Blue Bucket Claim, Oregon
Last Post 09 Nov 2017 04:06 PM by DOMINIC RICCI. 18 Replies.
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JIM ACKERUser is Offline
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01 Mar 2016 08:57 AM

    Kevin.

    Any news or updates on when the Blue Bucket might open back up?

    thx

    Jim Acker,  Oregon City

    DON CRUMLEYUser is Offline
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    24 Mar 2016 05:17 PM
    Have asked that same question for the last 5years and still no real answer has been posted? The Old Dutchman
    JIM ACKERUser is Offline
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    27 Mar 2016 08:50 AM

    I did get a response back from Kevin regarding the Blue Bucket.

    The property will remain closed until such time that 'we' can secure a method of recovery that is not cost prohibitive and will offer a long term solution to the undermining that rendering it unsafe. Also the septic system needs to be addressed as it has failed.

    Kevin has been in contact with a contractor and is suppose to meet with him at the Burnt River outing.

    There may be an opportunity to open the property for "limited use" but that decision is pending the meeting with the contractor and reviewing the issues with the property.

    Apparently Kevin didn't get notice of the forum post's and if you have further questions I recommend contacting him directly at khoagland@goldprospectors.org.

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    28 Apr 2016 11:50 AM
    Looks like it is about to re-open, Facebook posts state early this summer, today at two there is suppose to be a big announcement about Blue Bucket on Facebook, hopefully they are going to have a grand opening outing or something like that. Lets keep our fingers crossed.
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    14 Jun 2016 05:54 PM
    Please keep us posted if you here anything.  Hopefully Kevin meet up with the contractor at the Burnt River last week.??
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    15 Jun 2016 11:05 AM
    Blue Bucket is officially reopened as of today. Enjoy!!
    KEVIN HOAGLANDUser is Offline
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    22 Jun 2016 12:24 PM

    All,

    Over the last few weeks myself and a newly formed team of dedicated LDMA Members named Team Endeavor spent a great deal of time working to reopen the Blue Bucket LDMA Camp. 

    With the work completed and the camp reopened in a limited capacity, I invite you to visit the Blue Bucket.

    There are some areas that will remain closed for prospecting and mining but we have worked to open other areas and stabilize many of the areas that I consider unsafe. This does not mean that they will remain closed. I am in the planning stages of a phase II for additional mining areas with a goal date of spring of 2017.

    There is plenty of gold in the areas that are opened at this time. Please take some time to enjoy the work that my incredibly dedicated team of members have done for the entire membership of the LDMA. 

    I'll see you, out there!
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    22 Jun 2016 12:29 PM
    Posted By JIM ACKER on 14 Jun 2016 05:54 PM
    Please keep us posted if you here anything.  Hopefully Kevin meet up with the contractor at the Burnt River last week.??


    Jim,

    When I can't depend on contractors........ WE DO IT OURSELVES!  Blue Bucket is OPEN. 

    I'll see you, out there!
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    22 Jun 2016 01:54 PM

    That's how my Dad taught me. Do it yourself and do it right! Then you can go diggin, fishin, huntin, BBQ'n.ha

    Thanks for your hard work and dedication. We all appreciate it.

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    07 Aug 2016 01:03 AM

    Is there a Physical Address for the Blue Bucket Mining Camp ? I am looking for Directions from Baker City. Thanks ---- Old Prospector   bburns@3bservices.com   Last Weekend, I was at Burnt River Camp -- Big disappointment...

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    08 Aug 2016 08:24 AM
    Bob,
    31097 Valentine Lane, Huntington OR. 97907 for your GPS which may not be entirely accurate. I've seen a couple of GPS units take people about a 1/2 mile away.
    From Baker City head south on 84 toward Ontario/Boise to the Lookout Mountain Road exit 338. Exit right - left under highway head straight for a couple of hundred feet then stay right to enter the camp.
    Blue Bucket is directly off of Hwy 84 on the east side.
    I'll see you, out there!
    BOB YADONUser is Offline
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    18 Aug 2016 10:23 AM
    are there any facilities at the camp?
    Kevin JohnsonUser is Offline
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    22 Aug 2016 07:44 AM
    When I was there years ago before it closed there was a club house with rest rooms, and 12 RV sites with water/power and 12 sites with electric only, and a large area for boondocking or tenting. For current conditions and facilities available you should probably call the LDMA and check with them.
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    04 Sep 2016 11:22 PM
    I am thinking of heading to BB around the first of October. Been several years since I was there last. Do the holding ponds have water in them to run a high banker or small trommel? Have the hillsides been stabilized to dig in the ancient stream beds up in the surrounding hills? Are the hookups, water and electric, up and running in the RV park? Do the camp hosts need any help in bringing anything more up to speed in the camp or digging areas? I was thinking staying close to 7 days. Can I bring a guest too?
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    09 Sep 2016 07:35 AM
    Posted By JOHN ESCH on 04 Sep 2016 11:22 PM
    I am thinking of heading to BB around the first of October. Been several years since I was there last. Do the holding ponds have water in them to run a high banker or small trommel? Have the hillsides been stabilized to dig in the ancient stream beds up in the surrounding hills? Are the hookups, water and electric, up and running in the RV park? Do the camp hosts need any help in bringing anything more up to speed in the camp or digging areas? I was thinking staying close to 7 days. Can I bring a guest too?

    Call the Caretakers, Doug and Carrie, they should be able to answer all your questions 541-869-2455

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    25 Dec 2016 02:05 PM

    Where is the Blue Bucket claim?We just joined today.

    Joseph PoulsonUser is Offline
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    25 Dec 2016 02:28 PM
    Posted By E. JIM/PAM HANEY on 09 Sep 2016 07:35 AM
    Posted By JOHN ESCH on 04 Sep 2016 11:22 PM
    I am thinking of heading to BB around the first of October. Been several years since I was there last. Do the holding ponds have water in them to run a high banker or small trommel? Have the hillsides been stabilized to dig in the ancient stream beds up in the surrounding hills? Are the hookups, water and electric, up and running in the RV park? Do the camp hosts need any help in bringing anything more up to speed in the camp or digging areas? I was thinking staying close to 7 days. Can I bring a guest too?
    What was the blue bucket like for you in Oct.

    Call the Caretakers, Doug and Carrie, they should be able to answer all your questions 541-869-2455



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    08 Oct 2017 10:59 PM
    Heading up to BB this week get a week prospecting befor they close for the season.
    Let's get some Gold
    DOMINIC RICCIUser is Offline
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    09 Nov 2017 04:06 PM
    How did you do Robert? Did Squirrel point to the gold?
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