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ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Prospecting near Yellowstone park.

Yeah, they don't have much of a sense of humor when it comes to a fenced Minuteman site (from an old USAF guy).

3 days ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Prospecting near Yellowstone park.

Try calling the state BLM office and talk to the mining/minerals folks. If you give them township, range, and section, they can tell you who owns the...

3 days ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: USDA Forest Service comment period mining regulations

Might be right....then again with current administration in power.....
 
Best outcome would be for USFS to get out of the mineral end altogethe...

3 days ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Do not throw out your cons, pack them out for further processing

Nice haul from his leftovers. With those big chunky pieces I would venture he needs help on setting up his wheel, but since you get "free" gold out o...

3 days ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: USDA Forest Service comment period mining regulations

Quick question....is this on a forest level, or a state or national effort?

6 days ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Gold in Susansville Calif area

John-  Grew up in the Susanville/Quincy area.  Would suggest Indian Creek along Hwy 89.  Also might try any streams flowing north out o...

2 weeks ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Want to buy

I've been told over the years that one machine can't do it all....lower freqs for coins, relics, etc....higher freqs for gold.  Just read a revie...

3 weeks ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: using a claim

As Scott mentioned, depending on which state you are in and claims you go to, you may have to have a permit from USFS or state agencyAs to claims, jus...

3 weeks ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Roads and non-roads

Rhonda-
If the claim is on USFS ground, and the Forest has implemented their Travel Management Plan, Motorized use is only allowed on desiginated roa...

1 month ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Looking for..........

The Chapter just got one the Wilson Bros. units a couple months ago.  Nice well made unit.

1 month ago

ARTHUR WAUGHcreated the topic: Spam in PM's

Over the weekend recieved a PM from an Evan Swaak.  Stated I had interest in buying claims and directed me to their new website for buying and se...

1 month ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Same Claim 2 Owners 2 Names?

If the same ground, by T-R-S, something for the GPAA Claim's Director to look into. Might give Walter Eason a call or email on it. BLM will happil...

1 month ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Same Claim 2 Owners 2 Names?

I think you will find those are just two adjoining 30 acre claims that both people hold......BLM requires one person per 20 acres or portion thereof, ...

2 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: No Claim Markers?

If you go back to those two, as well as any others, take a look for "benches" or steps above the current stream level. Those can be productive as mos...

2 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Newbie here, what’s in my pan?

 If you do rub it, do it with some kind of glove or hand protection, or a tool,  skin can absorb mercury.

2 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: No Claim Markers?

You could make a case that if in a backpack, it would be in your luggage.... As to an empty chamber, the only time it is addressed in OR, is in the h...

2 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: No Claim Markers?

I can see that being a gray area, if in the pack, and wearing said pack, it's not readily at hand. If pack is on ground near to hand, it's not on you...

2 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Burnt River, Oregon

I did a little detecting on the east side of the Starla's a few years ago, mostly around the borrow pit on the NE corner. Your best bet might be the ...

2 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: No Claim Markers?

It seems to be a problem with GPAA claims, and I suspect by non-members that remove signs so that when asked by members, they can say "Oh, didn't know...

2 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Sluice advice please

When you submerge the end of your box, you will lose water velocity, as the water now has an escape other than going through the box.  You w...

2 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Staking your own claim

Bernedette-
Go to LR2000 or contact your state BLM office.  Once you have found if the area you are interested in (by Township, Range, Section) ...

2 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: purchasing gold claims in Idaho or Montana

Matt- Can't help with anyone to look for.  But if the seller won't  give you permission to do any sampling where YOU want to,  RUN...

3 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHcreated the topic: Mid Valley Prospectors Outing - Memorial w/e

Little late notice....MVP is having an outing at the Quartzville Group over Memorial Day w/e.  Any members or prospective members are welcome to ...

3 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Hand cranked trommels

Wilson Brothers make one, and so does Alan Trees under the Gold Grabber name.  Cant go wrong with either.

3 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Private Gpaa properties???

Just had a look in the online guide for both, nothing has been posted up yet. Don't have the paper guide at hand, so don't know if listed there or no...

