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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...

1 week 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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

1 month 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 ...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

2 months ago

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...

3 months ago

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

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

3 months ago

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 ...

3 months ago

WALTER EASONIs now friends with DON GREENO

3 months ago

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

    Arizona Fire Restrictions in BLM areas May 1st, 2018

    3 months ago

    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 ...

    3 months ago

    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 months ago

    WALTER EASON added review for HERCULES

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

    4 months ago

    WALTER EASONIs now friends with Merle Mitchell

    4 months ago

      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 months ago

      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...

      5 months ago

      WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Plus one?

      yes see guest guidelines in Mining Guide.

      5 months ago

      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...


      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


      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.


      WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Gold prospecting very goverment

      The Bureau of Land Management has canceled its withdrawal application and the Department of the ...


      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. 


      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...


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

      ADK is a 40 acre claim


      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...


      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...


      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...


      WALTER EASONcreated the topic: LR2000



      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 . They will be very helpfull an...


      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:


      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...


      WALTER EASONIs now friends with Wayne Crowder


        WALTER EASONIs now friends with Branden de Haas


          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...


          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...


          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...


          WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Coordinate Converter Apps

          find mapping program that will support metes and bounds,set for linear units on map and display, check coordinate units for meters or feet, check to s...


          WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: ---------}》> GPAA CLAIMS DIRECTORY <《{----------

          Yes go ahead and send it to me along with any suggestions and if it is outside of my category i will send it to the person that should have it. weason...


          WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Legal Foot Valve 5/64 or 3/32...How?

          Go looking for some pieces of perforated metal sheets, holes of .0938" or smaller. make your square for the outside first, cut corners enough to make ...


          WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Mining Guide ?

          Last Mining Guide was printed in 2014, I have been told we will continue to publish paper mining guides but the enhancement to the paper mining guide ...


          WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: First outing! Arizona!

          Hey guys here is something to discuss I think. On a piece of land with nuggets that has not been metal detected does the "Brazil Nut Effect" come into...


          WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: How to get information LDMA Property

          Hi Kevin

          When you sign up for an event from the office they will give you the information you need. Also you can call the office to find out more i...


          WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: must haves vs helpful

          something I have been thinking about, I like to go out alone (way out) where not to ever expect anyone. I have been looking into Personal Locator Beac...


          WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Review of Certain National Monuments from 1996

          THERE IS STILL TIME TO GET YOUR VOICE HEARD. Here is what is being said about the Bears Monument : Most significantly, Zinke proposes shrinking the bo...


          WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: California mining claim access

          My experience is that once the agency closes an area off they do not want any traffic in there, exception is a bond on a plan. Opening up a big can of...


          WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Dry Washer

          I have a DW2 with electric motor with hand crank and a larger one about like a 151 blower with heater. I like the bigger one as it is not that much mo...


          WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Magnets and black sand

          Hard drive magnets are usually very strong as magnets go. Hard drive Neodymium magnets are over N38 and usually are N52 strength.


          WALTER EASONreplied to: RE: Husker #1 / Notice of Intent

          Thank You Arthur, I just responded on the other post on the forum. To restate all GPAA claims for regular use are for casual use, no earth moving equi...