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1 Replies and 458 Views How to find prospecting areas  458  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 315 Views Camping Washington State  315  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 640 Views LDMA vs GMAA  640  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 535 Views Who has the Right to Classify ME as a Greenhorn ?  535  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 355 Views Fine gold recovery with my rdh slucie  355  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 445 Views Patented Placer Claims  445  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 334 Views Having trouble finding directions  334  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 289 Views Idaho Prospectors  289  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 325 Views Buying  325  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 917 Views Gold Prospectors 1, 2 & Warrior (San Diego, CA)  917  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 180 Views Having trouble finding directions  180  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 354 Views Keene power sluice  354  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 291 Views Eagle Rock 1 and 2 on Burnt River  291  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 439 Views looking for new places to go.  439  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 587 Views Why no news from LDAM or GPAA since 2/9/2017 Main Forum Page. Why?  587  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
0 Replies and 312 Views Mining Guide vs. Land Matters  312  0 Started by I am getting familiar with the GPAA Mining Guide and I noticed the Mining Guide maps (pg 131) for Gold Prospectors 1&2 and Warrior are 1/4 of the official registered claims area in LandMatters. Am I reading this correctly Is there a separate GPAA members area within the claims Thank you for the clarification. Mark Andrews
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25 Apr 2020 01:43 AM
4 Replies and 355 Views Rough Knight Claim Questions  355  4 Started by Hello! Myself at 2 other coworkers and looking to get back into sluicing and panning. I use to go quite often in high school with my friend and his Dad. I have not been in 5 years now. So we are looking to get back into it. I am interested in going to the rough Knight claim in the end of May. I have a few questions! I've been to Italian bar on the LDMA claim before with my friends who were members. I'm not an LDMA member unfortunately other wise I would go there. I know this claim is furth...
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by  William HallJump to last post
21 Apr 2020 07:06 PM
2 Replies and 304 Views Tucson AZ Claims  304  2 Started by I’m new to this, my question is can I just drive out to a claim, park, hike in and start metal detecting Can I camp on a claim or nearby Do I need to give any sort of notice What if others are already on a claim when I get to it Thanks for any help- I’m sure this info is listed someplace I just haven’t found it yet...
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by  STANLEY SHIELDSJump to last post
18 Apr 2020 06:26 AM
4 Replies and 1032 Views Idaho Claims Open?  1032  4 Started by I know most, if not all of the national forest campgrounds are closed in Idaho, but wondering if someone can still access the GPAA claims Thinking some of the claims would be a good place to 'shelter in place' for a week or so. If anyone knows anything, would appreciate some info.
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by  JONATHAN RAYJump to last post
14 Apr 2020 06:19 PM
1 Replies and 1259 Views Abracadabra claims  1259  1 Started by Does the GPAA still have the Abracadabra claims in Arizona
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by  William HallJump to last post
08 Apr 2020 07:12 PM
5 Replies and 495 Views mining directory/BLM problems  495  5 Started by Where do I find the directory on line. I can find the member reviews but not the actual directory. I did not request a new guide when I renewed. Next problem last year I was going to hit the new claims near Salmon Id. I went to the BLM/Forest service filed NOI got that. Then two weeks later got a letter from the district ranger suspending my work untill they checked for artifacts. The area has been minded by big outfits since the 1800s. Most of the section where the claim is located is claimed ...
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by  Tim HolmesJump to last post
07 Apr 2020 09:13 PM
8 Replies and 5861 Views Gold cradle construction & use  5861  8 Started by  Len S. Has anyone prospected with a cradle What's a good build for GOLD dust I've read that Prospectors are able to get concentrate down to color for ascertaining gravel content per yard. Anyone doing this Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
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by  Brent UsryJump to last post
06 Apr 2020 01:15 AM
0 Replies and 223 Views Mining Relic's of the Mother lode  223  0 Started by There are relic's from the California Gold Rush all over the State. The pictures in the video are from Grass Valley to Beckwourth and just about every camp or village in between. When Gold was discovered in California in 1848 it started a mass expedition to the territory in search of great wealth. I hope you enjoy the pictures and the video I just love visiting the Historic mining towns and sites .
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23 Mar 2020 12:56 PM
3 Replies and 5245 Views LDMA  5245  3 Started by  TFO Hey I am a newbie and have reading some post everyone says LDMA is great but what is it  Also what do the initial's stand for . Is it some kind of a camping package included with a membership just kind of curious thanks    
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by  Jeffrey GrayJump to last post
21 Mar 2020 01:17 PM
15 Replies and 6895 Views Gold Prospectors magazine question  6895  15 Started by  Bob Fritz When does the GPAA send out the March/April issue
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by  Scott LeidenbergerJump to last post
20 Mar 2020 06:50 PM
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