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4 Replies and 8356 Views Randy's New Gold Adventures Forum Now On-Line!  8356  4 Started by  C-17A Hey GPAA Gold Prospectors... Well, after some on-line effort and much waiting..... I simply couldn't recover my 'old' Gold Adventures web site Forum on createforumhosting.com.   So, I have started up a brand new Gold Adventures Forum at a different hosting site and we'll just have to start over... PLEASE join and/or rejoin my 'new' Gold Adventures Forum: Located here off my web site page:    http://goldadventures.biz/new_forum Or, directly to the Login page: ...
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
02 Dec 2015 07:47 PM
2 Replies and 5691 Views I need help on what types of equipment to use  5691  2 Started by  kyleclay I need help on trying to determine what kind of equipment I can use or convert to for 25 dump truck loads of sapphire ore I have access to. I would like to go through about 20 five gallon buckets per day. Any advice will be helpful. Just to give you an idea of what I have already done, I used a screen to wash the material about two coffee cups at a time and it took me two days to go through 3 five gallon buckets.
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by  ANTHONY BAILEYJump to last post
29 Nov 2015 05:14 PM
8 Replies and 5508 Views Carrying nuggets in the field  5508  8 Started by  tpleibel@gmail.com I am unfortunately Diabetic. My own fault and genes but I have to test my blood several times a day. The little containers that the test strips come in are plastic and have a seal that makes them air and water tight. I carry one on my pocket to put any nuggets or interesting gems etc. in.  If you have friends that are diabetic, they will have lots of these laying around.  If not come ask me on a claim, I always carry about 10 or so in my supplies to share.
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by  Brad LambJump to last post
05 Nov 2015 06:52 AM
1 Replies and 8700 Views Gold Trails on YouTube  8700  1 Started by  GregMiller Good Day Prospectors!  Has anyone been checking out the new Gold Trails YouTube Channel We're working on getting a lot more videos up there to help everyone find more gold! Let us know what you think so we can make sure we're putting up the videos that people want to see. Here's the link -> http://www.youtube.com/goldtrailstv Happy Prospecting!!
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by  ED GREANYJump to last post
04 Nov 2015 10:04 AM
6 Replies and 8872 Views Gold Pans  8872  6 Started by  dmcelyea@gmail.com Good morning folks.  In the new Pick and Shovel is an article on the world's best panner's competition in Spain.  I have looked high and low for the type of pan they are using.  It seems almost impossible to pan 40 lbs of dirt in a little over a minute.  Anyone got any info on these pans  Thanks
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by  Julia McCormackJump to last post
20 Oct 2015 04:43 PM
3 Replies and 4928 Views Roaring Camp CA  4928  3 Started by  Riggerson My brother and I will be spending 4 days at Roaring Camp in early September and will not be purchasing a pile of dirt. Anyone have any prospecting tips/suggestions that would help us maximize our chances of success there We'll have gold pans, a few crevacing and digging tools and an Angus M sluice. Traveling from Ohio, I'm just excited to have a real chance to find anything but specks and flakes!
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
04 Sep 2015 02:45 PM
2 Replies and 5394 Views Tulare County Prospecting  5394  2 Started by  GP1400 Hello. I'm new. Are there any places to prospect in Tulare County I live in Exeter, CA. Any assistance will be appreciated.
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by  Gabriel PerezJump to last post
03 Sep 2015 06:53 PM
18 Replies and 14050 Views Western Colorado Rookie  14050  18 Started by  JasonShelley Hi Everyone,  I have recently picked up panning and prospecting. I have been in it for a couple months now and am learning most from the web and a few shows on the outdoor channel. My biggest problem is actually pinpointing the gold. I have gone to a couple places where gold mines are in teh area. But alas, I caome up with nothing. I live in Mesa county (Grand Junction) Colorado. Any advise or even specific areas where people have had luck would be helpfull.
