Our next chapter meeting will be on May 19, 2018 at 10 am. 

We are in the Coker Creek Village Dining Hall.

More information soon. We are looking for Guest Lecturers.

If you have a presentation you would like to give to the chapter, 

please contact Allen Trotter and let him know asap.  

If you have anything to sell related to Prospecting, please list

it on the forum and bring it to the meetings. 

You never know who might show up to our meetings!

October Meeting and Outing

October 21, 2017

Many members and guests panned in Coker Creek that runs through The Village

after our Oct 2017 meeting.

More photos are posted on the Forum. 

Here is a very happy Family panning together! 

He is ready to find some serious GOLD!

August Meeting and Demo

August 19, 2017

We had a demo of The Cube after our August meeting. I want to thank everyone who attended!


Godwin-Coker Creek Lease Closes 9/26/2017


As of Discussions held this weekend with the Buyer, The Godwin - Coker Creek Lease will be closing on Sept, 26th 2017.
While there are other areas where we will be able to pan this has been the only location in the State where we can Class 2 Prospect.
This is an unfortunate turn of events, as we have not been able to secure anothe rlease at this time.
However there are still locations where panning is allowed. Please check the forum for details.

Congratulations to our New Board of Directors Members!


For a Complete list of Officers and Board members please see the Officers Page .

Congratulations to our New Chapter Officers!


Please Welcome the New Chapter Officers:
President: Al Trotter
Vice President: Daryl McCurry
Secretary: Sean Conary
Treasurer: Daryl Thomas

Tennessee Tech Geology Class!


On Saturday April 29th 2017, We Welcomed 9 Tennesse Tech Students and their instructor
to the Coker Creek lease for a field exercise in Gold Panning. Many of our members turned out
to Help. The weather for the event was about perfect with sunny skies, though warmer than
normal temperatures. The best part for me was that all of the students were Tennessee Natives
who, with the guidance and instruction from our Chapter members, were all able to find a
little Tennessee gold to take home, along with a better understanding of the effort and skills
required to find gold.
Thank you to everyone who attended!

GPAA Online Mining Guide Contest


Chapter members are asked to help update the Coker Creek Claim on the New GPAA Mining Guide Found here Godwin/Coker Creek Lease
Members Adding New Entries Made before the Next Chapter Meeting April 16th 2017 will be entered into a Drawing for a bag of Paydirt!
The winner will be Drawn at the Chapter meeting. Please help us update the mining guide with any directions to the Claim or reveiws you have of the property.

Vein Mountain Outing

March 24-26th

We Went To Vein Mountain LDMA Camp for the weekend. Most of us left early but had a great time nonetheless.

Prospector Boot Camp at Loud Mine

Dates April 30 - May 7; May 8 - May 13

GPAA Is launching a Prospector Boot Camp with the First location being Loud Mine.
Details Can be Found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1233824426736102/
The lineup of instructors reads like a who's who of prospecting listing.
Check it out!

Nashville Gold and Treasure Show

October 8-9th 2016

Camping Rules updated!


At the March meetign the Membership voted unanimously to accept the proposed campground rule changes put forth by the Board of Directors as ammended.
The latest update to the Campground rules can be found here: Camping Rules Update 2016

Member Reports and Chapter Announcement Highlights


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