Welcome to The East Bay Prospectors site!!!

We are an Official GPAA Chapter! Founded in March 2009. Are you interested in Gold Prospecting and Treasure hunting? You are welcome to join.  All we ask is that you participate in our Club the best you can. We are now incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the State of California under the name “EB Prospectors”.

 Our Mission Statement

East Bay Prospectors is dedicated to providing education, support and increased public awareness of prospecting and mining, while maintaining responsible environmental conservation.  Our purpose is to educate and support individual participants, groups, organizations and anybody else interested in the ecologically sound practices of gold prospecting, small scale gold mining for profit and treasure hunting. These purposes will be accomplished through training and education concerning the locating and legal removal of minerals and treasures while preserving wildlife habitat and the environment where these activities occur. Training and education shall be accomplished through demonstrations, lectures, meetings or field outings at any location deemed appropriate by the board of directors and club members including public lands where we can or have gained ownership of the mineral rights.

Our monthly meetings are on the first Monday of each month at 7PM. (Second Monday if the first is a Holiday) See the events page for details!

Our meeting location:

Vista Diablo Cabana Club

850 Sullivan Ave., Concord 94518

Doors Open at 6pm for Social Hour

7:15pm – Meeting

Please check the Events, Polls and Surveys tab on the right sidebar menu for the latest info on the meetings and outings!!


We have regular Gold Prospecting Outings too!

What are you waiting for?

We’re always looking for new board members and volunteers.

Our 2023 Club Officers are…………….

Elected Board Members:

President:                                                                                   John Gennrich

Vice President:                                                                         Ed Despins

Secretary:                                                                                   Dale Myer

Treasurer:                                                                                  James Eriksson

Claims Committee Chair:                                                       Martin Coulson

Appointed Board Members:

Our Claims Inspectors:                                                         open
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Fundraising Coordinator(s):                                               Ed Despins

Communications Director:                                                  Dale Myer

Website Administration:                                                     Dale Myer

Outings Coordinator:                                                           open

Education and Outreach Coordinator:                            open

Members at Large (2):                                                      Cris Knight

Other Appointed/Volunteer Officers:

Store Keeper(s):                                     Blind Bob Waldhaus
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Jr. Outings Coordinator:                        –open–

GPAA Purchasing Agent:                      James Eriksson

Historian/Librarian:                              open

Greeter(s):                                              open
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Setup/Tear down/cleanup:

We always need volunteers!!!

Past Presidents:

2009 President/Founder:                    Douglas “Pucky” Junghans

2010 President:                                      Douglas “Pucky” Junghans

2011-12 President:                                 Tim Chandler

2013-14 President:                                Joe Waldhaus “Sourdough Joe”

2014-15 President:                                Joe Waldhaus “Sourdough Joe”

2016-17 President                                  Ken Swenson

2018-2019 President                             Dan DiCarlo

2020-2021 President                            Chris D’Arpino


Contact: Dale Myer
Email: EBProspectors@yahoo.com