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Last Post 04 Sep 2018 05:07 PM by  Christopher Wilburn
Greeting from Dallas
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Christopher Wilburn
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04 Sep 2018 03:41 PM

    Today is day 1, my introduction to the GPAA. I have had some success with panning out paydirt that I had purchased online. Now I am looking forward to getting out in the field and finding the goodies that await.

    Any tips are welcome.

    WILLIAM HALL
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    04 Sep 2018 04:50 PM
    Welcome Christopher,

    Dont spend to much on equipments just yet
    Figure out what works best for your operations
    Weather that be dredging, sluicing, panning, highbanking
    You will need at least a couple of pans, try different ones first
    Tweezers,, scale ( I use a reloading balance scale, no need for batteries )
    Magnifying glass, small vials
    Especially good local and BLM/Forest Circus maps of area of interest
    Hand held GPS is very helpful
    I you can, hit a gold show, mining shop or three to help with ideas and products that most of the time you can try right there

    The one big idea, stop and look around and enjoy your surroundings

    Bill
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    04 Sep 2018 05:07 PM
    Thanks for the tips Bill. All I have currently is a pan trowel and a couple of cheap sifters for the materials that I will be panning.
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