North American Prospectors Association has several local claims and is looking to increase membership. Click on our email link or come into the store for an application. Only $30 a year covers you and your immediate family.

The GPAA has claims all over the US. A link to the Lost Dutchman club is also on their site. At our store, a GPAA Membership is $92 plus tax. It comes with a nice pan, DVD, and other fun stuff!

Below are more clubs for those outside Lewis County:

Willamette Valley Mining Assn. (Salem, OR)

Washington Prospectors Mining Assn (Mt. Vernon, Tacoma, Pateros,      Olympic Peninsula)

Bedrock Prospectors (Puyallup, WA)

North Central Washington Prospectors (Wenatchee, WA)

Prospectors Plus (Federal Way, Monroe, Smokey Point, WA)

Yakima Prospectors Association (Yakima, WA)

Want to learn how to pan, run a sluice, or dredge, while learning how to find REAL GOLD? Check out Blue Sky Gold Mining, based in Olympia, WA. This professional outfitter also offers crushing and refining services and will help you with claim staking, marking, and annual maintenance.

Now, here's how you can get involved and help us keep prospecting alive and well in the Pacific Northwest, and around the US. Please consider giving these hard-working organizations some support:

Resources Coalition

For the education and defense of human and civil rights secured by law as relates to the right of the public to use public lands as they relate to Small Scale Mineral Prospecting and Mining.

Public Lands for the People

PLP was constructed to represent outdoor user groups and individuals that are interested in keeping public and private lands open to prospecting, mining, and outdoor recreation. We will file injunctions, and perform any legal action necessary to protect these natural rights.

The American Mining Rights Association

This non-profit association was created by miners and public land users, for miners and public land users, to preserve and maintain their rights as they pertain to access to their public lands and their rights to obtain minerals on those lands.

The National Mining Association

NMA's mission is to build support for public policies that will help Americans fully and responsibly benefit from our abundant domestic coal and mineral resources. Our objective is to engage in and influence the public process on the most significant and timely issues that impact mining's ability to safely and sustainably locate, permit, mine, trasport, and utilize the nation's vast resources.

Minerals and Mining Advisory Council

The Council’s mission is; 1: Bring together all the groups and organizations that are fighting for the same thing. 2: Organize, modernize, institute and Unify all Nation-Wide Mining Districts. 3: Minerals and Mining to be recognized as Federal Mineral Grantees and Federal Public Land Stakeholders. 4: To be recognized as Federal Mining Districts or possibly a Federal Agency if conditions are right. ONE VOICE!