Guest on GPAA Claims and Leases
Your active GPAA Membership benefits include spouse or significant other and all children under the age of 18 residing within the household.
As a GPAA Member and to preserve your GPAA Membership benefits, you may invite up to 4 guests while you are prospecting on a GPAA claim or lease. Your guest must be accompanied by you as a GPAA Member and understand that as a nonmember they cannot return to the site without you.
Your guests are limited to gold panning, or they may assist you in limited prospecting and must help in the federally required reclamation. Guests are not allowed to operate their own equipment or any members additional equipment.
GPAA Code of Ethics.
GPAA Code of Ethics must be adhered to by all GPAA Member and their guest.
These Code of Ethics have been in place since 1970. Please follow this link to GPAA Code of Ethics. https://www.goldprospectors.org/Forum/aft/7665
Prospecting and Mining on Private Lands must only be done with the express written consent of the landowner. Failure to have permission constitutes trespassing.
Permission must be obtained from the appropriate federal land managing agency (BLM or USFS) before using any motorized equipment, including small suction dredges.
Wyoming DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY – Land Quality Division furnishes the Guideline No.19 for RECREATIONAL PROSPECTING IN WYOMING (PANNING, DREDGING AND SLUICING)
Although Wyoming follows Federal BLM and USFS guidelines there are exceptions to the scope of activity allowed. It is recommended to read and understand GUIDELINE NO. 19 which can be found here: http://deq.wyoming.gov/media/attachments/Land%20Quality/Exploration/Noncoal%20License%20to%20Explore/LQD_Guidelines-19_Recreational-prospecting-in-wyoming.pdf
High Desert District Office
280 Highway 191 North
Rock Springs, WY 82901-3447
Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Office
101 South 23rd Street
Worland, WY 82401
High Plains District Offices
2987 Prospector Drive
Casper, WY 82604-2968
Region 2: Rocky Mountain Region
740 Simms Street
Golden, CO 80401