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Ga laws

Posted by wendell mosley on March 30, 2012 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (3)

Hello Mr. Mosley,


Per your request regarding regulations regarding panning for gold, if you

intend to pan for gold as a "recreational" activity - no surface mining permit

is required. Suction dredging is not recommended in privately owned streams

and is not allowed in National Forests. The operation is to be kept within the

channel with no disturbance to banks.


On occasion - specific Primary Trout Streams may be closed to be protective

for wild trout spawning. The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division in

Gainesville Ga, 770/535-5498 may provide you with more details on this aspect.


The main thing for you to do though, is to obtain permission from property

owners of the streams, (written permission is best). If you intend to pan in

the Chattahoochee National Forest please refer to the Chattahoochee National

Forest website for further information.!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP\





If you have further questions please contact me at 404/362-4888.


Susan Wagner

Unit Manager

Surface Mining Unit

Environmental Protection Division



more info on dredging

Posted by wendell mosley on October 7, 2011 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (2)


The Only Reason I Left part of this up is to see How Easy it is to Trick People into Thinking This is the LAW !


Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) prohibits the discharge of dredge or fill material into waters of the United States without prior Department of the Army authorization.  >{The use of dredge in waters of the United States for prospecting or treasure hunting would require a Department of the Army Permit.<That is Wrong .


Under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, a Section 10 DA permit is normally required for work or structures in or affecting navigable waters of the U.S.  River such as the Coosa, Alabama, and Black Warrior, and their reservoirs are considered navigable waters of the United States, >and a Section 10 permit and a Section 404 permit would be required for prospecting or treasure hunting.< False  


The Corps of Engineers must ensure that projects authorized by a Department of the Army permit (pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act) also comply with provisions of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). < True


In accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), any Federal agency “having authority to license any undertaking shall, … prior to the issuance of any license… take into account the effect of the undertaking on any district, site, building, structure, or object that is included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register.”< True

The use of dredge in waters of the United States for prospecting or treasure hunting would require a Department of the Army Permit.< FALSE

This is so Easy to miss Unless You Know The Law !

Contact Your GPAA State Director For your state before Calling or sending Emails to Any State or Federal Agency !   We know the Laws that apply to your State or We can find out for you. As you see how Easy it is to Misslead People in to thinking You just read the Law on Dredging ! This is How The "Green Agenda" works, "Truth, lies, truth, false state ments, Truth, and Lies !  As you have seen Here.  If you need help with your State Just ask your State director, Contact Info can be found at>

Or call> 1-951-699-4749. or Toll free at > 1-800-551-9707.  Please feel free to contact me here or my Contact Info can be found at the Gpaa Link listed above, Miner Mike Finlay© GPAA Alabama State Director.  I hope This Clears up a lot of Problems that people have with Dredging Laws in Alabama and other States .




GPAA Magazine

Posted by wendell mosley on September 14, 2011 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)
The last issue of the GPAA magazin listed our Face Book page as a good place for activity . We have 118 members on Fb.. wish this sight had as many or more. so post more info and pic's maybe we can get this sight kicking like Fb

I need help

Posted by wendell mosley on June 14, 2011 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (6)

I need some one to help with the club finding places to go and things to do places for disconts and ways to make some money for the club so I can buy some tools and equipment to use on outings and other stuff  like give a ways

I added some club rules on the information/FAQ page may be more to come but for now thats all.

Thanks for being a part of Prospecting U S A


water laws

Posted by wendell mosley on January 17, 2011 at 12:12 PM Comments comments (2)



In Alabama you can't enter or transverse a stream that is bounded by private property without the land owners permission unless it is a navigable body of water. Public access is denied to non-navigable streams. The stream is considered property of the landowner. Most states consider all waters within the state are for public use. Alabama, Colorado, Indiana,Kansas & Pennsylvania are a few states that do not. If you are in a stream that is bounded by private property you are trespassing if you do not have landowner permission. Game wardens or any law enforcement officers can issue you a citation for trespassing and you will pay a fine. Any stream that is subjected to tidal changes are controlled by the state and fall into a different status.

have a good day


Posted by wendell mosley on January 8, 2011 at 1:26 AM Comments comments (0)

I been checking on permit's look's like no dredging in the Tallapoosa River got some rare

Muscle's  so I am told. I did find out that there is Platinum and silver in Alabama some near me now I have some thing more to look for.

New Places

Posted by wendell mosley on October 22, 2010 at 5:56 AM Comments comments (1)

I got permition to detect on Cleburne Co. Al. county owned property from the probate judge here is thee of them The Hopewell voting house, the court house property, and a long side of the Chief Ladiga Trail.

New link

Posted by wendell mosley on July 18, 2010 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

our new member Tim listed as twig al has a store called Alabama Prospecting Supply I added a link on the links page and he has a club Southeastern Treasure Hunters feel free to check it out and join if you want to. I did and he set up a place for our club on it I don't know how it works yet but I will


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