Gold and Treasure Expo coming to Lancaster

March 31, 2014 by  

For who have always wanted to try their hand at gold prospecting, the Gold and Treasure Expo will be at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds here in Lancaster in a couple of weeks.

The event is hosted by The Gold Prospectors Association of America as a way to introduce prospecting to the public and educate them on how and where they might find gold.

The expo will feature something for all ages and degrees of prospecting interest. All attendees will have the opportunity to pan using real gold. The GPAA Gold Panning Zone will have experienced prospectors helping guests pan in 42-foot long water troughs and vendors will be on hand to demonstrate prospecting equipment and accessories. There will be a scavenger hunt for children and for those whose interest in gold is primarily in wearing it, gold jewelry will be available as well.

Like all expos, this one has lots of giveaways; metal detectors, concentrators, and sluice boxes are among the thousands of dollars of prizes to be given away. Additionally, for those aged 18 and over, each day’s expo ends with two tickets being drawn for a two-week Alaska Gold Expedition, including airfare.

Taking place on April 12 and 13, this expo is open to the public and costs $5 for adults, while kids under 12 are free. Events like this are ideal for brochure printers, since attendees appreciate having literature to take home to pore over later.