Gold Prospectors Association of Tucson

The Gold Prospectors Association of Tucson (GPAT) is the only prospecting club in Tucson that is affiliated with the Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA), a nationwide organization. This affiliation allows us, as a club, to utilize all of GPAA's Gold Claims. We have access to claims within an easy driving distance of Tucson and many more available in the state of Arizona. We are a family-oriented organization. Many of our members bring their spouses & children to all our outings. GPAT is a non-profit organization. ALL Officers are volunteers and receive no remuneration. ALL operating funds are raised by the sale of prospecting related items, and by the raffling of GOLD & merchandise at our monthly meetings and at our group outings.


We are having meetings every month now. 

See below for meeting time and location.


The Only GPAA Affiliated Club in Tucson

Interested in joining GPAT?


Third Wednesday of every month from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


VFW #4903 Hall

5310 E. Bellevue St. 

Tucson, AZ 

This is one block north of Speedway and about a block and half west of Craycroft. 

Current Raffle

$1 dollar raffle tickets for a Bucket 'O' Gold!

Over 3 grams of gold in Pay-Dirt from the Polaris claim in a two gallon bucket.

Also included in the bucket are some gemstones, donated by our own Michael Wheeler. Thanks Mike!

Raffle will be awarded at the September meeting (Sept 20, 2023)

GOLD - We Dig It! 




Membership in GPAT is FREE, the only requirement is that you be a member in good standing of GPAA. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings and may participate in almost all activities, including the GOLD Raffle. The only restrictions on visitors are that they cannot hold office, cannot vote in GPAT elections and can only utilize GPAA Gold Claims or participate in GPAT Outings as a guest of a GPAT member. There are always members available to sponsor guests, especially first-timers. Come as a Visitor and if you decide that you would be interested in Recreational Gold Prospecting, we will be glad to sign you up as a GPAA & GPAT member. As a GPAA Member, you get to utilize ALL of GPAAs' Gold Claims anywhere in the USA, not just those in the local area. Locations for the claims can be found in your Gold Prospectors Magazine.