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7 Replies and 6412 Views First trip to Italian Bar - What should I bring?  6412  7 Started by Hey all, My name is Dan. I've been in the GPAA for a few years, but I am a new member to LDMA. I'm taking my mom with me this week to Italian bar from Los Angeles. We're renting an RV and driving up on Wednesday.  For us 'green horns' can any of you 'old timers' suggest items we should bring that only years of experience can give My mom is a little worried that we won't have some essential items () once we get there. Thanks for the help, Dan Guzman
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
07 Oct 2014 06:46 PM
5 Replies and 6406 Views Highbanker question - shut down or not?  6406  5 Started by  graminella Hi: I just finished my new highbanker and did my first test run.  See it run at If I needed to take 15-20 minutes to gather more material, is it better to shut down or let it run.  My concern is that the surge of shutting down would blow out material.  On the other hand if I run for a long period without feeding, do I risk losing gold  I am using deep V matting on the top 2/3 and vortex on the lower 1/3.  Third option i...
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
07 Oct 2014 06:40 PM
2 Replies and 6697 Views LDMA  6697  2 Started by  kirk howes I am considering a LDMA membership. I can't see what the dues are currently. Any help on this from an LDMA member TIA
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by  KIRK HOWESJump to last post
03 Oct 2014 05:17 PM
1 Replies and 1992 Views Video Uploads and Online Publications  1992  1 Started by  Radicat I just read an issue of Gold Prospectors magazine using the new Online Publications feature. When I got used to the way to navigate and size the pages, I soon got the hang of it. I like it a lot. I do receive the magazine and will continue to do so for when I might want to review an article in the field where I might not have access to the internet. But, using the new feature was nice too. I highly recommend it. The opportunity to post video files is going to be interesting. I look forward ...
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by  Tim LeibelJump to last post
30 Sep 2014 05:52 AM
4 Replies and 4908 Views My Alaska Trip! I got questions!  4908  4 Started by  kkloehr Okay, So I'm New to GPAA as my own member.  I'm 19 and have been prospecting for a long time with my grandfather. Since I'm now my own member I think its time to show what i can do!  I'm going to Alaska for 4 day ( 2 days really after travel), I love crevicing! Ill be in Anchorage and don't wanna drive more then 2 hours to get to where i want to prospect. I was looking in the book of claims and saw the ken and brian claim, i was wondering if anyone has been there and what kinda gold/ e...
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by  JAMES IRVINEJump to last post
26 Sep 2014 11:12 PM
5 Replies and 3770 Views New GPAA  3770  5 Started by  mbosanek From Larry, Mary and Lil Larry, We are new to the GPAA and we live in Nebraska. Just looking for anyone close to the area or that could help us out. We went panning in Colorado last month and will be planning more trips next year. Any information would help. Thanks LML.
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
24 Sep 2014 06:02 AM
4 Replies and 4730 Views Drywasher Leaf Blower Motor Settings...  4730  4 Started by  cchipster Bought a new blower today from Lowe's. It's a Paulson 200mph Leaf blower. I do not believe it has a way to set the throttle to a steady setting while shoveling in the dirt. Does anybody have experience with this and some advice for a rookie   Thank you!  Chip
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by  Wayne BraultJump to last post
21 Sep 2014 02:24 PM
3 Replies and 5105 Views I just want to meet people who don't mind my greenhorness.  5105  3 Started by  LindaSalazar
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by  Linda E. SalazarJump to last post
17 Sep 2014 12:57 PM
1 Replies and 6998 Views Gold shaker table  6998  1 Started by  hookedoo Need Information on Magnadyne gold shaker table for fine gold I found for sale and cant fined any info on it.
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by  CHIP TRIPLETTJump to last post
15 Sep 2014 03:43 AM
3 Replies and 18146 Views Are People Still Able To Earn a Living From Prospecting...?  18146  3 Started by  tstuts Hello Group:  I'm a Newbie to all of this and have had one question that I have not been able to find an answer to. I would like to know if it is still possible to earn a living from prospecting. I would like to hear from those who are doing just that. I understand that you might be reluctant to share some of this information so please feel free to share what you are comfortable with. My wife and I are going to be pulling up stakes within the next year and plan to travel around to all ...
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
08 Sep 2014 06:28 AM
9 Replies and 6399 Views Location, Location, Location? (Asks the greenhorn)  6399  9 Started by  chriscoreygrant I'm a very new GPAA member living in south Alabama and I've never found a speck of gold.  I'm biting at the bit to take a trip to the mountain area around GA, SC and NC - about 6 to 12 hours away.  I went once years ago (armed with a toy gold pan) and spent the whole day just trying to find a spot.  I felt like a dog sniffing over hours for the perfect spot to do its business.  I found a river bank off of a main road filled with garbage and debris and tried my ...
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by  PAUL STRAUBJump to last post
01 Sep 2014 02:51 PM
1 Replies and 1839 Views New Member  1839  1 Started by  AtomicWanderer Hello My name is Kevin Bell Although I am not new to prospecting, I am new to gpaa. I have prospected the san andreas area and the Coulterville areas. I now reside in the mojave areas near the goler claims.I am interested in the desert placers. and am looking for a chapter near me that frequents the claims in this area any input is greatly appreciated.
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by  PAUL STRAUBJump to last post
01 Sep 2014 01:52 PM
6 Replies and 4838 Views Mew Member  4838  6 Started by  jleamer20 Hello all, This is my first post and first time being a member of GPAA.  After watching Tom Massie for a very long time on the Outdoor Channel, and wanting to join this grand organization I was able to do so this year.  As I said I have been a fan of the Gold Fever show for a long time, but never really could afford to join the GPAA until this year.  Things have changed a bit for me over the years.  My oldest son is moving off to college this month.  My daughter is a se...
