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49 Replies and 61308 Views New Items    61308  49 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  Joe HamelJump to last post
22 Apr 2022 09:58 AM
2 Replies and 816 Views Arizona desert prospecting  816  2 Started by  Stancalavan1964@gmail.com Anyone have any tips or tricks to find a little gold in the desert. I have been working the claims in the little San Diego area and haven’t found a thing. Was hoping to purchase a dry washer at some point but until I can find a little color I think I will hold off on that. Been working the smaller washes, sides of the washes, and in between the washes. I guess I don’t know we’re to look. Thanks for any tips Stan
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by  John WatkinsJump to last post
20 May 2022 05:35 PM
34 Replies and 40232 Views Crushing Quartz  40232  34 Started by  ompomelet@gmail.com
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Saw an interesting Youtube video a bit ago. Guy took a lemon sized smooth quartz stone from a gold bearing river and crushed It using a steel mallet and t-shirt. As he broke it up, he checked for gold veins and found none, but panned out the crushed rock and found what appeared to be nearly 0.5 grams of nice gold flakes. Anyone else ever tried that with good results
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by  Douglas MewisJump to last post
04 Jan 2022 04:52 PM
108 Replies and 101133 Views CRAPY CLAMES NO GOLD BUT ALLWAS GET THE BILL  101133  108 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  Lincoln RitterhouseJump to last post
04 Jan 2022 02:26 AM
10 Replies and 29057 Views Prospecting Places in Georgia  29057  10 Started by  RANDALL BONDS I am looking for places in North Georgia where you can find more than just a few flakes or flour gold. Does anyone know any places where I can find good gold and is free to prospectors like me Thank you so much! - Randall
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by  Mark WoodsJump to last post
28 Dec 2021 06:38 AM
3 Replies and 1426 Views Fine stream gold extraction  1426  3 Started by  sandman.mjm@gmail.com I found a decent amount of fine gold caught up in sand in a stream. I just got a blue bowl but cannot get the gold to settle properly. It keeps going over the edge of the center hole. My partner made a jig out of pvc but still needs work on getting it to work good. What is the best way to refine the fine gold out of the river sand Help is appreciated....thank you much. Michael
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by  Melvin BrownJump to last post
28 Nov 2021 08:14 PM
4 Replies and 947 Views Need a Hand  947  4 Started by  rewipe@yahoo.com Someone stole my cargo trailer full of my mining and camping equipment out of my back yard. 2- 2' Harbor freight water pumps, 1- 1' Honda water pump, 4 stack Gold Cube, 1- Gold Buddy Highbanker Dredge combo, 1- Gold Magic Spiral wheel, Hoses and tons of other stuff. A home built trommel that's one of a kind. If you see some of this stuff come up on line in Oregon or Washington area please let me know. I got some holes that need back filled and I'd like to find person that stole my stuff.
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by  Susan BirrellJump to last post
27 Oct 2021 11:52 PM
0 Replies and 675 Views Talking to Gold  675  0 Started by  human@sonic.net Even in Australia... https://www.youtube.com/watchv=SSoLIA6XCYY
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24 Aug 2021 11:09 PM
4 Replies and 2663 Views The gold was Supposed to be there according to the indicators.  2663  4 Started by  guy@guydewhitney.org I just got back. A spot too far downstream from a gold source can have virtually all of the nice indicator rocks and amazing looking gravel bars and still not have an appreciable amount of gold because gold is 5 times heavier than anything else in the river except platinum. So there will be a bottom edge of nice prospects that fail to pan out If you have found wonderful indicators but little or no gold it would be well to work further and further upstream. Unless you reach a point where the i...
