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chrisski last won the day on December 16 2017

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About chrisski

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  • Birthday 05/18/1969

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    Phoenix AZ
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    Desert Prospecting, Drywashing, Recirculating, Detecting

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  1. chrisski

    Rye Patch Gold Corp Q1 2018 Results

    Looks like another penny stock. Is sitting slightly over $1 as it has for years, with one brief spike to $2. Nothing I would consider investing in. Nice to see some mining activity though.
  2. chrisski

    Rye Patch Gold Corp Q1 2018 Results

    Really seems to me a lot of capable companies create LLCs by raising investor capitol and then spend it in the hopes that they can get a good thing going, and it totally fails. With numbers like that, I would expect this to fail as soon as investor capital is leveraged out. If I was told my investment would be $1 per ton, I'd not invest. I hope its a bad month, and gold production will ramp up. Met someone a few years ago who had been hired to take core samples in the local area, but his core sample did not go that deep, and he staked a lot of claims, all incorrectly, and lost them all. Still no production in the area. To me that was financed by a bunch of investors, and this mine is a larger scale.
  3. chrisski

    Rye Patch Gold Corp Q1 2018 Results

    I came out with a couple of different numbers, but my higher number was about .23 grams per ton. I think the ore is a little misleading. I think there is some of that ore that is overburden and tossed to the side. That is less that $1 per ton of gold. If .23 g/ton is the truth the company will quickly burn through investor capitol. Highest number I got was dividing 22,300 Toz gold on pad by 1,856,400 tons and multiplying that by 32 grams per ton, came out around .4 gm per ton, or perhaps a little over $1 per ton (22300/1856400*32). Better than most of the ground I've worked on placers.
  4. chrisski

    Watch Your Step

    I'm so happy that this area of the world has poisonous snakes that let themselves be known. Most places are not like that.
  5. chrisski

    Mineral Tresspass

    At least in the last five years a sheriff's department has prosecuted a case. This comes after a tunnel had forced entry. A definite risk and property destruction. I don't think that the Maricopa Country Sherriff's office has an interest in chasing off claim jumpers when the claim is seven miles off the paved road. Not saying its not risky, but going into a situation armed against someone who has already pulled a weapon has potential of going south quick. I'm sure going to the claim armed is perfectly legal, but having to use the gun to evict trespassers is risky. Even if in the right, any shooting would probably result in a law suit and time lost in legal trouble. A similar scenario I read on a forum was someone buying a claim and introducing himself to his claim neighbors and getting chased off because the claim he bought was not valid and the correct owner did not appreciate him on the claim.
  6. chrisski

    Mineral Tresspass

    GeoJack--Have many times found evidence of people doing mineral trespass on my claim. I have never contacted the sheriff, but I know those who had, and the sheriff's office would not do anything, something about it being a civil matter and not criminal. My impression is that the law ends at the end of the paved road, and once you're in the trails, short of a capital offense such as murder, the sheriff's or law enforcement office won't do anything. The best you can do is catch them in the act, threaten them with felony mineral trespass, and perhaps they will move to someone else's claim. IMO, a game camera would be inconclusive. For me I have a 40 acre claim, and that is a lot of land. For me to get good pics, I'd need about a hundred game cams; I think I'd actually need hundreds. I could of course put five on the likely parking spots, but after I got license plate pics, those guys would be nothing more than give an acceptable excuse in the eyes of the law for him to be in the area like a fisherman, never mind there's no creeks within miles of me. Fishing, hunting, camping is allowed and is just to easy of an excuse that would put the onus on you to disprove. So if recoverable minerals on your claim are limited to a very short area, say 100 feet, I think you could get game cams and prove, otherwise there's nothing you can really do that is economically feasible. I don't know which forum, but one post said he caught the same guy high grading many times on his claim, and the sheriff's deputy came out while the guy was in the act. The deputy simply had the perpetrator move on. I really feel you are placing your trust in your fellow man every time we're out there, because there is no law to protect us, only the civility and decency of the human beings you run into out there.
  7. chrisski

    What mineral is this?

    The inclusion appears to be the same green color as a many copper ore types. Other info could help like history and location of the find. To me the non-green part looks milky in one photo and transparent in the other photo.
  8. chrisski

    Hello, all

    Red dessert, where did you find 2,000 tribes travel to Hot Springs Arkansas? This type of culture goes against everything I have ever read about the Native Americans. I've read some about trade routes, but a Mecca Like pilgrimage, I've not seen anything.
  9. chrisski

    What is this

    No expert and hard to tell from the pic, but think it's just fire glass. Left overnight in a fire pit and melted. Kind of looks like ashtrays a friend used to make by leaving beer bottles in the bottom of a fire pit overnight. Couple of line in the bottom left and top right lool like they used to be the inside of a container or the bottom of it.
  10. chrisski

    Azusa Gold

    I'd like to hear about this monsoon dredging. The areas I go to I have only seen water running once, but I've seen a lot of material moved after an overnight rain. Seems to me they would be fast, and furious. Like you'd have to have the dredge on site prior to the rains or by the time it was up there, the creek would be dry. I've seen the Agua Fria running once and took my sluice to a club claim, but the river was running no more than the brook and I diverted the entire flow into the sluice. I've also seen the all out floods with the creeks flowing at full flow, but have never been lucky enough to catch something slow enough to drive down.
  11. chrisski

    Azusa Gold

    I would love to be able to take a dredge like that onto the east Fork of the San Gabriel River now. Hopefully that ban lifts while I'm still able to work a dredge.
  12. chrisski

    UFO Over Arizona.. Again!

    Not saying it was those guys, but they are advertising for 14 job openings in the Tucson Area.
  13. chrisski

    Petrified wood from NE FL

    Are you on coastal Florida or approaching the Northern border? I lived in NW Florida, the panhandle, and going towards the Alabama border, the geography changed. Wonder if some of those finds were carried down the rivers or perhaps along some of the Indian trade routes. Great Grandparents owned a farm in Florida along the western coast in central Florida, and their farm had some rocks in it that was of value to lease to the gravel companies. Doug up a couple of old shells on my claim in AZ, and at first I thought they were semi-fossilized, but I now think they were old shells from the trade routes. Previous owner had found some arrowheads.
  14. chrisski

    UFO Over Arizona.. Again!

    Thanks Dave. Rather bored between study sessions for my new job. I think we're lucky to live in the state we do that's got all that land open up to prospecting and other outdoor activites.
  15. chrisski

    Hello, all

    Don't want to hijack a guys welcome thread on this. 30,000 recorded abandoned mines in AZ, and the number is probably many times that. I think the photo could be a hole or could be a shadow. Most of the time I look go out and look at these, they are of natural occurrence, mostly shadows where a lighter colored rock has collapsed revealing a darker layer, but other times they're diggings. Most of the ones I see are 75 or more years old back when one could make money on a small time copper operation. Usually I find green ore on the tailings. I've thought of treasure hunting before. More for the adventure and getting myself away from the computer.