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  1. I ran across this article today. I'm sure most of you have seen photos of these geodes in the past. But I've never seen one this big. https://mymodernmet.com/large-amethyst-geodes/
    5 points
  2. NVM bob ... found BLM (free) and State land (permit req'd) to park. p.s. You need Jesus ...
    5 points
  3. UPDATE ON CV19: it's been almost 10 months since I had the CV19 and some of it is still with me. About once or twice a week I start the cough again but one or two sprays of the throat spay stops it in it's tracks. Finally got my taste and smell back but in the months that have followed I've lost 17.7 lbs. I wasn't fat so the weight loss has been in my muscles.The Doc's here don't know how to stop the loss only to say eat more and lift weights. Saturday a couple here bought their first detector, a Minelab Gold Monster 1000. they brought it by my house
    4 points
  4. A few ways to do this. Mylandmatters.org or land.az.gov is another. http://gis.azland.gov/webapps/parcel/?loc=-112.3674,33.8342,10&layers=3,1,0 Both you turn on layers to see if its private property or BLM. My land matters is a little better because there’s more layers to turn on. THere’s some public lands that are no go for prospecting like national monuments and wilderness areas, and that site displays it.
    4 points
  5. We smoke the whole duck then eat it with a homemade wild berry sauce. Or we will breast them out and smoke them with bacon wrapped around the breast chunks. Or take a whole mallard breast, butterfly it, then fill it with jalapeno cream cheese and wrap with bacon. That was dinner 3 nights ago. Mmmm...
    2 points
  6. We sponsor the whole MRDS database directly on the Land Matters servers. Nothing is missing from there. If you are trying to view the whole MRDS in Google Earth you can expect it to fail. The USGS discourages attempts to display the whole MRDS with Google and suggests you download and use only smaller areas. https://mrdata.usgs.gov/mrds/help.html That's one possibility. The other is that you suckered for the "new" MRDS map on the USGS website. The "New" map only shows selected features. Not sure who selected them but it's obviously not what you are looking for.
    2 points
  7. Non-citizens are not allowed to hold mining claims. So if this "Chinese dude" has filed any claims they are not valid. I expect this fellow is not Chinese at all. He is probably as American as a ground beef taco.
    2 points
  8. It's obviously a liberal conspiracy.
    2 points
  9. This is a good article that provides some good information about faults... Luis Vega’s Mohave Geology: It’s not my fault The earth is constantly shifting and moving, slowly but relentlessly. Continents are drifting; mountains are being raised while valleys are dropping. When one part moves and another doesn’t, something’s gotta give. When the rupture occurs, there’s an earthquake, catastrophic at times, or just shakes things up at others. The rupture is called a fault. Read on... https://kdminer.com/news/2021/jan/09/luis-vegas-mohave-geology-its-not-my-fault/
    2 points
  10. chuck im guessing around 10-15 + lbs light enough for this old guy i use a jumper battery pack to run it
    2 points
  11. heres a simple unit i build i call the gold wiz gold spinner its a very simple & efficient unit to use on your quest for gold quiet 12 volt power , self cleaning, runs dry or wet With a 12 volt bilge pump (not included) low dust.. perfect for sampling or not working to hard all day,,you can run all day & at the end you will have a gold pan of concentrate to deal with. based on gravity & a cement mixer principle gold being heavy will work its way down in the bowl while all the lighter materials will work there way out of the bowl. Even large stones will work there way out.. we recom
    2 points
  12. It's not the map, scale or anything to do with lat/long problems it's the MRDS data the mine map is created from. In our experience the MRDS is off by at least a quarter mile in about 70% of the displayed mines. Not in any particular direction just very inaccurate locations. The MRDS is made up from two very old paper datasets. The MAS and the MLS. There are about 20% - 30% duplicates in any given area because both MAS and MILS locations were created for each mine feature. With a large overlap in the two old paper datasets it's common to have the same mine displayed twice in two different
    2 points
  13. Clay, Thank you for a clear and concise explanation (again). Jeff
    2 points
  14. Then why is it presented as something Trump is doing as he exits? It doesn't seem to have much to do with Trump nor the timing of his exit.
