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2 Replies and 4144 Views Dredging out by Stanton?  4144  2 Started by  crocodile1 This year the wife and I were out poking around, not at camp, just out S/E of Decision corner, and we saw a guy in one of the washes dredging. We just had some pretty good rain and some of the washes were running. We have a little 2 1/2' triple dredge, and I was thinking of bringing it out when it's too wet to drywash and give it a try. Has anyone on here done it before We do belong to a couple other organizations, so there are plenty of washes to try, but just curious if it is worth it, or ...
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by  JOSEPH PEARSONJump to last post
09 Nov 2015 03:20 PM
12 Replies and 6115 Views 2015 October Loudmine LDMA Outing Loudmine, GA  6115  12 Started by  jshannon Anybody been to an outing at Loudmine and brought there own dredge , or is the dirt provided better than the dredging out there  
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by  JIM SHANNONJump to last post
07 Nov 2015 06:32 PM
0 Replies and 2780 Views Idaho Boise Dredge partners or team  2780  0 Started by  Aceinthehole I'd like to meet a few other people interested in dredging within a few hours of Boise.  Just more fun and productive with several people.   Been dredging for about 5 years and prospecting 10. Looking for others with the fever family is immune. I have several dredges. Water starting to get cold but, I think a few more trips can be made this year.
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01 Oct 2015 12:05 AM
1 Replies and 6447 Views Dredge ID  6447  1 Started by  Les    I acquired a old Keene 2' dredge with a crash box.  It has 3 or 4 riffles and then about a foot of what looks like 2' expanded metal and is attached to the riffle piece.  ANY Idea of how old this is   will attempt to post a photo later. 
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by  FRANK L BENNETTJump to last post
04 Sep 2015 11:38 AM
2 Replies and 6792 Views URGENT CALL TO ACTION  6792  2 Started by  Brad Jones California legislators need to hear from miners tonight or tomorrow morning because Senate Bill 637 goes up for a vote today or tomorrow. Urge your representatives to VOTE NO on this bill:  Find your representative. Make a call. Send an email. Your rights and your future as a prospector and miner are at stake.  Go to
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
03 Sep 2015 06:34 PM
0 Replies and 5395 Views Fairbanks AK dredge trip  5395  0 Started by  cowboybrj81 I am finally going to get to do some Alaska dredging this summer and am looking for anyone who can give me advice or even take a few days off and wash some dirt with me in Jun.  I have a 2' suction dredge (I have never used it but it is brand new, hence the need for help) and will be looking for a trip from the 17th to 19th of Jun.  Any help/advice or hot spots to hit (I plan on going to the GPAA claim near Circle) would be greatly appreciated.  Ben J. 
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22 May 2015 11:25 AM
0 Replies and 3983 Views Golden Back Achers(correction) in Libby Montana  3983  0 Started by Anyone who has dredged on this claim please message me back. Thank you, Robin
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11 May 2015 01:48 PM
0 Replies and 5519 Views California Suction Dredge Mining Senate Hearing 4-29-2015  5519  0 Started by  AlienAmerican We had GPAA, AMRA, PLP, etc, etc, etc members from all over the state fighting for our rights.    
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01 May 2015 10:27 AM
6 Replies and 15406 Views Miners moss VS Carpet?  15406  6 Started by  cowboybrj81 I have a 3' gold king dredge/highbanker combo and need to replace the carpet.  I was wondering which is better since I need to buy new matting, I was thinking of going with gold hog matting.  Also when switching from carpet to miners moss do you need to do any modifications to the riffles  Just looking at it I dont see how the moss will fit as it seems much thicker than carpet.  Just looking for some input! Thanks! Ben J. 
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by  DENNIS JANKAJump to last post
27 Apr 2015 10:06 AM
3 Replies and 7680 Views Randy Dredging the Ark with John - 5 & 6 Apr 15  7680  3 Started by  C-17A Hey all you GPAA prospectors... O.K.  O.K.  High time for something a little different, a little more 'fun' than just panning & sluicing... How about a Trip Report on 2 days of suction dredging on John's claim here on the Arkansas River, here in High Kolorado, about 8,500 feet elevation  Hope you enjoy the 'gold adventure' as much as we did!   I had been pondering some serious sluice box mods to my Keene Ultra Mini 4 inch suction dredge since last August, when ...
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by  Paul LoulyJump to last post
21 Apr 2015 02:16 PM
2 Replies and 8471 Views dredging around fairplay co.  8471  2 Started by  johnleahy trying to find areas that i can dredge in the fairplay area that are a gpaa claim or a claim that is a shared usage. also looking for a area that is dredging permitted in the area. if any one knows of a private claim owner that will allow a weekend, or one week use. thanks John Leahy
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by  JOHN LEAHYJump to last post
21 Apr 2015 10:12 AM
7 Replies and 8351 Views Buoyancy Compensators ?  8351  7 Started by  walker87 Has anyone used buoyancy compensators (bc) such as the ones for scuba I have been contemplating the best approach for a dredge site i have in mind where their are vertical walls on both sides and fairly deep water. To get to the site i would have to set upstream and float in. was thinking this would make an easier way to come up for a break or to check the box. scenes scuba is a high presser system would you have to modify the way the BC inflates just throwing it out their i alway shave crazy ...
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by  TED TUPITZAJump to last post
01 Mar 2015 11:32 AM
0 Replies and 4206 Views Dredging in PA.  4206  0 Started by  Fishroper828 I know a permit is required to dredge in PA. Has anyone ever gotten one. Is the state a pain to deal with when it comes to getting one.
