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Hello everyone I'd like to document my expeditions this year.

This will be my first season of being an "Electronic Prospector". I've studied most of the summer and am ready to go. I still need to learn more about Geology but I'm hoping this will come with time in the field.

I look forward to posting my adventures/expeditions with you all ūüôā¬†

--Garik

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Hey Garik,

   Like Adam mentioned, you are right in the middle of the San Domingo gold fields.  Learning geology is great, but keep in mind, gold is where you find it!  I have found gold nuggets in many places that the textbook geology wouldn't favor.  That being said, I would prefer to be in a mineralized belt vs. a non-mineralized belt.  

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I'm back! was awesome! didn't make it too Sando but made it too Cass No. 9 instead. 

I wanted to walk from claim corner marker to each corner marker but only made it about 200ft from the SE claim marker. The reason was as i was going i just couldn't resist digging up (everything) hot rocks lol. I used the GM1000 today and its seriously sensitive and to be honest i like my EQ800 way better. I didn't find any gold but i did find 2 bird shot and...waaait for it....i found a new friend lol!! :) 

 

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And here is my new friend lol!...I named him "ClaimJump" :) 

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Hey Garik,

   I think that claim, Gene's Dream is on the Black Canyon Wash.  There are nuggets there along the Black Canyon, but it's spotty.  I would search for old ancient benches or shallow bedrock areas in the bottom and up on the benches.  

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Yep black canyon wash and or bumble bee creek. I will do that thanks Rob :)

Adam. Yes, I post a homemade badge of my next expedition date etc. along with the actual satellite photo of the claim. I'm trying to be creative and add some fun more less. I should be at the claim on Oct 22nd for about 4hrs.

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Im curious as well-I didnt even know the RR had any claims out that way  so I emailed them about it and they said yes they aquired some new claims but they werent available to the members yet-So my question is how did you get the claim info ??? B) Mike C...:ph34r:

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Hi GPX Power, about a month ago Pete told me to keep an eye out for a new claim that will show up in the Rye area. So i waited and kept checking LandMatters and bingo! it showed up a week ago. I thought if it was listed it was available. I didn't make it to the claim anyway.

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I'm back everyone, I¬†didn't find anything because i didn't even make it to the destination.¬†But close. I enjoyed myself nonetheless. My girlfriend hated every bit of it, lol. She also slipped and fell on the GM1000, scraped herself up and now the¬†GM1000 wobbles a hair. I wont even go into the complaining I heard about walking up the hills.¬†ūüôā

I got there at about 11:30am temp was about 75F. It was VERY close to highway 87. Decent dirt road to the place where we parked. Continuation to the destination needed a ATV which i didn't have. The walk to the destination is about 3750ft.

The area seemed not so touched by man sorta speak. was quiet, saw a prospector come out on a ATV and rode past us.

I started at the purple box.

I ended up at the light blue box. (notice the white turn in the wash, i have a picture)

The red box was my actual destination.

I think i'm going to get a Honda Pioneer 500. I can't be spending my whole time walking to these claims.¬†ūüôā

Here below is what the new area looks like. I'm too new to determine if this location looks good, but i'm guessing it looks good.

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Just a FYI. I emailed Pete from RRPC and got a response about the new claim. The club is waiting for the NOI (Notice of Intent) from the Tonto National Forest before it can be released. So i'll have to wait to go back to the Golden Nickel.

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