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6 Replies and 5309 Views Mew Member  5309  6 Started by  jleamer20 Hello all, This is my first post and first time being a member of GPAA.  After watching Tom Massie for a very long time on the Outdoor Channel, and wanting to join this grand organization I was able to do so this year.  As I said I have been a fan of the Gold Fever show for a long time, but never really could afford to join the GPAA until this year.  Things have changed a bit for me over the years.  My oldest son is moving off to college this month.  My daughter is a se...
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by  John LeamerJump to last post
31 Aug 2014 02:25 PM
3 Replies and 3679 Views Eastern LDMA?  3679  3 Started by  mrtim4gold Hello everyone, Im an Ohio guy looking to visit and LDMA claim...but I dono whats around! Options in NC SC or GA private msg is fine if admin cant spill beans in public!
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by  JAMES CLARKJump to last post
29 Aug 2014 05:54 PM
2 Replies and 4636 Views New LDMA member here  4636  2 Started by  bugging57@gmail.com I hope to visit some of the Washington, Oregon and Idaho GPAA and LDMA claims soon!
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by  PAUL STRAUBJump to last post
29 Aug 2014 12:05 PM
0 Replies and 1890 Views LDMA news for GPAA members  1890  0 Started by  tpleibel@gmail.com Normally I don't care as I am considering joining the LDMA. But the one word topic 'Fire' next to Scott Bar information category kind of makes me wonder. There are regular GPAA claims in that area too.  And look at the long line of Duisenburg Auction item postings. Us regular GPAA members have cash too you know
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29 Aug 2014 06:13 AM
6 Replies and 5214 Views California bound  5214  6 Started by  joybird Hi! I'm a newby to GPAA as of today! This summer we've been panning in Colorado, with little success and are heading to CA. to visit friends in Auburn CA. for a few days. We would like to go panning near there for just a day or day and a half but know that there are a lot of areas closed and would love some help narrowing down the search. Anyone have any ideas Thanks for any leads.... 
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by  Calvin CourtnierJump to last post
27 Aug 2014 10:27 PM
3 Replies and 4607 Views Need help with battery selection  4607  3 Started by  graminella Hello: I am building a sluice that will be fed with a Johnson 2200 GPH 12 V pump; it draws 7.5 amps.  Does anyone know reasonably priced deep cycle (or regular) battery that will run this pump for 6 hours or so.  Realistically, I will run the slice 6-8 times a year.  So, I don't know if I really need a deep cycle battery for this number of recharges per year.  Maybe I do  Thanks ahead. Randy
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by  Tim LeibelJump to last post
24 Aug 2014 01:38 PM
4 Replies and 3232 Views Intro and Report  3232  4 Started by  flydrifter1@gmail.com My name is Scott, I joined at the last show in Mesa. I have been collecting gear for over a year, doing some research...stuff. After joining I started putting my stuff together and trying to work out bugs and how things run. A couple of weeks ago I took my son and finally went out to a claim. I just dug up a couple of buckets of dirt from spots/areas that looked good from what I have researched. I am really looking to get out with some of you so I can learn. I brought the buckets home and r...
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
19 Aug 2014 07:06 AM
10 Replies and 8472 Views My First Gold Prospecting Adventure! Need Tips :)  8472  10 Started by  coldstone_lover Hello Fellow Prospectors,  I am going to Coker Creek GPAA claim in Tennessee in the next few days to prospect. I have tried to contact the claim owner but I think I have the wrong number. I am very excited I have two sluices and a lot of great pans to mine with. If anyone has any information on this claim. Maybe if there is a new number or a sign in area there i need to know about. Also if anyone has done some work there it would be greatly appreciated if you had any spots that you remembe...
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by  WILLIAM WHITEJump to last post
17 Aug 2014 08:23 PM
3 Replies and 3483 Views Researching before a claim.  3483  3 Started by  tallking I have looked at a place I would like to possibly claim. How would I go about, 1) finding out if there is a claim there already, 2) finding out if it is open to mining.
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
15 Aug 2014 06:43 PM
3 Replies and 8443 Views Electric Puffer type drywasher - Keene - any good?  8443  3 Started by  alohajim Anyone have any thoughts or experience with the Keene DW212V Drywasher. It's the small/medium size puffer, runs on crank manual or small motor. There's a used on in pretty good shape that I might have a lead on but don't know if it's worth looking into or a waste of time. Thoughts Thanks fer the help. AlohaJim
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by  KEVIN REGLIJump to last post
09 Aug 2014 08:11 AM
0 Replies and 5478 Views Kansas City Gold  5478  0 Started by  cowboybrj81 Hello everyone,   I just moved to the Leavenworth KS area and am looking for anyone with local knowledge that I could tag along with poking around.  I am relatively new to the prospecting game but want to learn what I can from those who know.  Just shoot me a PM if you live in the area.  Thanks in advance.    Ben J. 
