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7 Replies and 6661 Views First outing! Arizona!  6661  7 Started by   Hey all!   Haven't posted much here.  Been lurking.   Recently 'retired' and headed to Arizona with a drywasher and a lust for nuggets!   Going to be going in an RV and staying down there for the winter...   This will be my first outing of any kind, prospecting.  Hoping to find some gold with my MD or with the drywasher.   Got my GPAA membership and my GPAA guide.  Anyone been out to Gold Basin or King Tut area have any advice for a Noobie :-)...
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by  STANLEY SHIELDSJump to last post
11 Nov 2018 01:16 PM
8 Replies and 2375 Views gold rush expeditions  2375  8 Started by  Kenaslan So for the fun of it, I was looking at purchasing a claim. Found claim from gold rush expeditions. How can they set a price on a claim without any studies No geo report no assay no pictures of the inside. Has not been worked in decades. They say a couple of guys could dig it out in a day or two. It would take an excavator a day. Also no exact location is given or ID number. What gives. They sound like snake oil salesmen.
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by  Ken CastilloJump to last post
03 Nov 2018 04:00 PM
12 Replies and 8465 Views Gold Hog Multi Sluice  8465  12 Started by After working with one of the new Gold Hog Multi Sluices at Loud mine for a few days I was terribly impressed. AS I watched the old timers play with it and be impressed the sale was completed. I order my new Multi Sluice today and have about 12 gallons of 1/8 classified material from Georgia and North Carolina to work through it right away. Now my question is , it does not come with a bilge pump and the one Gold hog offers they say is not really the best model on the market. Anyone have a bran...
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by  James McMillenJump to last post
02 Nov 2018 03:33 PM
5 Replies and 5069 Views Greetings From the Bootheel of New Mexico / SE AZ  5069  5 Started by Hello all my name is Kyle I've been prospecting on a very limited scale for the last 20 years by that I mean like 4 or 5 times over that time period. Mainly in Merced California and Happy Camp California area. And I am now in the bootheel of New Mexico and starting to look around for places to do a little prospecting down here or over in AZ it is just a few miles from where i am at i am Just looking for something to do on the weekend been doing a lot of rockhounding down this way and was cleanin...
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by  KYLE JOSEFYJump to last post
22 Oct 2018 10:07 PM
1 Replies and 638 Views old abandoned claims  638  1 Started by  Kenaslan I thought I read somewhere that a claim to be kept active, the claim owner must have intent on mining it and do so yearly. What about all the claims that have been sitting without any work for decades. Are they still valid as long as the payments are made every year, or does the fact that there is no intention of ever working them make the claim invalid
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
22 Oct 2018 11:11 AM
1 Replies and 2417 Views Free buckets  2417  1 Started by  Kenaslan I have noticed how most people seem to have purchased 5 gallon buckets from their nearby big box store. However your local grocery store bakery department will give you buckets for free. There are the buckets that the frosting comes in. The handles are nice and comfortable too.
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by  DAVID HAYJump to last post
14 Oct 2018 09:05 AM
1 Replies and 1033 Views Winter prospecting vaction  1033  1 Started by  Kenaslan My wife and I are planning a winter thanksgiving, or Christmas/ New Years vacation out west this year.  The choices we have are Nevada, Arizona, or New Mexico.  We have a few pans, a blue bowl, a stream sluice, and a multi sluice.  As Montana will be heading into the -20s this time of year, some place warm would be nice.  We are both new to this.  She is a rock hound and would love to fine cool Rocks/Gems.  I on the other hand think yellow as in the color of gold is...
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by  Gary WhitedJump to last post
13 Oct 2018 06:15 PM
3 Replies and 2659 Views panning material  2659  3 Started by New member.  Looking for recommendations who to order material to pan.
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by  Ken CastilloJump to last post
28 Sep 2018 05:22 PM
0 Replies and 567 Views Lincoln New Mexico area  567  0 Started by  BIGTRUCKCDL@GMAIL.COM I am looking for stores in or near Lincoln New Mexico to purchase prospecting equipment.
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27 Sep 2018 09:43 AM
1 Replies and 1971 Views withdrawal maps  1971  1 Started by  Kenaslan has anyone come across a master BLM withdrawal map  With so much 'Land Grab' by the feds, 100's of millions of acres, it would be nice to have a withdrawal map so as to know where NOT to be.
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
25 Sep 2018 06:36 AM
13 Replies and 5080 Views Prospecting near Yellowstone park.  5080  13 Started by  Kenaslan Last weekend I went up to Cooke City to do some prospecting. Went into town for lunch and was told it was made illegal to do any prospecting in the NF for several miles outside of Yellowstone park and couldn't go to the GPAA claim there.  I have sence found out that the locals don't like protecting because of the government's allowance to that Canadian company to prospect there and will not tell the truth.    Nevertheless I will be there again Saturday.  Has anyone prospect...
