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  1. #1
    Oct 2011
    Valley Springs, Ca.
    Tesoro Bandido
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    NorCal ?

    I have a question for NorCal people. Would like to find a place to run a sluice but mostly a place to camp to do it. Free camping is good. Any advice?

  2. #2

    May 2013
    The Golden State
    Whites Goldmaster V/SAT. VibraProbe. Bazooka 48" Prospector Sluice. Shorts. Chickens + Goats + Goldhounds. 35' Chris Craft Caribbean motorsailer. FISH OIL + BURLAP
    4837 times
    Ruck a chucky. Mineral Bar. Bear River.
    I am a teacher, hydrologist, biologist and a prospector.

  3. #3
    Jul 2011
    169 times
    Many places to camp for a small fee campgrounds. Areas between Placerville and Auburn on 49. You can park along 49 at the middle and north fork confluence American, as easy to get to and walk as far as necessary. Lots of bedrock. Most likely picked over, but you never know. So much there be creative. Good luck.

  4. #4
    Jul 2011
    169 times
    Water levels are low so new ground prospecting may produce good finds as new areas exposed. Otherwise go to unusual areas away from the water as many stay close.

  5. #5
    Oct 2011
    Valley Springs, Ca.
    Tesoro Bandido
    39 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks everyone. Will check out some of these places.

  6. #6

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
    4390 times
    Free camping draws in some of the les desireable people around your camp, especially while your gone digging!
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  7. #7

    Nov 2013
    West Sacramento, CA
    260 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Bear River Camp Ground is pretty awesome! fun cheap camping... gotta bring in water or in my case beer but the Gold is everywhere. North of Colfax
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  8. #8
    Jan 2011
    Vacaville, CA
    Whites MXT, Minelab Eureka gold
    286 times
    Mineral Bar, Bear River as well as Iowa Hill are all charging now to even park on the side of the county road for an hour. Ticks me off to no end. Why do I have to pay to park on property that belongs already to the public? So some fat cat county guy can get a raise I figure. Certainly not to maintain the shoulder of the road or trails. For decades it was free, actually a century or more it was free. Now we have to pay. They are decent camp sites though rough camping at best.
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  9. #9
    Dec 2013
    California East Bay
    243 times
    Gold Prospecting
    Mineral Bar is not cheap for camping. 28 dollars a night? That does not sit with me well, stupid prices.
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  10. #10

    Sep 2012
    MD-20,GMT,Gold Bug pro, pro pointer, Sluice, Dredge, Eyes
    46 times
    Get a surface management map from the BLM. Camp on public land for free, just don't stay in one place for more than two weeks. Learn how to use BLMs LR2000 to check for open ground to prospect/mine on. Print and carry the "geo index report" you find on LR2000. Consider getting a GPS and a surface management chip for it, this is a good way to know for sure who's land you are on.
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  11. #11
    Mar 2003
    6643 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Lousy maps by blm(don't show claims or anything under 80 acres as land stewardship only) and LR2000 is junk. The BLM is trying to take my claims as not listed ,but legal since 92 in trinity county. This may in open public meetings they pulled this garbage,now proven to FS super that bs comes from BLM. Forest service maps always more accurate but only shows public vs private and not claims. That issue solved and oops yet again and again. Pay a few bucks and relax better in a camp hosted so your stuff don't disappear when your at the creek/river-John
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