August 20-21, 2016
Sonora, California
Gold & Outdoor Festival 2016
"Making the Outdoors Fun and Accessible."
Hosted by the Delta Gold Diggers, at the Motherlode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Dr., Sonora, CA.

Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm
Adults $7 - Children 10 and under FREE

Two Buildings packed with Booths with live Equipment and Panning Demonstrations
Right in the Heart of the MotherLoad! Next to the famous Woods Creek that flows right through Sonora.
Within a 15 to 30 minutes of GPAA, LDMA and Club Claims
Close to Yosemite National Park, Jamestown Railroad Museum and many many other local attractions 
 
RV Spaces and Camping available! & Lots and Lots of close hotels
 
Copies of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal will be available.

Phone: Bill (209) 242-4787
Email: annj6025@yahoo.com

September 3-4, 2016
Bellville, Ohio
Annual Gold Rush Days
At the GPAA Swank property, hosted by the Buckeye Chapter of the GPAA.
Events include: Metal Detecting Contest, Speed Panning, Chili Cookoff, Common Digs, Giveaways, etc.
See our website for more details.
Complimentary copies of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal will be available.
Website: http://www.buckeyegold.com


September 3-4, 2016
Foresthill, California
California State & US National Gold Panning Championships
Labor Day Weekend -- At the Foresthill Heritage Festival Celebration in Old Foresthill Memorial Park, sponsored by the Mother Lode Goldhounds, Foresthill Chamber of Commerce, Foresthill American Legion and Foresthill Historical Society.
Championships: Sat. & Sun. 8am - 5pm; all other activities 10am - 5pm
Other activities include:
Gold Panning Lessons, Crafts, Games for Families, Gold Equipment, Museum Tours, Horseshoe Tournament, Railroad Regulators Western Show. Also Pancake Breakfast, Music, Family Events, Food, and Annual BBQ.

FREE parking and admission
Phone: (530)367-2891
Website: http://www.goldhounds.com
Email: cyned0523@yahoo.com


September 24, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
29th Annual National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

Join your colleagues in celebrating the mineral and mining industry as we honor the selected individuals who have significantly advanced America's quality of life through their contributions in the areas of prospecting, business acumen, education, workplace safety, technology, environmental stewardship, reclamation, policy, and scientific discovery.
 
This prestigious event supports the efforts of the only federally chartered National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum whose mission is to "tell the story of mining, its people, and its importance to the American public."
 
Check our website frequently for updates about the banquet.

Phone: (719)486-1229
Website: https://www.mininghalloffame.org/page/2016-mining-hall-fame-induction-banquet-date-announced
Email: Francine@mininghalloffame.org

September 24, 2016
Grants Pass, Oregon
Suction Dredge Demonstration
At the Josephine County Courthouse in Grants Pass.
The Galice and Waldo Mining Districts of southern Oregon are hosting a suction dredge / motorized mining equipment demonstration. Everyone is invited to this informative FREE event. Show off your skills, ingenuity, creativity, and network with others. This is a golden opportunity to strengthen the mining community and raise awareness of what mining brings to our state. Please bring your mining equipment, organization information, to support Oregon's vibrant mining community in the lawsuit against SB838.
Learn more on our FB page, volunteers welcome.
Enter to win a 1/2 lb. of local placer gold!
Phone: Sarah (541) 619-1770
Website: http://facebook.com/grantspasssuctiondredgedemonstration
Email: waldominingdistrict@gmail.com


September 11–18, 2016
Placerville, California
El Dorado Gold 2016 World Gold Panning Championships/Gold Week
Another Gold Rush is coming to El Dorado County. The El Dorado County Fairgrounds will look like the gold rush that started in 1848 when James Marshall discovered gold in the tail races of his lumber mill, just a few miles away in Coloma, along the South Fork of the American River. Hundreds of competitors from around the world will join us for a week long competition to see who is the fastest panner. Open to the public and all ages are welcome to compete…hope to see you there!
See website for events schedule.
Website: http://www.eldoradogold2016.com


