CRAPY CLAMES NO GOLD BUT ALLWAS GET THE BILL
Last Post 01 Oct 2018 03:52 PM by Joseph Loyd. 70 Replies.
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ROBERT WRIGHTUser is Offline
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01 Apr 2018 11:24 PM
In my experience, it's difficult to go somewhere new and immediately find gold. I have to get to know the place. Read the ground and try to imagine what it looked like 1000 or 10,000 years ago and how the rocks, reefs and sediment have eroded and flowed. If you can learn to do that, you'll begin to find gold on a regular basis. I was lucky in that even though I had always wanted to look for gold, I was introduced to it in Australia where I was able to go out day after day for months and months at a time. My introduction was a 5 day trip and was with two fellas who knew their stuff. That first trip I came back with a 3 grammer and a 3.67 ounce specimen. I though "hell that was easy!". I went right out and spend a couple of thousand on a detector. Then I didn't find another piece for a year of looking almost every day! Very, very gradually the periods in between finds got shorter and shorter.

Now 4 out of 5 days when I can get out, I return with some amount of gold, almost always nuggets. I Recently found a nice crystalline 3/4 ounce nugget at 10,000 feet, on top of a ridge West of Denver, about 11" down under the dirt . In the same hole there were three separate rocks with chunky gold veins running through them. All up, I think about 2 ounces total out of one hole. It was probably my forth or fifth time being there, but somehow I just had a feeling that there was something there. Don't just stick to the GPAA claims. Learn to understand gold. Do your research on local historic mining regions and go have a look. The old timers knew what they were doing. If they didn't find gold, they didn't eat. Don't give up because there's still plenty out there.
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04 Apr 2018 05:41 PM

I do agree with you to Some point, not all the claims listed are going to have gold that is easy to find, some claims are very rich with gold but you have to work for it. There are a few claims no matter where you dig or how deep you dig you will find a few flakes here or there. The best thing I can suggest is to get involved with your local chapter and look for more claims in order to drop the ones that are over worked. Become active in your chapter if you want things to change. Hope you find new grounds and may your pan be full of color..

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02 Aug 2018 07:32 AM
Finding gold is great but as far as I'm concerned I'm in it for being outdoors.campfires.seeing different landscapes.simular to my love of surf fishing.not about the catch but the ocean therapy I get.
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03 Aug 2018 03:03 AM
I totally agree - it is therapeutic to get outdoors and go on the hunt. I have found literally pounds of lead so far, but only three tiny specs of the good stuff. Obviously, I have no clue what I am doing but reading, watching, and trying to learn so hopefully over time I will find some more. If not, at least I am not stuck in the office...
Joseph LoydUser is Offline
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03 Aug 2018 06:50 PM
if you are finding lead the gold will come .I teach people how to pan with lead shot.good luck.
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BRAD HATTUser is Offline
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19 Sep 2018 06:48 AM

 Ive only been to two claims so far, got gold on Both claims, 

Greg MillerUser is Offline
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19 Sep 2018 09:04 AM

Hi Brad,

Glad to hear you've been successful at both claims so far. If you haven't already, please leave reviews on the claims you've visited in the online Mining Guide. It's easy to do, and your feedback will help other members to also find success in the field. Simply click the Properties tab at the top of the page to get started.

Great job! Keep it up!

 

Greg

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19 Sep 2018 05:12 PM
I have found gold on every property I have been on, not always alot, but I haven't been skunked yet. ALSO, if you are doing this to get rich in $$ you made the wrong investment. Its rich in other ways. If you are not finding gold on these properties maybe you should do a little more research and learn yourself some stuff.
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24 Sep 2018 08:09 AM

An Old Timer told me once as we sat at the bar in Dolan Springs, prospecting is alot like fishin. You get a couple hits then nuthin. Change the bait and keep going. For most of us we realize this is just another hobby which usually cost a little money. The rewards are good exercise, fresh air if your not dry washin, a chance to talk to people with the same interests and a good chance to get a rare element out of the earth no matter how big or small. THRILLING !!  Ya my hands hurt, and my feet hurt but beats sitting on a barstool waiting to die.

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27 Sep 2018 01:03 PM
I am really new at this prospecting thing. I figure that if gold was easy to find it wouldn't be worth much or everyone and their brother would be out raking it up.


I haven't been to a GPAA claim yet but plan to visit one or more in November but I already consider my membership to be money well spent. I have found quite a bit of useful information besides where the GPAA claims are in the Mining Guide. Do I expect to find a lot of gold the first time I visit a GPAA claim? Not really, but it would really be nice Some have said that there is a steep learning curve to prospecting and I believe it. I have already learned things that I had never thought about.


I am still getting over losing over half of one lung and figure that I need an enjoyable way to get some exercise and check off something else on my bucket list. I am really enjoying learning about something I don't know much about and am looking forward to meeting some of you along the way. (From some of the posts on this forum there are some that I can do without meeting as well )


Instead of complaining, why not try to figure out what you don't know yet. One thing I have learned over my years is that the person who catches the most fish is the one who goes fishing the most.
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01 Oct 2018 03:52 PM
Lloyd you will get some exercise out of it .I am getting over lung cancer and it is my exercise.Good luck.
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