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Last Post 26 Sep 2020 05:48 PM by  ARTHUR WAUGH
New to Prospecting- Oregon
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ROBERT MCGEE
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23 Sep 2020 03:09 PM
    I have been going through the prospecting forums for claims in the State of Oregon. By what I have read, there aren't too many and finding very little color to make it worth while. My main concern is the accessibility of the GPAA claims in my State. 2WD vehicle as well, so that has to be taken into consideration as to where I can go.

    I have panned in SD in the area of Deadwood back in August, spoke to BLM there where I can pan and I had a lot of fun.
    2.73g isn't too bad for a first timer. I hope to go back there next year.
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    23 Sep 2020 08:43 PM
    The Quartzville Group are all accessible by 2wd, 2 of the claims are on paved road, the other is good gravel. In addition there is a big public area running from the upper end of green peter reservoir to just above the bridge where the road splits at the 25 mile marker, which is about a mile downstream from the claims. At the moment the area is closed due to the fires until at least the end of Sept. Call Salem BLM office for the latest updates.
    Gold is hit or miss in the entire area..
    Take a look at the pictures in the claim reports on finds. If you plan a trip up, let me know, would be happy to run up and show you around, as I'm one of the owners of 2 of the claims.

    The only claim I can also say is accessible by 2wd is Golden cat ( paved all the way) up out of cottage grove. Haven't been to the others down south. Paradise is about 3 miles above cat, not recommended for a car, but a pickup should get in. Limited parking on paradise, and a long, steep climb to the creek. Limited maintenance on that road, been several years since up there and was rough then.
    ROBERT MCGEE
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    24 Sep 2020 10:58 AM
    Thank you for the info. I will reach out when I plan on making a trip down there, I am thinking probably some time in the Spring.
    Adam Lomas
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    26 Sep 2020 04:45 PM
    I personally have been up that way once years ago, at least as far up to yellow bottom campground. I haven't done any prospecting there but I do know you can find some color. I would definitely love to come to your claim sometime now that I am a GPAA member. I haven't checked if they've opened any roads due to the fires, but that's one priority on my list. Please post if any developments change for the better. Thanks a bunch.
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    26 Sep 2020 05:48 PM
    Adam... Claims are a couple miles past yellow bottom. Supposed to open back up on the 1st of Oct. With the rain we've had I'd say a good bet

    I'm probably going to hit it a couple times in October before weather gets to wet and water starts rising.
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