September 17, 2016
Lovelock, Nevada
2016 Rye Patch Nugget Shoot
At the Rye Patch State Recreation Area, 2505 Rye Patch Reservoir Rd., Lovelock, Nevada.
FREE to all who attend.
Saturday: 10am to 3pm

GPAA of Northern Nevada Reno (Inc.) and the Reno Prospecting & Detecting Club will be hosting a one day free metal detector hunt. All that attend can take part in a planned metal detector hunt for prizes, see demonstrations and get hands-on instruction, hear knowledgeable speakers, and practice the art of Mining for Gold & Treasure in an ecological sound method. Participants must have their own metal detector, pay the State Parks entrance fee and be ready to have fun. Take the short ride east from Reno on Interstate 80 to Rye Patch State Park.
Complimentary copies of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal will be available.

Phone: (775) 842-7244 or (775) 691-9798
Website: http://gpaaofnorthernnevadareno.com

September 26-28, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
MINExpo International 2016
Sponsored by the National Mining Assoc. 
See website for details.
Phone: (800) 752-6312
Website: http://www.minexpo.com
Email: minexpo@heiexpo.com


October 8, 2016
Trona, California
Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society
"Gem-O-Rama 2016" 75th annual show at 13337 Main St, Trona, California Lapidary and Show Building. This is a favorite fall adventure for many residents of California, Nevada, Arizona and Oregon.

Collect Searles Lake saline minerals, purchase premium Searles Lake pink halite, 50+ displays, 20+ dealers, 3 field trips, geode cutting and sales, demos, show movie, prizes, dry camp (RV, tent). 

See our website for further details.
Complimentary copies of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal will be available.
Phone: Bonnie Fairchild (760)372-5356
Website: http://www1.iwvisp.com/tronagemclub/


October 8-9, 2016
Nashville, Tennessee
GPAA Gold & Treasure Show
At the Fairgrounds Nashville, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville, TN.

Saturday 10 am - 5 pm & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Children 12 and under are free
Active duty military and Veterans are free with ID
Complimentary copies of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal will be available.

Phone: (800) 551-9707

October 15, 2016
West Hills, California
Woodland Hills Rock Chippers 18th Annual Gem Show
At the First Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way, West Hills, CA.
Saturday: 10:00 am -5:00 PM
FREE Admission
Crafts, Food, Jewelry, Dealers, Gems. Minerals, Rocks, Fossils, Displays, Demos, Silent Auctions, Gold Panning.
Hands-on activities throughout the day.
Complimentary copies of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal will be available.
Website: http://www.rockchippers.org
Email: whrc@rockchippers.org


October 15-16, 2016
Deadwood, South Dakota
Deadwood South Dakota Gold Show 2016
At the SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 322 Main St. in Deadwood.
There will be a panning contest, prizes, prospecting related items, and other items to be raffled also. Seminars and speakers will be announced soon.
Call or email for details.
Phone: Nancy (605) 457-2266
Email: kndenke@gwtc.net


October 15-16, 2016
Antlers, Oklahoma
2016 WWATS Rendezvous
At the K River Campgrounds in Antlers, OK.
Open to the public.
Metal Detecting Hunts-- Gold, Silver, Copper and more prizes to give away.
You and your family are invited to a fun-filled weekend. Enjoy and learn Metal Detecting, Dredging, Panning, Coin Hunting, Nugget Shooting and Gold Prospecting.
Northeast Texas GPAA Chapter of Gold Prospectors will be there to give you hands-on experience.
For more details, see our website.
Website: http://www.wwats.org


October 22-23, 2016
Dayton, Ohio
GPAA Gold & Treasure Show
At the Montgomery County Fair, 1043 S Main St, Dayton, OH.

Saturday 10 am - 5 pm & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Children 12 and under are free
Active duty military and Veterans are free with ID
Complimentary copies of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal will be available.


