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2 Replies and 3924 Views Lucky 13 in Plumas County. page CL-59  3924  2 Started by  xyoda07x Hey there fellow miners! I'm new to the GPAA and am researching for my first trip as a member.  I'm looking for some info on 'lucky 13 - CAMC298534 (A), page CL-59 in the book. I'd like to plan the trip in the next couple weeks. the book has no info, so comments on findings, terrain, campsites and what kind of gear can be used would be a lot of help not to mention greatly appreciated. Not set on going to this claim but would like to spend a week in NorCal looking for color......
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by  Roger SleightJump to last post
30 May 2015 08:27 AM
3 Replies and 4782 Views New member Plumas County  4782  3 Started by  Bluegrassfiddler812@hotmail.com Just joined. Anybody in plumas county I'm in Quincy and would like to meet up with some other folks to learn more.
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by  PATRICK MCMINNJump to last post
29 May 2015 08:43 AM
5 Replies and 6036 Views New  6036  5 Started by  rockyj777   I am new to prospecting and was looking for some advice on my first piece of equipment. I am in lasvegas and was looking at dry washers but it has been pretty wet lately. so I started thinking about getting a mini high banker and just bring some water in . any advice would bee appreciated
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by  Benjamin CrainJump to last post
27 May 2015 10:08 PM
7 Replies and 4901 Views GPAA MARKERS  4901  7 Started by  Tkuchuk2112 I went to a few of the claims north of Morristown here near Wickenburg AZ, and I couldn't locate any gpaa claim markers I was at the right gps coordinants. Is there a certain post, poll, or sign im suppose to look for when looking for the claims And also I advise if you go to these claims during the summer you bring plenty of water, its a hot one this year!
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by  Steve newJump to last post
27 May 2015 06:47 AM
11 Replies and 7753 Views Sampling on abandoned claim  7753  11 Started by  jlocke1970@att.net Hello, I had what I hope is a quick question; I am looking at filing a claim later this year on an abandoned (according to LR2000) claim area. My question is..... Is there any legal issue in my prospecting and testing of the area BEFORE I file the claim I truly appreciate any input or advice here! Take care, all! Jim I am sorry for what is probably a VERY 'newbie' question!
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by  Jim LockeJump to last post
26 May 2015 10:12 AM
0 Replies and 4043 Views Fairbanks AK dredge trip  4043  0 Started by  cowboybrj81 I am finally going to get to do some Alaska dredging this summer and am looking for anyone who can give me advice or even take a few days off and wash some dirt with me in Jun.  I have a 2' suction dredge (I have never used it but it is brand new, hence the need for help) and will be looking for a trip from the 17th to 19th of Jun.  Any help/advice or hot spots to hit (I plan on going to the GPAA claim near Circle) would be greatly appreciated.  Ben J. 
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23 May 2015 05:40 PM
0 Replies and 4006 Views Fairbanks AK dredge trip  4006  0 Started by  cowboybrj81 I am finally going to get to do some Alaska dredging this summer and am looking for anyone who can give me advice or even take a few days off and wash some dirt with me in Jun.  I have a 2' suction dredge (I have never used it but it is brand new, hence the need for help) and will be looking for a trip from the 17th to 19th of Jun.  Any help/advice or hot spots to hit (I plan on going to the GPAA claim near Circle) would be greatly appreciated.  Ben J. 
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23 May 2015 05:40 PM
0 Replies and 3138 Views East Fork San Gabriel River  3138  0 Started by  kevinR Ok I was just on facebook and came across this person comments. This person in the past has shown disrespect for prospectors and is always stating it is illegal to prospect on the east fork. the link is https://www.facebook.com/CrystalLakeCA if you would like to commet if you also read the other coments you see other people are complaining that we as prospectors are destroying the area and leaving trash all the way up to the bridge to nowhere. I have not meet this person face to face but f...
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23 May 2015 03:00 PM
0 Replies and 3460 Views looking for other prospectors in or near east tn  3460  0 Started by  goldguys1 Hello everyone I'm new to the gpaa and I am looking for members and friends in or near the east tn area.
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18 May 2015 02:44 PM
0 Replies and 1576 Views looking for a good spot in California close to az to get in some gold  1576  0 Started by  jdoz80 Anyone have any suggestions, looking to do a day trip.
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17 May 2015 10:16 PM
16 Replies and 11785 Views Gold Miner Spiral Gold Panning Machine  11785  16 Started by  dmcelyea@gmail.com I have been admiring one of these and the cost is not too bad but was wondering if it would fit the bill and do the job after classification of the material. It is highly portable but would have to provide water in a dry area.  I have seen videos of this in operation but will it get the fine gold
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by  Benjamin CrainJump to last post
15 May 2015 03:34 PM
2 Replies and 1919 Views Newby in CA - Permits?  1919  2 Started by  Kentuck Howdy, I signed my son and I up with GPAA mainly because he has some interest in doing some gold panning. I think it would be fun and a great opportunity to do something together and get him away from the stinking computer and video games! One question I have is, in California do you need some kind of permit to just go out and do some panning/prospecting   Thanks  
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by  LEO LORENZJump to last post
14 May 2015 05:33 PM
14 Replies and 11010 Views Newbie Finds First Nugget With Dry Washer in AZ!  11010  14 Started by  cchipster Hi guys!   I love that I joined GPAA a month or so ago and have really been hitting it hard! I have learned a ton in a short time! I have been breaking my back and moving lots of dirt, only to find out many things I have been doing was wrong and losing lots of gold most likely. This time, thanks to the good folks at A&B Prospecting (No affiliation) in Mesa and Prescott AZ, I have it all correct. And found my first nugget in my Gold Duster Dry Washer today! Not to mention, good clean o...
