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Our Chapter

If you found our website from the GPAA website you already know what the GPAA is, but I'll give a short history of it here before telling you more about our chapter.

The GPAA was founded in 1968 by George "Buzzard" Massie and a few other fellow prospectors for the purpose of preserving the heritage of prospecting in North America. They also by forming this organization were able thru membership fees to acquire claims all over the U.S. for their members to camp, fish and of course prospect for gold.

They are also helping to keep our public lands public, since there are a few organizations that petition the government constantly to close lands all over the U.S. to all forms of outdoor recreation. The Gold fever T.V. programs were started in 1991 and have gotten very popular in the last few years.

The club tries to have at least 2 Common Prospecting Trips / Outings a year.  The closest property is Buchanan Georgia but we sometimes go to the Carolina Emerald Mine in North Carolina for gem digging and gold prospecting.  When the Gold show is in Georgia or the Carolina's we have a boot to promote our chapter.

The Chapter was founded in 2002.    Our current officers are;

President: Chris Maggio '14 ->
Vice President: Eddie Carter '14 ->
Secretary: Bob Gaebler '11 ->
Treasurer: Terry Buydos '15 ->
Contact Person: Chris Maggio '14 ->
Purchasing Agent: James Shaw '13 ->
Webmaster: Bob Gaebler '08 ->


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2014 - 2015  Membership.


Come to one of Our Meetings and join in the fun.  9:00am second Saturday of each month at Warren Park, Orlando, Fl.