We would love to have you join us at one of our meetings or events! Below is our 2023 Schedule of Events. Check back often as this list will be updated.
Jan 14 - January Meeting. Gorman Nature Center. 2295 Lexington Ave. Mansfield, OH 44906 10:00 AM. Potluck at 11:30. Meeting at 12:00.
February 11 - February Meeting. Amvets Post 87 7825 St Rt 61 Galion, OH 44833. 10:00AM. Potluck at 11:30. Meeting at 12:00
February 25 - BCGPAA Booth at Midwest Gold & Treasure Show - Lebanon Indiana
March 11 - March Meeting. Gorman Nature Center. 2295 Lexington Ave. Mansfield, OH 44906. 10:00AM. Potluck at 11:30. Meeting at 12:00
April 1-2 - BCGPAA Panning Demos at Columbus Mineral Fossil & Gem Show at Ohio Expo Center.
April 8 - April Meeting. Amvets Post 87. TBA 10:00AM. Potluck at 11:30. Meeting at 12:00
April 22-23 - Mohican Wildlife Weekend. Gold Panning Demonstrations at Pleasant Hill Lake
May 6 - Pleasant Hill History Day. Gold Panning Demonstrations.
May 13 - May Meeting. Swank Claim. Prospecting store opens at 10:00AM. Common Dig at 10:00AM if enough interested parties. Potluck at 12:00PM. Meeting at 12:30PM.
June 17-18 - Annual Fossick Invitational. Common digs, beeper hunts, speed panning, duck races and more. More information coming soon!
July 8 - July Meeting. Swank Claim. Prospecting store opens at 10:00AM. Common Dig at 10:00AM. Potluck at 12:00PM. Meeting at 12:30PM. Common Dig resumes immediately following meeting.
August 12 - August Meeting. Swank Claim. Prospecting Store opens at 10:00AM. NO COMMON DIG. Cleanup party for Gold Rush instead. Bring trimmers, chainsaws, gloves, etc to help cleanup for Gold Rush. Potluck at 12:00PM. Meeting at 12:30PM.
August 19 - Pleasant Hill Wild West Fest. Gold Panning Demonstrations.
Sept 2-3 - Ohio Gold Rush Days. Swank Claim. Common digs, metal detecting, auctions, speed panning, kids games, food and more! More information coming soon!
October 14 - October Meeting. Prospecting store opens at 10:00AM. NO COMMON DIG. Help needed to to winterize the pumps. 12:00PM Potluck Lunch. 12:30PM Meeting.
November 11 - Annual Thanksmas meeting. Location and time TBA.
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'