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A community of treasure hunters in
Northern California

Whether you are a beginner or a miner by trade, SMPA helps and educates their members learn the basics to get them started, or expand their knowledge and experience.  

General meetings are every 3rd Thursday of the month and are open to the general public.  Come join us to see what we're all about!


Mining Claims

Gain access to gold bearing mining claims in Shasta and Trinity Counties.


Organized gold mining and metal detecting group outings

Enjoy monthly group gold mining and metal detecting outings at one of our many claims, or within the outlying areas. 


Build lifelong friendships

SMPA allows members young and old to learn new skills and build new relationships while enjoying what our local areas have to offer.   

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