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McGoo

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Posted: 01/26/09 07:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How many of you prospect with RVing?


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the problem with that is finding a place thats legal to do it,i medal detect and you cant do it just anyplace anymore.out west many own mineing rights to property and you cant mine it or propect on there property many charge you a fee to do it.around here theres many historic places you dont want to get caught medal detecting there with out permission.


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I am a prospector. I am down to one detector right now. I have a vac pack, dry washer and sluice box. I also have way more pans than i need. I know an old timer (Max) that just moved from Quartsite to moris town. Arizona is loaded with gold and places to prospect. I have only prospected around Quartsite a couple times. I spend most my time in the bradshawas. I am working on a few spots that a friend of mine found and left me the tips on how to get to the spot. He died of heart trouble a few months ago.


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that's why I like living in Eastern Oregon, nobody tells you no. I go up in to the Blue mountains and fish and gold prospect and hunt mushrooms, etc etc. Love it here. Don't get any ideas now, I will not give out any info of my where abouts. these mountains are the best rv camp ground.

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Mining is one of the main reason for the trailer. I am getting to old to sleep on the ground. Colorado, Wyoming are the usual haunts but have traveled out to California, Oregon and Washington as well.
I got all to stuff- dredge, dry washer, metal detector.
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....further to Tom Cat's post: isn't every square centimeter of land in the US (this includes Quartzsite) owned and controlled by either the BLM, Federal, State, County, Municipal or private interests?

This would make prospecting literally everywhere you don't own a claim or land completely illegal, without express permission/license to do so, yes ??

Can someone clarify this?

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ARIZONA GUIDE wrote:

I am a prospector. I am down to one detector right now. I have a vac pack, dry washer and sluice box. I also have way more pans than i need. I know an old timer (Max) that just moved from Quartsite to moris town. Arizona is loaded with gold and places to prospect. I have only prospected around Quartsite a couple times. I spend most my time in the bradshawas. I am working on a few spots that a friend of mine found and left me the tips on how to get to the spot. He died of heart trouble a few months ago.


I have a claim on Turkey Creek, maybe we can hookup sometime. Got a couple of pictures on my website...........
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We rarely camp anywhere unless we have all the prospecting toys with us. The auto tracking solar unit we have on the 5er allows us to camp just about anywhere we choose without listening to the generator all day and night. We are up here in Idaho so we must get our Prospecting in just as quick as the snow is gone and get out before the snow starts. I am currently building a small Trommel, because the only problems we encounter up here with dredgeing is endangering the fish. "According to fish and game". So rather than argue with them I have decided to use the Trommel instead of the dredge. Happy camping to all. "May the flash in you pan not be from the Bird overhead".

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I'm in Idaho as well and tho I don't prospect, I do camp near lots of running water rivers and streams and have never seen a posted proscription against panning or prospecting on public land nor have I ever heard of someone being approached by anyone claiming the exclusive right to prospect on these area.

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For good plans on tromels go to bill and lindas site. He builds very nice ones and sells the plans as well. http://www.infowest.com/personal/w/wfletcher/prospecting.html

If you want a good site about prospecting my favorite is Rods site it is
www.arizonagoldprospectors.com he has loads of free info and on of the best forums around.

I would love to hit turkey creek with you some time. I am digging tons of holes right now but none are for gold. I am a service plumber and right now is ground leak season for ARIZONA.

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