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Last Post 28 May 2017 03:31 PM by  JERRY BARTSCH
Eastern Washington Northern Idaho and western Montana
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John Dykstra
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02 Aug 2014 11:18 AM
At least you made it. Did you use nf 2349 that turns into nf152? How far did you have to hike? Any land marks to look for?
MAURICE AUSTIN
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05 Aug 2014 09:30 AM
Hi Mike, Where in western MT? I am in missoula
GARETH DAVIS III
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07 Aug 2014 07:02 AM
I live in Spokane. Looking to get out again soon. Trying to get Gazelle intense about paying off some debt so I need to find some color. I think I'm heading down to the claims in Clearwater County, ID. In September. Any info on those claims?
Mark Baldassare
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30 Jan 2015 12:41 PM
I am interested I live in sequim, wa. I have a small truck and am very new to this but would love to start something with you. I just signed up as a member and waiting on my claims guide and other items. i am not sure how far spokane is from sequim but i am going to google it as soon as i am done with this reply.
GARETH DAVIS III
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31 Jan 2015 09:21 AM

quite a drive from Sequim. 6hrs? Plenty of claims on the west side for you. I think there are a couple of chapters over there too. Happy hunting.

Mark Baldassare
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01 Feb 2015 09:20 PM
ok thank you i will sure look into the chapters over here. thanks
John Dykstra
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02 Feb 2015 06:56 AM
Time to start thinking about the Kevin claim again. I still have my notes on how to get there and will try around the mid of March.
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04 Mar 2015 06:40 AM
I only do detecting but I am curious about the Kevin claim. Think I will research it more when I get back and see if it's possible to get up there yet.

Right now I am in Yuma visiting my parents and signed up with GPAA only to then find out that they have virtually no claims anywhere I am interested in. Nothing immediately around here and nothing through central Nevada. Kind of disappointing.
Figure I may as well make the best of it and check out the one claim they do have near me at home. Not sure yet but I think I may actually be able to take my atv out the backside of the lake and ride into that claim. lol
Won't do that but it might be interesting. I may take a drive up there as far as I can to at least familiarize myself with the area.

Might as well make the best of it.
DAVID NEWSOM
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15 Mar 2015 04:45 AM
Hey John, Its mid March and I was wondering if you tried getting to Kevin. Let me know if your going anytime soon and maybe I'll join you. Are you going to the gold show this weekend in CDA? I should be going Saturday. Take care
John Dykstra
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26 Mar 2015 08:22 PM
David I take it I missed a gold show. As for Kevin not yet. I am putting a simple carpet kit together and will finish it this weekend. Thinking weekend of 4 April to try to make a run to explore the area. I would like a copilot if your inclined to make a run that way. The weekend of 11 Apr I am going to Duisenburg for a week of prospecting. Is there a way to contact you.
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02 Apr 2015 10:14 AM
509 863 3924. I have to work Saturday night. I could go Friday or very early Saturday morning but I need to be home by 3 to get some sleep. The weather isn't supposed to be great this weekend. I was considering driving to Libby Mt friday and seeing how the river is looking. Let me know what your thoughts are. You can text me or call.

-Dave
John Dykstra
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06 Apr 2015 06:11 AM
Yea the weather did not look good and the river by me is real high. My next chance to get out is the weekend of 25 Apr. or 2 May. You work nights so when is a good time to call? I will report on how my Duisenburg trip went when I get back on 18 Apr.
DAVID NEWSOM
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17 Jun 2015 05:06 AM
Geez, I guess I am a little late responding, Sorry. How was duisenburg? I havent gone out very much this year so far. Ive been saving my pennies for an Alaska trip in July. Ill be hitting up abotu 5 different claims plus anything else I can dip a pan into. Hoping to bring some color home.

I recently signed up with that North Idaho group. Are you familiar with them? I did hit up one of there claims a couple of weeks ago. I made a steep hike that about killed me. It was beautiful but I found no gold at all. Not sure why. I'd like to get to some of their other claims and see if my luck changes.

