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39 Replies and 55105 Views New Items    55105  39 Started by  paullouly
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Feel free to add any of your essential tool(s) list that you think we should carry in the store. We are looking to beef up our inventory and get everyone more of the tools and products they need to bring home the gold!
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by  Chris TerryJump to last post
21 Sep 2018 11:09 AM
2 Replies and 254 Views puffer vs drywasher  254  2 Started by  TheRoamingRaven@gmail.com This summer I am looking for a project for my grandchildren and me to build. I found the DIY vintage plans for a depression-era puffer. This looks fun to build. My question is how does it compare to an actual drywasher in gold recovery After we build the puffer, should I purchase a drywasher to show the kids what it is really supposed to do Thanks for the in-put.
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by  Stephen SmithJump to last post
26 Mar 2020 08:12 AM
0 Replies and 49 Views Pocket Gold  49  0 Started by  smithsgold@aol.com https://youtu.be/L4bSfxe3Ht8 See The Famous Two Toe's Lost Treasure Nugget !!!!! The Two Minute video playlist all video's in the list are about Two Minute's long. https://www.youtube.com/playlistlist=PLITO-Lvd0-ZusOWNTv1U-YOUUyuWI12Zb Thanks, Jeff https://youtu.be/L4bSfxe3Ht8
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23 Mar 2020 01:10 PM
5 Replies and 9755 Views Gold Bug Pro  9755  5 Started by  worldavi@gate.net Just wondering if anyone that owns one of these ever had a problem as I did this weekend with mine. I was out in the fields Northern Nevada this weekend, battery was full, no power lines around anywhere and the machine just started going erratic, making a stuttering, spitting sound. Even after I shut it off and turned back on it just resumed acting crazy. It was doing this even with the coil off the ground 2 feet. So I quit using it, and about hour later I tried it again and it was fine. I can s...
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by  ROBERT MARTINEZJump to last post
23 Mar 2020 10:47 AM
23 Replies and 27223 Views FALCON MD 20  27223  23 Started by  garyschwall@yahoo.com Just got the falcon md 20 to find gold with any tips are fine tuning would be great had some old battery's in it and started acting eratic so I will be putting some new 9 volts in and I am going to do the o ring behind both knobs  you think they would put a better cable on it well give me all the good tricks thanks,
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by  ROBERT MARTINEZJump to last post
21 Mar 2020 10:26 PM
107 Replies and 87756 Views CRAPY CLAMES NO GOLD BUT ALLWAS GET THE BILL  87756  107 Started by  freedoggood@yahoo.com
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BIN TO OVER 40 GPAA CLAMS IN THE CLAMS BOOK AND 8 LDMA  OVER WORKED AND CRAPPY GOLD OK FOR CAMPING BUT AS FAR AS FOR GOLD YA RIGHT AND AS FOR THE MINING GUILD   NEVER GOT A NEW ONE FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS NOW BUT ALL-WAY GET THE BILL
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by  Christopher CrownhartJump to last post
19 Mar 2020 08:44 PM
4 Replies and 204 Views Equipment for hard to reach planes  204  4 Started by  Joshuar90@yahoo.com I found a creek that is hard to get too and open for claims I’m hoping to get out in a few weeks to do some samples to see if it’s worth claiming. The drive Requires requires four-wheel-drive that’s okay. The hard part is I need to go A half of a mile down stream to the creek then another half a mile to get To the blm land in a box canyon if this area checks out what equipment would you suggest I have a few months to think what to do looking for ideas better then mine.
