SGMA "BUCHANAN CHAPTER" of the GPAA

GOLD Prospecting

Panning Contest 2015


We will be kicking off the 2015 season with our annual panning contest. There is no fee to participate in the contest. We will have both adult and youth categories.

Jason Chapman will be organizing this event. if you would like to donate or know someone who might want to be a sponsor please contact Jason at;  jchapman@peachtreepeachtreepestcontrol.com

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I would like to thank all the members who attended this last meeting. Here are the new officers for the Buchanan Chapter for the 2015 season.

Alan McCary -- President.

Brian Griffin -- Vice President

Chuck Russell -- Treasurer

Billy Hanson -- Secretary

Paul Straub -- Outing Coordinator 

Bob Brady -- Membership Director

Bill Wynn --Mess Officer

Now is the time to start coming up with ideas about the 2015 mining season and what you think we could do as a club to make it more enjoyable for all.

We will be having our annual panning contest at our first outing of the 2015 season.

 

2014 Panning Contest Sponsors

 Prizes were donated by the following Companies; please tell them Thank you if you get the chance!

Gold Hog; http://www.goldhog.com/ 

Carolina Prospectors; http://www.carolinaprospectors.net

 

Gold Rush Trading Post; http://www.GoldRushTradingPost.com

 

Video and Map of the Farm Claim

 

This video was made by Jim Young; he is the President of the South Mississippi Chapter of the GPAA. Hopefully Jim and some of his members will be visiting us at the creek. http://www.smc-gpaa.com/

Click here for the Farm Lease map

Reading a stream

 

Attention

If you are joining the GPAA or renewing you GPAA membership Please let them know to credit the Buchanan Chapter for membership points. This helps the club to purchase mining supplies for our raffles. Thanks.

SGMA

  We welcome you to our club site. We are based in the Northwest Georgia Area. Please feel free to look around; some areas are for SGMA members only. We are a private club mostly made up of GPAA members. To sign up please contact SGMA at; sgma-gpaa@live.com or come join us at our monthly meeting.

  We are the official Buchanan Chapter of the GPAA.

  We meet monthly to spend the day prospecting for GOLD and that evening having a pot luck dinner where we tell lies about the nugget that got away. After dinner we discuss Club business and have our Club raffle. During the year we will have several common operations as well. Our members range in experience from just starting out to seasoned veterans.

  We are a not for profit organization and charge no membership fees. Our operating cost come solely from Fund Raisers, donations, and raffle proceeds.

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  I just want to reaffirm for all the new and potential member’s one of the main guideline that we built this club around, and that is No Drama. I’m sure if you have been on the GPAA site very long then you have been exposed to a lot of the drama that takes place there. This kind of back and forth bickering hurts not only the person’s reputation but also the club reputation that they are associated with. So in short if you are into that kind of stuff please consider joining different club because frankly the SGMA will not tolerate it.

  If you have a problem, issue, or suggestion please let us know about it and we will do our best to get it settled.

Be assured we will take any and all actions necessary to protect our club and it member’s reputation…

Sluicing

   

 

 

Dredging

High Banker / Dredge Combo

Pot Luck Dinner

Raffle

 

Most important of all; Family Time

 

Calculate the value of your Gold

YouTube

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Club mission statement

 We are a Prospecting club with the goal to promote our hobby of Small Scale Gold Mining in a positive light, and insure the freedoms we enjoy today will be passed down to our future generations.