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6 Replies and 2954 Views Setup for starting out  2954  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 696 Views Gold on the Feather  696  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 2098 Views Where to go in MD, DC, VA area  2098  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
1 Replies and 1092 Views Strategies to restrain those who are in office from controlling and limiting our freedom to prospect !  1092  1 Started by  Leonson   I have a hatred for the need of certain people to always try and control our lives and all in the name of FOR THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE crap !   I am not trying to stir up trouble but I am wanting some input to an idea. These people need to understand that their constant meddling in other peoples affairs can be turned against them. I have read that the majority of our GOD GIVEN RIVERS that are rich in gold are the ones that these people ALWAYS  target to stop us from dredging or...
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by  ARTHUR PEARSONJump to last post
20 Jun 2018 01:17 PM
0 Replies and 591 Views Trail riding & Bedrock Busting for Gold  591  0 Started by  smithsgold@aol.com             Trail riding & Bedrock Busting for Gold Take a trip with Jeff and Mike as they go on a trail ride up in the Sierra's to look for some Gold trapped in Bedrock . My first try at doing a prospecting video for my YouTube Channel it was a lot of work and a lot of fun to do !!! Hope you enjoy it If you liked the video please hit the like button and Subscribe to the channel I have more video's on the way. https://www.youtube.com/watchv=TN...
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15 Jun 2018 07:41 AM
20 Replies and 8437 Views New to the metal detecting game and can't find anything, please help!  8437  20 Started by  whoxtank I am a 25 year old in the Nevada county area CA and been having the darndest time finding a good place to metal detect for gold! Anyone have any advice as to where I can find some good nuggets I really want to up my game from flakes and pickers (Sniping and Sluicing) to the chunky good stuff!
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by  lance carlsonJump to last post
11 Jun 2018 04:42 PM
3 Replies and 1116 Views Claim Maps  1116  3 Started by  Rreedone All, When I searched the forums I didn't see this question answered, although it seems like it would have been and I just didn't see it: Where can I get detailed maps of mining claims like the ones in the printed mining guide  In particular the Golden Tattoo, Fantastic, Lucky Strike, Quad C, R Double J listed in the online properties guide (which isn't in the printed guide and doesn't seem to have been in the Pick and Shovel updates).  RR 
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
11 Jun 2018 08:15 AM
1 Replies and 1027 Views Two Colors of gold on the same river only miles apart  1027  1 Started by  Hannover
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by  Benjamin CrainJump to last post
10 Jun 2018 12:41 PM
7 Replies and 1732 Views Snake Season again, be careful!  1732  7 Started by  Hannover   As a Texan I am super cautious about snakes and thought I would be the last person to ever get bit, WRONG. Heading to my truck off the claim I heard a hiss but no rattle and felt a sting on my leg. I thought maybe a wasp or hornet had gotten in my jeans and stung me right above the boot level so I checked my jeans and there was nothing there so I continued to my truck and drove home. While driving I noticed my vision was as if I was looking through a fog, that and I felt terrible. So whe...
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by  LEO LORENZJump to last post
09 Jun 2018 03:13 PM
0 Replies and 413 Views How can I ALWAYS hide the LDMA sub forum  413  0 Started by  Krusher Noticed tonight just looking for new reading material that the LDMA sub forums are not viewable topics for me. I’d rather not have them clog up my list of forums if I am denied read rights. How can I block these from showing up in my forums list I see the arrow yes, but I would rather not have to click that every time I log in. Thanks
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08 Jun 2018 12:15 AM
6 Replies and 1391 Views New member, help with claims/places to go in central California  1391  6 Started by  Tbone13 Hey everyone, glad to finally be a member of the GPAA! When I was growing up I went with my grandparents every weekend to the Greeley Hill area to look for gold. My grandpa would dredge and me and my grandma would pan and sluice. We didn't strike it rich but we got gold every time we went out. I've been trying to get started prospecting again but it's little bit intimidating. I've spent hours looking at online claim maps looking for unclaimed areas to try out. It just feels like everything ...
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by  MICHAEL STEELEJump to last post
07 Jun 2018 01:56 PM
0 Replies and 350 Views Rocky Mountain Prospector Blog/Website  350  0 Started by  CSILVA7758 Hey Greenhorns! Be sure to check out my new Blog/ Website Rocky Mountain Prospector at www.rmprospector.com.  Helpful articles on basic gold prospecting gear and tips with many more to come.  Also check out the prospector shop for gold and gear for sale on ebay and Amazon! Also, like the Rocky Mountain Prospector Facebook page and join the RMP group!!   -Christian  
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06 Jun 2018 04:23 PM
2 Replies and 1037 Views New to the Forum and Hobby  1037  2 Started by  MtnPipr Hello All, Just thought I would write a wee bit as I just joined the GPAA.  Have been panning a bit and getting some small bits here and there around Southern California for a few months now.  Just got my Minelab GM 1000 so going to take that out sometime soon and see what damage I can do with that as well.  Travel a lot for work, so hoping I can experience some of the different GPAA claims around the US as schedule permits.  I also like flyfishing, so there is some travel c...
