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  1. Hello everyone, i hope your all dodging the heat. Well it is that time of year again so we are chasing critters. My son got his yesterday evening after a 2 hr stalk. Snuck in to 52 yards and shot him when he stood up from his bed. Of course he went and died on the the back side of the mountain instead of the easy side so we had a little over a mile and a half pack out. It was a blast though!! Take care and good luck everyone!
    5 points
  2. Just an update! Finally found a nugget with my Gold monster 1000. A small one but hey. I’m happy as can be😃
    4 points
  3. Yup...did some reading on her a few weeks ago. She's a real piece of work. Would have fit right into the Weather Underground back in the day. She should have no place in the government, of any kind. She believes anything is OK, if it accomplishes her ends. If she leads the BLM, she's going to get people killed trying to execute her agenda....count on it. While I agree with some of what Bob posted, people with that background should certainly not be discriminated against, they also don't deserve to hold leadership positions in our national government. Behavior should have consequences, regardless of how long ago it was. Jim
    3 points
  4. I am back from a 2 week trip to Alaska. I am back from a location known as Gold King Creek, about 50 miles south of Fairbanks. It was quite an adventure. They run an operation for tourists as well as running a regular commercial scale operation at the same time. I did metal detecting and shoveled gravel into a highbanker. Shoveling gravel is taxing and with my back still only at about 90% from my car accident, after a couple weeks of shoveling all day my back was in sore shape. I balanced off shoveling by metal detecting. I found 179 pieces of gold while I was there, but the total weight for all my detected gold was only 5.2 grams. The gold from Gold King is small (as is common for many Alaska placers). Now don't get me wrong, I had a ball detecting all of those 179 pieces, and there are a few rare larger bits in the area. One lady found a nugget of about 3.5 grams before we arrived with an SDC 2300 - very unusual. I think the biggest the commercial operator got while I was there was about a gram, and that is from 65 ounces he produced in the two weeks I was there. My biggest was about 0.2 grams, and average for the 179 pieces was about 0.03 grams. That's a testimony to the sensitivity of the GM 1000. I did get some good gold by shoveling into the highbanker also. The gold does not occur on a real bedrock but on a hardpan of deep clay, real bed rock is 180 feet down and likely has no significant gold ( based on where the gold is coming from). Overall, I think it was a big success, I really enjoyed myself, the folks who went in with me had a great time, and I got to meet a lot of new folks, including some of the staff who were avid detector prospectors from Arizona. On trying to depart, I got stuck there for a day by low fog - which prevents planes from flying in. Very normal for an Alaskan prospecting adventure. I've now taken care of the things I need to do for the ICMJ magazine and am getting back on track to take care of all the other things that go with life here in the lower 48. There will be an article in the ICMJ on it with a lot more detail for those who subscribe, and I have a video about working on hardpan or false bedrock on my Youtube channel - https://youtu.be/0XZYrf3wzFE
    2 points
  5. I can feel the pain on the Busses too ! At one time I had 7 VW's in my fleet , two busses , one the 7 window camper like new , one original German Bug imported by a GI . 2 Supers, two regulars that my Daughters drove to highschool , one off which I put in stowage in the late 70s and sold it in the late 80s. It at one time threw a rod and busted the case , I got a used crankshaft , pounded the cracked case back together , JB Welded it and drove it for another few years and traded it for a cabover camper which we took to Alaska and kept for years. My older bus I put an awning over the sliding door so I could fish the local ponds on rainy days in dry comfort , developed a side cast that cleared the awning poles and had a long handled net. Miss them all! Max
    2 points
  6. I think there is a lot more to the story. The article seems to not mention the woman's adult life at all. Half of you guys in your early twenties were as dumb as a stump and as wild as a shithouse rat. If you were judged now by your actions then you couldn't get a job as mall security. Likewise, what this woman did in her younger years needs to be put in perspective with what she has become. Even if she was a "radical environmentalist" (which she is not) it wouldn't make her unfit for the position. Take a look at the last few years of radical leadership on the other side of the spectrum. It was dismal, corrupt and didn't help land management one iota. Painting her in a partisan light is just that... Partisan. Partisanship got us into this mess. And more partisanship isn't going to get us out. We need to make good decisions on the long term management of our lands. Decisions that are driven by respect for the land over short term corporate profits. It isn't about drilling and mining anymore. It hasn't been for decades now. We have a much more precious commodity in our public lands that is in major demand the world over. It is much more lucrative for the common man than oil or mining and is not nearly as destructive. It will produce more jobs, more tax revenue and more wealth for the average citizen than any industrialized use of natural resources. Its multiple use land. We should manage it as such. We should prioritize use that is non destructive and non exploitive over timber, mining and oil in many areas. And severely restrict industry that limits multiple use in all areas. We think gold and oil is treasure. That is only because we are so limited in our capacity to define wealth. We ruin what is really precious to fulfill our immediate needs. All we are capable of understanding is conquest and exploitation. We really don't comprehend value outside of those narrow parameters. Mining and oil is a huge burden on our ability to utilize public land in ways that benefits the larger population. If we subsidized sustainable industry with a fraction of the money that we spend supporting the oil and mining giants our economic situation would be much more stable. IMHO we need someone to manage these lands in the people's best interest and not in the interest of big money. Someone who is "radical environmentalist" is much closer to the ideal than someone who wants to mine and drill until it is no longer profitable and then let the taxpayer clean up their mess. So I like the choice for Seccy of the Interior (Deb Haaland) as well as the Director of the BLM. I think they are just what we need to preserve our public lands for guys like me who enjoy them. I have no problem supporting them. I don't necessarily agree with their ideas or every policy but I think it is a big step in the right direction. And a YUGE improvement over the riff raff that occupied the office during the previous administration.
