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5 Replies and 529 Views Regulations on mini-sluice use in Idaho  529  5 Started by I'm quite new to prospecting and would like to check if anyone knows off hand if a mini-sluice (same as one sold in GPAA store) being used with a battery powered recirculation system would be legal to use onsite at the river in Idaho Looked on some government websites for Idaho and could not find specific mention of that particular kind of set-up. This would be public access along the Snake river near Riggins, ID.
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by  Joseph PikeJump to last post
11 Aug 2020 12:29 AM
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30 Jul 2020 05:23 PM
0 Replies and 250 Views ohio greenhorn for family  250  0 Started by Hi All, I just received my membership cards today. I am trying to plan a trip for my family to give prospecting a try. I was wondering if someone could suggest the best place for a family of greenhorns to give it a go. Also since I am sure many people go to the leased or owned sites is there really any gold left there to find Thanks Rod
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29 Jul 2020 09:17 PM
1 Replies and 338 Views Hello and a question  338  1 Started by Hi fellow prospectors! I just joined the GPAA today. Can I start panning on GPAA claims right away, or do I have to wait until the membership card and permit arrive in the mail
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by  Joe MeyerJump to last post
29 Jul 2020 08:11 AM
5 Replies and 662 Views Plumas county claims  662  5 Started by Hello guys and gals. I'm new to gpaa. I caught the gold bug almost 25 years ago when a coworker of mine asked me to attend an outing with him. It was just he and I that went. We went up to el Dorado county somewhere between placerville and Georgetown California. It was a snipping trip and we hiked in to the area he and his partner were working. They stashed their gear at the site so I was going to use his partners stuff but he had apparently gone up and removed his stuff so I wasn't able to get ...
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by  bill hansenJump to last post
26 Jul 2020 08:16 PM
28 Replies and 27755 Views Black Sands  27755  28 Started by
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  Is anyone capturing & processing black sands I have read there is gold/silver trapped in the black sands & it can be released if processed. Is this feasible
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by  Tanzania LucasJump to last post
26 Jul 2020 04:16 PM
1 Replies and 416 Views Lost Dutchman Mining Assoc Membership  416  1 Started by We have a LDMA membership for sale/transfer $3000 that includes loads of equipment. 7 dry washers- two air with gas motors, 3 are electric puffers, 1 is a back pack, and 1 is hand operated. Also included sluice box, suction tube, pans, stainless steel spiral concentrator, two metal detectors, One gold and 1 Beach, 5 gal water and gas jugs, lots of support equipment, and camping equipment. Some of the camping equipment includes 4 folding cots, propane heater, propane lanterns, folding chairs, gri...
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by  Jeffrey GrayJump to last post
23 Jul 2020 07:49 PM
0 Replies and 237 Views planning trip to U.S.A claim Idaho co Id.  237  0 Started by Was wondering if anyone had more recent info on this area
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21 Jul 2020 10:09 PM
4 Replies and 656 Views LDMA Membership for sale/transfer  656  4 Started by We have a LDMA membership for sale/transfer $3000 that includes loads of equipment. 7 dry washers- two air with gas motors, 3 are electric puffers, 1 is a back pack, and 1 is hand operated. Also included sluice box, suction tube, pans, stainless steel spiral concentrator, two metal detectors, One gold and 1 Beach, 5 gal water and gas jugs, lots of support equipment, and camping equipment. Some of the camping equipment includes 4 folding cots, propane heater, propane lanterns, folding chairs, g...
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by  Burt C Greenfield JrJump to last post
21 Jul 2020 02:11 PM
6 Replies and 454 Views When does the Gold Prospectors Mag ship?  454  6 Started by Not sure what category to post this in, so I'm putting it here. I see July/August of the magazine is online now. When does the hardcopy ship
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by  Joe MeyerJump to last post
19 Jul 2020 12:12 PM
1 Replies and 593 Views Lytle Creek and Southern CA Claims  593  1 Started by Hi, I'm new to prospecting. I joined a little over a week ago and have been itching to tryout my luck on some claims. I've been practicing with pans, 30' sluice, tables etc... I'm ready to start the hard labor and find some for myself and enjoy the outdoors. I figured Lytle Creek would be a good start because its not far from me. If anyone that frequents the claim could tell me if I need any other permissions to go up there, or could I just head up as a member and go at it Also any info on som...
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by  Tom WellsJump to last post
16 Jul 2020 10:25 PM
4 Replies and 560 Views New Mexico  560  4 Started by Headed to Greyback Group in New Mexico next week, any advice or recommendations for the area would be greatly appreciated. Traveling from Mobile AL and staying at Hillsboro RV park for a few days. Thanks
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by  Herbert CookJump to last post
16 Jul 2020 08:09 PM
0 Replies and 272 Views What are you waiting for??  272  0 Started by  BALROGK@GMAIL.COM It keeps going up... There is no 'edit' showing anywhere on this page, so I cannot upload the screenshot. Additional options only shows subscribe to email. Sorry
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15 Jul 2020 03:44 PM
21 Replies and 1995 Views Open Carry In Plumas County  1995  21 Started by Does anyone by chance know if it is legal to open carry in Plumas County California Personal protection from mountain lions, bears and two legged animals in the remote mountainous areas of claims would be nice.
