GPS Contest Win a Free GPS Unit, Software and a book!

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Ted and I have decided the internet prospecting community needs a new contest so we thought one up and best of all its no cost to you :D


We'll even pay the shipping

There will be a winner!

What the winner will receive:

A Garmin Etrex GPS unit value = $149.00

National Geographic Backroads 3D Software value = $50.00

Placer Gold Deposits of Arizona by Maureen G. Johnson value = $8.95

What are the requirements?

You must be a member of Arizona Gold Prospectors forum and of the blogs.

An email address is required to join both sites.

We are not collecting email addreses.

If that is a concern of yours get a free email account at or or similar, use it to join and activate your membership and never use that email address again

The reason why you need to join the forum/blog is that you will have to post your answers on the Arizona Gold Prospectors forum and some clues may require Gold Placer Blogs membership to view the clues and so the contest results can be tracked by all

Register for the Arizona Gold Prospectors forum

Register for the Gold Placer Blogs

This is a points based contest.

There will be questions to answer, clues to look for and more!

Clues could be anywhere on either website, or or on, or any other site we choose to include

The first person to hit 50 points wins, the contest will run for 60 days.

If no one reaches 50 points the person with the most points wins on day 60

In the event of a tie a tie breaker question will be posed and the first person to answer wins

Questions could be worth 1 point, 5 points or 8 points, so even if you join in the contest late you still have a chance :D

Someone will win - might as well be you :D

There will be a thread on the Arizona Gold Prospectors forum for the contest.

When you know the answer to a question or clue post it on that thread.

The first poster for each question, clue, etc. with the correct answer wins a point and the points will be publicly displayed and tracked

TOR users and prospecting equipment dealers cannot participate.

So register on both websites and join in the fun :D

The contest begins soon :D

This is the official contest url:

Garmin Etrex GPS

Find Cities, Exits, Waypoints and Points of Interest

8 MB internal memory for downloading MapSource maps

Stores 1,000 Waypoints with symbol; 20 routes with up to 125 waypoints each

Automatic track log saves up to 10 tracks to retrace your path - up to 10,000 track points

Built-in calendar with best fishing and hunting time recommendations

Compact size: 4.4 x 2.0 x 1.2 inches

Weights only 5.3 ounces

Up to 18 hours use on two "AA"

Meets rigid IEC 529 IPX7 submersible standard

Memory backup

Limited one-year warranty

With the eTrex Legend GPS, GARMIN has loaded a full basemap of North and South America into one small unit.

The basemap contains lakes, rivers, cities, interstates, national and state highways, railroads and coastlines. The Garmin eTrex Legend GPS is also equipped with additional memory totaling eight megabytes. The added memory allows the Garmin eTrex Legend GPS to accept downloaded map data from GARMIN's entire line of MapSource® CD-ROMs. The Garmin eTrex Legend GPS comes in a brightly-colored translucent blue case that really makes the unit stand out. New to the product design, GARMIN has included marine aids to navigation in addition to the basemap. These navigational aids are pre-loaded into each unit from the factory. Enjoy the astonishing detail of the Garmin eTrex Venture GPS's High Resolution (160 x 288 pixels) display and bright backlighting.

The Garmin eTrex Legend GPS supports the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) differential GPS corrections through a system of ground stations and geosyncronous satellites. Without any additional equipment or fees, the Garmin eTrex Legend GPS uses WAAS to realize position accuracy of better than 9 feet, 95% of the time (typical).

National Geographic Backroads 3D

Packed with easy-to-use tools and functionality, this is the perfect software to visualize your trip before you go. View any point on the topographic map in 3D or draw a route and see a 3D fly thru of your route. With nationwide cover, you can discover new tucked away towns, pristine lakes, spectacular summits, and landmark treasures of the United States. Make the maps your own by customizeing them with routes, GPS waypoints, photos, symbols, notes, and web links. Print photo-quality maps as keepsakes or to share with others on your trip. Back Roads Explorer 3D enables you to discover the U.S. -- whether it is a scenic drive, hiking trail, or fishing spot you will have the most accurate and up-to-date maps.


3D views and fly-thru's

Seamless 1:100,000 scale USGS topographic maps, for 1:24,000 scale maps see our TOPO! State series

Urban and rural road overlays that you can toggle on and off to update the USGS maps

Elevation profiling - draw a route and TOPO! generates a chart showing distance and elevation

Enhanced shaded relief that can be toggled on or off

GPS users can upload and download waypoints and routes, including GPX files for geocaching

Add your own notes, symbols, photos, and web links to the maps

Select the exact area you need and print in landscape or portrait on any inkjet, laser printer, or plotter

Search over 2 million points of interest

Compatible with Windows & Macintosh operating systems.

Placer Gold Deposits of Arizona by Maureen G. Johnson

One of the best books you can get on gold prospecting in Arizona

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Great News :D

GotGold has sweetened the post with a copy of Hystware Mines and Minerals :D

Mines and Minerals Value = $ 99.95

Mines and Minerals is one of the most powerful research tools a prospector can have!

Check out the Hystware website:

Product Info:

A BIG Thank You to Got Gold :D

That makes this contest worth over $300.00 :D

The contest starts sometime tomorrow evening or night, 12-9, Arizona time, get ready :D

Good Luck :D


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