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Joshua Lynch
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23 Mar 2021 05:34 AM
    Was wondering if they're are any spots near liberty Washington I can go metal detecting? I'm a new member and would love to check out some spots in Washington, idaho, and Oregon. Thanks!
    Doyle McCandless
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    25 Mar 2021 08:57 PM
    We are new members also. Joined to get access and learn from seasoned vets young and old. Looking for places near Wickenburg AZ.
    Troy LaFountaine
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    25 Mar 2021 09:42 PM
    I agree with the last statement, I love metal detecting how many traveling between Washington Oregon California Idaho Utah where where I can dig for the summer. I would love to have some digging buddies or at least somebody to help me along the way. My first stop is going to be in a week Coeur d'Alene Idaho. If there's anybody anywhere near there they can help me find a spot to dig I Am brand new at this. This will be my first digging trip ever so I would love some help.
    Steve Krieter
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    26 Mar 2021 01:37 AM
    I give up I have not found one claim in two years .
    Joshua Lynch
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    26 Mar 2021 05:20 AM
    What state are you looking for?
    Doyle McCandless
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    26 Mar 2021 09:05 AM
    My wife and I are from O'Fallon Missouri, near St Louis. We are looking for places in AZ to metal detect for gold nuggets. We are doing this for pleasure. We also pan but have not sluiced yet. We walk a lot of midwestern streams for fossils, artifacts, and just cool rocks. This is our first club of any kind that we have joined. We happen to live in a NON GOLD BEARING STATE. That being said, you can still find traces of it in most all rivers and streams here. I mean traces. Nice thing about gold is that you can see the tiniest speck.

    So far, the newbies on this thread Joshua, Troy, Steve, and myself. We are in the Midwest and Joshua is Washington. Joshua, have you checked out the Properties? When you find a property that you may want to prospect, try to look it up on You Tube and see if someone has made a video of the place.
    When the wife and I start planning a trip to Washington and Oregon then we will research and let Joshua know what we find. There is plenty of gold to be found and if we work together I think we can all have what we want. Lori and I like to detect and pan. What methods do you guys use? You can also sort your searches in Properties by the type of prospecting you do ie.... wet panning, dry panning, detector, sluicing, etc.

    We had a picture in our heads of how we thought it would be but others have schooled us. We figured we would be the only ones in the middle of the desert with pans and detectors. Little did we know just how popular this sport is. BE CAREFUL!!!! We read where one GPAA member drew his weapon on another GPAA member on a club claim. I do not know the details but please be careful.

    We are retired now. Heading out west in a month or less for dispersed camping and having the time of our lives. I am a 2 day member as of today but I will help you guys if I can. Troy and Steve, where are you from and where do you want to prospect?
    Hope you guys have a wonderful day!
    Joshua Lynch
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    26 Mar 2021 09:16 AM
    Thank you! I mainly pan but metal detecting has caught my eye recently i ordered a Garrett AT gold waterproof metal detector and it came yesterday. Hopefully I'll get out this spring or summer and mess around with it.
    Doyle McCandless
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    26 Mar 2021 09:23 AM
    We received our AT Gold 2 days ago. We had just purchased an AT Max also. We wet pan, and one day may get a stream sluice. I am making a digging tool that is like a light weight maddock with a magnet on the end. I will let you know how it works. I see you are in the other threads also. I am reading them and seeing what I missed on the Properties site. Good Luck Joshua!
    ARTHUR WAUGH
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    26 Mar 2021 08:35 PM
    If anyone gets to western Oregon between Salem and Eugene, let me know. Be happy to show you about 9 miles of public area and the three GPAA claims of the Quartzville Group....25-30 miles out of Sweet Home.
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    27 Mar 2021 07:19 AM
    Arthur ill take you up on that offer! This summer I'll be going to Oregon I'm just getting started with all of this. I'm from tri cities Washington plan on trying to make it to some spots in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho hopefully.
    Doyle McCandless
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    27 Mar 2021 08:30 AM
    Arthur, thank you, and my wife and I will surely take you up on that. We want to try Oregon and Washington. i really enjoy talking with others about this passion of mine of finding gold.
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    27 Mar 2021 10:24 AM
    You're welcome. I'll be gone from the area the last week of June, but around pretty much the rest of the summer and fall. Also half owner in two of the three claims in the group.
    Doyle McCandless
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    27 Mar 2021 07:45 PM
    Arthur,
    It's people like you that make these groups worthwhile. Thank you!
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