and treasure hunters that is available today. It is not for sale, but every Family Membership gets a copy. It is over 1” thick filled with maps and directions to over 250 claims in 24 states and Canada, including the Yukon Territory.

PLEASE REMEMBER when you are prospecting, the claim you are using is either on private or Federal land. If it is on private land, always respect the wishes of the land owner. If it is on Federal land, treat it as you would if it was your land, BECAUSE IT IS YOUR LAND.

Below you will see the number of local club chapters, and the number of claims that are listed for each state as of January 2008 in the GPAA CLAIMS CLUB MEMBERSHIP MINING GUIDE.

STATE: LOCAL CLUB CHAPTERS: (MINING CLAIMS):

Alabama 3 (3) – Alaska 2 (12) – Arizona 5 (45) – Arkansas 2 (17) – California 12 (72) – Colorado 4 (8) – Florida 3 (0) – Georgia 3 (4) – Idaho 5 (10) – Indiana 2 (2) – Iowa 1 (0) – Louisiana 1 (0) – Maine 1 (1) – Michigan 3 (1) – Minnesota 2 (0) – Missouri 1 (0) – Montana 4 (7) – Nevada 2 (4) – New Hampshire 0 (2) -New Mexico 0 (4) – New York 3 (0) – North Carolina 4 (13) – Ohio 2 (5) – Oklahoma 3 (0) – Oregon 3 (21) – Pennsylvania 6 (0) – South Carolina 4 (3) – South Dakota 1 (4) – Tennessee 3 (3) – Texas 7 (0) – Utah 1 (2) – Vermont 1 (4) – Virginia 2 (0) – Washington 1 (7) – Wisconsin 3 (0) – Wyoming 5 (4) CANADA 0 (10)

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