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5 Replies and 526 Views GPAA membership and Lost Dutchmans membership  526  5 Started by Hello All I joined GPAA prior to the plague, so therefore I have yet to venture out. But I'm getting ready. But I keep reading about the LMDA and its 'camps', locations, etc. I have left messages with the membership folks what's the difference(other than the price) but I guess they are locked down- 1) Can GPAA members use the LDMA camps 2) What do LDMA members get that GPAA don't 3) Does LDMA have different claims from the GPAA I could swing the Lost Dutch fees, but I have been unabl...
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by  Rick ThomasonJump to last post
16 Jun 2020 08:19 AM
17 Replies and 12793 Views El Paso area  12793  17 Started by  cowboybrj81 I am just wondering if the El Paso chapter is active  I have attempted to contact the leaders and have had no response.  Just looking for some people to go poke around. 
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by  Howard FinchJump to last post
13 Jun 2020 07:19 PM
2 Replies and 393 Views what club is a good one to join outside of GPAA  393  2 Started by i live in Ontario, i frequent Coolgardie claims, Holcomb Valley claims and Victorville. can anyone tell me what clubs have good claims in Coolgardie, Holcomb, Victorville or Randsburg area i love the desert and any streams to sluice in. i have all the gear anyone can need and i am pretty good at it all. is there any club claims closer to me that anyone knows of any recommendations would be helpful as i am thinking of joining some other clubs for some now prospecting friends and l...
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by  DON GREENOJump to last post
09 Jun 2020 12:34 PM
1 Replies and 201 Views HOW TO REGISTER?  201  1 Started by HOW DO WE REGISTER SO WE CAN COMMENT
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by  Jeffrey GrayJump to last post
08 Jun 2020 07:46 AM
191 Replies and 158673 Views What is the best place to buy pay dirt from  158673  191 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  Jennifer BraleyJump to last post
01 Jun 2020 11:11 PM
4 Replies and 1218 Views Information on Triple D and M claim  1218  4 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
29 May 2020 10:54 AM
2 Replies and 342 Views The gold lab  342  2 Started by Does anyone know where I can find the price of the gold lab
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by  Michael MoffatJump to last post
26 May 2020 03:46 PM
4 Replies and 496 Views Arkansas chapter  496  4 Started by Hello I see that there is no chapters in Arkansas I was wondering if there is any prospectors in Arkansas and if we could get a chapter back going and what it would take to do so I’m in southwest Arkansas in the ouachita mountains Thanks Bob
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by  Bobby DavisJump to last post
24 May 2020 11:03 AM
4 Replies and 748 Views greenhorn needs HELP PROSPECTING IN ARIZONA  748  4 Started by I would love to do some prospecting here in Arizona. I am retired, still in decent shape. I'm hoping there is someone or some group that could use an extra hand working some dirt. i have a couple detectors and some misc. tools. i would be available for overnight or multi-night trips. i am located in the west mesa area near alma school and the us60. give me a call or shoot me a text at 480-215-3425.
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by  MICHAEL LLOYDJump to last post
23 May 2020 02:51 PM
3 Replies and 374 Views Tips and tricks for first time Scuba Gold Snipers/Crevicers  374  3 Started by Long story short: I'm a scuba diver, new to GPAA & gold prospecting. I would love tips, places, and help with discovering potential spots to gold snipe in southern california. Hello good members of the GPAA. I'm brand new to the world of gold prospecting/panning/recovery. I panned once or twice at some tourist paydirt places of the arm highway in Alaska. Recently I have bought a bunch of paydirts, got some pans I like, and I'm starting to get pretty good at managing my material and gettin...
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by  Brandon MartinezJump to last post
22 May 2020 08:50 PM
1 Replies and 371 Views How to find prospecting areas  371  1 Started by So I know how to check Alaskan state/federal claims. Is it ok to just look up claimed areas and prospect the unclaimed portions 100 meters up/down stream I am new to this and I don't know if there are prospecting etiquette rules. Being in Alaska, I don't want to get shot in the woods.
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by  Casey JeffriesJump to last post
22 May 2020 01:00 PM
2 Replies and 244 Views Camping Washington State  244  2 Started by So with this covid and no Washington camping open overnight...where can we both pan and stay Can we pitch a tent on a claim
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by  William HallJump to last post
20 May 2020 06:54 PM
5 Replies and 515 Views LDMA vs GMAA  515  5 Started by Hello Folks-I'm curious-I asked this of the HQ members, but no reply. That's ok, they're busy--but I'd like to know. What is the difference in the GMAA and the LDMA I see events that are attended by both groups. The LD costs $4800 and the GMAA costs $155 for 3 years. I don't understand the relationship. Are the claims the same What's the deal. Should I join the LDMA Are the claims in the Mining Guide the same for both groups Which is better Thanks in advance. Rick T
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by  Rick ThomasonJump to last post
19 May 2020 08:16 AM
4 Replies and 453 Views Who has the Right to Classify ME as a Greenhorn ?  453  4 Started by I worked inside 50' Tunnels and Mines since 1968 as a Powder Man Blasting 'Bazooka' loads of 480 Sticks from 150' away with a Special 'NET' Weaved From Shipping 10' Dock Ropes because five (5) miles to the entrance was too far to Run before it goes off and getting up off the deck with a bloody nose after it went off. I remember Clearing Powder Charges that didn't go off. I remember being one of a the FEW Miners skinny enough to fit between a 50' Concrete Casing and the Jagged Rocks of the Moun...
