what claim to visit out west from the mining guide ?????????
Last Post 26 Apr 2016 06:26 AM by JEFF W HIGGERSON. 9 Replies.
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Jonathan SeverUser is Offline
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22 Feb 2016 09:22 AM

    Good afternoon all, 

     

    I am looking to take a trip to one of the claims in the mining guide the week of March 20th 2016, ( my first one )! My choices are AZ,CA,or OR. I would prefer  a claim that will be semi warm that time of year. I just want to know if anyone had any info or knows wich claims have really good gold to pan and sluice. A claim that has fairly easy access to and is in a relativly safe area. Im planning a 4 day trip and plan on renting a jeep too. 

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    22 Feb 2016 04:49 PM
    Jonathan,

    Weather, usually good in Or, Ca, (be prepared for all conditions) for sure good in Az
    Nobody will tell you where the "good gold" is, if they are smart
    Read the MG for clues.
    Az may be a tough go for sluicing, there are spots few and far between
    Or, Ca should have good flowing water
    Most claims are close to roads, most require some hiking
    Define "relatively safe"
    4 day trip, starting where ?
    bringing the metal detector, sluice, pans, wheel ?

    Be sure to stop, look around and enjoy the surroundings

    Get out there

    Bill
    So much river....So little time....Get out there
    Jonathan SeverUser is Offline
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    22 Feb 2016 06:02 PM
    Hi bill its nice to meet ya.!! Lol.... i dont want anyone to tell me where the gold is but direct me to a claim that is known for good gold thats all. Im coming from michigan and have a rare opp. To visit a claim in cal. I would be coming on mar.21-24. Any ideas or claims to recomend?
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    23 Feb 2016 07:26 AM

    The Oregon claims I know are going to be pretty high water in March, especially with the rains we have had.  Those are the Quartzville group and the Cat and Paradise (nasty to get to) down out of Cottage Grove, probably even still snow on the last two..  Best conditions will probably be from the Sacramento area south, but don't know  the claims down there.

     

    Contact the chapter contacts listed in the mag or P&S that are in the route you are following to get some pointers and help.  Worth a few phone calls, and you might hit a chapter outing.

    OHV/Recreation Representative, John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council, BLM--- President, Wolfpack 4x4's, Region 5, Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association--- Member- Mid Valley Prospectors, Brownsville, OR chapter GPAA, Willamette Valley Miners, Bohemia Mine Owners Association
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    23 Feb 2016 03:37 PM
    I'm in the San Francisco bay area.
    I have been to most all the claims from Auburn Ca to Yosemite and have found gold at all of them, maybe not the first time, it's there all ya gotta do is find it
    Cant speak for Az or Or
    In March, weather will be a moving target ( I hope), we have been getting rain up until the first of February, hope we see alot more but I'm not optimistic, snow in the higher elevations may hinder your back road travels, March is a good time for having moving water, summer not so much
    Most back country roads are not maintained during the winter months and may not be passable
    The area in and around the Stanislaus river basin has a number of claims, as well as Italian Bar LDMA site with towns not far away
    Not knowing your experience or equipments that you may have, I would not recommend a claim, study the MG for answers to questions
    Some of the Socal claims have restrictions and hoops to jump through, again pay attention to the MG


    Bill
    So much river....So little time....Get out there
    JEFF W HIGGERSONUser is Offline
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    24 Apr 2016 10:24 AM
    How can I buy a GPAA 2016 mining guide?
    Scott LeidenbergerUser is Offline
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    24 Apr 2016 03:08 PM
    Hey Jeff,

    I see that you are a lifetime member. You should get the new Mining Guide when it comes out. Not sure when that is though.

    Scott
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    25 Apr 2016 07:33 AM
    Thinks the last one they sent me was 2014
    ARTHUR WAUGHUser is Offline
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    25 Apr 2016 02:59 PM

    Jeff-  The most current guide is the 2014 issue and all the new and dropped claims are listed in the Pick & Shovel and the ones from when the guide came out until now are under the learn tab at the top of the page, then in Pick & Shovel.

     

    New guides come out on average of every 3 years or so, so we are probably a year or so from a new one, but it all depends on how many claim chainges there are as to if it is worth the cost of doing a new one.

    OHV/Recreation Representative, John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council, BLM--- President, Wolfpack 4x4's, Region 5, Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association--- Member- Mid Valley Prospectors, Brownsville, OR chapter GPAA, Willamette Valley Miners, Bohemia Mine Owners Association
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    26 Apr 2016 06:26 AM
    Thinks, three years, that was I was thinking, but I was not positive.
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