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
24 Sep 2018 10:56 AM
6 Replies and 2101 Views RIVER'S GOLD GROUP RIVER'S GOLD 2 RIVER'S GOLD 3 & FLW  2101  6 Started by  swingnsway Does anyone have the corner coordinates for this group of claims  Or at least the rivers upper and lower limits of the 3 claims.  The online guide has the ingress and center coordinates but it doesn't make sense because the group is suppose to be 240 acres and the distance between the ingress and center is only 750ft.   I'm new to this so could someone help me out if i'm missing something 
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by  Benjamin CrainJump to last post
21 Sep 2018 07:53 AM
4 Replies and 831 Views New Bern area, NC  831  4 Started by Hello All, we are considering moving to the New Bern area of North Carolina. Can anyone advise on the opportunities available for panning in this area, if any Stephen
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by  STEPHEN PARKERJump to last post
17 Sep 2018 03:46 PM
2 Replies and 1207 Views Claim with RV Access  1207  2 Started by  farchijets Hello fellow gold fevered friends, I'm looking for a place to take the family out on a camping/prospecting trip with an RV, does anyone know of a comfortable spot within a 5 hour driving radius from Los Angeles Much appreciated
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by  THOMAS GLOVERJump to last post
17 Sep 2018 08:11 AM
1 Replies and 791 Views Gold maps  791  1 Started by  Kenaslan Has anyone purchased maps from hhengineering If so were they worth it
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by  Bill KillianJump to last post
12 Sep 2018 07:36 AM
2 Replies and 842 Views New and looking for advice  842  2 Started by  SUCCESSIN18@GMAIL.COM I am a new member of GPAA and new to prospecting.  It has been on my bucket list for a lot of years and I guess my wife decided it was time for me to actually do it.  I have talked about it and discussed it so she bought some stuff that we had talked about, a blue bowl, classifier screens, a RDH 6' power sluice and assorted other pieces of equipment. My question for now is what size material (max screen) should you run through this RDH mini power sluice  It is set up for recir...
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
11 Sep 2018 11:30 AM
4 Replies and 1884 Views First day Prospecting Tips  1884  4 Started by  sliderguy67 Today is my first day going out to a gpaa claim. Looking forward to seeing what I find when I get there. I know there are not to many different claims here in the state of Texas that are close by for prospecting, so going to head out to the closest one to my home town of Dallas. If anyone has any tips I could use them. I know I am really going to enjoy getting out in nature.
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by  Scott LeidenbergerJump to last post
10 Sep 2018 04:11 PM
2 Replies and 706 Views Greeting from Dallas  706  2 Started by  sliderguy67 Today is day 1, my introduction to the GPAA. I have had some success with panning out paydirt that I had purchased online. Now I am looking forward to getting out in the field and finding the goodies that await. Any tips are welcome.
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by  Christopher WilburnJump to last post
04 Sep 2018 05:07 PM
0 Replies and 360 Views Claim with RV Access  360  0 Started by  farchijets Hello fellow gold fevered friends, I'm looking for a place to take the family out on a camping/prospecting trip with an RV, does anyone know of a comfortable spot within a 5 hour driving radius from Los Angeles Hoping to be able to park the RV on the creek/river Much appreciated
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02 Sep 2018 07:48 AM
4 Replies and 1290 Views gold bullion  1290  4 Started by Just wondering if you bought lets say a one ounce gold bar. It comes in it's own packaging .Would it lose value if you removed it from the packaging I think if you remove the packaging from a uncirculated mint coin it would lose some of it's value. Inquiring minds want to know. Scott
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
31 Aug 2018 03:29 PM
6 Replies and 1412 Views using a claim  1412  6 Started by I am a new member, haven't even got my card in the mail yet. I am almost ready to try my hand, once I get the card how do I go about using the local claims Do I have to call ahead make reservation or can I just show up will someone show up and check that I am there legal
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
30 Aug 2018 04:16 PM
2 Replies and 677 Views Does size really matter?  677  2 Started by  MtnPipr Hey All, Have a Whites TDI and three different sized heads.  Beyond the practical consideration of how big and does it fit in the nooks and crannies, can someone please direct me to a site or YouTube videos that address how to select what size is best for what specific applications Can give more specific details on what I have if helpful, but did not want to blather on unnecessarily. Cheers!!
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by  LEO LORENZJump to last post
27 Aug 2018 11:09 AM
2 Replies and 658 Views Need help with type of hose for a DIY 2 INCH dredge  658  2 Started by There are pvc, flat, canvas and more. Which is the correct hose material. Can anyone send a link to where to buy the proper hose I'm building a dredge with a homemade venturi suction nozzle with a 1.5 inch pressure hose going to the venturi inlet then outlet is a 2 inch . Using a 3500gph bilge pump powered by slow draining deep cycle batteries... What type of hose is strong enough for 45 to 55 psi of water and rocks moving through it Any positive constructive criticism is welcomed...
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by  george oconnorJump to last post
27 Aug 2018 06:12 AM
1 Replies and 697 Views Claim Access  697  1 Started by  Kenaslan I wanted to go try a claim, however I have been told by the local gpaa chapter that the neighbor has blocked a public road, the only access into the claim, and posted no trespassing signs.  How do I access the claim  Bolt cutters
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
26 Aug 2018 03:46 PM
3 Replies and 867 Views Why I voluteered to be a State Director and why we need more  867  3 Started by   The man to my left is a close friend. We met getting water for our cisterns at the pump site. He had just retired from the Army after 33 years of service, two tours in Afghanistan, and one in Iraq. He like myself moved off the grid because a great deal of civilians are complete idiots and hard to be around, we both have our own form of PTSD but speaking the same language having both being Army we developed a bond. I taught him how to pan like I do with a lot of kids and it is a dying art...
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
26 Aug 2018 03:40 PM
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