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1 Replies and 857 Views Winter prospecting vaction  857  1 Started by  Kenaslan My wife and I are planning a winter thanksgiving, or Christmas/ New Years vacation out west this year.  The choices we have are Nevada, Arizona, or New Mexico.  We have a few pans, a blue bowl, a stream sluice, and a multi sluice.  As Montana will be heading into the -20s this time of year, some place warm would be nice.  We are both new to this.  She is a rock hound and would love to fine cool Rocks/Gems.  I on the other hand think yellow as in the color of gold is...
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by  Gary WhitedJump to last post
13 Oct 2018 06:15 PM
3 Replies and 2465 Views panning material  2465  3 Started by  hsschertz@gmail.com New member.  Looking for recommendations who to order material to pan.
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by  Ken CastilloJump to last post
28 Sep 2018 05:22 PM
0 Replies and 440 Views Lincoln New Mexico area  440  0 Started by  BIGTRUCKCDL@GMAIL.COM I am looking for stores in or near Lincoln New Mexico to purchase prospecting equipment.
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27 Sep 2018 09:43 AM
1 Replies and 1789 Views withdrawal maps  1789  1 Started by  Kenaslan has anyone come across a master BLM withdrawal map  With so much 'Land Grab' by the feds, 100's of millions of acres, it would be nice to have a withdrawal map so as to know where NOT to be.
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
25 Sep 2018 06:36 AM
13 Replies and 4798 Views Prospecting near Yellowstone park.  4798  13 Started by  Kenaslan Last weekend I went up to Cooke City to do some prospecting. Went into town for lunch and was told it was made illegal to do any prospecting in the NF for several miles outside of Yellowstone park and couldn't go to the GPAA claim there.  I have sence found out that the locals don't like protecting because of the government's allowance to that Canadian company to prospect there and will not tell the truth.    Nevertheless I will be there again Saturday.  Has anyone prospect...
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
24 Sep 2018 10:56 AM
6 Replies and 1869 Views RIVER'S GOLD GROUP RIVER'S GOLD 2 RIVER'S GOLD 3 & FLW  1869  6 Started by  swingnsway Does anyone have the corner coordinates for this group of claims  Or at least the rivers upper and lower limits of the 3 claims.  The online guide has the ingress and center coordinates but it doesn't make sense because the group is suppose to be 240 acres and the distance between the ingress and center is only 750ft.   I'm new to this so could someone help me out if i'm missing something 
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by  Benjamin CrainJump to last post
21 Sep 2018 07:53 AM
4 Replies and 667 Views New Bern area, NC  667  4 Started by  sepa@hotmail.co.uk Hello All, we are considering moving to the New Bern area of North Carolina. Can anyone advise on the opportunities available for panning in this area, if any Stephen
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by  STEPHEN PARKERJump to last post
17 Sep 2018 03:46 PM
2 Replies and 980 Views Claim with RV Access  980  2 Started by  farchijets Hello fellow gold fevered friends, I'm looking for a place to take the family out on a camping/prospecting trip with an RV, does anyone know of a comfortable spot within a 5 hour driving radius from Los Angeles Much appreciated
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by  THOMAS GLOVERJump to last post
17 Sep 2018 08:11 AM
1 Replies and 631 Views Gold maps  631  1 Started by  Kenaslan Has anyone purchased maps from hhengineering If so were they worth it
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by  Bill KillianJump to last post
12 Sep 2018 07:36 AM
2 Replies and 683 Views New and looking for advice  683  2 Started by  SUCCESSIN18@GMAIL.COM I am a new member of GPAA and new to prospecting.  It has been on my bucket list for a lot of years and I guess my wife decided it was time for me to actually do it.  I have talked about it and discussed it so she bought some stuff that we had talked about, a blue bowl, classifier screens, a RDH 6' power sluice and assorted other pieces of equipment. My question for now is what size material (max screen) should you run through this RDH mini power sluice  It is set up for recir...
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
11 Sep 2018 11:30 AM
4 Replies and 1707 Views First day Prospecting Tips  1707  4 Started by  sliderguy67 Today is my first day going out to a gpaa claim. Looking forward to seeing what I find when I get there. I know there are not to many different claims here in the state of Texas that are close by for prospecting, so going to head out to the closest one to my home town of Dallas. If anyone has any tips I could use them. I know I am really going to enjoy getting out in nature.
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by  Scott LeidenbergerJump to last post
10 Sep 2018 04:11 PM
2 Replies and 553 Views Greeting from Dallas  553  2 Started by  sliderguy67 Today is day 1, my introduction to the GPAA. I have had some success with panning out paydirt that I had purchased online. Now I am looking forward to getting out in the field and finding the goodies that await. Any tips are welcome.
