So I moved to AZ last year from California and I'm getting the gold fever again. I've prospected in many parts of California and some in AZ so now I want to establish a somewhat regular outing before it gets too damn hot.
I'll probably be using a dry wash and pans until I can afford a metal detector. Metal detectors are usually the best way to go out here in AZ because there just haven't been the constant river streams that will concentrate the gold like in California. So it's no uncommon here to have a "good" day of metal detecting and finding 3-5 (wheatberry sized and up) nuggets in a day.
If anyone has experience looking up information at BLM offices (topo maps, sections, mining claims) that would help since my hours at work are pretty much set. Besides joining a gold club that already have claims, I thought looking up the information ourselves could work. If it's too difficult we can just join a club.
As for trips, I usually try to just make it a day trip but we could combine an outing with a camping trip or something some weekend as well.
If anyone likes the thought of an adventure let me know here. I will try to update this thread as trips and efforts need to be coordinated.
ZERO Experience required!
I want to make this clear that all are welcome, this is for all people who want to have an adventure, hang out, and have some good fun/beer/whatever as well.