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  1. Since the Gov. here owns all the minerals in the ground, that includes gold, if I'm breaking the law when I dig a nugget. Most people here say yes. It's also against the law to sell gold nuggets, especially out of the country. If I ever find another nugget and the Feds tag me I hope I can convince them it's a meteorite!
    3 points
  2. Here is a little experiment with resin. I'm trying to simulate a bug in amber. The color came out darker on the deeper pour but I like these little cabochons. I think I will use a few more drops of dye and pour a couple more a little darker. The black light still works great on them even after they are dried and cast in resin. The rascals light right up!
    3 points
  3. I herd someone has been out in the hot sun to long
    3 points
  4. do you all know what dust devils are ? there heards of nugglets on the move i thought some of the newbes may want to know this valuable info
    3 points
  5. When a miner takes the risk and pays the fees for a claim, they "own" the mineral rights. Those claim fees are revenue for the government and they have been getting larger and larger. In other words, the government gets their cut up front. Then, IF the miner decides to risk more his or her capital to obtain the necessary permit and pay the required deposit (if required) in order to actually extract the minerals, the miner can risk more capital to do so. That's the way capitalism works Bob. Then, IF the miner makes a profit, the miner pays taxes on the income. As this post suggests,
    3 points
  6. Its Goethite after pyrite. I remember there being a post about this a long time ago. The specimens posted are just heavily weathered, they had sharp crystal faces at one time.
    3 points
  7. It has to do with the 1872 mining laws. Since Grant was president, supposedly the laws really haven't changed. The article i read did say that the gold,silver and copper mines have only produced a little over $300 billion dollars since then. Dont know how true that is, but that last post i posted said $82 billion for 2019 for ALL mineral mining. So maybe?
    2 points
  8. You probably don’t think of North Carolina as a hotbed of gold mining, despite the mascot of the University of North Carolina being a gold prospector. In fact, those unfamiliar with the history of the region might be confused as to why UNC chose this, of all things, as their mascot. However, once upon a time, it was the second biggest industry in the Tarheel State after agriculture which led to what is known as The Carolina Gold Rush. And it all began with a 12-year-old boy happening upon a gold nugget in gold nuggetsCabarrus County, 50 years before anyone dreamed of finding any gold in the “
    2 points
  9. Bob, I'm not sure what point he was trying to make, all I know is nothing at the posted link had anything to do with mining nor royalties and as such it has been removed so the topic doesn't drift off topic as they always seem to do.
    2 points
  10. I'm hiding this post and Bob's reply/question because it's off topic, has nothing to do with mining royalties!
    2 points
  11. Hey Jimale. I apologize. I wasn't trying to insult you. Where I am from we speak Spanish and English. That suffix is a term of endearment. It is used when you are familiar with someone. Like Miguelito says, it means "little one". I could be "Betito". Or "Wodito" if you prefer. It is just how you greet someone you know and maybe haven't spoken to in a while... "Orale Chavalito! How they hangin' bro?" I won't call you Jimalito any more now that I know it is disrespectful in your culture. I didn't mean to do that and I apologize Jimale. That does not mean im not going to rake you o
    2 points
  12. What if they scoop up meteorites that have bombarded the surface of Bennu for eons?
    2 points
  13. Getting back to the subject of the royalties these democrats have proposed, it just points to the fact that they want big and intrusive government. How many new bureaucrats would it take to oversee this new source of government income? It would probably cost more than the royalties. The next step for Obamacare was to hire thousands of new IRS agents to audit people to make sure they didn't fudge their taxes to save on their health care tax.
    2 points
  14. It's getting juicier all the time! Trying to dismiss valid information mined from an abandoned laptop? It doesn't get any better than that!
    2 points
  15. One thing that my father taught me when I was growing up working in his business. He said "Corporations don't pay taxes, people pay taxes". No matter what tax is rendered on a business or corporation it will eventually be filtered on down to the consumer in one form or another. A business must stay above the bottom line if it wants to stay in business. If a tax is levied on a hamburger joint the cost of your burger goes up. There are many ways that a corporation can redirect that tax where it winds up in the consumers lap. Old Tom
    2 points
  16. Oh it will be great Slim! If Biden wins, he will not only raise taxes on us little people but also on big corporations. Everyone seems to think hey, let's just tax the crap out of the big corporations!! Unfortunately most people dont think about how many jobs those big companies create. Sure tax them big, then watch them shut down and move or or just close the doors forever. Some seem to forget that wages are the top expense for a company and when you tax the crap out of them on top of paying all of the wages, well we all know what happens next. UNEMPLOYMENT!
