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Ricky Adams
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23 Mar 2020 06:56 PM
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Adam Broach • 334-401-0471
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Dan Harriger • 706-586-8434
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Burt C Greenfield Jr
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24 Mar 2020 05:10 PM
Hi Steven; My name is Burt Greenfield and I live is Stratmoor valley I am a member of GPAA.
Where do you live in Colorado. You can email me at prospector_41@yahoo.com. So we can get together and talk about Gold.
Scott Leidenberger
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24 Mar 2020 06:30 PM
Steven,

The Homack claim markers may have fallen over or have been taken. Lots of people in that area. Lots of shooting at one time, don't know if it is still like that though.

The Arkansas river can be good. Flour gold is normal so you should not get skunked. A good place to start out is the River Bridge campground. It has parking, camping sites and restrooms. If you are just going for the day you will have to pay. It was $8.00 dollars last year. Take small bills. If camping you need to call and reserve a spot first.
The claim is big so you may find a place down the road to pull off if you do not want to use the campground.
During spring runoff the river is very dangerous. It is a very popular for river rafters as well.
Good luck.
Scott
Steven Boesch
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26 Mar 2020 02:33 PM
Scott,

Thank you for the information.

When I was up at Homack last year I did see three vehicles in the parking lot and several hikers but did not hear any shooting. Maybe that has changed. The north side of soda creek road has many homes and they may have something to do with it.

Thanks again,
Steve

Martin Wormser
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29 Mar 2020 10:36 PM
Exxactly Bill
04 Apr 2020 08:08 PM
Well, Facebook feed has taken away a lot from the Forums. It was way good until some kept saying to lock all out except members. Seems like it went downhill from there. Just my opinion.
Jerry Clagg
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25 Apr 2020 07:42 PM
I agree with Greg, you have a poorly designed and maintained website. I spent hours trying to find claims in Arizona. Whoever you let design your sight was inexperienced with end-user interfaces. Come on, Why do I have to start from the beginning every time I back out of a search? Why can I not search on a web based map. If you plan to continue without plans for updating to a better interface, I feel you will go the way of the Dodo. I will rather spend more money for a usable service, then suffer with what you offer.
Raymond Brown
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27 Nov 2020 11:22 AM
It is what you make it. Attitude is paramount.
Ray & Sue Brown RV’ing our life away! Greenhorn tin panners!
George Mendoza
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22 Dec 2020 10:49 AM
I’m brand new to all this too but I don’t feel like I’m entitled to anything. I ask for help and if someone is willing to share something I consider it a bonus but I certainly don’t expect it. Nobody forced me to do this, I chose the pastime and whether I’m successful or not is on me. You mentioned the “thousands you spent”. Did anyone force you to spend that? How is it someone else’s responsibility to see that you get the satisfaction for those dollars you spent? It’s your money, and completely up to you find that satisfaction.

I bought the membership for access to the claims. That’s about all I expected. Like I said, anything beyond that is a bonus but nobody owes me or you anything beyond that. Maybe you should take a minute to rethink your whole viewpoint.
John Chase
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22 Dec 2020 11:44 AM
Ive been prospecting since 1970 so i have some experience. Firstly i dont. Find it helpful to bash smash or flame anyone or websites. That being said
We have many new prospectors looking for gold that may never have gotten any dirt on their boots. There are many websites and books available to teach prospecting. I find itts best when someone is having issues to actually TALK with people not click to find answers. Join a gold club get out and get dirty. With the value of gold going up there are going to be lots more frustrated flamers.
Burt C Greenfield Jr
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22 Dec 2020 07:04 PM
Hi John my name is Burt C Greenfield and I live in Colorado Springs CO. I would like to know where you live.
You can connect me by email prospector_41@yahoo.com
John Chase
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22 Dec 2020 07:17 PM
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John Day
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23 Dec 2020 08:48 AM
I have a member ship. Took several months to get the magazine. Not sure how long a paper membership card is gonna last in my wallet. Have not had my foot on one claim yet. Being new I was hoping to meet some members. I have several hobbies that all work together. I dont care iof I find gold or not, I just like to get out. Im also in SE New Mexico and still a bit shy and confused about this whole membership thing. Not sure I will renew.
Christopher Caszatt
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23 Dec 2020 11:16 AM
Totally agree that for what we pay we should at least get at least a laminate card
Christopher Caszatt
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23 Dec 2020 11:16 AM
Totally agree that for what we pay we should at least get at least a laminate card
MERLE JEWETT
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23 Dec 2020 11:35 AM
Whine, it so easy to laminate the membership card. I did it and so can you.
John Chase
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23 Dec 2020 11:39 AM
I spent $15,000 to get my pilots license and got a paper ID I agree it probably would be nice to have a plastic on
Christopher Caszatt
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23 Dec 2020 11:41 AM
Being a jerk don't help dialogue and if members don't express there desires then the organization has no clues how to improve membership satisfaction
Thanks for showing us how little you understand how to improve the organization.
Christopher Caszatt
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23 Dec 2020 11:41 AM
Being a jerk don't help dialogue and if members don't express there desires then the organization has no clues how to improve membership satisfaction
Thanks for showing us how little you understand how to improve the organization.
ARTHUR WAUGH
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23 Dec 2020 01:31 PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again...... contact the chapter closest to you or your state director. Contact information is online or in magazine.

It's up to you to be a little proactive. Ask and most everyone will help out, we all want you to find gold. But we aren't going to tell you "x" marks the spot and dig it up for you.

Bottom line....we supply the opportunity, what you make of it is up to you you.
End of sermon.
John Day
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23 Dec 2020 06:44 PM
Well thank you for that information. What a way to build membership. What a waste of 100 bucks for membership. I was in the desert today, made friends with a coyote. You though dont sound friendly. So being proactive like laying good hard cash down is not worth anything. I still have not made my investment back and I didnt get the magazine first six months of membership. Got a real nice apology letter and some back issues when the two I have got come in. But Ill just go online and call those numbers and emails and wait, and wait and wait..........I must not be proactive enough. See my unproactive post when I have taken the time to post to a non existent club that exist only to get a membership fee. I been going out for over half a century without a membership. I have come across one claim, and had no idea to find out if it was on your list.
Nancy Aust
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24 Dec 2020 12:43 PM
OMG! I cannot believe the griping. You join to get help, but not to expect to get your money back. This is fun, and sometimes you are rewarded with shiny stuff. If you are diligent and know a little about the area and geology you might be lucky. Doesn’t do any good to gripe about the membership. Every time I have reached out to anyone at GPAA, I have received an answer.
ARTHUR WAUGH
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24 Dec 2020 01:28 PM
John....sorry you took it that way. From your reply, I take it you have tried contacting local and state folks. If they haven't gotten back to you, that's on them.
Call the main office, they can put the pressure on them.

Here, we talk to everyone we run into out there, and the members are ready to help out anybody.
John Day
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25 Dec 2020 01:51 PM
Not a rich guy so I usually get a return if I buy a new tool. I joined so I could get on some claims and try my hand at what your doing. Never hurts to learn a new way of doing things and I insist I have permission before I break dirt. This is one way to do that. I will fuddle through it.
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