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  1. Hi Bob and All Bob your avatar says your a bush doctor . How long have you been a gynecologist ?? Happy Huntin John B.
  2. Hi Bob and All I'm not toooo sure your right on this one Bob. I don't own the surface rights so I can't protect them . If I owned a condo which is only ownership of the interior of a building and someone fall in a hole in the front yard am I liable ? I only hold mineral rights on public property. I can't go up there and fill the holes with equipment with out an arm length of paperwork and permits. If I were to purchase a property yes then I assume the liability. I also was informed years ago about this property that once we altered it buy fencing we then become liable for it. These holes and tunnels are over a century old. Soooo Don't you at least feel sorry for me ?? Happy Huntin John B.
  3. Hi All The request was for a load mine claim I own. A year ago or so I was demanded to place fences around some shafts and tunnels on the property. The holes were put there in the teens by the original miners. According to the state mine inspector I was given 30 days to fence the hazards or pay daily fines. Well my drive in access has been blocked and I'll be darned if I'm gonna lug my chunky butt up 2 miles and 2000 feet with a roll of barbed wire and several dozen steel fence poles. This is a new state law Arizona has since a kid on a quad drove into a mine shaft. Soo if your thinking about claiming an existing mine in Az. be prepared to put up fences to their specifications or pay a hefty fines . Happy Huntin and fencin John B.
  4. Hi All I haven't posted much lately but I received an interesting call a few days ago. I've only received calls like this a couple of times before. Usually I just find new potholes on my property or claim. A young fellow called and asked permission to detect a mining claim I have. I turned him down because of dangers on the property. But thanked him for the phone call. Happy Huntin John B.
  5. Hi Roger Dyer and I found a number of kilos of H and L chondrites that were classified by Cascadia . Several individuals were in excess of 400 grams from both sides of the drylake. Happy Huntin John B.
  6. Hey John, nice to see you post...How you doing? ... Sucks to get old, eh?  ... I had a heart attack on Nov.1, got stents and it rolls on...How is your health?  Are you getting out at all?  Cheers, Ron

    1. John B.

      John B.

      Hi Ron

      I had a hip replacement in 2014 and I'm just getting to walk again. the surgeon really screwed me up good.  I had a double bypass in 2017 and I've gained a fair amount of weight since quitting smoking. My knees are shot but I'm still handsome and Sweat pea and I got married a couple years ago.  I don't detect much anymore because of my legs but I'm hopeful I'll be out there again soon. Did the Stints do you any good ? Give Dodacious a squeeze for me OK .

      Happy Huntin  John B. 

    2. Uncle Ron

      Uncle Ron

      Hey John...Good to hear from you...Good that you quit the smoking...It was really hard for me but a 4x bypass is very persuasive ... I gained weight too after I quit and got up to nearly 250 lbs. ... I'm back down to 206 now and lost the weight by just cutting my portions way down, quitting beer and bread...

      Very cool you and Sweet Pea got hitched...I reckon she knew what she was getting into... :Detector:

      Haven't been out for 4 years now after some bad falls, including breaking some ribs pretty badly, due, I think, to blood pressure meds...I quit taking them and the falling stopped...But then my blood pressure went crazy and I had a very, very painful heart attack November 1st ... They sent me to Phx by ambulance and put 3 stents in the next day ..  That brings it to 7 stents in the last 4 years ... The stents really do the job but don't cure the problem ...

      I don't know if you were following the forum at all but I discovered the strewnfield of the Wickenburg Meteorite ... Pulled a total of 10 nice ones spread out over about 4 miles ... A guy that took to following me around found about 4 of them after I made the mistake of showing him the lay of the strewnfield ... Ninninger had the first large one that he got from Mr. Kellis whose home is about 3 blocks away from mine ... Kellis found the original about 1910 but all the info out there says he found it in 1940, which is when Ninninger discovered it in Kellis' rock garden...I sold my whole WM collection to a guy a couple years ago for $2,500 ... I sent some good photos of the collection to a professor at ASU who does classifications and he told me there was no question that I had found the Wickenburg... Can't wait to get back out there .. Most of them were buried between 4 or 5 inches and 12-14 inches ...

      I just told Dodie I was writing you and she said to give you her regards ... Please do the same to Sweet Pea from us both ... It would be great if you could make Bill's next outing, sometime in March or April, I think ... Most of the faces have changed but it's still fun ...

