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Friday, February 01 2019
Did you know... there is actually more gold still out there waiting to be found today than the old-timers ever gold showrecovered way back in the 1800s gold rush era? And did you also know that attending a GPAA Gold and Treasure Show (Gold Prospector's Association of America) is a great place to get started on your modern day treasure hunt?!
Browse the show floor to find dozens of leading worldwide manufactures and local vendors demonstrating the latest and greatest gold mining and metal detecting equipment, attend free seminars, ask questions of the pros, and enter to win thousands of dollars in door prizes. Pick up a pan for the first time or hone your skills at the panning zone, where skilled instructors will help you recover gold, for free. Keep all the gold you find! 
Saturday show hours 10 am - 5 pm and Sundays 10 am - 4 pm in these cities:
  • Phoenix, AZ: March 2-3, Arizona Expo & State Fair
  • Fresno, CA: March 9-10, Fresno State Fairgrounds
  • Puyallup, WA: March 23-24, Washington State Fair Events Center
  • Portland, OR: March 30-31, Portland Expo Center
  • Denver, CO: April 13-14, National Western Complex
  • Ft Worth, TX: May 4-5, Will Rogers Memorial Center
Visit the GPAA website for more details and to buy your $5 adult tickets; kids 12 and under plus military and veterans with ID are FREE.  If you can, make a family road trip out of attending one or more of the  shows this spring. In addition to the show itself, each city has fun touristy things to do, and if you're a GPAA member, you can visit nearby mining claims.
Whether you’re a family with kids or a lone enthusiast, a GPAA Gold & Treasure Show is your one-stop-shop for all of your gold prospecting and treasure hunting wants and needs. By attending a show, you're sure to have a blast, meet interesting people, find new tools, and learn new tricks of the trade. All of that is enough to make you hollar Eureka!
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Posted by: Denise AT 06:00 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, January 29 2018
Make plans this spring to attend a Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA) Gold & Treasure Show! No matter your age or experience level, the expos offer something for everyone and provide the best opportunities to learn new skills, see product demos, and rub elbows with some of the most respected miners and metal detectorists in the business!

2018 gold show
Browse the show floor to find the latest and greatest gold mining and metal detecting equipment, attend free seminars, ask questions of the pros, and enter to win thousands of dollars in door prizes—metal detectors, sluice boxes, Gold Cube, and MORE! Also on the show floor are panning troughs for both kids and adults where you can learn new techniques— keep all the gold you find!

Saturday show hours 10 am - 5 pm and Sundays 10 am - 4 pm in these cities:

Tucson, AZ  February 17 & 18, 2018
Pomona, CA  February 24 & 25 
Ridgefield, WA March 24 & 25
Las Vegas, NV April 22 & 22
Boise, Idaho  May 5 & 6

Visit the GPAA website for details and to buy your $5 adult tickets online. Adult admission is $10 at the door; kids 12 and under are FREE and so are active duty military and veterans with ID.

Did you know... there is actually more gold to find today than the old-timers found way back in the 1800s gold rush era? Gold prospecting and treasure hunting has become a very popular and family oriented hobby, and these Gold and Treasure Shows are a great place to start in your search for that elusive shiny metal. See you there!

NOTE: Unfortunately, the ICMJ Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit usually held at the fairgrounds in Placerville, California has been cancelled for 2018. ICMJ is exploring other venues for April 2019.

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Posted by: Denise AT 03:15 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Sunday, January 29 2017

Make plans this spring to attend a GPAA Gold & Treasure Show! Whether young, old, or in the middle, the expos offer something for everyone and provide the best opportunities to learn new skills, see product demos, and rub elbows with some of the most respected miners and metal detectorists in the business!gold show

Browse the show floor to find the latest and greatest gold mining and metal detecting equipment, attend free seminars, ask questions of the pros, and enter to win thousands of dollars in door prizes—metal detectors, pans, sluice boxes and MORE!

Also on the show floor are panning troughs for both kids and adults where you can learn new techniques— and keep all the gold you find!

