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Bernard bradleyUser is Offline
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07 Jul 2017 10:06 AM

    I live close to Socorro N.M. and wondering if anyone has been out to Lincoln county claims. i'm planning to go out there next week June 12-16. any information to help me find claims would be greatly appreciated. it sounds like gold skeye is difficult to get to. you can email me at nemadog1@hotmail.com  

    Jamin NeetUser is Offline
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    19 Jul 2017 12:38 AM

    Welcome aboard!

    I've been to Against the Wind near Ancho. Three of us working different methods, no one saw any color. Historically, the area was a good producer, and geological reports say there is more gold there than anywhere else in NM. Two problems, though - there isn't any water and the gold is very small. Against the Wind is very easy to find and has good access - a car should make it without trouble. Go to Carizozo, make a left, make a right to Ancho (it's around 20 miles if I remember right). Follow the road through the ghost town and over the railroad tracks. You'll pass a ranch on your right, keep going. Should cross into National Forest land fairly quickly. It's not too much farther, look at your map. The road makes a Y, and if I remember right, the Y is about in the center of the claim. Couldn't ever find the road to Gold Skeye 7, unfortunately.

    I live in Los Lunas, and I noticed that Little Jo near Socorro is listed again for us in the online claims directory (word was out that it was no longer available a couple years ago). I'd like to head up there - looks like it's only about a half-hour drive from Socorro, up in Water Canyon.

    You might also consider the New Mexico Gold Prospectors Association (I'm a member there, too). I think they have a claim in Water Canyon, I think one in Lincoln County, and one on the south side of the Socorro Mountains - Red Rocks, it's called. Also three in the San Pedros east of Albuquerque.

    Best of luck!

    Bernard bradleyUser is Offline
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    19 Jul 2017 08:53 AM

    thanks,

     I am also a member of gpa and like the San Pedros, I have been to little jo in water canyon took some dirt home and found no color. easy access and parking. 

    WALTER EASONUser is Offline
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    19 Jul 2017 10:37 AM
    If running a blower drywasher in areas where there is only fine gold make sure you have blinds under riffles to help keep gold from being disloged and blown out from riffle to riffle.



    Just a suggestion
    If you notice an error in the Online Mining Guide or with claim information please add in the updated information into the online mining guide to inform other members. Thank You Walter H. Eason
    Jamin NeetUser is Offline
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    20 Jul 2017 01:57 AM
    Thanks! Don't have a drywasher, usually pack my water in and use a gold hog pan to concentrate and take home. Seems to work fairly well, can process quite a bit of material. Maybe one of these days I'll get a drywasher, but it seems that the dirt in NM is generally a little damp.
    joseph LoydUser is Offline
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    21 Jul 2017 08:36 PM

    When the material is a little damp run it two or three times I do it all the time .That is how I do it in Arizona .

    Member LDMA and several other clubs in CA.
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