Phone: (800) 551-9707

October 29-30, 2016
Concord, North Carolina
GPAA Gold & Treasure Show
At the Cabarrus Arena, 4751 Highway 49 S, Concord, NC.

Saturday 10 am - 5 pm & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Children 12 and under are free
Active duty military and Veterans are free with ID
Complimentary copies of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal will be available.

Phone: (800) 551-9707 x149

November 4-6, 2016
Black Canyon City, Arizona
40th Annual Rock-A-Rama Gem & Mineral Show
At High Desert Park, 19001 E Jacie Ln, Black Canyon City, AZ. Exit 242 or 244 off I-17. Watch for signs.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 4pm

Free parking and public admission
Food and beverages available for purchase
Door prizes & raffle
Phone: DeeDee (719)229-7396
Website: http://www.highdeserthelpers.org/
Email: darlynndd@q.com


December 5-9, 2016
Sparks/Reno, Nevada
American Exploration & Mining Association's 122nd Annual Meeting, Exposition and Short Courses
At the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks/Reno, NV.
For registration, visit our website or contact Mike Heywood.
Complimentary copies of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal will be available.
Phone: (509) 624-1158 x10
Website: http://miningamerica.org
Email: mheywood@miningamerica.org


February 10-12, 2017
Quartzsite, Arizona
Quartzsite Gold, Treasure & Craft Show
At QIA, 235 N. Ironwood, Quartzsite, Arizona 85359
Friday & Saturday: 9am to 4pm
Sunday: 9am to 3pm
Vendors Selling & Demonstrating Gold Prospecting Equipment, Nuggets, Jewelry, Coins and more.
Speakers, Demonstrations, questions and answers for metal detectors and other prospecting equipment.
Door Prizes including gold nuggets and metal detectors
Complimentary copies of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal will be available.
Phone: Richard Trusty (928)927-5479
Website: http://quartzsiteazgoldshow.com/
Email: QuartzsiteAZGoldShow@gmail.com


February 17-19, 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
GeoFest: The 15th Annual Indiana State Museum Fossil, Gem and Mineral Show
At the Indiana State Museum, 650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN.
Friday and Saturday: 10am to 5pm; Sunday: 11am to 4pm 
GeoFest is included with museum admission: $13.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors, $9.75 for Indiana college students and $8.50 for children. Group rates are available.
Retail show will include dealers, regional clubs, and adult and kid's activities in a beautiful museum building.
   
Phone: Peggy (317) 232-1637
Website: http://www.indianamuseum.org
Email: pfisherkeller@indianamuseum.org


March 25-26, 2017
Roseville, California
Roseville Gem, Jewelry, Fossil and Mineral Show
The BIG show! It's our 55th annual show!! A fun family event, with educational activities. Rain or shine.
Adults $6, Sr $5, Kids 12 and under Free.
Free Parking!!
4 buildings, plus outside grounds, vendors inside and outside, featuring: Crystals, Fossils, Minerals, Gold Nuggets, Metal Detectors, Brilliant Ethiopian Opal, Beads, Gemstones, Gold Panning - take home real gold!
Metal Detectors/Prospecting/Mining Equipment, Meteorites, & for Kids “Education Station" is the place to be!!
Also; Polished Stones, Jade, Opal, World Class Mineral Specimens, Tourmaline, Gold, Petrified Wood.
Watch Demonstrations in the Lapidary Arts & bid on Silent Auctions.
Free - Mineral and Gem ID! Bring your Rocks, Gems, Minerals, Meteorites, and Treasures.
Raffle Prizes - Hourly Door Prizes - Fabulous Food!! Also, Open House in our Lapidary shop, on the Fairgrounds.
Discount coupon on web.
Complimentary copies of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal will be available.

Phone: (916)216-1114
Website: http://www.rockrollers.com/show.html
Email: gloriarosevillerockrollers@gmail.com