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by  Dustin LeDouxJump to last post
29 Jun 2021 01:07 PM
7 Replies and 4372 Views Gold cube water recirculating set up  4372  7 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  DON GREENOJump to last post
22 Jun 2021 07:21 PM
0 Replies and 556 Views LDGM  556  0 Started by  john_wyatt55@yahoo.com Knife is at lost ductchman park
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17 Jun 2021 01:11 PM
1 Replies and 1236 Views No Tips - No Tricks - Just a question  1236  1 Started by  Mike Davis hmmm... Gold has existed for millions of years. Waters where gold is found today, is almost never where it was millions of years ago. So, wouldn't it be reasonable to believe that most gold is not in most current waters That it exists where you'd likely never think to look Does that mean we have to think like a gold nugget (rock) :-)
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by  KEVIN HOAGLANDJump to last post
29 Apr 2021 04:05 PM
3 Replies and 1259 Views wet you pay dirt before sluicing  1259  3 Started by  sergprinting@sbcglobal.net As funny as it sounds, Gold dose float, so always wet your pay dirt before putting it in the sluice, otherwise your gold could float away and into the next persons sluice. I've learned a lot in a year! Newbie, Sergio
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by  KEVIN HOAGLANDJump to last post
28 Apr 2021 02:38 PM
16 Replies and 3099 Views GMT  3099  16 Started by  pyrography10178@yahoo.com I recently purchased a Whites GMT. It came with the 6'x9' Double D coil and a 8'x14' Sierra Gold Max coil. I took it out to the gpaa claims in the Morristown area. Towards the end of my testing and it was getting hot. I put the big coil on. I got up on this hill overlooking a wash and started detecting. I got this positive zip zip sound. I scraped the loose gravel with my boot and still got a good signal. I scraped down another 2-2 1/2' and found a .04 gram flake of lead. I wish now I had starte...
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by  ROBERT MARTINEZJump to last post
26 Apr 2021 02:58 PM
1 Replies and 1376 Views sluice with Miller table deep well & rubber V mat  1376  1 Started by  sergprinting@sbcglobal.net Hello all, i thought I would share this with all, I'm not pro at getting the fine gold, but I made a sluice frame that doubles as a miller table and also made a sluice with acrylic that goes on top of the miller table frame, so i made this acrylic sluice as a miller table on top with a deep well about 1/3 & the rest i put a shallow V rubber mat that slides in & out under the miller table part for easy clean out, and as you know the miller table is a great way to seperate the gold from the black...
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by  Sergio RamirezJump to last post
17 Mar 2021 02:14 AM
2 Replies and 1176 Views Docs Detecting  1176  2 Started by  scubajimwood@gmail.com I read an interesting article on equipment and tools by Kevin Hoagland in GP Mag. He mentions Doc's Detecting as a source to order Bates boots and some other items. I tried the phone number on their website and just get an automated message that does not sound like a business. Does anyone do business with Docs and can you advise how I can contact them for an order Thank you.
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by  Jim WoodJump to last post
10 Mar 2021 08:39 AM
0 Replies and 605 Views Looking for ANY input on a small hopper.  605  0 Started by  jasewebb@me.com Fellow Prospectors: Kind of an odd scenario going on, without going into to much detail, limiting my ability to hold and feed buckets of material into the Raptor. To keep my AU chasing dreams alive, I’m needing to come up with a clever solution. Does anyone know of a hopper set up, which I might mount over the Raptor which could feed into the destruction chamber, or something similar I usually bring material home and put it through the Raptor in my yard, so it doesn’t re...
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03 Mar 2021 03:34 PM
8 Replies and 4185 Views Blue Bowl: Thoughts if their worth the time & money?  4185  8 Started by  svrebel94@yahoo.com Hi, I have a magic spiral pan but it takes up room when packing on an atv for the weekend. Looking for comments on if the 'Blue Bowl' is a tool that would work well in the back country. Look forward to your thoughts and comments. Jeremiah
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by  Melvin BrownJump to last post
23 Jan 2021 10:47 AM
2 Replies and 2225 Views Dry Washing Thompson Dry Washer  2225  2 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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by  KEVIN HOAGLANDJump to last post
16 Dec 2020 11:21 AM
8 Replies and 11112 Views LDMA MEMBER SELLING MEMBERSHIP - GREAT DEAL  11112  8 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  Galen NelsonJump to last post
28 Nov 2020 02:24 PM
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