Saturday show hours 10 am - 5 pm and Sundays 10 am - 4 pm in these cities:

  • Pleasanton, CA  Feb 11-12, 2017
  • Phoenix, AZ  Mar 11-12
  • Puyallup, WA  Mar 18-19
  • Portland, OR  Mar 25-26
  • Las Vegas, NV  Apr 22-23

Visit the GPAA website for details and to buy your $5 adult tickets online ($10 adult admission at the door; kids 12 and under plus military and veterans with ID are free).

Did you know... there is actually more gold to find today than the old-timers found way back in the 1800s gold rush era? Gold prospecting and treasure hunting has become a very popular and family oriented hobby, and these Gold and Treasure Shows are a great place to start in your search for that elusive shiny metal. See you there!

GPAA Gold Shows

Posted by: Denise AT 05:45 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Saturday, October 01 2016

Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA) has announced its Fall 2016 schedule of Gold & Treasure Shows for Nashville, Dayton, and Concord! Whether you’re a newbie prospector or detectorist, or have been mining Gold & Treasure Show and metal detecting for years, these three shows offer a fun opportunity to rub elbows with some of the best in the business. In addition to browsing the show floor to find the latest and greatest equipment and supplies, meet Kevin Hoagland, host of Gold Trails.

Children 12 and under are FREE, so be sure to bring the kids and the whole family can pan for gold together—and keep all the gold you find! Adult pre-sale admission purchased online is $5 until the Friday before each show, or $10 at the door. Active military members and  veterans with ID are FREE. Saturday shows run 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm.

Thousands of dollars in door prizes are given away each day—detectors, pans, sluice boxes, you name it! All you have to do is show up and you could be leaving with a brand new piece of top of the line prospecting equipment. Mark your calendars for:

  • Nashville, TN  October 8-9
  • Dayton, OH  October 22-23
  • Concord, NC  October 29-30


Whether young, old, or somewhere in the middle, the shows offer something for everyone and provides the best opportunities to learn new skills, see product demos, and have some family fun!

Visit the GPAA website for more details and online registration. 

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Monday, January 04 2016

gold showIf you’ve been thinking that mining for gold, metal detecting, or rockhounding seem like exciting hobbies you and your family would like to start, or if you've been doing it for years and just want to find out what's new in the industry, then make plans this spring to attend a Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA) Gold & Treasure Show and/or the 2-day ICMJ Prospecting & Mining Summit.

Whether young, old, or somewhere in the middle, the shows offer something for everyone and provide the best opportunities to learnnew skills, see product demos, and rub elbows with some of the most respected miners and metal detectorists in the business!

GPAA Gold & Treasure Shows:  Browse the show floor to find the latest and greatest gold mining and metal detecting equipment, attend free seminars, ask questions of the pros, and enter to win thousands of dollars in door prizesmetal detectors, pans, sluice boxes and MORE!  In addition, spread out amongst the vendors, are panning troughs for both kids and adults where you can learn new techniques and keep all the gold you find!  Visit the GPAA website for details and to buy your $5 tickets online. Children 12 and under are free, as are active duty military and veterans with ID. Saturday shows run 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm.

February 20-21  Pomona, CA
February 27-28  Las Vegas, NV
March 12-13  Phoenix, AZ 
April 2-3  San Francisco, CA 
April 9-10  Portland, OR
April 16-17  Seattle, WA
June 11-12  Boise, Idaho
June 18-19 Denver, CO  

Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit April 16-17 in Placerville, CA: The Two-Day Summit features 20,000 square feet packed with the latest in mining and prospecting equipment & expert instruction from the writers and staff of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal. Learn everything from gold panning, basic prospecting and metal detecting, up to advanced gold recovery and small operations. On Sunday, kids can participate in a FREE scavenger hunt to earn prizes. In addition to the Summit, two extra days of hands-on training are available to subscribers of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal. Hands-on classes fill up FAST, so register early!

On April 15 a full placer operation will be up and running on a private mining property near Iowa HIll, approximately 2 hours northeast of Placerville, so attendees can see first-hand how the process works for only $20. You will have the opportunity to pan, power sluice (highbank) and metal detect for gold.

