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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.
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!
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.
Back in the 1860’s, just outside of LDMA Stanton Camp, is the famous “Rich Hill” that stands so picturesque. The base below the mountain was an area that gold nuggets the size of potatoes were being unearthed. This area, the basin, was dubbed “the Potato Patch.”
“There's something about coming back to a place you know you'll love,” says Robert. “If certain members had a great time at a destination, they want to return because they're confident they'll have a good time. They've discovered certain activities, local allure and people and experiences they'll enjoy there. Gold is all over!”