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0 Replies and 21 Views UPDATE from Colorado  21  0 Started by I am sorry to say that the full melt is now on and the rivers are worse then I last reported, entire islands are gone, huge banks washed out, and giant boulders moved down stream. Even the 'Telluride Watch' news letter is warning people to stay out of the river unless you are a extreme expert rafter because the entire river has changed shape and there is a great deal of debris moving in the fast and high water. One of my fellow claim owners is heading down to a area that is usually very low ...
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20 Jul 2019 05:53 PM
1 Replies and 362 Views new to gold minning  362  1 Started by  Bigredhalf looking for someone to learn from in the san bernardino area to go local . looking at bule cut or lytle creek
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by  Anthony IngersollJump to last post
20 Jul 2019 12:26 AM
3 Replies and 174 Views Colorado, a bad year for prospecting  174  3 Started by I am sorry I have not posted in a long time but I have kept in touch with a few members. I want to let you know the conditions of Colorado are not good at all for even rafters, they are dying weekly, and the main melt hasn't even really begun yet. I was at two claims that we would normally work this time of year just 4 weeks ago and the water was so high, fast, and full of debris it was impossible to even approach. Three weeks ago I was in Telluride and saw that the head of the San Miguel Ri...
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by  Anthony IngersollJump to last post
19 Jul 2019 11:27 PM
139 Replies and 119824 Views What is the best place to buy pay dirt from  119824  139 Started by  cowboybrj81
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I was wondering if anyone has a preferred place to buy pay dirt to pan with where you will find good color.  I ask because my 5 year old daughter has become bitten by the gold bug and I want to help 'cultivate' her understanding of the trade.  I my self am green at it all but have a couple trips planned with family and friends to go on a couple GPAA claims.  I want the pay dirt to make sure my daughter finds something.  Just looking for any suggestions.  Yes I know this ...
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by  MICHAEL VALADEZJump to last post
19 Jul 2019 04:09 PM
2 Replies and 120 Views New Equipment  120  2 Started by Good evening, I just got a new piece of equipment delivered today via Amazon. I kicked the bucket so to speak on this piece of equipment. I caved in and got the Gold Rush Nugget Bucket. The bucket is not all that bad, to be honest. Albeit being a new invention there are areas of improvement. The Gold Pan its self is eh so so. But then again I have my personal preference on the type of pan. One of the major benefits though is the fact that everything you need is contained within the bucket...
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by  Anthony IngersollJump to last post
15 Jul 2019 08:22 PM
0 Replies and 28 Views Paydirt  28  0 Started by I am sure that we all know what paydirt is and how it works. Many times, I have seen people go crazy over the paydirt because they do not get dollar for dollar in the gold. I have often said that if you want gold dollar for dollar then you just need to go and buy gold bars, nuggets, or coins. However, with that being said there are benefits to the use of paydirt. I do buy paydirt on a fairly regular basis. There are a couple of major reasons that I do this. The first reason is to keep up on t...
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13 Jul 2019 11:55 PM
4 Replies and 183 Views Profiles  183  4 Started by I cant see my profile, or access my chapter's profile anymore... I take it these have been eliminated from the website now
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by  Shawn WillettJump to last post
13 Jul 2019 09:32 PM
28 Replies and 9572 Views Online mining guide  9572  28 Started by
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When is the online guide available to use And how and where does one get access to it
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by  Leo LorenzJump to last post
12 Jul 2019 02:14 PM
2 Replies and 80 Views Equipment  80  2 Started by I have been prospecting for a bit with just a gold pan, classifiers and the like. I now have decided that it is time to add some more equipment to the arsenal. I have been going through various youtube videos dealing with the blue bowl versus the miller table and the spiral wheel. However, the reviews seem like they are split down the middle 50/50. So my question is this; which one would you recommend and why Also, in regards to the videos; if you could post some links so I can check them out, ...
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by  William HallJump to last post
11 Jul 2019 07:09 PM
1 Replies and 66 Views recipes  66  1 Started by A few years ago there was a recipe for an easy berry bread recipe-- can anyone find it and possibly post it I had it but lost it and it is very good bread
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by  William HallJump to last post
09 Jul 2019 07:28 PM
23 Replies and 10141 Views Portable 12v battery power supply to power water pumps  10141  23 Started by  n2sound I'm looking into buying a portable 12v battery power supply for my Keene Mini Max, Would like to find out if anyone has good advice and recommendations on a product brand that's not to pricey but dependable, small, lightweight for hauling in a hunting backpack and will run two 12v 1250GPH water pumps for a good 4 hours or more. Best, EJ
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by  robert murataJump to last post
03 Jul 2019 11:25 PM
6 Replies and 230 Views Santa Monica Mountains  230  6 Started by Anyone know if any mining every occurred in the Santa Monica Mountains What little info is in web is zero so far, a knew a guy about 10 years ago who worked for the state and he indicated that they did some bore samples along side of road it contained a bit of gold. Any thoughts or comments appreciated.
