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  1. I don't know much about Uncle but I hear a lot about him. Uncle Marvin looks like he is real good with finding space rocks. I'm beginning to think we might have another Dr. Spock...Uncle Marvin the Martian.
  2. Man! talk about trouble...feel for you guys. I guess it is true that trouble is like grapes...comes in bunches. Add weather to it and what you get is more grapes. Hope you make it up and more, with nuggets soon. Bill C
  3. Hey Terry, I hope you don't get stuck in New York forever. I wouldn't mind helping to carry bags-o-dirt out. Maybe I'll just attach GPS locators on your chopper, backpack, and burro :ph34r2: Bill C
  4. Good Morning Gilaoro and all, Hope you find the following interesting and thanks for the good wishes on my travels. hi bill... ..that explains a lot; we drive right past Campo Christina...CB always laughs when we go by. You can pass this onto Max....I visited El Alamo in 1955. My father was partners with a mexican named Dave Hinejosa in a mexican drive in El Centro...we drove to Tijuana, down to Ensada, then up the mtns to El Alamo and spent the night...yes, gold and silver mines still running then, but I didn't know exactly what all was going on. Slept on dirt floor and first cup of coffee over outside wood fire pit...great chorizo bkfst too...then drove up and over the meling ranch and then down a 1,000'+ cliff into a valley with a running stream, goats, cattle, and farming...fortunately no came up the mtn cliff at the same time...only room for one car at a time...Dave made my father and I walk behind the truck in case he drove off the edge....some places had only 12" of roadway before cliff overhang. we drove all day and finally reached the desert at dark and just kept following a sand road, with tires deflated to about 12#s, and eventually saw the lights of san felipe, and drove into SF around 10 pm at night and slept on the beach next to where the fishing boats parked during the night. Apparently few drove to SF this way as we never saw another vehicle all day. Next day back to mexicali and el centro, but a trip i never forgot. This would be a very interesting trip to explore....there has to be gold in them thar hills. I have heard of some of the names Max mentions, but don't them except for reputation....tough guys to do all the adventures they did. Nick
  5. Morning Max, My trip has been delayed until Tuesday to pick up another person in El Centro. You really got me so excited I'm twitching...can't wait to stomp every sq. foot til I find the mine and caves/tunnels. The last time Nick and I flew down there we, along with Bob(Brother Bob?), flew around the ruins of Mission Santa Maria then went looking for the turquoise mine...couldn't locate it by air. Below is my email conversation with Nick. No problem eating and drinking a few for you...doubles my ration of grub and grog! Thanks a big load for everything. Bill C do you think that is the turq mine south and west of gonzaga? ask him what casa # he had a alfonsinas. Nick On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 6:39 AM, Bill Cuccaro <bbbc@ymail.com> wrote: Nick, Max is the guy that I mentioned back when. He Had a place at Gonzaga, sold it 2006. You might have met him...don't? Looks like to me he has been all over Baja and has been feeding me info for the last month or so. You, me and Chriss got to find that mine and dig up some coins. bcache is my screen name. Bill
  6. I'm packed and out the door soon. I was planing to be at Gold Basin but my friend said "now is your chance". I was looking forward to meet ya' all so you could see that I'm probably not as ugly as I sound sometimes. I hope that I can make it next time. Have a good fling but save a few nugs and rocks for the rest of us...and hold onto your hats. The map is from 1941. Interesting things near Gonzaga Bay. There is also a turquoise mine and some others nearby. My knee is still mending from surgery so don't know if I'll get around much but gonna try. If that does not work out, fishing and settin on the beach with a cool one will have to do...woe is me Yeah, I'm going to be REAL careful...ain't gonna carelessly play in the local's sandboxes. I'll be there for a month or two so careful is the mantra.
