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Welcome to the Tomah WI GPAA Chapter. Check out the Chapter Outings link for the up dates. Check out the Club Newsletters.

Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of each month at 1:00 P.M.

The new meeting site for the Tomah chapter is in the Town of LaGrange town hall, located on Hwy 21, 1.8miles west of the Hwy 12 intersection in Tomah. The address is 22731 Flint Ave. , Tomah Wisconsin. The club member’s list is over 300 and growing. The number of members attending the meetings average around 40. Guests are always welcomed.

Tomah WI GPAA Chapter Coming Events:

Check out the Chapter Outings for further information    Chapter Outings


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Other WI GPAA Chapter/ Metal Detector Clubs:

Midstate Metal Detecting Club holds its meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Blue Top Motel on Church St. in Stevens Point Wisconsin. For more information contact Steve Miller at (715) 572-1845 or email at:

Wisconsin Northwood’s Chapter holds its meetings on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 11am above BS on mail 34 N Main St., Rice Lake, WI. For more information contact Tom Frank at; (715) 579-7111

Kettle Moraine Chapter holds its meetings on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Salem United Methodist Church, 120 Sheboygan Street, Fond du lac, Wi Greenbush Wisconsin. For more information contact Ron Smith at (920) 207-4092 or email at: or visit the web site at:

Wausau Prospectors – meets the 1st Saturday of the month at 11:00 am in the Village Town Hall in Brokaw Wisconsin. Address is: 218 2nd St., Brokaw, WI. Take US 51 north of Wausau and take exit 197. Then go east on county road WW. At the 4 way stop in Brokaw take a right. You are there (just past the Credit Union).  Contact:  Kurt Bublitz 715-340-2831 or e-mail

Web Site: Wausau Prospectors Club

"Related Resources"

GPAA Club Tungsten Alloy Gold Replacement Transportation of Tungsten Gold Rings Tungsten Rings Mineral Information 

Tomah WI GPAA Chapter Officers for 2011/2012

President: Mike Fait – (715) 384-9265  or email at:

Vice President: Gary Morrison 715-316-2555

Secretary: Jeanne Morrison 715-316-2555

Newsletter Editor - Diane North  608-635-7031

 Treasurer: Gayle Fait – (715) 384-9265

Claims Chairman: Richard Niemyjske ( ) 608-637-3295

Outing Chairman - Jeff Hastings (  (608) 637-3097

Wisconsin State GPAA Rep  & Outings Chairman - Mike Flint  -  (608) 372-0694 or email at:

Webmaster: Carl Mauritz (715) 253-2228 or email at:


Troy Weight Chart

• 24 grains = 1 pennyweight = 1.5552 grams
• 1 gram = .64 pennyweight
• 1 pennyweight = 1.56 grams or .05 troy ounce
• 20 pennyweight = 1 troy ounce = 31.1035 grams
• 12 ounces = 1 pound troy = 373.24 grams.

Metric Conversion Factors

• 1 troy Ounce = 31.103 Grams                                                                                                                                                                             

• 1 Pennyweight = 1.555 Grams                                                                                                                                                                             • 15.432 Grains = 1 Gram                                                                                                                                                                         



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