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  1. Hey everyone... Now weather is getting much better, I got a chance to visit a place I havent been to in a while. Franconia, AZ meteorite strewn field. I met up Saturday morning with a buddy Greg. Greg ended up getting the large complete crusted Chondrite and large iron meteorite on the right, I found the smaller 3 chondrites and irons on the left.... Franconia's always a fun place to visit. A lot of large basalt (hot rocks), .50 cal bullets, .30 cal bullets, wire, ect out there, but after an hour or 2 of adjusting my hearing to the tones, you start to hear the differences between trash
    11 points
  2. 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?
    3 points
  3. 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
  4. I'm hiding this post and Bob's reply/question because it's off topic, has nothing to do with mining royalties!
    3 points
  5. 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
  6. I herd someone has been out in the hot sun to long
    3 points
  7. 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
  8. Russia to open WORLD’S LARGEST gold mine in Siberia estimated reserves of 540 million tons of ore, containing 40 million troy ounces of gold. 2.3 grams per ton https://www.rt.com/business/504239-russia-worlds-largest-gold-mine/
    2 points
  9. Please post where you're located in the world. Just an FYI, the OP is not located within the USA, I'll leave it up to him to post where he is located.
    2 points
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
    2 points
  14. What if they scoop up meteorites that have bombarded the surface of Bennu for eons?
    2 points
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. The Pebble mine deposit is a lot bigger than the Russian deposit. 57 billion lb copper, 70 million oz gold, 3.4 billion lb molybdenum and 344 million oz silver. Only Indonesia's Grasberg mine deposit is bigger than Pebble.
    1 point
  18. nicootje, different locations favor different host rock and starting out everything can look the same, focus on known placer gold locations is a good way to begin. Download/buy placer deposits of...(location you want to hunt). This will outline the history of the deposit, give you information on the type of deposit and production and tell you something about your questions on host rock. Joining a prospecting club will put you on ground that while heavily hunted with persistence still produce and hunting an identified gold placer you can begin to get a feel for likely indicators, one of the eas
    1 point
  19. Fun stuff, Dave! Always a good time at Franconia.
    1 point
  20. The black flaky minerals are biotite, the gray, "glassy" mineral is quartz, the yellow/brassy colored minerals that pepper the sample is pyrite and the flat yellow minerals are either muscovite or phlogopite. You are the proud owner of a schist (metamorphic rock).
    1 point
  21. Gee Bob. Maybe to give certain types of people something to whine about? What is the current royalty on sand and gravel?
    1 point
  22. Can you think of a reason why all those other thousands of mines must pay royalties and the 295 metals mines do not? How did that happen? Why does everyone else pay but the metals mines are exempt?
    1 point
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  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. 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
  26. 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
  27. This topic needs to get back on topic, Biden's son's laptop has nothing to do with mining royalties that the democrats want!! Some of you are starting to post political campaigning again, needs to stop!!
    1 point
  28. Woo, lets stop right here with the Tektite idea. Tektites are glass formed by the melting of terrestrial rock during the initial stages of an impact crater formation. They are black and glassy because they are glass, similar to obsidian. None, to very minor amounts of iron are in Tektites. I'm no expert on impact craters but your "Tektite" pictures look nothing like the samples I have seen in privet and academic collections. Terrestrial astro blems, as impact sites are know, are so rare that to find anything created by such an event is highly improbable. That is unless your on the m
    1 point
  29. 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
  30. Are you for real?! Gtfo.
    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. Expedition #10 Scouting old road SE of Queen Valley, AZ 90F Hello friends! I hope everyone is doing well 🙂 Went scouting on October 10th to see if this old road can handle the Buggy. I'm guessing it can't. Let me know what you guys think. I apologize for the crappy video(s) I'm pretty much a one man show, the girlfriend is incompatible with the hills
    1 point
  33. I just eye rolled so hard I could see my brain
    1 point
  34. So, it’s a tektite, but is crystalline? You are aware, aren’t you, that tektites are amorphous?
    1 point
  35. 1915 gets it down the road nicely. Looking forward to seeing further post.
    1 point
  36. Ignore the meter. Dig all targets until you can discern the difference in tones between ferrous and non-ferrous targets is a good start.
    1 point
  37. If you know someone that has a rock saw and polishing equipment you might want to have it slabbed and polished. They can turn out great and be worth something or it could be a dud...
    1 point
  38. This Saturday I was out in ridgecrest with friends they were under a easy up roto tilling and Jack hammering for dry wash material. I was going up a close by hill beeping with my GM 1000 .8:30 am I had a lite cotton dark blue long sleeve shirt wearing Brute deodorant with no headphones on and the detector was screaming at full volume. I was about 250 feet from my Ford pickup when the attack started. With one bee on the back of each ear one on the back of my neck one on my shoulder and 2 circling the front of my face I pulled off my hat and started swatting these killers . To no avail they
    1 point
  39. Hello all thank you for allowing me to join your group! In the Prescott area.
    1 point
  40. 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
  41. Lucky you. I came within 20 feet of a swarm once and slowly backed off without any issue but things would have been different if I hadn't seen them. They were in a collapsed wooden shed near Rich Hill and I was a long way from my Samurai.
    1 point
  42. I found this 57 gram nugget with a Gold Bug 2.
    1 point
  43. They don't clean up their toxic mess when it leaches onto private property either. We have a big lawsuit here where they have ruined dozens of private wells and devalued property. Much of it owned by their employees. They spent more on legal fees to keep from having to pay for the wells and property than it would have cost to make it right. I used to work for that outfit. It is a shitshow. They are all about telling you how to vote and how to live. If you don't conform they will push you out. They are often the only decent paying job in Grant County so their employees put up with whateve
    1 point
  44. 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
  45. 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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