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17 Replies and 18583 Views NEW POLL: California Supreme Court Ruling - People vs. Rinehart     18583  17 Started by  paullouly Voice your opinions above (or below) to help prospectors understand and gain ground in our ongoing Land Rights Battle. Read the GPAA Article here - Read the official court ruling here - for the love of prospecting, the Gold Prospectors Association of America & the Lost Dutchman's Mining Association
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by  ROBERT GALYANJump to last post
19 Oct 2016 11:42 AM
4 Replies and 719 Views claims  719  4 Started by If anyone on this site watches the ebay mineing claim sale, beware there is a person trying to sell a claim on the smith river oregon. this is a false representaion, there is no gold in this river, the person uses data from a geologic survey done on the smith river in upper california, and also talks about gold in douglas county, wich of course there is , just not where this claim is. I contacted this person to let them know the error of there ways, but got the mind your own buisness attitude. c...
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by  Christopher SatkowskiJump to last post
29 Jun 2021 02:09 PM
0 Replies and 276 Views Changes in the Air  276  0 Started by Ongoing since 2019
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19 Jun 2021 11:21 PM
0 Replies and 938 Views Oregon River Democracy Act  938  0 Started by The two Oregon Senators have introduced the above bill in Congress. It will add over 4,000 miles of Oregon waterways to the Wild and Scenic River system. It will include 640 acres per river mile---that is 1/2 mile on either side if ordinary high water line. All lands and waters designated will be withdrawn from mineral entry. What that means is, you can't file a claim, and if an existing claim is closed for any reason, it can't be refiled, and it's gone forever This b...
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11 Mar 2021 08:42 AM
3 Replies and 1296 Views How to find claims to lease?  1296  3 Started by I’m not sure if this is the right forum section for this or not I have a cpl. Placer Claims in Colorado and Alaska. They are decent for smallish amounts of super fine gold. I have 3 young boys that love spending time at the claims (gold or not). I’d like to find some more productive ground in Colorado even if it is a lease deal. I’d be fine with something like a 20 deal if I could reasonably get ~1oz per week using mostly man power and my small trailer mounted wash plant. Where do I...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
03 Feb 2021 10:39 PM
4 Replies and 2400 Views Gold Claims in California  2400  4 Started by I'm not even sure where to post this as its my first post here. Mostly I just scan the forums and property listings for interesting ideas on places to go panning. This had me thinking. recently a Buddy of mine filed for a mining claim in Nevada which he said was rather easy by comparison to California. Does anyone have experience or know how to do this in California. I've looked around online for a while and the information doesn't seem that helpful. As he put it, 'Yeah they bury the forms on p...
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by  Steve ScukanecJump to last post
01 Jul 2020 11:46 AM
0 Replies and 1503 Views Gravel, Rock, or Sand Extraction Agreement  1503  0 Started by Gravel, Rock, or Sand Extraction Agreement A Gravel, Rock, or Sand Extraction Agreement applies to commercial or non-commercial mining or extraction of gravel, sand, rock, or other aggregate material. IS THIS GONNA FLY!!! 1500$$!!! You HAVE TO SUBMIT and THEY DECIDE IF YOU'RE EXEMPT LSA agreement only required if the activity SUBSTANTIALLY alters the water But you have to file!!! To find out
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26 Apr 2020 02:28 AM
0 Replies and 565 Views specie money  565  0 Started by South Carolina bills 4786 and 4787 involves use of coined gold and silver money. See YouTube video. copy and paste link below.
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04 Jan 2020 01:41 PM
7 Replies and 2112 Views East Fork San Gabrial closed  2112  7 Started by I'm just wondering now that East fork is a national park are there any places along the river say closer to the reservoirs that a person might pan or sluice. I'm just not sure where the line is and I hate to drive 80 mi just to find out. Thank you Mike
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by  CHRISTOPHER SATKOWSKIJump to last post
29 Oct 2019 05:24 PM
34 Replies and 43583 Views Keeping Oregon as a dredging state  43583  34 Started by
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go to this link to help with dredging: This is for people in and out of the state of Oregon.  This petition asks the Oregon Legislature and Governor Kitzhaber to recognize existing environmental impact studies showing many positive effects, and no lasting negative effects, of suction dredge mining on Oregon’s waterways
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
11 Jul 2019 10:59 AM
11 Replies and 2052 Views Lawful Mining, markers, agencies, forms, info, etc  2052  11 Started by LAWFUL MINING CLAIMS Current events trends towards erosion of mining rights and withdraw of use from public lands. Some progress has been made in the courts to restore rights. GPAA Mining Guide no longer lists all State and Federal agencies they may require notification for leases, contracts, royalties, regulations, planning, approval and permitting.
