Our mission is to educate, inform and inspire the general public about recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection in our area and around the globe.
The Central Maryland GPAA is dedicated to providing environmental education in the area of recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection by providing hands on activities, educational outings and exploratory hikes for the general public, youth groups and other organizations.
Join us for a Potluck Dinner and all of the usual holiday shenanigans including an empty poke exchange! (white elephan gift)
Everyone attending a monthly meeting has the opportunity of leaving with a nice picker!
Our vision is to give prospectors, rockhounds and mineral enthusiasts a place to gather and share their experiences while educating others about the importance of mineral extraction and creating a public awareness of ethical prospecting and collection methods.
The Central Maryland GPAA was established in 2012 as an official chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America and is operated by Central Maryland Gold Prospectors, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.
Volunteers needed, contact an officer
Learn to smelt ore concentrates, melt pure metals and separate base metals using a Kwik Kiln
Join us for tales from the Mokelumne River as our members share their recent adventures!