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Crotalidae75

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Well, I decided to join this forum, because I had recently taken an interest in gold prospecting... after watching Dan Hurd's videos on Youtube, I decided it might an interesting thing to do. I'm not entirely new to treasure hunting, though, having done some metal detecting in years past, but not in some time now. I have an older Minelab Sovereign Elite, with the Sunray pinpointer, and a 180-modded meter as well. Living in the Sacramento region, I am not very far from the famous Mother Lode that ignited the California Gold Rush over a century and a half ago.

Sure enough, I mentioned it to my brother and he's keen on finding a spot somewhere nearby in the hills east of Sacramento to possibly make a placer mining claim. In fact I found such a site, but I have yet to scout it out, although there doesn't appear to be any current mining claims on it. At some point I will have to contact the BLM to verify all of that, and ask for map of a nearby mining claim, so I know exactly where its boundaries are.

So, hopefully I get into this interesting hobby/past-time, as it seems like a hell of a lot of fun. I have a handful of questions regarding mining claims and the like but I figure I'll ask in the relevant forums.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello.
 

vpnavy

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Welcome Aboard! You didn't list your state (or country) in your profile. So, you might consider jumping over to Sub-Forum: Select Your Area.... and selecting location information (i.e., clubs, hunts, finds, legends, maps, etc.) directly related to your state (or country). You might also consider adding your state (or country) to your displayed profile (SETTINGS -> EDIT PROFILE) so if you ask a question, etc. - members may have more success helping you (your location may help etc.)...
 

teleprospector

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CreakyDigger

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Welcome from upstate NY! Lots of knowledge here and people freely share. It's a great place.
 
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Crotalidae75

Crotalidae75

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Dec 9, 2021
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Northern California
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Welcome Aboard! You didn't list your state (or country) in your profile. So, you might consider jumping over to Sub-Forum: Select Your Area.... and selecting location information (i.e., clubs, hunts, finds, legends, maps, etc.) directly related to your state (or country). You might also consider adding your state (or country) to your displayed profile (SETTINGS -> EDIT PROFILE) so if you ask a question, etc. - members may have more success helping you (your location may help etc.)...

Actually, I did have my state listed, as above... Northern California. But I went and set my location to US, in my profile, since I missed that part. And, thanks, I'll take a look at the California-specific forum. My questions relate to making mining claims, I'm sure someone will have an answer.
 

HuntH2002

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Welcome from Texas :wave:
 

vpnavy

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Actually, I did have my state listed, as above... Northern California. But I went and set my location to US, in my profile, since I missed that part. And, thanks, I'll take a look at the California-specific forum. My questions relate to making mining claims, I'm sure someone will have an answer.
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Shame on me! Seems that I had a senior moment. :) Take a look at Forum: California for information (i.e., clubs, etc.) directly related to your state.
 

devldog

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Mar 9, 2012
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Georgia
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A Big Welcome to You to the Tnet forum from Georgia.
 
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Crotalidae75

Crotalidae75

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Dec 9, 2021
4
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Northern California
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Just wanted to thank everyone for their welcomes. I'm about to post in the California-specific forum there, about my questions regarding mining claims - despite my best efforts, a few things about the procedure aren't so clear. Anyway, thanks, everyone.
 
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Well, I decided to join this forum, because I had recently taken an interest in gold prospecting... after watching Dan Hurd's videos on Youtube, I decided it might an interesting thing to do. I'm not entirely new to treasure hunting, though, having done some metal detecting in years past, but not in some time now. I have an older Minelab Sovereign Elite, with the Sunray pinpointer, and a 180-modded meter as well. Living in the Sacramento region, I am not very far from the famous Mother Lode that ignited the California Gold Rush over a century and a half ago.

Sure enough, I mentioned it to my brother and he's keen on finding a spot somewhere nearby in the hills east of Sacramento to possibly make a placer mining claim. In fact I found such a site, but I have yet to scout it out, although there doesn't appear to be any current mining claims on it. At some point I will have to contact the BLM to verify all of that, and ask for map of a nearby mining claim, so I know exactly where its boundaries are.

So, hopefully I get into this interesting hobby/past-time, as it seems like a hell of a lot of fun. I have a handful of questions regarding mining claims and the like but I figure I'll ask in the relevant forums.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello.
Welcome to the forum!
 

Bart@Big Boys Hobbies

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Call for your Treasurenet special discount! Be sure to mention Tnet when you call!
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Welcome to the great forum!
 

Gare

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Dec 30, 2012
5,179
9,955
Canton Ohio Area
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Presently using Deus's have Minelabs, Nokta's Tesoro's Have them all . Have WAY to many need to get rid of some
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Welcome to a VERY FINE internet forum !! TREASURENET :)
 

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