Southern Indiana Chapter of the GPAA
    Southern Indiana Chapter of the GPAA
Your local gold prospecting club from Brown County
Yes there IS gold in Indiana

Your Visit


Our Friend Robin Stevens
At The Gatesville Country Store

Gatesville Country Store
4525 Salt Creek Rd.
Nashville, IN 47448

GPAA stands for Gold Prospectors Association of America (C)

Latino Action
League Inc.
We also support the
2850 E. County Rd. 875 S.
Mooresville Indiana 46158
gold bars
        How to find Gatesville Indiana                 ---->> Map Page
We meet at the store in Gatesville at the crossroads of North Saltcreek Rd and Gatesville Rd
To call Gatesville a small town is not really fair to small towns. Gatesville is more of a tiny town, well its really just a
store a firehouse and some houses with Saltcreek
running thru it, but Saltcreek has gold even if it is glacier gold.

            The new laws for prospecting in Indiana,
                (well their not really new any more)
   as most of you know Indiana recently passed some
        new laws concerning prospecting in the state.
          below is the link to a PDF copy of the rules...                                           
      New Rules on Prospecting In Indiana   Click Here


  Thanks to Chuck Lassiter from Midwest Prospctor

If you have a Orginzation or club or something like that you want us to post here let us know
Gold prospecting - fastest growing outdoor recreation in Indiana
                      Everyones doing it.why not you?


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Welcome to the Southern Indiana GPAA website
Come on down to Gatesville Indiana and get yourself some gold
There are more places in Indiana then Brown County and Salt Creek to find gold.

Ask around and you may find more
If you are new to prospecting please check out one of Indiana's local clubs.
They are free to join and will be happy to help you out and get you started right.
You may also make some new friends along the way.
It really is more then putting dirt in a pan and shaking it around.
We have 3 clubs in Indiana right now and maybe more on the way.
Check out our links to the other chapters.
For most of us this is just a hobby and a way to get out of the house and into the creek.
There are a few guys making money prospecting (in Indiana) but not me.
They work alot harder at it then I do, hobbys should be fun not work.
But its a great hobby and alot of fun for the family.

Support Our Troops
We are a local chapter of the GPAA (gold prospectors) from Southern Indiana.
With gold prospecting being the fastest growing outdoor recreation in Indiana,
its important that the new people get started out right, we are here to help with
that. Everybody is always welcome to join our club
(its free to join local chapters) or drop by a meeting and ask questions...
we are happy to help.
All you need to do to become a member of the Southern Chapter is say
you want to..... how much easer could that be?
             We have drawings at the meetings and give door prizes.

Every one is always welcome to drop by a meeting and check it out or just say Hi.

All local chapters are always free to join
All Cancer Sucks
Their is more to gold prospecting then BIG nuggets
                   Its all in the small details






Old News
Photo Gallery
About Us
Contact Us
Map Page
Info Page
This months newsletter
Prospecting Supplies
Items for sale
Last updated 08/16/2014
               Copyright 2010/2013 C.L.Snyder/Southern Chapter GPAA. All Rights Reserved.
The club will meet every 2nd Saturday of
the month at 1:00pm in Gatesville Indiana
             from March thru October
Click here to go to the
     club calendor

Keep the Internet open
To Date

Yes! There is gold in Indiana

Indiana Department of Natural Resources  (DNR)
The DNR people have posted prospecting info on their website
             With PDFs, Maps & Gold locations in Indiana
                                   Plus much more
                Drop by there and see what they have
Click on Flag
or link below
            The copyright for this website refers strictly to the domain name "", and in no way
            makes any claim towards copyrighting the material found within, all photos are the property of the persons
who owns them. Clip-art is mostly found in public domain or is made by myself and others and given into public domain.
                     The information provided on this website is intended to be used to aid those in search of information
                         concerning gold prosecting in and around Brown County Indiana.  Many thanks  to those who have
                       gladly shared their knowledge, photographs, time, and stories with the "Southern Indiana Gold Club"

In memory of Bill Mings - Dec. 31, 1945-Oct. 13th 2011
A friend lost to soon and to suddenly

Saltcreek Gatesville Ind.

