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29 Replies and 44631 Views Hello Prospectors and Miners    44631  29 Started by
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Hi Prospectors, I asked our Social Media Guru Paul to create this area within the Forum to make it a bit easier for me to see and respond to Members Prospecting & Mining questions. There have been a number of occasions that I have missed questions that were directed to me, this is not going to be the case any longer. I can't say that I will respond immediately because of of my schedule and the fact that there are a lot of places I travel that simply do not have connectivity. But know tha...
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by  Brad LambJump to last post
21 Jul 2016 11:31 AM
4 Replies and 3574 Views Gold Trails outing updates???  3574  4 Started by Hi Kevin, I wish so bad to be able to be at this outing and wish I could join you on 1/10-11 in Lytle Creek SB ABLE 30L and the Hey Budee 10 - 1/13-14 but I am not able to. the Summitt claims you visited on 1/6-7 is some of my favorite claims - I want to hear from you about your day. Can you post an update on what you found, and what you experienced on these dates here on this forum thread the SB ABLE - I have tried this claim a few times and posted my resu...
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by  STANLEY SHIELDSJump to last post
14 Apr 2024 08:09 AM
1 Replies and 2145 Views new terminology  2145  1 Started by I was recently doing some map research on potential prospecting locations in my state. A VERY promising location showed up inside a National Forest. So I started looking into National Forest prospecting regs. They vary massively from one state to another, but all are based in the same federal statute. Apparently, it is simply how some local fellow interprets the wording. Which brings me to a term I have not heard or understand. What is 'collecting gold by hand' Now, obviously, I can...
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by  Nathaniel WilsonJump to last post
14 Dec 2023 02:06 PM
5 Replies and 1494 Views Going out to claim  1494  5 Started by  LBDON173@HOTMAIL.COM Wondering if there is a section in the Forum that one can ask if anyone will be on a particular claim on a particular day I'm going to Placer Pete on Tuesday and would rather be around other GPAA members than by myself as per my wife, who's worried about my health. Thank you.
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by  Richard BrownJump to last post
10 Dec 2023 12:50 PM
2 Replies and 2832 Views gold trails  2832  2 Started by when is this starting up and how can i watch the programs rocket member 242580. thank u
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by  STANLEY SHIELDSJump to last post
15 Nov 2023 05:33 PM
1 Replies and 2288 Views Bautista Claim gold trails...  2288  1 Started by So how was it at this claim Will there be a new YouTube video or write-up on the claim's entry in the properties section Really wish I could have made it to the meet up but am chained to a desk during pretty much every weekday...
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by  Scott RandallJump to last post
28 Oct 2023 06:13 PM
0 Replies and 1324 Views Big Thank you  1324  0 Started by Big thank you to the GPAA and Kevin Hoagland for a great event. Learned a ton and met some great new friends ,looking forward to the next one.
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07 Oct 2023 05:45 PM
0 Replies and 1181 Views Big Thank you  1181  0 Started by Big thank you to the GPAA and Kevin Hoagland for a great event. Learned a ton and met some great new friends ,looking forward to the next one.
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07 Oct 2023 05:45 PM
8 Replies and 3650 Views Eagle Eye Claim South Dakota  3650  8 Started by Already lost the rainbow now it looks like the Eagle Eye, This is from the minutes in the local club. brought up that He, along with & AAAA have a lease agreement with the GPAA on the Eagle Eye. They are not expecting to renew the lease and the three of them would like to give the club members exclusive rights to the 80-acre claim. The claim is on both sides of the road. Estes Creek runs thru it. I removed the names of the people for their privacy. What is going on, why a we...
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by  KEVIN HOAGLANDJump to last post
25 Sep 2023 07:17 PM
1 Replies and 2284 Views Upcoming Bautista Meet up Questions  2284  1 Started by I'm new to GPAA even though I've been off and on gold panning Central CA for about 20 years. I signed up for the Bautista Claim meet up on 18-19 October because I've never searched for gold in anyplace that wasn't a creek or river. I own 2 sluices (and a highbanker set-up), pans, and 2 metal detectors. But I don't know what to use in Bautista as I see it's a dry, desert like area and I don't own or have ever used a dry washer. I'm eager to learn during the 2 day event, but kind of prospectin...
