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About jim straight

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  • Birthday 01/03/1930

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    98 miles south of Randsburg California
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    My interests are many; but my focus is Epithermal Placers and Stony Meteorites (AKA Aerolites).

    I'm sometimes thought to be a "Maverick" as I think out of the established box and come up with new ideas that are sometimes challenged by others.

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  1. jim straight

    Happy Birthday Reno Chris

    What another birthday? May the magnetic black sand beneath your search coil be laced with yellow gold. jim
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    Jim Straight here

    Mike for me it doing local park coin hunting....
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    Jim Straight here

    Sadly Old Tom...It seems "civilization" is lagging beyond our technology... Changing the subject "our" Bill Southern is really an accomplished writer. His latest article, Determining Depth Advantage in the current July/August Gold Prospectors Magazine is a must read...well-written, understandable and concise... Bill really knows his subject!
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    Jim Straight here

    Sadly our great nation now is be plagued with racial tensions... As the late Rodney King once said "Why can't we get along" I guess everyone needs to take a break and go out prospecting.... jim
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    Jim Straight here

    Gosh to add to the mix is the current heat wave... It is best to avoid any alcohol and drink plenty of water while out on the claim. But you'all know that..... Best to wait until cooler weather occurs... jim
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    Jim Straight here

    Out on 'the claim' alcohol and carrying are a poor mix. But we-all know that. jim
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    Jim Straight here

    Uncle Ron it is to easy to be able to pass a background check at local gunshow and buy a handgun or rifle without any knowledge on how to use it... Sad... jim
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    Jim Straight here

    Although as I mentioned in my last post while all of us on the AZ0- forums are good stewards on our earth and back-fill our dig-holes so they are not open and unsafe hazard for others such as the tortoise or a bike-rider. We all know better to target practice willy-nilly with both a large calibre revolvers and high-powered rifles in areas where there are others wandering around. We all know better than to target practice on killing pit-vipers such as rattlesnakes, as they are important members of the natural critter community and will not attack you and normally out your way; but if cornered they will defend themselves... So we all know to just back off and let them go away... (we all know most of the snake bites occure when someone teases them)
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    Jim Straight here

    Thank you all, especially Bill who has pinned this 'jim straight here' which has been full of tidbits of knowledge. So Bill you are 'the man' that is allowing all of us to 'spread the word'. So everyone keep this forum full of good information. As good Stewards of Earth we all know to be sure to backfill our dig-holes and to respect the critters while we are are out on the claim as it is their home... jim
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    Jim Straight here

    Bill what I'm trying to say and continue to say it badly, but at my age I'm on my way out. I've had my 15 seconds of fame years ago... My day is past. I liken myself as a caboose on a train... Thus when you and Kevin honored me in your folksy presentation it really touched me deeply as it could be my last one; not that I plan on going soon as that is up to the Lord, so you and Kevin really "twanged my heart strings." ... jim
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    Jim Straight here

    Bill all I did was hand you a reel for your fishing pole. You skillfully have caught the fish... Bill, words fail me for all the, Good Words which you and Kevin honored me that morning at the seminar. I'm truly Humbled that so many attendees at the Pomona gold show remember me. At 86+ I'm a living antique that has, as an example used a SCR-625H Military Anti-tank landmine detector during ROTC Basic Training back in 1953; then later as an "Electronic Prospector," a phrase coined by Mr. Kenneth White. I started detecting for placer gold first with a "metal-mineral" BFO in the early 1960's. Now I marvel at you knowledge and your folksy presentation at the seminars. You and Kevin make a great team with your wiliness to freely share your knowledge... jim
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    Jim Straight here

    Tomorrow is the Pomona Gold show and Bill Southern is a speaker there. As we all aware Bill is educator, a dedicated teacher and will not point or hand you gold; but will show you the ways to speedup finding the gold akin to handing a fisherman a pole to find many fish rather than handing you just one fish. If you miss Bill at Pomona next week he will be speaking at Vegas and later at Phoenix... jim
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    Why Not?

    Hah... recheck the area before you kick it back... There can be more that was in the dig hole or spoil pile... Listen for a sharp zit-zit whisper that is associated with a non-ferrous conductive metal such as gold... The less sharp zip-zip can also carry ferrous iron. The hill side slopes are now best to detect as they are hard to setup and dry wash... Also keep in mind hill-slope residual placers can also yield larger nuggets. Being first is everything jim
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    Jim Straight here

    Hey Chris if you see this, can you add to my upcoming events regarding the Pomona gold and treasure show which will be on the 20th and 21st of this month... I plan on going on Saturday the 20th as I did last year and still pushing my wheel chair as it makes a great wheeled walker and I can also sit in it when I need to... Mike will be my ride as last year... Mackay was a Miner... jim
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    Jim Straight here

    Howdy All... Thanks for posting. Today there is too much negativity throughout the world it is great to be on this forum exchanging both kind and friendly, and also informational; such as the 2016 Fairplex Pomona GPAA Gold and Treasure show. Hey Chris, please help me out on this, I understand it will be in building 6, the same place as last year... The dates are Saturday 2/20 and Sunday 2/21. Also as Associate Editor, you will be there representing the ICMJ, and also one of the speakers. Now I'm uncertain and need your help. There will also be the show a number of industry representatives such Kevin Hogland, Bill Southern, James McCulloch, and about 5-6 more... could you wave your magic wand, and correct me if/n I misspelled Kevins or James last names wrong. and fill us all in on the details of this southern California based show as some of the southern California forum readers by knowing the list of speakers may change their mind and decide to attend. Also save my skin by posting on Robs sub-forum as we both have over the many past years... Mackay was Miner.... jim their minds and go
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