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  1. Hello all. My name is Spencer. I'm AllenJ's son. We've been prospecting for about 1.5 years now in the Butte County, CA area. It started with me purchasing a Gold Bug 2. My father and I went up to the French Creek area to test the detector out and after finding a bunch of shot, we were infected with the sickness and have dedicated most of our free time to prospecting since. I'm not able to get out as much as last year due to being in school again for the first time in 10 years, but since I'm only taking one summer course, we are able to get out about once a week. The attached picture
    5 points
  2. So im not sure about the mines there Bob, but here 99% of the shift's are a 5-4 schedule. Meaning you rotate between working 5 days on then 4 days off. Then 4 days on and 5 days off. I work Tuesday through Friday and am hourly. The salary folks work Monday through Thursday. The work is as steady as you would ever want and you can do all the OT you want or just work your schedule. The only people around here that work crazy days in a row are exploration companies. Even then the mines are starting to limit their exposure hours "time worked" for safety reasons. There are regular hourly employees
    3 points
  3. Does it matter that the indigenous people of the Americas were not vegetarians, had a much shorter lifespan and died by the millions when the Spanish made contact? You should spend some time actually learning facts and history rather than fantasizing about it. The truth about what happened is much more fascinating conversation than the fairy tales you present as facts. What actually happened when Europeans came to this continent is very important history and our lives are so much richer knowing it. Yours would be much richer too if you learned some actual history. You would be wiser and n
    2 points
  4. George lived near Walnut Grove...I think that was the name...it was at the top of the hill on the back way to the Rich Hill area...he was a cowboy/cattle rancher and gold hunter. As I recall he found about a dozen gold coins in old mining camps. He got his thumb caught in a lasso once...said it hurt worse than getting stabbed or shot... Maybe Morlock can add to this... fred
    2 points
  5. Thank you. The only reason I found this was because AllenJ had an idea. His idea paid out. Yeah, I was tired of lurking. I also plan to live vicariously through others once the fall semester starts.
    2 points
  6. Welcome Spencer! I guess me talking about this forum finally got to you lol. As I'm sure I've said to you already these folks know their stuff and are very helpful. This forum is a great resource.
    2 points
  7. You live in Wickenburg and you need pointers? How about one that spins around in all directions? Just kidding man! Welcome! You are in the perfect place to figure this stuff out quick. Pester some of the grumpy old mossbacks on this forum about it. Half of them have been swapping spit around Wickenburg for decades. Offer to bring lunch and beer. Wear something sexy if you have to. You are bound to be on gold in no time! One pointer. You need a cool prospector name that projects a bit more confidence than your current handle. Sluicebox Sam, Muckin' Mike or some such clobber. You
    2 points
  8. Hi there, Just a quick little story from this summer's prospecting adventures. Two semi-cheechako's (semi-greenhorns/semi-pro rookies) were visiting the claim this summer. They are both nice, budding prospectors with a knack for finding the noble metal. They were working a patch of fractured bedrock that had produced consistent flake-gold and pickers the previous summer. Both of them had spent time with me on previous trips at this spot, and they'd learned a few tricks about how to find the gold. Well, semi-cheechako one really went to town cleaning off the overburden on that bedrock--the co
    1 point
  9. Just read this. Hope someone finds it soon. http://amp.timeinc.net/time/money/longform/theres-a-treasure-chest-worth-millions-hidden-somewhere-in-the-rocky-mountains-these-searchers-are-dedicating-their-lives-and-savings-to-finding-it
    1 point
  10. Gary, Thanks for the correction-it has been many, many years since I was out that way! Perhaps your family knew Sonny Owens? His children were named Wolf and maybe Bug and someone else...you had to cross his property to get to the Hassayampa river . Thanks, BMC...so sad. fred
    1 point
  11. Interesting that you would quote me but not give credit. I will stand by what I wrote and grant you an education opportunity as a reply. These are not "Known Historical Facts". If you had actually continued your research you would know that Onate (the last conquistador) was prosecuted and convicted of lying in these records and for personally lying to the King about these discoveries. It is a famous and very well documented trial. He was convicted of 13 charges including murdering his second in command and two of his officers along with a few hundred Acoma natives. He was a very stabby gu
    1 point
  12. Nice gold and welcome to the forum.
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  13. I like your attitude and approach: just one step closer . . . All the best, and thanks for your kind words, Lanny
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  14. The last job I had was a salaried position that was supposed to be a 5 day a week job. Managing Haz Mat and asbestos abatement projects for New Mexico State University. I worked 10-12 hours a day and most of the actual work I supervised was on the weekend. So I wound up working about 60 hours a week and was on site each and every day for weeks on end. It was salaried so I made the same pay no matter how many hours I worked. Once in a while I would have a lull in jobs and have some free time on a weekday afternoon. I had to take sick leave to get off early no matter how many hours I had w
    1 point
  15. ahhh, no more politics…my dream.
    1 point
  16. My current schedule is 5 on 2 off, NO chance for overtime unless there was a PAID holiday prior, then the company still only pays straight time for "actual" work hours on site. The next gig, runs til March 2020, is 4 10s and 2 8s MANDATORY. If I could pull 2-3 GRAMS a day outta the ground, I'd be happy. No bull riding my @$$ to work faster. No more company BS. No more politics.
    1 point
  17. Sounds like you are living the reality too my friend. I slept in motels, chased jobs all over the southwest and burned a million gallons of gasoline trying to make a career out of it. Oilfield, mining, and construction is all the same. Only the chosen few can make good permanent careers out of it. The rest do the lions share of the work and have to duct tape their boots together to feed the kids. They live in apartments and trailer parks in towns that most Americans would not live in. They get stuck in the tradesman role due to their financial situation and never make it to supervisory or
    1 point
  18. If you've never worked in the construction trades, it's difficult to wrap your head around how it all works.
    1 point
  19. If only it were that simple!!! But their are guys that cannot get work anywhere but the low-ballers. Usually due to bad personal decisions or are in-between major projects. "MY" area goes something like this- All the major players that pay great money, the requirements are that you are a member of the good ol boys club. These companies are extremely incestuous. Family and friends. The outsiders do ALL the work under the "management" of the club. Pay is great, decent benefits, little to no profit sharing. They do mass layoffs after major projects (1+ year projects) and use temp manpow
    1 point
  20. I do not agree with the title , I always have a hard time finding gold Nice pieces !
    1 point
  21. From a living legend, to a legend. We can only hope to end that way. Never met the man, but sure wish I had. RIP Kyle
    1 point
  22. Panning for Gold on Butte Creek Rain can't keep Me and Gary ( Two toes ) from heading out to Butte Creek to look for Gold. Umbrella Weather for sure !!!!! Ladybugs, deer and Gold !!!!!! a group of Ladybugs is called a Loveliness Thanks for watching !!!! Jeff
    1 point
  23. article written by a female native thirty some years ago. spanish were amazed to discover that the natives had twice the life span as they did. natives then were vegetarians and considered animals as their brothers and sisters. seventy year old half-breed in smoke tree area California me met in 1974 had a mate fifty years younger and six kids. he out lived her returned to mother earth at the age of 106. me still seeking a twenty some year old mate. fun making kids.
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