Coming up soon!

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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Community Functions

Find the Central Maryland GPAA booth at your next festival, fair or community gathering.  We often participate in local events where we set up our "hands on" gold panning station for the kids and adults alike.  With local, historical photos, location information and displays of real Maryland Gold, we help to educate the general public about the age old joys of prospecting the mineral resources right under their feet.  If you haven't seen our booth at an event near you, suggest it!

Educational Outreach

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 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


Everything comes from something and that something is the Earth. Introducing children to prospecting and rock hounding offers an interesting, educational  platform to teach them about minerals, natural resources, conservation and much, much more.  
The things around us that aren't grown, are usually mined and it all began with discovery through prospecting.  Imagine the discoveries you can make with your child while exploring the great outdoors, right in your own neighborhood.

Inspire learning!

54th Annual GLMSMC Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 

March 17-18

Montgomery County Fairgrounds


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!