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  1. 3 points
    "Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm "Hand Stacking"" .......And look what they missed. Gary
  2. 3 points
    Life in South Dakota One winter morning a husband and wife in central South Dakota were listening to the radio during breakfast. They heard the announcer Say, "We are going to have 8 to 10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even-numbered side of the street, so the Snowplows can get through." So the good wife went out and moved her car. A week later while they are eating breakfast again, the radio announcer said, "We are expecting 10 to12 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the odd-numbered side of the street, so the Snowplows can get through." The good wife went out and moved her car again. The next week they are again having breakfast, when the radio announcer says, "We are expecting 12 to 14 inches of snow today. You must park...." Then the electric power went out. The good wife was very upset, and with a worried look on her face she said, "Honey, I don't know what to do. Which side of the street do I need to park on so the Snowplows can get through?" With the love and understanding in his voice that all men who are married to blondes exhibit, the husband replied, "Why don't you just leave it in the garage this time."
  3. 1 point
    I took a trip to the Sierras last Monday and didn't find any nuggets and with the fire danger I got chased to a motel in Reno. When I got there I researched the parks and decided to go to one. I got a very late start but went to Fisherman's Park which was not far from where I was staying in Sparks. This is one weird park on the Truckee River. There are tents, camps, fires and shopping carts all over this place. I found it very odd but decided to detect it anyway with the 800 I bought from Bill. I had to avoid a few people laying around and work some slopes and I found a few coins, a suspender clip and an old rolled penny. It has the 10 commandments on it. I could tell there were 'eyes' on me and it was time to get going so on the way out I worked the thick grass. I got a target that sounded like a penny (19-20) but decided to dig it anyway. I got under the grass and used my pointer to make sure I knew where to push up with my tool. Then I saw the ring still in the grass and dirt. It was dark and stained and I sure didn't want to hold it up in that park. I dropped it in my Minelab bag and swung a bit more before I ended the less than 1 hour hunt. When I got to the parking area which was never more than 200 yards away from me there was a car, a guy and little black dog who had been near his tent and some other cars so I didn't stay long. While I was digging at the ring site I was alarmed by what I thought was something wizing by my head. I could have been wrong but I've never felt that way about anything before. It was kinda like an air rifle shot if you've ever shot one of those. It was a good hunt just the same. The ring is about 15g and 10k which is better than I thought when I first looked at it. This is a palm tree on the ring but I didn't know it when I was taking the picture! After I left I saw a very odd thing. This guy had a dog on his back. He was on a bicycle and the dog had on a wig. I followed them to their house. Click on the pictures and it will give you another picture and click on that one and it will enlarge for you. I just had to follow this guy on the bike. I thanked him for letting me take the pictures with my phone. Mitchel
  4. 1 point
    I found a vein of chrysocolla in Maricopa county. It was hosted in a white quartz vein. Thought it was turquoise at first no luck though. I've seen spots of chrsocholla in rocks throughout the county, more like copper staining in basalt rock, some areas this staining is more than others, but only once in a good vein. I have a sample of that sitting in my front yard,
  5. 1 point
    The only location of turquoise in maricopa county that I know of is the sacred frog mine which is halfway between wickenburg and lake pleasant. On the other hand, chrysocolla is found in a number of locations in maricopa county, mostly to the west.
  6. 1 point
    When I cleaned up the ring I could read that it was 18K!!! I don't know why it tarnished so ...
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