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1 Replies and 658 Views Claim Access  658  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 811 Views Why I voluteered to be a State Director and why we need more  811  3 Started by  Hannover   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
10 Replies and 5790 Views I may be gone for a bit!  5790  10 Started by  Hannover   I took a hard fall backwards down a mountain and woke up in a pile of rocks trying to figure out how to get out, at the time I was inverted. In that incident I broke my elbow and left wrist but figured out how to get unpinned and get back up. I did not realize that I had been unconscious  for some time. The next day coming up I got bit by a Rattlesnake and it should have killed me, but some how I survived and got to keep my leg without anti-venom.     A few months go by...
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
26 Aug 2018 03:30 PM
20 Replies and 5704 Views What to do with all the lead?  5704  20 Started by  MtnPipr So, one thing I enjoy about panning is that, even when I do not find any shinies (which is the majority of the time), I am collecting a ton of lead (birdshot, bullets, and fishing weights) out of the creeks, rivers, and ground, which is good for the environment. But, I now have a ton (figuratively) of the stuff and, if I just pitch it in the bin, isn't that the same thing as just putting it back in the river (more or less from an environmental standard) When I flyfish, I keep my cut line and ...
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by  William BarlowJump to last post
22 Aug 2018 01:02 AM
1 Replies and 697 Views Roads and non-roads  697  1 Started by  Kaupasetic I am wanting to use a claim up above Placerville, CO.  This is how it is listed on the site: San Miguel, CO 204.41 Acres Land Status: BLM Claim Can I drive off the roadway and drive onto the claim lands where there are no marked roadways.  If it is safe to do so (safe for my vehicle) am I allowed to drive wherever I please if it is not destroying property Thanks.
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
20 Aug 2018 07:23 AM
14 Replies and 10904 Views HOMACK 1-3 Idaho Springs CO Claim  10904  14 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  Mark BerkeJump to last post
15 Aug 2018 07:21 AM
1 Replies and 1143 Views Spam in PM's  1143  1 Started by  goldhammer Over the weekend recieved a PM from an Evan Swaak.  Stated I had interest in buying claims and directed me to their new website for buying and selling claims.  Have never stated anything of the kind here or anywhere.  If I want a claim, I'll file one. Getting bad when spam goes from emails to PM's. Just wondering how many others got hit with this crap Hope the powers that be eliminate his forum privilges for thai kind of behavior
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
13 Aug 2018 03:49 PM
2 Replies and 2049 Views Ca dredging ban  2049  2 Started by  Dm03 Does anyone know if there are any updates regarding dredging in ca. I have been looki g for updates since feb and can’t find anything new.
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
11 Aug 2018 01:42 PM
0 Replies and 723 Views Mystery Creek Gold  723  0 Started by  smithsgold@aol.com Mystery Creek Gold Join Jeff as he goes on a hike to a small Creek to check and see if there's any Gold in it !!!   https://youtu.be/uFAvTHyfdeA     Thanks for watching,       Jeff 
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10 Aug 2018 12:48 PM
2 Replies and 1966 Views Green Horn from Southern Calif  1966  2 Started by  OBG247 Work has finally let up enough for me to get out more. This is my first year prospecting and i would like to learn as much as I can about prospecting so I can pass it on down to my youngins'. I'm 35, A Millwright by trade so I already work my hiny off for a living, but now I'm geared up and ready to DIG! Inventory is as follows- 2 Fisher Gold bug 2's & all the necessary accessories, a Royal explorer drywasher and blower, picks, pans classifer screens * spell check is broke I gue...
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by  Gilbert RuizJump to last post
08 Aug 2018 07:05 PM
12 Replies and 5287 Views Heading to Colorado  5287  12 Started by  Oldcountry I joined the GPAA last year and this is my first time to post anything on here. I apologize if this is posted in the wrong place. My girlfriend and I are heading to Colorado from south Texas for a “scenic tour”. We will be in the Durango, Silverton, Montrose area on the 11th and 12th of August. Anyone who might be prospecting in those areas and who might be interested in some free labor and willing to teach someone who is brand new and completely green, just shoot me a message and we can see...
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by  Chuck DixonJump to last post
07 Aug 2018 07:02 PM
6 Replies and 2966 Views opinions of access to claims  2966  6 Started by  blackchipjim   Hello to all,  I'm trying to get a read on some of the suggested routes and requirements that it  takes to get to the claims. In Arizona the rocky and be real rocky and sandy can be deep sandy in the washes. I know the rental companies say no go on off road adventures but that is a definition. I've been reading the access points that some of the gentlemen have added to the claims and the pictures are a added value to say the least. I have done off road driving before but nothing...
