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  1. Got out with boulder dash yesterday for some recon in new areas It was particularly challenging due to the hiking involved and temperatures, however we managed to get over a couple pieces in the process My one piece on the left and boulderdash`s 3 on right ...Sorry for the bad picture but you get the idea
    6 points
  2. The BLM just raised mining claim location fees to $40. They also raised the annual maintenance fees to $165. That $165 applies to every 20 acres on a placer claim. These new fees take effect on September 1, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. If you have already paid your maintenance fees for the upcoming mining year you will still need to pony up the extra $10 per claim/20 acres. The BLM is saying they will send you a notice if you owe more than you have already paid. If they don't you still need to pay so I wouldn't be waiting around for that letter in the mail, just be prepared to pay up before
    4 points
  3. This is the bar at the Bali Hai restaurant in San Diego. It’s banded calcite which been cut and polished, and is nicely backlit. It’s stunning in person.
    4 points
  4. I am not sure his version of what is "real" is as concrete as one would expect. My guess is bob does not comprehend the difference between mineral rights and being able to camp and look for meteorites. He rationalizes since BLM does not take exception to what he is doing (and why would they?) then he is truly immune from the law. To him this is cause and effect and he presents it as such. He thinks federal law does not apply to him and his "native on native soil" concept is acknowledged by the officials. He makes that clear in his first post "bla bla bla ...that's why BLM leaves me
    3 points
  5. wet/dry washer...bob please stop high-jacking other's topics, I will be moving your replies in this topic and all other replies to your replies into it's own topic just for you to post your native on native soil info, in case there are others who can benefit from that info or care to reply to your philosophy, please in the future post all of your info on this subject matter in that topic, if you post another off-topic reply in any other topic it will be either moved or removed depending on how much time I have at that moment! Link to your new topic in this forum section.
    3 points
  6. Those are Holocene sand deposits 60 foot above the river on the other side of a Late Pliocene to Early Pleistocene unconsolidated gravel ridge. Essentially that means they are very recent sand deposits separated from the river course by a much older deposit. Being that older deposit is unconsolidated means that the river hasn't passed that way before. That sand did not come from the Hassayampa. As Chris pointed out what you are showing on these maps are private and State Trust lands. They are also nearly barren of any worthwhile mineral deposits. Just to the north and west are dacite rhy
    2 points
  7. Just a guess on my part, but I think it would work like any other claim, first come first served, or it might be cowboy and Indian time again!
    2 points
  8. This topic will stay here, at least for the time being to see if bob can offer more proof that is understandable and doable for non-natives on how they can become a native on native soil, if so then it can help others on BLM controlled land. I will make sure all of Clay's current info topics stay easy to find.
    2 points
  9. still working on the currey sittutation. steve currey did everything right. he offered to meet blaine reed for council meeting at library to debate the issue with a state geologist concerning currey's lunar meteorites. instead, blaine reed went and purchased one of currey's lunar meteorites, checked it with a X-RF took it to a deputy and showed him that it did not have 13-16 percent nickel. currey was summon in to court ordered to pay reed $1,400 and do 400 hours community service. this happened in 2012. continue later
    2 points
  10. So lets talk about the Postmaster and the red ink stuff bob. Maybe if you explain your philosophy and why you believe the things you do, it will be easier for us to understand. You have to admit that the things you say stand in stark contrast to the realities that many of us live daily. Since so many of your ideas just don't fit with how other people see things it would be helpful to explain where you are coming from. Please expound on your beliefs and tell us where you learned all this strange knowledge. Give us some links that might guide us along this path as well. At least
    2 points
  11. Wrong thread? All we got around here is dirt. No soil but there are meteorites just like every place on earth. What the *&#% does any of that have to do with mining claim maintenance fees?