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
04 Jun 2018 04:27 PM
5 Replies and 1029 Views Quartz crushing  1029  5 Started by  sepa@hotmail.co.uk Hello, I am a new member and new to this Forum. I am from the UK and am now living in Murrieta California. Prospecting is new to me, but I just love the whole idea. Due to nearby new road being built I have collected many small bags of quartz showing many of the characteristics For possible gold bearing (watched a number of videos). Now purchased a small rock crusher and am ready to crush, wearing a mask of course. The quartz collected varies in size, but mostly less than 2”. My question is-“H...
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by  Scott LeidenbergerJump to last post
04 Jun 2018 02:20 PM
2 Replies and 1304 Views Georgia prospecting  1304  2 Started by  CaptBaker Hello fellow prospectors, Just starting out as greenhorn, I am looking at finding some panning places in Georgia, remote on small creek w/camping.any suggestions
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by  Gary WhitedJump to last post
01 Jun 2018 06:36 PM
6 Replies and 8482 Views Membership update  8482  6 Started by  pwilliams Alaskan 2 or Gold Fever   I'm about to renew my membership for three more years, what's the best
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by  Brett HumphriesJump to last post
26 May 2018 01:09 PM
4 Replies and 1968 Views Claims around Buena Vista Colorado  1968  4 Started by  dakar1 My son and I are planning to go on our first gold panning adventure. Has anyone gone to any of the claims around Buena Vista, Colorado
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by  Scott LeidenbergerJump to last post
18 May 2018 10:51 AM
3 Replies and 2482 Views New GPAA Member, My quick story  2482  3 Started by  KleshGuitars Hi I'm Shane -  I moved to the Denver area early last year and have been spending a lot of time on the rivers in and around the area looking for gold.  I've had a bit luck every time, of course not enough gold to retire on - of course that's not really my goal..I just like getting out there away from the city.  I recently decided to start sharing some of my gold prospecting, metal detecting and experiment videos on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/kleshguitars . I decided t...
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by  JAMIE HANSONJump to last post
16 May 2018 01:54 PM
0 Replies and 312 Views Georgia prospecting  312  0 Started by  CaptBaker Hello fellow prospectors, Just starting out as greenhorn, I am looking at finding some panning places in Georgia, remote on small creek w/camping.any suggestions
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15 May 2018 06:28 AM
10 Replies and 7375 Views Online mining guide  7375  10 Started by  randysnugget@yahoo.com When is the online guide available to use And how and where does one get access to it
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by  Wayne IveyJump to last post
14 May 2018 09:26 PM
1 Replies and 793 Views Where to go in MD, DC, VA area  793  1 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  WALTER EASONJump to last post
14 May 2018 09:39 AM
1 Replies and 1480 Views witch gpaa clam is best for metal detecting in central AZ  1480  1 Started by  Zach Robertson Hi I live in Glendale Az 85303 and would like to know if anyone has any suggestions on good clams yo use a metal detector new to the hobby but have lots of time thanks !!
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by  James PaulsenJump to last post
08 May 2018 12:20 PM
1 Replies and 1764 Views Thunder dog claim  1764  1 Started by  Kopffishon Hello all fellow prospectors !! I am thinking about checking out the thunder dog claim on the south fork of the Boise river this coming weekend . Any info would be much appreciated. Looks like good camping at dog creek Is there gold in the creek Thanks !!
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by  Brett WhitesidesJump to last post
03 May 2018 10:33 AM
2 Replies and 2172 Views Learning to read the river  2172  2 Started by  Hannover Learning to read the river can be very frustrating for new prospectors but there is a simple trick that will help you get on the gold.    Take a metal detector and walk back and forth across the river, when you get a good hit stick some sort of marker on that site, and then follow that signal up and down the river because what you are looking for is a line of black sands, your gold will be in that line. A great deal of the time places I thought would be perfect I found nothing yet fr...
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by  JOSEPH LEWISJump to last post
03 May 2018 09:36 AM
4 Replies and 2040 Views Private Gpaa properties???  2040  4 Started by  monstrhuntr   So new member. I'm looking at 2 claims, Brushy Creek Aquamarine Mine and Crabtree Emerald Mine. Both in Mitchell County, NC.  There is absolutely no more information about them. I have no problem doing some legwork, but could someone point me in the direction of how I would go about finding out the location and rules
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by  Rick RobersonJump to last post
03 May 2018 09:24 AM
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