September 13th
will be the
our next club


Remember shirts
are still available
small to 5X on order

Any group or individuals wanting info or setting up any kind of event that you would like the club to assist with. contact the President of the club  directly. I'm sorry but as the web guy I have no say in who gets help or not.
Please buy a t-shirt
you'll look great in it.
We are a non profit organization


   Jay Clawson  -                President       

   Mike  Cook                 Vice  President             

   Tom Smith   -              Treasurer                       E-mail not posted       

   Clifford Smith      -       Secretary              Email maybe coming soon but starting to think not.

   Clarence Snyder        -      WebMaster   

   Please if you have any questions or info you think we should have
   send it to one of the adderss about. I am always happy to receve
   Emails with questions or whatever so don't be shy                     

                 The gold miner's headquarters
Dedicated to the small scale & recreational gold miner

                                          A great site, check it out

Site administrator
Clarence Snyder
          Check out
    They have lots of info
  on where to find gold in
                               Check out our newest link
A great website full of infomation on Treasure Hunting, Metal Detecting & Gold Prospecting.
                         Lots of good Information
STOP the movement to eliminate Treasure Hunting in Oregon.
What are these people thinking?
      Click here to read story
Thanks to for the info

If you have never been over to the Gold prospectors space web site
         then your missing out on lots of fun and great information
Just click on the banner above to visit their site

An article from the Brown County Almanack Fall 2013 on Gold in Gatesville
Click Here
Click here
Free Counter
New Items in the FOR SALE page part/thingy
Don't forget to check out the FOR SALE area.... We have new items up for sale.....
2014 Calendar is up
Click this to check out an old flyer from Gatesville store from years ago

If you want to be remembered 100 years from now and have a little extra cash laying
                       around this may be something you shoud look into.
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Welcome to 2014!!

Lets hope 2014 is a banner year for Indiana gold

Brown County Rock and Mineral Club
   Check out this local rock club
      Its kind of our sister club
  as quite a few of the members
are also in the Southern Indiana
      Chapter of the GPAA here.
So if you like rocks, Fossils & stuff
                check them out.
    Keene Engineering
    what more can you
     #1 in prospecting

Here is a link to a nice little PDF file from the Indiana DNR
   that summarizes the Indiana prospecting regulations
Click Here
           We Are
No Longer Affiliated
     With The LALI
       We Support the
Public Lands for People
Photos from the August 9th Meeting
Drawing and door prize winners... HA winners?
Nugget Winners

    on beating Caylib
       We support
     Well the cure
       for it that is.
  If your going to walk
    anyway, do it for
     a good reason
   or a good cause.
   Check out this short Video of Jim
   and Bill at the Martinsville library.
   They had over 74 people attend!
    You can't really hear Jim to well,
    But you see all the people
Okay so last month I jokes about my nephew taking some bad photos.
                 I guess they can't all be good now can they?
This month the meeting went great even with Jay running a little late.
Happy Birthday by the way and thank you for having cake. It was yummy :)
Everyone look right!
Now everyone look left.
I don't like that game.
Steven are you in a bad mood? Never!
It's looks like this that I like to comment on.... but this look says I maybe better not. Yeah I will.
I am leave me alone!!!
Just chillin

Real Gatesville gold
Small gold pan
Smile much?

This is Jim Bowers, and yes he is in a good mood.
Jim is always donating items to the club to give
away. He never asks for anything in return and is
almost always at a meeting if he can get away.
Jim Bowers is the Southern Indiana Chapter.
Him and many more come togather every month
from March to October every year out of friendship
and the quest for the yellow bits or gold just waiting
for them. I just wanted to say "Thank you" to Jim
and everyone else for giving me a place to go
on Saturdays all summer long to meet up
with friends new and old.

We may be on the crazy side Prospecting for gold
in Indiana but at least we're not alone doing it.
To go to the video page
             click here
DNR Info
We will be under construction for
the next few weeks, please check
back often. I am hoping we will be
better and faster with more to offer.