Why I voluteered to be a State Director and why we need more
Last Post 26 Aug 2018 03:40 PM by joseph Loyd. 3 Replies.
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Benjamin CrainUser is Offline
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25 Aug 2018 07:07 PM

     

    The man to my left is a close friend. We met getting water for our cisterns at the pump site. He had just retired from the Army after 33 years of service, two tours in Afghanistan, and one in Iraq. He like myself moved off the grid because a great deal of civilians are complete idiots and hard to be around, we both have our own form of PTSD but speaking the same language having both being Army we developed a bond. I taught him how to pan like I do with a lot of kids and it is a dying art. Now he is part owner of one of the richest claims on the river and with his Combat Engineer experience his help is greatly appreciated. 

     

    I teach people to pan to show them the art, but I also want to teach people the legalities, coordinates, how to file a claim, and how to pass that information down to others. When you are on the river it is peaceful, calm, and pleasing. The paperwork with the BLM can take the fun out of prospecting but it is worth while. If you can change one persons life for the better it is worth while. 

     

    Ask yourself if you have what it takes to file claims, do the paperwork, and teach others? We need more people becoming active and we need to ask our current US President to allow claims to be Patented once again. We need all of your help, please step up and give a hand up, not a hand out.  

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    25 Aug 2018 07:15 PM
    Thank you for your service Ben. Both in the Army and here in the GPAA.
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    26 Aug 2018 03:38 PM
    When we were living in CA I was always teaching people to pan on the river .I always carried a couple of small cheap pans in my truck and would give them to the people.As doing this I have gotten several new members .and some ldma people .I love teaching people how to mine wet or dry .
    Member LDMA and several other clubs in CA.
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    26 Aug 2018 03:40 PM
    Because of my cancer I have had to sit out some outings this year or I would have been there working to teach people.
    Member LDMA and several other clubs in CA.
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