Welcome To The OSPA

The premiere club for all things prospecting in Ohio.  Gold panning, highbanking, dredging, sluicing, metal detecting, rock hounding, gem grubbing or fossil hunting.  Discussions about all of these outdoor activities in the Buckeye State can be found on our forum.  Sign up here

Wondering if there is Gold in Ohio?  Click Here to see for yourself.

There is Gold in Ohio and the OSPA has some of the best gold claims in the state.  More info on OSPA claims.

Thinking about joining a prospecting club or interested in learning more about gold prospecting? Come to an OSPA meeting or join the forum and introduce yourself. Guests are always welcome!

Next Meeting – Apr 22nd – DoubleD Claim, Georgetown, OH

Next meeting is April 22nd at the world famous DoubleD Claim in Georgetown, OH.  If you need the address or directions please use the form at this link,  Contact Us and I will get the information to you ASAP.

Meetings start “promptly” at 11am and include a potluck and raffle.  Participation in either is totally optional but the food is usually very good and the raffle items are always outstanding. Don’t forget, meetings are open to everyone, so if you are thinking about joining a prospecting club, come on out and and see what the OSPA has to offer.  Hope to see you there!

Last Meeting – March 2018

Last meeting was at Bill and Shelly’s in Williard, OH.  Getting closer to shaking off the winter blues and being able to find some yellow stuff in your pan.

Hope you can make the next meeting.  Contact Us for information if you would like to attend a meeting as a guest, everyone is invited.




Awards for Outstanding Members

The OSPA would like to recognize the following members for their outstanding contributions to the the OSPA family this year.

Dan-O for his help mowing and putting together the Hog roast at the Norris Claim.

Carman Ball Friday and Ron Stiger for setting up our Vein Mt trip.

It is members like this and the efforts of all others that made our club have a successful year!