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1 Replies and 1824 Views Paydirt  1824  1 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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by  KINGSTON THOMASJump to last post
20 Feb 2024 06:46 PM
201 Replies and 219641 Views What is the best place to buy pay dirt from  219641  201 Started by
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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  KINGSTON THOMASJump to last post
20 Feb 2024 06:44 PM
0 Replies and 318 Views Hydraulic Pit Gold Nugget Patch Detecting  318  0 Started by Hydraulic Pit Gold Nugget Patch Detecting Click and Paste to watch The Last Trip to the Hydraulic pits for the year was the best trip for me. We load up in Brian's Dodge Ram Pickup and head for the pits in hopes of pockets full of Placer Gold Nuggets the size of walnuts !!!!! ( We can Dream ) !!!! Each week me and Gary and Brian say this is probably our last trip of the year before the Snow runs us out till next spring and this was that Trip !!!!! The...
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20 Feb 2024 11:46 AM
2 Replies and 619 Views Tuolumne County  619  2 Started by Why isn't Tuolumne County listed in the Properties any more
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by  Michael MulledaJump to last post
12 Feb 2024 02:09 AM
6 Replies and 847 Views Upcoming trip to Phoenix AZ - Any suggestions for claims?  847  6 Started by I am heading to Phoenix, AZ this next week, and want to do some dry panning. Any suggestions on claims that are 'close' to Phoenix that you would recommend I have never dry panned before, and am going to try out my Gold Claw pan while I am out there. Any claims you would recommend that are within an hour or so of Phoenix Any locations on the claims (if willing to share) Any advice for a newbie for locating where to sample I have been prospecting for just over a year in Oregon, a...
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by  Leroy FennJump to last post
09 Feb 2024 04:07 PM
2 Replies and 717 Views Stamp mill fines  717  2 Started by I have some stamp mill fines from Blackhawk, Colorado. After screening them, I ran a few scoops with my gold pan. I'm seeing some very fine gold as well as some dark gray material (not black sands) which is heavier than the gold. I was thinking galena (lead ore), but although lead is heavier than gold on the periodic table, galena is less dense. Any idea what the dark gray material is and any suggestions on how to separate it from the gold Thanks for any information you provide.
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by  DON GREENOJump to last post
05 Feb 2024 03:47 PM
3 Replies and 1305 Views Gregory Fee  1305  3 Started by Hi Greg WELCOME TO THE CLUB AND TO THE FORUMS! The Forums, this is the area you should post your questions about Prospecting your question is 'where do I look' posted in the Placer Pete's claim guide review Where should I look Can someone show me through coordinates or detailed location on where to go for finding gold Whether it’s with detector or panning Ive never done this before and I don’t know where to go. Not sure where I should’ve posted this so I posted here, sorry. A...
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by  Joel ThomsonJump to last post
22 Jan 2024 06:24 PM
20 Replies and 15139 Views Angeles National Forest  15139  20 Started by
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The 2014 GPAA Guide (Lastest version, I believe) lists Angeles National Forest near Azusa California as Public Land on which prospectors can pan or sluice for gold.  However, upon visiting the website for that national forest, I find this statement:  'All mining operations (location of mining claims, prospecting, and mining, including panning, sluicing, and dredging) under the 1872 Mining Law are prohibited within withdrawn areas of the Angeles National Forest.  Public Law No. 57...
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by  DON GREENOJump to last post
22 Jan 2024 12:37 PM
0 Replies and 700 Views We Found a Gold Mine  700  0 Started by We Found a Gold Mine We found an Abandon Gold Mine while scouting around looking for another hot spot on the creek so lets check it out !!!! I fire up my Minelab SDC 2300 to check for targets ( Gold Nuggets ) till our light goes out. On our next trip we will have better lights and more gear to test it properly. Brian takes a sample to pan of the Gravels to see if we can find any Gold in it. After our light went dead we head down to the creek to do some...
