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Question about GPAA Cripple River Gold Camp


DolanDave

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I was just wondering if anyone has ever been to the GPAA cripple river gold camp, and their experiences. I was thinking about going, but would like to find out from others on this forum their experiences. I read on another forum where a gentleman and his friend were doing about 2-3 ounces a day on the beaches finding the flour gold, but they were working the beach boxes 16 hours a day. Dave

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Thats not too far fetched but you gotta really be working it. There is still much hard rock mining going on there. My brother lived there for many years, as he mentioned on this site. So I got to work many of the smaller claims there. But they have also turned the whole town of Cripple Creek into a casino town, so dont lose you money!

I have panned many of the smaller creeks there and have always shown color. There is a really good creek running right next to the Air Force base near the front range that gives me great pickers and some nuggets. Let me know if you want any specific information on the area, I still have all of my brothers maps after he died.

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Thats not too far fetched but you gotta really be working it. There is still much hard rock mining going on there. My brother lived there for many years, as he mentioned on this site. So I got to work many of the smaller claims there. But they have also turned the whole town of Cripple Creek into a casino town, so dont lose you money!

I have panned many of the smaller creeks there and have always shown color. There is a really good creek running right next to the Air Force base near the front range that gives me great pickers and some nuggets. Let me know if you want any specific information on the area, I still have all of my brothers maps after he died.

DolanDave is talking about Cripple River AK not Cripple Creek CO.

Gary

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I know, thats what I was thinking John, if someone was pulling out 2-3 ounces a day there, wouldnt everyone and their mother be there, especially now since the economy. :stupidrb:

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I know, thats what I was thinking John, if someone was pulling out 2-3 ounces a day there, wouldnt everyone and their mother be there, especially now since the economy. :stupidrb:

Dave, beach mining in AK is a totally differnent animal 'equipment' wise. Check out the "Pop and Sluice" thread on the AK mining forum, it may be archived but well worth the info.

Oh and, Hosher John pretty much said it all, but the streak just depends on availabilty (mother nature) and it isn't always there but can happen on "some" occassions. Go for the fun, the gold is a bonus!

Gary

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