    2 points
  15. I met a drywasher in Quartzsite about 15 years ago who said he USED TO get about an oz a day. I also met a guy who was part of the Goodman Mine crew before it became part of the Colorado River Indian Reservation. Gold is not a renewable resource.
    2 points
  16. My favorite way to cook wild ducks is to stuff them with apples and celery and slow roast them in the oven for a couple hours while basting them with beer, wine & whiskey. Then, about 1/2 hour before they are finished cooking I dump out the apples and celery and rinse the cavity with beer before basting them again and putting them back in the oven. Wild rice is a great side dish -- especially If you can get some real wild rice from Minnesota. Add a can of chicken broth to the wild rice when you cook it and add a stick of butter when it's done. If you don't want to go through all th
    1 point
  17. Only about 37%. The rest of us are eating tacos.
    1 point
  18. May br data was lost when(if) some sort of data storage upgrade or transfer was done. Have you asked them why data is missing? How deep down the rabbit hole do you want to go? I have a red pill and a blue pill...
    1 point
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  20. Hey, Toby If you are in the area, and all else fails, you might go up to the camp in Franconia wash, and talk to the folks there. Made a trip down there last winter, to guest-hunt with a detecting buddy who is a member. Gotta be a board member in the mix there, place was pretty full last winter, likely more so now. Cool place, but man, if 50 cal AP bullets were worth money, I'd be a wealthy man. 👍 Regards, Kyle
    1 point
  21. The web site works for me.... https://www.havasugoldseekers.com/
    1 point
  22. I’d say for the time spent building it the price is more than fair. To me it looks as if it will do the job intended for. Do you know the weight of the unit as the picture shows but without the battery? People like you thinking of ways to make our work in the field easy getting that yellow metal is what we need more of. I Thank You Chuck
    1 point
  23. Clay thank you for this information, it makes sense to me now. I knew it would be much harder then inputting the coordinates to mines and hitting search for that X marks the spot dream.
    1 point
  24. Toyota's game-changing solid-state battery en route for 2021 debut - Nikkei Asia
    1 point
  25. A good article on Lithium. If we had processing capabilities here in the U.S. It would be the new gold rush. https://clearpath.org/energy-101/supply-chain-for-lithium-and-critical-minerals-is-critical/
    1 point
  26. Sounds like you're using statute miles when you should be looking at nautical with your device.
    1 point
  27. You should get yourself a good battery operated SW fluorescent mineral lamp and prospect for specimens. Arizona is a great state to look for them. There's roughly 10,000 collectors in the USA so that's not a small market and some of those specimens can go for $200 to $300 and up. Everyone searches for gold but I would bet you've walked over fluorescent "gold" without even knowing it.
    1 point
  28. You may have found this by now, but here’s symbols https://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/TopographicMapSymbols/topomapsymbols.pdf You may have also noticed, but the type of symbols you mentioned like adits and tunnels have been removed from the latest USGS maps, so you need to use older maps. I like the ones from the 70s and older. At least you can download them for free from the USGS store. Occasionally I find a good special map.
    1 point
  29. From Reuters: Administration officials tell Reuters they plan to publish a raft of decisions on Jan. 15 that will expand miners’ access to federal lands, give final approval to Lithium Americas Corp’s Nevada lithium mine and approve a land swap for a Rio Tinto Ltd Arizona copper mining project, among other steps. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mining-resolution-trump/trump-moves-to-loosen-mining-regulations-approve-projects-as-he-exits-idUSKBN29D1AD I think the biggest changes are going to be the right to use federal lands for tailings storage and the fast tracking of pe
    1 point
  30. Im looking forward to a time when Corona is a beer again and Donald is a duck.
    1 point
  31. Hello I’m new to this site so please forgive me if this is common knowledge, I have some claims in the superstitions while not the Bradshaws, there are an abundance of very old saguaro markers all over the eastern range there , the Woodbury fire destroyed a hell of a lot of them though. I’m a 3rd generation miner up there and in my experience and the knowledge handed down to me is that when you see an older saguaro with what we call wonky or bent arms at unnatural angles they nearly almost always point to something of note, usually water but on a few occasions really nice placer deposits as w
    1 point
  32. FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2011, file photo, Harry E. Johnson Sr., left, president & CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation, takes Tuskegee Airmen, including Theodore Lumpkin Jr., center, and Dabney Montgomery, right, on a tour of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. Lumpkin has died from complications of the coronavirus, it was announced Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Lumpkin was just days short of his 101st birthday.
