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  1. I rarely coinshoot in the summer because it's just too hot and the ground is too hard here in the valley for it to be any fun for me. Well, after a week of rain the temps are just right and the ground is nice and soft. Today, in a light rain, I popped this beauty out across the street from an old school here in town. Found it in the city easement in front of an old house. I used my trusty 15 year old Minelab Safari. Can't tell you how many silver coins and rings this thing has found for me. It's a silver magnet for sure. Oh, and I got three old wheaties to boot. Not sure of the dates yet, but the Franklin half was a 1951.
    8 points
  2. Ok i have a question...... Slim, why do you even post stuff like this?? I love talking with you about gold and outdoor stuff, but dude, every time you post this kind of stuff, the topic ends up where it is now and poor Skip cant get any sleep! How about we just post prospecting, relics, outdoor and metal detecting stuff here, then us that dont usually respond to these types of posts dont have to worry about picking through these to try to find the Gold and Relic conversations. Bob....... I get it you and Slim cant stand each other. Actually, we all get it every time he posts something that you know if you respond to, you can get him going. Does he post stuff to get a rise out of you?? Maybe but we dont know. Do you respond to his posts just to get him going?? Maybe but we don't know that either. All im saying guys, is you aren't the only 2 folks on here! The arguments need to stop so we can all enjoy this site for what it was intended for.........GOLD AND OTHER FUN, FAMILY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. Hopefully i dont make you guys mad, but dang fellers!
    6 points
  3. All my firearms training agreed that the person holding the firearm is ultimately responsible for any discharge of the firearm, whether intentional or not. I'm pretty sure the courts would back me up on that. We don't know intent nor if others may have some shared responsibility but when the rubber meets the road the person firing the gun is the only one who is directly responsible -- except in Hollywood? Is there a crime here? I doubt there was an intent to injure and kill but who knows? In any case a woman was killed when Baldwin intentionally shot his gun at her. I don't see how hiring someone to check your firearms could actually absolve you of liability for shooting live rounds at another human. If it does work that way I'm looking to hire a professional armorer to take responsibility for what I do with my 105 mm M101A1.
    5 points
  4. Went out today for the first time in about 5 months. WOW! What a awesome day! Just under 9 grams in 3 hrs. I hiked 3/4 mile up pizza wash and within 5 min I got the big one. It kept reversing the signal so I was not sure. I guess its just so solid it does that. The big one is 5 grams. Got the other two a little farther down the wash. Its always a good feeling when your digging and you get down to the red hardpack and then hit bedrock and the signal is still there. Good Lord really blessed me today But, my legs are shot! Need to get back in shape from the summer hibernation.
    4 points
  5. 1) "Yes, the ritual opening of the weapon and showing everyone involved it was empty was not done. But that ritual is not for the actor to initiate" Under the NM Criminal Code, why wouldn't that be his responsibility Bob? Not necessarily, to "show everyone", but just to make sure to himself that the gun was safe since he was the one that would be pulling the trigger? (Otherwise potentially leaving himself open to a charge of Criminal Negligence) Where in the NM Criminal Code does it say that Bob? (It doesn't) And now are you going to try and tell us that goes to the issue of Intent? Please explain how lack of intent excuses someone from a Negligent Homicide charge? Also, how does "policy and procedure" excuse someone from statutory Criminal Negligence? 2) "He was the big honcho on set and obviously allowed things to slide. Either by ignorance or apathy he didn't insist on discipline on his set. And for that he certainly could face a civil suit" Bob: The civil suit is a forgone conclusion. But, by your arguments stated above, you do not seem to get even the basic facts of criminal law. Ignorance or Apathy is the often the essence of a Criminal Negligence charge. Opinions are one thing. Jumping off the deep end with wild and misleading speculation and misinformation is another. That's why it is important to let the facts play out and allow the professionals who are qualified to be in their league to do their jobs.
    3 points
  6. That was my point in posting this topic. If the killer, in this case Baldwin, had adhered to the very basics in firearm safety, this young woman would still be alive. All the rest of the story revolves around that fact and, despite allegations made against me, politics had nothing to do with it.
