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6 Replies and 2871 Views opinions of access to claims  2871  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 2677 Views High Sierra Gold  2677  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 436 Views Greaterville claims  436  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 2068 Views Trip to Little Miami  2068  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 802 Views Hand dredges in California  802  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 1023 Views Same Claim 2 Owners 2 Names?  1023  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 594 Views Assay lab?  594  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 1363 Views How to post photos?  1363  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 5566 Views No Claim Markers?  5566  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 1577 Views New Dredge Need A Location  1577  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 1127 Views Newbie here, what’s in my pan?  1127  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 3588 Views Latest Greenhorn Says Hello  3588  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 1749 Views Need Clarification  1749  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 3323 Views Sluice advice please  3323  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
1 Replies and 1629 Views New to GPAA and have Questions  1629  1 Started by  rossiejames     My name is James. I have always wanted to prospect for Gold. I finally decided to join the GPAA. I have ordered some stuff online (practice pay dirt) to get some practice. I would like to take my grandson to one of the GPAA sites in Georgia seeing they are the closest to where I live. Can anyone give me some advice/help picking one that we could go to and camp for a couple of days.
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
05 Jul 2018 09:55 AM
1 Replies and 918 Views I'm new to GPAA and looking for help and advice  918  1 Started by  rossiejames     I'm new to the GPAA and looking for GPAA properties in Georgia. Is there anyone out there that can help me with some information on sites in Georgia. Thanks for any help.
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
05 Jul 2018 09:49 AM
9 Replies and 2485 Views Reading the stream/creek/brook  2485  9 Started by  justins_iphone@ymail.com I am fairly new to the gold panning world and have learned a lot from good people that I have met on in the waters and banks. However I have been out multiple times on a gold producing creek and have recovered small colors from my pans. Just yesterday I was out and met this guy and he was having pretty good luck up here in the north east and showed me his findings and there were some pickers and good flakes. I have been to this creek many of times over the past couple months and only pulled out ...
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by  MICHAEL STEELEJump to last post
03 Jul 2018 12:13 PM
4 Replies and 5686 Views Staking your own claim  5686  4 Started by  gunlocators Ok I have researched and found a piece of land in a township that appears to have no claims on BLM /Forrest Service Land. I have narrowed that out of a section this land 1/4 of the section should be available actually more however thats the section I was focusing on. Now I am interested in 80 acres of that 160 acres Do I stake it and file as 1 claim it seems somewhere I read i have to register it in 20 acres. Also is the fee higher for 80 acres compared to 20 if all in same connected land mass.....
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
29 Jun 2018 03:01 PM
1 Replies and 1343 Views His & His 1, 2  1343  1 Started by  watermain Can anyone help me out with some directions to find the His & His 1 & 2 claim near Boise, Idaho. Claim guide and website only list GPS coordinates and that's no help to me...thanks.
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
28 Jun 2018 03:45 PM
7 Replies and 1803 Views gold on beach?  1803  7 Started by  QuietTime Looking for possible beach locations (for a vacation)  along the Atlantic Ocean that may have gold hidden in the sand. Do you have any spots you have had luck 
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
28 Jun 2018 11:56 AM
9 Replies and 7995 Views gpaa / ldma  7995  9 Started by  kloucks23@hotmail.com ok soo I have a gpaa membership and still waiting for book n such in the mail...I see that the ldma has lots of property for them to mine but im not ldma..first question is can I mine any gpaa property in my area without group meetings ..say 24/7 if I choose to do second question is..looking under memberships I see ldma has property size like 120 acres n such like one in ga or sc cant remember but tells of gold found like nice nugs or flake gold but the gpaa has no such info under membe...
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
26 Jun 2018 08:23 PM
2 Replies and 910 Views 50 / 50  910  2 Started by  ScottSn3 Looks like we just rolled over 50,000 members on the 50th anniversary of the GPAA. I think the 'Buzzard' would be proud.   Thank you Massey family. Scott L.  
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by  LEO LORENZJump to last post
26 Jun 2018 11:01 AM
6 Replies and 3053 Views Setup for starting out  3053  6 Started by  Randy Nichols  Hello,       Alright I am wanting to go for a 4 day trip to southern Indiana for a  prospecting trip.  I have a 10 inch stream sluice and digging tools generator gas powered water pump small cleanup table, gold wheel separator. I have been in the industrial repair/maintenance for many years and usually if I want it or have an idea I make it or I'll  save my pennies and buy it later.   . My main question is, with what I have what is the...
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by  JIMMIE SMITHJump to last post
23 Jun 2018 11:19 AM
0 Replies and 748 Views Gold on the Feather  748  0 Started by  smithsgold@aol.com Gold on the Feather https://youtu.be/ES0DN5ORQKw   Watch Jeff as he takes you on a Prospecting trip to the Feather River in Northern California 
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22 Jun 2018 11:44 AM
2 Replies and 2171 Views Where to go in MD, DC, VA area  2171  2 Started by  mdumas41 Good Afternoon, I have just joined the assoc. and I am interested in finding some areas near me that offer camping and mining activities.  Can anyone help me Thanks, Michele
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by  DONALD PIGEONJump to last post
21 Jun 2018 05:09 PM
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