Bob - GPAA Outing at Loud Mine, GA '07.

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Oct. 2007.

I had the opportunity to attend the GPAA Outing over at Loud Mine, GA.  This was the first GPAA outing I attended, and I must say it turned out to be a super days.  The sun shined every day but each morning greeted us with a covering of frost as the temps hovered around 28 degrees.  Afternoons would hit the upper 50’s so it was just right for feeding the highbankers in the common operation.

Here’s a few Photo’s from the three days there, with shots of the gold I got.


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    Loud Mine's welcome sign



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    My home away from home for 3 nights.

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    Crissom Mine. The largest vendor there.
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    One of the many settlement ponds.


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    Fellow miner working his sluice.
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    Gathering up for the metal detector contest.  lol, I ended up with the last prize they gave away...

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    20' trench dug over the weekend supplying the pay dirt.  You can see the various layers along the wall.

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    Remains of the pay dirt near the sluicing area.

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GPAA share - #86 draw.  Nugget towards the top, plus the fines from the bag of black sands.
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Piece of Indian pottery found while sluicing.  Others took home some nice arrowheads.
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Gold found while sluicing on my own.  Almost matched the Common fines.