We have events every month throughout the year including group picnics, common digs and a booth the Annual Gold & Treasure Show.  We also host several field classes throughout the year on various topics.  See our calendar below for dates and times, and feel free to email us at gpaaphoenix@gmail.com for more information.















For the picnics in the desert, we host two, one in the spring and one in the fall.  We have a few fun contests, including a metal detecting shoot, panning games and door prizes.  For the grub, the club provides the meat and the members bring along the side dishes and desserts.  Several of our members then step in and show us their other talents (ie. cooking).  After lunch, the members go out to prospect the area and, if needed, get some advice and tips from the more seasoned members.  After the prospecting, we get back together for a drawing of nuggets and any items that may have been donated. The picnics are always a great time for friends and fun!      


For the common digs (aka outings) in the desert, we head out in a group to one of the GPAA claims.  Typically, several members hold classes on various types of equipment, techniques and knowledge in prospecting.  Be sure to bring your own lunch and plenty of water!


Upcoming Events


       August 29th, 2019       Board Meeting

         September 5th, 2019    General Meeting

                          September 15th, 2019   Common Dig Fain Park/Rose Creek

September 21st, 2019      Aqua Fria Festival

Wounded Warrior Mentoring Day 04/09/2016

GPAP Spring Picnic - Learning to Pan 


GPAP Spring Picnic


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