Anyway, take care
John Dykstra
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24 Jun 2015 09:15 PM
Had a great time in Duisenburg. Doing that type of prospecting is hard but fun. Learned a lot and will do better next time and I found a little color. I still have not made it out to the Kevin claim yet but I think the water is down enough to try. I am off Thursdays through Sundays now so if you want to go and help me find the Kevin claim let me know. I have a 4x4 Dodge Dakota pick up we can take.
Vince Emery
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12 Oct 2015 09:28 AM
Hey folks, new guy here. In lewiston/Clarkston area. Wanting to get my 2.5" highbanker/dredge combo dirty.

Vince
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John Dykstra
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16 Nov 2015 01:21 PM
I was looking at the gold and fish booklet and was looking at times on some creeks and rivers in Pend Oreille county. First the little Spokane river by the town of ELK and according to map quest is about 50 min. from Liberty lake. Then I ran across Lost creek just outside the town of Lost Creek on hwy 20. Has anyone in the Spokane area been in those areas?
DAVID NEWSOM
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13 Dec 2015 11:32 AM

I work in Pend Oreille County. Lost Creek isnt really a town and I am not too familiar with the creek itself but I'll ask some of my deputies what they know about it. I've been up to Sullivan creek a couple times and I know there is quite a bit of color in there but its finding a spot to put in thats the problem. I found a nice spot the last time I went but it was hard to find much color. A small dredge would be the best thing for that creek. Looking for new spots though. So far, Libby Montana is my favorite place and I always find gold. Again, a small dredge though would prove to capture a lot more than just me and my sluice box

 

Dave

John Dykstra
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28 Jan 2016 11:08 AM
Hopefully before the end of March I can get out and check Lost creek. If not I will have to wait un till the end of April when I move to Minnesota to go prospect.
patrick buroker
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12 Mar 2016 08:15 PM
I am in spokane wa just join the gpaa been trying to prospect have not had any success, building a side banker almost finished have a couple sluices and a lot of pans looking to hit some claims when it gets warmer.
Vince Emery
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14 Mar 2016 05:22 AM

Morn'n Patrick,

I'm about 1.5 hours South of you. I'm going to get up around Prichard, Id. and Eagle Creek this summer. There's a place to set up your camper and pay for some creek time on Eagle Creek. I've never been there but might be a fun place to spend a few days or a week.

THOMAS RADEMACHER
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18 Mar 2016 08:20 PM
Vince,
I stayed there a few years ago and we didn't get to prospect much because the weather was crappy. In the last newsletter I saw that the trailer area and many to most of the claims there are for sale. Not sure if that means they are closed or not.
patrick buroker
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18 Mar 2016 09:44 PM
Anybody tried the one 11 miles out side of Libby Montana. i have not been to lost creek, but i have ran around up by flowery trail. still have not found any thing yet.
Vince Emery
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22 Mar 2016 06:12 AM

Morn'n Thomas,

Well I'll be darned! Just communicated with Bob early last week. I was asking about the road conditions around there and to the Kevin claim. He knows I'm going up there as soon as it clears up some. He didn't mention anything about the park or claims being closed. Could all be open until it sells though.

I still want to get up to the Kevin claim. Might be a place to park the camper closer to the claim before the tight horseshoe turn just below the claim. Never been anywhere around that area. Read something a while back about some concrete pillers on the road there someplace. ?????  Guess I'll find out more when I get there.

GARETH DAVIS III
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22 Mar 2016 11:41 PM

Vince. You won't get close to the Kevin claim. It's at least a mile hike from where the road is closed. The pillars you mentioned are on the wrong road. Check my profile and there are some photos I took a couple of years ago. Also search for 'Kevin' in the forum search field. Some better info for you. The claim book is wrong about how close you can get. 

patrick buroker
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09 May 2016 04:04 PM

 

hi, Dave my name is pat I am in Spokane also and have tried, almost every thing north of town with no luck I would like to go to the libby claim I have built a pretty good high banker to really run material I have a engine ran pump on it but, not sure if they would allow that in there, we will have to go to that claim on a Saturday I work alot

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