      Take care of yourself, my friend ... Cheers, Ron

  7. Hi Naser and All I don't know you I don't think? But if you go to your local post office or the Royal Omanie Police station . I'm sure you'll find my mug shot up on their bulliten boards. Since metal detectors are outlawed there you probably have one of my old ones the Royal Omanie Police Bastards confiscated from me. I had a friend Geoff Notkin of Meteorite Men fame build a web page for me after we were released from prison and out of your craphole country. The web page name was dontvisitoman.com , In Oman you really don't need a detector. Just drive around the desert and look for black items in the desert. If you bite it and you break a tooth it's probably a meteorite. If its soft a chewy it's probably camel dung. Happy Huntin John B.
  8. Hi All I have first hand experience with Ghubara . I and my Russian comrads found some pretty spectacular pieces there. The location is near Omans western border with Yeman. I also know the inside of the local prison there too. I found one piece about the size of a football and several softball sized pieces. We all found a lot of it. They had really cool lizards about 4 foot long that were pretty stupid and easy to catch. The strewn field there has oil pipes and drilling rigs scattered about and the areas that had some vegetation had the lizards. A lot of the Oman meteorites have very little iron left in them most are just small rusty pits were the metal was. I think even though they get virtually no rain there they do get a far amount of moisture from the Arabian sea that leaves dew on the surface stones. I would post pictures of the stones , lizards and Oman ( a giant litter kity box) but the Royal Omanie police confiscated it along with most of our money, cameras , clothes even the empty suitcases. And kicked our fannies out of there shithole country. Happy Huntin John B.
  9. Hi Ron and All That is a black headed snake. Tantilla is the species but what subspecies ?? The are not dangerous unless of course you get bit or it spits in your eyes. Then your in real trouble :o) They are a preferred food for coral snakes. I think they eat ants, termites and folks from wburg. They get about 12 inches long maybe a little longer. You can do a google search and find out the subspecies. Happy Huntin John B.
  10. Hi All Skip yea I had some input on the name. U of A wanted Meadview. I thought that was way to boring I found it while charging the batteries on my RV while in storage at the Meadveiw RV park. I drove across the road just below the King Tut mine and found it and a few nuggets. I thought the King Tut Placers or mine were an appropriate name. Since they allowed Gold Basin which is not shown on most maps and refers to a placer they really had to allow it. I also found the White Elephant ,the Hualapia Wash 021 ( it was suppose to be Senator Mountain) the Dos Cabazes and a few others. Dave I've heard several stories on the Temple Bar but nothing definitive even from Marvin Kilgore the owner . I would love to know who and where. One of the stories is it's an NWA. Happy Huntin John B.
  11. Hi All I own and found the King Tut Meteorite. It's too small to make a knife out of, but could be used in a sling shot . Here's the link to the Bulletin I Hope.http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/index.php?sea=King+Tut&sfor=names&ants=&falls=&valids=&stype=contains&lrec=50&map=ge&browse=&country=All&srt=name&categ=All&mblist=All&rect=&phot=&snew=0&pnt=Normal Happy Huntin John B.
  12. Hi Mike and All Nice Dime Mike . Happy Huntin John B.
  13. Hi Shep, RSJim and All Shep I saw and bred the elephant, I like to hear them squeal:oO. RSJim I'm fine as frogs hair. How come the smiley faces don't work?? Did Billy turn them off on me ?? Happy Huntin John B.
  14. Hi All The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is the largest show of it's type on the planet. Vendors, buyers, sellers and collectors from all corners of the globe descend on Tucson for this event. Some of the must sees are Peiter Hydelaars Global Treasure , Gympy Gold. Kyrstallie, Jungle gold buyer, and Colorado nuggets are usually at the Hotel Tucson prior to the main show at the Tucson convention center. Of them only Krystallie sets up at the TCC. There are several hotels that at least 2 weeks before the TCC show are set up as vendor display rooms. Each room is a mini museum for what ever rock, mineral, gem stone, meteorite ,crystal, fossils or associated items the vendor is selling ,mining or promoting. Some of the major hotels are The Tucson Hotel (formerly Inn Suites) River park inn, Ramada Express, Days Inn, Howard Johnsons Inn and a few others. There are also several huge multi acre tents that are set up with hundreds of vendors within at Tucson Electric Park and others along the I10 frontage. Most of them empty out as the TCC show begins. You can spend many days touring the shows hotels and tents and still not see it all. These shows is always enlightening even to folks like Shep who know it all :o). Happy Huntin John B.
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