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Jim P. last won the day on May 24 2018

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  1. "Guess everyone figured it was just too loud a target to be gold " Haha, where have we heard that before?
  2. 2.5" Keene dredge two sets of riffles, stand and hoses only fair shape $200 OBO Homemade project highbanker $50 OBO japdep at aol.com https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1183925702079259
  3. 2" Gold King floating dredge/highbanker combo, box, floats and hoses only, OK shape, missing pontoon end caps $600 OBO 2.5" Gold King dredge with stand and hoses only. Fair shape $200 OBO More on next post japdep at aol.com https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1183925702079259
  4. 3 dredge/highbanker combos, 2 dredges. Extra hoses and fittings included. Will take $2000 for all. 2 complete set ups; 2.5/2" Gold King DPC with 5 horse B&S with gold king pump, hoses and suction nozzle with extra lay flat and 2" hose flange with garden hose attachment Good shape. $1200 OBO 2" Keene backpack dredge with floats and highbanker set up with two stroke engine and Keene pump, extra lay flat hose and garden hose attachment, good shape. $1000 OBO More on next post. japdep at aol.com https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1183925702079259
  5. Very little water in Big bug, haven't been to Wolf recently. Lynx might have better water. Later...Jim P.
  6. Thanks for the reminder Clay! Also worth mentioning is that it's mail only, no walking it in this year until further notice due to Covid concerns. Get them in the mail and make sure you track it! Later...Jim P.
  7. They might need a gentile reminder that you are mining under the 1872 mining law and have right to access. From the forest service's own manual https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd533980.pdf 2813.14 - Right of Access to Claim The right of reasonable access for purposes of prospecting, locating, and mining is provided by statute. Such access must be in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Forest Service. However, the rules and regulations may not be applied so as to prevent lawful mineral activities or to cause undue hardship on bona fide prospectors and miners. Don;t know if this applies to your road, but if it existed before 1976, they aren't supposed to close it per https://www.azleg.gov/ars/37/00931.htm Good luck, and keep us informed if you would. Later...Jim P.
  8. Sad news for sure, most helpful guy around, RIP my friend.
  9. Sorry for your loss Chris, I saw of his passing in the latest Roadrunner's newsletter. Great memories. Later...Jim P.
  10. Sorry to hear this Rick, You'll be in my prayers. Later...Jim P.
  11. Snakejim is correct, I'll just add that any association placer claim of up to 160 acres still counts as a single claim under the small miner exemption. Later...Jim P.
  12. Volunteer or nominate someone to be a voice for miners and prospectors in the Prescott National Forest https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/prescott/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD640442
  13. I detected and dug up a desert iguana buried in the sand of a wash back in my VLF days, scared the crap out of me. Keep digging and good luck. Later...Jim P.
  14. I replied to Les with the following excerpt from CFR 3809.5 describing no notice level "casual use"; "it may include the use of small portable suction dredges" This is the current standard so I don't know why the AZ BLM gets to claiming otherwise. I can't seem to paste here, just Google CFR 3809.5 and CFR 3715 which deals with occupancy. Later...Jim P.
  15. I've not felt the need to respond to a post or thread here for a long time, but this one got my ire up a little. While I believe Wyoprospector is beyond help, I'd say a conservative estimate of those who have been helped by Bill and the members on this forum is in the multiple thousands, myself included. While Bill and I have not always seen eye to eye on everything over the years, he's always had my respect and appreciation for his wiliness to share both time and knowledge. In fact it's all Bill's fault; if he hadn't been so generous, I'd probably still be poking around with my Tesoro Diablo, finding a nugget one in a blue moon. Bill and I met up for a hunt many moons ago at the LSD. Right off the bat he offered good info on the area's geology and gold production. He then offered a practical stranger his Minelab 2100 to try out.(keep in mind this was 20 plus years ago and the minelab was an incredibly expensive machine, especially compared to my budget breaking Tesor that I bought for $100 at a pawn shop) He gave me a quick rundown of the detector and then made himself scarce. I was hooked from the first moment I held that machine and heard the tone. I could finally hunt like I always wanted to without all the squawking and popping of the VLF. I was forever ruined when it came to detectors and started saving immediately for a minelab of my own. I think the most important part of this story is the fact that Bill had nothing to gain from this other than satisfaction and friendship, this was many years before he became a dealer of any kind. I don't think much has changed since then, Bill is still out there giving people help, inspiration and hope, and yes, hopefully gaining a few $$ along the way. So, for those newcomers reading this thread; beware. Beware naysayers who claim that there's no help, no hope and only profiteers looking to take your money. Later...Jim P.
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