The Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA) was founded in 1968 to preserve and promote the great heritage of the North American Prospector. The GPAA is also dedied to providing a platform for the exchange of information, presenting an organized voice for small scale miners, professional prospectors and helping its members find .
"You can use your metal detecting equipment in the open park areas, you are required to return the turf to it's original condition. You are not permitted to go on any athletic areas; softball, baseball, soccer, golf courses, etc. You are not permitted to go into any fenced/secured areas, pools, stadiums, etc.