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
07 Aug 2018 07:08 AM
5 Replies and 2756 Views High Sierra Gold  2756  5 Started by  smithsgold@aol.com High Sierra Gold Join Jeff and Mike as they look for Gold and Treasure in the High Sierra's , Watch as Jeff finds a  .45 Gram nugget.   https://youtu.be/D1ZU46z60QI     Hope you enjoyed the video and thanks for watching,   Jeff
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by  JEFF SMITHJump to last post
03 Aug 2018 09:33 AM
0 Replies and 476 Views Greaterville claims  476  0 Started by  bradhatt Does anyone have better directions to the Greaterville claims I spent a day out there and finally stumbled upon Friendship. The map in the 2014 guide is not that clear.Hopefully the maps in the new guide are much better. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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01 Aug 2018 04:18 PM
6 Replies and 2164 Views Trip to Little Miami  2164  6 Started by  Mistman Went to Georgia to do a little highbanking, got snowed in for several days, was unable to do any highbanking. Got back home to Ohio and had that itch I just had to scratch, so I went to the Little Miami. About 3 hours of running, ended up with some nice gold and a big fossil. Will be grateful to anyone who can help identify the fossil.
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by  LOU LYONSJump to last post
31 Jul 2018 07:55 AM
1 Replies and 911 Views Hand dredges in California  911  1 Started by  Dm03 Hey everyone, are hand suction dredges legal in California I have not been able to find much info but from what I have heard it is legal if it’s Manual and not connected to a sluice box. Any input would be greatly appreciated
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by  Dennis LynchJump to last post
28 Jul 2018 07:52 AM
5 Replies and 1084 Views Same Claim 2 Owners 2 Names?  1084  5 Started by  Captain Debris 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'  https://thediggings.com/mines/camc298571 Here's 'Holy Moly' on t...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
27 Jul 2018 02:46 PM
0 Replies and 628 Views Assay lab?  628  0 Started by  jlocke1970 I was curious if anyone has any experience with Reed Laboratory  in California  I'm considering sending a sample in for analysis . I apologize if this should have been posted in another area. I really couldn't see where else would have been better. Thanks for any insight or opinions.  Jim
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23 Jul 2018 05:20 PM
4 Replies and 1442 Views How to post photos?  1442  4 Started by  MtnPipr Hi All, I still cannot figure out how to upload a photo into a posting.  Figured out how to upload my image for the icon, but not this other. Also, tried searching but could not find instruction there either (likely my fault since there were a ton of hits on the search and I gave up after about 15 or so). Thank you in advance!
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by  Dennis LynchJump to last post
23 Jul 2018 09:16 AM
34 Replies and 5897 Views No Claim Markers?  5897  34 Started by  Captain Debris
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I am a new member here in Northern California and have been to two claims so far. Both were unmarked in any way I could find. Most notably at the entry points, No notices of federal mining claim were anywhere to be found. The BLM land office in El Dorado Hills has told me unmarked claims are considered unprotected by them. On the Lady Bug claim there is an obvious public entry point with no claim signs and on S Able Granma there is a 4x4 road to a well developed camp site that also has no markin...
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by  LEO LORENZJump to last post
22 Jul 2018 04:33 PM
4 Replies and 1643 Views New Dredge Need A Location  1643  4 Started by  AuLmtLss I would like to put my 4” in the water but have been searching locations and dealing with who or how to file for permit. Also new to prospecting but have all the required equipment. Looking to meet new people and possibly someone to do dredging weekend or week trips with. Two dredges are better than one. Trying to figure this forum and service out as well. If there is a way to private message each other please feel free to do so. Sorry I’m advamce if I shouldn’t have made this post again new ...
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by  Leonard MarellaJump to last post
22 Jul 2018 09:21 AM
3 Replies and 1182 Views Newbie here, what’s in my pan?  1182  3 Started by  Dm03 Hey everyone I joined the club a few days ago and love all the info here. I went sluicing near auburn ca a few days ago and after panning the material there is a bit of gold and silver looking material. What exactly is this silver material It moves with the gold flakes and all I have left is some gold and this silver stuff.
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
18 Jul 2018 04:22 PM
4 Replies and 3656 Views Latest Greenhorn Says Hello  3656  4 Started by  Afab67 Hi Folks. Just joined the GPAA today. I live in the great gold prospecting State of Florida. However, I do get make trips to Georgia and the Carolinas a few times a year so I am looking forward to getting expert at panning with time. My last visit to Dahlonega got me hooked. While in Florida, I spend my time urban prospecting for gold jewelry, usually at the beaches. Just wanted to say hello and that I look forward to learning this hobby even better through the GPAA.
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by  WARREN WYMANJump to last post
18 Jul 2018 01:50 PM
3 Replies and 1812 Views Need Clarification  1812  3 Started by  Maryk Need clarification on  some of the areas where you cannot dig/dredge on the banks of rivers. Does this include no digging on the inside corner rock piles that are above the water line Thank you.
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by  RICHARD KERSTENSJump to last post
12 Jul 2018 03:05 PM
7 Replies and 3442 Views Sluice advice please  3442  7 Started by  justins_iphone@ymail.com I am running a 50” sluice with 2-1/2' high, 9-1/4' wide with a 13-1/4' flange has carpet & miner moss and the metal ramps(not sure what they are actually call). Please correct me if I have bad info, I have read to set with up any where from 4 degrees to 10 degrees pending gold loss and to pan a tailings pile to make sure minimum/no gold loss. I was out this weekend with some success however I kept running into it would take a very long time to run my material through my sluice.... I tried a ste...
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by  JUSTIN MORALESJump to last post
09 Jul 2018 11:02 AM
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