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57 Replies and 7807 Views new members suffer  7807  57 Started by  gmiller5374@yahoo.com
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I am a new LDMA and GPAA member and I have to say this is the one of the most lame forums I have ever seen. There is virtually no new information about claims either GPAA or LDMA. The catalog of information is about worthless as no new information has been published in what appears to be months to mostly years. I want to get started prospecting, but most of the information is out dated or non existent. Why is there so little information for new members As it stands for newbie on the east s...
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by  Raymond BrownJump to last post
27 Nov 2020 11:22 AM
0 Replies and 45 Views SB ABLE 30L  45  0 Started by  jnj10spd@gmail.com I drove to SB Able 30L on Tuesday, Nov 23 and it appeared to be closed uptight! Is this still a working site
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26 Nov 2020 07:09 PM
0 Replies and 144 Views Dirt Party at Duisenberg - November 10 - 15, 2020  144  0 Started by  briqwest@gmail.com Being an Lifetime member of GPAA\LDMA starting this month of November 2020 and attending the Dirt Party at Duisenburg - November 10 - 15, 2020 gave me a chance to meet with fellow members.... Had a Great time.. and look forward to more outings in the future. I learned Highbanking/Drywashing techniques to improve Gold Recovery that were fantastic from experienced Members Family Friendly down to earth people here at GPAA/LDMA so thankful to all that made This event so Great! Than...
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20 Nov 2020 10:46 AM
3 Replies and 328 Views Separating very fine gold  328  3 Started by  huskerjk1@gmail.com Earlier this spring I went to a Colorado placer site and brought back some pay dirt that i ran thru a sluce box . I tried panning, the Blue Bowl and I have a Black Magic setup and still am having issues separating the very fine flour type gold without losing it. I seem to loose the gold before the black sand. I use dishwasher drying agent and have a 45 magnet. Just can't seem to get the gold. Any suggestions without spending more money on more gadgets Thanks.
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by  Dennis MartinJump to last post
17 Nov 2020 08:34 AM
3 Replies and 419 Views Taking Care of Business while prospecting  419  3 Started by  carenann@gmail.com Hello! I am new to prospecting and new to GPAA but having a great time so far. Recently I found myself on a claim out in the Sierras with no immediate access to facilities. I was grossed out when I saw a very shallow 'pit' covered in used toilet paper between the parking lot and the creek. Not only was it close to the creek (<50ft), which can create unhygienic conditions for us all in the creek, it was in what looked like the leftovers of a dredge operation that would otherwise be a good pla...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
10 Nov 2020 10:24 PM
7 Replies and 360 Views New Member - Servicemember LF locations in SoCal  360  7 Started by  ccandthings@gmail.com Good afternoon GPAA Members, New member that just joined after getting the gold fever from my recent visit to Julian, CA where I panned gold with my 6 yr old son at the Julian Co. Been watching Gold Rush the last 8 years and have always wanted to venture out on the weekends or weekdays to pan/sluice for gold. I am a current active duty servicemember located at Camp Pendleton, CA and was hoping to find some great locations (easily accessible safe to park) where I can take my son to pan/sl...
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by  Christopher SpanglerJump to last post
10 Nov 2020 07:19 PM
0 Replies and 89 Views Greenhorn  89  0 Started by  jamesdkirksey@gmail.com Hello everyone. Newbie that knows nothing here. Im James “jamie” Kirksey, joined up a couple of mths ago & very excited to be a member and hopefully make some new friends enjoying a such an awesome hobby/passion. From Lubbock,TX, travel to NM & CO alot, but currently working in the Boston area for a few mths. Panned my first pan when I was 10yrs in Silverton, CO on a family trip then waited 35yrs to pick up another pan a few weeks ago while on vaca in Colo, but now I’m hooked! Tried several tim...
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10 Nov 2020 06:48 PM
0 Replies and 56 Views Greenhorn  56  0 Started by  jamesdkirksey@gmail.com Hello everyone. Newbie that knows nothing here. Im James “jamie” Kirksey, joined up a couple of mths ago & very excited to be a member and hopefully make some new friends enjoying a such an awesome hobby/passion. From Lubbock,TX, travel to NM & CO alot, but currently working in the Boston area for a few mths. Panned my first pan when I was 10yrs in Silverton, CO on a family trip then waited 35yrs to pick up another pan a few weeks ago while on vaca in Colo, but now I’m hooked! Tried several tim...
