Welcome to the WSPA's public web site. We are a limited membership gold prospecting organization. We maintain our public website for contact information and a private member's only forum site. The private, password protected forum, is where we conduct all association business. That includes, voting on new member applicants, claims information, by-laws, finances, Outing lists, and all other information pertaining to WSPA members.
The WSPA was founded in 2006 and Incorporated in 2007 as an Arizona non-profit corporation. Our claims are located in Arizona, Nevada, and northern and southern California. We are always looking for new areas, patented and non patented land for claiming, or existing claims for leasing or purchasing. Most of our claims are open for both metal detecting and dry washing. Some are designated as detecting only.
Our memberships consists of a maximum of 100 non-claim holding members and unlimited number of claim holding members (members who offer their personal claims for use by the WSPA and approved by the WSPA). We offer Family memberships and seniors discounts.
Outings are held for our membership on our existing claims approximately four or five times a year. Saturday night pot-luck dinners are second to none and a culinary delight.