Our monthly outings are typically held over two days on a Saturday and Sunday. In most cases lunch on Saturday consists of a potluck where members contribute a plate for everyone to share. The club provides a brunch on Sunday morning at 10:00 am where eggs, bacon, potatoes, sausage, pancakes, etc... are served.
There is a wealth of knowledge to be gained and friendships to made but finding gold is not our sole priority. A major goal of the GSSN is education. We teach our members to respect the land while they have fun searching for gold. We show the government agencies that manage public land that recreational gold prospecting can be done in a responsible manner and voice our opinion on matters such as land use and mining laws. Club members participate in public service activities such as fencing and securing abandoned mine shafts and teaching scouts and public school students about the mining industry, minerals and gold panning.
The Gold Searchers of Southern Nevada was founded several years ago as a non-profit organization for recreational prospectors in the Southern Nevada area. Our membership at any given time has grown to over 400 members and continues to grow across the Las Vegas valley and beyond.
The GSSN is compromised of members from all walks of life. Some members prefer metal detecting while others put their trust into proven gold extraction equipment such as dry washers and recirculating sluices.
The Gold Searchers of Southern Nevada has several claims where members can participate in a variety of prospecting activities. The club also conducts monthly general membership meetings as well as monthly outings, as weather permits. Please see the Join the Club page for more information regarding our monthly meetings.
The club also has prospecting equipment available for check out to all members. We currently have metal detectors, dry washers, sluice boxes and other prospecting equipment available and encourage our members to try different tools and techniques for gold recovery. For more information on this please see our Equipment Checkout page.