Bad Prospecting Ethics
Last Post 18 Aug 2018 11:51 AM by WILLIAM VAUGHN. 4 Replies.
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J. BellaUser is Offline
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16 Aug 2018 07:26 PM
    I was working the Placer Creek claim in New Mexico yesterday and came across this area where someone had dug along and beneath the Forest Service trail that accesses the claim from Hopewell Lake.  This is along Forest Road 356A.  Not only does this conflict with the standard guidelines of not digging into stream banks ~ one of the conditions the Forest Service is clear about when obtaining authorization to prospect on this claim ~ it's pretty stupid and disrespectful to cause damage to any trail or road we use to access our sites.  Acts like these are what get the FS and other members upset and are detrimental to the GPAA's reputation.  This claim is not private, it's on Public Land and this particular trail is used by hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers, skiers, hunters and anglers, and also may be an emergency ingress and egress route for motorized vehicles should the need arise.  Now this damage is compromising the integrity of the trail and will lead to erosion issues.  The site by the stream where this hole was dug had been worked, but this hole is new and wasn't there earlier this Summer.  It looked like someone had set up a highbanker and processed the material from this hole right there and left the tailings between the road and the stream, and either they or someone else lined the larger rocks along the top.

    Rhonda KaupasUser is Offline
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    17 Aug 2018 12:53 PM
    I used your photo on FB page "Finding Gold in Colorado" as a lesson in what not to do. I gave you photo credit.
    WILLIAM HALLUser is Offline
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    17 Aug 2018 03:15 PM
    Goes against everything (most) of us miners stand for
    Very disrespectful and lowdown laziness

    Bill
    So much river....So little time....Get out there
    Joseph LoydUser is Offline
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    17 Aug 2018 06:14 PM
    stupidity at its best .don't let me see you as you will get in trouble as i have turned in some for misdeeds as this.
    Member LDMA and several other clubs in CA.
    WILLIAM VAUGHNUser is Offline
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    18 Aug 2018 11:51 AM
    No worries, Im retired and will be spending alot of time out for the rest of my life. If I catch you disrespecting any property with stuff like this, I will gladly take pictures and post your face and what you did.
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