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  1. Got my third Nevada cold find today; story here: https://www.detectorprospector.com/forums/topic/15876-new-nevada-cold-find/
    9 points
  2. I use a lot of Sharpies out in the work shop and it seems that they run dry too fast. Did a little experiment a few weeks ago and it worked. Drill out the back end of the Sharpie, inject 1 ML of lacquer thinner. Put some tape over the end. So far it has lasted 2 times as long as the first time. Don't know how many times I can do this but it works! I know....im cheap. Its just irritating they don't last very long. Tom H.
    8 points
  3. No 6” coil....it’s supposedly gonna be shipped when Minelab gets them back in stock...the only piece of gold I’m playing with now is about the size of half a BB.... I’m not going out hunting just yet....heck, I’m still using the manual to start it up... ETA... gold 2 seems to work better in the dirt here...at least with the large coil
    3 points
  4. Flocculants help to remove suspended particles from wash water. If you are wet processing free milling gold the addition of settling ponds is necessary whether you are processing your material with fresh water or reusing the water. Flocculants are added to the already used process water so they have no direct contact with free gold unless you are getting losses in your processing system. Flocculants will increase your gold recovery if you are recycling your process water because all things being equal dirty water loses more gold in a gravity separation process than clean water. Flocc
    3 points
  5. I work for the Las Vegas Water District, we use Sodium Thio for Floc... have 2 treatment plants each capable of running 600 MGD. Our drying beds from the leftover particulate, has no Gold , thats water from Colorado River/ Lake Mead...
    3 points
  6. OK....I need to correct/clarify this post... .... after re-reading the manual and dumping out the contents of the snuffer bottle, I noticed that a goodly portion of the black sand had oxidized around one of the two tiny flakes/nuggets.... .... after taking the chunk of oxidized gold/iron out, I’m only able to get a response/ meter reading at a couple of inches with the other small picker ... I’m now getting a +1 reading.... I think this is more in line with what I had expected... I’ll update this post after I can get out on the creek and do some actual hunting
    3 points
  7. No. They were introduced here. The same with the oryx, ibex and the caucasian. https://magazine.wildlife.state.nm.us/pursuing-the-impossible-goat/
    2 points
  8. They will hang in a grove of trees if it is surrounded by open range. They like it knee high or shorter. The herds start moving about the time you can see them in 6x binoculars. The loners will let you get a lot closer. Still a 200 yard shot is probably the average. You could hunt them in the Bosque if it was dry. But no fool is going to hunt an animal like that in woods and standing water. You might sneak up on a swamp Oryx in your kayak and land that rascal using a Carolina rig! I have been over on the other side of the river on that road several times. There is opal over th
    2 points
  9. You have stated this opinion (belief?) before Bob. United States law says the opposite as I already demonstrated in the linked Federal Law USC 16 above. The Fish and Wildlife Service regulations that control the administration of National Wildlife Refuges also disagree with your belief. 50 CFR § 32.1 Opening of wildlife refuge areas to hunting. The opening of a wildlife refuge area to hunting will be dependent upon the provisions of law applicable to the area and upon a determination by the Secretary that the opening of the area to the hunting of migratory game birds, upland game, o
    2 points
  10. HUGE improvement! wtf does someone sitting at a desk in DC know -- about anything?
    2 points
  11. Of course they'll sue. That's what they do. They can't stand the idea of people being able to go out and have a good time on public land whether it's the forest, the lakes & rivers or the desert.
    2 points
  12. Thanks Tom! I also use a lot of Sharpies and I will try this, I have at least 10 or more dried up in my van at the moment, and we have gallons of lacquer thinner at the shop, we do high end custom cabinets. I do all the work in the field, laying out cabinets for the builders so they can get the mechanical rough-ins in the correct locations, most all of the installs, etc., I also do the more complicated builds in the shop at least get them to a point the shop crew can finish them up, I don't do any of the basic builds since our shop crew can easily do those. If anyone is interes
    2 points
  13. Well done! Now find its strewn field!
    2 points
  14. Congrats Lunk. Great find!
    2 points
  15. My wifes TDI Jetta gets 41 miles to the gallon. Awesome for traveling baseball tournaments! I think we will stick with it.
    2 points
  16. The 80% who kept their electric powered cars represent less than 1% of all California vehicles. Worldwide the figure for electric vehicle use is 2.5%. California has about 45% of the registered electric vehicles in the United States. More than half those EVs are in Los Angeles. Doing the math will tell you that nearly a quarter of all electric vehicle owners in the United States are in Los Angeles. So far they haven't been seen as a viable alternative by the vast majority of car buyers. California , in particular, has severe systemic electric power generation and distribution problems. Th
    2 points
  17. If 1 in 5 Californians switched back to gas cars after buying electric cars that means 80% of them stuck with their electric cars. 80% is a mighty strong majority of people. Especially in a culture that revolves around their automobiles. It would seem that the vast majority of people are happy with their electric vehicles. Electric cars are great for local driving. As long as they are close to the charger and not pulling an RV in the mountains they work fine. As with any battery operated tool we know it takes a while to charge them up. We generally can work around that. Bu
    2 points
  18. Won't make any difference. Gas operated vehicles will become extinct in the coming years and the technology will get better as well.
