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    Looking for prospecting advice for the Placerville Ca area.

    Hello! Im' looking for advice on a place I can go to in the Placerville area to practice setting up and using my sluice box. I recently bought a 50" folding backpack sluice but I have never used one before. I have watched a number of videos on youtube on setting one up properly but it has been difficult locating a spot that's not on a claim. I am looking for an area on the south fork american river or a local creek with enough water flow. I am not looking for anyone's hidden spot, just an area you might have noticed that might be a good place for me to set up and run material through set up dams and get water flow right so when I do locate a good spot I'm not figuring out all this there. Also I found a website named diggins with lists and locations of claims. Does anyone know if this site keeps information up to date? I would hate to get to a claim they said is inactive then find out i'm on an active claim. Thanks!

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    Gold Prospectors Association of America meets quarterly in Sacramento. Next mtg. please call Jim Hutchings, 530-367-5108. For show dates check: www.goldprospectors.org or call 1-800-551-9797.Club has claims and outings. Their "Pick & Shovel Gazette" has good information for everyone!. Roseville Rock Rollers Gem & Mineral Society meets 2nd Tues. monthly, Roseville Fairgrounds, 800 All American City Blvd., or www.rockrollers.com or (916) 961-6868, rockrollers@hotmail.comSac.Valley Detecting Buffs meet 1st Thurs. monthly, Sac.County Old SMUD Bldg. corner Elkhorn & Don Julio in No. Highlands, check out their website - www.sacramentovalleydetectingbuffs.com El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society, for info 530-676-2472 or www.eldoradomineralandgem.orgPlacerville Gold Country Treasure Seekers, a metal detecting club, Ken Wright, k2wright@mindspring.com

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    Thank you Sir!

    I appreciate the information greatly!
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