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


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

Always Fun and Free!!!

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.

Coming up soon!

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Meeting Location

54th Annual GLMSMC Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 

March 17-18

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

​VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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!

Gold Demos, Outings and More!!!

Free Gold friday!!!

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

54th Annual GLMSMC Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 

March 17-18

​VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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!

  • January 13th - Boy Scouts Klondike Derby  

  • February - TBA Smithsonian Trip

  • March 17th & 18th - 54th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

  • May - C&O Canal Pride Days Spring Clean Up 

  • May -  Gillis Falls Gold Festival at Salt Box Park

  • June - TBA Group Dig

  • Sept. - Gold Rush Days at Swank Claim, Belleville OH

  • Sept. -  Fishing for Fossils at Calvert Cliffs State Park

  • Dec. 14th - Holiday Social and Potluck


2018 Meeting Dates, Times and Topics


  • January 19th - 8 pm*  Desert Prospecting and Drywashing 

  • February 9th - 8 pm Small Scale Rock Crushing - Gold Ores

  • March 2nd - 8 pm*  Panning Perfection-Club Demo Training 

  • April 13th - 8 pm  Recovering Gold from Circuit Boards 

  • May 11th - 8 pm*  Maryland Gold History

  • June 8th - 8 pm  TBA

  • July 13th - 8 pm  TBA

  • August 10th - 8 pm  Metal Detecting 101

  • September 14th - 8 pm*  TBA

  • October 12th - 8 pm  TBA

  • November 9th - 8 pm*  TBA

  • December 14th - 7 pm Holiday Social & Potluck

*Board Meeting prior to regular meeting- Open to the public 6:30 pm