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by  BENNETT HELGERSONJump to last post
21 Jun 2019 03:32 PM
2 Replies and 949 Views Claim signs and markers  949  2 Started by I have a claim in San Bernadino, someone keeps taking my signs and monument posts, any suggestions
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by  robert murataJump to last post
10 Jun 2019 12:27 PM
0 Replies and 505 Views AMRA PROTEST SAC  505  0 Started by Just posting to spread the word. As of right now AMRA will be having a peaceful protest in Sacramento on August 27th, 2019 1pm, State Capitol and bring your LOUD VOICE. I will be there and hope anyone else who can be there will be there. WE WILL send a message to those politicians who think they can walk over the people of the state, ignoring federal laws and regulations and taking away our rights. Link to AMRA :
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06 Jun 2019 09:49 AM
0 Replies and 893 Views BOHMKER v OREGON  893  0 Started by ATTN. ALL GPAA – LDMA MEMBERS ACTION ALERT Please read the below information and act as quickly as possible in support of this case. Additional information and samples of letters can be obtained on the Waldo Mining District website Fell free to reach out to Tom Kitchar, President Waldo Mining District with any questions you may have regarding this landmark case and why the Solicitor General recommended to the US Supreme Court that this case be ...
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22 Feb 2019 02:43 PM
4 Replies and 21285 Views Avoiding Claim Jumping  21285  4 Started by I have a question that seems to be very complicated, but I was hoping someone out there might be able to simplify it for me.  I have been doing TONS of research trying to figure out how to avoid claim jumping on BLM lands.  I feel like I've figured out about 95 of the process, but can't figure out the last little bit, or I am completely going about this the wrong way.  Here's what I've figured out so far: Step 1: I go to and locate a BLM area that looks interes...
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by  james pavliJump to last post
05 Feb 2019 06:55 PM
3 Replies and 18862 Views FEE CHANGES  18862  3 Started by The BLM has made some changes to some fees for mining claims. Most are only a five dollar increase but if you did not included the correct amount it could cause problems including the loss of your claim. I have tried to highlight the federal register notice areas of interest and the table of the increases. The new amount is on the far right side of the table. Major issue for most miners at this time is the increase in the filing fee with BLM for the Affidavit of Labor or Proof of Labor, this is ...
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
08 Oct 2018 03:01 PM
4 Replies and 13504 Views USDA Forest Service comment period mining regulations  13504  4 Started by This is a pre or 'Advanced Notice Of PROPOSED RULE-MAKING' This is the time to alter thoughts, before the proposal. On September 13, 2018 the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register to start the process of revising the Forest Service Locatable Minerals Regulations, 36 CFR 228 Subpart A, and request comments. We invite you and your organization to learn more about our revision plans and to submit co...
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
17 Sep 2018 03:51 PM
0 Replies and 1135 Views Trouble in Idaho  1135  0 Started by If any of you are AMRA members also, you already know what's going on in Idaho. AMRA members are being denied their rights to LEGAL claims by the USFS and also by the Idaho Department of Water resources. Neither organization can point to a law forbidding the activity and have cited jail time and fines if they do not cease mining. This is a call to action to all miners and Patriots! Do not allow the liberal bastions of eco putzes to destroy our way of life simply because they don't like it. Start...
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02 Aug 2018 12:11 PM
10 Replies and 75962 Views Rye Patch, NV Mining Claim Higrading  75962  10 Started by There were some recent discussions on another forum that must be shared with the GPAA membership. For those that metal detect and prospect in Rye Patch, NV, please read the following summary and share with your Clubs members and prospecting friends. Bill     From Land Matters: The above map shows who the land manager is and which sections have claims. The simple fact that the BLM is the land manager does not mean the land is open to prospecting or claim. I took the next st...
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by  CRAIG CAMPBELLJump to last post
29 Jul 2018 02:05 PM
3 Replies and 18080 Views Arizona Fire Restrictions in BLM areas May 1st, 2018  18080  3 Started by Here is a link to 7 current Bureau of Land Management fire restriction in BLM districts of Arizona as of May 1st, 2018.
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by  STEPHEN SMITHJump to last post
11 Jul 2018 03:20 PM
0 Replies and 1373 Views U.S.A. Sees Need For Increased Mining Activity  1373  0 Started by THIS DIRECTLY AFFECTS MINING EVERY MINER SHOULD COMMENT   Raising US output of non-fuel minerals and fossil fuel resources is part of the Trump administration's America First policy, aimed at boosting US exports while curbing imports using tariffs and other protectionist measures.   The United States is heavily reliant on imports of certain mineral commodities that are vital to the Nation's security and economic prosperity. This dependency of the United States on foreign sources c...
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19 Feb 2018 06:52 AM
2 Replies and 6515 Views Gold prospecting very goverment  6515  2 Started by On March ninth trump is suppost to open up millions of acres Obama closed this is in the California desert
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
12 Feb 2018 02:55 PM
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24 Oct 2017 08:24 PM
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18 Oct 2017 04:36 AM
0 Replies and 1899 Views LR2000  1899  0 Started by Little bit of an alert for all you miners out there. The BLM seems that they have upgraded the LR2000. This morning I pulled up a new reporting program where you can pull up all claims in all states. Not sure how well it works but hope non of you have more than 10 claims going across states and use an Small Miners Exemption. I pulled up all the BLM claims that I am on, make sure you do not have any more than 10 claims if you are an SME filler.         ...
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