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10 Replies and 1213 Views Washington State  1213  10 Started by  micah.hanley@gmail.com Hi all! New member/new prospector here from Skagit County in Washington. Safe to say that I'm a pretty terrible prospector thus far. I've found a tiny bit of gold, but I've still got a long way to go. Anyone here from Skagit County I'd be interested in meeting up with someone experienced who I could talk to. Lunch is on me! Happy to meet you all, Micah
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by  Chris SpanglerJump to last post
14 Mar 2022 06:32 PM
10 Replies and 902 Views Arizona prospecting  902  10 Started by  Stancalavan1964@gmail.com Moved down from Washington state about a year ago and have joined a couple of different clubs to learn this new way of mining. I want to buy a dry washer but haven’t found enough gold to even consider putting the money out for a new piece of equipment. Tried many different ways and have tried to stay out of the main washes. But nothing worth while. I also have tried my monster 1000 and have filled up a snuffer bottle with small bb’s. I wish I could spend an hour or two with someone who can show ...
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by  Jon OwensJump to last post
06 Mar 2022 10:27 PM
2 Replies and 307 Views Congress Group  307  2 Started by  garykessell5@gmail.com Looking to hit the road to Wickenburg AZ and check out the Congress group claim first week of May. Got my Royal Trommel and looking to buy a mad mining puffer drywasher. Not very many reviews here lately, must be a good spot. Anyone familiar with area
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by  Nancy AustJump to last post
02 Mar 2022 04:59 PM
2 Replies and 365 Views How to find out when local chapters have outings.  365  2 Started by  Stancalavan1964@gmail.com Joined the GPAA about two months ago and was wondering when the local chapters were having outings. I live near Phoenix and have tried to contact the presidents but with no success. Would really like to meet up with some local members here to help get me started in finding some gold in the desert. I have been trying now for about a year and have had no luck at all. And would really like to find someone to prospect with. Hope someone can help me out and better yet join me in one of my trips out l...
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by  Jeremy TrueJump to last post
22 Feb 2022 10:47 PM
2 Replies and 301 Views Membership renewal thru Authorized reseller?  301  2 Started by  usarianskiff@gmail.com Hello! I've been a member almost a year now and my membership is due to expire soon. I see now that GPAA resellers offer membership deals, so I'd like to go through one of them, but I'm nervous it will mess something up since they're selling it as a new membership rather than a renewal Thank you!!
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by  Usarian SkiffJump to last post
21 Feb 2022 01:15 PM
3 Replies and 981 Views Mini gold trommel  981  3 Started by  lynchhj88@gmail.com I was wondering what websites I can go too to find a mini portable trommel I've seen the gold cube set up with the trommel attachment but I've seen a lot of videos with mini trommel that are portable with wheels. If anyone could help it would be much appreciated thank you!
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by  DAVID PHILIPSJump to last post
18 Feb 2022 04:43 PM
8 Replies and 1039 Views HEY BUDEE 10  1039  8 Started by  jo.don2@verizon.net i am confident the HEY BUDEE 10 claim holds some of the chunky gold in Coolgardie. i am going to be on that claim with my drywasher and wagon and i will be dry wash sampling this claim to find the gold once and for all. i am committed to putting the time in even if i get skunked a few times. the southern to SE of the claim has some areas of interest that have not been dug. i have walked this claim repeatedly and i do not find many digs sites new or old. by the quality of gold i know to be fou...
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by  Garrett BassJump to last post
13 Feb 2022 06:55 PM
9 Replies and 1834 Views Colorado requirements to use claims  1834  9 Started by  chucktoyne5@gmail.com I new to this I would like to have my ducks in a row before I head out. I will most likely be vising southern Colorado claims. Do I need a habit stamp from game and fish. How much notice will the blm require and what do I need to give them
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by  DAVID PHILIPSJump to last post
03 Feb 2022 04:29 PM
7 Replies and 646 Views Help in understanding Washington gold prospecting laws  646  7 Started by  Goducks1989@yahoo.com Hello! I received some gold prospecting equipment this Christmas after a few years of being interested in going out and going prospecting. My initial plan was to get a sluce, just like the countless YouTube videos Iv watched. What I got this Christmas was a blue bowl, a standard gold cube and a mini trommel attachment. I’m trying to figure out a few things. 1) Is the mini trommel now useless unless I want to take buckets of un classified dirt and run it through the trommel at home 2) where ...