    2 points
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  20. Fat stacking benjies = making lots of money (Benjamin Franklin is on a $100 bill. If I have a fat stack of that $h!t I am groovin. Groovin = good). Rippin lips = fishing. (Cuz their lips get ripped) So they are making money fishing the Columbia River for 5 bucks a jerk. (tug, pull, bite) on fish they return for a bounty (reward, renumeration). All the post covid nomads are doin' it. Leastwise the ones with big holding tanks are. They are lip rippin post covid nomads with two tablet tanks. If they aren't rooting in the regolith for riches they are pulling a pole for pikemin
    1 point
  21. Happy Birthday youngster. You are now exactly half my age. I hope the Lord tarries with your longevity as He has with mine. Many blessings to come bro. Old Tom
    1 point
  22. That’s wild that are that good at avoiding men with big rifles when those instincts were probably honed by originally avoiding lions with big teeth. Must be insanely hard for a lion to do it with no rifle! There’s a road that runs between the armendaris ranch and wsmr, I stumbled across it one day, it runs all the way up to San Antonio, saw lots of oryx out there, they are so cool and exotic looking. Somewhere on that road , at an intersection was a big bomb next to the road. One of the guys who work on the ranch told me that oryx have a bad habit of trying to get in front of trucks on the roa
    1 point
  23. StateofJeff..... Yes it is beautiful country, passed thru many times in a semi and other vehicular modes of transport. Thanks for posting and happy hunting! Jeff
    1 point
  24. Mineralized quartz vein in granite.Mineralized quartz vein in what I think is andesite.very red dirt. This red patch come out of nowhere and couldn’t have been wider than 50 feet.ore sample, had lots of pyrites.the megamortar. IMG_1437.MOV IMG_1438.MOV
    1 point
  25. Thanks again for sharing your opinion Bob. I guess you missed the "unusual or critical conditions" refuge wide Oryx depredation hunts in 2011 - 2012? From the September 2011 FWS bulletin. Changes to African Gemsbok (Oryx) Management Program at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Previously at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge oryx were managed by allowing access to hunters with an off-range oryx tag on the east side of the refuge during deer season. This control method has been found ineffective as oryx continue to spread across the refuge and was theref
    1 point
  26. I have done a lot of exploring along the rio grande north of elephant butte between there and Albuquerque. I have never once seen an oryx in there. The only place I’ve ever seen oryx, is east of the Fra cristobals, or east the caballos, on the armendaris ranch, or in the jornada del muerto. With that being said, I’ve never seen an elk in there either, but I guess they are there. I do find it hard to believe there’s an oryx infestation in the bosque. But seeing is believing, so I guess the day I see a herd of oryx down in there is the day Ill have no trouble believing it. No hard facts or stat
    1 point
  27. Exactly. Now, instead of hunting in refuges being managed by politicians it is managed by biologists and refuge managers. A big step in the right direction. But then that point has been made already in this thread.
    1 point
  28. Hello everyone Made it out yesterday with my oldest son to swing for some nuggets. But after dang near all day of being skunked on the gold, we decided to pull out the coin and relic machines. Cameron ended up finding an 1877 s Seated liberty dime. 'Our first ever seated dime'! He also found the dark colored eagle button and the solid coin silver pocket watch back. I found the gold guilted eagle button and some pretty cool relics. Its a new spot so we will be going back to give it another go. Take care everyone!
    1 point
  29. That's not how it works. Individual refuge management does not determine what can be hunted. Very specifically that is the duty assigned to the Secretary of the Interior by Congress. The Secretary proposes regulations, a comment period follows, the Secretary then makes a decision and publishes it in the Federal Register. There is no legal process for a refuge manager to over rule or modify the Secretary's order. Only the Secretary can order an area closed to hunting except in "unusual or critical conditions". This is known as due notice and due process under the Administrative Procedures
    1 point
  30. Nah...you can't hunt in Idaho without a state hunting license...period. Can't even carry a hunting weapon in the field, during a hunting season, without a license. The Feds may control the seasons and limits, but the states control your hunting privilege. And the argument was made about hunting during breeding seasons on the refuges. Other than pest critters there are very few hunting seasons of birds during any of their breeding seasons. Jim
    1 point
  31. I've never heard of a state that allows hunting of migratory birds during the breeding season. I know no state in the northwest allows that, refuge or not. Jim
    1 point
  32. I finally had the time to download, print, and read the user manual, pair the wireless headphones and test this detector with a snuffer bottle that has two flakes that are about half a match head each in size, along with about a quarter gram of fines mixed with a tiny bit of black sand..... I was impressed... really sharp response starting at about 6” with the meter reading of minus 6.....this is with the stock 11” coil....I probably won’t make it out to my hunting ground for a couple more weeks....should be fun......