    2 points
  17. I know right!! Maybe i will too! Then i wont have to work because of the royalties, and i will be getting everything my rich neighbors have because of the socialism and a free phone has to be in the mix somewhere in there right?? Haha Democratic Party here i come!!! Haha jeez Bob you kill me.
    1 point
  18. Lots of gold mines! Man that is a nice royalty check for me if I vote Democrat.
    1 point
  19. I bet you are right. It probably made sense back in 1872 when metals mines were small or individual operations and they wanted to incentivize discovery. Now that the industry has changed so much it seems to make a lot less sense. At least in my way of thinking. Coal mining is huge. So is aggregates. There are thousands employed here by the various cement and aggregate companies. I would bet that sand, gravel and stone to support the heavy construction sector is much bigger than metals mining. Unless you work at the copper pit in Silver City there are no other mining jobs around
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  20. It is a very small deposit and has been robbed several times but I still have substantial amount of material. There are several layers in the deposit that have produced some extraordinary color and the worm tubes vary in size but mostly formed in a variation of brown however we have some with a bit of pink and there are layers without holes with yellow violet pink brown and red formations. Just extraordinarily beautiful. I will post pics tomorrow when the sun is out.
    1 point
  21. I know Bob, i usually dont debate much but as i get older i find myself doing it more and more. I usually just like kicking back and watching the firework show lol. Maybe if i haven't been in the industry for so long and seen what the benefits are in the state and surrounding communities, i would have a different perspective?? Heck i dont know. I will tell ya, the best deer and elk hunting i have done are on and around the big mines. Most of the mines here are 90% public land. There are little sections of patented or private ground that are usually owned by the mine fully. Thats usually where
    1 point
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  23. Is the mine you work at situated on public land? Or is the mine on a mix of property? No doubt mining creates a lot of revenue. There is no argument there. Good paying jobs too. I'm not trying to change anyones minds here. I'm just shaking the beehive a little before the election. Workin' Slim up into a lather electonically with my thumb on my phone.
    1 point
  24. Iska warran or mambo, Jamale! I have been running an interpretation business www.400languages.com for 28 years now where I use Somali and Swahili interpreters nearly every day. I use other Bantu languages like; Maay maay, Rundi and neighboring country languages like; Juba-Arabic, Dinka, Maadi, Amharic, Tigrinyan, Afar and about 75 other African languages. We interpret onsite for local African background people in the Phoenix, Arizona area for medical clinics and the courts. We also interpret over the phone and by video conference. "Jamalito" is a positive nickname to me here, but cul
    1 point
  25. The "-ito" that he added to your name in Spanish means "little one", it's a term of endearment, but interesting to know that it has negative connotation in your language. For example, my name in spanish is Miguel, but my friends might call me Miguelito.
    1 point
  26. Just remember Bob, voting for the wrong people to "protect it" as you say, could have outrageous consequences for folks like you and i and others on this site who spend their entire lives in the outdoors. Hidden agendas play a big role in things like this. Thats what i mean when i say "they can take it". Plus, the mining industry doesn't even come close to what the oil companies make, period! Just a drop in the bucket.
    1 point
  27. Ok Bob, im asking these as serious questions because i cant take it anymore. #1- How many mines are there in the US? Dont say you dont know because i know a few of you love Google, so im sure you can find out. #2- How many people are in the United States? Once again, Google. And #3- After you figure out the first 2 questions, you tell me how much money each citizen of the US is going to get a year off these "SO CALLED SMALL ROYALTIES" You wouldn't even notice it. The taxes you would pay on it would probably take away everything owed to you. And knowing the Democratic agenda, you would probably
    1 point
  28. This post should be in the mineral forum, 100% not a meteorite.
    1 point
  29. A lot of you have heard about this. An attempt to collect meteoritic samples from an asteroid 207 million miles away. You can watch it on NASA TV this evening. https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/19/world/asteroid-bennu-earth-nasa-mission-scn-trnd/index.html https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive#.X47dYT2V7ns.mailto
    1 point
  30. If those samples return to earth in the belly of Buck Rodger's spaceship would they be "meteoric"? How about if Buck Rodger's spaceship lost power, slipped from orbit and crashed on landing?
