I have an older Garmin 530HCx
I asked for a GPS hand held for christmas, not expecting anything really = few dollars, Santa was very good to me
Depending on your location, software loaded, you may consider getting something that will accept an SD card with loaded topo's and other maps
GPS comes in very handy for many reasons and abilities
Jumping a claim is someone "claiming" over another claim to sell or ?, what you dont want to do is "high grade" anothers claim, going on someone else's claim taking minerals
You can do most anything on a valid mining claim, except mine for minerals. You can camp, fish, swim, walk the dog, no mining "IF" the claim is valid
Generally speaking, you should never let someone point a gun at you, "most" folks out there are there for the fun pleasure of being out. Be respectful but peaceful, expect the same
I have been lied to about a claim, after doing the research, I learned differently.
Dont believe everything you hear, research it
Get out and find the fever.
So Much River So Little Time...Get Out There