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19 Replies and 24913 Views Finding gold in a stream with balloons  24913  19 Started by  charlotte49er Next time you're at Wally World add these items to your list.   Children's balloons, fishing line/string or twine & split shot lead sinkers. (Less than $5.00 total, and it will probably last you all season.) Find a spot in the creek where you want setup equipment then go up stream a bit. (Anywhere from 50' to a 50 yards depending on the stream.) Take about 3ft. of twine string fishing line. Stay away fro ribbon, it floats. (Actually you want about 1 1/2' longer than the stream is dee...
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by  Don WendtJump to last post
18 May 2018 07:56 PM
0 Replies and 821 Views Don't forget this!  821  0 Started by  Krusher So I am camping two miles away from a claim. Had plans of two days sampling and testing out the claim and figuring out where to work it! Day started out awesome and had tent up in 30 seconds. Bbq up ect. A friend asked if I wanted them to stop by i said of course. Well after a couple of reds wicked ales and some time I was slammed with a migraine. Guess what I forgot caffeine !!!! I drink diet coke like my version of water.. So needless to say caffeine on board and now migraine gone.. Sadly I di...
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18 May 2018 07:35 PM
5 Replies and 9645 Views Oklahoma Panning Locations - Where?  9645  5 Started by  deadeyedusty How do we find where it is/is not ok to pan for gold I do not wish to get in trouble, or have to ask constantly. Is there a master map somewhere  
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by  BENNETT HELGERSONJump to last post
15 May 2018 10:48 AM
4 Replies and 16383 Views New prospecting shop  16383  4 Started by  Motherlodeprospecting Hello prospectors. I wanted to add a link to my store. I opened in July. I am located in Lotus, Ca. Right next to Coloma and the state park. I carry hand tools. New and used Items. I rent sluice boxes and a couple different detectors. I have onsite gold panning with gold I dig from various areas. I give panning lessons on site and at the river.   I am a G.P.A.A , Jobe, Bazooka gold Trap, mORE mining and Rothco dealer. I also carry camping, fishing and other outdoor gear. I have firew...
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by  Terrance CieszkiJump to last post
10 Mar 2018 06:01 PM
3 Replies and 3737 Views Prospecting help needed in Arizona  3737  3 Started by  kevbart Hi all, My family and I are in the Phoenix area for just a few more days.  We went up to the Yahoos GPAA claim area all day today with no luck.  We have a Garrett AT Pro metal detector.  We've never prospected for gold in Arizona before.  We currently have 2 more days (December 21 and December 22) scheduled to prospect for gold - but we need help!  We just aren't sure where and how we should be looking.  Is there anyone in the area willing to either chat or give us...
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by  Terrance CieszkiJump to last post
10 Mar 2018 01:40 PM
0 Replies and 1139 Views diamond prospecting  1139  0 Started by  rrhobdy Now that I am retired, I took up the hobby of diamond prospecting.  It uses the same equipment as gold prospecting and very easy to do in some of the most beautiful scenery there is.  If you want to start, try Crater of Diamonds first, where you will get to learn about diamonds.  Then read up on the internet on where there are diamonds to be found elsewhere in the USA.  I prefer Colorado and Wyoming which has a history of finds.  There is an old saying: ' If you want to ...
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02 Mar 2018 09:55 AM
8 Replies and 11455 Views Recirculating Blues: A Slurry Story  11455  8 Started by  Woffie Been stuck indoors working bought paid dirt.  All Prototyping 3D printed equipment for fine work.  Mostly Recirculating equipment with a mini blue Bowl, a mini Gold Cube, various textures on sluice 'plates'.  My problem is dealing with the dirty water obscuring vision and hiding the shiny.  Some of the dirt I have been running could be used to make Egg Shell pottery it's so filled with fine powder slurry. Just the other day I watched a single DigDug on Youtube.  He wa...
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by  Gregory RatcliffJump to last post
01 Mar 2018 10:04 PM
3 Replies and 2270 Views Vacuum Techniques  2270  3 Started by  qso@k6ams.com I just purchased a Royal Manufacturing Gas Powered Bucket Vacuum. I want to learn what tips our prospecting community has to offer me. Do you vacuum up several buckets and take those home to process Or do you recommend processing the material on site. What routine works best for you
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
28 Feb 2018 04:31 PM
3 Replies and 11698 Views Panning practice at home  11698  3 Started by  17CCRAMER@GMAIL.COM My father taught me this. You get some dirt in your gold pan (a normal pan full ) then you put about 10-15 steel BBs into the dirt and mix it in. The steel BBs are not as heavy as gold but heavier than the dirt. Pan normally until you get your 'concentrates' and see how many BBs are left in the pan. This is a good way to see how much gold you are losing when panning also. My father was a professional gold miner for big companies in California and Nevada. His hobby was prospecting. If y...
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by  Terrance CieszkiJump to last post
22 Feb 2018 05:51 PM
5 Replies and 10210 Views weighing gold  10210  5 Started by  dsabbo@sbcglobal.net I have an old vial with a small amount of gold in it.  I would like to weigh the gold to see just how much is in there. I just bought a small digital scale but now I'm wondering just how to weigh only the gold. I can weight an empty vial, but not the amount of water unless it is still mixed in with the gold.  Now, somewhere and long ago, I read an article about just how to do this, but I can't remember where or when or how. Any suggestions as to how or where I might have read about th...
