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

FEB. 9 th at 8 pm
Portable rock crusher and gold bearing ores 

bring your "crushables" and try out the new K and M Krusher!

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Can you dig it?

54th Annual GLMSMC Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 

March 17-18

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

​VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Central MD GPAA Officer Elections were held at our Jan 19th meeting. 


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

54th Annual GLMSMC Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 

March 17-18

​VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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.

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.

March 2nd at 8 pm
Perfect panning

learn and share different panning skills and techniques at our mock panning booth in preparation for the Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show!

Coming up soon!