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Last Post 12 Aug 2021 01:12 PM by  CRAIG CARTER
Colorado requirements to use claims
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Charles Toyne
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02 Aug 2021 11:12 PM
    I new to this I would like to have my ducks in a row before I head out. I will most likely be vising southern Colorado claims. Do I need a habit stamp from game and fish. How much notice will the blm require? and what do I need to give them?
    DENNIS KAHRS
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    08 Aug 2021 10:12 PM
    Which claims are you referring to? You don’t need a habitat stamp to use GPAA claims that I have ever heard of and I’ve been prospecting here for over 20 years. There are really no GPAA claims in south central Colorado. There are some located near Florissant Colorado which is more toward the center of the state and some over in the south western part of the state around Silverton and Telluride and Ouray.
    DENNIS KAHRS
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    08 Aug 2021 10:21 PM
    There is also a claim north of buena vista on the Arkansas river. The water was running fast the last time I was there about a week ago.
    Dale hosler
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    09 Aug 2021 08:18 PM
    I just bought a gold claim on Quartz Creek near Pitkin CO and I'm wondering if I can use a small dredge in that area
    Charles Toyne
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    09 Aug 2021 11:26 PM
    Yes the one by silverton or gateway. I'm hopping its still warm around there when things slow down for me. Thank I needed to check I don't know how closely game and fish and blm are tied together. What does it take to get a mining permit. I'm just planning on panning. Will it take 30 days like the guide suggests? Or is that just a general estimate for the u.s. How long is a permit valid? I have an unpredictable work scheduled. It is difficult to plan more than a week out.
    CRAIG CARTER
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    12 Aug 2021 01:09 PM
    Charles, you don't need a mining permit for casual use (panning, sluicing, etc.) in Colorado. You also don't need any type of fish or wildlife permits. If GPAA claims, you are free to visit/use those claims as a member. The only real limitation is if you are camping on the claims and within BLM-managed areas, you may be restricted to 14-days but you can check with the BLM office managing that area if needed.
    CRAIG CARTER
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    12 Aug 2021 01:12 PM
    Dale, Colorado allows dredging but there may be a limitation on the nozzle size. Assuming you are in a BLM area, check their web site or give them a call to verify if any restrictions exist for that claimed area.
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