Jul 15, 2012, 06:08 PM
Anyone in washington state?
Hello, I am new to the site, can anyone point me in the proper direction for reliable and relatively up to date info from washington. Any and all info would be much appreciated, I would like to get out asap being as there is not a very long season here. Thanks
Jul 15, 2012 06:08 PM
Jul 16, 2012, 01:21 PM
You might check in with Prospectors Plus in Gold Bar. They have a store, lots of area to prospect, lots of good equipment, and lots of great people to help out. Where in Wa are you? Doug.
Jul 16, 2012, 07:02 PM
I live in kitsap county. New to prospecting, but learning quickly. I joined GPAA and attended the western Washington meeting in Port Orchard last Saturday.
Jul 16, 2012, 11:33 PM
Going to the GPAA redbird claim next weekend. Do not where I am going, but I have the GPS cords.
Jul 17, 2012, 01:12 PM
Prospectors Plus is having an outing in Liberty next weekend that they're calling Dredge Camp. Dredging season opens so they're going to be running dredges there. If you get over that way tell them I sent you. Doug.
Jul 17, 2012, 10:41 PM
You might want to check out bedrock Prospectors. They are in the Tacoma area and have claims scattered over blewett pass, the index area and the natchez river. a good group of folks there. Look them up on the web.
Jul 18, 2012, 07:33 PM
I am in centralia(lewis), can anyone give me links to websites for these groups? It would be greatly appreciated.
Jul 18, 2012, 07:39 PM
Gold Prospectors association of America(GPAA). They have some chapters in Washington. But there are more organizations around. I only went with the GPAA because my father-I law is a member.
Jul 18, 2012, 07:42 PM
I have an old friend who belongs to Prospectors Plus. He had a lot of luck last year up around Liberty on some,of their claims.
Jul 19, 2012, 10:38 AM
Prospectors Plus: Home
Here's a link to Prospectors Plus. The also have a south end chapter that meets in Federal Way also. Doug.
Jul 19, 2012, 07:57 PM
Thank you guys very much. Its nice to finally find someone who shares this interest... I have been using youtube to learn and it just doesnt seem to work as well... lol
Jul 19, 2012, 09:31 PM
You tube is great for showing little hints and tricks.
Jul 25, 2012, 06:48 PM
I got my Washington state HPA today. Ready for the wwgpaa outing to the beaches.
Jul 25, 2012, 08:58 PM
"Three left turns make a right turn"
Cool. Haven't done the beach stuff yet in WA. Is the HPA required still? I think I remember reading an article a while back when WA opened up beach prospecting to a limited number of folks. Not sure what the laws are now though.
I found a little bit of flour gold and flakes in the Miller River area up by Grotto. It's small but it was colorful at least. Here's a poor picture.
Little color in the pan.
Jul 25, 2012, 11:19 PM
Faxed in my papers in a week ago Monday. Got the HPA today.
There are only certain spots open on the coast.
If you do apply for the HPA mark all the equipment and spaces open. The permit( it is free) is good for 5 years. The people I have talked to said even if you do not own the equipment yet you might.
Jul 26, 2012, 05:15 PM
beach hpa sounds awesome. grats. who do you apply for that through?
Jul 27, 2012, 09:45 AM
Go into the WA dept of fish and game and look for permits then look for a JARPA form. That's the one you fill out for your permit. Doug.
Aug 04, 2012, 10:59 PM
im in Kent.
dont get out much anymore since switching to a local driver with my company, guess my gold is in larger paychecks now
Aug 11, 2012, 08:46 PM
Ok Washington gold is small, but every little bit helps.
Sep 15, 2012, 09:33 PM
Mining on the beach was fun today. Tons of black sand and fine gold.
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