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by  Scott ParkerJump to last post
12 Sep 2023 11:32 AM
0 Replies and 1854 Views Claim Access  1854  0 Started by Hi, I am pursuing a problem that my partners and I have encountered concerning access to our claim. First, is it legal to be denied access to a current, viable, legal claim with BLM by a private property owner From my understanding you can not be landlocked. This claim is in the Libby Montana area. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Don Vedder
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18 Jun 2023 10:18 AM
1 Replies and 2536 Views OHIO gold  2536  1 Started by Found this in Richland County and am a bit curious. I am new to prospecting, past 6-8 months. Being in Ohio, obviously not much more then specs and flour gold. But this caught my eye. It was very dirty and there what looks like different types of metals possibly. It is not solid quartz as the photos may depict, more of a hard ' blue cheese' mineral. But under my kids microscope (don't judge) it certainly has a compelling argument I guess. Any help please
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by  Ryan BellJump to last post
29 May 2023 07:23 PM
0 Replies and 880 Views Gold Monster 1000 Gen 1  880  0 Started by I attended your lecture at Placer Pete on May 20, and found it very informative. I did not bring my Monster, but checked mine when I got home and found it was a Gen1. Will all the tips you gave for the Gen 2 work on mine And do you have a video available that covers the lecture you gave on the Gen 2 Also you talked about a trsanitter/receiver for wireless headphones, but I didn't catch where I could get one.
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21 May 2023 09:11 AM
1 Replies and 2656 Views Gold claim  2656  1 Started by  Andrew Luther The owner of this actual property I found the name of the property on the gis website of Georgia HEATHERINGTON, NORMAN E & FRANKI But what I can't figure out is how long the lease is good for! Can anybody let me know how many more years we have on this actual lease thank you
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by  RICKY JACKSONJump to last post
12 Apr 2023 05:15 PM
2 Replies and 2882 Views Profitable Mining Techniques For California Claims  2882  2 Started by Hello! I am possibly considering a claim purchase in CA. I know CA has a lot of very strict rules for prospecting for gold. What methods are profitable, that are legal, in California
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by  KEVIN HOAGLANDJump to last post
30 Mar 2023 05:06 PM
4 Replies and 2769 Views Knowing where you are within your claim  2769  4 Started by What is everyone using to stay within your claim boundaries.
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by  Benjamin BelfiglioJump to last post
22 Feb 2023 06:30 PM
6 Replies and 4877 Views US Claim Map  4877  6 Started by Is there a map of the United States with all the claims on it (like the LDMA has) It'd be great if it was like the old push pin style. It doesn't have to be super tight resolution - we have the claims directory on the website to zoom in with. I will be retiring in a few years and I want to retire to a place that has claims in close proximity. Such a map might also be useful to other members that have to plan travel from afar for their trips. Thanks, gt
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by  Christopher SatkowskiJump to last post
11 Feb 2023 03:19 PM
14 Replies and 5331 Views metal detectors  5331  14 Started by Hi Kevin, or anyone that knows about metal detectors, was thinking of getting one, but which, there are so many types. I just started crevicing past months and been doing good with what I have, using my probe & what I learned from Gary'two-toes', figuring which crevice to work. Thinking a metal detector would help to work the bedrock crevices & gravel beds, any suggestions as to which I should probably get, budget around $1,500.oo or so, would spend more if worth it. Is the one they give away...
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by  Sergio RamirezJump to last post
05 Jan 2023 12:28 PM
0 Replies and 1369 Views Three Fault Claim - Maricopa Co AZ  1369  0 Started by I liked the Three Fault Claim, but never found any gold there. There were several write ups about this claim, first it was shown as Three Fault, then 3 Fault 1 & 2. Now it seems it's no longer an active GPAA claim. Is it gone for good John Curtis 2935546
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04 Jan 2023 04:10 PM
1 Replies and 3388 Views Dumb Luck  3388  1 Started by Kevin/Gpaa, There seems to be some discrepancy on the location of this claim in Maricopa County Az. There are multiple locations listed in the 'Getting there' comments for the online guide. There is also no sinage/corner markers for either location in the ground. Can you verify the actual plot this claim is on Thank you in advance! Jon
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by  Benjamin BelfiglioJump to last post
12 Dec 2022 03:07 AM
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