April 18 features an introduction to underground (lode) mining class located on private mining property near Foresthill, approximately 1.5 hours northeast of Placerville. This $35 class will focus on mining methods, explosives, hardrock mining (ore body blocking, assays, mill flow), timbering, exploration, types of gold deposits and processing. Click here for all the details of the 2-Day Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit and the Hands-On Training classes.

Mark your calendars and we'll see you there!

Posted by: Denise AT 03:55 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Wednesday, January 21 2015

Gold ShowIf you've not yet attended a GPAA (Gold Prospectors Association of America) Gold & Treasure Show, the coming months provide an opportunity to rub elbows with some of the best prospectors and manufacturers in the business! Browse the show floor to find the latest and greatest gold mining and metal detecting equipment, see product demos, attend free seminars, ask questions of the pros, and enter to win door prizes. Weekend shows run 10 am - 4 pm. Presale admission is $5 by registering online or $10 at the door.

Mark your calendars for these dates and cities:

  • February 7-8  Pomona Fairplex in Pomona CA
  • February 28-March 1  Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, AZ
  • March 7-8  San Joaquin Fair in Stockton, CA
  • March 28-29  Portland Expo Center in  Portland, OR
  • April 11-12  Western Idaho Fair in Boise, ID
  • April 25-26  South Point Casino in Las Vegas, NV
  • May 16-17  National Western Complex in Denver, CO
  • May 30-31  Metrolina Tradeshow Expo in Charlotte, NC
  • June 6-7  Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, TN

Visit the GPAA website for more details and online registration. See you there!

Posted by: Denise AT 06:00 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Wednesday, January 01 2014

Mark your calendars to attend a Gold Show in 2014!

Gold and Treasure Expos sponsored by the Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA) are open to the public. Admission is $5 for adults; free for kids under 12. Each paid attendee will receive a 14 inch GPAA Gold Catcher Gold Pan and a copy of Gold Prospectors, the GPAA’s national magazine. Also, the first 100 paid attendees will receive a free vial of real gold!
 

2014 Gold Show Schedule
Jan. 18-19:  Mesa Convention Center
263 N Center St,
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 644-2178

Jan. 31-Feb. 1: Douglas County Fairgrounds Complex

2110 Frear St.
Roseburg, OR 97471

(541) 957-7010

Feb. 22-23: Fresno Fair Grounds
1121 S Chance Ave, Fresno, CA 93702
(559) 650-3247

April 12-13:  Antelope Valley Fairgrounds
2551 W Avenue H

Lancaster, CA 93536

(661) 206-0427

April 26-27:  South Point Hotel & Casino

9777 Las Vegas Blvd.

South Las Vegas, NV

(866) 796-7111

May 10-11:  Puyallup Fair and Events Center

110 9th Ave. SW

Puyallup, WA 98371

(253) 845-1771

Get more information and pre-register here for any of the Spring 2014 GPAA Gold and Treasure Expos.

 

ALSO MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the...

2014 Gold Prospecting & Mining Summit
April 5 & 6, 2014

Eldorado County Fairgrounds
Placerville, California
10am - 5pm, Sat. April 5 and 10am - 4pm, Sun, April 6

After a hiatus last year, this Summit returns to the Eldorado County Fairgrounds and features 80 booths with the latest in prospecting and mining equipment. Sponsored by ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal, a team of writers and experts will be on hand to provide you with the information you need to succeed at gold prospecting and gold mining.

Lecture topics include:

  • Basic Gold Prospecting Techniques
  • Current Regulations
  • Staking and Holding Mining Claims
  • Setting Up A Placer Operation
  • Mineral Identification
  • Detecting for Gold
  • More!

And back by popular demand... Two Additional Days of Hands-on Training! Admission is $5 at the door. Fairgrounds charges $5 parking per day. No pre-registration required for the Mining Summit, but pre- registration is a good idea for the Hands-on Training classes. Click here for lecture topics, schedule, and more info

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