Welcome To The Northwest Mineral Prospector’s Club.

The NWMPC is one of the oldest Gold Mining & Prospecting Clubs in Oregon & Washington with Gold Claims for our Club Members to use anytime they want and they Keep All The Gold They Find!!!

For over 40 years now the NWMPC has been teaching young & old everything they need to know about small-scale Gold Mining. If you want to know more check out our About Us link or come see us at one of the many Gold Shows throughout the year.

Our monthly club meetings provide a family-friendly atmosphere where children can learn alongside their parents and engage in hands-on activities related to gold mining and prospecting. We organize educational sessions, workshops and outings tailored to ensuring everyone has a chance to learn and grow together. Guest speakers also talk about gold mining, mineral collecting, rockhounding, fossil hunting, and metal detecting, among other interesting subjects for gold miners of all ages.

We warmly welcome families with children to join us on our mining adventures. Introduce your children to the wonders of gold mining, mineral collecting, rockhounding, fossil hunting, and metal detecting for an incredible bonding experience. We encourage curiosity, discovery, and respect for the environment as we pass on mining traditions to the next generation. As a member, your family will have access to our club’s Gold Claims where everyone can participate in the excitement of finding gold and discovering fascinating minerals.

As a member of the NWMPC, you’ll have access not only to our exclusive Gold Claims but also a range of activities that cater to diverse interests. Explore the hidden gems of our lands through mineral collecting and rockhounding, uncover ancient fossils and unique geological formations, or indulge in the exhilarating world of metal detecting to uncover buried treasures while enjoying the scenic beauty of our club’s claims. Your membership in the NWMPC also includes admittance to the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals.

Club Mining Claims are one of the prized assets of the Northwest Mineral Prospector’s Club. Situated in historic gold mining districts across Oregon and Washington, these claims offer members a unique opportunity to delve into the rich history that shaped the development of the West. As you step foot on these lands, you’ll be transported back in time, walking in the footsteps of the pioneers who sought fortune and adventure during the gold rush era. Explore the remnants of old mining camps, uncover artifacts that tell stories of resilience and perseverance, and immerse yourself in the captivating tales of those who braved the untamed wilderness in pursuit of gold. Our Club Mining Claims are not just a place to search for precious minerals; they are gateways to the past, where you can connect with the spirit of the pioneers and gain a profound appreciation for the legacy they left behind.

Three times a year, we organize group outings to our Gold Claims for all types of fun family activities. Join us for gold panning adventures, exploration of the area, exciting raffles, and a potluck filled with delicious food. It’s an opportunity to connect with fellow club members, share stories, and create lasting memories together. These group outings provide a chance to experience the thrill of gold mining in a supportive and enjoyable environment.

The Northwest Mineral Prospector’s Club is your gateway to a world of exploration, adventure, and connection with nature’s wonders. Join us today to embark on a journey that encompasses not only gold mining but also mineral collecting, rockhounding, fossil hunting, and metal detecting.

We believe that joining a club is a significant decision, and guests are always welcome to attend our monthly club meetings. It’s the perfect opportunity to see what we’re all about, get to know our passionate members, and ask any questions you may have. Our meetings provide an open and friendly environment to satisfy your curiosity about gold mining, prospecting, minerals, and more.

The Northwest Mineral Prospector’s Club does several Gold Panning shows in our local community to teach kids of all ages how to pan for gold and to be able to answer questions that the public may have about Gold prospecting and mining.

Our club is committed to responsible mining practices and the protection of our country’s resources. We emphasize ethical and sustainable methods to preserve the invaluable ecosystems and landscapes that fuel our adventures.

Join the Northwest Mineral Prospector’s Club today and become part of a community that values family, education, adventure, and environmental responsibility. Connect with us to learn more about becoming a member. Visit our About Us link to explore our rich history, or meet us in person at one of the exhilarating Gold Shows we participate in throughout the year. For membership inquiries or further information, please email us at webinfo@nwmpc.com. Let’s create unforgettable experiences, foster a love for nature, and build a legacy of mining traditions with our families by our side.

Revised 7-06-2023