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North Carolina Gold Belt is where Lost Dutchman's Vein Mountain Camp is waiting for you.

Anne Gets Her Dig On

“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.

Gold Bonding with My Boys

If you like dredging for gold, there’s nothing like getting in the water and working an area down to the bedrock. Hoping that gold is resting peacefully there for you to suck up. It’s always an adventure, and you never know what you will find.
Gold Bonding with My Boys
READY SET GOLD!      2020 Events Unleashed

READY SET GOLD! 2020 Events Unleashed

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.

So Many Choices . . .

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! 

So Many Choices . . .
It’s Still Out There

It’s Still Out There

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.

Tributaries Transfer Wealth

Gold tends to replenish itself to a degree. This is one of the reasons why. These tributaries carry gold from high up in the mountains down to our rivers. We’ve all heard the term “flood gold”. Well, here it is in action . . . . one mile upstream from the LDMA Scott River Camp.
Tributaries Transfer Wealth
MAYHEM in the Desert!        Making Dust & Gitt’N GOLD

MAYHEM in the Desert! Making Dust & Gitt’N GOLD

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.

Tributaries From the Rich

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.”

Tributaries From the Rich
Up The Creek - Thief of Pickers Revealed

Up The Creek - Thief of Pickers Revealed

How would you feel if you were running good gold bearing material, and not getting any pickers when you are in material known to have pickers? The material tests proved it only days before. Now, the fines were great, but where did the pickers go?