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8 Replies and 504 Views Who's ready to get out and find some treasure/gold  504  8 Started by If anyone is interested in meeting up to go do some treasure hunting or gold mining/panning please let me know. I am new to the hobby and enjoying every moment. That said i have my own equipment so I am ready to go. I prefer to prospect and explore with a group. It gets kind of sketchy being in the desert by yourself.
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by  Vince RademacherJump to last post
21 Jan 2021 10:48 AM
6 Replies and 194 Views Ask a question  194  6 Started by  soupsboo3@gmail.Com Was reading a review by BRAD KILPATRICK of a creek just south of Grants Pass north of Cave Junction and I was wondering if you can use a dredger in this location
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
20 Jan 2021 11:30 AM
8 Replies and 272 Views Royal explorer dry washer  272  8 Started by Just joined last month. I want to buy a dry washer. I just prospect myself, and most of the areas I go to I can drive my truck to. I was looking at the Royal explorer dry washer ab/vac package. Does anybody know if this is too small and I'' want to upgrade to a bigger unit later, or is this one good
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by  Lia McVickerJump to last post
19 Jan 2021 11:53 PM
12 Replies and 7438 Views highbanker water flow  7438  12 Started by  rkline     I purchased a 36'alluvial highbanker I extended the top 12' and added extra rib matting and 1/8 punch plate , also added more water flow at top  much like a gold hog has, using a 30 gpm sump pump run off a Honda eu1000 generator, I have great flow and been tuning on it..  my question is what are your go to ways of setting sluice pitch, 1' per foot, finger in sluice, was told to use a small stone, love to hear some ideas. thanks
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
18 Jan 2021 07:05 PM
3 Replies and 890 Views Reno, nv. Mt. Rose prospecting  890  3 Started by Im planning a trip to reno for a week in september to do some prospecting, bringing my pans, stream sluice, and equinox 800. I know that the girlfriend is excited to summit Mt.rose, so i know we are going to try weather permitting. Is there a reason i havent heard of anyone prospecting there Iv been trying to research the legality, but havent found anything. Iv searched for claims and there are none. What am i missing Would panning or running a stream sluice be ok Or swinging my detector arou...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
16 Jan 2021 03:09 PM
2 Replies and 846 Views Prospecting in Oregon?  846  2 Started by I am a recently new member to GPAA. I have prospected in Washington state and go by the gold and fish pamphlet which lays out all of the regulations pretty well and are required to have the pamphlet on your person which is your permit/ HPA. For Oregon I am having trouble finding rules and regulations on prospecting and mining. Like what practices are legal vs illegal and times of year you can use certain equipment and such. Can anyone point me in the right direction to find this info And if the...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
16 Jan 2021 02:59 PM
1 Replies and 485 Views Panning for Gold on Butte Creek  485  1 Started by Rain can't keep Me and Gary ( Two toes ) from heading out to Butte Creek to look for Gold. Umbrella Weather for sure !!!!! Ladybugs, deer and Gold !!!!!! a group of Ladybugs is called a Loveliness
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by  Richard HainseyJump to last post
16 Jan 2021 10:24 AM
0 Replies and 135 Views New GPAA member looking for Virginia gold hunting areas  135  0 Started by Are there any GPAA member allowed gold hunting areas in Virginia I’ve recently joined and a new prospector and looking for some areas in Northern Virginia..
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13 Jan 2021 07:09 PM
3 Replies and 187 Views Arsenopyrite questions/concerns from a newbie  187  3 Started by Hi friends, I am very new member and new to prospecting, I found a place near Prescott that had signs of digging around it on open land, and I came across what I think is ArsenoPyrite, lots of it, in addition to regular pyrite and maybe some chalcopyrite. Is it safe to handle Arsenopyrite does one need gloves, a mask, or should I not even bother with the stuff I got freaked out when I identified the mineralization I found as Arsenopyrite, have never heard of it before but really don't want Ars...
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by  Lia McVickerJump to last post
13 Jan 2021 03:48 PM
3 Replies and 200 Views Greenhorn planning a Road Trip  200  3 Started by Planning a road trip, hoping to leave in a week. I am only 2wd capable with a small camper. I can only pan a crevice at this time, but hope to expand on that. I am looking to spend some time at the Greyback claim in NM and other claims near Wickenburg, AZ, then probably check out Quartzite, AZ. From that point I will checkout other options for my trip. I hope to reach Greyback by 01/20/21. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Would also like to meet other members to help show me the ropes...
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by  Stephen GrobsteinJump to last post
12 Jan 2021 12:43 AM
8 Replies and 359 Views Oregon greenhorn with the fever  359  8 Started by Hey all, been pannin for the last year mostly in the Molalla river area which has been good to cut my teeth on , but I’d really like to branch out. I’d really like to check out the Quartzville area this weekend provided it has reopened since the fires Molalla River has limited access since. I’m not gonna lie, I am a little overwhelmed trying to learn the basics of being a Gpaa greenhorn, and have yet to hit a claim. If anyone out there is willing to learn an aspiring prospector I would truly be...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
08 Jan 2021 12:08 PM
1 Replies and 128 Views Hi all  128  1 Started by I bought membership in GOAA and a new fisher gold metal detector. And more sluiceing pans and a portable gold wash plant. Only takes 3 gallons of water and I also go to new Mexico and Colorado often. I am looking to buy a property in south Dakota this spring.
