COLD GOLD 2019 

New Year's Day Dig

​11 am to 4 pm

Location TBA

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.

Central MD GPAA Officers

Volunteers needed, contact an officer

President               Scott Sprague
Vice President      Chuck Thompson
Secretary              open
Treasurer             Bruce Custer
Board Member     Dave Deryke
Board member     Randy Mertz



Dec. 14th  6th annual holiday Dinner and Empty poke Exchange!

Join us for our biggest night of the year!  More details to follow.

Jan. 25th at 8 pm
bedrock and beyond 

busting bedrock and tips to  increase your chances while crevicing.

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Gold Demos, Outings and More!!!


2019 Meeting Dates, Times and Topics


  • January 25th - 8 pm*  Bedrock Busting and Beyond! 

  • February 8th - 8 pm TBA

  • March 1st - 8 pm*  Panning for Presentations and Fine Gold Recovery Methods, Equipment and Techniques

  • April 12th - 8 pm  TBA 

  • May 10th - 8 pm*  TBA

  • June 14th - 8 pm  Recovering Gold From Circuit Boards

  • July 12th - 8 pm  Small Scale Rock Crushing

  • August 9th - 8 pm  TBA

  • September 13th - 8 pm*  TBA

  • October 11th - 8 pm TBA

  • November 8th - 8 pm*  TBA

  • December 13th - 7 pm Holiday Dinner & Fundraiser

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

Meeting Location

  • January 1st - Cold Gold 2019 - Group Outing

  • January 12th - Boy Scouts Klondike Derby  

  • February - TBA 

  • March 16th & 17th - 55th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

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

  • May 19th-  Group Dig - Location TBA

  • June - TBA 

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

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

  • Dec. 13th - Holiday Social and Empty Poke Exchange

Smithsonian Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals

December 8th

​10 am (meet at 9:45 am)

Museum of Natural History

Nov. 9th at 8 pm
making the most of your membership!

Member benefits and Mining Guide

Coming up soon!