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WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: 2 1/2 Keene powerjet set up

Jeff, New or older dredge ? Enough throttle for good suction, box water flow That may require full throttle depending on HP and conditons Enou...

1 day ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Southern California, need camping / prospecting recommendations!

Welcome Chad, Being in NorCal I dont have alot of info. There are many claims listed in San Bernardino county, San Diego county, River Side county...

1 week ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Where to sell Antique Equipment

Welcome Kathleen, Search for local rock shops or mining museums. As for magazines, ICJM I believe in Watsonville Ca Or GPAA sell forum Now days ...

2 weeks ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: GPX 5000 Fully loaded with coils

WOW with all the extra gear, thats a deal

1 month ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: NEW TO PROSPECTING - In SCal - Looking For Mentor

Welcome Craig and friend, My suggestion would be to hook up with a local chapter, hit a few meetings, make some friends in the local area I know t...

1 month ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Sluicing tips

It's a balance game, Water straight into the box, level side to side, enough water to clear the first riffle within say 10 seconds Second riffes c...

1 month ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Joining a Chapter?

Welcome Robert, Havent seen Scott or Ed around for awhile. At the top of this page a community button that goes to the director which is Scott. I...

1 month ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Black Sands

Yellow Chick, Welcome back Good to see you back in the GPAA game. Bill (ornery cuss)

1 month ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Vacuum Techniques

The problem with leaving stuff home is, you'd wish you had brought it at some point It also helps to know the territory/landscape/terrain conditions...

1 month ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Basic to intermediate advice appreciated

Welcome Perry, The original post was more than two years ago. Start a new thread, ask your question there for more exposure and maybe some info. ...

1 month ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Country Boy Mine

Matt, My suggestion would be to call GPAA office and speak directly to the horses mouth ( claims person ) In no way I'm I insinuating the claims ...

1 month ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Keeping Oregon as a dredging state

Of course "they" dont want to hear what doesnt support "their" agenda Calif had/has some of the same issues with turbidity, but would not listen to...

2 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Help with BLM website

Gary, If you think research is addictive / fun, wait until you find your first nugget, once that happens it's all over, your in My definition o...

2 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Keeping Oregon as a dredging state

Or, as with the state of Calif., they (deq) may just decide not to issue any permits I speak for a vary small portion of NorCal, rumor is Forest Circ...

2 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Help with BLM website

Welcome Gary, One thing to know, not all calims are square, they come in rectangles, stair steps, all in straight lines. All can be plotted on a B...

2 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: New Claims Book

Benjamin, The online mining guide is progressing nicely, and is very helpful and will become even better as members add intel Not sure I would put...

2 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: New Claims Book

If you just joined, will probably get the 2014 mining guide with your starter kit ( I'm guessing at this) The February/March Pick and Shovel states ...

2 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: New Member Question

James, Please call me Bill, at least to my face LOL It's a good thing your no longer dredging, after 8 years the state still refuses to sell a ...

2 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: New Member Question

Being a GPAA member, I would suggest studying the mining guide, get some ideas as to where you may be interested in checking out. Be claim specifi...

2 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Cabin Fever

Thomas AMEN Welcome Aaron, Nice lookin stuff for sure As stated above and below, get out there Bill

2 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Small Dredging

Alaska comes to mind.

2 months ago

WILLIAM HALL added review for GOLD QUEST

WILLIAM HALL posted a new prospecting report: Gold is here

2 months ago

WILLIAM HALL added review for GOLD QUEST

WILLIAM HALL posted a new set of directions: Mr. Courtnier is correct

2 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: New to the group - have a question

Welcome James, I think your confusing property ownership to property management ie: BLM/Forest Circus As Freddie stated, on private property, you ...

2 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: New to the group - have a question

Welcome Pete, I have not researched this claim, Assuming, it is a valid GPAA claim, staying within the claim boundaries, being a GPAA member in go...

2 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Setup for starting out

Welcome Randy, Sounds like you have enough equipment to get you started. Maybe a pan or three. No way for us to tell you what equipment you nee...

3 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Quartz vein

Welcome Dave, Do not go there and start banging on this UNTIL you have done the research Arthur lays out. Not doing so could put you in serious tr...

3 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: US or State by State map

Edward Welcome, Maps that meet your requirements do exist, I have seen them in local to the area's book stores I'm sure they are on line somewhe...

3 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Trip to Little Miami

Bill, Fair amount, any looks good My guess is an acorn Bill

3 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: What scale do you like and why

Thomas, No weights as Wayne explained. I do not take the scale into the field, it is set up and stays home Set up with the empty cup, sometimes a...

3 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Home made Gold Cube

My guess is, all of us have started out mining about the same. More time and energy than $$$ Over time that seems to change along with more educatio...

4 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: What scale do you like and why

I use an old school balance beam scale that is used for ammunition reloading. It graduates into grains which is easily converted into grams. No AC p...

4 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Screen a foot valve

Depending on the state your in, you may be required to add screen due to size openings. Either Oregon or Washington state (not sure which one) has a ...

4 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: observations

Kenny, You will be blessed more ways than you will know Get out there Bill

5 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Some SC Gold

Ken Welcome, This thread is over three years old. You would be better served, better responses starting a new thread asking your question in the m...

5 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: 7 day trip for 2 to Roaring Camp

Saturday nights BBQ is worth close to that. this would make a great gift at a great price. Sorry you cant use it yourself Bill

5 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Rye Patch, NV Claims Higrading

Bump

5 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: New member

Welcome Tom to the wonderful world of color, gold color Sorry, no info on Calvert Cliffs If you make NorCal drop me a note Bill

5 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Rye Patch, NV Claims Higrading

Admin, Would it be possible to pin this topic at the top ? Hoping others will read and understand. Leo, No GPAA claims in the Rye Patch area, ...

5 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Negativity in forums

Amen Brian, I dont get it sometimes. A person spends $$$ to join and then complain about no gold, costs to much, directions arent right, no signs ...

5 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: New member gpaa

Welcome Brian

5 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: New GPAA Member, My quick story

Welcome Shane, After you have checked out the GPAA claims in your area, jump over to golddredgerdotcom The fellow that runs that board is in the D...

5 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Rye Patch, NV Mining Claim Higrading

I would suggest posting this in the greenhorn section and have it pinned there for all to hopefully read and understand. I know most wont.... Or a...

5 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: 3" dredge water

What type of dredge set up are you using ? Suction nozzle, jet log with/without flair, or something other ? Pics would be helpful. Something I was ...

10/26/2017

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: I am a new member. Need advice

Who the hell is Mr. Hall ? LOL Please call me Bill, Although I have been called worse I dont MD. I also wont recommend any claim to MD, becaus...

10/26/2017

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: 3" dredge water

You very well could be blowin out gold. Your set up (motor/pump) may be to large for a 3" depending on your sluice . Not sure of the HP of a gx200. K...

10/25/2017

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: I am a new member. Need advice

There is "good" gold in NorCal, getting to it can be a chore. ( Is there any bad gold ? ) Time will allow you to check out claims and spend a li...

10/25/2017

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Cube

Arthur, Just your luck, look down in the for sale section, one for sale. Bill

10/23/2017

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: observations

I have a couple of favorite claims I frequent, and have picked up trash, mostly beer bottles, water bottles and such. I, as many others do, carry pla...

10/18/2017

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: observations

Dave, Welcome. Hmmm, you mean to say there are no claim fairies ? "Someone" should do something Bill

10/17/2017