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by  Benjamin CrainJump to last post
09 Aug 2015 10:49 AM
2 Replies and 6867 Views feather river (need info)  6867  2 Started by  davidaleessr@hotmail.com looking for info on the feather river..any tips tricks
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
17 Jul 2015 12:02 PM
9 Replies and 8996 Views Pump power supply  8996  9 Started by  ScottSn3@aol.com I'm thinking about buying a 12 volt pump that draws 1.8 amps for use at home to do a little garage prospecting. Rather than get a battery for it I have a Radio Shack unregulated 12 volt 1.75 amp power supply. Would that work in place of a battery
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by  Scott LeidenbergerJump to last post
30 Jun 2015 05:37 PM
3 Replies and 6954 Views panning  6954  3 Started by  akgoldseeker have trouble with finger and hand fatigue while panning try this,go to hardware store and buy a smooth cupboard handle and mount it on outside of goldpan where it is comfortable to grip with your fingers. this greatly reduces finger and hand fatigue while panning.a handle comes with mounting screws at a cost of about 2 bucks,and helps tremendously try it as soon as you get used to it you'll be greatful for the idea may your pan turn yellow and enjoyment of panning increase.good luck to all
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by  DON TAYONJump to last post
11 Jun 2015 02:45 AM
44 Replies and 23202 Views Rattlesnakes  23202  44 Started by  jdslayiii@gmail.com
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We encountered a Black Southern Pacific Rattlesnake on the trail at Bautista Placer, as we headed back to our vehicle yesterday 4-15, we weren't wearing snake chaps but will be wearing them next time. Walk with caution and wear your chaps!
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by  Benjamin CrainJump to last post
07 Jun 2015 11:01 PM
4 Replies and 6307 Views Sun Shade  6307  4 Started by  dmcelyea@gmail.com The wife and I are planning an adventure in prospecting in New Mexico this month.  We have been searching for a canopy of some kind to take along as we are both aged and will need some shade.  I cannot understand why a canopy costs more than a good tent.  It makes no sense.  I had a brain fart this morning.  4 ten foot lengths of pvc pipe, a cheap tarp, cheap tent stakes and paracord. Has anyone tried this method
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by  Don McElyeaJump to last post
17 May 2015 08:12 AM
4 Replies and 9105 Views Floating very fine gold Recovery  9105  4 Started by  BoooYA316 It's very hard to recover fine gold or flour gold maybe I can help with issue. Some times gold floats due to clays oils from vegetation. don't worry buy an inflatable kids pool and fill your bucket full of water and let the clays and dirty water wash your gold out of the bucket into the pool by swirling the matirieal around with your hand and tilt the bucket so that the gold washes out. then use my method in this link with a pump to recover it  http://www.goldprospectors.org/Community/Forum...
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by  Benjamin CrainJump to last post
06 May 2015 06:20 AM
2 Replies and 8320 Views Dry Washer Operation  8320  2 Started by  gchilders3@cox.net I have a Keene 140 (old style).  I have been searching for a video showing the does and don'ts on how to operate this equipment.   I would like to see what the riffle board looks like when the machine is running properly.  I know all material is different and the machine should be adjusted to accommodate these differences.  I would like to know the basics on what to look for when it is running correctly and some of the things that would indicate it needs adjust...
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by  Frank LillyJump to last post
29 Apr 2015 06:02 PM
10 Replies and 6495 Views equipment  6495  10 Started by  zziipp I just joined the GPAA and want some advise on the equipment I plan on bringing with me on my first outing. I have a generator, pump, garden hoses, extension cords, gold pan. That's it. Can anyone help me out and advise me on any thing else I should bring with me. I don't have a lot of money so please be gentle. Any help would be gratefully appreciated. Also when would the best time be to start prospecting
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by  Alex SantosJump to last post
27 Apr 2015 01:46 PM
1 Replies and 5075 Views Reporting suspected Claim Jumpers?  5075  1 Started by  crashcrain@gmail.com I am on a GPAA claim with my wife and we are just unloading and two vehicles pull up on a run off trench and 4 men jump out of their vehicles and start digging into the hillside and clarifying dirt as fast as possible. They fill up about 8 buckets of dirt throw them into the back of their truck and vanish. They acted like poachers do, hit the site quick, load up, and hit the road. So when you see people behaving in this manner what is the best way of handling this, call the BLM, police, etc......
