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Dakota Slim

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About Dakota Slim

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  1. Modded 3500

    Seeing is believing.
  2. How Cold Is It?

    Record cold is forecast for much of the SW this week. I'm in the Ft. Mohave/Laughlin area where it's 48 now and headed for a low of 38. The same is forecast for Tues, & Weds.
  3. Where does gold come from? with AZ Nugget Bob...

    Now miners may need to add a Falcon Heavy to their equipment. Falcon Heavy May Have Drastically Increased the Number of Asteroids We Can Mine https://gizmodo.com/falcon-heavy-may-have-drastically-increased-the-number-1823116009
  4. AZ Meteorite Sells For $237,500

    For the record, here it is...
  5. Arizona meteorite fetches record-breaking $237,500 at auction http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/02/16/arizona-meteorite-fetches-record-breaking-237500-at-auction.html
  6. Where does gold come from? with AZ Nugget Bob...

    Here's an interesting story discussing how metals crystallize. "In their paper, the researchers proposed one possibility: Perhaps a massive nugget of solid metal alloy dropped from the mantle and plunged into the liquid core. " I think it's more likely that the "massive nugget" was extraterrestrial and crashed through the mantle and into the core. That would explain the Earth's expansion and continental drifting. Maybe even some of the massive flooding and rise of the oceans. **The Case Western researchers said that while they favor this new explanation over the conventional model, they're eager for members of the scientific community to weigh in with theories of their own. Earth's inner core shouldn't technically exist http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/02/14/earths-inner-core-shouldnt-technically-exist.html
  7. Robots

    Amazing. I guess creating a burger flipper would be a piece of cake.
  8. Robots

  9. A Brief Asteroid Story

    Thanks Martin. I also have a short story. I'm thinking it was in July or August of 2011 or 2012 I was night fishing on the Columbia River in Washington State and I saw a huge green and white fireball drop slowly -- and silently -- from the sky. It was almost due north of where I was (near Kennewick) and it looked like it was coming straight down somewhere over the horizon. I have since read that green color indicates magnesium.
  10. Where does gold come from? with AZ Nugget Bob...

    Good point Bob. Unfortunately those virgin patches are getting fewer and further between. I firmly believe that the next frontier is under water. We have been talking about meteorites and questioning whether they brought gold to this planet and/or somehow cased gold to form. I'm pretty sure that some of us have suspected something like: The Meteorite That Killed the Dinosaurs May Have Also Triggered Underwater Volcanoes Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/meteorite-killed-dinosaurs-also-triggered-underwater-volcanoes-
  11. New Spot -- New Nuggs

    Great story Martin. I hope it takes you many moons to dig up all the nuggets out there.
  12. 9.83 Grams of California Gold

    Wow.
  13. Where does gold come from? with AZ Nugget Bob...

    I got to be like that too Bob but never hit a big unknown patch -- and I'll have to admit that the old timers were pretty thorough. They did a great job with the tools they had to work with. *If I needed a nugget today to save a life, I'd go to Rich Hill with a GM1000.
  14. New Spot -- New Nuggs

    That's some great looking gold Martin. Thanks for sharing!
  15. Where does gold come from? with AZ Nugget Bob...

    Hi Mitchel. I am well aware of Rich Hill's history but when I found my 2 oz'er up there I was like...
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