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28 Jul 2014 03:27 PM
1 Replies and 4755 Views Spriggs Property Ohio - any tips  4755  1 Started by  graminella Hello: I am planning my first visit to a GPAA site - the Spriggs property near Lucasville, OH.  I will only have about 6 hours at the site.  Anyone been there who can give some advice on a work plan.  I have a small sluice.  Since it is on a large river I am concerned if there is enough flow and drop--otherwise, shovel and pan.  Any tips on good spots that might lead me to my first nice flake or nugget would be appreciated.  Thanks
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
28 Jul 2014 07:37 AM
10 Replies and 6995 Views Battery charging.  6995  10 Started by  megiepoo What is the best way to charge a 12v battery in the field Will a direct 12v(car lighter out)to alligator clips work Jumper cables It seems easy enough but this will be our first outing and I have no direct experience nor have I observed this accomplished firsthand. Cars have evolved from the simple machines of yesteryear and I do not wish to damage myself/others or the vehicles electronics. So I am asking, how do YOU Field Charge the 12v batteries that power your gold grabbing devices ...
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by  FRANK NOVAKJump to last post
27 Jul 2014 05:09 PM
2 Replies and 3434 Views Permits  3434  2 Started by  BenjiPOTF Hi, I plan on going onto the GPAA claims to pan, sluice and metal detect. The counties I plan on visiting are in El Dorado and Plumas counties. What kind of prospecting requires permits in CA  Might seem like a silly question but I rather be safe than sorry. Also to visit these GPAA claims, do I have to get a hold of the claim owner or is that something that members can visit anytime   Thank you for your time.  
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by  Benjamin A. MartinJump to last post
16 Jul 2014 09:21 AM
9 Replies and 7927 Views abandon claims LR2000  7927  9 Started by  mmmvelasquez@gmail.com Is there away to find abandoned claims. Can a person look up one through the LR2000 website  
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by  RONALD LEWISJump to last post
14 Jul 2014 09:52 PM
3 Replies and 7935 Views any feedback for the gpaa claims on the trinity river, Ca  7935  3 Started by  mikie661n Im going out for my first dig to the gpaa claims on the trinity river tommarow. Ive did my research but found little feedback. Does anyone know about the productivity or what to expect there. I was planning on going to douglas city, trinity 1,2,3, or big flat. Any info or tips would help thanks.
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by  BRANDON WEATHERSJump to last post
12 Jul 2014 05:42 PM
0 Replies and 2273 Views In Reno  2273  0 Started by  worldavi@gate.net I am in Reno Nevada this week and have weekends free. Planning on going north to Pershing or Humboldt Counties to metal detect. Any one interested I am not yet sure where I want to go except somewhere that obviously has gold waiting to be found. Probably avoid Rye Patch and possibly try Santa Rosa mountains. Any good ideas where to go I will likely bring my Whites TLD and a pan, classifier, and water...
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10 Jul 2014 09:12 PM
8 Replies and 10792 Views Trying Out Idaho  10792  8 Started by  Sopchoppy7@aol.com Hi to everyone out there.  I am new to GPAA (so forgive any ignorant questions).  My son and I are heading out west in June with a final destination of Idaho to give prospecting a hearty try.  I am planning on trying out the GPAA claims while there.  I just read that you can also request a 3 day trial to LDMA once.  Are there any LDMA claims in Idaho  I welcome any advice that could help us be a little less green while working for that first flash of gold. 
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by  RONALD LEWISJump to last post
09 Jul 2014 09:00 PM
2 Replies and 5130 Views Prospector magazine.  5130  2 Started by  bobfoley56@gmail.com I was in Barnes and Noble they had their gold prospector magazine for sale. Do they get it before members I haven't received mine yet.
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
09 Jul 2014 04:00 PM
1 Replies and 3125 Views Black Hills information  3125  1 Started by  wazz1974 Hello everyone,     I am new to this whole thing, so any help will be appreciated.  I ended up on a family trip and we will be heading to the Black Hills of SD today for a few hours.  The rest of the family wants to hit the casinos, but I would much rather be outside playing in the dirt.  I wasn't expecting this stop so I don't have any equipment with me, so I was wondering if there was anything in the Deadwood area that could be productive and where I could get at lea...
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
09 Jul 2014 06:53 AM
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