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WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Avoiding Claim Jumping

The LR2000 will in most cases narrow a claim down to the 1/4 section. Use the Geo Report and find all active claim serial numbers and names for the 1/...

1 month ago

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: old abandoned claims

A locator(s) have to pay a fee yearly or if they have 10 claims or less they can file a Small Miners Exemption to hold the claim within the BLM.

1 month ago

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: FEE CHANGES

I have not seen much on this so would be good to pass it around.

2 months ago

WALTER EASONcreated the topic: FEE CHANGES

MINING CLAIM FEE CHANGES AS OF OCT. 1st

2 months ago

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Phone GPS in the field

You can download an app on any smart phone that will work off of the satellites. There are a lot to choose from, just have to make sure it is not depe...

2 months ago

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: withdrawal maps

Many mapping programs will have layers you can pull import off the web or out of their library. You just need to know what are the types of land desig...

2 months ago

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: vehicle recommended for prospecting

I also have a 1988 Bronco 2, closest thing I have used to an old 1942 (ford-willeys-borg warner) jeep my dad had years ago (60's). Great traction just...

2 months ago

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Prospecting near Yellowstone park.

Depending on use of VALIDITY it can be real different;
Validly filed claim: A claim which has been located and filed properly both locally and with B...

2 months ago

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: USDA Forest Service comment period mining regulations

I agree with that but there has been talk about converging the two, scary thing is not sure who would be the agency to take over. I am surprised that ...

2 months ago

WALTER EASONcreated the topic: USDA Forest Service comment period mining regulations

Comment period starting USDA Forest Service Mining Law

3 months ago

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Mining claims on GPS

every federal unpatented mining claim information is available on the BLM's LR2000, https://reports.blm.gov/reports.cfm?application=LR2000
The progra...

3 months ago

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: 1.5" Lay flat hose.

The red hose is a PVC heavy-duty water discharge hose. The blue hose is a PVC all-purpose, drip irrigation hose. Colors typically indicate the pres...

3 months ago

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: opinions of access to claims

Much depends on your experience in the type of terrain you are in. I was first 4 wheeling in the southern Cal desert when I was 10. Be prepared for br...

4 months ago

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: No Claim Markers?

Hi Dennis That is an area that has an accepted survey or an accepted provisional survey. That I think would include just about all of California and m...

5 months ago

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: No Claim Markers?

A claim is valid until voided by BLM. Markers are dependent on local state statues in CA such as the Resource Code governing placer mining claims. PUB...

5 months ago

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Arizona Fire Restrictions in BLM areas May 1st, 2018

They are just outside of the forest but fire restrictions are on for the BLM also. Be sure to check

5 months ago

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: New to GPAA and have Questions

Look in your magazine or Pick and Shovel to find the local chapters, go to some outings with them or when at a meeting hook up with someone that will ...

5 months ago

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: I'm new to GPAA and looking for help and advice

You will have a magazine that you receive and it will show chapters in your area or in the area you would like to go to. These are groups that will he...

5 months ago

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Claim Maps

You can also go to google earth (free to use) put in the coordinates into the search bare lat first, easy to use no sign or direction on latitudes wit...

6/11/2018

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: GOLDIT #1 Chaffee County Question

using a pump on a sluice or running in high water conditions needs to have a close eye on water input. If pump is to large you can put in a bypass val...

5/16/2018

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: GOLDIT #1 Chaffee County Question

GPAA claims on Arkansas River in CO do not have dredging available last I heard.

5/14/2018

WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Where to go in MD, DC, VA area

We have a few claims but not that close to you depending on what you call close. You may want to check to see the open area and pay to dig areas near ...

5/14/2018

WALTER EASONIs now friends with DON GREENO

5/7/2018

    WALTER EASONcreated the topic: Arizona Fire Restrictions in BLM areas May 1st, 2018

    Arizona Fire Restrictions in BLM areas May 1st, 2018

    5/2/2018

    WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: They're building houses on our gold

    all but the Abracadabra #19 and #20 were closed in latter part of 2015, this would include Calamities. There has been for years private lands next to ...