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15 Feb 2015 03:10 PM
3 Replies and 8248 Views Dredge Adjustments  8248  3 Started by  Les I have a 2' Keene Dredge with a crash box sluice on It. When it runs the weight of the water brings the end of the sluice down near the water. That point is can be adjusted by moving the sluice on the dredge frame. Question is how much or how many inches should the end of the sluice be above the water
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
13 Jan 2015 03:57 PM
3 Replies and 7768 Views Advice on Gold King 3 dredge  7768  3 Started by  cowboybrj81 Ok, so there I was driving home from a family road trip of over 4500 miles and on craigslist I see a 3' Gold King dredge highbanker combo for sale in Wichita, so i buy it for $500  (motor and pump included). It looks well used but in ok shape I notice it is missing the coupler for the dredge hose to the box, which is my first question, where can i get a replacement fitting  I guess it would have to be a four inch to three inch for the plastic hose to fit.  I have attached a photo...
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by  Benjamin JacksonJump to last post
04 Jan 2015 07:38 AM
2 Replies and 7482 Views Inflatable VS Marlex Pontoon  7482  2 Started by  walker87 I'm looking at getting a Keene 2' Backpack Dredge and can't decide on the pontoons.  i generally prospect in remote steep mountain terrain so the less trips in and out is better. The inflatable sound ideal for this but not shire if they would be a pain during assembly.  Any thoughts would be great help.
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by  JAMES PEACEJump to last post
30 Nov 2014 01:51 PM
1 Replies and 3099 Views Brandon Rinehart case  3099  1 Started by  Brad Jones &60;&115;&116;&121;&108;&101;&32;&116;&121;&112;&101;&61;&34;&116;&101;&120;&116;&47;&99;&115;&115;&34;&62; P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } &60;&47;&115;&116;&121;&108;&101;&62;  In the seemingly unending saga of California’s statewide ban on suction dredge mining, the State of California has petitioned the California Supreme Court to overturn the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District decision in favor of Brandon Rinehart. The state...
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by  Tim LeibelJump to last post
18 Nov 2014 04:14 PM
0 Replies and 4396 Views Partnering-up!  4396  0 Started by  IZ I have some basic prospecting equipment, excellent electronic equipment for detecting on land and water & a 4x4. Located in the Sacramento area. Would like to team up with someone compatible.
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25 Oct 2014 02:56 PM
0 Replies and 3000 Views Need dimensions of the new keene 8 over size power jet  3000  0 Started by  Bebop I would like the dimensions of the new keene 8' over size power jet to check it with the old one if any one has them like the OD and ID of the power jet tube and length from where the suction hose stops in the clamp to the end of the tube and the size of the orifice in the water lugs the two lug type they start at 3' and go down to 1.5' ID. I think the old ones did anyway so if they made the power jet tube bigger thin the lug orifice should be bigger too
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06 Oct 2014 12:55 PM
3 Replies and 3391 Views The science of dredging and mercury  3391  3 Started by  Brad Jones Here are three must-watch videos for anyone who wants to understand the science of mercury and dredging. The videos feature retired EPA scientist, Claudia Wise, who is not only a GPAA member but a suction dredge miner based in Oregon. She and Joseph Greene, also a retired EPA scientist, GPAA member and suction dredge miner in Oregon, have done great work in educating others about the BENEFITS of suction dredge mining and debunk the myths about mercury:
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by  BRAD JONESJump to last post
06 Oct 2014 11:49 AM
4 Replies and 6354 Views dredging outside of california  6354  4 Started by  beatupau Hey all, I know i miss coming down to California to dredge and hang out with friends,(still get to do that metal detecting) but i sure miss working underwater and working the python, but i still get to work some small streams up here northeast of the golden bear state, we don't find big gold as a rule but you do get a lot of small course gold, I do try and help out with the legal battle as much as i can (support the PLP and other Organizations as much as you can) but i just wanted to share some ...
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by  BRET BATEMANJump to last post
26 Sep 2014 02:54 PM
9 Replies and 7003 Views California dredge ban  7003  9 Started by  Ornery Cuss If I'm not mistaken, wasnt there going to be a ruling on Californias dredge ban some time around now Anyone heard anything Or are they still trying to come up with some lame a$$ excuses to keep us out of the water         Bill
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
11 Aug 2014 03:23 PM
5 Replies and 6931 Views Dredging  6931  5 Started by  Richard367 Went dredging today. I have a Gold Buddy 2.5 inch.  I think I want to toss the little perforated steel sheet that is supposed to protect the integrity of the fines right in front of the crash box. I have the laith wire looking stuff underneath it.The bolt that holds it in seems to be causing rocks to back up. Will I lose gold if I remove the plate   
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
06 Aug 2014 06:59 PM
8 Replies and 9979 Views Maine, Motorized Prospecting Ban  9979  8 Started by  prospectorjack Recently Maine introduced legislation in LD 1671 SP646 that is being pushed by Trout Unlimited with the support of some fly fishing clubs in Maine. This legislation was introduced by Senator Boyle and referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Committee who amended this bill and passed it. Here is the amendment:;snum=126 Northeastern prospectors are outraged and should be. It should be going to the House and the Senate for a vote soon...
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by  TROY STUTSMANJump to last post
06 Jul 2014 09:53 PM
1 Replies and 6173 Views Let miners do it for FREE  6173  1 Started by  grumps51   Here's a link to check out. I sure hope they made sure the equipment doesn't leak oil, diesel or hydraulic fluid, oh and I'm sure they have all the permits from EPA and Fish and game.  If they would just let us dredge we would do it for free, far less evasiveness, can't imagine the silt there stirring up. Another waste of money by Government.   Rick      
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
23 Jun 2014 12:46 PM
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