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by  Rick ThomasonJump to last post
10 Jul 2020 11:26 AM
16 Replies and 2319 Views Same Claim 2 Owners 2 Names?  2319  16 Started by I was researching the Nancy's Gold claim today and I found something funny, the exact same 30 acre location is also 1/2 of a 60 acre claim called Holy Moly, both claims are listed as valid surface Placer claims with different owners. How is this possible The most easy way to see it is on The Diggings site.  Click the map link to open a larger map with clear claim lines. Or am I missing something Here's 'Nancy's Gold' Here's 'Holy Moly' on t...
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by  Kurt SchultzJump to last post
09 Jul 2020 08:10 PM
13 Replies and 11825 Views NEED MORE CLAIMS IN NC AND NOT PAY TO DIG SPOTS  11825  13 Started by Well just going thought the mining guide and seen there  are no claims in north Carolina other than pay to dig spots for the gpaa . We need as many spots as California you know  GOLD  was first found in them hills now there is no hills to dig in please set us up with more claims not all the pay to dig places  and if any members know any good places to look please drop a few lines cause we all know  GOLD is where you find it . GO GPAA!!!
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by  Gary WhitedJump to last post
06 Jul 2020 11:04 PM
3 Replies and 527 Views Arizona New Mexico Colorado Claims?  527  3 Started by I'm going to take a camping trip soon in the hopes of finding some gold while capturing the monsoon storms. Do we have anything good in New Mexico What about Colorado Maybe Arizona for meteorite detecting. I'm a new GPAA member and would love to meet some of you guys. I have a super sluice and two detectors so I'm geared well for this. I just need to find the best claims to visit. I'd love to find more than just river gold maybe even a small nugget. I have lots of river gold but its all fine a...
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by  Joe MeyerJump to last post
06 Jul 2020 06:03 PM
2 Replies and 622 Views Membership  622  2 Started by Hi. So my question is about membership. I have a membership in my name and I understand that it covers my spouse and kids but do I have to be present for my husband to use my membership He is planning on a trip in couple weeks which I can not attend, does he need his own membership in this case Thanks in advance
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by  Michael BurkettJump to last post
04 Jul 2020 03:54 PM
18 Replies and 1371 Views What prospecting tools does a newbie need starting out?  1371  18 Started by My buddy and I are newer to trying to prospect on a more dedicated extent then just random panning. We will mostly be in western NE, Colorado, and So. Dakota. Occasional trips to SW Utah and the Arizona trip to see family. So my question is what tools in specific prospecting dedicated tools are a must have So far we have buckets, pry bar, shovels a few pans and a classifier set along with some snuffer bottles. Looking at either an SE 50in foldable sluice ( Royal knockoff ) ...
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by  Michael edgarJump to last post
02 Jul 2020 10:40 AM
3 Replies and 476 Views Colechy  476  3 Started by High in the Mountains of Colorado, I found a creek that has a 6 foot high bank on one side it consists of 6 inch round rocks and a black very hard material possibly volcanic ash It will crumble if hit with a pick but is very tough, there is maybe 12 to 24 inches of sandy clay on top. I tried to pan the sandy clay layer and have found no gold or black sand just blond sand in pan. There has been much mining just above here, could this be spent coal from the steam engines they used to operate th...
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by  Bobbie SepulvedaJump to last post
30 Jun 2020 04:17 PM
2 Replies and 455 Views incorrect coordinates and little data  455  2 Started by comparing coordinates in 50th anniversary edition and GPAA web site (blue moon, smith placer claims) coordinates are close but not exact. The 2014 edition gives townships ranges and sections were the 50th edition and the web site only gives latitude and longitude and no information on driving directions. Also how do you know if a claim is still active with the GPAA and has not been taken back or has became a close claim.
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by  Christopher CaszattJump to last post
29 Jun 2020 10:04 AM
1 Replies and 473 Views PL Paso TX  473  1 Started by Just moved to EL Paso and am looking for someone interested in day trips to NM claims. Grayback etc.
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by  Gary WhitedJump to last post
26 Jun 2020 03:34 PM
1 Replies and 425 Views New N' Blue Too  425  1 Started by Hi all, I'm relatively new to prospecting, bought some pans and a folding sluice, took my first trip a couple months ago to the Arkansas River downstream a bit from Point Barr in Colorado and managed to find some gold dust using a 14' and 10' pan (didn't have sluice yet). I think I found so little and such small gold because I was going through very little material *very* slowly and was not digging very deep, but was happy to find some on my first trip and was nice to visit mountains again. N...
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by  David GoddardJump to last post
25 Jun 2020 10:45 AM
14 Replies and 1007 Views Brand New and Getting Blue  1007  14 Started by Hi there, I am 100 new to the whole world of prospecting. I am in Easley, SC and have been bouncing around location to location looking for the goods. In the two or three weeks that I have been doing this, I have completed enough research to make me feel like I was seeking a degree in geology. Anyway, I found a promising location (at least from my research of the past and current), but I am having the hardest time with my method of panning. Here is what I am dealing with: lots of black sand and...
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by  Michael HolstJump to last post
23 Jun 2020 05:45 PM
2 Replies and 416 Views Pick and Shovel? Online Mags? Website Issues?  416  2 Started by Signed up, paid for GPAA membership and hit the website to learn. I can access some of the Gold Prospectors Magazines, some issues it tells me my login in is incorrect. Are those special Top Secret issues I can't access any of the Pick and Shovel that I've tried - none of them accept my password. Is that an additional subscription fee, do I need a secret handshake I click on a link (while logged in) that tells me to report issues or bugs and I get this: You do not have access to vie...
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by  Greg MillerJump to last post
22 Jun 2020 07:22 PM
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