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by  Jim LockeJump to last post
14 May 2015 04:51 PM
0 Replies and 1125 Views traveling home from Texas to cali.  1125  0 Started by  G Hunter I've been a member sense 2012 and have found good Gold in Cali. And now me and a close friend will be heading back this weekend.  We are planing to drive back through New Mexico and head straight up to Nevada then to Cali. dose anyone have any ideas for us to find good gems or color on this path thanks the G Hunter.
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14 May 2015 11:48 AM
2 Replies and 3218 Views Digging into Wash Bank  3218  2 Started by  dmcelyea@gmail.com When digging into a dry wash bank that may be kind of steep what is the safest procedure to follow that will not let the bank cave in on you
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
13 May 2015 06:43 AM
2 Replies and 3637 Views The Nugget Email  3637  2 Started by  dmcelyea@gmail.com Received an email The Nugget but can't find anything on the site related to it.  On mention in The Nugget was marked as new which referenced prospector picks.  Can't seem to find anything in the email on that item.  I did just purchase a Calvin Bunks Hermit Pick.  Anxiously waiting on that new pick.
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by  Paul LoulyJump to last post
12 May 2015 04:02 PM
9 Replies and 6140 Views Garrett Product Complaint  6140  9 Started by  crashcrain@gmail.com Recently I purchased two Garrett products I could care not to use again. First was a small aluminum sluice box with slits cut into the aluminum instead of real riffles and miners moss underneath. It would fill the small slots with fine gravels almost instantly and everything else would wash out of the sluice. The other complaint is about the Garrett Gold Guzzler snuffer bottle. Instead of coming to a cone like most it has a top sided inside lip which traps fine gold making it impossible for you ...
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by  Gary WhitedJump to last post
11 May 2015 06:11 PM
5 Replies and 7355 Views Recommendations for equipment retailers in So. California?  7355  5 Started by  jlocke1970@att.net I am looking for equipment retailers in the Southern California area, specifically the Riverside, San Bernardino areas. I really cannot recall ever seeing any around. General prospecting and/or metal detector sales. Figured I'd throw the question out there and see if anyone had any ideas. Thanks everyone! 
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by  Kevin RyanJump to last post
08 May 2015 06:27 PM
7 Replies and 6160 Views clean up claims please  6160  7 Started by  timothyhipwell New member and fresh prospector, I was excited to go out to the nancy claim and find some color. Got there to find a lot of garbage. I mean trash! I found some fines and flake but was very disappointed to see the state of this claim. I will be bringing an extra garbage bag out next time and ask anybody visiting this claim to do the same. The place was awesome and will be back again. Thank you to everybody that keep these claims available for us to use.
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by  Benjamin CrainJump to last post
08 May 2015 02:53 PM
2 Replies and 4138 Views Newb Questions  4138  2 Started by  captain  I was wondering. I want to go to Vein Mt. outing in June. I realize that you have to work a 4 hour shift daily, but when youre not, are you allowed to pan or  sluice on your own Can you draw the dirt from the provided paydirt or do you have to find your own It would seem that panning in the river would be pretty well picked over by now. Thanks Guys.  
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by  Joe CappJump to last post
04 May 2015 08:20 PM
4 Replies and 3409 Views San Gabriel River Question  3409  4 Started by  Daleprince It's been a while since I've been to The San Gabriel River to sluice. Does anyone know if you still can sluice or pan the river
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by  Kevin RyanJump to last post
26 Apr 2015 05:00 PM
3 Replies and 4231 Views Going to North Carolina in May looking for advice  4231  3 Started by  Ct-121 Hello I will be planning a trip in the later part of May to go to North Carolina and looking for the local chapters to help find some good locations. I am a member of the Fredrick Maryland chapter. I have a lot of questions as this will be my first trip down there, so let me just jump right in. We will be using a mini high banker and would like to know if this is allowed Where to stay while down there Where are the gpaa claims at as I have not received my book yet In order to go to the gpa...
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by  PAUL STRAUBJump to last post
24 Apr 2015 07:40 AM
6 Replies and 6442 Views LAWS! (Alaska)  6442  6 Started by  kkloehr okay, i have started a topic on places to mine with not much luck, so i want to ask what is alaska laws for prospecting. i heard that you can go up to 1/4 mile off any road..... Is this true I Want to know the laws so i don't ruin anything for other prospectors and i want to respect the states laws.  Thanks guys ( i contacted the local chapter and the president is currently out of town so i was un able to get an answer from them.) 
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by  Jeffrey KinsmanJump to last post
20 Apr 2015 03:11 PM
1 Replies and 1993 Views New (Old) Member in Interior Alaska  1993  1 Started by  CaribooAlaska Hello from Alaska - Just wanted to say Hi to everyone on the GPAA forum and introduce myself.  I'm relatively new to Alaska and just joined the Interior Chapter of GPAA out of Fairbanks, but my family and I are actually re-joining GPAA after a number of years away overseas.  So I guess we're Newbies, but kinda not...  We first joined back in 2003-2004 timeframe and later joined the LDMA, attending many outings and digs in Oregon and California and doing o...
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by  LEO LORENZJump to last post
20 Apr 2015 01:53 PM
1 Replies and 6528 Views Gold Trails  6528  1 Started by  GoldDiggerJohnson Does anyone know when episode 9 of Gold Trails will be out  On Friday I saw the preview, and the GPAA website said it would be available to view on Saturday.  Now it doesn't have a release date.  I can't wait to see this episode!
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by  Greg MillerJump to last post
20 Apr 2015 09:41 AM
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