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10 Nov 2020 06:48 PM
0 Replies and 43 Views Greenhorn  43  0 Started by  jamesdkirksey@gmail.com Hello everyone. Newbie that knows nothing here. Im James “jamie” Kirksey, joined up a couple of mths ago & very excited to be a member and hopefully make some new friends enjoying a such an awesome hobby/passion. From Lubbock,TX, travel to NM & CO alot, but currently working in the Boston area for a few mths. Panned my first pan when I was 10yrs in Silverton, CO on a family trip then waited 35yrs to pick up another pan a few weeks ago while on vaca in Colo, but now I’m hooked! Tried several tim...
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10 Nov 2020 06:47 PM
8 Replies and 346 Views Wilderness areas in CA - Red Cloud claim  346  8 Started by  slhurtt@gmail.com Prospecting 1st time near the Red Cloud claim in CA and have seen lots of signs that limit access to the wilderness designated areas. Anyone know the rules concerning prospecting these areas This only effects a small portion of the 160ac claim. Only made one trip out there. Mostly just locating the claim and dig sites. Did some metal detecting for about 2 hours. Wasn't in the right area for that. Did go off claim and explored the original mine quite a bit. BLM has limited some areas. Ma...
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by  Scott HurttJump to last post
10 Nov 2020 06:11 PM
11 Replies and 400 Views Black Sand Dry Wash  400  11 Started by  lillard2765@hotmail.com While driving around in the AZ desert last week I found a dry wash that had black sand streaks visible from the truck. At night! I had no gold mining equipment since I was there for agates. Used my hands to gather a about half a gallon of the stuff, but there is just too much black sand for my skill level of panning. I see mica and probably chalcopyrite flakes in the pan that I thought was gold at first. The wash empties into a running stream that is known to have placer gold about 4 miles from ...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
10 Nov 2020 10:45 AM
2 Replies and 278 Views Whole area appears to be claimed  278  2 Started by  zooraw@comcast.net Hello, I noticed that people are saying 'Couldn’t find a claim marker but gps confirmed. Whole area appears to be claimed.' What dose this mean I just want to make I am allowed to do some detecting and panning on LUCKY BUCK claim. I have added a link below. https://www.goldprospectors.org/testpage/GPAAClaimDirectory/Property-Profile/ClaimId/338/ctab/Reports Thank you, -Devin
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by  Devin GottJump to last post
08 Nov 2020 12:04 AM
2 Replies and 298 Views 12 volt puffer style drywasher  298  2 Started by  fotakis1@yahoo.com Any members got any recommendations on current manufacturers of 12volt puffer style dry washers New to Arizona and looking for one to use on the claims. Thanks!
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by  Jeff MartinJump to last post
02 Nov 2020 10:37 PM
4 Replies and 466 Views Now a good time of year to sluice the Arkansas River in Colorado?  466  4 Started by  apps@holstmoney.com Also anyone ever had luck in either of the Hardscrabble Creeks I'm thinking about heading to Point Barr... In Southwest Missouri, this is some of the closest gold to me 👍
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by  ALTON OAKESJump to last post
31 Oct 2020 02:22 PM
3 Replies and 393 Views Desert Prospecting  393  3 Started by  Tbone112219@gmail.com I am looking into getting out to the desert to do some prospecting. Still pretty new to the hobby. I was wondering what others think or recommend...... I am looking into getting a power sluice and setup a water recirculating system when I go out to the desert. Taking water with me isnt an issue. I was looking at doing this setup because it is a bit cheaper to get and yes i know its more work to setup. A dry washer is a bit more expensive and less setup time to it. I was wondering...
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by  Steve ScukanecJump to last post
26 Oct 2020 11:20 PM
0 Replies and 159 Views Friends of Placer Pete  159  0 Started by  stevesgolfer@outlook.com Hi Everyone The Friends of Placer Pete's outing is being held this week in the Bartow area from Tuesday Oct. 27th to Sunday Nov 1st. We have confirmed that Kevin Hoagland Executive Director of Development at GPAA / LDMA - Host, Gold Trails television series will be attending this outing on Wednesday and Thursday to provide metal detecting lessons and help you learn how to find gold in the desert! This outing is FREE and you are welcome to join us throughout the event. You can camp if you wish...