    1 point
  33. I guess this isn't really just about Trump. Seems Biden and company are on a roll too. Today's announcement from the Department of Interior: "Continuing the Department of the Interior’s efforts to increase recreational access on public lands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a proposal for new or expanded hunting and sport fishing opportunities for game species across 2.1 million acres at 90 national wildlife refuges and on the lands of one national fish hatchery. This proposed rule would open or expand 939 opportunities for hunting or sport fishing (an opportu
    1 point
  34. wrong rabbit hole The most common, cheap and effective mine water flocs are Aluminum sulfate (alum), ferric chloride and ferric sulfate. Which is best to use depends on your waste pH and associated minerals. Flocs are used to process wastewater. There is no reason but incompetent processing that would lead to free gold being exposed to a Floc. Keep It Simple
    1 point
  35. Happy Birthday @Nugget Shooter, Bill I hope you have a great day!
    1 point
  36. I dont know if youll see this or not as you dont seem to make it to the forum anymore Buttttttt Happy B-Day Bill S
    1 point
  37. Doesn't quite answer the questions posed, but... https://www.911metallurgist.com/blog/flash-flotation-cell
    1 point
  38. https://www.westernjournal.com/us-radar-tracking-massive-chinese-rocket-plummets-toward-earth-uncontrolled-re-entry/
    1 point
  39. The Prius is a good car. I know several people who drive them. They get great mileage and they aren't terribly expensive. There are a few hybrid delivery vans around town too. The next step in the hybrid engineering should be to generate power with braking force. Like a locomotive. Instead of friction at the brake pads stopping you a generator stops the vehicle and charges a battery in the process. The designs for hybrid semi tractors use braking to charge the batteries. The vehicle runs on diesel with electric assist when cruising on the highway. But when parking and maneuve
    1 point
  40. There’s also hybrid electric cars that use both gas and electric and don’t require a charging station of any kind. I don’t know how they rate as far as being economical or sensible to mass produce them.
    1 point
  41. Electric vehicles suck. Only a stupid person would buy one.
    1 point
  42. I bet many more would have sold their electric cars if it wasn't for the rapid depreciation on their new vehicles. | Others no doubt just suck it up and act like the recharging process isn't a problem when it is a problem. "Oh sure, I can just get a ride from someone else if my batteries aren't charged enough." My point in posting this is one should consider all aspects of owning a vehicle before taking the plunge.
    1 point
  43. Just days after Earth was hit by a coronal mass ejection (CME), it appears another blast of solar wind is due to impact Earth on Sunday; it is currently traveling at a brisk 1,118,468 mph towards the planet. A minor G1-class Geomagnetic Storm is possible late Saturday into much of Sunday as the solar wind interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field. While the National Weather Service’s Space Weather Prediction Center has not issued any advisory for this solar wind yet, a watch or warning could be posted tomorrow for this event. https://weatherboy.com/solar-wind-traveling-1118468
    1 point
  44. I just love solar winds. They give me a great tan.😉
    1 point
  45. Hey Mike C, Thanks for the welcome back and I have some stories, some of them are still under the Statute of Limitations if you know what I mean ! Highway Departments and HighWay Patrols just don't have a sense of humor, even in the dark of night. Especially in Washington and Oregon! I'll be back there someday when the locals have retired and forgotten me, after all I am only 86! My best advice " Keep your loop low and slow" and oh yes don't park close to the highway right of way and keep your snake bite kit handy on warm nights! Max
    1 point
  46. Retired -coin shooter. I got lucky with this one. This is a 1663 oak tree 2 pence. Its the size of a roofing nail head. So remember to keep everything until you get home.
    1 point
  47. My son gave me this sweet little Glock 19 for Christmas. A nice Bianchi holster and a bucket full of mags too. I only had a few rounds for it and couldn't find any factory ammo on the shelves. So I ordered a few plated bullets and scavenged a bunch of brass. You cant buy small pistol primers but I have thousands of small rifle primers. They seem to work just peachy. I traded a buddy for a nice set of dies and found a pound of Red Dot that I have had laying around for 30 years. I worked up a load for it over the last week. After 150 rounds I got my load just right and my p
    1 point
  48. The critters do need a place to go to get away from the hunting pressure. If managed correctly, the refuges play an important roll in the success of hunters. Like with waterfowl, most times they leave the refuge to go feed. They get hammered on a bit when they leave but can go back to the refuge to get away from the hunters. I use to live around and work for one of the biggest National Wildlife Refuge in the west, and until you are up close and personal with one, a lot of folks dont realize the benefits. Now for the other side, i do know that a HUGE percentage of the managers that run them, ar
    1 point
  49. AMEN it never should have been closed to start with/ I would be alright with BLM and Forest Service employees doing some work rather than driving around acting important also.
    1 point
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