    1 point
  33. So it is actually a law that Obama signed that reduced permitting hassles that is finally being applied to mining. Thanks Obama!
    1 point
  34. Or for that 'right spot' to continue to pan out as the days roll on. Someone might get lucky for a couple days here and there, but consistently, good luck.
    1 point
  35. Doug I would suggest that you join the GPAA I know they have claims around there even if only for a month. You can use their data base on line research the locations of their claims and jump right in. I hope this helps
    1 point
  36. I think you'd be lucky to get one gram in a week's time at some of those rrpc claims.
    1 point
  37. No. Uses places like RRPC to learn how to mine then go prospecting for a claim of your own. But don’t think you’ll get one to two grams a day consistently off your claim. In the whole state of Arizona there’s perhaps five people earning their living consistently off small time mining. Don’t think you’ll be #6. The Simple gold was found by the Spanish and early prospectors from when Arizona was just a territory. Pauline Weaver discovering huge gold nuggets on rich hill and the nearby potato patch with gold nuggets that size. After that, the easy gold was cleaned up over the n
    1 point
  38. Whats up everyone... I just posted a new youtube video that I think some of you would enjoy. I just hit 500 subscribers and I'm planning on doing a give away for the subscribers... so make sure you subscribe to the channel for your chance to win! Prize is to TBA!
    1 point
  39. Well............this is about the first time in about 20 yrs the Nugget shooter outing did not happen due to the current circumstances. Hopefully we can pull a small one off in Feb. Many good times shared around the campfires at night and out hunting with friends. Here are some pics from over the years at the outings. ENJOY! Tom H.
    1 point
  40. More pics!!!..........if you all have some....please post them. Tom H.
    1 point
  41. Yeah I didn't think they would be good eating. I thought the same thing about lion when I was young but after trying some it's now my favorite wild meat, Ibex is a close second. What didn't you like about wolf meat? What problem? I didn't know I had a problem Bob. Simple or not I'm not sure how you came to the conclusion I have a problem? Maybe you could explain how I misled you into believing there was a problem raised in my post.
    1 point
  42. I don't know anyone that shoots animals for sport Bob. Not sure why you brought that up? The question was about whether wolves were good eating. Several states have already put in place wolf hunting regulations, they were just waiting for the FWS to finalize the reclassification. You've always been allowed to kill wolves in New Mexico if they are endangering your livestock. My friend Whitey shot the last one in the Gila about 10 years ago when it tried to eat one of his steers. I imagine several people in Montana are right now planning their first legal wolf hunt. There are 567 FWS n
    1 point
  43. It's a basic of mining law that every valid claim, whether lode or placer, gives the claimant the right to all the valuable minerals found in their location. Placer gold on a lode claim belongs to the lode claim owner. Lode minerals found on a placer claim belong to the placer claim owner. You can download and read the location rights in the General Mining Act Here.
    1 point
  44. I am truly interested in the history of the Spanish, but they did not really have the population to take advantage of the treasures of the area. They certainly left a lot for Americans. Soon after both California and Arizona became American territories, gold was discovered in great quantities. I would really like to see a Spanish Digging. One of the rumors I heard is they would cut the limbs off saguaros to mark the trails, and since Saguaros still stand today from the Spanish time, those markers are still out there. None of the limbless Saguaros I've seen, I've ever been able to mak
    1 point
  45. These are my favorites =) Their shape, color, clarity and size are all so unique.I love when the citrine runs through, and I can't wait to find an amethyst! The tiiiny little perfectly clear ones have stolen my heart! I'm contemplating finding a jeweler that can cut some to place in maybe a set of earrings, or charm bracelet?? Any tips where to find an amethyst?? I've personally wandered off the beaten path and away from the heavy traffic areas... not a big fan of crowds, so a nice hike would be preferred if necessary =)
    1 point
  46. Went up to DP today and had some good luck....found one that filled up my palm!! and one really glass clear one. Found lots of others, but not as many as before. The real big one I found actually has another crystal within the wall of it. Ill try to get pictures up. Lots of people up there today...almost digging time!!!
    1 point
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