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WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: How to post photos?

Beautiful shot

1 hour ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Same Claim 2 Owners 2 Names?

Dennis, Find yourself a copy of "Location and Validity of mining claims" and "Location and Patenting of mining claims and Mill sites in California...

1 hour ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Same Claim 2 Owners 2 Names?

It's not uncommon to have more than one name, and in some cases several names. I believe one name = 30 acre claim, more names more acres if avalible ...

1 day ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: No Claim Markers?

Sorry for the interruption in the regular broadcast... In California In the pak in your person considered concealed carry Although, some argue a ...

2 days ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: No Claim Markers?

Yeah, this thread has been hijacked, but good conversation. Encountered a Wildlife/game warden at one of my favorite area's I approached him very ...

3 days ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Newbie here, what’s in my pan?

Welcome Demitry, Without seeing the piece, I will take two guess's Lead, usually very flat or a ball that once was part of a shotgun shell Eas...

4 days ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: No Claim Markers?

Leo, That is an excellent question that I do not have an answer for. I do know peoples that do and I will be inquiring Knowing law enforcement, t...

4 days ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Need Clarification

Depends on where you are in the world. Bill

1 week ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: opinions of access to claims

Unless you are prepared... Another 4X4 with you Shovels, straps, high lift jacks, ect. 4WD just gets you deeper in trouble My stock 4WD, no l...

1 week ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Sluice advice please

Justin, That is a big sluice for that size of creek, unless I missed something I would dought you would have enough water/flow for the riffles to ...

2 weeks ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: His & His #1, #2

Welcome Bill, Go to the online claims guide, put in his & his, that brings up the info for that claim, notice the GPS cords that appear half page d...

3 weeks ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: gpaa / ldma

Welcome Lili, You do not need to be a member to camp on a claim in the national forests. You do need to be a member to camp at LDMA sites ( I be...

3 weeks ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: 1st ever live claim dig yields GOLD!!

BITTEN = INFECTED

1 month ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Snake Season again, be careful!

MOTHER HUBBARD.... WOW That does not look like ANY fun Just glad you survived to show n tell the story What is the time line for a seru...

1 month ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Claim Maps

Those that you see in the MG are topography (topo) maps put out usually by dept. of interior/BLM in the state of interest. Every one should carry BLM...

1 month ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: New member, help with claims/places to go in central California

Hey good to see you made it out. Any day out is better than work anytime That is one claim I have not been JFM. Sometimes just finding the claim is h...

1 month ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: New member, help with claims/places to go in central California

Hey welcome fellow gold seekers, Robert, check out all of the claims in your back yard. You could go after work, depending where you work LOL Yo...

1 month ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: New to the Forum and Hobby

Welcome John, The gold is out there, ya just gotta get it... Used to be easier when we could dredge, thats how I got the gold to have a ring made ...

1 month ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Tips from a newbie to other newbies

Don, Welcome to the gold fever club. Those are some really good insights to being out mining You will learn something new every time your out ...

2 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Private Gpaa properties???

Google knows all If it's on the interweb it's gotta be true... Kinda sounds like a pay to play place and not a claim, I have no intel, this is just ...

2 months ago

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...

2 months 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...

3 months 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 ...

3 months ago

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

WOW with all the extra gear, thats a deal

4 months 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...

4 months 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...

4 months 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...

4 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Black Sands

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

4 months 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...

4 months 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. ...

4 months 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 ...

4 months 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...

4 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...

4 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...

4 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...

5 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...

5 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 ...

5 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 ...

5 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...

5 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

5 months ago

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Small Dredging

Alaska comes to mind.

5 months ago

WILLIAM HALL added review for GOLD QUEST

WILLIAM HALL posted a new prospecting report: Gold is here

5 months ago

WILLIAM HALL added review for GOLD QUEST

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

5 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 ...

5 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...

5 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...

1/15/2018

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...

1/11/2018

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...

1/3/2018

WILLIAM HALLreplied to: RE: Trip to Little Miami

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

12/29/2017

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...

12/26/2017