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You can't legally prospect Arizona State lands with a recreational permit. That's a big no no.

You can legally prospect a specific section of State land with a Mineral Exploration Permit. That permit is $500 and takes about a month to process so it's probably not appropriate for the casual visitor to be directed to State lands.

Stay off State Lands for prospecting if you want to enjoy your visit. Locally to Wickenburg most BLM managed land that hasn't been claimed is open to prospecting. Your best bet is to pick a spot near where there are existing mining claims. You can get a view of which Sections are open by visiting the Land Matters Mining Claim Maps. It's free and the most current information available on the internet.

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5 hours ago, GhostMiner said:

If you go out there, make sure you stay off this guy's claim.

Nothing like a little drama to get the conversation going ghostminer!

Jeff's claims are about 180 miles north of Wickenburg by mule. About 6 more miles by car. I think your average Wickenburg prospector is safe from Jeff as long as they stay off the internet.聽 I'll bet he appreciates you putting up his link though. 馃槂

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29 minutes ago, Clay Diggins said:

You can't legally prospect Arizona State lands with a recreational permit. That's a big no no.

Thank you (again) Clay Diggins, you may have saved this gent some serious money, a waste of time waiting for the permit that is not a permit for prospecting, and if he was seriously unlucky, having his equipment confiscated.

Good one

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I鈥檓 going to be out in the Bradshaws on the 24th if you feel like going further north and meeting up. I don鈥檛 know the area, researched claims, and know the 800 pretty well. I guess at the very least, I can give you tips on how to use the machine and am confident if my 800 goes over gold I will find it.聽

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7 hours ago, Clay Diggins said:

You can't legally prospect Arizona State lands with a recreational permit. That's a big no no.

You can legally prospect a specific section of State land with a Mineral Exploration Permit. That permit is $500 and takes about a month to process so it's probably not appropriate for the casual visitor to be directed to State lands.

Stay off State Lands for prospecting if you want to enjoy your visit. Locally to Wickenburg most BLM managed land that hasn't been claimed is open to prospecting. Your best bet is to pick a spot near where there are existing mining claims. You can get a view of which Sections are open by visiting the Land Matters Mining Claim Maps. It's free and the most current information available on the internet.

Correct, I shared the link for camping purposes only, that's why I also included the rules page, not just the form.

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6 hours ago, Clay Diggins said:

Jeff's claims are about 180 miles north of Wickenburg by mule.

Goofus/claim salter's claims are up here in Lost Basin, literally less than 1/2 mile from where I live.. we always know when he and his collection of suckers, I mean patreon members are here in town, all the atv tracks and dirt roads are littered with empty water bottles and trash including what blows into our yards.

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12 hours ago, sevastras said:

I鈥檓 going to be out in the Bradshaws on the 24th if you feel like going further north and meeting up. I don鈥檛 know the area, researched claims, and know the 800 pretty well. I guess at the very least, I can give you tips on how to use the machine and am confident if my 800 goes over gold I will find it.聽

much appreciate that, but i cant get away from the family that day

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