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by  STANLEY SHIELDSJump to last post
16 May 2020 10:23 AM
2 Replies and 290 Views Fine gold recovery with my rdh slucie  290  2 Started by Is there any type of miners moss or matts anybody would recomend using to capture fine gold The gold in running is super small. Any suggestions would be helpfull thanks ps how do i move up from a greenhorn on the gpaa website
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by  Tom RileyJump to last post
15 May 2020 10:53 PM
3 Replies and 368 Views Patented Placer Claims  368  3 Started by I have acquired access to mine a patented placer claim & my scans indicate a concentrated deposit under a bench adjacent to the river as it now exists. I have attempted to contact BLM & Corp of Engineers to no avail, China Virus. I am sure there is a set-back distance from the river bank, has anyone delt w/ this situation I intend to remove the overburden & create a pond to Suction Dredge & would be isolated from the river. The claim is in Colorado & Suction Dredging is allowed in my area, alth...
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by  William HallJump to last post
13 May 2020 07:01 PM
2 Replies and 264 Views Having trouble finding directions  264  2 Started by Hey there y’all . I live in kern county and I can’t Get directions in detail by clicking on the coordinates to any of the claim sites. Is there anybody who can help me out And also do we have any claims in Ransburg California And one more, LOL what is the local chapter for current county Thank you all and have a good day
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by  BRADLEY RICEJump to last post
13 May 2020 11:33 AM
1 Replies and 229 Views Idaho Prospectors  229  1 Started by I am completely new to prospecting. As a matter of fact I have never been at all. I have joined this community to gain information to help me plan a trip to Idaho later this year. I guess my biggest questions are: 1.) Are there prospectors out in Northern Idaho that take on Greenhorns for prospecting trips aside from the group trips that I see on the site 2.) If so what are the costs involved to the guide 3.) Are there places to rent equipment out there since I live in NY and cant prospec...
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by  Rick DahlJump to last post
12 May 2020 01:57 PM
2 Replies and 261 Views Buying  261  2 Started by Has anyone ever ordered from gold rush trading post
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by  KENNY SUTTONJump to last post
11 May 2020 04:17 PM
8 Replies and 796 Views Gold Prospectors 1, 2 & Warrior (San Diego, CA)  796  8 Started by I went to GOLD PROSPECTORS 1, 2 & WARRIOR twice for 3 hours and found only nails and bullets so far. So I got few questions to save some time in the future. - Does this area contain any metal detectable gold Does it worth trying there with metal detector - Are there any other trails besides the one which starts at the picnic area - Does anyone plan to go there soon I could use some company. FYI: I'm 33 and I'm new to gold prospecting.
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by  Erik FarrJump to last post
10 May 2020 08:02 PM
0 Replies and 124 Views Having trouble finding directions  124  0 Started by Hey there y’all . I live in kern county and I can’t Get directions in detail by clicking on the coordinates to any of the claim sites. Is there anybody who can help me out And also do we have any claims in Ransburg California And one more, LOL what is the local chapter for current county Thank you all and have a good day
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09 May 2020 12:54 PM
2 Replies and 275 Views Keene power sluice  275  2 Started by So I put together a 2” highbanker/ dredge combo using all Keene products. Keene A52 sluice box, hopper, dredge riffles, stand, Honda GXH50 motor with p90 pump on it. I am mainly going to use it as a dredge. My question is how much drop do I put on the box and how much flow should I have going through the box for the best recovery of gold I’d post a video of the set up running but I don’t see that option available here.
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by  STANLEY SHIELDSJump to last post
09 May 2020 08:43 AM
1 Replies and 223 Views Eagle Rock 1 and 2 on Burnt River  223  1 Started by Hey all! I'm new to the GPAA and am planning a camping/prospecting trip to the Eagle Rock 1 and 2 claims on Burnt River in mid-July. Can anyone give me some insight into the accessibility of these claims I see from map images that it is located across the river, and begins just East of the prospecting pits/tailings/mine dumps, but I do not see a bridge or footpath for crossing the river. Can it be crossed on foot is there access somewhere else along the river I assume because the cla...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
08 May 2020 09:06 PM
1 Replies and 366 Views looking for new places to go.  366  1 Started by i have been in prospecting for only a year. Only place i really been was Alabama gold camp. I am looking for place to set up a tent. Get away from everyone. Anyone know a claim or private property that will let someone camp and dig a creek over a weekend from time to time. Dont really enjoy pay piles feel they know what im getting before i do. And not setup to dredge yet. Just high banker or sluice for now. And must be 2x4 accessible, And will not leave a mess.
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by  STANLEY SHIELDSJump to last post
02 May 2020 08:17 AM
1 Replies and 503 Views Why no news from LDAM or GPAA since 2/9/2017 Main Forum Page. Why?  503  1 Started by Biggest question is why Main category and why no updates Maybe they are taking us for granted What is in the works, what are you looking to helping your members with, what is on the horizon
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by  Don HatfieldJump to last post
26 Apr 2020 03:12 PM
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