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54 Replies and 44912 Views Detecting In Arizona  44912  54 Started by
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Good afternoon from Arizona, I am a resident of Tucson and have been here my whole life.  I went down by Arivaca and got lucky and found about 9 grams in about 3 hours.  I have been on a dry streak and need to get wet again.  I want to try detecting in a more prosperous area.  Can anybody recommend some claims in Arizona preferably SOUTH of Flagstaff that have been know to produce detectable nuggets  I am brand new to GPAA and still learning the ropes and protocol and ...
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by  Alex PrattJump to last post
19 Nov 2018 02:11 PM
2 Replies and 6025 Views Gold Monster Questions?  6025  2 Started by  Nugget Shooter I am here to help and this is one of a series of training on Minelab's Gold Monster 10000, Once you understand it you will have trouble putting it down... This is a YouTube link, copy and paste into your browser.
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by  WILLIAM SOUTHERNJump to last post
17 Oct 2018 08:10 AM
0 Replies and 1561 Views Detector coil test using gold bug pro and x terra 70  1561  0 Started by So I designed a test to see where under my coils I was actually detecting using bird shot as an example taped to a card with target lines. I made two videos of the test using two different styles of coils to help gpaa members and others with their detecting. I set up both detectors for general detecting. If I was going to be in one spot I would set up my detector hotter or more sensitive. Here are the links. Just copy and paste onto your search bar. https://yout...
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25 Aug 2018 02:10 PM
3 Replies and 19908 Views Burnt River, Oregon  19908  3 Started by I'm going to be heading to eastern Oregon in August to do some metal detecting. I have a 3 day pass for the LDMA Blue Bucket camp and I'm going to check out the 3 GPAA claims on Burnt river. I'll be using a Goldbug2 and I'll be looking for the real small gold. Has any one metal detected on the Blue Bucket camp or any of the GPAA claims on Burnt river. I've had a hard time finding any information or comments from people metal detecting these areas.
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by  GEROLD PERSONETTJump to last post
14 Aug 2018 08:44 AM
3 Replies and 15955 Views Search coils  15955  3 Started by Hey all Got a coil question for you guys. I've always done well in hard hit areas with a 8 inch coil. I generally use a 14 inch coiltek elite and switch to a 8 inch mono commander from mine lab.It really rocks in tight places and on small gold the bigger coils miss.When out last week I switched over to the 8 inch in an area that was really tight with rocks and brush and it freaked out on me. I put it off as interference or something inside the coil cover ( which has tape on the seam). I too...
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by  LEO LORENZJump to last post
21 Jun 2018 07:11 AM
0 Replies and 1437 Views you tube channel for prospectors and kids  1437  0 Started by  elkslayer Greetings fellow GPAA members. I am a member from Montana. About twice a week Elmo and I go out Metal Detecting in the Mountains of Montana. We record our adventures and put them on YouTube. We will be doing some educational videos soon on how we process our samples from dirt in the ground to dirt in a glass vial...Currently we are hitting multiple sites to find one to focus on. We find old cabins from the 1800's on almost every trip. Elmo even found a 65 million year old sea shell on the contin...
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11 Jun 2018 04:29 PM
8 Replies and 18214 Views I am starting to get a fever again, GOLD FEVER that is...  18214  8 Started by  Dixie_Desert_Digger So starting to think more and more of trying some nugget shooting again. I have been so focused on my usual relic hunting since my last nugget shooting adventure in the Arizona Gold Basin last November (2016) that I am thinking a break from it will be nice. Frankly, I haven't paid any attention to the GPAA since my last gold hunt that I am not sure what if any changes have taken place... Did we ever get an online Claims Guide Any changes to the Gold Basin Claims or any new claims in between Go...
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by  Michael SmartJump to last post
18 Apr 2018 05:19 PM
0 Replies and 1649 Views Texas Treasure Show  1649  0 Started by The Texas Association of Metal Detecting Clubs will be hosting the annual expo in Temple, TX, at the Mayborne Convention & Activity Center, 3303 North 3rd Street,  Full details available at Http://
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12 Apr 2018 12:26 PM
0 Replies and 1269 Views Texas Treasure Show  1269  0 Started by The Texas Association of Metal Detecting Clubs will be hosting the annual expo in Temple, TX, at the Mayborne Convention & Activity Center, 3303 North 3rd Street,  Full details available at Http://
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12 Apr 2018 12:26 PM
1 Replies and 5281 Views Garret At Gold  5281  1 Started by  rezz901 My father in law purchased the family a Garret 400. It has been fun and EZ to use. I have since caught a bit if a bug and want to chase NUGGETS!! Can anyone tell me if this is a good unit for gold and if it has been successful.   Thank you
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by  ALBERT REITZJump to last post
05 Apr 2018 07:55 PM
3 Replies and 13041 Views Garrett ATX (Y or N)  13041  3 Started by for thinking about eventually getting the Garrett ATX Deepseeker Package...but id like to know your personal thoughts/thoughts/opinions.....leave a msg....tell me what ya think Thank you - Garrett Hook
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by  Dale FicquetteJump to last post
18 Mar 2018 12:13 PM
2 Replies and 2042 Views Tnx Walt.  2042  2 Started by Recently, I talked to Walt Eason about the inaccurate Lat/Lon at the ADK in the MG. I also found a claim jumper and family up there. Walt suggested I handle such encounters by allowing the jumper to look and if he likes what he finds, join the GPAA club. That is a genius stroke of salesmanship, Walt. That is how I will handle future meetings. Tnx.  ╦╦Ç
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by  Terrance CieszkiJump to last post
03 Mar 2018 12:31 PM
6 Replies and 4151 Views Stanton Area  4151  6 Started by Anyone hunting the Stanton area I will be moving back to Yarnell. I've hunted the area for years. I'd like to trade info and game plans.  ╦╦Ç
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by  Terrance CieszkiJump to last post
22 Feb 2018 10:04 AM
3 Replies and 6166 Views Going to Arizona  6166  3 Started by Heading to Arizona 2 March - 9 March. Looking for some good places to go to do some metal detecting. Any help would be appreciated. 
