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Last Post 17 Aug 2020 07:22 PM by  Ronald Wilson
Southern California on Arizona border
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Tanzania Lucas
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25 Jul 2020 03:58 PM
    I own 30 acres in California. I did not buy it for prospecting, but after a few rockhounds and one friend who used to be in mining came out, I have been looking at it with new eyes. I know there were two gold mines above my property the last closed either late 50s or early 60s. I also know the markers for gold are there and the land is virtually untouched. And it's covered in multi-layers of magnetic black sand.

    So I have been panning samples i brought into town with me (during this covid thing), and finding gold. One area has gold in every pan, so I got a couple of assays done to see what else was in it. I knew there were plenty of garnets and a few of the non-jewelry grade diamonds had been found.

    I am new to it all. I've owned it for a couple of years and have been watching a ton of how-to videos. What I am looking for now is information from desert prospectors. I've been advised to "get a dry washer asap", but I know what my panning learning curve was and I'm really a hands on learner. I was also advised to lease it to professionals and just collect a check.

    I realize I don't have a formed question. Ok. Here's two: If I own the land, including beneath the ground, do I have to file a claim? I've only seen a couple of examples, but are partnerships, say of a percentage, not a mining regularity?

    Thank you for your information.



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    Jeffrey Gray
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    25 Jul 2020 09:20 PM
    Just my thoughts:
    1. Keep it and put up no trespassing signs and when you want to go out into nature go enjoy it without the sounds of heavy machinery tearing it up.
    2. Wait till you can’t enjoy it personally any more and then lease it out or give it to a relative. Of course you won’t get anything from it once a relative has it. Lol.
    Leo Lorenz
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    26 Jul 2020 12:46 PM
    The real thing to do? Do not file any claims its YOUR property, do put up No Trespass signs and work it your self. The moment you tell governmental organizations what you are doing they may start watching you and invent reasons for you to pay "fees". Just mine it casually. Set up a recirculating sluice and see if you are getting larger pieces, pickers, or finding nuggets. People like to talk too much about their business and it leads to problems. You will learn everything you need to know by just doing it, this isnt rocket science when panning. It only gets complicated when you are trying to extract gold from sulfides, ect.
    Tanzania Lucas
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    26 Jul 2020 02:39 PM
    Thank you.
    Tanzania Lucas
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    26 Jul 2020 02:40 PM
    Thank you.
    Rick Thomason
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    27 Jul 2020 08:16 AM
    Best common sense I've heard in a long time. Well done.
    DON GREENO
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    27 Jul 2020 06:29 PM
    Lucas,
    i have all the gear a guy could use in the desert and to clean up cons. If you are serious i would be willing to bring my gear, (drywasher, 4 stack gold cube concentrator, miller table, detectors and pans and 50 gallons water) to your property, show you how to use it and how you can recover gold yourself on your property at no charge. what i would ask for in exchange - 1 day in the future, a day of prospecting with a good friend on your property (should we find gold) , a day pre arranged in advance with the ability to take home the little we dig for the day. I would pick a day in Oct this year.
    I have my best friend coming in Oct from Indiana ( when he lived here we prospected together) and we get 1 day out together so that is why i ask for it in exchange, as i would love to give him a great experience when he visits at a place new to us both.
    I am 50 years old, I Love the Lord, I have a lot of integrity and am Very Honest and friendly.
    i love meeting folks and i can offer quite a bit of good advice, and it would be a pleasure to show someone how to do what i love to do best! Prospect for Gold!
    that way you get a chance to use the gear, see it's productivity and make a decision on what is the best route for you to take and what gear you should buy in the future to be successful. Kinda like a trial run with no obligation other than 1 day of prospecting. I have a Keene Drywasher and all my gear is in great shape as i rely on it to get the shiny! I have a Gold Monster 1000, a PI and another VLF detector.
    I can also Dowse the property as well when on site.
    if that sounds good....give me shout via email and i will provide you my number. I have posted my number on a Forum here before but Non Members acting like members contacted me and i had to delete the post. Not that that is a big problem but honesty is important to me.
    i Live in Southern Cal in Ontario
    Idongreeno@gmail.com
    William Hall
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    28 Jul 2020 07:13 PM
    Tanzania,

    If, in fact you own the mineral rights,
    The above advise given is right on
    Very important, tight lips

    Carry on,
    Bill
    So Much River So Little Time...Get Out There
    Ronald Wilson
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    17 Aug 2020 07:22 PM
    you are so right DO NOT LET BIG BROTHER know because he will take from ya for sure
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