Author Archives: OSPA Webmaster

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 – Aug 27th – Norris Claim

Next meeting is Aug 27th at the Norris Claim, Mt. Vernon, 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!!

Don’t forget to get some raffle tickets for a Keene 2″ dredge, drawing Labor Day Weekend.

Dredge Raffle

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.
Tickets currently on sale!!
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

This Week on the Creek

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.