Past Events

See the  Photo Gallery for pictures of these events

Snippets from Some Past Events.  We visit many of these locations yearly.

2003 Calendar

Adams Mill Outing:

September 21st, 2002
Panning/Sluicing 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Panning Demo 1:00 - 5:00pm
Meeting at 5:00 pm

Adams Mill Website  See their Map

Shipshewana Mayfest - May 3rd and 4th 2002

Where: Shipshewana, Indiana, in the Community Park
When: May 3rd and 4th. (That's Friday and Saturday.)
What: We are participating in the Shipshewana May Fest.
Panning Demo's given by GPAA members, pay-to-pan, and misc. things for sale.
Time: May Fest: 3:00PM till dark Friday, 9:00AM - 6:00 PM Saturday.
Chapter Meeting, around 7:00 Saturday.

We have REAL GOLD purchased from Heather Grove Gold Camp for the pay-to-pan
activity. We will be offering free panning demos, GPAA fliers, and plan to
have some equipment displays and photos. We plan to camp in a group at the
Amish Log Cabin Campground. Please contact Yoders ASAP if you want to camp
with us, so you can get a space reserved.

We will hold the chapter meeting after the May Fest activity, around 7:00PM
on Saturday, depending on how tired everyone is! Please bring ideas for
future outings with you.

State Gold Panning Contest April 21st, 2001

Commercial Sponsor: Indiana Prospecting Company
Non-Profit Sponsor: Indiana chapter of the GPAA

Where:  Stone Quarry Mill, Indiana
  Indiana Prospecting Company
  224 East Main
  Knightstown, Indiana
  Phone:  1-765-345-5521
  Pics:  One of the contest winners.   Michael and Perry  More in the Photo section

Coker Creek, Tennessee
May 4,5,6
Mining at GPAA claim and prospecting in Cherokee National Forest 

September 1999: 

Rock Creek Park IRGP Outing

Had a great time at French Post Park near Delphi, Indiana.   Had around 7 miners plus wives and kids.  Rock Creek had fine gold in the Gravel, couple of tiny colors per pan.  The park is a beautiful place along the Wabash River.  Camping (Primitive) allowed.  Many thanks to Chuck for finding the place and making arrangements.   

Interested in going there sometime? See Map.  Another Detail Map


March 1999:

Morgan-Monroe State Forest:

Bring: Your Lunch! Gold Pan, Trowel, Classifier, collecting bottles, waders or waterproof boots, waterproof gloves. Gold Panning Permit, if you already received it.
Important Phone number: Morgan-Monroe SF: call 1-765-342-4026 they will mail you a Gold Panning permit.
Don't Bring: Sluices, Dredges, Picks and Shovels, Metal Detectors. (not allowed in the State Forest.)

Morgan Monroe SF requires a permit for panning, which can be obtained by phone, by mail, or at the park office, not open Saturdays 'till April. The permit is good for one year. Sluicing and dredging are not allowed at Morgan Monroe.  I suggest phoning or mailing a request for a gold panning permit to the following address:

Yellowwood/Morgan Monroe State Forest
Attn: Property Manager
6220 Forest Road
Martinsville, IN 46151

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