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11 Replies and 775 Views Black Sand Dry Wash  775  11 Started by While driving around in the AZ desert last week I found a dry wash that had black sand streaks visible from the truck. At night! I had no gold mining equipment since I was there for agates. Used my hands to gather a about half a gallon of the stuff, but there is just too much black sand for my skill level of panning. I see mica and probably chalcopyrite flakes in the pan that I thought was gold at first. The wash empties into a running stream that is known to have placer gold about 4 miles from ...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
10 Nov 2020 10:45 AM
2 Replies and 764 Views Whole area appears to be claimed  764  2 Started by Hello, I noticed that people are saying 'Couldn’t find a claim marker but gps confirmed. Whole area appears to be claimed.' What dose this mean I just want to make I am allowed to do some detecting and panning on LUCKY BUCK claim. I have added a link below. Thank you, -Devin
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by  Devin GottJump to last post
08 Nov 2020 12:04 AM
2 Replies and 542 Views 12 volt puffer style drywasher  542  2 Started by Any members got any recommendations on current manufacturers of 12volt puffer style dry washers New to Arizona and looking for one to use on the claims. Thanks!
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by  Jeff MartinJump to last post
02 Nov 2020 10:37 PM
4 Replies and 672 Views Now a good time of year to sluice the Arkansas River in Colorado?  672  4 Started by Also anyone ever had luck in either of the Hardscrabble Creeks I'm thinking about heading to Point Barr... In Southwest Missouri, this is some of the closest gold to me 👍
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by  ALTON OAKESJump to last post
31 Oct 2020 02:22 PM
3 Replies and 636 Views Desert Prospecting  636  3 Started by I am looking into getting out to the desert to do some prospecting. Still pretty new to the hobby. I was wondering what others think or recommend...... I am looking into getting a power sluice and setup a water recirculating system when I go out to the desert. Taking water with me isnt an issue. I was looking at doing this setup because it is a bit cheaper to get and yes i know its more work to setup. A dry washer is a bit more expensive and less setup time to it. I was wondering...
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by  Steve ScukanecJump to last post
26 Oct 2020 11:20 PM
0 Replies and 291 Views Friends of Placer Pete  291  0 Started by Hi Everyone The Friends of Placer Pete's outing is being held this week in the Bartow area from Tuesday Oct. 27th to Sunday Nov 1st. We have confirmed that Kevin Hoagland Executive Director of Development at GPAA / LDMA - Host, Gold Trails television series will be attending this outing on Wednesday and Thursday to provide metal detecting lessons and help you learn how to find gold in the desert! This outing is FREE and you are welcome to join us throughout the event. You can camp if you wish...
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26 Oct 2020 05:01 PM
5 Replies and 523 Views New to prospecting  523  5 Started by Hi, I'm new to prospecting and have some equipment (purchased the Gold Rush Nugget Bucket kit) and have some other tools that I've used for gem and mineral collecting. I've also purchased several bags of 'pay dirt' from a couple of vendors, both gotten from Gold Prospectors Ass. magazines that I plan on practicing with my gold pan and the bucket kit. I'm currently working in the Bay area of CA, but my residence is in CO, both good gold producing states. I'm thinking of purchasing either a hig...
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by  William HallJump to last post
19 Oct 2020 06:49 PM
7 Replies and 750 Views Can I go prospect yet?  750  7 Started by I'm heading out to pershing co. To hopefully get out of this smoke and also do some detecting with my new GM1000. I haven't received a card yet so I was wondering if I can work a claim out there with just Identification and knowledge of my membership number.
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
16 Oct 2020 09:34 PM
4 Replies and 377 Views Saving properties and directions  377  4 Started by I have gone through several claims and saved directions and member reviews on prospecting but where do they go I can't find them anywhere. Is there something I need to set up first Thanks.
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by  Daniel LeachJump to last post
13 Oct 2020 07:13 AM
4 Replies and 817 Views Permit guidelines / generally acceptable practices  817  4 Started by I am very familiar with the rules and regulations of fishing fresh and saltwater so i will try to draw a parallel with those regulations. When i was first getting into fishing i quickly learned that there is a lot to learn from both the regulation guidelines and from other fishermen/women. Wondering if there is similar guidance that can be advised here on the following: -If i have a GPAA mining claim card/permit and am going on a claim to prospect....I know i need my card and mining guide ...
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by  KEVIN HOAGLANDJump to last post
09 Oct 2020 12:16 PM
3 Replies and 522 Views Washington State  522  3 Started by Ive joined GPAA for forums and conversations on Washington state gold. Where is any I mean there are companies that make items directed towards recovery Cape Disappointment alone. Videos of people pulling grams a day. Yet nothing. Kind of disappointed. Am I just not correctly searching Or is this just not a state to be a member People are illegally panning at cape d all the time. Are there any people to regulate this system Its corona. Do you think rangers are going to want to ...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
30 Sep 2020 03:53 PM
2 Replies and 591 Views Recirculating system in california  591  2 Started by Do you need any permit to run a hand crank trommel recirculating its own water in moving totes Or using gravity feed in a river or creek into a sluice In california or Oregon.