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
07 Jan 2021 11:52 PM
4 Replies and 484 Views Tonopah Arizona area  484  4 Started by 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,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  Lewis BrightJump to last post
07 Jan 2021 12:52 PM
17 Replies and 513 Views 3D interactive mapping for (online) mining guide  513  17 Started by ** Correct Me If I'm Wrong** But... I've noticed that a printed copy of the G.P.A.A. Claims Guide is currently only available to full year or life long signing members. I looked to buy the printed edition online at the store, but found that it couldn't be purchased. I'm mainly interested in Mapping 3D Google earth G.P.A.A. claims for an aerial view to reference potential dig locations (Ex.: You Tube 'Gold Trails' with Kevin Hoagland, '3D interactive mapping with you GPAA Mining Guide an...
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by  Larry WilkersonJump to last post
05 Jan 2021 12:57 PM
0 Replies and 230 Views Current-to-date G.P.A.A. (Printed) Mining Guides [FOR SALE NOW]  230  0 Started by I'm currently a month-to-month paying GPAA member. This membership does not include a printed version of the GPAA mining guide... however, the online version is made available to me. IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY A MEMBER (MONTHLY/YEARLY/LIFETIME) -- CALL: TAMARA (Nicest person I think I've ever talked to in my life). At the bottom of every page from the online 'Gold Prospectors' website is the link (Contact). Call that number: 951.699.4749 Extension - 1. If your guide is outdated and your looking ...
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05 Jan 2021 11:49 AM
4 Replies and 160 Views New to the adventure  160  4 Started by Hey guys! iv been gold panning once years ago and off and on since but for the past year I have just been testing pans at home and working on my technique and am wanting to go to auburn state recreation to scope out a place I found through research. from what I found so far they only allow hand and pan in their area.. So here are my questions. I'm planning on going alone to explore is that a big deal I'm planning on packing light. just a backpack with basic panning tools (pan scoop spoon...
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by  Jason Marsh-PedersonJump to last post
05 Jan 2021 03:38 AM
2 Replies and 220 Views What happen to Kern Claims  220  2 Started by What happen to Kern Claims i live in Tulare county, but i do not see Kern claims, what happen to the Kern claims, seen them last year..
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by  LARRY HABERKERNJump to last post
04 Jan 2021 01:45 PM
0 Replies and 133 Views Location  133  0 Started by  soupsboo3@gmail.Com I was just watching old Buzzard's episode 7 that was a very beautiful Spot Little Creek or river California Oregon anybody know thanks, be nice to go give it a try see if that old Bank is still there.
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04 Jan 2021 01:48 AM
1 Replies and 171 Views Used equipment  171  1 Started by  soupsboo3@gmail.Com So why isn't there a page where people can sell and buy old equipment
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
02 Jan 2021 05:10 PM
0 Replies and 99 Views New Member  99  0 Started by My wife got me a membership for Christmas. And I wanted to introduce myself. I’m located in West Virginia and I know that it’s been said there’s no gold in WV. But I find that hard to believe. Gold has been found in Ohio and in Virginia don’t see how it skipped WV. But anyway just wanted to introduce myself. Just ordered a Gold Bug Pro from Kellyco last night. Look forward to meeting some of you and finding gold. See ya around
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01 Jan 2021 09:42 PM
1 Replies and 136 Views Road tripping  136  1 Started by So I’m from Maine and this is our off season. I’m brand new to the gpaa but have been prospecting for a few years now. I’ve recently went through a pretty bad break up and I’m off work for the rest of the month. So what better of a time to go out and dig. Was curious what states out west where still able to be prospected and or what claims I should check out through the gpaa. I would only be bringing a river sluice and pans. Since I will most likely end up be sleeping in my car I won’t have much...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
01 Jan 2021 01:31 PM
73 Replies and 9374 Views new members suffer  9374  73 Started by
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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  John DayJump to last post
25 Dec 2020 01:51 PM
2 Replies and 248 Views Southern NM  248  2 Started by Recently retired new member here. I live in Las Cruces and just bought a Gold Monster 1000 hoping to do some nugget shooting after an overload of YouTube videos. Unfortunately my first outing in the desert nearby didn’t go very well. A lot of spent cases and lead. I know this isn’t AZ and that our club has three claims in Hillsboro and I’m headed that way tomorrow; but does anyone know of any places further south, closer to Las Cruces that might be worth taking a look at Thank you a...
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by  George MendozaJump to last post
24 Dec 2020 02:45 PM
2 Replies and 262 Views Park Co. Montana  262  2 Started by I noticed in my Gold Prospector magazine that Ole Miner & Seven-Dee in Park Co. Montana had recently received reviews. Logging into the mining Guide to check the reviews out , Park county doesn't seem to be listed. My Physical copy of my Mining Guide was stolen a while back so I'm not sure if it is listed,just not online. If anyone can help me out with coordinates or additional info on Park Co. That would be awesome Thanks
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by  Jeffrey WebbJump to last post
18 Dec 2020 10:08 PM
193 Replies and 166277 Views What is the best place to buy pay dirt from  166277  193 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  Jean-Claude RogetJump to last post
17 Dec 2020 12:15 PM
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