    2 points
  12. Lol..... or bring the price of gold to .01 cents per ounce...
    2 points
  13. I posted this to other forums, and thought it might be of help, so am posting it here, too. Bit the bullet and did the sweep speed mod this morning. Made a huge difference in the acceptable SS. I ran the 1 grain gold bar past the 8 x 6 Sadie coil before doing the mod, and there was a relatively slow, specific sweep speed that gave the best signal. Too fast, and the signal completely disappeared. After the mod, the SS made almost no difference. Fast, slow, the signal was steady. No change in indicated depth in the air test. Threshold was still smooth. I'll post a video of the before/after
    1 point
  14. I was detecting mid slope in an area with almost no trash. I got a semi-strong and mellow sounding hit near the base of a bush. I got excited and confident. 10” down this very heavy rock was pulled out. Looks like a ball of iron but very weak on the magnetic side. The ground was mild with no hot rocks. Any suggestions would be welcomed. And some gold from the last 5 trips. Brownie
    1 point
  15. Ha ha .... Not much activity out there in the hills. It really was not to bad....If you keep walking, there is a 2 mph breeze
    1 point
  16. Ohh I'll have to stop by there and check it out since it's so close!
    1 point
  17. Thanks for the design. I found this. I usually cross about three miles north of there. Before you head out there, there's a Hassanyumpa travel management plan that has shut a lot of the roads down to motorized traffic. I tried finding a copy, but no luck. One of the potential claims I spent a while researching had a BLM "road closed sign" about a mile away from the site. A lot of these closed roads were the old washed out trails with real rough going. I did hike in but I found nothing worth warranting going back to that particular claim myself: no gold but plenty of copper minera
    1 point
  18. Get yourself a land anchor, or build one.
    1 point
  19. I've seen a couple jeep caravans drive by, but certainly not that big. I wonder if they were doing a photo shoot? Also, with the four wheel access along well traveled creeks, I've seen the sand turn to impassable bedrock in some of the photos, but because its well travelled before and after the boulders, there's usually a way around, sometimes not easily viewable on google maps or the USGS maps. Loneliest feeling in the world I had was for the few hours I was stuck in the creek with no one to pull me out. I carry more to get free, but most places here do not have trees to tie a wench t
    1 point
  20. Just as Bedrock has said, some of us would love to hear more about you and Steve Currey you guys are kinda of celebrities.
    1 point
  21. Edited to show respect to the owner of this thread.
    1 point
  22. Undecorated crotal bell with square cast hole sprue top - late 18th to middle 19th century or later. The subject of the thread is:"SPANISH MINE MONUMENTS IN THE BRADSHAWS?" Despite all the verbal dancing and unverified or outright false Spanish records there is still no evidence presented of any Spanish mines, monuments or even a presence in the Bradshaws - unless you believe in the King's poodle rock/carving/construction magic religious object. It's cool if that's what you believe but it's more accurate if you don't imply that your belief is supported by history or science.
    1 point
  23. Nice chain coral!
    1 point
  24. Then I zoomed in real close ...
    1 point
  25. Thanks to Dolan Dave for agreeing to cut my rock to ID it. Confirmed space rock!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ». Thank you Dave! I have since realized there is a meteorite section on Bills forum so I will post there next time. Just an update for everyone. brownie
    1 point
  26. My first thought too was a meteorite as well
    1 point
  27. Nice gold and..... I am with Fred and Dave, Meteorite (likely) Nice hunting man! Or at least worth further investigation
    1 point
  28. NICE GOLD! I suggest you grind a window and take a look...it could be a low iron/nickel chrondrite. fred
    1 point
  29. Getting and/or keeping mineral rights on public land without filing a valid claim is very important to me too. I can't wait until bob explains how natives can accomplish that. I just don't see how natives on native soil could hold mineral rights on public land. It seems the two concepts exist on completely different planes. If a native is immune from federal law and needs no mining claim to have mineral rights, does a "native on native soil" claim to minerals trump a valid claim holders rights? How exactly does that work bob?
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