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Meetings are currently being held at the GPAA Swank West Claim. Check the schedule below for more information.


Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the GPAA Meeting and Event Schedule for 2017

January 19-21 2017 - Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show. Contact Sonny Lucas for more information or to help.

April  8, 2017 - BCGPAA April 2017 Meeting - Golden Corral (Ontario) OR Swank Claim, depending on weather conditions. 11:00AM. Announcement 1 wk prior to date with location.

May 13, 2017 - BCGPAA May 2017 Meeting - Common Dig / Potluck Lunch / Meeting - Swank Claim 9:00AM

May 20 - 21, 2017 - BCGPAA Thermal City Dig Trip - Hosted by Walt and Bette

June 10-11, 2017 - BCGPAA Annual Fossick  Saturday: Free Common Dig / Day and Night Beeper Hunt / Meeting / Potluck Sunday - Common Dig. Swank Claim.

July 8, 2017 - BCGPAA July 2017 Meeting - Common Dig / Potluck Lunch - Swank Claim 9:00AM

August 12, 2017 - BCGPAA August 2017 Meeting  / GRD Cleanup - Meeting / Potluck - Swank Claim. Clean up starts at 10:00AM. Please bring weedeaters, gloves, etc. We need all the help we can get at this meet!!!

September 2-3 2017 - BCGPAA Annual Gold Rush Days *Beeper Hunt- Swank Claim

September 9, 2017 - BCGPAA September 2017 Meeting - Common Dig / Meeting / Potluck - Swank Claim

October 14, 2017 - BCGPAA October Meeting / Officer Elections - Common Dig / BBQ / Potluck / Meeting - Swank Claim

October 2017 - BCGPAA to Cleveland Museum of Natural History 10:00AM - 4:00PM. Need volunteers to help man the panning station.

November 11, 2017- BCGPAA "Thanksmas Meeting" - Golden Corral in Ontario, Ohio. 11:00AM. Please pay at register. We will be in the private "meeting room" again this year. Thanks for your cooperation!

All common digs begin at 9:00AM. Break for potluck and meeting. Resume following meeting Gold nugget raffle and split immediately following.
* All common digs $6.00 fee unless otherwise denoted. Annual Fossick FREE common dig.
** Metal Detector Hunt fees to be announced at the event. They are generally around $10.00 per person.

Meeting Locations

Our warm weather meetings take place at the Swank Claim West at the corner of Gatton Rocks Rd and Cutnaw Road between Bellville and Butler, OH. Cold weather meetings are announced on a monthly basis with location determined at that time.

Swank Claim Address: 1099 Cutnaw Rd. Bellville, OH  44813
GPS Coordinates: N 40° 35.885' W 082° 27.602'

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