NWGPA

The NorthWest Gold Prospectors Association

Who we are!   


We are the NorthWest Gold Prospectors Association, a non-profit gold prospecting club dedicated to promote the hobby of recreational gold prospecting and small scale mining.


​We organized in February 1996 and are 450 members and 450 additional on our emailing list strong and growing by the month. We helped start a Clearwater Chapter in the Lewiston-Orofino Area. Please take time to review our Membership Application & our Standing Rules and Code of Ethics. We would like to WELCOME you as a new member.


We hold monthly meetings throughout the year on the second Wednesday of the month and have outings the weekend following the meeting between May and October. We share knowledge and experience and have a great time in doing so. We have 12 gold claims that are open to the members and are actively pursuing the acquisition of additional claims. Some of our members open their personal claims to the membership. 


Eagle City Park is available to us for our monthly outings at no charge (unless you plan to camp overnight) and is open to families and individuals. The fee is $10 per family per day on non-outing weekends or $30 for the weekend including Friday night setup and $10 for the whole weekend to camp during outings. 


​Unless otherwise noted, the NorthWest Gold Prospectors meet at 7:00PM on the second Wednesday of each month at the Rathdrum Senior Center located at 8037 W Montana Street, Rathdrum, ID at the southwest corner of Montana Street and Highway 41.  Refreshments are donated by the members and are served at the meetings. Exciting and informative programs are presented by members and guest speakers.


The members bring and donate items for our raffles. Items range from a can of beans to gold nuggets. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Every person who signs in will be given a ticket for a surprise door prize drawing. 


Outings are held at Eagle City Park the weekend following the monthly meetings between May and October unless otherwise announced at the meeting and in the Nugget News. A potluck dinner is held on Saturday afternoon at 4:00PM during the outing. Bring your table service, beverage and a dish or two. You do not have to participate in the outing to attend the potluck. 


Annual Membership Fees:  $20 Single, $25 Couple or $30 Family


2018 NWGPA Officers & Board of Directors contact information:  Click HERE.


For more information call: President @ 208-262-6518 or email bob@goldfeverminingsupply.com      


​Why not join us and have fun! 


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2019 NWGPA Gold & Treasure Show, March 16th & 17th, 2019

Looking for vendors to join us at our  20th Annual Gold & Treasure Show hosted by the NorthWest Gold Prospectors Association.  

Get Details Here

Club Rules & Code of Ethics

Prospectors Rules & Code of Ethics

Rules

1. The use of alcohol on Association outings should be limited and prudent. 

2. Smoking will not be permitted at Association meetings or activities unless held in the open air. DO NOT throw butts on the ground.

3. Members are expected to adhere to the Association’s Code of Ethics while prospecting / mining. 

4. Members are expected to conduct themselves at all times in accordance with the laws of the land and with reasonable moral behavior. 

5. Violation of Standing Rules will result in disciplinary action as determined by the Executive Board of Officers. 

6. The President, Vice-President or their appointed spokesperson(s) are the only people authorized to speak on behalf of the NWGPA. 

7. Regular monthly meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM at the designated place. 

8. Fun must be had by all. Copies of the NWGPA By-Laws are available upon request.      

Code of Ethics

1. Know and obey the laws, rules and regulations pertaining to mining. 

2. Respect private property and mining claims of others. Get Permission First! 

3. Conduct your mining activity in a manner that will cause minimal disturbance to others.  

4. Plan your operation prior to proceeding to ensure minimal environmental impact and erosion.  

5. Restore the area to it’s original or better condition when finished with your operation. 

6. NEVER disrupt or damage wildlife breeding sites, even if it’s legal to do so.   

7. Remove all trash and debris found in and around all streams, rivers and campsites.

8. Keep your equipment maintained and in peak operating condition.  

9. Use extreme caution when using petroleum products around waterways. 

10. MINE SAFELY! No amount of gold is worth your life or the life of others.                   

VIOLATIONS OF THE ABOVE REFLECT ON ALL OF US. 

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NWGPA Officers

NWGPA Officers & Directors

President:

Wayne McCarroll

208-262-6837

mccarroll2297@roadrunner.com


Vice President:

Bryan McKeehan

509-999-8710

doorguybryan@hotmail.com


Secretary:

Mary Lowe

208-651-8318

mary@goldfeverminingsupply.com


Treasurer:

Diane McCarroll

208-262-6477

mccarroll2297@roadrunner.com


Sergeant of Arms:

Skip Lindahl

509-487-7831

kd7fye@gmail.com


Club Merchandise

Darin Faires

509-481-0968

darinfaires@msn.com


Directors:

Bob Beck (1yr Jan 2019)

714-401-0139

nuggethunter2000@aol.com


Bryan McKeehan (3yr Jan 2020)

509-999-8710

doorguybryan@hotmail.com


Greg Mertens (2yr Jan 2019)

208-641-7777

jafcotrenchlessyahoo.com


Mark Cook (3yr Jan 2020)

208-755-8853

mark2697301@gmail.com


Wayne McCarroll (2 yr Jan 2019)

208-262-6837

mccarroll2297@roadrunner.com


Communication and Newsletter:

Bob Lowe

208-699-8128

bob@goldfeverminingsupply.com


Membership:

Mary Lowe

208-651-8318

mary@goldfeverminingsupply.com


Claims & Gold Show Chairman: Mark Cook


Activities:


Nomination:


Law and Regulations: Wayne McCarroll


Legislation Liaison:


Internet Website: Bill Izzard


Programs:


Financial Audit:

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Unless otherwise noted, the NorthWest Gold Prospectors meet at 7:00PM on the second Wednesday of each month at the Rathdrum Senior Center located at 8037 W Montana Street, Rathdrum, ID at the southwest corner of Montana Street and Highway 41.  Refreshments are donated by the members and are served at the meetings. Exciting and informative programs are presented by members and guest speakers. 

NorthWest Gold Prospectors Association

8037 W Montana St, Rathdrum, Idaho 83858, United States

(208) 262-6518

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