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Paul Louly
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08 Jun 2015 01:58 PM

    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!

    DON EVANS
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    08 Jun 2015 02:08 PM
    Hey Paul......NO SPAM!! LOL! Just kidding!
    Paul Louly
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    08 Jun 2015 02:24 PM
    No problem Don. Unless there is an overwhelming request for the food product then we may have to consider that!
    Benjamin Crain
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    08 Jun 2015 06:12 PM
    Empty Frame Back packs with a fold out bottom. These are mainly used by Hunters to attach quartered large game and then to hike it out. But these empty fold out frames also work great for carrying out a bucket full of dirt and allows the prospector to build their own based on what they need. I saw one of these in a store and should have bought it on sight, but they were sold out a week later when I returned. They allow you to attach what you want and need and build your own, but also have the fold out shelf to sit a bucket down on. The one in particular that is the most useful has an extendable top which allows the prospector to attach a light weight sleeping role, attach shovels and pics, or any other gear they want to carry to include fishing poles, and then keep the heavy weight at their core where their balance is.

    I know most people use ATV's and trucks to get to their digs sights, but for the people still really getting out there off the trails these are incredibly valuable. Even if they are even having to hike back a half mile to their truck, that is a bucket full of dirt they are not having to carry with their arms for a half mile.
    TIM LEIBEL
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    08 Jun 2015 08:05 PM
    A really well designed prospectors pick. Like what Kevin has used metal detecting on Gold Trails.
    ARTHUR WAUGH
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    09 Jun 2015 06:22 AM

    Set of crevice tools that are well made and somewhat reasonably priced.

    BC-  Out here we have a store chain that carries they type of pack frame.  Should be easy to come by at a Bass Pro or Cabellas, Sportsmans Warehouse, etc.

    Paul Louly
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    12 Jun 2015 11:04 AM
    Thanks for all the ideas guys. We are definitely looking at some picks and crevice tools to offer in the future, namely a pick and shovel combo that's similar to the military grade ones out there. The backpack is a great idea as well and will just have to find a place where we can buy them in bulk. We may have to settle for some regular backpacks or carrying bags for the time being, but we'll let you know.

    Any other ideas out there? Thanks again for all the help!
    Benjamin Crain
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    12 Jun 2015 03:25 PM
    Any chance somebody out there makes a ceramic crucible the right size and shape that all it requires is that you pour your gold in and put a torch to it to melt it into a button? Most crucibles and cupels are really cheap, I would love to see one that is so simple you just dump your finds into it and then take a torch to it to melt your finds, small enough to be pocket sized and done in the field without blowing your fine gold away or having to add flux, lead, or amalgamite?
    PAUL STRAUB
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    12 Jun 2015 10:33 PM
    Check this out Ben, it uses 2 butane torches, I think it will do up to a 6 oz bar. It comes in several different size kits.

    http://www.goldrushtradin...ting_kit/31502/32427

    Paul
    Benjamin Crain
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    13 Jun 2015 10:33 AM
    Thanks for the tip, for the price that appears to be quite the nice setup, and simple. Now I just need to find the 6oz to melt.
    Jim Locke
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    13 Jun 2015 10:41 AM
    Benjamin,
    Could also check www.makeyourowngoldbars.com 

    http://www.makeyourowngol...nace-kits?orderby=10
    Steve has alot of this type of thing also.
    Take care, happy huntin'

    Jim

    Jim Locke
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    16 Jun 2015 04:19 PM

    In regards to new store items.....Something that could be pretty useful around my neck of the woods is snake gaiters. Could maybe even be GPAA logo branded??? I'd buy a couple pair myself.

    Jim

    jesse loucks
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    24 Oct 2015 02:07 PM
    12 volt crack vac...hand dredges..magnets...
    Brad Lamb
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    27 Oct 2015 12:04 PM
    GPAA/LDMA tested and approved knee-high boots.

    I had a real problem with my 2 week old Columbia Brand at Loud Mine over the weekend.

    ROBERT BEAN
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    09 Nov 2015 03:27 PM
    Here is a couple of ideals;
    A cheap cover to protect the cards and maps that we need to carry.
    A small solar charger that rolls up for recharging batteries in the field.
    A small first aid kit to bandage those boo boos we all get in the field.
    An info panplet that gives usefull info on apps that might come in handy ( IE , phone apps that handle locations [ GPS / etc] on the phone , useful recipies on a good trail mix that can be carried out in case of emergicies [ some for dietetics would be useful] .)
    Paul Louly
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    12 Nov 2015 10:39 AM
    Hey guys,

    Thanks for all the great ideas.

    Here are a few more from Walt in our claims department to think about:

    -Assortment set of small tools for getting into cracks in rocks with small pry tools like for harvesting crystal plates or fire agate.
    -Loops, good quality can be had real cheap, also I got one that has led and led black lite on it.
    -Large Forceps with different types of ends.
    -Small individual first aid kits, bee sting kits.
    -Small led t7 or 8 bulb flash lights
    -Same as above only with head gear for walking at night.
    -Long and short wave battery operated black lights, to id minerals and creatures at night.
    -Signal mirrors, fire (magnesium) starters, compass.
    -25 or 50 foot lengths of para cord for camp tie downs.
    -Assortment of books like: mineral id w/ color pictures, the Spanish treasure sign books"

    Keep them coming and we'll update everyone as soon as we can, thanks again!
    ARTHUR WAUGH
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    12 Nov 2015 11:52 AM
    Along the lines of the 12V crack vac idea, how about one run off of something like DeWalt or Craftsman 18 to 19.2V drill batteries.  Easier to carry a couple of those in the field than even a motorcycle gel battery.
    ROBERT SCARBOROUGH
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    12 Dec 2015 03:46 PM
    How about some "Peace Offering" gifts for that significant other to make up or celebrate the separation time?
    I got one of those small cuddly donkey with the little black t-shirt on it. It seemed to help.
    Maybe offer one with a pink shirt?
    The pink colored gold pan didn't seem to work.
    But, the fuzzy little ass with the t-shirt did.

    P O R - Press On Regardless
    TIM LEIBEL
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    12 Dec 2015 06:32 PM
    How about a license plate. Those of us that live in 1 plate states would love to advertise our favorite pastime.
    Brad Lamb
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    13 Dec 2015 01:25 AM
    Posted By TIM LEIBEL on 12 Dec 2015 06:32 PM
    How about a license plate. Those of us that live in 1 plate states would love to advertise our favorite pastime.

    Tim,

     

    I second that!

    JEFF MARTIN
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    15 Jan 2016 06:25 PM

    I had a plate made that says (GoldMnr) for Arizona.  1 Plate state, so 1 on my truck for a license plate.  1 on front of my motorhome to display my passion.  May work in other states.

     

    JEFF MARTIN
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    15 Jan 2016 06:26 PM

    Aurthur,

     it is a great idea, we tried the Dewalt vac and works great.  More than enough run time, light weight.  Thanks for the thought.

    ADAM ANDREWS
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    19 Feb 2016 08:27 PM
    An idea for the store is the J hook that's pictured in my Gold Mining Bucket thread. It can securely hook your Pan & Classifier on the outside of your bucket. It works great.

    GARY SCHWALL
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    27 Feb 2016 10:06 PM
    How about bigger pay dirt bags with less dirt and more gold !! you only have one small bag give the GPAA members bigger nugget bag with a give a way or a nugget prize to boost sales and help with them gold fever blues on them rainy boring days gold gold gold fever!!!!
    BRENT DAUGHERTY
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    12 Mar 2016 09:56 PM
    I was looking to buy another gpaa safari hat, but dont see them available any more. They were really good quality.
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