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Southwest Washington Gold Prospectors

All interested parties are invited to attend one of our monthly meetings. There will be opportunities to learn about prospecting laws, methods, and equipment as well as some hands-on practice. There also are outings to enjoy the pleasures of the out of doors and prospecting for gold. Become a member of one of the newest chapters of the Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA)

 No membership fees!

GPAA membership is not required to be a member

All memberships are individual; there is no age requirement to join in the fun!

Upcoming SWWGP  Meetings

Last Updated: May 2 2017

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Minnehaha Grange Hall No. 164

4905 NE St. Johns Road

Vancouver, WA

Meet: 2 pm

2nd Sunday EVERY month

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May 14

June 11

July 9

Come Join Us !!

Brand New! Double barrel Lot-O vibrating tumbler - sells for $299

$260 to members of the GPAA or SWWGP

CONTACT: Rick Beehler


  For additional duties and details or questions please contact Betty at:


AKAU Lodge in Nome, Alaska is looking for a cook from June 15 to Sept 2, 2017.

Home style cooking, 3 meals per day.

Temporary Job Opening

Nome, Alaska

(Read details below)

If you are a GPAA member and you would like to use the New online mining guide:

Go to Youtube and type in "How to use the new GPAA online mining guide"

After you have done that, Log into the GPAA web site.

It requires you to set up a password to gain access to the site and provide your GPAA member number.

If your having problems with that you can contact me:

 Steve Lewin GPAA Oregon/Washington State Director at or call 971 212 5996 thanks




Mark your Calendar for: Sat May 6th

Everyone meet at the Battleground Fred Meyer parking lot no later the 9am.  

Things to bring: Buckets. Shovels, garbage bags, gloves, lunch and water to drink.  Wear boots as it may be muddy.

Questions: Randy Harper



Our May 14th meeting is on Mother’s Day. There will be a BBQ potluck, so bring an item of your choice.  Hot Dogs will be provided. There will be demos about equipment and panning for gold, etc.

There will be special surprises for moms (while supplies last) and a special drawing for moms.

***Our three month raffle tickets will be on sale

PRIZES:  Danner Boots Gift Certificate, ThriveLife Survival Food Variety  Paks,  $50 bag of Gold Dirt, Pepsi Back Pack full of LOT S of stuff, Miller Table, Necklace&  GOLD Nugget ….

Tickets are $1 ea or 6 for $5

***Drawing will be held at this years picnic  (July 16th) Need not be present to win