    2 points
  7. Sometimes I think I’m living in an alternate reality as I read stories like this. All this was known during the confirmation which makes it even odder. I worry about our country’s debt, but I keep hearing about the unfunded which is ten times what our debt is at: $130 trillion. I don’t even know what this unfunded is.
    2 points
  8. I thought politics was off limits. Are is it fair game from now on? I have a bunch of threads I'd like to start.
    2 points
  9. First outing with the 6000. I can’t pinpoint worth nothing yet but love the weight.
    2 points
  10. https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2021/08/13/tracy-stone-manning-too-extreme-lead-bureau-land-management/8102411002/
    1 point
  11. I was reminded by FB that I posted these 3 yrs ago of our "beat the heat retreat" up by Dewey. We camped on the side of a hill with a great view. The second afternoon a big monsoon rolled in and really cooled things off. The next day was HUMID! I detected one wash and drank my 3 liter back pack dry. I have never sweated so much. No gold was found but it was great to get away for a bit. Tom H.
    1 point
  12. Super!! You might add "yes I am Carrying
    1 point
  13. Here is some more on this particular person.... https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tracy-stone-manning-population-control
    1 point
  14. Love the picture, I did it the other way and ended up on top of a creosote bush with no traction. I have had soft tops, hard tops been places others could not go. Presently have a 2010 FJ Cruiser that that will better them in some ways . not in others. Thinking about hardtop station wagon 56 model , good body. I think that a neighbor has for 5K had sudden water leak was a daily driver and he became disabled and on Oxygen. But I have also acquired a 2010 Desert Fox toy hauler that I have completely restored , had too put it in stowage due to wife's illness so can't take on any new projects. The Sammy is the only vehicle that I have owned that was able to make it to Marrilimo Beach in Baja. The VW bus based dune buggy that we had with us failed and I had to tow it 100 miles back to its transport trailer , behind my Tacoma and Sammy. Max
    1 point
  15. Max, Anthony here. Well, first of all I don’t think what you bid on was a bad deal, after all it was to support the website, not really buy those magazines! I really appreciate your generous offer and will also match your donation by upping mine as well. Secondly, I applaud your honesty and respect of the copyright law and for not being one of those pirates who ruin good things for the rest of us stealing media and other property from the rightful owners without compensating them, bravo to you! So, congratulations and thanks again! I’m going to mail you the magazines as soon as you can PM me your mailing address. As for the donation, Bill just asked for the personal check to be made out to him and mailed directly to his store for the donation to Nuggetshooter.com. Max, I appreciate people like you and I’m always glad to help out. Let me know if you ever want to partner up with a greenhorn to go prospecting sometime, I have a truck, willing to drive and ready to go most weekends. I live out in Southern California, but always look forward to the chance to take a good roadtrip and meet new people. Take care, and enjoy your reading! Sincerely, Anthony
    1 point
  16. Well I do not yet know if I won this auction. Irregardless it is interesting that I received a private communication last night chidding me for being so stupid as to bid on something that is available on DVD or stick that sells for $15.95 for all the issues ever printed! No I did not know this but I don't condone using someone else's work product just because the copyright is expired or otherwise. Indeed one of the gold prospecting magazines , no longer in business printed an article by a member of this forum using my plainly copyrighted pictures and claiming he took them and grossly distorted the truth. When I called him on this he denied it and the magazine was already out of business and it was not worth a lawsuit any way and he and I know the truth. I have collected many paper magazines such as The "Gold Prospector" from the first issues in newspaper format. "Desert Magazine" and others and sold or donated them. I personally have published many stories of my travels and gold prospecting with pictures , facts , etc. I can back then up with others involved. When the Roadrunners prospecting club president at the time who was already the owner of commercial gold mines , at a club outing in Quartzsite one night around the campfire told a story he had gotten first hand from a resident