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  1. Uncle Ron

    A bit surprised

    Dang, Girl...you beating the patch up!!! WTG! Cheers, Unc
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    gold Nuggets

    Here yah go, Gary.... These are from a while back ... Cheers, Unc
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    Cabin Fever Already

    Before the nugget display got stolen the Siskiyou County courthouse had an amazing display, including one group of nuggets that were harvested from the gizzards of chickens a hundred plus years ago ... Chickens were very good at snagging the gold ... I had a bunch of chickens and checked their gizzards when I harvested them because I had gold on my ranch ... Not a flake ... I had retarded chickens! Cheers, Unc
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    Lida Palmetto Tule Canyon Nevada area Finds

    Beautiful gold, Dave....your new pet is very cool too! ... I read about Tule and the general area and thought it would be a good area...some things I read about suggested the gold was fine and deep, but that's obviously not the case....Way to go!!!! Cheers, Unc
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    Excellent scores, Dave...Do you guys use your detectors at Holbrook or just magnet stick? Cheers, Unc
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    Tart Cherry Juice, Arthritis and medications....PSA

    I quit my blood pressure meds about 6 mos. ago ... Raw, unprocessed LOCAL honey and powdered cinnamon either by the spoonful or dissolved in a small cup of hot water dropped my BP from 200/100 to 120/70 and did it in a week ... but you have to take it daily...You can put it on toast too, if you prefer ... Sometimes I just take a tablespoon of the mixture straight... Cheers, Unc
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    GPZ7000 Strikes Again

    Nice one, Martin...That doubles the satisfaction!!!! Cheers, Unc
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    "Dang, I forgot my camera !"

    Pointy ears? Maybe a lynx?
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    Death Valley trip

    Ballarat is just over the Slate Range from where I grew up...Trona ... We used to spend lots of time in the Panamints, at the Panamint Sand Dunes and up Panamint City Gulch...Fun place but can be dangerous ... Manson used to come into my Dad's Western Auto Store for vehicle parts ... Dad used to tease him and called him "Hippie" and told him to get a haircut!!! 😯 Cheers, Unc
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    Jackass Flats History

    I was told by some Wickenburg locals that it came to be known as a great Sunday afternoon picnic spot where townsfolk would come after church, each chicken and pick up (specking) big Jackass Flats nuggets and it got its name because there were many burros there (still are)... I thought that Rattlesnake Lil who had the cabin right were the road cross LSD Wash...Still some junk left over there from her cabin.... I also thought she put up the flag on the hill in honor of her son who was killed in the war...Not sure if it was WW1 or 2...There's an old hand dug well across LSD Wash from the cabin site ... It used to be open but someone has locked it up...No telling what's at the bottom of it, but 20 years or so ago the water looked good in it , but down about 30-40 feet to the surface. Cheers, Unc
  12. Yo All... As a few of you know, I used to invent and market ozone systems for water and food purification for everything from the kitchen sink to the NASA Space Shuttle Program ... I have 5 patents and had a manufacturing facility with 65 employees doing assembly ... I used high density ceramic tubes for electrodes in some systems ... When I quit the business and moved to AZ near 20 years ago I had cases of the ceramic tubes left over ... The ceramics make great knife finish sharpening tools and they also make awesome streak sticks for meteorite and mineral/rock identification ... So I bought some handles from Lon, who used to be on the forum here, and assembled a few what I'm calling "Streak Stiks" ... I started to launch this for sale years ago but got side tracked... Any how I have about 5,000 of these I'm going to sell ... First, I want to ask what you meteorite enthusiasts think of this? I'm retailing them for $9.95 plus USPS postage ... What do you think about this? Cheers, Unc
  13. File a small window in it and do a streak test also on an unglazed bit of ceramic (inside top plate of toilet) ... Cheers, Unc
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    Bucket Dredge Pics - 1940's to 1960's

    That would be tough!
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    Desert Gold !

    Those are beauties, Adam...WTG Cheers, Unc
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    Got out this morning....

    Nice character on the larger one, Bill...WTG! Cheers, Unc
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    Bucket Dredge Pics - 1940's to 1960's

    Yes, LipCa, it went to a precious stone (emeralds, rubies, etc.) operation on the Amazon River (or a trib to it) about 40 years ago ... It's dismantling was a real economic job boon for the locals...I was sorry to see it go since I drove by most every day ... I beeped it's tailings for a couple years, but didn't know what I was doing and, at that time, was a dredger rather than a beeper ... Love to go back but that was a long time ago and I'm hard core AZ guy now... Cheers, Unc
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    Today's little buggers

    Dinkarama...WTG... Cheers, Unc
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    Bucket Dredge Pics - 1940's to 1960's

    Here's pix of the old Callahan Dredge ... One of the main dredge operators back in the '30's owned my little ranch on Sugar Creek ... He had a thing about wild ducks and made it his mission to rescue ducks that were in danger of being harmed by the dredge and he would relocate them to the ranch...I got to meet him and his family years later, about 1980 ... He confirmed the legendary "basketball sized nugget" that went off the end of the dredge really happened Cheers, Unc
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    Blasting caps

    When I was in the blasting business I used the electronic shooters with major capacitor in them, kind of like a taser ... Don't use a battery it's dangerous ... Don't use 12 vdc or 120 AC ... Throwing them in the fire from a distance is probably the best idea...As long as you have sufficient Cabo Wabo to have the right attitude! .... Cheers, Unc
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    Unc's Gold Gettin' Fritters

    Well, Billy, you're fixin' to enjoy some prime fritter fixis! ... 😛... Cheers, Unc
  22. Yo All...Back in the early '80's , I was dredging full time in the Klamath Mountains, far Northern CA, sometimes with a small crew and sometimes alone...Every morning, first light, we'd have a huge breakfast of sausage, eggs, potatoes, gravy and corn fritters ... Before we would head to the claims I'd butter up a batch of the fritters and slather them with strawberry preserves ... When the sun got high overhead, after about four hours or so of dredging, we'd break and have the fritters for lunch ... Major energy supply in the fritters ... I still fix them once or twice a month cause they are just downright yummie, with preserves, syrup or even gravy... Here's how I fix'em: 1.25 cup yellow cornmeal. 1 cup flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 TBSP baking powder 1 Tsp. Salt 1/3 cup virgin olive oil 1 cup milk (can substitute beer for milk for interesting and extra fluffy fritters) 1 large egg Get your griddle pretty hot, about 375 degrees. spoon out the mix onto the griddle in 1/4 cup plops. Heat them until golden brown. Serve hot for a whole day's worth of powerful gold gettin' energy. Cheers, Unc
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    By 4:30 am breakfast will be done....

    Dang...that #4 road just keeps giving up the goodies...Found my first there, 2.5 DWT, just under 20 years ago...You and Dodie and Lou and I were hunting together that day! ...I still have that nugget, one of the few I have not sold .... It was my second AZ detected nugget... Cheers, Unc
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    By 4:30 am breakfast will be done....

    Let me know how the corn fritters turned out for you! They are extra good with raw honey (if ya know anywhere to get it.) ... Cheers, Unc
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    By 4:30 am breakfast will be done....

    That early deserves pancakes & bacon...Energy to pluck them nuggets up! Cheers, Unc