    3 points
  7. I don't understand why live rounds were even on the set in the first place. With all the special effects the movie industry is capable of, even blanks aren't needed.
    3 points
  8. Thanks for posting that picture. That is very nice. Even the smallest nugget is the size of a .22 bullet or so. This is all new to me, but really odd shapes and all. I first read your comment here at work this morning, been showing your pictures to my friends all day. That would be super nice to find something valuable that's never before been touched by a human. That is just so neat. Just happened that 3 of my detecting buds stopped by today, we were all admiring your gold. That is a very nice find for one day, I agree that would be epic. Well, rest up and get back up in there, I hope you do even better on the next trip.
    3 points
  9. Here is a pic of the big one and the littles under it on a dime. It is open BLM land. Cant get a quad up there. Too many obsticals/big rocks. So we hike up 3/4 mile. Not too bad. Tom H.
    3 points
  10. For entertainment purposes only...if you know this armoror personally and so well why do you refer to a 24 year old girl as him? Im not trying to stir this boiling pot! haha tell me that was a typo?
    3 points
  11. Gun safety. Period. Apparently the basics have been lost.
    3 points
  12. The skeletal remains of nearly 80 dinosaurs and 100 eggs were uncovered at a fossil site in Argentina. https://gizmodo.com/stunning-trove-of-jurassic-fossils-is-earliest-evidence-1847907820
    3 points
  13. Here are some 'potential' liabilities facing an actor and/or producer of a movie. Who cut the corners and hired the extreme right wing nut jobs? https://nypost.com/2021/10/23/alec-baldwin-could-face-liability-in-shooting-of-halyna-hutchins-legal-experts/
    2 points
  14. Individually..not much I'm afraid. If they were bigger and suitable for faceting, that would be a different story. But I'm sure you had a great time and that's even more valuable than the stones worth.
    2 points
  15. Yeah Tom, “thanks for posting that picture”! You see, now we’’re all showing it to our significant others asking permission to go looking for one for a few days instead of finishing all those honey-do’s! 😉
    2 points
  16. Being perfectly honest, they look like bits of broken glass to me. The piece from the first two pictures looks pretty typical for auto glass. The lavender one in the last picture looks like antique glass that has changed color after a lot of exposure to the sun. The other two bits I’m not sure about. Of course, identifying anything from photos alone is quite difficult, so there’s a chance i’m wrong.
    2 points
  17. https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/affidavit-offers-new-details-on-baldwin-shooting-that-killed-cinematographer/article_73bc2302-334d-11ec-b2b6-6f5fe3cd1edd.html There are lots of comments but I liked these two the best. Dennis McQuillan Oct 22, 2021 6:47pm In the western sets where I worked as an extra, most of the time I carried a very realistic, but rubber, six-shooter in my holster. Whenever I was issued a real firearm, each and every time, the armorer would verify that it was unloaded before handing it to me and then required me to confirm it was unloaded. Kirk Holmes Oct 22, 2021 7:11pm the very definition of personal responsibility and accountability by both you, and the armorer.
    2 points
  18. "Which is nothing except rumors from within the film industry" Exactly! Please stop spreading false rumors! And leave politics out of it! 1) "I know the armorer on the set personally. He is a hateful, violent human that has a long history of being a dangerous jerk. I wouldn't put it past him to do something like this" According to ABC news the Armorer's name is "Hanna" She is not a He! She is Thell Reed's daughter! (Thell Reed is a known and respected handgun expert) 2) ABC News: Court records indicate that an assistant director, Dave Halls, grabbed a prop gun off a cart , and handed it to Baldwin. Obviously there is much that is unknown about the case. Spreading false rumors, speculation and innuendos to support your personal political bias is creating dissension. Please stop the B.S.!
    2 points
  19. Baldwin is a well known as being an anti gun, anti NRA and anti second amendment activist. He was holding the gun last and he was the one who shot and killed the woman. Seems he would have more motive and opportunity than the so called "wacko right wingers" Baldwin hired to work for him (it's his movie). I doubt such a rabid anti gun activist as Baldwin would actually check the gun before he fired it (for profit) but it is standard protocol in the industry and the most obvious of firearm safety requirements even for the clueless. I'm not anti second amendment but I would insist on inspecting the gun and load before I would make the choice to point and fire it at a living human being (for profit). I'm not accusing Baldwin of anything but if I was investigating this as a crime rather than a media event Baldwin would be the prime suspect. He hired the people and he fired the gun. I don't know any of the people involved but I seriously doubt the 24 year old armorer Hannah "has a long history of being a dangerous jerk". Jerk she may be but at 24 I doubt she has a long history of any kind. I'm sure the press will eventually tell us a story that fits the needed narrative. I for one won't be holding my breath for that eventuality.
    2 points
  20. Sounds like a set-up to me. Someone didn't like Baldwin or some sick anti-gun activist figured this would be useful in furthering their cause. I hope the investigation figures it out.
    2 points
  21. Isn't 9 grams a day normal for you?😉
    2 points
  22. Gosh Tom , 9 grams in one day is certainly EPIC ! Super happy for you !!
    2 points
  23. Above we were talking about Seneca, WV. A friend and I drove up through there Sunday, and on up to Spruce Knob, just looking at leaves. Circled back around, I guess about 175 miles round trip. Just a pretty Sunday drive. Was 44* and blowing snow on top, and windy as all get out.
    2 points
  24. Absolutely Beautimus ❤️ DAY ! Great Beepin ! Happy Huntn
    2 points
  25. Found a 1.25 oz flat piece initially in that wash. Looked like a pizza to me! After that close to 5 oz in that wash. Just seems to never keep giving it up! All of them have some hematite on them. Wash is LOADED with banded ironstone so you are digging a lot of that also. But, when you know there is gold in it you just dig. Another nice thing is there is hardly any trash in it. Its a dream wash for sure. I can drive right up to the mouth of it and head in. Lots of people just drive right by it. I think once they start hitting the ironstone they give up.
    2 points
  26. 8 and a half hours work. Minelab 4500 Nuggetfinder 13x17 Mono. About 55-60 miles off road on quads. Nothin is EZ if it were Everybody would do it 😂🎯🤠 2 tenths of a gram sounded like an echoing 💥 explosion on twin speakers backpack harness, almost as loud as the rusted nails and other lead an debris detected Saturday. Ol' Roosevelt got a Califlower ear ! 😂🤣😂🤣💰💰💰💰💰Beat that skunk away anyhow 😁🤠 Happy Huntn
    2 points
  27. Got out to Gold Basin recently, and did a morning hunt before the heat to try n get rid of some of the Summer gold addiction. A lot of water from the storms have exposed some nice washes, and I Ended up with a little over 16 grams of Specimen gold with ironstone..... ( Anyone have some Hydrofluoric Acid I could buy ???? ) I dont get to much of this ironstone mixed in with gold out there, mostly quartz, but hit a nice little patch of it. 2 meteorites to the right of the penny. The bees out in Gold Basin are out in full effect landing on you, wanting water, thirsty little guys. Sometimes I place a gold pan out with water, and when I come back from detecting, the whole pan is usually full of bees drinking. Stay Cool out there.....
    2 points
  28. Bob, have you ever noticed that nobody thinks what you write is funny when you use the emoji? You do it to me constantly. I had to look it up. It indicates "Katagelasticism" Katagelasticism is a psychological condition in which a person excessively enjoys laughing at others. Katagelasticists actively seek and establish situations in which they can laugh at others (at the expense of these people). There is a broad variety of things that katagelasticists would do—starting from harmless pranks or word plays to truly embarrassing and even harmful, mean-spirited jokes.[1][2] They would be of the opinion that laughing at others is part of the daily life and if others do not like being laughed at, they should just fight back.[1][2] For katagelasticists, it is fun laughing at others and there is almost nothing that might hinder them from doing so. For them, some people might even provoke getting laughed at and deserve being laughed at.[1][2] This condition often makes it difficult for sufferers to gain and maintain acquaintances and romantic partners.[1][2]
    1 point
  29. Never point a gun at something you don't want to kill. Always assume a gun is loaded. That's what I was taught. Of course, actors have been shooting guns at each other for years but I presume they don't rely on someone else to do their due diligence. So here we are: Actor Alec Baldwin just killed one person and injured another. Alec Baldwin's 'Rust' had prior prop gun incidents, crew walked off set before fatal shooting: Reports https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/alec-baldwin-rust-shooting-jensen-ackles-propgun-video-212956451.html
    1 point
  30. Im sure if they had blood samples from everyone that handled that gun they could probably find all sorts of suspicious chemicals. I bet the cops asked every witness that question. I bet they didn't take anyone's blood except the victims. If someone did take the gun out plinking and/or drinking they are in big trouble. That is just unprofessional and irresponsible. The Sheriff and the DA are supposed to say a few words about it tomorrow. Maybe there will be some new info. Who knows they may even announce some charges? This is really an interesting situation. You couldn't write a better movie script.
    1 point
  31. It needs blasters or a droid riding shotgun or something. I don’t know though, a 20-minute long sortie would probably leave me with a 30-mile walk back to the truck to get fresh batteries. I think a mule would be a better choice!
    1 point
  32. Well I'm kinda puzzled that no one has done any testing between the two Minelab detectors. I realize its two different technologies with 6000 GPX and the 7000 GPZ. I was just curious as to how the GPX did next to the GPZ with the NF 12" Z-search coil. I have seen them both (on videos) find small gold at good depth. But never side by side. Be Safe !!
    1 point
  33. My first impression is aquamarine but needs to be tested for hardness like Bob said. Second guess would be blue topaz.
    1 point
  34. Nonsense. The same old dodge, and blame somebody else. As Dan indicated, it shouldn't be happening period!
    1 point
  35. After perusing the various forums on the subject, it's pretty obvious that a lot of GPX 6000 users are looking for this type of information. Most written explanations of how to deal with the problem tends to be brief, without much detail IMO. It is one thing to read a few blurbs and some written instructions discussing how to overcome the EMI (and related issues) that may impede proper function of the detector. That's seems to work for some, but it's quite another thing to produce a walk through, step by step audio/video which visually illustrates the exact steps to take that quickly smooths out the threshold and can be repeated as necessary to maintain detector stability. To me, seeing is believing, and more of a confidence builder.
    1 point
  36. Hi everyone, I'm brand new to gold prospecting and have wanted to check out some spots ever since I moved out here to NM for school 18yrs ago but never got around to it. Well now I have 2 boys 8yr and 6ry and a girl 4ry and really want to start doing some fun outdoors activities with them. So I figured why not try some day/weekend camping trips to the woods and do some panning / prospecting. I'm about 1hr from Hillsboro and have heard its a good area, just don't know where to go...and I don't know anything about claim rules. So I don't want to get in trouble my 1st trip out. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
    1 point
  37. Your thinking is pretty much on target.
    1 point
  38. I do think the rains helped. I could tell material was moved by a storm we had about 3 weeks ago. Not as much as one we had 2 yrs ago....that one blew out everything! So, if it moved 6 inches of gravel and put it somewhere else...it helped. Im using the 5000 in Fine gold with a 9x14 EVO coil. A VLF would be worthless in this wash with all the banded iron stone. I know there is more gold in there in the deeper areas. Im just not too into placering it out. Tom H.
    1 point
  39. Big Thank You to all the GOOD PEOPLE on this forum my buddy's being released today ! It's a great thing it did not go the other direction of a ventilator Stay Safe an Happy Huntn you-all !
    1 point
  40. A great Buddy Of mine an avid Detectorist and Meteorite Hunter many of you out there may know has been hit hard with Covid/Pneumonia and has been Hospitalized. I'm asking for some Spiritual power here in his direction that he strengthens up and walks out of there very soon. Many Thanks 🙏🤠
    1 point
  41. Sleeping Canadian woman has close call with meteorite that lands on bed. https://nypost.com/2021/10/11/sleeping-canadian-woman-has-close-call-with-meteorite/
    1 point
  42. Guys I know I have been vacant for a while. After engaging in the topic with many of y’all about a rock I found that seemed to turn to a fruitless debate of witty fun. This outcome pushed me to try to produce proof. After Posting terminated I contacted Alan Rubin and he agreed to except a sample to visually inspect, then if satisfactory observations were made he would thin section and microprobe this material to analyze the composition. Well my friends it turns out that IT’S A METEORITE!!!! Not only was it a meteorite but I continued to hunt vigorously for more fragment with much success!!! Originally I didn’t note the location of the original fragment because I was hiking with the wife and kid and just picked the fragment up and threw it in my wife’s backpack where it sat in the corner of my living room for a couple of weeks till I examined!! So I hit the dusty trail and locked on to the first fragment a tiny 5~ gram fragment !!! So I knew I had found the honey pot so I returned on multiple trips producing more and larger fragments none exceeding the original 1113 gram fragment till one day I was out there with my metal detector digging deeper larger 3-4-500~ gram fragments !!! Literally on my knees metal detector in my left hand pic axe in the right excavation those larger fragments I look over to the left and I see a large stone, so large I dismissed it at first site because I thought ehhh it’s just a brown rusty rock but my detector on the left still fired up still digging targets in the right I took a swing over it with the detector and it lit up like a darn Christmas tree over this mass !!!!!! This mass turned out to be a huge meteorite , the main mass at a whopping 24.4lbs!!!!!!!! I kept Alan Rubin in the loop the entire time and he agreed to classifying my meteorite!!! It’s been a wild ride and believe me all up and downs along the way but 2 days ago my meteorite and meteorite name were finally accepted, approved and published into the Metbul database. It is the second meteorite classified and the largest meteorite classified in Massachusetts at a over 31lbs currently!!! I want to introduce to you all Barnstable Meteorite!!! H4 S1 W5 !!! Alan Rubin and another scientist did such a wonder and amazing petrography write up I’m speechless and honored!!! So with out further adu here are few originals from my original post to you guys and the updates as well!!! You guys saw it first here. I love this forum and I plan on being active again but I’ve just been super busy in life plus new meteorite!!!!https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?sea=Barnstable&sfor=names&ants=&nwas=&falls=&valids=&stype=contains&lrec=50&map=ge&browse=&country=All&srt=name&categ=All&mblist=All&rect=&phot=&strewn=&snew=0&pnt=Normal table&code=68720 BTW I’m Space Matter, I’m on Facebook, I’m a member of the International Meteorite Collectors Association #7312. I will be in AZ for the gem and mineral show from the Feb 6th-10th If anyone wants to say hi!!
    1 point
  43. Got my third Nevada cold find today; story here: https://www.detectorprospector.com/forums/topic/15876-new-nevada-cold-find/
    1 point
  44. I have had muriatic acid turn my gold brown if I let it sit in it too long. Especially the fine grained leafy type gold. Probably because of the impurities in the gold but man was it ugly.
    1 point
  45. Muratic and Hydrofluoric are NOT identical. Muratic is Hydrochloric acid and Hydrofluoric is Hydrofluoric acid. Sounds similar but they are very different. Hydrofluoric is about 1000 times more dangerous - but is more effective. You can wash your hands with muratic and if you have no open sores or cuts, you will be fine if you wash it off fairly quickly with water. Never do something like that with hydrofluoric as it is very dangerous. You can buy muratic at Home depot or Lowes or pool supply places. You can get Whink with a small mount of Hydrofluoric (2 %) at places like Walmart (check the label as there are a couple of types of Whink and only one has the hydrofluoric). The HF whink will work to clean most specimens, but takes a long time. You need to be careful with it and not get it on your skin (wear gloves). I just found a maybe 1 dwt. nugget encased in iron conglomerate in a hydraulic pit - similar sort of to what Dave found. I am soaking it in Muratic first, if that does not work (and it probably wont) I will use the HF version of Whink to clean the iron deposit off the nugget.
    1 point
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