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cochetopa last won the day on October 17 2012

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    My home with Numero Uno and 2 dogs plus 2 cats, our Constitution and Declaration of Independence, gold, geology, prospecting, nugget hunting, dowsing, ...

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  1. Dan, Thank you for this link url. The photos are especially helpful/educational for someone like me, who wants to learn more about epithermal geology. Of course, thanks, too, to Jim S. for leading the charge for so long on this topic!
  2. Glenn Beck had to put his dog, Victor, down yesterday. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/23/beck-family-says-farewell-to-victor-loyal-companion-and-watchdog/ TAKE JOY IN OLD DOGS Their joys are simple. A soft bed. A scrap fallen from the table that the younger dogs missed. The memory of a treed squirrel. A stormless night. White whiskered faces and legs crooked as question marks. Old Dogs…their sweet Buddha bellies hang over crossed legs as they fall asleep in a coveted patch of sun. Dreaming of out-racing their shadows down long, shady lanes. Once they danced by your side. The very defi
  3. Jim, Thank you for this follow-up. I very much appreciate your help, and the help from all the other veterans on NS forum. Jim
  4. Jim I can only imagine how you must have felt from this experience. I rate something like that right up near the top of my Bucket List. Regarding your experiences with patches, did you encounter them by chance or were you looking for visible, tell-tale signs as a tip off, like a quartz "blow out" over the ground, etc? Thanks, again, for your helpful explanations. Jim
  5. Hi, Jim, Your explanation helps a lot. Thanks. Sincerely, Jim
  6. Hi, Jim, Can I ask about epithermal mineral deposits and residual placers? I get the two terms confused. My understanding is epithermal mineral deposit is a broad, global term denoting the depth and temperature at which the deposit formed. A residual placer describes a type of erosion mineral occurrence, which can be produced from an epithermal source. I bought the back issue of ICMJ mentioned, which was Nov. 2004, and read the article. I noted these excerpts, (1) “In Johannesburg, ... I have been told that small pieces of gold have been found in some shallow vein material.” p.32 (2) “... Ato
  7. Hi, I realize my tastes are tame compared to pretty much everyone on the NS forum, but here goes anyway. Back in the 50s, one of my favorite TV shows while growing up was “Navy Log”, whose episodes were drawn from naval personnel experience. The theme music was “Navy Hymn”, a.k.a. “Eternal Father”. When hearing the music, for me it was love at first note. Garimpo, if you read this post, hope you enjoy the music as much as I.
  8. I am enthralled by the beauty shown in the video. As for the staying alive part, that reminds me of advice given to me by a friend who came to the US from Peru. If you are a gringo-yankee, don't go into the countryside unless accompanied by one or more trustworthy locals. Regardless, he says Peru has lots of gold waiting for the finding... Cochetoopa/Jim
  9. Hi, Garimpo, I just discovered your little piece of Heaven in the Nugget Shooter forum. Thanks for managing it. I like what you're posting a lot. Sincerely, Cochetopa/Jim
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