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Last Post 23 Nov 2021 05:44 AM by  Arthur Petty
Membership Card - possession requirement?
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Arthur Petty
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22 Nov 2021 08:27 AM
    Was surfing through the forum and passed by this statement in one of the post: “make sure you have your card in possession.”
    The problem: I’m in Arizona but from Texas. I recently joined, in Arizona, and my mailbox is in Corpus Christi. I’m two days away from checking out my first GPAA claim. I just assumed that the official membership confirmation info that I received from GPAA on my phone was all I needed to have handy. In my opinion that is as good if not better than a “card”. Am I right or wrong?
    Thanks in advance,
    “Butch”
    “Butch” from Texas 🇺🇸Let’s Go Brandon🇺🇸
    William Hall
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    22 Nov 2021 07:12 PM
    Welcome Butch,

    Technically, you are sopposta have your GPAA mining guide, your GPAA membership card, and GPAA claims mining permit with you
    That of itself is fairly vague, in my truck, on me, maybe, on your phone, maybe
    In my 25yrs as a member, I have never been asked by anyone to see my card/book
    In my opinion, your phone confirmation would suffice, but that's just my opinion, doubt anyone will ask (if you see anyone)

    Bill
    So Much River So Little Time...Get Out There
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    22 Nov 2021 09:36 PM
    Yep, has been brought up before. If you have the proof of joining on your phone you're good to go.

    I just keep my card and permit in wallet. When we go to our claims, if we see a GPAA sticker on the rig, we won't bother them. If not, we'll ask, and nicely explain that it is an active mining claim, for exclusive use of members, and invite to a meeting.

    We usually get "didn't know it was a claim", even when they are parked under the signs or walked right by it.

    If we get too much static, we just go find a LEO, and take all available information along with pics. The next time we have them cited and any equipment impounded. We then ask the court for forfeiture of that equipment as restitution for mineral theft.
    Arthur Petty
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    23 Nov 2021 05:44 AM
    Thanks for the reply. I’m getting my sister to forward my mail just to circumvent any problems. Now I just got to wait for mail to catch up with me. Happy hunting.
    “Butch” from Texas 🇺🇸Let’s Go Brandon🇺🇸
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