Coming up soon!

July 13 th at 8 pm
Maryland Gold History

Join us for a peak into the history of Maryland Gold Mining! 

MAY 11 th at 8 pm
fINE gOLD rECOVERY 

see several of the top names in action! Gold Hog Multi Sluice, Gold Cube and Martin Prospecting.

Can you dig it?

Join in the fun at one of our group digs and learn where and how to find gold and other minerals right here in Maryland.  We have seasonal, group digs on private property, where you can find your own gold and become part of the growing community of prospectors that enjoy getting outdoors and meeting new friends while learning new techniques or refining old ones.  From first timers to seasoned "sourdoughs", there is something for everyone at these events.  Please check our website periodically  or subscribe to our newsletter for schedules and updates.

Group Digs and Outings

Maryland offers an abundance of exploration opportunities for prospectors, rockhounds and history buffs.  Come along on a Discovery Trip and learn about the gold rich history of the C&O Canal National Park or collect some of over 600 species of fossils and shark's teeth at Calvert Cliffs State Park.  Just a short drive away, we also have one of the world's largest collections of gems and minerals at Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History.  Have a trip in mind? Suggest it and we can all go together.

Discovery Trips

June 8 th at 8 pm
Alaska or Bust!

members share their stories and adventures about prospecting in Alaska. 

Free Gold friday!!!

Everyone attending a monthly meeting has the opportunity of leaving with a nice picker!

Did you know there is GOLD and other minerals in the creeks of Maryland?

Come out to one of our local events, a group dig, an overnight outing or attend a meeting and join the Central Maryland Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America as we explore Maryland's little known gold history and search for the lustrous yellow metal.

Atlantic Coast Gem and Mineral Expo at the Howard County Fairgrounds

Sept. 22nd and 23rd

Central MD GPAA Officers

Volunteers needed, contact an officer


President               Scott Sprague
Vice President      Chuck Thompson
Secretary              open
Treasurer             Bruce Custer

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