    1 point
  31. They verified the information? Really? What information did they verify? There does not seem to be anything at all to back up these claims. If it took so much time to verify then they must have been working on something. What was it? So far they just can't back the story up with anything at all. Just a Trump supporter who says he got the info off a laptop with a Biden sticker on it. That is weak sauce Slim. It didn't take months to "verify" any of this story because no elements of the story have been "verified". It is nothing but a tale for a fairy to help Trump's sinking
    1 point
  32. I'll be amazed if they can pull off the retrieval of the meteoric material given the complexity.
    1 point
  33. I just eye rolled so hard I could see my brain
    1 point
  34. No doubt your father was wise. Sounds just like something my Grandfather would say. The thing is, this only applies to consumers. If I don't consume 'your' product, then I shouldn't have to pay to subsidize 'your' company. Unless 'you' think socialism is a good idea. (which I'm sure you do not) If if true capitalism is the best way, then companies should sink or swim on their own merits.
    1 point
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  36. And I say they should pay royalties on the value of the minerals extracted like every other type of mining and extraction industry. Stopping abuse of our public lands isn't anti-mining at all. You can characterize it like that to put a political spin on it but that isn't reality. Reality is that profitable deposits belong to the people and mineral rights just give the owner the right to exploit them. Opinions may differ. But I support the idea of royalties being paid for valuable metals extracted from public land. Just like any other extraction industry. And just like they would hav
    1 point
  37. When Bob started this topic I knew it was more about the up coming election and not so much about the Pebble mine, I was hoping that was the case and everyone would stay on topic.....but that seems impossible. This topic is locked.
    1 point
  38. The Russians have definitely been involved in US mining. They gave hundreds of millions of dollars to the Clintons, not for the Pebble Mine but for the Uranium One deal. Then Hillary paid for the Russian disinformation in the Steele dossier that started the bogus Russia witch hunt. AND THEN, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow gave 3.5 million to Hunter Biden. What do you suppose that was for?
    1 point
  39. I think we’ll find out in Jan 2025.
    1 point
  40. Thanks. Seeing yours done was a big instigator to finally acquiring one myself. I'll post a pic when I hook it all up. I'm basically going to route it over to the driver's side wheel well. The mount I made for the heater elevates it above the metal apron so there is enough room to make the bend in the exhaust tubing. I'll also add some heat shielding to it...just in case. I'm thinking of building a 1915 for this one too. I am hoping that will be plenty of power. The 1600 still runs, so it is something I can do over the course of the winter.
    1 point
  41. Dunno how I missed these post. Nice, very nice. I just installed one of the diesel heaters in our 1956 Terry 12 footer. Blast out the heat. Great placement of yours under the hood. Is that the 2kw or the bigger 5 to 8kw? I many borrow your placement for mine baja. Wife and I enjoy the backroads in the area and hope to have it out on the playa soon. (Middle Fork of the American River, Georgetown side.) Almost got into my first sand trap when we got going again in that same direction. I paid a bit more than you for this one, $1600 with a 1500 in it. Running fresh 1915, a
    1 point
  42. I started working more hours and haven't had much time for the Bug lately, but I finished the front winch bumper yesterday. I also got all 5 tires mounted in preparation for rolling it outside, and turning it around to start work on the back. The bumper turned out well. Nice and strong and will hold the 5000lb winch perfectly. I added a ring to the bottom of the skid for either an anchor point, or a place to clip the cable in double line winching. It's a strong enough winch I shouldn't have to resort to that very often. I pressed out all the ball joints and pressed in the n
    1 point
  43. Hello all thank you for allowing me to join your group! In the Prescott area.
    1 point
  44. congrauts u just made another trip around the sun have fun
    1 point
  45. Wow!!! You must have had some bad experiences huh??? As for my own personal experience, i have had 95 percent of the other prospectors i have met, help and show areas and give advice. I know i do it, and i know several others that do too. You have a very small percentage of people out there that think they are going to get every single spec of gold, but most times they are the folks trying to make a living off of it. Personally, you grouping everyone here in just 1 group as being greedy and non-helpful is kind of an insult.
    1 point
  46. I finally had the chance to do a little research on Kamala Harris and gold mining. Joe Biden has said he will only serve one term if elected and many people think he won't last that long, so Harris' views and actions regarding mining should be a very important consideration to those of us who like to have access to public lands and the ability to mine -- whether it be large operations or small. I found an article titled Senators Call for Hearing on Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act in which "Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Michael Bennet
    1 point
  47. Here is one of the scorpions completed.
    1 point
  48. Hmmmm, that's so strange, you did notice I'm an Administrator here didn't you and as such I can see your IP address, which is originating from Nigeria!!! That all being said I removed your other post where you are also selling brand new GPX 5000s for only $500, why so cheap??? I'm thinking you are a Spammer, are you?
    1 point
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