4 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Gold Cube 3 stack deluxe

Bob, arrived in perfect condition. A pleasure doing the sale/ship with you sir.

4 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: New to Prospecting

Welcome to the world of gold.  Should you find your way to Oregon, our chapter has adopted the three claims of the Quartzville group.  All a...

5 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Gold Cube 3 stack deluxe

Bob- on the way to you.
Thanks

5 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Gold Cube 3 stack deluxe

Bob- If willing to ship, can purchase in another week or so. Would go to business at 97355. PM me with shipped price if willing. Thanks, Art

5 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Finish pan preferences?

I have been using a small (around 6 inch) green pan for finish work.  Has a nice little ledge at the bottom.  Watched a couple of demos on t...

5 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: I could have been eaten...

This one was told to us back in '93 by the state game cop who ran across it.
The city guy, from Portland, OR came into the diner on his way back from...

5 months ago

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Expanded metal screen

Common wisdom over the years is to put it in the box so that the lowest part of the mesh is toward the head of the box, and the raised portion is maki...

3/21/2018

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Black Sands

Welcome back "YC" missed you on here.

3/3/2018

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Keeping Oregon as a dredging state

The 700PM permit DEQ issues here is a "wastewater discharge" permit. We don't discharge anything into the water, except what we suck up from the bott...

2/23/2018

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Keeping Oregon as a dredging state

OK, that's DEQ sorting through SB3. Every 700 PM holder got a certified letter on the hearings. Everyone should submit comments on keeping the fees d...

2/22/2018

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Land/Watercourse Use Permissions

I just popped in on some of the Oregon claims, and Yellow Jacket in Washington, and no regs/rules listed in the online guide for any of them at this t...

2/20/2018

ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Small Dredging

Depends on your location and how far you want to travel.

2/10/2018

ARTHUR WAUGHIs now friends with ALBERT REITZ

2/10/2018

    ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: 3" lay flat for discharge

    If you are set up with a jet flare, won't work, if you have the high pressure water at the nozzle, I don't see why it wouldn't work. Might try for so...

    1/24/2018

    ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: New member Howdy

    Welcome. The best advice I can give you is to find a chapter close to your location. Members there will make you feel right at home, and you have br...

    1/21/2018

    ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Alabama national forest question

    Do your research into what laws are applicable in your situation.  It is not unheard of for District Rangers and Forest Supervisors, and even the...

    1/2/2018

    ARTHUR WAUGH updated review for HALLELUJAH MINE, RIVER SIDE & ANGIE M

    ARTHUR WAUGH posted a new prospecting report: Ran up for a look-see

    12/31/2017

    ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Trip to Little Miami

    Nice color there.
    Fossil might possibily be a tooth of some sort.  Might send a pic or two to a local college or university for identification.

    12/31/2017

    ARTHUR WAUGH updated review for HALLELUJAH MINE, RIVER SIDE & ANGIE M

    ARTHUR WAUGH posted a new prospecting report: Ran up for a look-see

    12/13/2017

    ARTHUR WAUGHcreated the topic: Chapter support lacking

    Well, have tried to do this "in house", but will now bring it here.  Have tried to contact the Chapter Director twice by email since the 27th of ...

    11/20/2017

    ARTHUR WAUGHreplied to: RE: Rye Patch, NV Claims Higrading

    Being those sections listed as split estate are in "checkerboard pattern", would suspect they were railroad ground at one time that found their way ba...

    11/18/2017

    ARTHUR WAUGHprofile picture has been updated

    11/7/2017

      ARTHUR WAUGH updated review for HALLELUJAH MINE, RIVER SIDE & ANGIE M

      ARTHUR WAUGH posted a new prospecting report: Ran up for a look-see

      11/6/2017

      ARTHUR WAUGH updated review for HALLELUJAH MINE, RIVER SIDE & ANGIE M

      ARTHUR WAUGH posted a new prospecting report: Ran up for a look-see

      11/6/2017

      ARTHUR WAUGHIs now friends with KEVIN HOAGLAND

      10/26/2017