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
27 Apr 2015 06:17 AM
0 Replies and 3585 Views Dry washers  3585  0 Started by  Mike333 I have a Keene 151 dry washer.  I've made a few modifications to make it easier to set up, and I changed out the honda, which didn't run unless the choke was half way engaged.  The hopper and riffle tray work very well.  I've panned the tailing and did not find any losses.  Any thought from other 151 owners
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08 Apr 2015 08:15 PM
2 Replies and 8347 Views The Colorado River is basically dead  8347  2 Started by  crashcrain@gmail.com All of the gold that washes out of the Colorado is trapped by a dam a few miles East of Grand Junction and unless you can dig some old clay banks from old floods you might as well as forget about prospecting there. I am sure the State makes a killing on the gold that is deposited at the base of the dam each year, but if you are an amateur prospector just forget about it. I spent the day yesterday teaching my wife the layers and how gold is deposited and the way they set up the dam not one flake ...
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
26 Mar 2015 03:41 PM
8 Replies and 9200 Views desert clasifier  9200  8 Started by  cshirsch Here are few photos of a classifier I made for a friend. I have another one that I made before this but the parts I used for his are readily available at Home Depot. This really increased my production the last few times I went to SW Arizona. I used a wire drawer, a plastic tub. some 1/4' good quality plywood, some light angle-aluminum, and 1/4' hardware cloth. The drawer fits perfectly into the tub but is still easy to remove so you can dump the larger material. I used mine for about 10 days of...
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by  CHRIS HIRSCHJump to last post
23 Mar 2015 05:58 AM
5 Replies and 10698 Views Sampling Tips and Techniques to Find New Areas?  10698  5 Started by  alohajim I have been using two sampling methods to find new areas to prospect.  First is either bring water or use available water to pan and finish pan samples on site. If there's the slightest bit of gold it will show up in the finish pan. I'll sample at different depths and locations at one site. The next way is to take samples from an area in quart ziplock bags or larger buckets, label the bags for location, then either pan and finish pan them at home or run them through my gold cube t...
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by  Don McElyeaJump to last post
17 Mar 2015 10:48 AM
5 Replies and 12407 Views maps of LDMA claims  12407  5 Started by  mrbillwej Are there any maps of the LDMA claims If yes, where can I obtain copies, if no, Why NOT I am a life member and I noticed that the LDMA handbook only has locations, but no site maps of the claims.  I would also like to see the LDMA acquire more claims in the Southern Gold Belt. Any help will be appreciated, Bill-
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by  E. JIM/PAM HANEYJump to last post
16 Mar 2015 04:44 PM
1 Replies and 8464 Views DIY bucket classifier  8464  1 Started by  JeepGold Found a cool way to make your own bucket classifiers.  Maybe everyone already knows this but I thought I'd share since I'm geeked up on saving the money.  I googled how to do this and results came up on how to cut a bucket about 6 inches down, then cut the original bucket again about 4' down. Lay the screen of choice over the 2nd cut piece then wedge the two together. YEAH RIGHT! I spent and hr trying to do this, cutting myself on the trimmed mesh, NO WAY it was happening. At that po...
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by  John HilligossJump to last post
27 Feb 2015 02:49 PM
2 Replies and 6475 Views Don't overlook the quartz! Even in placer claims!  6475  2 Started by  CrazyCrusher &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: 0.1in; line-height: 120; } &60;&47;&115;&116;&121;&108;&101;&62; I recently sold a crusher to a geologist out of Las Vegas. He opted to make the short drive here instead of me shipping it. Glad he did! What a great guy! He even brought me 8 dvd's jam packed with over 2,000 files. (Video, Doc, PDF, etc) with tons of stuff on gold, pr...
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
12 Feb 2015 05:32 PM
3 Replies and 6600 Views Poison Oak  6600  3 Started by  rockkingron@gmail.com   Just because it is winter time, one is not safe from getting poison oak. In the fall, the leaves dry up and drop off the poison oak plant and the sap / oil gos down into the root system. All one has to do is dig into the roots and presto a rash can appear. So if you are one of the unlucky ones that can catch this crud, forget the ' Calamine Lotion '. The best product that will stop this crud dead in it's tracks from spreading, that I have found, is ' Tecnu '. Tecnu can be found at most st...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
31 Jan 2015 07:53 AM
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