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by  John LeamerJump to last post
31 Aug 2014 02:25 PM
3 Replies and 3175 Views Eastern LDMA?  3175  3 Started by  mrtim4gold Hello everyone, Im an Ohio guy looking to visit and LDMA claim...but I dono whats around! Options in NC SC or GA private msg is fine if admin cant spill beans in public!
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by  JAMES CLARKJump to last post
29 Aug 2014 05:54 PM
2 Replies and 4197 Views New LDMA member here  4197  2 Started by I hope to visit some of the Washington, Oregon and Idaho GPAA and LDMA claims soon!
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by  PAUL STRAUBJump to last post
29 Aug 2014 12:05 PM
0 Replies and 1462 Views LDMA news for GPAA members  1462  0 Started by Normally I don't care as I am considering joining the LDMA. But the one word topic 'Fire' next to Scott Bar information category kind of makes me wonder. There are regular GPAA claims in that area too.  And look at the long line of Duisenburg Auction item postings. Us regular GPAA members have cash too you know
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29 Aug 2014 06:13 AM
6 Replies and 4586 Views California bound  4586  6 Started by  joybird Hi! I'm a newby to GPAA as of today! This summer we've been panning in Colorado, with little success and are heading to CA. to visit friends in Auburn CA. for a few days. We would like to go panning near there for just a day or day and a half but know that there are a lot of areas closed and would love some help narrowing down the search. Anyone have any ideas Thanks for any leads.... 
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by  Calvin CourtnierJump to last post
27 Aug 2014 10:27 PM
3 Replies and 4187 Views Need help with battery selection  4187  3 Started by  graminella Hello: I am building a sluice that will be fed with a Johnson 2200 GPH 12 V pump; it draws 7.5 amps.  Does anyone know reasonably priced deep cycle (or regular) battery that will run this pump for 6 hours or so.  Realistically, I will run the slice 6-8 times a year.  So, I don't know if I really need a deep cycle battery for this number of recharges per year.  Maybe I do  Thanks ahead. Randy
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by  Tim LeibelJump to last post
24 Aug 2014 01:38 PM
4 Replies and 2791 Views Intro and Report  2791  4 Started by  flydrifter My name is Scott, I joined at the last show in Mesa. I have been collecting gear for over a year, doing some research...stuff. After joining I started putting my stuff together and trying to work out bugs and how things run. A couple of weeks ago I took my son and finally went out to a claim. I just dug up a couple of buckets of dirt from spots/areas that looked good from what I have researched. I am really looking to get out with some of you so I can learn. I brought the buckets home and r...
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
19 Aug 2014 07:06 AM
10 Replies and 7754 Views My First Gold Prospecting Adventure! Need Tips :)  7754  10 Started by  coldstone_lover Hello Fellow Prospectors,  I am going to Coker Creek GPAA claim in Tennessee in the next few days to prospect. I have tried to contact the claim owner but I think I have the wrong number. I am very excited I have two sluices and a lot of great pans to mine with. If anyone has any information on this claim. Maybe if there is a new number or a sign in area there i need to know about. Also if anyone has done some work there it would be greatly appreciated if you had any spots that you remembe...
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by  WILLIAM WHITEJump to last post
17 Aug 2014 08:23 PM
3 Replies and 3015 Views Researching before a claim.  3015  3 Started by  tallking I have looked at a place I would like to possibly claim. How would I go about, 1) finding out if there is a claim there already, 2) finding out if it is open to mining.
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
15 Aug 2014 06:43 PM
3 Replies and 7239 Views Electric Puffer type drywasher - Keene - any good?  7239  3 Started by  alohajim Anyone have any thoughts or experience with the Keene DW212V Drywasher. It's the small/medium size puffer, runs on crank manual or small motor. There's a used on in pretty good shape that I might have a lead on but don't know if it's worth looking into or a waste of time. Thoughts Thanks fer the help. AlohaJim
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by  KEVIN REGLIJump to last post
09 Aug 2014 08:11 AM
0 Replies and 5041 Views Kansas City Gold  5041  0 Started by  cowboybrj81 Hello everyone,   I just moved to the Leavenworth KS area and am looking for anyone with local knowledge that I could tag along with poking around.  I am relatively new to the prospecting game but want to learn what I can from those who know.  Just shoot me a PM if you live in the area.  Thanks in advance.    Ben J. 
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28 Jul 2014 03:27 PM
1 Replies and 4215 Views Spriggs Property Ohio - any tips  4215  1 Started by  graminella Hello: I am planning my first visit to a GPAA site - the Spriggs property near Lucasville, OH.  I will only have about 6 hours at the site.  Anyone been there who can give some advice on a work plan.  I have a small sluice.  Since it is on a large river I am concerned if there is enough flow and drop--otherwise, shovel and pan.  Any tips on good spots that might lead me to my first nice flake or nugget would be appreciated.  Thanks
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
28 Jul 2014 07:37 AM
10 Replies and 6492 Views Battery charging.  6492  10 Started by  megiepoo What is the best way to charge a 12v battery in the field Will a direct 12v(car lighter out)to alligator clips work Jumper cables It seems easy enough but this will be our first outing and I have no direct experience nor have I observed this accomplished firsthand. Cars have evolved from the simple machines of yesteryear and I do not wish to damage myself/others or the vehicles electronics. So I am asking, how do YOU Field Charge the 12v batteries that power your gold grabbing devices ...
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by  FRANK NOVAKJump to last post
27 Jul 2014 05:09 PM
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