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by  Ryan SilvisJump to last post
16 Jan 2022 02:45 PM
10 Replies and 974 Views Program for finding coordinates on a map?  974  10 Started by  joy2eisme@gmail.com I need advice please. I’m new to the GPS coordinates thing and need to know what program you all use to locate claim boundaries I can find the egress point and center point by clicking on those figures here on this site but the rest is confusing to me. Thanks a lot.
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by  Wayne CrowderJump to last post
05 Jan 2022 08:30 PM
5 Replies and 765 Views Membership Card - possession requirement?  765  5 Started by  butchpetty@yahoo.com Was surfing through the forum and passed by this statement in one of the post: “make sure you have your card in possession.” The problem: I’m in Arizona but from Texas. I recently joined, in Arizona, and my mailbox is in Corpus Christi. I’m two days away from checking out my first GPAA claim. I just assumed that the official membership confirmation info that I received from GPAA on my phone was all I needed to have handy. In my opinion that is as good if not better than a “card”. Am I right or ...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
29 Dec 2021 03:06 PM
1 Replies and 519 Views 3830-2  519  1 Started by  rmwilliams95@yahoo.com Shot story, won 3 claims in May and had a chance to check only 2. Didn't know that I had to file a 3830-2 by Sept. 1st. I know what I have to do now, but has anyone heard of an appeal working If not, anyone interested in helping to stake claims let me know. I would consider putting them under GPAA use also.
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
08 Dec 2021 09:30 PM
5 Replies and 723 Views Helena, Montana Area  723  5 Started by  Copter1doc@yahoo.com Trying to learn the rules of the area. Would like to team up with someone for a little knowledge, but also to put my wife’s mind a ease from going out alone ( limited phone coverage a times). I’ve got detectors, sluice and the will to learn, get dirty and wet when necessary. Most of all have some fun and get a little GOLD. Not looking to get rich just put some color in a pan. Would like to learn to trust my detector for gold also.
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by  James LaneJump to last post
05 Dec 2021 07:31 PM
196 Replies and 190897 Views What is the best place to buy pay dirt from  190897  196 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  David FeltJump to last post
01 Dec 2021 12:27 PM
2 Replies and 1352 Views Planning a trip to Golden Eagle Claim  1352  2 Started by  rcohenour37@gmail.com New to GPAA and hoping for some advice on entering a GPAA claim
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by  Michael WoodsJump to last post
29 Nov 2021 04:01 PM
1 Replies and 669 Views Anyone from boise  669  1 Started by  stevecallihan7@gmail.com I'm new to prospecting, I wanna do a lil dredging in boise. Any recommendations
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by  Michael WoodsJump to last post
29 Nov 2021 03:47 PM
5 Replies and 897 Views Dry washing near Randsburg  897  5 Started by  cgtorina@gmail.com Hello all new guy here was considering dry washing near Ransburg California. Tried using the BLM MRLS maps to ensure I don’t go on someone’s claim.. for me it has not been user-friendly and was wondering if someone knows of a place or how to use the MLRS system. Every time I touch the map and move it it jumps to another location/state. If someone’s considering going out this weekend let me know if you would like an extra shoveler.
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by  Richard AlmoJump to last post
29 Nov 2021 12:36 AM
4 Replies and 563 Views Claims closed in error  563  4 Started by  waugh1198@gmail.com If you are holding any claims, get on MLRS and check the status. Two of my claims that happen to be listed in the guide have been listed as closed for non payment off maintenance fees. The small miner waiver was sent in July and recieved (certified return receipt). From what I can find out, some waivers were incorrectly entered in the system, and then MLRS automatically listed as closed. BLM says they caught most of them, but some have apparently slipped through. The issue is goi...
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by  BRIAN WILLIAMSJump to last post
22 Nov 2021 11:23 PM
2 Replies and 704 Views Interested in suggestions of where to go.  704  2 Started by  jd88047@gmail.com Being elderly and disabled my wife and I would like to go now the weather has cooled down. I live in New Mexico and anything within a tank of gas is game for us. Have a few pans for panning but would like to just metal detect also. My Nox800 and F75 is most likely not up to the task. Would like mine tailings and such. We have five small dogs we would like to bring as we dont want to kennel them. If there was a hotel of cabin that would work as I do not want to subject my wife to any more inc...
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by  BRIAN WILLIAMSJump to last post
17 Nov 2021 09:38 PM
0 Replies and 502 Views Seeking experience  502  0 Started by  jay16910@gmail.com Hey guys! I'm curious if there is anybody else from rock springs, green river WY or close enough to go out with. I'm 100 new to this but super excited to learn. You can only watch so many videos and read so many books before it's time to just go do it. I would love to find somebody that would let me tag along with them to show me the ropes and throw some experience my way.
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