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by  Thomas WentlingJump to last post
10 Feb 2018 07:03 AM
0 Replies and 2996 Views LDMA MEMBER SELLING MEMBERSHIP - GREAT DEAL  2996  0 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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08 Feb 2018 03:57 PM
4 Replies and 5342 Views Quartz vein  5342  4 Started by  shmavy I have found a quartz vein that is about 2 feet wide and , what is visable , about 12 feet long. How do I work this It's in gila national park new Mexico if that makes a difference on how to work it. Thx
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by  DAVE STJOHNJump to last post
12 Jan 2018 01:52 AM
8 Replies and 10843 Views What Classifier Sizes  10843  8 Started by  PaGroundhog I am looking at getting more classifiers. I have the 2 (1/2') and 8 (1/8') mesh classifiers by Keene. I am going to use a 100 for (Blue Bowl and Miller Table). What sizes do you feel are best to add before the 100 mesh or can I just go from the 8 straight to the 100  My concern is having to much to dig through, in the classifier, if I make a big jump like this. Thanks
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by  Thomas WentlingJump to last post
11 Jan 2018 08:23 AM
0 Replies and 1355 Views Hog Canyon Sierra county (hog Canyon claim)  1355  0 Started by  ZUUSUE@AOL.COM Hey members I was just wondering if anybody has any info on the hog canyon claim !! Just wondering if anybody was there and to share any experience thanks all !! and an early Merry Xmas to all !!!  
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03 Dec 2017 03:45 PM
0 Replies and 1106 Views Hog Canyon Sierra county (hog Canyon claim)  1106  0 Started by  ZUUSUE@AOL.COM Hey members I was just wondering if anybody has any info on the hog canyon claim !! Just wondering if anybody was there and to share any experience thanks all !! and an early Merry Xmas to all !!!  
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03 Dec 2017 03:45 PM
0 Replies and 1132 Views Hog Canyon Sierra county (hog Canyon claim)  1132  0 Started by  ZUUSUE@AOL.COM Hey members I was just wondering if anybody has any info on the hog canyon claim !! Just wondering if anybody was there and to share any experience thanks all !! and an early Merry Xmas to all !!!  
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03 Dec 2017 03:45 PM
0 Replies and 1044 Views Hog Canyon Sierra county (hog Canyon claim)  1044  0 Started by  ZUUSUE@AOL.COM Hey members I was just wondering if anybody has any info on the hog canyon claim !! Just wondering if anybody was there and to share any experience thanks all !! and an early Merry Xmas to all !!!  
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03 Dec 2017 03:45 PM
0 Replies and 1107 Views Hog Canyon Sierra county (hog Canyon claim)  1107  0 Started by  ZUUSUE@AOL.COM Hey members I was just wondering if anybody has any info on the hog canyon claim !! Just wondering if anybody was there and to share any experience thanks all !! and an early Merry Xmas to all !!!  
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03 Dec 2017 03:45 PM
2 Replies and 10660 Views south carolina  10660  2 Started by  rkline   I have access to several streams in the Greenville county area of s.c . it is all private property. my question is can I use my 2''  highbanker dredge on these areas, or do I have to deal with permits, any ideas greatly appreciated .    
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by  freddie beckJump to last post
22 Nov 2017 12:05 AM
15 Replies and 23014 Views Dry washers, losing gold  23014  15 Started by  rewipe   I got a Gold Duster dry washer that I bought used a few years ago. I'm getting ready for my gold trip and bought some bags of dirt at the Gold Show. I ran them in my dry washer and then panned the tailings and found some big flakes. What I'm I doing wrong I'm digging dirt on a mountain and classify it down to 1/4 inch and pack it down to the river and run it in my high banker. I was hoping to use the dry washer on the mountain to save me some trips up and down the mountain.  I...
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by  ROBERT MARTINEZJump to last post
14 Nov 2017 12:02 PM
11 Replies and 11924 Views Sensitivity or Gain on your detector  11924  11 Started by  Nugget Shooter   Hi All, Nugget Shooter's tip for today involves setting up your detector's Gain or Sensitivity.... First to those familiar with CB Radios TX Gain is more power out and RX Gain is receive, so this said all metal detectors currently used for the most part are VLF or PI and even ZVT, but all are ruled by their RF function in that if not set properly you will miss targets. So how do you set it up     Quick and simple with PI air tune to eliminate EMI and ground balance in...
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by  ROBERT MARTINEZJump to last post
12 Nov 2017 01:45 PM
14 Replies and 24547 Views FALCON MD 20  24547  14 Started by  garyschwall 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  FRED P MORRISJump to last post
28 Oct 2017 09:04 AM
2 Replies and 11688 Views High banker build just became a longtom  11688  2 Started by  Robert W Was losing gold so added 5 more feet of gold hog Matt's that should catch the all the fine gold
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
10 Oct 2017 04:13 PM
1 Replies and 23717 Views san faranda miners page  23717  1 Started by  larry90805@yahoo.com looking for veterans handicapped like me we can help are selves
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
21 Aug 2017 05:07 PM
10 Replies and 32213 Views Mining Guide ?  32213  10 Started by  Frankn Why doesn't the on line mining guide have a map of the area showing the location The old guide did. The map showed the topography of the area which was very useful.
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
10 Aug 2017 06:16 PM
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