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26 Oct 2020 05:01 PM
5 Replies and 331 Views New to prospecting  331  5 Started by  rocdoc888@exede.net Hi, I'm new to prospecting and have some equipment (purchased the Gold Rush Nugget Bucket kit) and have some other tools that I've used for gem and mineral collecting. I've also purchased several bags of 'pay dirt' from a couple of vendors, both gotten from Gold Prospectors Ass. magazines that I plan on practicing with my gold pan and the bucket kit. I'm currently working in the Bay area of CA, but my residence is in CO, both good gold producing states. I'm thinking of purchasing either a hig...
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by  William HallJump to last post
19 Oct 2020 06:49 PM
7 Replies and 561 Views Can I go prospect yet?  561  7 Started by  wgmccarthy99@gmail.com I'm heading out to pershing co. To hopefully get out of this smoke and also do some detecting with my new GM1000. I haven't received a card yet so I was wondering if I can work a claim out there with just Identification and knowledge of my membership number.
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
16 Oct 2020 09:34 PM
4 Replies and 268 Views Saving properties and directions  268  4 Started by  salcedojeff@yahoo.com I have gone through several claims and saved directions and member reviews on prospecting but where do they go I can't find them anywhere. Is there something I need to set up first Thanks.
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by  Daniel LeachJump to last post
13 Oct 2020 07:13 AM
4 Replies and 586 Views Permit guidelines / generally acceptable practices  586  4 Started by  Mr.briancosta@gmail.com I am very familiar with the rules and regulations of fishing fresh and saltwater so i will try to draw a parallel with those regulations. When i was first getting into fishing i quickly learned that there is a lot to learn from both the regulation guidelines and from other fishermen/women. Wondering if there is similar guidance that can be advised here on the following: -If i have a GPAA mining claim card/permit and am going on a claim to prospect....I know i need my card and mining guide ...
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by  KEVIN HOAGLANDJump to last post
09 Oct 2020 12:16 PM
3 Replies and 335 Views Washington State  335  3 Started by  Jwsimodi626@gmail.com Ive joined GPAA for forums and conversations on Washington state gold. Where is any I mean there are companies that make items directed towards recovery Cape Disappointment alone. Videos of people pulling grams a day. Yet nothing. Kind of disappointed. Am I just not correctly searching Or is this just not a state to be a member People are illegally panning at cape d all the time. Are there any people to regulate this system Its corona. Do you think rangers are going to want to ...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
30 Sep 2020 03:53 PM
2 Replies and 435 Views Recirculating system in california  435  2 Started by  joshuakoontz91@gmail.com Do you need any permit to run a hand crank trommel recirculating its own water in moving totes Or using gravity feed in a river or creek into a sluice In california or Oregon.
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
28 Sep 2020 10:02 PM
3 Replies and 324 Views Tonopah Arizona area  324  3 Started by  prodrumernate@aol.com while i have been looking through the forums and searching online. I have not found more exactly what im looking for (may not exist but im trying) and thats any areas south of i10 to go look around for gold.well really anything..gold,silver,copper,cinnabar,precious stones and gems but for now trying my luck at gold. i own protperty in tonopah az near palo verde power plant to give an idea to the area im looking at but would also like to know how to identify,test rock for different things espe...
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by  Gilbert ClappJump to last post
27 Sep 2020 06:03 PM
4 Replies and 293 Views New to Prospecting- Oregon  293  4 Started by  robertdmcgee@gmail.com I have been going through the prospecting forums for claims in the State of Oregon. By what I have read, there aren't too many and finding very little color to make it worth while. My main concern is the accessibility of the GPAA claims in my State. 2WD vehicle as well, so that has to be taken into consideration as to where I can go. I have panned in SD in the area of Deadwood back in August, spoke to BLM there where I can pan and I had a lot of fun. 2.73g isn't too bad for a first timer. I...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
26 Sep 2020 05:48 PM
0 Replies and 94 Views New to Prospecting- Oregon  94  0 Started by  robertdmcgee@gmail.com I have been going through the prospecting forums for claims in the State of Oregon. By what I have read, there aren't too many and finding very little color to make it worth while. My main concern is the accessibility of the GPAA claims in my State. 2WD vehicle as well, so that has to be taken into consideration as to where I can go. I have panned in SD in the area of Deadwood back in August, spoke to BLM there where I can pan and I had a lot of fun. 2.73g isn't too bad for a first timer. I...
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23 Sep 2020 03:08 PM
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