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Last Post 08 Dec 2018 08:53 AM by LLOYD LOW. 5 Replies.
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LLOYD LOWUser is Offline
Greenhorn
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12 Nov 2018 07:48 AM
    I got into Tucson yesterday.  I am really new to this prospecting thing and plan to check out some GPAA claims in the area.  Have been trying to contact someone from the club here but no luck for the past week.

    Anyone have any advice or area info?

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    Greenhorn
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    13 Nov 2018 03:09 PM
    Took a run up to Mesa today and went by RDH Prospecting.  Had a really good visit with Randy Huyard.  Got to see the prototype of a new product.  Really great guy and very helpful.
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    Greenhorn
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    15 Nov 2018 06:02 AM
    The Greaterville claims are good
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    Greenhorn
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    15 Nov 2018 07:01 AM
    Thanks, Brad. Going to go there today.
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    Sluicer
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    07 Dec 2018 01:08 PM

    How did things work out? How did you do on the trip?

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    Greenhorn
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    08 Dec 2018 08:53 AM
    Well The trip was good and bad.

    Did not get to spend as much time prospecting as I would have liked to. Also found that the driving directions to claims in the Greaterville area won't get you to the claims. Meticulously following the driving directions in the mining guide got me within a couple of miles of one claim and within a mile of the other one. By talking to a local in the area, I did find where one of the claims was but could not find any claim markers and since I did not want to dig on someone else's claim (there are other claims very near the GPAA claims), didn't do much.

    I have found that a handheld gps (or equivalent) is almost an essential tool to find the boundaries of the claims. If you are really good at using topographical maps you could dispense with the gps, but the gps will be much easier and quicker.

    I did pretty much locate two claims around Sierra Vista that I am planning a trip to.

    Overall, was pleased with the trip even though I did not find any gold (didn't dig much at all). I learned enough to make it worthwhile.
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