    5/1/2018

    WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Southern California, need camping / prospecting recommendations!

    HI Chad


    Most of our claims in the National Forest have 4x4 or better roads going very close if not on the claims. Most areas also allow dispersed...

    4/17/2018

    WALTER EASON added review for HERCULES

    WALTER EASON posted a new prospecting report: this claim is closed

    4/2/2018

    WALTER EASONIs now friends with Merle Mitchell

    4/2/2018

      WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: GOLD FLTAZ 1 & 2

      There is some information from members on the online mining guide under properties. This may be of help.

      4/2/2018

      WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Country Boy Mine

      GPAA has listed many locations in the online mining guide just as we have always listed places other than claim in the guide. This was started previou...

      2/27/2018

      WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Plus one?

      yes see guest guidelines in Mining Guide.

      2/26/2018

      WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Black Hills National Forest Wyoming

      Best to contact a chapter, they are usually up to date. Some Forest Service offices and Bureau of Land Management offices will consider any question y...

      2/19/2018

      WALTER EASONcreated the topic: U.S.A. Sees Need For Increased Mining Activity

      Comments needed to give increased signifigance to mineral extraction in United States of America

      2/19/2018

      WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Cross Hill, Nuevo Almandine & Schorl Quarry

      This is not a claim it is a place of interest where people in the past have found certain minerals. You can get more information through google.

      2/12/2018

      WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Gold prospecting very goverment

      BLM CANCELS WITHDRAWAL PROPOSAL IN CALIFORNIA DESERT
      The Bureau of Land Management has canceled its withdrawal application and the Department of the ...

      2/12/2018

      WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Panning

      Take a look at the triple D & M in Ventura county pg CL99 but plan to wade in water or the claim in Lyle Creek claim. 

      1/22/2018

      WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: La Paz county

      HI Paul


      I put in points that many times are taken out due to page size or allowances for printing. Most of the maps in the Pick and Shovel have m...

      12/26/2017

      WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: ADK Claim 40 or 160 acres

      ADK is a 40 acre claim

      11/29/2017

      WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Newbies checking out San Luis Obispo! Guidance? Words of Wisdom?

      Always best to meet up with other chapter members, there is a learning curve and the importance of in person working can not be underestimated. Also i...

      11/29/2017

      WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: New member

      do not forget that the guide is from 2014 and the Pick and Shovels that update it are online under the learn tab. The information on new and claims th...

      11/22/2017

      WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: observations

      Hi Kenny  This does have a learning curve to it. As far as persons bothering you I have never had a problem although I never get to far away from...

      11/20/2017

      WALTER EASONcreated the topic: LR2000

      NEW PROGRAM PULL ALL CLAIMS IN ALL STATE BY OWNER

      10/17/2017

      WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Looking for Tucson area dishwashing spot

      Call the Tucson Chapter, contact information in your Pick and Shovel and Magazine or online at www.goldprospectors.org . They will be very helpfull an...

      10/9/2017

      WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Knudsen bowl concentrator?

       you may need to cut and paste or search the name of video on y tube.
      MM35 knelson concentrator:    https://www.youtube.com/watch...

      9/27/2017

      WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Twentynine Palms, CA area

      Check with Hemet Valley GPAA chapter I know they have claims out there and they frequent the area. Call Ken Maltby see Pick & Shovel or Magazine under...

      9/25/2017

      WALTER EASONIs now friends with Wayne Crowder

      9/18/2017

        WALTER EASONIs now friends with Branden de Haas

        9/18/2017

          WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Greenhorn with question about Western Kansas

          Hi Marc: here is a link to a map of those parts with gold mapped. I think this was found in the library of Congress. You can get a higher resolution b...

          9/11/2017

          WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Bautista Canyon Claims, Hemet, CA

          Claim has gold, have seen and heard of gold found, not plentiful but it is there mostly very fine but some flake. I have also found gold there in year...

          9/5/2017

          WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: how much power or equipment can you use digging

          anything that is considered earth-moving equipment is considered to be beyond casual in the mining law as amended. This is interpreted usually as anyt...

          9/5/2017