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  1. #1

    Jul 2005
    Calif
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    Can you Dig on Arizona State Land

    What kind of trouble will I get into if I were caught digging on Arizona State Land. I know the Superstitions is off limits, and the area that I am looking at is 50 yards from BLM land. I could play dumb and say I thought that I am on BLM land if caught, but I still would like to know how deep in the doo doo I would get if my story was not believable.

  2. #2

    Jan 2007
    Heavener oklahoma
    fisher gold bug2
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    Re: Can you Dig on Arizona State Land

    ON Az. state school lands it would be deep do do.
    a place down stream from the trails end mill site has a fence one side is blm and forest service the other is state school trust land you are not allowed to even ride four wheelers in the washs on school land.
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    us
    May 2006
    Mesa, AZ
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    Re: Can you Dig on Arizona State Land

    You just have to get a prospecting permit (assuming your digging for precious metals). Call the main office in Phoenix for more info. What did you find?
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    Randy Wright
    History Lover

  4. #4

    Jan 2007
    Heavener oklahoma
    fisher gold bug2
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    Re: Can you Dig on Arizona State Land

    Google az state trust land it excludes prospecting for recreation.
    if you like what you are getting, keep doing what you are doing!!
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  5. #5
    pippinwhitepaws

    Re: Can you Dig on Arizona State Land

    http://www.metal-detecting-ghost-tow...n-Arizona.html

    it is a fine line to walk with a md in arizona.
    one can prospect...can collect up to 25lbs a day of specimen...pull out a md and gain an interview...
    r

  6. #6
    us
    Jun 2006
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    Re: Can you Dig on Arizona State Land

    Was told by a Phoenix officer that if you were on state trust land with a metal detector, you'll be cited & your machine confiscated as evidence. He couldn't answer if you'd get it back after you went to court. He also mentioned all law enforcement agencies enforce, just a matter of who's closer.

    My feeling on his vagueness was, it's better to leave State trust lands alone. There's hundreds of square miles of Arizona to search without the hassle of losing your equipment.

    Also, quoted more times than I can count "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" "30 days & $500, pay the clerk"
    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

    I think I know what my last words will be....
    "Hold my beer and watch this!"

  7. #7

    Oct 2007
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    Re: Can you Dig on Arizona State Land

    Roll the dice........................ you said you want to get out and meet "some new friends"........... . Maybe somebody will meet you...you never know who's looking
    "ya didn't hear that from me" YAHRRRR

    if it were me get the proper permits......sometimes you catch them off guard, once they see the permit, because most people don't have one.....they leave you a lone......generally its have a nice day.... I just tell them I am cleaning up the trash....well is int that what we generally find? so technically you are doing good..... go figure

    db




  8. #8

    Feb 2008
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    Re: Can you Dig on Arizona State Land

    Beware the spy in the sky. Not worth the risk. lastleg

  9. #9
    us
    Jun 2006
    Out in the hills near wherendaheckarwe
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    Re: Can you Dig on Arizona State Land

    Quote Originally Posted by lastleg
    Beware the spy in the sky. Not worth the risk. lastleg
    You know, now that you mention it. I heard they got a program were they're using game cameras or some other camera set ups to keep track of who's stealing pot shards & other indian artifacts. Guess it wouldn't be past them to put some up on State Trust land.


    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

    I think I know what my last words will be....
    "Hold my beer and watch this!"

  10. #10

    Jul 2005
    Calif
    35

    Re: Can you Dig on Arizona State Land

    OK ,say I get this permit. Now they will send someone out to watch me or get that big satelite in the sky to zoom in and look at my crack in my pants while I'm working. If I find something then they will take it away and tell me I was a bad boy for not leaving it in the ground for the "Professionals" to find. I'd rather take my chances without their meddling, but if they shoot you on the spot then I'll think twice about doing it the Government Way.

  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2010
    High Country Arizona
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    Re: Can you Dig on Arizona State Land

    Quote Originally Posted by BLACKFOOT
    ON Az. state school lands it would be deep do do.
    a place down stream from the trails end mill site has a fence one side is blm and forest service the other is state school trust land you are not allowed to even ride four wheelers in the washs on school land.
    AZ. just came out with a quad rec. permit for 25.00 a year. When you got your off road stamp from motor vehicle dept they should have given you a brochure. this is a good thing.
    Life is a Puzzle, the more pieces you can stick together the better! Glue and big hammers help.

  12. #12
    us
    DIE HARD TREASURE HUNTER

    Apr 2004
    White's XLT
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    Re: Can you Dig on Arizona State Land

    You know back in 1996 I called the BLM and ask them for a map of free land
    in where I can detect uranium so I do my radiological training of course I told them I'm vounteer from F.E.M.A and they send me every map they had where I detect uranium depoists. and they were kind enough to mark where state land
    is in red.
    My advise is Ask before doing and get your self a hand held GPS unit.
    Go in the early morning when it's cool outside.

  13. #13

    May 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by boogeyman View Post
    Was told by a Phoenix officer that if you were on state trust land with a metal detector, you'll be cited & your machine confiscated as evidence. He couldn't answer if you'd get it back after you went to court. He also mentioned all law enforcement agencies enforce, just a matter of who's closer.

    My feeling on his vagueness was, it's better to leave State trust lands alone. There's hundreds of square miles of Arizona to search without the hassle of losing your equipment.

    Also, quoted more times than I can count "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" "30 days & $500, pay the clerk"
    Ignorance of the law my A..! That's Bulls..t! Is everyone lawyers? No! Is there a law that says all citizen have to know the law? No! That's the lamest excuse I've ever heard! Do lawyers know all the laws? No! Do judges? No! That's the lame a.. people we have in our judicial system for you!
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  14. #14
    us
    Jan 2013
    Arizona
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    So that tells you there's stuff to be found on state trust lands

  15. #15
    us
    Give respect, get respect.

    May 2016
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    That is a fact! I had a package sent to my home by UPS and could not find it. They went to video satellite and got number from vehicle plate. I had to file claim and police report and that's just UPS!

 

 
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