  7. Any body that can sell raw gold for 100% spot is doing very well. Also: Prior to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law in March 2010, 1099s were used to report unearned income like payments to contractors and interest and dividends.The act now also requires dealers to report transactions of goods and services that exceed $600 by using Form 1099. The requirement goes into effect as of January 1, 2012. Gold, considered a precious metal, falls under this category. The Joint Committee on Taxation, as reported by ABC News, estimates the new reporting requirements will allow the government to collect $17 billion in previously uncollected taxes over 10 years Read more: Government Tax Regulations for Buying & Selling Gold Coins | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_7917671_government-buying-selling-gold-coins.html#ixzz1H0BPSFrS
  8. Rare 40-Pound Meteorite Identified in Oregon Rare 40-Pound Meteorite Identified in Oregon July 30, 2010 Updated May 31, 2010 at 12:54 PM PST A 4.5-billion year-old piece of our solar system's history has scientists in Oregon absolutely riveted - and where it was found is perhaps the more intriguing part of the story. Researchers at Portland State are marveling at an amazing meteorite picked up by a rural resident from the side of the road. Don Wesson found the rock 11 years ago in rural Morrow Count. Since then he's used it in his garden. Now he's just learning about its rare qualities. It was just the fifth meteorite ever found in Oregon, and it's worth between $25,000 and $40,000. For now, Wesson plans to hang on to the space rock, but he has donated some brilliant samples of the meteorite to researchers. Even though Oregon's meteorite complement is limited, this new discovery is in very good company. The Willamette Meteorite was discovered in the state in 1902. At 15.5 tons, it is the largest meteorite found in the United States and the sixth largest in the world. It is currently on display at the American Museum of Natural History. For a look at the Willamette, click here
  9. If you are thinking of prospecting on another planet then 3 stages would be useful. Follow John's advice...KISS.
  10. Looks like to me we cannot even find out who owns a claim now with any degree of certainty. Can't even ask permission if we don't know who owns the claim! Also consider if a person over claims that person, the last I heard, will play hell getting his money back from the Bureau of Land Mismanagement. Seem like a windfall for BLMM. Bill C
  11. Early this morning in my email in box was the latest from the 49ers by way of their news letter. Interesting!
  12. Google "retrieving precious metals from electronics"
  13. It's interesting that there is not much interest in the Alamo Bolide Impact. I'm going to make a determined effort to visit the site for the simple idea that little seems to be known about the impact...unless I find out that the place highly toxic, radioactive, nest of RockCops.etc.. In astronomy The word bolide comes from the Greek βολίς (bolis) which can mean a missile or to flash. The IAU has no official definition of "bolide", and generally considers the term synonymous with "fireball". The bolide term is generally used for fireballs reaching magnitude -14 or brighter.[9] Astronomers tend to use the term to mean an exceptionally bright fireball, particularly one that explodes (sometimes called a detonating fireball). In geology Geologists use the term "bolide" more often than astronomers do: in geology it indicates a very large impactor. For example, the USGS uses the term to mean a generic large crater-forming projectile "to imply that we do not know the precise nature of the impacting body ... whether it is a rocky or metallic asteroid, or an icy comet, for example".[10] [edit]
  14. I look forward to the day that I strap on a wireless headset and stomp the crap out of that cursed, wretched, atrocity of the wired headslut. Hope it works! Bill C
  15. On two occasions while flying on Alaska Air from Portland to Las Vegas I saw what looked like a impact crater. I was try find out if in fact there is such a crater and I came across references to the Alamo Bolide Impact In Nevada. Does anybody have down to earth info coincident to our interests. Bill C
  16. They would probably make good riffles as they are..just nail them to a plank.
  17. Have some placer gold for sell? Give the producers a call...might get a good price from them. They are going to need a load of placer gold(unless they use plated lead) for when they hit the scripted Glory Hole fantasy. This will at the ending of the show when a five gallon bucket of gold is displayed. The stooges with a big smile will be holding large nuggets in each hand. All is well that ends well. Everybody can now sit back and feel warm all over. See! Fairy tales can come true.
  18. OOps! I can research but can I read?
  19. Billybob? where in the world did you come up with that? Weird! Many of my friends call me that. Do we know we? I don't like my handle either. I've been looking since day one to change it but cannot find the solution. Might have to live with it, but you sure have a heavier burden than I do Bill C
  20. Glad you cleared this up AA. I will now stop ignoring your posts. However, If you come back with a post about an awsome to the third power meteorite find Ill throw my pc in the trash! