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  2. What do you recommend for the coronavirus?
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  4. Sure! Lots of hair, scat and footprint castings are available on my website. There is also a section with alien artifacts and chunks of crashed spacecraft. I am also working on a collection of stone poodle turds and exploding Martian sandstone. Smart pills are only $5 for a bottle of 20! I also have a collection of rare artifacts like left handed smoke shifters and board stretchers. Bags of Spanish mortar. Powdered unicorn horns and fossilized hens teeth. All available at low, low prices! There is even a deep discount for Nugget Shooter members! Type GULLIBLE66 in the coupon code box for 50% off your first $100 purchase! Place your order today and I will include a 4 oz. bottle of Holy water infused with colloidal silver that is guaranteed to reverse balding and improve your sex life.
  5. For sure. Just as they should. Defending oneself or one's family is an entirely different matter, than killing people who don't share a political opinion.
  6. I've kind of followed this topic throughout the years but only as a skeptic. Has their ever been any physical evidence in the form or hair, feces, bones, etc... to prove they actually exist?
  7. This is more of what I have been doing as of late in the countryside, since what little gold claims there were around have become less accessible in my state. Feel free to look around the channel a little. https://www.youtube.com/c/WasatchWendigo/videos https://www.youtube.com/wasatchwendigo
  8. Congrats and a tip of the hat to you Bob. You called the shot. Perhaps for different reasons than appeared to be the case at the time, but a win is a win nevertheless.
  9. No sign of this shutdown slowing down anytime soon. I do think that all levels of government will be hit hard from getting less taxes, and will be making cutbacks, just not as quick as the private sector. I just wonder if these "Layoffs" or "Furloughs" do happen, if the govt employees will get back pay or some other compensation after their jobs start back up.
  10. As you guessed Edge Covid crap has made working with government offices worse. I don't know of a single County Recorders office in the west that's open to walk ins or over the counter at this point. That wasn't true at most Arizona recorders until the last two months or so. At one county recorder in California recently I couldn't find a record I needed so I requested a search. All county recorders will search their records for you. It's what they are elected to do - keep the public record and make it available to the public on request. All of the County Recorders I have encountered charge for the in house search service so to keep client costs down I try to avoid searches. This particular County Recorder refused to do a search. I asked why and the answer was "because Covid". I asked if they were fully staffed at full pay and the answer was yes. I got some attitude and no answer when I asked again why the County Recorder couldn't do the job they were elected for if all the needed resources were available to them. I'm getting lot's of "because Covid" excuses in fully staffed and paid government offices these days. Restaurants, banks and dope stores are open but most government offices are on fully paid in office Covid vacation. We do live in interesting times.
  11. I think we've hit the high and gold will start to fall. Each place you look, you see a little different about how gold is used. I'm going to go with 50% jewelry, 30% gold bars, coins, and central bank holdings, and about 20% industrial. Since Jewelry accounts for over half of gold use, the thing that concerns me the most is the number of young couples I see who are getting rings made of something other than gold, and less jewelry being worn that has precious metals in them. I really think its losing its appeal. Of the rest of it, about 30% falls into what I consider speculation, bank holdings and gold bars and coin, and the rest is used by industry. I just don't think the speculative demand for hold will outweigh the reduced demand by consumers, and perhaps if COVID causes industry to scale back on gold need, I see the price trending down. Stock market is doing pretty good also. It's recovered nearly everything from the tumble it did for the first couple months of the year. People who have money to spend in investments will probably keep it in the stock market and not gold speculation. I know people like to say things like gold goes up when the stock market goes down or there's uncertainty, and that certainly does make good radio and TV commercials, but when I look at the charts that says gold prices and compares it to things like the stock market, I see no correlation. I'm no expert here, but I think by looking at charts, I'd say the true price of gold right now may be closer to $1000-$1200, but I don't think we'll see that by the end of the year. THe spike we say in the early 80's lasted around four or five years, the spike we saw around 2012 lasted a year or two longer, and it appears we're over a year into this spike.
  12. For going to the county office, I'd say that I'd need to check the website and call before going there. For the Reduced sized claim I found last week, was 160 acres which was reduced to 40 acres. The only clue I can find is the one who staked the claim sold it in a quit claim deed to two signatories, which means 40 acres. Anyway, that particular quarter section is entirely claimed up, so there's no need. For the missing claim location, I had a friend who knew the county recording number, so that's how I found the location, so nothing is available claim name on this. To find the amended location, that would be a real headache. The original filing was done by someone who has filed thousands of claims, so could be difficult locating that particular record for the amendment. I may be able to search by this person's name and look at his filings over a two month period. I'll be looking at 80 acres this weekend, and that will keep me busy with my metal detector and my 40 X Loupe with the UV light and white light. If it shows promise, I will file with the county. Know someone who was involved in an investment gone bad when she bought a bond that a guy who could not legally sell it to her, and basically lied to her. She won a judgement, never got the money, because he was always broke. She went into the county records to see what he owned and how he hid his money. For two years, she would get on the county record site every day to see what this guy filed for. The guy was living quite well, but not in his name. The county records left a trail, but for the work she was doing, searches were made harder by things like we've talked about in this thread: recordings not indexed with the name for the search, company name was left out, or records just appeared to be missing. You would have thought that the state of Arizona would have investigate something like that, which they did, but never in anything that resulted in a legal prosecutable action. The state helped her get the judgement, which he agreed to pay the state quite the fee for investigation. He never paid either party.
  13. With the millions of more new gun owners, maybe more are ready to defend themselves against their own moron countrymen?
  14. My partner deals with the county recorders offices. Says Maricopa is the worse, little to nothing online, and charges to research a plot. Question is with this Covid crap, how do you handle it now? Do you still walk into the Maricopa County Recorders office?
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  16. I think $2400 by the end of the year, maybe sooner.
  17. I think $2000.00 an oz. before Christmas. Grubstake
  18. Well early in the year I said gold would hit $1800.00 dollars a ounce we made it. How much higher do you think it will go.
  19. I just wanted to see how everyone who bought my book, likes it? If you haven't left a review on here, can you please post one, so I can get them up on my website. I would really appreciate it. I have a variety of shipping options on the website now. If anyone hasn't gotten a copy yet, please go to my website, check it out and consider getting a copy. https://goldseekerbooks.com/ Also I would like to know if any of my info from my book has lead anyone to new nuggets. If so, tell us all your story. Since I am Sidelined with a torn Achilles Tendon, I can't get out to detect, or work, so I have to live vicariously through all you fine fellows. - Reese
  20. There are tons of claims out there that are invalid, I see them all the time. But when they appear valid to the hobbyists, chances are they'll stay off.
  21. That probably why they call it REsearch Chris. One search rarely gives you the whole picture. I have spent many hours, days and months in dark dank records basements staring at microfiche machines before the public records were digitized. I spent two weeks in Prescott researching just one location near Cherry. I have to laugh sometimes when I hear complaints about how hard this type of research is. The work hasn't gotten much easier or different but being able to do it from the comfort of my office instead of traveling many miles each day to dig through county records sure makes it more comfortable and efficient.
  22. Congratulations. Sounds like you are making progress Chris. Claim size reductions are properly accomplished as amendments to the original location. There is no need to make a new claim location to reduce a claim's size. In Maricopa County Claim Amendment records are grouped under "MINING CLAIM AND/OR LOCATION". You are probably better off to search for claim amendments by the claim name. Not all recordings are always categorized correctly in Maricopa. Sure would be a lot easier if they would just follow the law and organize their records by TRS. A word of caution regarding claim amendments. Claim amendments are most commonly the result of improperly filed claims at the BLM state office. The locator is sent a notice by the BLM to amend their claim or have their claim case file closed. Usually those notices will occur within the first three years of location. Once a notice to amend is received the claimant needs to stake the modified claim location on the ground, make a claim amendment with map if needed, record that amendment with the county and file a copy with the BLM state office. Usually they only have 30 days to accomplish all that. Most claimants just skip the staking and county recording. That's bad for the claim validity and stupid because the public has no other way of knowing where the claim is now located. Often you will reach a dead end with claim amendments. How you deal with that is problematic. The amended map filed at the BLM has no legal existence until the staking and county recording are accomplished. It may show what the claim owner intended but it legally amounts to nothing more than wishes and dreams. Without a public record and stakes the claim essentially is in limbo. The BLM won't recognize the validity of the original location but there is no legally required public record of the amended location. No stakes on the ground and no public record made means the amended claim has no definable location. If the location isn't definable then it isn't really a location at all is it? As you know I deal with this stuff daily. I'll help you with what I can but if locators and claimants don't maintain a public record there is nothing you or I can do to know where or if a valid claim exists. Welcome to my world.
  23. That is a Moqui marble. A hematite concretion. It is not from Mars but the surface of Mars has many of them. It is iron that forms in sandstone.
  24. Can someone please move this to the rock forum? I didnt notice I'm posting in this section
  25. With Maricopa County Records, all the claims I was looking for I ended up finding maps on the county website. If anyone else is looking, about half I found with a records search for the name of one of the filers, all the rest but one turned up with putting the claim name in the business name. There was one claim though that was not in a county records search by claim name or the filers name. I managed to get the filing number from a friend and found the map. That was a bit of searching. How you every did that from the recorders office a couple decades ago, must have been a challenge. I guess the question I have now, is when a claim is reduced in size, how do you get a new map for it? Claim size reduction has happened a couple of times in my searches. I would look up the claim location in the county, get a map, find out through the BLM LR 2000 that in such and such a year the claim was reduced from 160 acres to 40 acres, but I don't know what to look for online. Someone said the new map of the reduced claim size would be filed as a location of notice with the county. One of these was a BLM listed "closed claim" along a riverbend, not something you see much in Arizona.
  26. Can someone give me an idea what this rock is? I thought it may be a meteorite but it's not magnetic. So I busted it open. Inside theres... sand. Very dusty. Martian dirt perhaps? Haha. https://i.postimg.cc/QNn7vzZD/0b4f42427f3cd16631d136b24c479264-0.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/RV4r5g7P/1f4f74a863257389ba88118e5a23549f-0.jpg
  27. I thought I responded already, but I don't feel its gold. To be sure, take a pin and poke the gold. If it cracks, its pyrite not gold. If it dents, it could be gold. Another test you can do is a specific gravity test. You weigh it dry and weigh it wet, do some math, and the closer the specific density is to 2.66 of quartz, the less likely it is to be gold. There is enough of that yellow stuff in there, if it were gold that has a density closer to 18 I think the specific density of your rock would be quite a bit higher. If you want to be sure, you can break a piece off, crush it into sand, and then pan. Any gold will be in the bottom of the pan. Yellow in quartz is fairly common. Usually some mineral staining. I think you have pyrite.
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