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  1. Neat area! I was there years ago. Have friends in Lander. I did find some nice gold. Nothing large, but I didn't throw it back.

    Larger coils will go deeper, but they lose sensitivity to the smallest pieces. Smaller coil finds the smaller bits, but don't go as deep.

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  2. I have a claim with a small creek on it and I am going to use it as a "Historical Mining Classroom".

    I will be teaching anyone who has an interest in mining, the old timer's ways.

    I need to build a Rocker exactly like one of these in these photos.

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  3. On 6/19/2019 at 12:18 AM, wet/dry washer said:

    our digestive system is designed for vegetarians and not meat. almond flour replaces meat, dried fruits, berries with oatmeal maple syrup and raw honey is me diet. need no refrigerator. 

    most beer and wine have pesticides in them so stay with water.

    Dude, I think you are wrong. Maybe you should go do some research? Someone lied to you.

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  4. On 7/16/2019 at 9:46 AM, Edge said:

    Can I get pros and cons on this MD, please?

    Pro: It's an excellent detector for ease of use and good sensitivity. Perfect for covering a lot of ground such as relic hunting, meteorites, coins, nugget hunting, etc.

    Con: The larger 11" coil won't be very sensitive for the tiny pieces of gold.

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  5. 8 minutes ago, chrisski said:

    Always wondered about that.

    It's not so bad if there is a surviving spouse or other heir to the estate.

    A friend of mine had one of his partners die and can't find an heir.  I assume he can pay the maintenance fee this year in lieu of doing the maintenance fee waiver? There is a process where you have to place an ad in the local newspaper and run it for a certain period of time, asking for someone to claim the estate. If "No show", then more "BS" follows.


  6. 6 hours ago, chrisski said:

    So for me the problem with the small miners waiver on claims bigger than 20 acres, is either each person needs to sign the claim, or a power of attorney for the person needs to be on file with the BLM.  As long as whoever you share the claim with will give you a Power of Attorney for it or you can hunt seven other people down, this year and all years to come, you'll be OK.  I remember seeing in the BLM records on line about the power of attorney being on file.

    I have hunted them down each year to sign the waiver, and it's a bit of a pain. If one of them dies, it's a nightmare!

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  7. 43 minutes ago, Desertpilot said:

    Im looking to locate a few more claims and was curious to know if I filed a 40ac placer claim if it would count as one or two claims towards my 10 claim small miner waiver? Not sure if the limit is based on acreage or actual number of claims? Example 40ac counting as two 20ac placer claims? Just trying to do this smartly and get the most acreage possible with my 10 claim limit. 

     

    Thanks

    DP 

    You can't claim 40 acres yourself. You can only file a claim for 20. You can get 40 if you have a partner to claim the other 20. You can have up to 7 partners + yourself=8 x 20 acres=160 as one claim called an association placer claim. Sorry, but you have to take partners to get larger than a 20 acre claim.

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  8. 4 hours ago, Jimmy M said:

    My set of "Treasure" magazines is in storage, but if somebody has easy access to the July 1989 issue, that's the one that contains the article about Bud's find.

    Here is a "Fisher" ad on page 33 in the 1990 Silver & Gold issue of Western & Eastern Treasure Magazine

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  9. 10 hours ago, Electrician said:

    The girl and I had a GPAA membership from 10+ years ago that we never used once, except the day we purchased it at one of those gold shows. I bought it for her after she caught the gold "sniffles" (cause it definitely wasn't the bug) while being taught to pan by Woody Wampler at the show. I wound up buying her a membership, pinpointer and detector, which is all still sitting in the closet.

    Now, I want to go out nugget hunting/prospecting/exploring and want to know which club to join, other than the GPAA. 

    The Roadrunner Prospector's club had several good claims years ago. I would imagine that they still do.

    https://www.roadrunnergold.com/

    https://www.roadrunnergold.com/membership-information/

     

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  10. 5 hours ago, garimpo said:

    The rainy season here in central Brazil is over now and the big fires have started. Yesterday I turned off the pavement onto the dirt road that runs about 10 miles

    down the middle of the valley that has produced much gold in many years. Then after about four miles I saw a big black cloud of smoke start up so I turned around

    at the first gated road entrance. Within seconds I saw red flashing lights coming up behind me, yep the police were watching the road. They asked why I was running

    from them, I said i was running away from the smoke so I couldn't be accused of starting the fire. They said have a good day and waved me on. WHEW! Could have

    been different if they had seen my detecting equipment stored out of sight. :Detector:

    You lucky gringo! Glad to see you are still around.


  11. On 5/11/2019 at 11:49 PM, Adrian said:

    Ok guys in gold basin this weekend, dug a target, filling the hole back in, found this little fella in the dirt I dug out. Who here has ever dug up a snake. Anyone know what kind it is. 

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    Probably a hog nosed snake. They have a turned up nose that they use as a shovel to dig spade foot toads out of the dirt.


  12. Jim,

    I found this magazine article a few minutes ago. I remember meeting you in the Dale District about 1988.

    Here's a link to a pdf file of Desert Magazine 1976. There is an article starting on page 28 that I think you would enjoy reading. Sure brings out some good memories.

    http://mydesertmagazine.com/files/197602-DesertMagazine-1976-February.pdf

    Best wishes to you and all the forums members.

    Rattlesnake Jim

    New Mexico

    P.S. We found some nice nuggets thereabouts.


  13. Hey Snake Jim, just started re reading the same book... Always seem to pick up some more usefull info for locating new prospects and it is getting tougher out there these days. Knowledge is power....

    Thanks Mr Straight.

    Bill, as you stated; knowledge is power. Doing one's homework and research is the key to being successful. Jim Straight is a virtual encyclopedia of knowledge on mineral deposits and mining, and I thank him for sharing his knowledge with us.

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  14. Hi Jim!
    I was re-reading your book "Successful Drywashing" last night. It was nice to see photos of some of the old timers that I had met over the years. I'll never forget meeting ole Dowie Critenden out in the Dale District back about 1988. I was with Woody Woodworth and Jack Ward. Dowie had his little dry washer with him.
    Time sure seems to go by faster as we get older.
    Re-reading your book "Advanced Prospecting and Detecting for Hard Rock Gold", hoping to glean some info from it to aid in my search for overlooked veins and pockets here in New Mexico.
    I hope you are doing well.
    Best wishes to you and yours!

    Jim Sumrow
    aka:Rattlesnake Jim or snakejim
    Roswell, NM

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