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3 Replies and 599 Views Miller Table Surface  599  3 Started by  davidvanderpool@att.net I obtained a 12'x30' slab of natural slate, about 3/8' thick, and was considering using it to build a Miller Table. The flat surfaces appear to be along the natural cleavage; basically smooth, but with very slight ripples. It is not perfectly smooth and flat like a chalkboard. There is a monument/gravestone business near me that would have the machinery to plane the surface flat, plus saw off the rough edges. Would this be recommended, or would the 'natural' slate surface be superior Th...
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by  William HallJump to last post
30 Oct 2019 06:45 PM
1 Replies and 629 Views K- River camp ground  629  1 Started by  r08faler@yahoo.com Spent the day 9/21/2019 at K-River campground, awesome campground, friendly people but no gold. Tried several places on the river. Lady at the camp said several people have panned there with no luck. Also, the photo of camp is outdated. Nice place to relax, get your feet wet. Easy to find. No thumbs up from me.
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by  Gary WhitedJump to last post
21 Oct 2019 09:05 PM
10 Replies and 7804 Views LDMA ???  7804  10 Started by  garyschwall@yahoo.com Hey if you pay the full payment to become a LDMA  member is that 3,300 for life time membership or do you still have to pay dues I keep getting email to sign up for life time gpaa  just trying to see what the deal on the LDMA membership .
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by  DANIEL COWDENJump to last post
06 Oct 2019 10:58 PM
3 Replies and 1522 Views Minnesota  1522  3 Started by  twins.fan91 I am a retired Marine who recently moved back to Minnesota and I am interested in prospecting here.  I live in Lake City and would like to find places close to me.  I have read about Nugget Lake in Wisconsin quite a bit, but have not been there yet.  I know about the gold rush on the Zumbro river near Oronoco and that that area is on private land.  I am assuming that prospecting would be better above the dam creating Lake Zumbro, but do not know if there are places for the pu...
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by  Darrell DrinkwineJump to last post
06 Oct 2019 01:02 AM
1 Replies and 429 Views New to Reno and to metal detecting  429  1 Started by  caldwell_joey@hotmail.com Hello, Moved to Reno from notheast tn and have picked up metal detecting and gold prospecting. I see gpaa has a claim in rye patch area does anyone know if you get cell signal there. Or have any recommendations of prospecting locations nearby
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by  Leo LorenzJump to last post
05 Oct 2019 11:17 PM
5 Replies and 1004 Views Anyone in SoCal go to Barstow?  1004  5 Started by  garcia92551@yahoo.com I’m back and forth from the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire. I have a drywasher and a gold monster 1000 and would like to use my drywasher in the Barstow area but I don’t have a 4x4. I almost lost a bumper last time I tried going to drywashing claim. I’m new to this and would like to find a prospecting buddy.
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by  Joseph DurnezJump to last post
05 Oct 2019 03:47 PM
6 Replies and 689 Views Fellow Members  689  6 Started by  tadvanallen@gmail.com I am wondering if there is a way to Contact a member that had posted on this web site.. Like as in a Messenger thing Just a thought!
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by  David HayJump to last post
01 Oct 2019 05:48 PM
3 Replies and 544 Views White's DFX Spectrum metal detector  544  3 Started by  moffman13@gmail.com I have a White's metal detector, the screen on it has gone crazy. I've searched all over for a new screen with no luck. Can anyone tell me where to look for a new screen. Thank you
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by  Michael MoffatJump to last post
30 Sep 2019 10:04 AM
4 Replies and 651 Views Greenhorn AND disabled in NoCo  651  4 Started by  michaelegan1369@gmail.com Greetings all. I apologize in advance, this is somewhat a sob story....I am a disabled vet, alone and with PTSD that keeps me in the mountains and in nature and as far away from people as possible. I cant climb or dig with a shovel, nor can I hike or walk very far. I also am being made to suffer with massive pain issues due to my allergies to pain medications. All I'm really looking to do is be in and around creeks and streams etc, and learn how and where to do some light panning, where I can f...
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by  Michael EganJump to last post
26 Sep 2019 06:57 AM
3 Replies and 580 Views Where is the claim guide?  580  3 Started by  garikfox@gmail.com Hello, I just joined and for the life of me can't find anywhere on this website the claim guide 'Button/Link' Can someone point me in the correct direction Thanks.
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by  David HayJump to last post
22 Sep 2019 11:17 PM
0 Replies and 293 Views Barstow Digging  293  0 Started by  Petekottke@gmail.com My name is Pete, and I am looking for a gpaa member who wants to dig in the coolgardie area. I'm interested in dig on Saturdays.
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20 Sep 2019 08:14 PM
3 Replies and 604 Views fine gold recovery  604  3 Started by  randy82271@gmail.com I have only been in to gold hunting for about a year. I always wanted to try and finally took the leap at the Alabama gold camp. The camp is mostly fine gold in courtesy piles. And a little bigger sometimes in creek but harder digging. My question is. I run a high banker and classify to 3/8 thru my header box. Would it be best to classify to a little bigger than gold you will find and bypass all the other larger stuff And take a chance of missing that rare nugget. Think blasting o...
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by  Randy SmithJump to last post
19 Sep 2019 12:46 AM
2 Replies and 1108 Views most up to date property information  1108  2 Started by  rshafersr@gmail.com how to use link to bit.ly/ (any of the claims in the guide). i tried to find several but couldn't get any results from the 'link' shown at the bottom of the pages in the claims guide.....