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by  robert murataJump to last post
02 Jul 2019 10:49 PM
0 Replies and 69 Views Fine Gold Recovery  69  0 Started by Hi, Anyone use a kiln for finishing the black sand and gold instead of a miller table or blue bowl Tell me about it please.
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30 Jun 2019 11:48 PM
4 Replies and 198 Views Blue bowl Vs Spiral wheel  198  4 Started by Blue bowl Vs Spiral wheel Looking for opinions from those who have used both and prefer one to the other and why.
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by  Rich NesbitJump to last post
30 Jun 2019 11:45 PM
0 Replies and 78 Views New Report from Colorado  78  0 Started by I went down with the BLM to our claim,'I call the walk into hell is easy, it's much harder to find your way out.' But if you want to find the good gold then you travel where most won't. Once you get there you realize it is paradise. River conditions were awful, feet higher then just a few week ago and the head of the river and snow are forming a glacier that is going to break loose at some point this summer, the main melt has not even started as of yet. I am going to give a serious compl...
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29 Jun 2019 06:04 PM
7 Replies and 7163 Views Drying gold  7163  7 Started by So 2 1/2 years into this its is time to combine some of the vials that I have dug. Are there any things I should know Like don't use a Teflon pan or always do it outside
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by  LEE JOHNSONJump to last post
26 Jun 2019 12:26 PM
3 Replies and 254 Views Panning So cal  254  3 Started by Haven’t prospected for years, which Claim in So Cal would you recommend
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by  robert murataJump to last post
24 Jun 2019 03:36 PM
4 Replies and 438 Views Anyone in SoCal go to Barstow?  438  4 Started by I’m back and forth from the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire. I have a drywasher and a gold monster 1000 and would like to use my drywasher in the Barstow area but I don’t have a 4x4. I almost lost a bumper last time I tried going to drywashing claim. I’m new to this and would like to find a prospecting buddy.
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by  Tom WellsJump to last post
21 Jun 2019 10:40 PM
5 Replies and 253 Views Drywashers  253  5 Started by Which would be the better drywasher purchase, Keene or Royal And why
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by  Jim HobbsJump to last post
21 Jun 2019 03:16 AM
5 Replies and 276 Views Gold hog sluice  276  5 Started by Does anyone know or use a Holdhog stream sluice I wanna buy one and I’m curious if you have to classify when using one I’ve heard you don’t need to with these, I hate classifying as it takes a lot of time
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by  Jim HobbsJump to last post
20 Jun 2019 03:17 AM
2 Replies and 105 Views Hello  105  2 Started by Hello, I have a few questions as a new member. I just purchased a 3 year membership to the GPAA and plan on taking the wife and kids out to a claim this weekend to camp and pan a little for the first time. I am wondering if it is ok to have a campfire and maybe roast some marshmallows and hot dogs
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by  Bill McCoyJump to last post
19 Jun 2019 03:29 PM
3 Replies and 592 Views Information on Triple D and M claim  592  3 Started by Hello, I was wondering if anybody from the staff has any information on the Triple D and M claim in Ventura County, CA on Piru Creek. It is the closest claim to my house and there is no information under the directions or prospecting tabs in the claim directory. I haven't received my member package in the mail yet but was hoping to read something on the claim in the meantime.
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by  robert murataJump to last post
25 May 2019 08:09 PM
3 Replies and 220 Views TRIPLE D AND M  220  3 Started by Any tips before heading out to this claim
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by  robert murataJump to last post
25 May 2019 09:14 AM
2 Replies and 171 Views Lucky Buck & Bucky's Nowhere claims in nocal  171  2 Started by I posted in the Claims forum.. but i was wondering about the Lucky Buck and Buckys Nowhere claims in Mariposa county.. (well any claim really with this issue) these two are HERE on the ONLINE guide!!. but they arent in the GPAA paper manual... anyone know if you can still visit a claim, if its only in ONE of these online guide and the manual we get in mail).... Any insight would be appreciated much.. thnx tad
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by  TAD VAN ALLENJump to last post
22 May 2019 07:37 PM
4 Replies and 263 Views New to Washington state prosecuting.  263  4 Started by  Cody.joseph20 So i just recently joined the gpaa, currently live in Washington state. Any good claims around the camas area I currently have a sluice box, about 10 gold pans and a dredge that i built last year but needs fixing, going solo prospecting aswell. Any information would really help and appreciate aswell. Thank you- Cody J.
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by  Mary McCartyJump to last post
21 May 2019 07:01 PM
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