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Learn what it takes to stake a claim.

Chris D’Angelo, a reporter for the Huffington Post, wondered what it took to stake a mineral claim on federal land. So he set out to find all the necessary steps.

FROM THE ARTICLE:

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah — Forty miles as the crow flies west of Blanding, Utah, just up the road from the former uranium boomtown of Fry Canyon and a dirt airstrip, is a parcel of federal land historically valued for its radioactive metal and other hardrock minerals.

The tracks of mule deer and cattle criss-cross a maze of red rock, cacti and parched-looking shrubs. The only signs of human life are the contrails from airlines overhead and the sound of an occasional car buzzing along State Route 95.

Here is where I decided to stake my claim, the first step a prospector takes to mine public lands.

To read the full article: CLICK HERE

Gold and Outdoor Festival – Sonora, CA – Aug 22-23

Delta Gold DiggersThe Delta Gold Diggers will be hosting the Gold show this year in Sonora on August 22nd and 23rd. Join them for the whole weekend! There will be two Buildings packed with Booths with live Equipment and Panning Demonstrations. The event will be located right in the Heart of the MotherLoad! Next to the famous Woods Creek that flows right through Sonora. The event is Within a 15 to 30 minutes of GPAA, LDMA and Club Claims; close to Yosemite National Park, Jamestown Railroad Museum and many many other local attractions. Be sure to join the fun as there will be plenty of speakers and demonstrations!

For more information, visit the Delta Gold Diggers website HERE.

2015 Fraser River Gold Panning Championships!!

Coming up quick! (August 22nd – 23rd) This years event will be held at the Anderson Creek Campground in Boston Bar, BC Canada by gold panning champion Yukon Dan! (MAP)

If you want to get there early, there is FREE Gold Panning for all on August 20th & 21st! Gold panning on the Fraser River in Yale from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. All you bring is your boots! Also, August 22nd is “Free” metal detecting for kids 7:30 p.m. All money & one once copper bars found kids get to keep. (must bring own metal detector) Held at Anderson Creek Campground Boston Bar.

For more information, visit Yukon Dan’s website: http://yukondan.com/home.php?page=championships

VEGAS GOLD SHOW! NEXT WEEKEND! 4/25 – 4/26

If you haven’t been to a Gold Show you’re missing out! They are a ton of fun, and I’ve only been to the small one in Pamona, CA. I hear the Vegas show is spectacular!

So who else wants a bag of pay-dirt to pan every month??

Ok guys. I don’t know about you, but my wife is really into subscription boxes. She has them for snacks, flowers, cosmetics, jewelry; even the dog gets one every month. So I finally found one for that prospecting guy (or gal) like me. The “Dirt of The Month Club” from Roaring Camps in Pine Grove, CA. Imagine, a bag of pay-dirt right to your door…every month. Just ready to pan. 🙂

Check out the full story HERE. You can also visit Roaring Camps and do your own prospecting if you’re in the area. See their info page.

Good luck!
Dan

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