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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

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This looks like a FUN trip…Finland!

I just found out that there is a village in Finland that has pretty much dedicated their tourism to gold mining. What!? I know! The scenery looks amazing and the color doesn’t look too bad either. Best part? They are open all year long. They have indoor gold panning during the winter. PLUS, they are holding the 2019 World Gold Panning Championship in August.

Here’s a little from the article I found the village on

“Finnish Lapland is the land of myths, legends, and dreams. Many are centered on Lapland’s gold fields and those people who, even today, are chasing after the world’s purest gold – the one found in and around the Lemmenjoki and Ivalojoki rivers.”

“Every year, the gold fever infects adventurers and tourists from near and far, too. Rising and falling for almost 150 years, the gold fever, with all its human drama of heroes and villains, has helped shape the cultural history of Northern Lapland. Kai. J. Rantanen, born in Southern Finland, was lured by gold as a young man while hitchhiking to Norway. He stopped in the Lemmenjoki area and never left.”

New GEM Location!

Geology Adventures

I found a new gem site that is a little different than all the rest. Bob Jackson takes people out on gem finding adventures all over the world! He’s based in Washington but does quite a few tours outside the state. He has a schedule up on his website, and space is limited on his tours!

Looking for used/inexpensive gold toys?

Hey! The GPAA has set up a classifieds section on their website just for selling or buying prospecting equipment. Looking for a deal on a new metal detector or dredge? Check it out!

Big nugget in Arizona

Here’s a nice little tale of what persistence will get you. Sometimes you come home with nothing but black sand and trash. Sometimes you come home a winner!

Visit the GPAA website for the full story.

CLICK HERE

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