The Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA) was founded in 1968 to preserve and promote the great heritage of the North American Prospector. The GPAA was also dedicated to providing a platform for the exchange of information, presenting an organized voice for small scale miners and professional prospectors and helping it's members find more gold.
Western Washington Chapter of GPAA usually meets the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Elim Lutheran Church in Port Orchard, WA at 1:00 pm. We are a non-Profit organization started in September 2007 to promote small scale prospecting, to enhance our mining skills, raise the level of public awareness and knowledge about gold prospecting and mineral resources. At our meetings, we conduct club business, have speakers relating to gold prospecting and other outdoor activities, demonstrations of prospecting equipment and techniques.