The Gold Prospectors of the Rockies (GPR) was founded in Denver, Colorado, in 1995. The general purpose of this non-profit, family-oriented club is "the advancement of gold prospecting." The GPR meets once a month to educate members about placer gold prospecting, review old and new products, coordinate family outings, participate in drawings for nuggets, and promote the pursuit of gold. Each month, the club arranges a presentation on an aspect of small-scale gold prospecting. Also, the club holds on-site training sessions in how to locate placer gold, panning, highbanking, dredging, and metal detecting, and publishes a monthly newsletter. Membership in the GPR is not limited by nationality, race, color, gender, or creed. Attendees under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.