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  1. 5 points
    Think I will go and bop around in the desert until it gets too hot... Have to try a new video camera and need a nugget fix, hope some of you can get out this weekend. Lots of big rain at the LSD so gonna go have a look at the changes. Good Hunting
  2. 5 points
    Thank you Swamp, I'm a big believer in karma. Jen
  3. 4 points
    Had a Hoot this morning. Noticed some Roaches in the kitchen last week so I put out Mouse Sticky Traps we had left over baited with a bit of meat. I hate using them for the mice . Can't handle looking them in the eyes all glued up still alive. We use good ol Victors for them. One Snap, On Kill ! Any Hooo All Hell Broke Loose in the kitchen this morning. I hear this THUMPING Bouncing kinda noise and go in to see what ta ell was going on. We get Rock Squirrels making there way into the house quite often. They come in and rob the dog food all the time. Here's this Big Butt Rock Squirrel Flailing around with a Sticky Trap stuck to it's back foot. Having Fits it was. Noticing Me Noticing Him/Her it really freaked out and went to crazy town. Looked like that Tasmanian Devil doing the Whirlwind thing in the Cartoon for a minute. Freed it's self and Streaked behind the freezer out a hole in the wall. Want to bet it comes back ?
  4. 3 points
    I've been trying to hold my tongue on this thread but the comments are sort of flying in the face of reality. To begin with I know both Desertpilot and the other individual. Many of you know both of them. In fact several people on this and other forums have been invited to work this claim through the years. Both of these guys are honest men in my experience. I'm pretty sure when things calm down and some thought goes into this there can be a resolution. As Desertpilot pointed out he's seen this claim worked for seven years. I can tell you this claim has been worked by the same family across two generations. The person Desertpilot is talking about supports his family by mining this and a few other claims. He is a miner. He has moved car sized boulders on this particular claim to get to the gold. As you can imagine he is not a small or weak man. I'm sure some of you are now thinking "Hey isn't that...?" I'd rather not get into sharing names or details here so lets just leave that for PMs between yourselves or whatever. Suffice it to say it would be unwise to consider force or violence as a possible solution. Children are involved also so any contact should remain peaceful in intent. It's not just about law but common sense, no claim is worth endangering the lives of anyone. Please leave the macho bluster behind, as I see Desertpilot wisely already has. I'm not even going to approach the issue as to whether either one of these men have a valid claim. As I have pointed out many times the law is clear that only a court can decide claim validity disputes. Not the BLM and certainly not another prospector, miner or locator can determine that. Only a court. Claim validity is decided by a court based on only one criteria - the law of possession. Not paperwork, filing dates or stakes, although those can be considered when a court determines possession. The person who Desertpilot was challenging on this claim is not required to maintain stakes or monuments. No claim owner in Arizona has to maintain those although it would be wise for any claim owner to attempt to keep his claim well marked. As Desertpilot remarked he may just "work a open location covertly". An unmarked claim is not that far from a location worked covertly. Desertpilot has become proficient at researching, prospecting and locating productive mining claims. He has learned the skills needed to become successful. The claim being discussed here is productive. As Desertpilot pointed out the person who is mining this location is not good at paperwork, maps or dealing with government requirements. The courts through the last 140 years have many times recognized the fact that often miners are better at mining than filing paperwork. As a result they have a history of being very lenient with poor location work and descriptions as long as the paperwork is recorded and filed on time. The locator's intent is often the deciding factor in determining whether a location is valid when the paper description is in dispute. I don't see a good outcome here for either claimant in court. Hard feelings between two miners in the same area is not good for other miners either. If I were asked by both parties what might be the best solution I would suggest that they talk it out. One party already contacted me on this and that is probably where the note Desertpilot referred to started. It appears they have now spoken to one another. Considering their various skills there might be a good outcome if they cooperated on ensuring a good claim location and paperwork and some mutual mining. That's just a suggestion, I'm sure two honest men can come to a resolution that suits both of them with some effort.
  5. 2 points
    Been out a few times , got to take my dad to the VA so when all the appointments get done then out again.
  6. 2 points
    The AT Gold is a very capable nugget detector under most conditions though it can struggle a bit in really hot ground. Trick is to fully learn your detector and how to best set it up for the area you plan to hunt. I would suggest sticking with what you have and learn to find gold with it or why you want to switch before jumping to buy another detector right away. If a more sensitive detector is what you are leaning to when thinking about the GB2 I would seriously look at the Minelab Gold Monster 1000 for ease of use and sensitivity to very small targets.... Perhaps try and make the Fall Outing and we can give ya some pointers Good hunting...