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17 Jan 2024 04:51 PM
8 Replies and 2814 Views Locations  2814  8 Started by Hello, I'm eagerly awaiting my first gold detecting outing, still.... I have been looking for the closest place to me in Yuma. This site says it is in California, Imperial. My question, is the Hauser Geode Beds the same as the Cinnamon Geo Beds thanks for your time. Anita
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by  Dean DahlheimerJump to last post
16 Jan 2024 09:56 AM
10 Replies and 2983 Views No local chapters were I reside  2983  10 Started by No one to help me here in north west Arkansas, sure would appreciate so sort of help in the arts of prospecting. I shud have checked first before I became a member. South west Missouri wouldn’t hurt either eastern Oklahoma. Hello
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by  Mern ShepherdJump to last post
15 Jan 2024 07:54 PM
9 Replies and 2301 Views New Mexico claims  2301  9 Started by New Mexico being closest place of interest to me, what should I expect What should I bring to camp there Cold does not bother me, being that I came from the Great Lakes Ohio area and moved to Fort Worth Texas recently. Any information would be helpful. Thank You All
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by  Debra SalazarJump to last post
12 Jan 2024 01:05 AM
0 Replies and 568 Views First Gold of 2024  568  0 Started by Me and Gary TwoToes head to the Hills for the first time in 2024 in search of Placer Gold Nuggets !!!!! Will it be a Happy New Year Mother Nature is working against us as the Snow levels have dropped to around 2000 feet and the temperature has dropped also making each rock and boulder a slippery death trap !!!! We both break out our Detectors the Minelab SDC 2300 for the first time in the New Year !!!! Moving Boulders to find Bedrock Crevices...
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10 Jan 2024 01:23 PM
9 Replies and 8899 Views GPS App for Android?  8899  9 Started by Hello all, Does anyone have an app that they recommend so I can use my phone as a handheld GPS when I'm far from any cell towers. Thanks
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by  Randy CocherellJump to last post
09 Dec 2023 11:37 AM
0 Replies and 1086 Views Bedrock Nugget Shooting on the River  1086  0 Started by Last Winters Bomb Cyclone and Mother Nature cleared off a patch of Bedrock for us to Detect in our search for Placer Gold Nuggets. The weather wasn't the best as it rained off and on during our hunt but a short thirty minute hike and we were back at Gary's TwoToes Jeep warming up and getting a bit to eat. Sometimes it pays off to hike a little further and check new areas to see if anythings changed with the river after it's hit it's highest water le...
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06 Dec 2023 02:55 PM
3 Replies and 3457 Views El Dorado / Placer County  3457  3 Started by Looking for others so I do not have to walk around the forest alone. I live in Shingle Springs and would be happy to drive.
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by  Steve TueyJump to last post
30 Nov 2023 10:42 AM
0 Replies and 947 Views Detecting Placer Gold on the Yuba River  947  0 Started by Detecting Placer Gold on the Yuba River ( Copy and Paste link to view ) Me and Gary pack up the Jeep with all the gear to head up in the Sierra Nevadas ( Mother Lode ) to find some Placer Gold Nuggets on the Yuba River. Metal Detectors, Sluice boxes and all our hand tools for Gold Panning and Crevicing are packed in Garys Jeep Rubicon just waiting to get the call if we need th...
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29 Nov 2023 01:23 PM
2 Replies and 2170 Views First Riffle Clogs on Sluice  2170  2 Started by I recently got a sluice box; it is my first time using one. For reference, I am using the Royal Manufacturing 30-inch compact sluice and classifying it down to 1/4 an inch. For some reason, the first riffle of my sluice box keeps clogging up while the rest of the riffles perform and act exactly as they should. When I was running it the other day I figured the other riffles would catch the gold even though the first riffle was clogged (they did) so I didn't mess around with it. But I would like t...
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by  William HallJump to last post
22 Nov 2023 04:07 PM
5 Replies and 3374 Views Tonopah Arizona area  3374  5 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  Kenneth WilsonJump to last post
22 Nov 2023 12:54 PM
7 Replies and 4267 Views GOLD HUNT LARIMER COUNTY  4267  7 Started by I can do drone work to help identify areas of interest or whatever else you might want done. I’m a licensed pilot. My next project will be an aerial analysis of the BIG NOSE KATE 1 claim. I’ll keep you posted….
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by  Ken JamesJump to last post
10 Nov 2023 07:47 PM
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