I am a GPAA life member and went to the only property that was associated with the organization in South Carolina which is a LDMA property. I went there to talk about what was and was not allowed for a GPAA member. Caretaker was somewhat very helpful in answering the questions I had but I still left there confused and with more questions.
I asked what a GPAA person could bring of theirs such as a dredge, high banker, sluice, etc. to use if allowed. Person could not give a definite answer. Said it would have to be asked at head quarters level.
Asked about what the limitations was for a GPAA member such as how many times could they visit the site each year, how long of a stay (1 day, 2 days, etc.) was allowed for each visit and the cost associated with dredging, high banking, using a sluice in the creek. Caretaker answered the cost question but still could not give me a definite answer if I could use my own equipment or if I had to use the claims equipment.
As I am sure there are others just like me (with only a GPAA membership) with no GPAA property in the South Carolina area, need to be knowledgeable about the rules. Maybe these topics and others as well can be printed in the magazines for all to read . As I understand the magazine is always wanted topics and submissions to help the miners of both the GPAA and LDMA.
Thanks in advance,