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by  William HallJump to last post
12 Mar 2020 07:07 PM
2 Replies and 417 Views what happened to the TOUGH NUT CLAIM?  417  2 Started by  jo.don2@verizon.net I NO LONGER SEE THE TOUGH NUT CLAIM IN THE BIG BEAR AREA ONLINE IN THE CLAIMS GUIDE ANYONE KNOW WHAT HAPPEND TO THAT CLAIM DO WE STILL HAVE ACCESS
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by  William HallJump to last post
10 Mar 2020 07:02 PM
5 Replies and 3745 Views Breaking up caliche  3745  5 Started by  matthew.n.edwards.2@gmail.com Hello everyone, I wanted to see what the group might recommend for breaking up caliche prior to running it through a drywasher. I was hoping for some tips that would not require purchasing large/heavy/expensive equipment. I am mostly looking for methods that would be better suited for a hike in trip.   Thanks in advance, Matt
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by  BRIAN LANGJump to last post
20 Feb 2020 08:09 AM
5 Replies and 757 Views Gold cube water recirculating set up  757  5 Started by  Joshuar90@yahoo.com Looking for some ideas/ other peoples set up for the cube just got one this summer
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by  Lee JohnsonJump to last post
15 Feb 2020 09:33 PM
4 Replies and 435 Views Need tips on hands and pan only areas  435  4 Started by  Joshuar90@yahoo.com I live in Nevada city ca in the middle of gold country. I live 6 miles from Bridgeport and a 2 mile hike from the Yuba River and a few creeks that have gold I want to start gold panning the area That’s close to me. How do you dig in a pans and hand only area do you dig with your gold pan to get down deeper in the gravel beds. I’m looking for tips on how other people pan these sort of areas. What do you use to help.
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by  David VanderpoolJump to last post
12 Feb 2020 10:15 PM
0 Replies and 332 Views Rainy day projects  332  0 Started by  Joshuar90@yahoo.com Thought I would share some videos I have found on the web some little projects for rainy or snowy days. Hand pump https://youtu.be/Wigj8MYbWkk This was fun building with my 3 year old we are going to go test it out this weekend he wanted to put my gold Hog sticker From my flowpan I need to figure out how to upload photos with from my phone Deep well miller table https://youtu.be/ktDZzlkm0H8
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10 Jan 2020 03:17 PM
0 Replies and 260 Views Dry Washing Thompson Dry Washer  260  0 Started by  davidaleessr@hotmail.com i Have been using the 12 v model for the last 4 years...lemme know if u need tips for modifying and using this dry washer...it rocks...plain n simple!
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25 Dec 2019 05:15 PM
0 Replies and 236 Views back on line  236  0 Started by  davidaleessr@hotmail.com after getting new puter...im back online!!
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16 Dec 2019 08:15 AM
0 Replies and 472 Views FELIX'S PAYDIRT  472  0 Started by  FORDMANTED@AOL.COM MY FIRST AND LAST TIME TO PAY SO MUCH FOR SO LITTLE OF FELIX'S SO CALLED GREAT PAYDIRT. BOUGHT INTO IT WHEN OFFER WAS ASSOCIATED WITH GPAA BACK SOME TIME AGO. FOUND QUITE A BIT OF FLOATING PYRITE AND 3 SMALL PIECES OF GOLD. CONTACTED THEM OVER SALE BUT THEY GAVE ME THE SAME OLD 'IT'S FOR PRACTICE ' PITCH. BEEN DOING THIS A LONG TIME WITH GPAA AND BELONG TO TOMAH GPAA CLUB IN TOMAH,WI. ALSO; I WAS A VENDOR IN ONOLASKA,WI. GOLD SHOW WHERE $6000 WORTH OF GOLD NUGGETS WERE STOLEN WHILE THIEVES DREW ...
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13 Nov 2019 05:09 AM
6 Replies and 23008 Views Prospecting Lake Michigan  23008  6 Started by  jbsmi525@hughes.net I need help...…  I am looking to go to Lake Michigan to prospect the beaches.  Can anyone tell me where I can go do this  I need all the help I can get.... Thanks
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by  STANLEY SHIELDSJump to last post
06 Oct 2019 04:02 PM
1 Replies and 5695 Views LDMA MEMBER SELLING MEMBERSHIP - GREAT DEAL  5695  1 Started by  ncdottie@gmail.com Hello to all you would be LDMA Members.  I have owned my membership for many years and I have a totally transferable membership that I would like to sell at this point in my old age.  I have contacted GPAA as to how to go about this.  First I start by posting the offer.  You are lucky!  My old membership contract says that I can sell and transfer my membership for $50.  See, I told you it was an old one.  Current transfer pricing is $150 or more depending on th...