  7. 2 points
    You are running out of excuses to not to go detecting
  8. 1 point
    So I've been watching a particular piece of ground for seven years. The claim owner has filed incorrectly every year with different errors. (Incorrect claim measurements, claiming over patented/wilderness, incorrect legal description) Over the past seven years his paperwork has been dorked up and the blm has rejected his paperwork. His filing for this year made it through the system but only because he put the wrong section in the legal description and the claim is shown miles away on LR2000. So over the past year I've been doing my home work trying to fit a claim legally between two patented properties and a wilderness boundary. I also walked the area to confirm there was no claim posts. I placed my posts a couple of months ago and filed my paperwork with the BLM. I got my paperwork back with a AMC number and thought all was good. Then I get a note on my door at home saying I claimed over his claim. I asked to see his location notice and showed him that his legal description shows his claim in another part of the mountains because he wrote the wrong section number plus a 40ac. claim overlaps wilderness and patented land. I called the BLM and confirmed that there were no other active claims where I filed and that the other claim was in another section. I asked if there was anything they could do since there is no stakes in the ground and the paperwork was written with a location not anywhere close to mine and they said they could provide no help in the issue. It bums me out that someone can tie up a claim for years with incorrect paperwork and no stakes in the ground and there is nothing you can do about it. I guess its cool with the BLM to allow people to file for one location and claim another.
  9. 1 point
    Man, this could have chipped into a Beautiful Indian Arrowhead back when; and it would have been sharp enough to shave with.
  10. 1 point
    Large round bubbles are a characteristic of man made glass, but not of obsidian. There is a very large bubble in the lower left portion of your piece, and several hundred smaller bubbles to the right. Any bubbles found in obsidian are typically microscopic and elongate rather than round.
  11. 1 point
    We have some what of a War going on here . The dogs keep a eye out for the things most of the day. The Squirrels Play the dogs like a deck of cards . Once in a while loosing their lives to the dogs. They set up perminat Camp in the front of the property some years ago. Number between 2 and 6 most of the year. Over the last few years they been getting Braver and invading the house. The dogs Dispatch one earlier this year in the house. They keep everyone on toes with their stunts. One good thing about them is they chased off the Pack Rats that like to get up in your truck and Eat Wires. These guys don't seem to have a taste for wire. They sure like the Cracked corn we put out for the Quail.
  12. 1 point
  13. 1 point
    Tests have shown that obsidian blades can have a sharper edge then the scalpels doctors use in surgery. As a matter of fact, there are doctors that prefer using obsidian blades for surgery as opposed the steel scalpels they normally use.
  14. 1 point
    Wow , scored a set of non-Bluetooth wireless headphone on ebay....they work great. No more wires to tangle in the bushes. Got them for 10 bucks
  15. 1 point
    There is a lot more to this than will ever be discussed in public homefire. Suffice it to say that when one actively works a claim they have 30 days after a claim is closed to re locate. Junior locators have 30 days after location to take the senior locator to court to challenge their prior claim. It's not as simple as paperwork. The BLM is not in charge of determining claim validity. I think you assume the BLM have more power than the law grants them.
  16. 1 point
    Hey Clay, This was more a vent about the system. I've already pulled my notice and stakes. I've been cool with him since he contacted me and I've texted detailed instructions on how to fix his paperwork. I just hope he acts on my suggestions before someone challenges his claim. DP
  17. 1 point
    Best catch-and-release story I've ever heard..! Swamp
  18. 1 point
    I like mine so much I bought 2. One for each arm. They are just as all the comments and reviews say. Very easy to use, even fro a newbie like me. Plus they find GOLD! Wow, what a concept! Jim
  19. 1 point
    NEW PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION "We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bed-wetter's. We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights." ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything. ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone -- not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be. ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful, do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy. ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes. ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public health care. ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair. ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure. ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful. ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights. ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from! (lastly ....) ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country's history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!!!!
  20. 1 point
    Keep your Legal Claim and File charges on this person if he shows up on the claim. Sounds like a paper hanger. Setting up a false Claim to sell some day. He's the one obligated to prove you wrong.
  21. 1 point
    Thanks for the point out to the other thread Lipca. In the past seven years this guy has never had a valid claim at the location I posted so I cant see how he could counter sue for mineral trespass if he has no stakes in the ground or a location notice with the correct legal description? His map on the location notice also plots 80ac even though its a location notice for 40ac. Would be nice if the BLM would actually check location notices for errors instead of just taking $155.00 and issuing a claim number. I told the guy how to fix his paperwork and suggested how to actually legally claim the spot. I will be pulling my stakes and location notice and not pay my 2018 maintenance fee. To me its not worth the fight especially since he is already showing up at my house. I guess the real burn for me is I did all the leg work required through all the legal channels (LR2000, county recorder, and verified no stakes in the ground) to verify the ground was open and you still can be in the wrong for posting a claim. I will think pretty hard with the next location I find whether to claim it or not, it doesn't seem to be worth the hassle. It may be best to work a open location covertly and move on.
  22. 1 point
    That is a good video. I watched before and he did do a good job.
  23. 1 point
    There is no going rate for "meteorites", however several more common finds, such as Gold Basin, do have fairly regular prices on the open market and are usually per gram, not ounce. I think your average Gold Basin chondrite fetches about $0.50-$1.00/g.
  24. 1 point
    Halloween....you know...after that it start dropping off Tom H.
  25. 1 point
    So after watching this video, I went out and dug a couple of holes dropped in some iron sands and hot rocks along with a 1.5 gram and a 10gram at the same depths and got the same results, then I remembered to turn the detector on. I tried everything they did and could not replicate their results. No matter what I did (even swinging the coil faster) I heard both targets with no issues. Kept digging on the 10 grammer until I was about 9 inches before I lost it as a grreat continuous signal. even though I would dig it no matter what as a repeatable.