READY SET GOLD! 2020 Events Unleashed
READY SET GOLD!
2020 Events Unleashed
Dominic Ricci – GPAA/LDMA Executive Director of Operations
Photos by: Dominic Ricci
Ladies and gentlemen, please
Would you bring your attention to me?
For a feast for your eyes to see
An explosion of catastrophe
– Ladies and Gentlemen by Saliva
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.
Why am I so excited? Let me tell you that 2019 is not over yet, and our events have been going “BIG” so that we can help participants recover more gold! And 2020 will continue to build on that momentum.
Don’t you need a break? Take a week off and head to a GPAA-LDMA Event where we have the equipment, we have the PayDirt ready, we have targets planted and we have passionate people wanting to learn how to recover MORE GOLD!
If you can’t make the 5-day then make it for the 3-day . . . you still will get your gold.
Digger’s events are hosted at our LDMA Camps located across the United States. If you’ve never been to one, this is your chance to spend time in a real mining camp.
Our founder, George “Buzzard” Massie had a vision. His idea was simple: “To have a place where prospectors could gather, prospect, learn from others and find fellowship.” Massie’s fundamental values and beliefs for the GPAA-LDMA remain today, decades later.
“The assurance that every participant is offered a positive experience that make memories that will last a lifetime and ones that they will fondly share with friends and family.”
Digger Has Events for All . . .
Digger keeps the spirit alive with making available different types of events. This is what is happening In-The-Dirt in 2020:
Digger’s Dirt Party: 3-Day & 5-Day Common Digs – Can’t make the whole 5-Day adventure? Then come to the 3-Day and still get your gold!
Digger’s Detector Hunt Party: – Hands-On training followed by hunts that you will swing your detector slow and low and find all kinds of targets.
Digger’s Expeditions: A Motherlode Experience – Now TWO locations where we offer one-week intensive mining adventures.
Clash of the Trommels: Trommels battling to recover more gold in Eastern Oregon.
Desert Mayhem: The BIG equipment comes out to the desert in the gold belt of Arizona.
Every location is a bit different. We encourage you to make it to as many as you can . . . as you will keep adding to your gold vial. Soon you will be working on filling another, then another vial.
Many people will watch videos online to learn, but I ask you this, …. Can you ask a video a question? No! You can ask questions at any of Digger’s Happenings. That is Golden!
Opportunity . . .
This is an opportunity for anyone to come out and participate in a mini “Gold Rush” event. So, to clarify, “anyone” means A – N – Y – O – N – E . . . LDMA members, GPAA members, non-members, family, neighbors, coworkers, kids of all ages . . . anyone!
With gold prices just over $1,600 an ounce (at time of this writing), gold prospecting is becoming a serious interest for many. It is still estimated that only 20% of the gold has been mined to date.
There is a great yearning for families to get back outdoors. Camping and family (and friends) time is in more demand than ever. Take the time to get away. Why not escape to a 2020 event and find more than just the mineral gold, find life and family gold too!
If you want to be a part of any of Digger’s 2020 events, call Digger’s Hotline at 888-GOLD(4653)-717 and get registered.
This is the real deal, real prospecting, real hunting, real fun! We have all the equipment you will need for an exciting adventure!
Hope to see you at as many 2020 events that you and your family and friends can make it too. The gold and campfire are waiting for you!
Dominic Ricci is the Executive Director of Operations for GPAA/LDMA and can be reached at 800-551-9707 extension 163 or by email: email@example.com.
2020 Events Unleashed (subject to change)
Digger’s Dirt Parties: 3 & 5-Day:
Duisenburg, CA: March 24 – 29
Stanton, AZ: April 14 – 19
Scott River, CA: April 28 – May 3
Blue Bucket, OR: April 12 – 17
Loud Mine, GA: June 9 – 14
Italian Bar, CA: August 11 – 16
Athens, MI: August 25 – 30
Burnt River, OR: September 8 – 13
Vein Mountain, NC: September 22 – 27
Oconee, SC: October 6 – 11
Stanton, AZ: October 20 – 25
Digger’s Detector Hunt Parties:
Blue Bucket, OR: July 10 – 12
Vein Mountain, NC: July 24 - 26
Athens, MI: August 21– 23
Stanton, AZ: November 6 – 8
Desert Mayhem – Stanton, AZ
Week #1 – May 16 -23
Week #2 – May 23 -30
Clash of the Trommels – Burnt River, OR
Week #1 – June 13 -20
Week #2 – June 20 -27
GPAA-LDMA National Expeditions are open to anyone. We encourage you to invite other family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to come participate with you. All they need to do is call 800-551-9707 to join in a Digger’s event.