Gold Prospectors of Colorado (GPOC) is a non-profit organization for gold prospectors in Colorado that focuses on recreation and education.
GPOC’s solid code of ethics requires members to respect the land while prospecting, regardless of their location. Keeping the land in the same condition as before arrival is key to securing rights to continue prospecting as well as a solid club reputation.
GPOC is committed to educating the general public on gold prospecting and the science behind gold recovery. They demonstrate and teach gold panning at a variety of events, such as the Territory Days in Old Colorado City, Burro Days in Fairplay, and the Denver Gem and Mineral Show.