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  1. Was finally able to get out and do some detecting in a couple of old spots and a new spot with Luke. The 1 gram I got from the new spot at about 4 inches. YES.....lots of new ground to hunt! And the .1 I got from a old spot at 1 inch deep. Great day to be out in the peace and quite and find some gold Tom
    10 points
  2. Hard to beat a lightly brined rotisserie roasted duck basted with green peppercorn sauce and glaze of choice with wild rice on the side . . .
    5 points
  3. 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
  4. 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
    5 points
  5. Today was our last day of waterfowl season. Went out with a bang.
    3 points
  6. We breast our ducks and geese and take them to the butcher and have them made into pepper sticks.. yummy
    3 points
  7. 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...
    3 points
  8. 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.
    3 points
  9. 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
    2 points
  10. I have been hunting ducks and geese for 32 years and have been a waterfowl guide for a big chunk of that. I have NEVER seen that!!!! Wow!! I just showed my 2 boys and they thought the same...WOW! To just the common duck hunter who goes out a few times a season, they might not see a genius here. But to those of us who clean ALOT every year, dang. New technique for sure. Thanks Slim!
    2 points
  11. There's always the Yardbird Chicken Plucker(after scalding the bird real good to clean and soften up things). It looks lik a small washing machine ,built for spin cycle only, and full of rubber fingers that do the plucking. Looks like it's takes all of 5 seconds to do the job( for a chicken). Could be there are designs for duck with their many more feathers. Cabela's has a vid "How to pluck a duck" involving wax to get the feathers and down. "Can't make the "Tee" time, today, gotta wax my duck."
    2 points
  12. We make pounds and pounds of goose jerky. We cut it thin on the meat slicer, let it cure in High Mountain jerky seasoning and then throw it in the dehydrator. If we cut it thin, its easier to find the pellets which leads up to less broken teeth haha. And the ol GoldBug2 is awesome for finding the steel shot too.
    2 points
  13. 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
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  15. It's obviously a liberal conspiracy.
    2 points
  16. chuck im guessing around 10-15 + lbs light enough for this old guy i use a jumper battery pack to run it
    2 points
  17. 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
  18. Frozen Road Gold Click Here to watch Video Metal Detecting Frozen Bedrock in the middle of the road in the heart of the California Motherlode. Jeff and Gary ( Two Toe's ) are in search of bedrock outcroppings in the area of old Gold Rush workings. The Fortyniners worked this area during the California Gold Rush lets see what they missed !!!! Please Remember to always fill in your holes after digging SG 033
    1 point
  19. 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
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  20. Heads up. if you have research to do involving the BLM LR2000 you will need to do that before Thursday of this week. The BLM is saying they are going to close down the mining claims portion of the LR2000 this coming Thursday the 21st. The MLRS replacement for the LR2000 mining claims reporting system is supposed to go live on Monday the 25th on another website. The mining claims payment portal was closed down last Friday the 15th. You can't make a mining claim payment for 10 days until the 25th. If you mail in a payment it won't be processed until the 25th. Land Matters has adju
    1 point
  21. It looks like something you would see in an adult bookstore. I think I will just keep "skinning the bird" the old fashioned way.
    1 point
  22. What a hoot man! That is a lot of birds!
    1 point
  23. Here is the opposite side
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  24. Way to go on those nugs Tom. Luke
    1 point
  25. well done always good when finds come out of old and new ground
    1 point
  26. I like teal and woodies but a big old greenhead is my favorite. In the midwest, many ducks (especially mallards) and geese feed in picked corn fields. That fattens them up and makes for a great taste. Same thing with the deer, but they don't wait for the corn to be picked. They are in there as soon as the cobs are ripe.
    1 point
  27. Every duck species has a different taste. Some are stronger tasting than others, just like any other wild game. Personally my favorites are Teal, Sprig and Wood ducks. They mainly eat seeds and grains so they dont get a fishy taste like the diver ducks sometimes get.
    1 point
  28. Picking the whole duck really sucks!! But when we smoke them whole, we do it. Thats the only time we leave the skin on. The rest of our recipes we use, we just cut the meat from the bone.
    1 point
  29. I tried smoking duck. It made me cough and ruined a good pipe. I don't hunt or eat duck often. But I like duck (and quail) roasted in the oven with butter and bacon fat. I roll them around in the fat while they cook. A few minutes before I figure they are done (which is either long before or long after they are actually done) I'll snuggle them down into a baking dish of stuffing and bake a while longer. How much longer depends on how hungry I am at the time. If you can get your stuffing at a Wal Mart in northern Wisconsin it is best. They have a special brand up there called "Stove
    1 point
  30. Thanks guys, I live in Wisconsin so its hard to go there now. Should be in Zona now but with covid we stayed home this year, get to enjoy this balmy weather, it's warmed up since this afternoon its now 34 degrees and snowing. A friend sent in his dues and got back the stuff so [ stickers, club card ect.] I guess i'm good to go, thanks for the help. Good luck finding some nuggets this year, Toby
    1 point
  31. Have you asked Jeff Williams?
    1 point
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. The web site works for me.... https://www.havasugoldseekers.com/
    1 point
  35. Slim, That is good article, thank you for posting it..... This whole thing makes me realize that dropping out of a Physical Geology course fifty years back was short sited..... Don Fife was a good instructor! Jeff
    1 point
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. Toyota's game-changing solid-state battery en route for 2021 debut - Nikkei Asia
    1 point
  39. 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
  40. Sounds like you're using statute miles when you should be looking at nautical with your device.
    1 point
  41. 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
  42. I think you'd be lucky to get one gram in a week's time at some of those rrpc claims.
    1 point
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. If you're a lazy prospector like me just keep dabbing on silicone or tape over the weaker spots. I've had over 50 repairs and it didn't seem to effect recovery.
    1 point
  46. 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
  47. 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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