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Last Post 08 May 2017 06:53 AM by  Tim Leibel
prospecting buddies--- GA
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Paul Straub
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17 Mar 2014 04:31 PM
    Hello All, Paul here. I live in East Point, Ga. (in between Atl and the airport). My wife and I are LDMA members, we belong to the Buchanan, Ga Chapter of the GPAA.
    Chapter meetings are the 2nd Sat of each month from Mar-Nov.
    Also members of the SGMA ( Southern Gold Miners Assoc.), made up of mostly GPAA members who meet and take care of the GPAA Buchanan claim.

    I have a homemade Gold Hog highbanker/ 2" dredge combo, and a 10 x 36 stream sluice with a 22" super flare, and a 7 x 30 stream sluice, all fitted with Gold Hog mats. Also have some 2" sucker tubes, and classifiers.

    Looking to meet prospecting buddies/partners to go out mining with, as my wife doesn't always want to go. Don't have to be LDMA/GPAA members, as I can take guests with me. (guests on a GPAA claim or LDMA camp can only pan and sluice in the creek/river, unless helping a member run equipment like a dredge or a highbanker) Also looking to go to Ala. Gold Camp soon.

    I'm retired, so I can go just about anytime, (as long as no Doc's appointments). I can camp, as I have a pop-up camper.

    Only thing is when my truck is loaded, my truck is LOADED. So transportation is necessary if you have alot of equipment, or more than one person is going along. If you're just panning or sluicing, or going along as a guest, my truck is doable.
    ELIZABETH SMITH
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    29 Mar 2014 08:02 PM
    Hi. Sue and Stewart Smith from Alabama. We're about 2 hours from you. Been to the Alabama Gold Camp. Some Real good people there. Haven't been any other places as of yet. Plans for the future to check out a few other sites not too far from us. WE are weekenders unless the Hubby has other obligations. We have the Gold Hog. Love it Lots of equipment that he knows about and I don't But would enjoy checking out new and different.We have our own equipment and no problems with transportation. Also have a 24 ' camper. Have a Great Day. Sue
    Tim Leibel
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    02 Apr 2014 08:02 PM
    Hi, Tim Leibel in Milton FL,by way of California a month ago. about 4- hours from you but also semi retired and would love to make the drive up to meet some others and have some fun. I am a GPAA member so I can also bring guests. I am pretty new but have a 24 Inch sluice and a Royal MFG Highbanker/recirc setup that is great as it is easy to carry around, plenty of pans, classifiers, buckets etc to set up a whole gang of people or kids. My wife and I are looking into a toy hauler setup so we can also camp.
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    03 Apr 2014 06:09 AM
    Hi, I am a bit north of you in Anderson, SC. Let me know if you want to get together at Oconee sometime. I camp out there most weekends that I can.
    Tim Leibel
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    04 Apr 2014 07:25 PM
    Hey all, there is also a great GPAA Chapter based on the Buchanan Claim and maintain it. Here is their website http://www.sgma.webs.com/. I understand their monthly meeting is next Saturday. I am planning to go to meet the club and join them if I can.
    Paul Straub
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    04 Apr 2014 08:40 PM
    Hey Tim, Saw your post on the SGMA site.   I'm a member and will be there Sat.   See ya at the Farm.     Paul
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    04 Apr 2014 08:44 PM
    Hey James,  I plan on visiting oconee soon.   Just have to finish getting my camper ready.   Will try to head up there in late April, early May.   Paul
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    07 Apr 2014 05:00 PM

    Hi Paul,

    My name is Richard. I live in NC. I was hoping to come to the buchanan claim as part of my summer Vacation. I hope to camp and dredge for 3 days or so. I have a 2.5 inch gold buddy dredge, right now it is suction but I hope to have it "rigged as a powerjet by then(its not too important but thats the plan. I am working the bugs out @ Thermal City gold mine in NC. I have went 3 times and went from having a rock overloaded set-up to actually finding a tee-tiny nugget. : ). I am a gpaa member. Anywho I was hoping you knew what I was getting into should I go there. THX 

     

    Tim Leibel
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    08 Apr 2014 05:40 PM
    Thanks Paul, GPS is programmed and gear is laid out to load. I am planning to go up Friday evening as it is 5 hours from here and want to be fresh for a day on the claim on Saturday.
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    10 May 2014 11:27 PM
    Prospector / miner . Blairsville Georgia . Allan geldean. Let's go Gold Getten ... Contact me if you need a Gold grubbin buddy in the north Georgia mountain areas. Flexible schedule. Gold sluice , panning or detecting is fine with me.
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    12 Dec 2016 05:58 AM
    Hi paul my name is michael me and my wife are going to Georgia in may for two weeks for honeymoon and to pick up my daughter from college. Im a gpaa member and we are planning on going to the gold n grubbin mine and run my 4 inch dredge. I found out they dont allow camping. Do you know of any places to camp close by even one i could camp and run my dredge, would love to let wife find gems while i get the gold.lol i have detectors (9) 1 underwater good for 125ft,sluicebox ,4 inch dredge keene with honda motor, but wife and daughter want gems. Can you help? You could meet there we will be there may 6 or 7 for at least 8 days. Thanks
    Robert Scarborough
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    30 Jan 2017 06:00 PM
    Hi Mike !
    Check your Mining guide. The LDMA Loud mine is about 2 miles down/upthe Town Creek Rd from the
    GoldnGem on Abbé Helton Rd.
    The Loud Mine has 50 RV water/electric hookups. It also has a bath house, a RV dump station,
    on site camp managers. Facilities for panning, high bankers, and dredging. There is $8 per night
    Camp fee for the full hookup. $3 per night for a dry camp. No hookups. But, the water, bath house
    And meeting house facilities are available to all.
    The camp meeting house has a nice kitchen, satellite tv, and a coffee pot that always seems to be on.
    The camp managers are great! "Croc" is the greatest friend and camp manager you will ever meet.

    The GoldnGem use to offer camping. Wonder if it just doesn't offer RV camping during the winter.
    They are just downstream from the Loud Mine. Next door neighbors, eh?

    Well, enjoy and POR - Press On Regardless!
    Cristien Breton
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    02 May 2017 01:35 PM
    Hi my name is cristien im living in FL I wanted to know if the Buchanan lease is still open I would like to leave in the am to come prospecting
    Tim Leibel
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    02 May 2017 04:23 PM
    Cristien

    The Buchanan farm lease is still a valid claim. Curvins Cow Pasture in Alabama is about an Hour Southwest of there and also is still open. It was recently added to. If you are on Facebook please come join https://www.facebook.com/groups/143722272832584/ A Florida GPAA/LDMA group to share information.
    BILL WYNN
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    05 May 2017 09:10 AM
    We will be there next weekend digging Gold so come on up and join us.
    Bill
    Tim Leibel
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    08 May 2017 06:53 AM
    Cristien, if you can go next weekend, you should. The chapter at Buchanan are great folks. I am a member though I don't get to see them much due to my crazy life. You will have a great time and learn a lot about Southeast gold.
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