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by  Gary WhitedJump to last post
20 Feb 2018 05:28 PM
3 Replies and 2046 Views Quartz vein  2046  3 Started by I use a Goldbug2 with a 5' coil and I'm finding a lot of small pieces of wire about the size of course hair, sizes from 1/8' long up to an inch long. I've found them in AZ on the Vulture Bait claim and in CA on the ADK claim. At first I figured it was just old timer trash, but last week I was MD the Vulture Bait claim and found an area of exposed mineralized quartz and the vein seemed to be full of this wire. Does anyone have any thoughts on this or is it just old t...
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by  GEROLD PERSONETTJump to last post
20 Feb 2018 03:51 PM
0 Replies and 1400 Views Whites Goldmaster II  1400  0 Started by Does anyone still use this detector
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09 Feb 2018 08:18 PM
5 Replies and 26751 Views Gold Monster 1000  26751  5 Started by  NevadaCoyote Anyone have any thoughts or time in on this detector. I just got one and have used it in my yard. It seems to do well.
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by  Tommy CartwrightJump to last post
25 Jan 2018 05:34 AM
2 Replies and 28241 Views ADK Claim 40 or 160 acres  28241  2 Started by I was metal detecting the ADK claim in S. CA. a few weeks ago (found my first desert gold, 3 small pieces) is this a 40 or 160 acre claim In the MG it says 40 acres but here in claim info. it states 160 acres, not sure if they have ADK and 6 Feet under claims acres mixed up. 6 Feet Under in the MG says it's a 160 acres. I'm planning on heading that way again in February and want to work both these claims but would like to know the size of them.
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by  GEROLD PERSONETTJump to last post
29 Nov 2017 09:54 AM
8 Replies and 30750 Views Gold Bug 2 vs Gold Bug Pro  30750  8 Started by  T&D Recent move to north Phoenix, Arizona, and new to desert mining. My Background is river sluicing, crevicing, sniping, and a little dredging. I recently tried sampling on a GPAA claim, and felt way out of my element/comfort zone. I found the dry dirt, dust, and dealing with clay a little challenging. However, I do love hiking, exploring and sampling, so I thought I'd give metal detecting a shot for small and shallow gold. ...
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by  Steve JacobsonJump to last post
07 Oct 2017 04:51 PM
2 Replies and 26887 Views Looking for a new set of headphones.  26887  2 Started by  Gold Prospector I am looking for a new set of headphones for my detector and my question is what headphones do you prefer and why is this set better than the others
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
20 Aug 2017 02:28 PM
0 Replies and 2122 Views Metal detecting in San Gabriel mountains  2122  0 Started by Are you allowed to detect in that area or anywhere near it
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17 Aug 2017 11:38 PM
3 Replies and 17754 Views Minelab GPX-5000  17754  3 Started by Let's say I have up to $4000 to spend. I am wondering if there is any reason NOT to buy a GPX-5000. I understand that it would not have the ability of tiny size detection of the GB2, or the depth of the GPZ, but those obvious limitations aside, any thoughts I would be using it everywhere but in water. Thanks!
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by  CHRISTOPHER SATKOWSKIJump to last post
06 Jul 2017 10:42 AM
4 Replies and 7487 Views Minelab Eureka Gold  7487  4 Started by  Hangash Just purchased a Minelab Eureka Gold this year. Absolutely love it. Very fast signal response and an excellent detector in even the trashiest of areas. It's discrimination is unsurpassable. Well worth the 800$. And then to boot the stock coils is a little champ getting into those cracks and crevices. Lots of gold to be found with this detector. Always buy a new detector from a certified dealer so you know your getting a quality machine. I purchased mine on eBay for 800$. Then I purchased a pair...
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by  Dustin OpenshawJump to last post
27 Jun 2017 10:46 PM
2 Replies and 6733 Views 'Noble' elk hunt, but did find many old mines!  6733  2 Started by Whilst chasing elk I have found and GPS'd many old tailings piles and cabins. Thought I would take the ebike and put together an adventure. I have never used a metal detector so looking for some suggestions. I am leaning toward a Garrett ATX. Is this light enough What size coil package Any other suggestions for metal detector I like to keep it simple if possible. I think most of my shooting will be in loose tailings. Thinking I might do some panning too. Might have to bring in a small plast...
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by  Chris WestJump to last post
22 Jun 2017 07:59 AM
2 Replies and 6070 Views Georgia Metal Detecting HELP  6070  2 Started by  peluffo Hi, I recently bought a Metal Detector, Can somebody tell me some places where actually we could use the metal detector in Georgia. I live in the Dunwoody area.  I was some days ago in the GPAA Gold Mine located in dahlonega but I thinks that is just for panning and not for use the Metal Detector. I'm new to this hobbie but I wish to use my new toy I really appreciate any help. I'm interested in gold, silver and any antique hunt. Thanks, Isilio
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by  TIM LEIBELJump to last post
04 Jun 2017 07:30 AM
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