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  1. I have been very careful to make sure that I am always on the claim that I am allowed to be on but it is not always easy. I have a GPS unit but I have yet to find one that I can import claim boundaries. Even with a lot of research it can be very easy to be on the wrong side of the boundary line. So other then hunting in the middle of the claim what do you guys do to make sure you are always where you are suppose to be?

  2. Sonny,

    I myself have just become fascinated with meteorites. I went to the Gold Basin outing and was amazed at how you can get a group of guys to talk for hours about a box of rocks. Gold may be pretty to look at but when it comes to meteorites the beauty is in the details. There are countless classification and nuances involved in meteorites and people love to dissect their find to learn all they can. As I see it gold is yellow metal and even though a good specimen is pretty there is only so much you can say about it. Meteorites do have value and sometime it is way more then gold but most people just enjoy the thrill of the hunt and classification. You won’t find too many people wondering how much they can sell their trophy buck for and the same goes for meteorites. To sell any is just to make room and money to find more.

    As for your avatar I could give a rat’s ass. However it does make it a bit uncomfortable explaining to my wife :WOW: :POsmiley01: :PO2: that I am spending all the time on the forum reading and not looking at your avatar. :Huh_anim]: :innocent0002:

  3. I agree with Ron and Dave…Don’t tell anyone anything! If some of you are thinking that my offer to help is fishing for info you are sadly mistaken. I know it was not stated but I too would be concerned about any offer from some unknown yahoo.

    I am way to busy to do someone else’s work and I am sure that my company would charge more then Wyld would want to pay. My offer is only to help point in the right direction without any information coming my way. I also would not want myself or my company to be connected in any way to the liability involved that Ron and others that I know have experienced.

    In summary, Bedrock Bob is correct in his statements that you do not need to file any paperwork for minor disturbances involved in “prospecting”. A NOI is only required for disturbances of 1 acre or greater or if you are within ¼ mile of any impaired or unique water that would only be applicable to a “mining” operation. BTW you would be hard-pressed to find any impaired or unique waters that meet the criteria in 99.9% of Arizona.

  4. Wlyd,

    I would have to agree with El D about not getting involved in submitting any POO or NOI unless absolutely necessary. Once you standup and show yourself they know who to look for and where you will be. On the other hand if you are disturbing more then one acre you do not want to risk the fine because it will be very hefty. An NOI is only required for your purposes if you are disturbing more then one acre or you are within ¼ mile of any impaired or unique water.

    If you end up needing to submit an NOI please let me know. I have done hundreds of NOIs in Arizona and would be able to help out. You will also need a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) that I can also help you prepare. I have never done a POO so I cannot help you with that one. PM me if you want more detailed information.

  5. Wow Fred thats Heavy-you know its all part of the matrix :laught16: Hey Fred I did'nt know you had a fan club-welcome Haderly :innocent0009: -Mike C... :ph34r2:

    Holy Sh!t, I didn’t know I had gone and signed up for a Fan Club. :smack: Do I get a newsletter, badge, sticker or anything :confused0013: ? Hope I get more then just :poke:

  6. now all I have is dino turds I talk people into smelling and licking

    John B.,

    I have to thank you for the idea about licking dino turds. I was in Oregon over the weekend helping on a pay-to-mine trip with Oregongoldtrip.com. I had some of my pseudo-coprolite (false dino turd) from Salmon Creek Washington with me. I was able to convince one of the guests that she would be able to identify it if she licked it. After a bit of persuasion that it was just like licking halite (rock salt) she gave it a try. She knew something was up when we all broke out laughing. If you need anymore dino turds I will have some to give anyway at the Gold Basin outing.

  7. Fred,

    Great advice, :bowdown: I will let my friend know that he doesn't have to worry anymore about rattlesnakes in winter. :Huh_anim]: All he needs to do is change his reality! :laught16::laught16:

    He lives in southern Arizona and his dog was bit by a rattlesnake early last January. Both of his dogs were in a fenced yard but his puppy had not been snake trained or vaccinated like his other dog. He killed the rattlesnake and the dog did survive but only after a huge vet bill.

  8. Surprized that more are not jumping on the band wagon on this one??

    Signed and confirmed last week. Also emailed the link to a dozen other guys of which most have signed the petition.

    This ban will affect everyone that loves going in the outdoors. This is not just about prospecting. Many of us have friends that go hunting, fishing, and hiking or just enjoy driving our numerous dirt roads. Please email anyone that you can think of the link.

    I grew up in an area where all the dirt roads were open and we used them on a daily basis for recreation. Due to the environmentalist and a few people that abused the privileges of these areas being open to the public all the roads have been closed for over 10 years. Once the roads are closed it is very unlikely that they will ever be reopened. The time to act on this is now because complaining after the fact will not work.

  9. A couple of years ago I was up on the Verde River doing some Catfish’n when I needed to go relieve myself. It was pitch-dark out and I had forgotten my flashlight. :smack: :grrr01: I walked a little ways down the road and proceeded to pee off the shoulder of the road. All of a sudden something slithered between my feet and across the road. After it got to the other side of the road I heard the rattling of a rattle snake. :worm1: Luck for me it must have been so scared or surprised for being peed on that it didn’t stop to bite me. :yikes::WOW: Needless to say I almost crapped myself and now I don’t forget a flashlight.

  10. The young man, Mr Haderly who had posted yesterday on the Gold basin get togather attended the RR meeting last nite at my invite and will be joining and making for sure the GoldBasin trip.


    I appreciated you inviting me to the meeting and it was very interesting. I hope to join soon and I am looking forward to the Gold Basin outing.

    My dad’s side of the family are commercial fisherman so I have heard my far share of fish stories. I have learned that when an old fisherman or prospector is talking you best keep your mouth shut and listen. Some of the things you hear may be tall tales but the information interwoven into the stories can be invaluable. Based on what I have read on this forum I would bet that if someone starts talking nonsense there will be someone their to kindly set the record straight.

  11. I got a coin machine you can use for the coin hunt....won't find much gold but it is great on coins

    Azdigger and Gilaoro,

    I really appreciate the offer. My father-in-law and I thought we would share a metal detector but if there are two available then even better. I am really looking forward to getting out in the desert to meeting new people. I grew up in Washington State and this is a whole new experience for me. Up until now I have had a hard time finding anyone that shares my same interest...especially living in the city. I am now researching some of the clubs to join and hope to find one with people as nice as the ones on this forum.

    Casey Haderly

  12. Does anyone have an old metal detector that they would be willing to rent or loan for this outing? My father-in-law and I want to get into metal detecting but we do not have metal detectors yet. I have convinced my wife into letting me go on the outing but I was unsuccessful convincing her to let me buy a medal detector. I am already going on another trip to southern Oregon the first week of October to gold prospect which blew my hobby allotment. I do not care what kind of medal detector it is and as far as I would know it wouldn’t even need to work. I just want to go and absorb some knowledge from the experts and not be the only one standing around like a fool. Either way I will be there and hope to get to meet some you and expand my knowledge from just using highbankers and dredges.

  13. Color can be an indicator that chemicals have been used in mining operations. Cyanide and arsenic compounds along with mercury are commonly used chemicals used in the extraction of medal from ore. Sodium cyanide is whitish and can be easily overlooked. You should always use precautions when working old mine dumps so you do not fall prey to cross contamination. I wear leather gloves when in old mining areas and wash my tools and hands prior to eating or storing my tools. At the very least it does not hurt to be a little paranoid.

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