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A note about mining in the Allatoona Lake area of Georgia
« on: April 14, 2014, 08:28:13 PM »
For anyone that pans in the Allatoona Lake area of Georgia please remember to follow the rules there just like here. I have had several people from down there tell me that some prospectors from Tennessee have been down there "tearing the place up". I don't have names or specifics on what has been done. I am sure nobody on here would do this but I am posting this as a reminder in case someone is not familiar with the rules. Here is a link to the rules; http://www.sam.usace.army.mil/Portals/46/docs/recreation/OP-AL/Docs/Gold%20panningpolicy.pdf

Have fun and find some yeller,

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Re: A note about mining in the Allatoona Lake area of Georgia
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 09:01:23 PM »
We can be our own worst enemy at times. We never would have been in this mess if a handful of prospectors would have used common sense when prospecting in our state.
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Re: A note about mining in the Allatoona Lake area of Georgia
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 10:05:06 PM »
I agree Chuck.

Isn't it about time Bryan and Ace do a public apology?

Even though it won't buy us anything.

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Re: A note about mining in the Allatoona Lake area of Georgia
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2014, 10:36:10 PM »
Tom, we are 2 years past that issue. What we need to do now is to learn from this and not make that mistake again. 
Let's move forward and not backwards.
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Re: A note about mining in the Allatoona Lake area of Georgia
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2014, 10:44:52 PM »
Kinda looks like we are still right in the middle of the same issue or the results of it.
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Re: A note about mining in the Allatoona Lake area of Georgia
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2014, 10:52:11 PM »
Chuck,

It was only at the last meeting that I learned who the perpetrators were.

Your right it was 2 years ago, but it was swept under the Rug so quick, I think everyone still deserves to know.

That said I am moving on, as it is now common knowledge.

We can muster the Militia, like at the Bundy Ranch and maybe the Powers to be would have to back down.

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Re: A note about mining in the Allatoona Lake area of Georgia
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2015, 02:22:56 PM »
I cut my prospecting teeth there. Unlike the Coker creek area, you don't have to deal with national forest rangers. It's mainly Army corps engineers. I have never been approached or bothered by them, but if panners fail to respect the rules, we will all eventually suffer! So don't let your greed get ahead of your brains.

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Re: A note about mining in the Allatoona Lake area of Georgia
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2015, 08:45:44 PM »
I hate to hear than Al.  I was hoping the drop in gold price would weed out the idiots, but apparently not.