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by  Christopher WilburnJump to last post
04 Sep 2018 05:07 PM
0 Replies and 264 Views Claim with RV Access  264  0 Started by  farchijets Hello fellow gold fevered friends, I'm looking for a place to take the family out on a camping/prospecting trip with an RV, does anyone know of a comfortable spot within a 5 hour driving radius from Los Angeles Hoping to be able to park the RV on the creek/river Much appreciated
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02 Sep 2018 07:48 AM
4 Replies and 1112 Views gold bullion  1112  4 Started by  ScottSn3 Just wondering if you bought lets say a one ounce gold bar. It comes in it's own packaging .Would it lose value if you removed it from the packaging I think if you remove the packaging from a uncirculated mint coin it would lose some of it's value. Inquiring minds want to know. Scott
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
31 Aug 2018 03:29 PM
6 Replies and 1178 Views using a claim  1178  6 Started by  anno lynke I am a new member, haven't even got my card in the mail yet. I am almost ready to try my hand, once I get the card how do I go about using the local claims Do I have to call ahead make reservation or can I just show up will someone show up and check that I am there legal
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
30 Aug 2018 04:16 PM
2 Replies and 507 Views Does size really matter?  507  2 Started by  MtnPipr Hey All, Have a Whites TDI and three different sized heads.  Beyond the practical consideration of how big and does it fit in the nooks and crannies, can someone please direct me to a site or YouTube videos that address how to select what size is best for what specific applications Can give more specific details on what I have if helpful, but did not want to blather on unnecessarily. Cheers!!
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by  LEO LORENZJump to last post
27 Aug 2018 11:09 AM
2 Replies and 424 Views Need help with type of hose for a DIY 2 INCH dredge  424  2 Started by  gtoconnor There are pvc, flat, canvas and more. Which is the correct hose material. Can anyone send a link to where to buy the proper hose I'm building a dredge with a homemade venturi suction nozzle with a 1.5 inch pressure hose going to the venturi inlet then outlet is a 2 inch . Using a 3500gph bilge pump powered by slow draining deep cycle batteries... What type of hose is strong enough for 45 to 55 psi of water and rocks moving through it Any positive constructive criticism is welcomed...
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by  george oconnorJump to last post
27 Aug 2018 06:12 AM
1 Replies and 538 Views Claim Access  538  1 Started by  Kenaslan I wanted to go try a claim, however I have been told by the local gpaa chapter that the neighbor has blocked a public road, the only access into the claim, and posted no trespassing signs.  How do I access the claim  Bolt cutters
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
26 Aug 2018 03:46 PM
3 Replies and 654 Views Why I voluteered to be a State Director and why we need more  654  3 Started by  Hannover   The man to my left is a close friend. We met getting water for our cisterns at the pump site. He had just retired from the Army after 33 years of service, two tours in Afghanistan, and one in Iraq. He like myself moved off the grid because a great deal of civilians are complete idiots and hard to be around, we both have our own form of PTSD but speaking the same language having both being Army we developed a bond. I taught him how to pan like I do with a lot of kids and it is a dying art...
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
26 Aug 2018 03:40 PM
10 Replies and 5505 Views I may be gone for a bit!  5505  10 Started by  Hannover   I took a hard fall backwards down a mountain and woke up in a pile of rocks trying to figure out how to get out, at the time I was inverted. In that incident I broke my elbow and left wrist but figured out how to get unpinned and get back up. I did not realize that I had been unconscious  for some time. The next day coming up I got bit by a Rattlesnake and it should have killed me, but some how I survived and got to keep my leg without anti-venom.     A few months go by...
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
26 Aug 2018 03:30 PM
20 Replies and 5353 Views What to do with all the lead?  5353  20 Started by  MtnPipr So, one thing I enjoy about panning is that, even when I do not find any shinies (which is the majority of the time), I am collecting a ton of lead (birdshot, bullets, and fishing weights) out of the creeks, rivers, and ground, which is good for the environment. But, I now have a ton (figuratively) of the stuff and, if I just pitch it in the bin, isn't that the same thing as just putting it back in the river (more or less from an environmental standard) When I flyfish, I keep my cut line and ...
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by  William BarlowJump to last post
22 Aug 2018 01:02 AM
1 Replies and 573 Views Roads and non-roads  573  1 Started by  Kaupasetic I am wanting to use a claim up above Placerville, CO.  This is how it is listed on the site: San Miguel, CO 204.41 Acres Land Status: BLM Claim Can I drive off the roadway and drive onto the claim lands where there are no marked roadways.  If it is safe to do so (safe for my vehicle) am I allowed to drive wherever I please if it is not destroying property Thanks.
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
20 Aug 2018 07:23 AM
14 Replies and 10633 Views HOMACK 1-3 Idaho Springs CO Claim  10633  14 Started by  Ryanmahan5 Can anyone tell me some information about Homack Claim i went to the claim today and there was a no trespassing sign on this gate i have the gpaa permit cards wasn't sure if i was able to be on there  Thanks ryan
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by  Mark BerkeJump to last post
15 Aug 2018 07:21 AM
1 Replies and 1043 Views Spam in PM's  1043  1 Started by  goldhammer Over the weekend recieved a PM from an Evan Swaak.  Stated I had interest in buying claims and directed me to their new website for buying and selling claims.  Have never stated anything of the kind here or anywhere.  If I want a claim, I'll file one. Getting bad when spam goes from emails to PM's. Just wondering how many others got hit with this crap Hope the powers that be eliminate his forum privilges for thai kind of behavior
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
13 Aug 2018 03:49 PM
2 Replies and 1838 Views Ca dredging ban  1838  2 Started by  Dm03 Does anyone know if there are any updates regarding dredging in ca. I have been looki g for updates since feb and can’t find anything new.
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
11 Aug 2018 01:42 PM
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