About GPAT Tucson
The Gold Prospectors Association of Tucson (GPAT) is the only prospecting club in Tucson that is affiliated with the Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA), a nationwide organization. This affiliation allows us, as a club, to utilize all of GPAA's Gold Claims. We presently have TWELVE Claims within easy driving distance of Tucson and are continually adding more. We are a family oriented organization, many of our members bring their spouses & children to all our outings. GPAT is a non-profit organization. ALL Officers are volunteers and receive no remuneration. ALL operating funds are raised by the sale of prospecting related items, and by the raffling of GOLD & merchandise at our monthly meetings and at our group outings.
Sep 21 GPAT Meeting – Red Ticket Losers Draw
Sep 24 GPAT Outing – Arivaca Claims
Oct 6 Board Meeting @ Village Inn on Speedway - Audit
Oct 19 GPAT Meeting
Oct 22 GPAT Outing – Santa Rita Claims
20th Annual Picnic and Panning contest/ Camp out
The Only GPAA Affiliated Club in Tucson
Interested in joining GPAT?
Third Wednesday of every month from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VFW #4903 Hall
5320 E. Bellevue St.
This is one block north of Speedway and about a block and half west of Craycroft.
We start selling raffle tickets for the metal detector at the September 21st meeting. Will be raffled at the Christmas party in December.
We will also have the sign-up sheet for Lunch at the Picnic in October.
Membership in GPAT is FREE, the only requirement being that you be a member in good standing of GPAA. VISITORS are always welcome at our meetings and may participate in almost all activities, including the GOLD Raffle. The only restrictions on visitors is that they cannot hold office, cannot vote in GPAT elections and can only utilize GPAA Gold Claims or participate in GPAT Outings as a guest of a GPAT member. There are always members available to sponsor guests, especially first timers. Come as a Visitor and if you decide that you would be interested in Recreational Gold Prospecting, we will be glad to sign you up as a GPAA & GPAT member. As a GPAA Member you get to utilize ALL of GPAAs' Gold Claims anywhere in the USA, not just those in the local area.