Alberquerque area gpaa members/ gold spots
Last Post 30 Dec 2017 03:32 PM by Anthony Sanchez. 7 Replies.
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25 Aug 2017 04:21 PM

     

    Hey guys what is going on? Im Anthony im new to the GPAA but not new to gold prospecting, anyways i'm wondering where exactly in the Sante Fe arroyos is the gold, like all the arroyos? I was also wondering about the placetas area by Sandia mountain. Im going to leave my number here for any near by prospectors who would like to go gold huntin with me. (505) 582-3772. thanks happy diggin!

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    11 Sep 2017 10:45 PM
    Hey hey! Good to have you around. I live in Los Lunas. According to the old USGS survey and information, Placitas does have gold in the gravels. I've wanted to try those hills for a long time, but you'd have to know where you could actually access the land legally or get written permission. Trespassing (especially on reservations) is a big no-no. Not too sure about Santa Fe, I did pan some in the Pecos river back up near the wilderness area there but saw no color. To the northwest of Santa Fe I think are a couple of old mining ghost towns that I think were very rich, one of them polluted a stream/river pretty badly and basically initiated the environmental lockdown that we have today. Best area near Albuquerque is around Golden, in the San Pedro and Ortiz mountains on the other side of the Sandias. Very heavily claimed, but historically very rich and still produces well. Best bet over there is to know a landowner or claim owner. The local club, NMGPA, has three claims in that area with varying difficulty of access (easy 2WD, hard 2WD, and 4WD only). There is good gold in the state, but those are the only areas nearby that I know of.
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    26 Nov 2017 02:48 PM
    Nice I actually am gonna join the NM gold prospecting club and also gonna check out the gpaa claims here haven't heard much on how the gold is guess I'm gonna find out. So what's you're advice to prospect placitas, call someone in government on the minerals? 
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    26 Nov 2017 02:49 PM
    Also are you part of the nmgpa?
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    27 Nov 2017 11:47 PM
    I am part of the NMGPA, yes. Good group of folks, very much worth it. Prospecting the placitas - first step is figure out who owns the land you want to go to. If it's BLM or NFS, check to see if it's already claimed. If it's private (or tribal), contact the landowner to see if they will give you permission in writing. It's going to take a fair amount of detective work. As for the GPAA claims, you can probably find the write-ups on some of them here on the forums. Here is what I know:

    Little Jo - close, in Socorro. Haven't been there yet, but would like to check it out.
    Greyback Group - Two and a half hours for me each way. Best one I've been to so far. Always find gold, it's not microscopic, and it's nice to see 10-15 colors in a pan.
    Royal Flush - old hard rock mine, close to Greyback. I guess a fair amount of very small gold (I didn't see any) in a greenish colored ore.
    Against the Wind - Long drive. Found nothing. Did find a fair amount of very small gold further up the mountain.
    Gold Skye Seven - Couldn't find it.
    Oro Grande - Never been there. Heard good things, seen pics of 1/4" nuggets. Would really like to spend a week there. Long drive.
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    04 Dec 2017 03:54 PM
    Hi guys,
    Subscribed to this thread.

    Im hoping to prospect those northern NM mountains this spring as the snow receeds. May see you there
    The mountains are calling and I must go. - john muir
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    30 Dec 2017 09:48 AM
    nice so how do i join the local club go to the meeting every month? I appreciate the feedback on the claims im going to join in a couple months and also gold prospect
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    30 Dec 2017 03:32 PM
    you havent ben to placer creek 2, 3 in the claim book?


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