Important Updates

Website Updates are in Process – If you have trouble getting to the forums please use the link below:

Welcome to the East Bay Prospectors Site:

We are an Official Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA) Chapter! Founded in March 2009. Are you interested in Gold Prospecting and Treasure hunting? You are welcome to join. Come to a few meetings and see how you like us. We are now incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the State of California under the name “EB Prospectors”.  As of January 2020, the EBP membership voted to put a dues system in place to help us cover some expected major expenses coming our way due to road repair issues that hamper access to 5 of our claims. Annual dues were voted on by the membership during January 2020 meeting and set at $50 per member, couple or family. In the past we had been a dues free club and hope to return to that if we can.

Mission Statement

East Bay Prospectors is dedicated to providing education, support and increased public awareness of prospecting and mining, while maintaining responsible environmental conservation.  Our purpose is to educate and support individual participants, groups, organizations and anybody else interested in the ecologically sound practices of gold prospecting, small scale gold mining for profit and treasure hunting. These purposes will be accomplished through training and education concerning the locating and legal removal of minerals and treasures while preserving wildlife habitat and the environment where these activities occur. Training and education shall be accomplished through demonstrations, lectures, meetings or field outings at any location deemed appropriate by the board of directors and club members including public lands where we can or have gained ownership of the mineral rights.