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  1. #1
    us
    Jan 2009
    California
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    GPAA vs. LDMA ??

    Hi all,

    I'm new to treasure hunting/prospecting. I live in So Cal (Bell Gardens) and I am looking to join a cub. There is a club in Downey that I plan on joining, "Prospector's Club Of So. California".

    I am also thinking about joining one of the big associations, GPAA or LDMA, but can't decide which one to join. Can anyone tell me if one is better than the other, or what the differences are? The LDMA is quite a bit more expensive ($300) that the GPAA ($60), but they also have more claims to work on. Is that the only difference?

    Any help would be truly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Dan G.
    GPAA Member
    www.prospectingvacations.com

  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2007
    Northeast Georgia
    DFX,XLT, Goldbug
    217

    Re: GPAA vs. LDMA ??

    If you belong to GPAA you get their claims book and whatnot. You cannot use their facilities that belong to the LDMA. The only time you can is when they have a common dig and that costs money. If you join the LDMA, you get to use all of their properties and camp their for a couple of dollars a day. You get reduced costs for their outings and also if you go to their Cripple Creek camp in Nome, Alaska. Have been a meber for 7 years and switched to the LDMA after 1 year. You can pay on time with no interest after a deposit. They are great people and you will have a good time if you don't mind getting a little dirty. Have been to their Alaska camp and it is a one of a kind experience. It just depends on how much you travel and how much you will use it. Good Luck

  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2009
    California
    4

    Re: GPAA vs. LDMA ??

    Hey,

    Thanks gametalman52 for the reply. I think I'll try out the GPAA first.

    Thanks,
    Dan
    GPAA Member
    www.prospectingvacations.com

  4. #4

    Jun 2007
    Modesto, Ca
    31
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    Re: GPAA vs. LDMA ??

    If you join LDMA you get GPAA at no additional cost. We camp at LDMA properties at zero cost for up to 4 months. We bought the lifetime membership for LDMA at one of the gold shows, have both LDMA & GPAA and make monthly payments that are only $30.00. We have the claims guide book for GPAA too. The common dig costs for LDMA is much lower than GPAA ($60 vs $100 for 3 days)
    Daddy's little gold digger

 

 

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