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!
Next meeting is May 27-28 at the 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 was the Memorial Day weekend outing at Norris Claim, Mount Vernon, Ohio. Lots of members made it out for a weekend of camping, prospecting, huge giveaways and even 2 different speakers for the event.
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.
The OSPA is offering raffle tickets for a Keene 2″ Backpack Dredge, just like the one pictured below with a power jet and mylar floats.
Ticket sales start at the next meeting, March 26th at Buckabilly Sluice HQ in Williard, OH.
Tickets are $1 each, sorry no quantity discounts.
Drawing will be at the GPAA Buckeye Chapter’s Gold Rush Days, Labor Day Weekend, Sept 2-3 at the Swank Claim. No need to be present to win, if the prize goes unclaimed it will be awarded to the OSPA Webmaster.
Raffle sponsored by Prospector Gear
The OSPA has reserved the LDMA Vein Mountain property in North Carolina for an outing the week of June 11th to the 17th. This is a great opportunity to experience an LDMA property at a very reasonable price. This outing is open to OSPA members only. More information can be found on this topic on the OSPA Members Board, or on Facebook in the Prospector Family group. If you are an OSPA member and need access to the members forum, please Contact Us using this form with your forum ID and membership number.
A common dig is where a group will join efforts in their digging, usually on shared equipment, and share the concentrates when they are done. It’s a great way to get to know others and get people that don’t have powered equipment, so really nice cons. I always loved the common digs (even though I missed this one) and am really happy to see the OSPA doing more of them. – OSPA Webmaster
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Open House Weekend at the Norris Claim Memorial Day weekend 2016. Plenty of people make out to enjoy the nice weather, nice water and nice gold!! Full picture gallery can be viewed here.