To provide an environment for members and any other persons interested to interact and to increase public awareness by providing education on ecologically sound methods of prospecting, small-scale mining and treasure hunting for adults, families and their children. This includes locating, identifying and legal removal of minerals, caches and treasures while conserving the environment and natural habitat. This shall be accomplished through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on training at meetings, outings and any other settings deemed appropriate by the corporation's Board of Directors and at no cost to the participants.
Our meetings are held at the following location.
American Legion Hall
730 4th St.
6pm to 7:30pm
Our next three meetings
Feb 15th Guest Speaker - Local Geologist Web
GPAA of Northern Nevada Reno is setup as an Educational Non Profit to that end we post information in our breaking news section on issues that affect our community in mining along with teaching the general public how to locate gold and precious metals. We make no comment on the items posted as breaking news, we leave the comments to those affected.
I made a mistake on our mining claim packet that you could have purchased at the Jan 18th meeting. I’m bad.
The mistake concerns the GPS coordinates for our Nevada Claims. The first set of coordinates that are listed in the packet in the Nevada claims portion. It begins with 40. and ends with 16N is good the next set of numbers that go with that one that begins with 118. and ends with 64W should be 119. Not 118. All other numbers in that string are correct so just change the 118. to 119.Thanks for the shout out on the mistake.
One other note which I am sure you who have bought the packet have figured out. The Nevada section of that packet has a page reversed. The back of the next page is where you will find the continued directions to the Nevada claims
Positions still open for a member to volunteer for.
Assist: Outing Chairmen: Open-Special note this position needs to be filled as the current Chairwomen is out of state for an extended time.
Job Description: Help schedule outings notify equipment manager what is needed for the outing.
Fundraising: Open-This position has been empty for far too long and we need it filled.
Job description: Schedule fundraising events, from baking, games, whatever comes to mind.
To all members:
When you travel to one of the groups claims or adopted claims it is aperitive that you only prospect on our adopted claim or owned claim. All of the claims are bordered by some other claims that are not ours and that we do not have permission to be on to prospect. Look over the access pages concerning the claim you are planning to go to and use the GPS coordinates or claim markers to make sure you are on the correct claim. You can always call me; Mike our Wagon Master or Jim our Claims Director and we can give you direction’s.
If you plan to travel to our adopted claim outside of Greyeagle Ca. and are not sure of the claim boundary. Use this as a guide. If you access the claim from the dirt road before the bridge. Travel to the end of that dirt road, park and then walk upstream to the red claim marker. Prospect upstream from that marker to the next marker and you will be golden. If you access that claim by crossing the bridge and go left you will see a white claim marker in the cleared area. From that claim marker look across to the red claim marker on the other side of the stream. Stay up stream from both markers and you will be on the claim you have permission to prospect on.
We are not out there to talk about the location of the other person’s claim or claim markers or lack thereof. We are guest to that claim we have access to and as long as we stay above the claim markers placed by the owner we will be good. And our access will continue.
Yes, I received complaint concerning the claim I used as example. Please make sure you are not on someone else’s claim. Of course, we all can be downstream or upstream and fish, lunch, nap so forth as it is a national forest, just not prospecting.
Washoe County Economic Development and Conservation Act
It is back but now has a brand new name it is now called the
Truckee Meadows Public Land Management Act
They have a website for more info
How to Join GPAA of Northern Nevada Reno.
Feel free to print, fill out and bring to your first meeting the application to become a member of GPAA of Northern Nevada Reno
We except donated gold claims and donated gold equipment in working order.
To Donate a Gold Claim:
In California contact Scott at (530) 249-4925
In Nevada contact Jim at (775) 527-9335
To Donate Gold recovery Equipment:
In Nevada Contact Phil at (775) 883-1424
In California Contact Mike at (830) 456-7927
All donations are tax deductible following IRS rules.
Rye Patch Nugget Shoot
The Private Party Offer to Sell button is offered as a service to our members. GPAA of Northern Nevada Reno makes no warranty on the items or has any further information.
For all your mining needs.
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American Detector Distributors 851 E Glendale Ave Sparks Nevada (775) 360-5801
Tires Les Schwab http://lesschwab.com/store/nv/reno/958 (775)331-1300
Mission Deploy http://missiondeploydronography.com/ (775)835-1545
Piloting and Drone Consulting
Over the internet:
Placer Gold Mining Supplies PlacerGoldMIningSupplies.com. (951)850-1582
Gold Rush Trading Post http://www.GoldRushTradingPost.com
Detector Electronics Corp. https://www.metaldetector.com 1-800-446-0244
Links to other outdoor groups:
Reno Prospecting & Detecting Club: http://renoprospectinganddetecting.com/
Reno Gem & Mineral Society: http://www.renorockhounds.com/
Comstock Gold Prospectors: http://cgpgold.org/claims/
American Mining Rights Association: https://americanminingrights.com/
Public Lands for the People: http://www.publiclandsforthepeople.org/
Western Mining Alliance: http://westernminingalliance.org/