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by  Joey CaldwellJump to last post
30 Sep 2019 10:42 PM
0 Replies and 479 Views River Detecting for Gold Nuggets  479  0 Started by  smithsgold@aol.com https://youtu.be/qnhV_jK72AI Click and Paste to watch Gold Prospector's Jeff ( Smithsgold ) and Gary ( Two Toes ) Head to the Hills in search of rare Gold Nuggets. Watch and see who gets the most Gold and the Biggest Nugget. SG 010 Thanks for watching Jeff
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10 Sep 2019 01:54 PM
16 Replies and 1760 Views Prospecting  1760  16 Started by  donland1@aol.com I'm looking for claim-friendly location(s) to test a new magnetometer system that I developed to map now-buried former stream courses by sensing and mapping black magnetite sand deposits close to stream locations historically known to have produced significant gold. Help with digging these potentially rewarding locations also wanted. My involvement would be totally at my expense. (TopoMag project.)
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by  DONALD LANDJump to last post
06 Sep 2019 10:07 AM
6 Replies and 901 Views Recovering Fine Gold with a Gold Pan  901  6 Started by  GregMiller There are a lot of great clean up devices on the market that do an amazing job separating black sand from gold, but does anyone have any tips for recovering fine gold with only a gold pan
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by  JEFF W HIGGERSONJump to last post
03 Sep 2019 09:50 PM
2 Replies and 807 Views Nuggets, Pickers and Flakes?  807  2 Started by  y.jaron@gmail.com Hi there fellow prospectors, it’s always been an ongoing debate. Is it a Nugget, picker or a flake I wanted to know your insight on how different sizes of gold is classified in your mind. I’m interested to hear everyone’s opinion, so let me know what you think.
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by  William HallJump to last post
30 Aug 2019 06:45 PM
3 Replies and 497 Views Cleaning gold!  497  3 Started by  y.jaron@gmail.com Im looking for the safest but most effective way to clean iron/rust staining off gold without damaging the gold surface or any quartz attached Also if it is worth doing so, or is it taking away too much of the natural look of the piece If anyone has any techniques or insight that they would be willing to share it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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by  William HallJump to last post
30 Aug 2019 06:42 PM
18 Replies and 2633 Views Be Advised: USGOLDMAPS.COM  2633  18 Started by  realbillmccoy@gmail.com Just a friendly public service announcement regarding usgoldmaps.com They make claims maps for use with Google Earth. The product looks really nice but upon receipt I discovered that their data is static and from 2013. I reached out to the Contact Us email and the response was basically, don't worry about it. Claim data doesn't change very often. Uh... I call BS Asking for a refund. Wish me luck and buyer beware.
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by  Bill McCoyJump to last post
20 Aug 2019 11:45 PM
2 Replies and 672 Views Question about making a panning trough  672  2 Started by  red83hd@yahoo.com Hi everyone I'm making a panning trough with a drain pipe & plug and was wondering if PVC Glue and primer would cause gold to float after it dries or is there something else I should use to put it together
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by  Ron RaymerJump to last post
27 Jul 2019 02:01 PM
2 Replies and 660 Views Selling placer where ?  660  2 Started by  Dulinmt@yahoo.com Where are places I can sell some placer fines and a few nuggets that are reliable sources Have just over 52 grams total If I could figure out how to attach a picture I would Thanks in advance
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by  ROBERT SOUZAJump to last post
18 Jul 2019 07:33 PM
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