and citizen of Mexico about his relatives in the state of Cullican were mining an old Spanish prospect far back in the jungle in the western edge of the Copper Canyon county. He said if he could spare the time from his businesses he himself would go with the person as a guide and check it out. This is 1000 miles from the US border. He offered in fact to sponsor the expense of someone to actually go and investigate ! Well Paul Yelton (RIP) and I looked at each other and almost instantly clicked in our minds * WE are both retired, have the time * All expense paid guided trip and besides the story was that back in the jungles you could buy raw gold for $100 an OZ. (Pure BS the dope dealers would shoot you if you bought gold) There Picture I did not take. WE took him up on the trips and it was an adventure. The report Paul wrote up was published book form in the " Bird Tailings club newsletter. All true. I was questioned about my story of 28+ OZ of gold in 5 days, the pictures was not evidence in this person's opinion which I could care less about but I sent him a copy of the bill of sale and the cashed checks which I paid taxes on! He had more comments to me. I personally know of 2 1800,s Era towns perfectly preserved , no broken windows, liquor on the barback's, store shelves stocked etc. One belongs to relatives on a huge ranch and no access is allowed , the other is the same situation in a different state enclosed on a working ranch , No Serra Club BS , no access even to employees , no pictures. My brief access was government sponsored. I'll never tell! Anyway I prefer paper , books magazines , money etc. If you done it take the credit , if not don't knock someone who does. My opinion. Max
    1 point
  17. Shows what is really under the surface with intent and agendas. Thanks for posting Nugget Shooter.
    1 point
  18. The reddish colored piece looks like slag. Not sure what the other pic is but meteorites don't leave a streak.
    1 point
  19. To start with, every app I’ve tried for identifying rocks has been terrible. I’ve tested them with at least 10 known specimens and they all got every one of them wrong. Next, the first pic your app shows up there isn’t even a natural stone. It has very obviously been carved. You can still see the marks left by the burr they used. That tells me the app you’re using is completely worthless. There is nothing to indicate your piece did not originate on earth. I’m not sure what you’ve got but I’m pretty sure it didn’t come from space.
    1 point
  20. Thats great Tom!! Yeah we absolutely love it. Nothing like spending time in the field together. Thank you sir!!
    1 point
  21. Now that's hunting. I used to bow hunt back in the fifties. It wasn't really popular back then and we had the woods all to ourselves. The deer weren't so spooky before rifle season when everyone was out blasting away at whatever. We would lay in wait in tall grass and when the buck would come by we would raise to a kneeling position and pick him off. Really couldn't miss. One never forgets his first hunts with dad. Good job bro. Old Tom
    1 point
  22. Last call, ends tonight 8/15 at 11:59PM Pacific. Update: I did submit a donation too, looks like my profile status just hasn’t been updated yet. Thanks everyone!
    1 point
  23. Very nice Peg and I am loving the 6000 as well, it produces even where we thought we got it all shallow and deep!
    1 point
  24. To bad he won’t budge, he must have seen the going prices for them on Craigslist. Every good used 4x4 has gone way up in price, some as much or more than new! I bought a used clean ‘79 VW camper bus in the late 90’s for $2850, and they’re worth as much as $45k now! But I sold it for $6000 just a couple years after I got it. Ugh, would’ve, could’ve, should’ve…
    1 point
  25. I remember seeing an pink rental Samurai with 4 overweight and sunburned European tourists bouncing back and forth inside it looking like bobbleheads take it up a boulder strewn trail with some big bedrock steps on it that got many trucks stuck including my Bronco with no issues. And my wife had a little convoy of those things pass by over deep mud with no problems while she and her coworkers were digging their F150’s our from the quagmire. And a friend doing a long work stint out near Alice Springs, Australia, says they were days out in the sticks for over a week and a bunch of 4-door Samurai’s buzzed around them with tourists and no gear or extra fuel tanks visible. He said it was as if a mother ship dropped them there out in the middle of the Simpson Desert. Weird but true. Those Samurai’s are really solid and capable little 4x4’s.
    1 point
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