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“The first time I heard the name Chicken I laughed. I didn’t believe there could really be such a place…green as goose grass and full of lofty ideals, off I went, thinking to myself as a lamp unto the wilderness.”
—excerpt from “Tisha” as told by Robert Specht
“Woo-hoo . . . woo-hoo!”
That was the reaction when Anne (from GPAA Membership Services) was asked if she wanted to participate in the Digger’s Dirt Party hosted at LDMA Vein Mountain Camp this past October.
“YES! Yes, I want to go to the Dirt Party!” was her answer when queried if she wanted to go experience what other participants experience.
With all this social distancing regarding the COVID-19 virus, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype and all of the negative attention from the media and others. Although there are many ways to catch said virus during this peak cold and flu season, there are even more ways to prevent it and actually enjoy this time of "chaos" if you can.
OMG! 2020 is going to be a gold pounding quest where more people will have the chance to participate in the Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA) and Lost Dutchman’s Mining Association (LDMA) National events.
As we enter 2020, many people make their “New Year’s Resolutions” and “Goals” for the year. After all, if you don’t make a plan, and especially write them down, they will soon be forgotten. Personal, financial, health, and of course . . . TRAVEL!
The truth of the matter is, when it comes to discovering new gold deposits, the low-hanging fruit has likely already been picked. Gone are the days when someone could stumble upon an exposed hunk of gold at the bottom of a riverbed, as James Marshall did in 1848, setting off the California Gold Rush. Every year, the pursuit of gold becomes increasingly more challenging—but it’s still out there.
Do you have what it takes to gear up and help Kick Some . . . Open a Can of Whoop . . . participate? You will walk away with GOLD!
Have you been dreaming about mining for some serious gold? Using BIG equipment to run more material? Here is your chance! Get ready for a week-long gold adventure (or do multiple weeks) with experienced gold prospectors to guide you to wild unearthed riches. This Expedition is set in the heart of an Arizona Motherlode. The desert area is rich in gold and beauty.