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
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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!
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!
Next meeting is Nov 26th at Bill and Shelly’s in Williard, 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.
There will be a Common Dig at this meeting, so bring your equipment or a shovel to feed someone else’s and everyone will split the cons.
Please Note, this meeting is a week earlier than normal due to the Indiana Gold Show.
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 was at the DoubleD Claim in Georgetown, OH. Lots of members showed up to get some late season prospecting in.
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.
Open House Weekend at the Norris Claim Memorial Day weekend. Plenty of people made it out to enjoy the nice weather, nice water and nice gold!! Full picture gallery can be viewed here.