Who we are?

Welcome to The East Bay Prospectors site!!!

We are an Official GPAA Chapter! Founded in March 2009. Are you interested in Gold Prospecting and Treasure hunting? You are welcome to join. It’s FREE! All we ask is that you participate in our Club the best you can. We are now incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the State of California under the name “EB Prospectors”.

 Our Mission Statement

East Bay Prospectors is dedicated to providing education and increase public awareness of prospecting and mining, while maintaining responsible environmental conservation.  There is no cost to join and the benefits are countless.

Our monthly meetings are on the first Monday of each month at 7PM. (Second Monday if the first is a Holiday) See the events page for details!

Our meeting location:

Contra Costa Water District
1331 Concord Ave. (not Blvd!)
Concord, CA                                      MAP

Time: 7PM to 9PM

Please check the Events,Polls and Surveys tab on the right sidebar menu for the latest info on the meetings and outings!!


We have regular Gold Prospecting Outings too!

What are you waiting for?

It’s FREE to join us and we’re always looking for new board members and volunteers.

Our 2016 Club Officers are…………….

Elected Board Members:

President:                                                                                   Ken Swenson

Vice President:                                                                          Ivan Eriksson

Secretary:                                                                                  Dale Myer

Treasurer:                                                                                 James Eriksson

Claims Committee Chair:                                                        Ron Hamilton
Appointed Board Members:

Our Claims Inspectors:                                                         Scott Roach
.                                                                                                 Tony Simas
.                                                                                                 Jeremiah Osgood

Fundraising Coordinator(s):                                               OPEN – apply now!

Communications Director:                                                  Dale Myer

Website Administration:                                                     Dale Myer

Outings Coordinator:                                                           Fred Kreider

Education and Outreach Coordinator:                              Joe Waldhaus “Sourdough Joe”

Members at Large (2):                                                       Joe Waldhaus “Sourdough Joe”
.                                                                                               Gary Chance
Other Appointed/Volunteer Officers:

Store Keeper(s):                                     Blind Bob Waldhaus
.                                                               –open–

Jr. Outings Coordinator:                        –open–

GPAA Purchasing Agent:                      James Eriksson

Historian/Librarian:                              Bobby Whitworth “LDMA Bobby”

Greeter(s):                                              Diane Osejo
.                                                              –open–

Setup/Tear down/cleanup:                 Lenny Osejo

We always need volunteers!!!

Past Presidents:

2009 President/Founder:                     Douglas “Pucky” Junghans

2010 President:                                      Douglas “Pucky” Junghans

2011-12 President:                                Tim Chandler

2013-14 President:                                Joe Waldhaus “Sourdough Joe”

2014-15 President:                                Joe Waldhaus “Sourdough Joe”


Contact: Dale Myer
Email: EBProspectors@yahoo.com