GPAP is the original, largest and most active Phoenix, AZ Chapter of the
Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA).
We meet the first Thursday of every month unless that day falls on
a holiday. Our meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the Italian-American
Club located at 7509 N 12th Street in Phoenix, AZ.
Meetings are open to the public and everyone (members and guests)
are eligible to win one of our many door prizes every month.
As a GPAA member in the Phoenix area, you are encouraged to
come and join the GPAP. Membership with the GPAP is free
(included with your GPAA membership).
Our club has monthly outings and community service events - we encourage everyone to participate in the fun.
Board meetings are also open to the public and are held on the last Thursday of every month at 6:30p.m. at Denny's Restaurant, on Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, AZ.
Can't make our General Meetings? View them here!
Here is the March 2018 meeting.
Here is the April 2018 meeting.
Here is the August 2017 meeting.
Here is the September 2017 meeting.
Erin Hickson of the Phoenix Department Crime Lab was our guest speaker for June 2017. It is always a pleasure to have her speak about her job duties and how the crime lab works. Thanks, Erin!
Thanks to Mr. Bill Southern for being our guest speaker for the GPAP's July meeting. His presentation on metal detecting was absolutely fascinating.
Here is the recording of our April 6th, 2017 General Meeting. We apologize for the poor audio quality. Our PA system was unavailable.
Here is the recording of our May 2017 General Meeting. I missed a little of the beginning due to camera difficulties, but the rest of the meeting is available for your viewing.
At our January 2017 General Meeting, we were pleased to have Shannon Poe from AMRA, the American Mining Rights Association, as our guest speaker. You can watch his awesome presentation here:
Here is the video for our February 2017 General Meeting. We did not have a guest speaker but Mr. Woody Wampler did give a panning demo. You can see that video on our Information and Training Videos page.
At our January 2016 General Meeting, we were pleased to have Bernie Makowski of H & M Research and Inventor of the Gold Well Vortex Sluice as our guest speaker. You can watch his presentation here:
At our February 2016 General Meeting, we were pleased to have Erin Hickson of the Phoenix, AZ Police Department as our guest speaker. You can watch the entire meeting and her presentation here:
At our March 2016 General Meeting, Glenn McConnell presented a session on Off Road Safety as a prequel to his field class on March 26th, 2016. You can watch the entire meeting and his presentation here:
We apologize but due to technical difficulties our April General Meeting was not recorded for publication.
We will be back on track for May. Stay tuned!
At our May 2016 General Meeting, the membership discussed and voted on the Supporting Member/private claim policies. You can watch the entire meeting and his presentation here:
We lost our beloved "Emperor", Leo Martin a few days before our June 2, 2016 general meeting. We had a small tribute to him prior to conducting club business. The membership was able to sign up for the new Phoenix Chapter Supporting Member option and received claims map packets. You can watch the entire meeting here:
The July 2016 General Meeting included a wonderful presentation by Frank Rabago Jr., on the State Mine Inspector's Office and abandoned mine safety. You can watch the entire meeting and his presentation here:
The August 2016 General Meeting featured a guest speaker, Reid, from the Coin Gallery. You can watch the entire meeting and most of his presentation here:
We had a few technical glitches during the recording of the September 2016 meeting. Here is most of it. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The October 2016 General Meeting featured a guest speaker, Brian Beck, a local geology expert. You can watch the entire meeting and his presentation here:
The December 2016 General Meeting was shortened to make time for our Christmas party and raffles/giveaways. Enjoy the show here:
Our apologies but the November 2016 meeting was not recorded due to technical difficulties.