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by  William HallJump to last post
16 Sep 2019 06:29 PM
7 Replies and 737 Views Colorado Update, HIT IT NOW  737  7 Started by  crashcrain@gmail.com Ron and Stacy Kennedy came up from Texas and wanted to work some claims so he gave me a call and I took him down to the FLW, BOSS, and Snake City Claims. It was a good trip and a decent amount of flood gold and one small nugget found. I myself just went down with shovel, classifier, bucket and pan. Ron carried down a small sluice and we worked two different areas in a bend of the claim. It wasn't the best spot on the river but at least I knew it had color and the scenery is beautiful. No rattles...
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by  Matthew CoxJump to last post
14 Sep 2019 10:08 AM
5 Replies and 798 Views Gold Ore  798  5 Started by  33oneworld@gmail.com I have a benchmark 15 ton punch press that I made a crusher for to crush rocks down for tumbling. I can make it crush to powder also. Is it worth it for me to get Gold Ore to crush and try to get the gold out or is it just to fine for the beginner with limited resources. I have sheets of aircraft aluminum and I made my own sluice box. I bought the burlap, minor moss and the 'V' groove matting along with a set of riffles. I have been running the sluice at 7 degrees right now in basement into a ...
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by  Andrew NartkerJump to last post
13 Sep 2019 01:21 AM
5 Replies and 710 Views Ohio Panning  710  5 Started by  33oneworld@gmail.com I have found some Gold in the western part of Ohio under a super magnifier but nothing that the kids seem to enjoy. Are there still places that you can go and find flower Gold or just a bit bigger I was going to buy some pay dirt just to let them have fun but since Im a member I would rather go and hunt for it on a claim which to me is part of the learning and adventure. Thanks for your time and any guidance is better then none.
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by  Andrew NartkerJump to last post
13 Sep 2019 01:13 AM
4 Replies and 774 Views Colorado, a bad year for prospecting  774  4 Started by  crashcrain@gmail.com I am sorry I have not posted in a long time but I have kept in touch with a few members. I want to let you know the conditions of Colorado are not good at all for even rafters, they are dying weekly, and the main melt hasn't even really begun yet. I was at two claims that we would normally work this time of year just 4 weeks ago and the water was so high, fast, and full of debris it was impossible to even approach. Three weeks ago I was in Telluride and saw that the head of the San Miguel Ri...
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by  Matthew CoxJump to last post
09 Sep 2019 09:31 PM
1 Replies and 430 Views Found gold in quarts rock  430  1 Started by  truecountrylyfe@gmail.com So I found a few quartz with gold in them, the area is super full of iron also the quartz have a good amount of it in them. When I crushed and panned the quartz the gold came out kind of organish. What do I do to fix it...or can I Also I used muratic acid on a couple....yes the gold came out...however what's next. My buddy told me to pan it then filter it thru a medium flow filter papers. Will this worksome one pls help me Iam knew to the prospectors world and am a little discouraged. I only w...
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by  Matthew CoxJump to last post
09 Sep 2019 09:21 PM
2 Replies and 531 Views Black lights  531  2 Started by  truecountrylyfe@gmail.com Does any one know for sure if u can spot gold with a black light
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by  CHRISTOPHER SATKOWSKIJump to last post
09 Sep 2019 01:50 PM
2 Replies and 860 Views Group dig with antelope valley prospectors  860  2 Started by  Petekottke@gmail.com I saw in the magazine that antelope valley prospectors club is going to the placer Pete claim. I can’t seem to find their contact. If any of you are apart of the club, could you provide me a contact info. Thanks
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by  Chris KelleyJump to last post
03 Sep 2019 03:53 PM
2 Replies and 651 Views UPDATE from Colorado  651  2 Started by  crashcrain@gmail.com I am sorry to say that the full melt is now on and the rivers are worse then I last reported, entire islands are gone, huge banks washed out, and giant boulders moved down stream. Even the 'Telluride Watch' news letter is warning people to stay out of the river unless you are a extreme expert rafter because the entire river has changed shape and there is a great deal of debris moving in the fast and high water. One of my fellow claim owners is heading down to a area that is usually very low ...
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by  Robert AlejandroJump to last post
28 Aug 2019 10:44 PM
2 Replies and 392 Views Guest  392  2 Started by  bggun1775@aol.com Can you bring a guest to a gold sight
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by  Scott LeidenbergerJump to last post
27 Aug 2019 07:13 PM
6 Replies and 861 Views Gold nugget belt buckle  861  6 Started by  az_au_man@live.com Gold nugget belt buckle - It weighs 2.15 ounces with belt hardware. My question is, do I remove braized hardware or sell as is Thanks for any help! HHTA Neal
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by  Neal SmithJump to last post
25 Aug 2019 09:44 AM
1 Replies and 489 Views treasure island camp  489  1 Started by  r08faler@yahoo.com Checked this out on the site as well as Pick& shovel, I would really like to take a trip there but not much if anything on directions plus it said Hood, TX. Don't know if it is a county or town, it comes up county on google. Be nice to know it's the location. Thank you, Rick,
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by  William HallJump to last post
20 Aug 2019 07:17 PM
0 Replies and 308 Views New to gold prospecting - Live in Denver  308  0 Started by  ralejandro1985@gmail.com Hello, I just joined GPAA and I live in Denver and have recently gotten the gold fever. I have invested over a grand in equipment. I have a gold cube with the banker, a gold bug pro metal detector, and a bunch of other stuff. Is there anyone that is really experienced that can show me the ropes Please let me know, thanks! -Rob
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