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
28 Sep 2020 10:02 PM
0 Replies and 171 Views New to Prospecting- Oregon  171  0 Started by I have been going through the prospecting forums for claims in the State of Oregon. By what I have read, there aren't too many and finding very little color to make it worth while. My main concern is the accessibility of the GPAA claims in my State. 2WD vehicle as well, so that has to be taken into consideration as to where I can go. I have panned in SD in the area of Deadwood back in August, spoke to BLM there where I can pan and I had a lot of fun. 2.73g isn't too bad for a first timer. I...
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23 Sep 2020 03:08 PM
1 Replies and 423 Views Question about basic rules for working claims  423  1 Started by Hey there, I'm a new guy that's excited to work some of the claims around my area and beyond! I remember seeing some sort of list of rules to follow on claims, but can't find it anymore. I also wanted to ask one thing in particular. I went to a claim today and was able to find a high bench up from the river that I wanted to work. Is this allowed I would be taking down buckets to the river to run through my sluice. For some reason I remember reading a rule that sounded like it said I could...
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by  William HallJump to last post
21 Sep 2020 06:48 PM
2 Replies and 508 Views Newbie, crevicing tools  508  2 Started by I have my sluice, pans, classifier, shovel, waterproof mini detector, and mining/gem hammer. What other tools do I need to have to start putting in work towards crevices
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by  Warren MccarthyJump to last post
21 Sep 2020 01:53 AM
0 Replies and 246 Views New York Tri-State Area  246  0 Started by I have only been prospecting for the last two years and I'm still a greenhorn. I would like to meet up with fellow prospectors/rock hounds to enhance my knowledge, learn better techniques and explore the east coast (mostly my area of New York - Putnam County). I only have limited weekends to enjoy life with peace of mind in this wonderful fashion. Any help, tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. One of my motto's is 'I'd rather be moving a few tons of rock by hand, than do what I do...
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11 Sep 2020 05:12 PM
7 Replies and 843 Views Locations  843  7 Started by Hello, I'm eagerly awaiting my first gold detecting outing, still.... I have been looking for the closest place to me in Yuma. This site says it is in California, Imperial. My question, is the Hauser Geode Beds the same as the Cinnamon Geo Beds thanks for your time. Anita
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by  Anita StewartJump to last post
10 Sep 2020 03:23 PM
29 Replies and 3352 Views Help Prospecting in Ohio  3352  29 Started by
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Hello! Would anyone want to go prospecting in southwest Ohio, Little Miami, or StoneLick or even go to a Claim I'm a Greenhorn, but try like hell! Anyone been to these areas If so, any luck Any advice I've been going to Little Miami about once or twice a week. Haven't found anything yet! Ige been watching YouTube videos. Trying to learn! Any help would be much appreciated!
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by  David SmithJump to last post
07 Sep 2020 06:55 AM
15 Replies and 12001 Views HOMACK 1-3 Idaho Springs CO Claim  12001  15 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  Brady NoonanJump to last post
27 Aug 2020 02:08 PM
37 Replies and 17186 Views Online mining guide  17186  37 Started by
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When is the online guide available to use And how and where does one get access to it
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by  Kirk DysJump to last post
22 Aug 2020 04:15 PM
2 Replies and 704 Views Legal Equipment on a GPAA claim in Alaska  704  2 Started by I have a quick question reference legal mining equipment in the Chugach National Park Alaska. The land is federal and specifies prospecting with hand equipment only. The discussion does not reference private claims in the park. So does this limit us to hand equipment only on a GPAA claim within this park or should I contact The Park Rangers I will contact the claim owner as in this one case I know who it is. This is not always the case. Thank you Daniel.
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by  Daniel GrantJump to last post
19 Aug 2020 11:43 AM
8 Replies and 752 Views Southern California on Arizona border  752  8 Started by I own 30 acres in California. I did not buy it for prospecting, but after a few rockhounds and one friend who used to be in mining came out, I have been looking at it with new eyes. I know there were two gold mines above my property the last closed either late 50s or early 60s. I also know the markers for gold are there and the land is virtually untouched. And it's covered in multi-layers of magnetic black sand. So I have been panning samples i brought into town with me (during this co...
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by  Ronald WilsonJump to last post
17 Aug 2020 07:22 PM
2 Replies and 478 Views Ohio area  478  2 Started by I'm interested in finding a place to go panning and maybe meet up with another person or few to pan. I'm very new to this and only have panned a couple times with no luck. I work and l live in Buffalo area and would like to take my camper some place to camp and pan for a few days. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. John
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by  John CummingsJump to last post
16 Aug 2020 08:46 AM
0 Replies and 550 Views Planning a trip to Golden Eagle Claim  550  0 Started by New to GPAA and hoping for some advice on entering a GPAA claim
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15 Aug 2020 10:03 PM
0 Replies and 264 Views Places to pan  264  0 Started by Trying to find places in the ga area that do paning not by the bag
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14 Aug 2020 08:39 PM
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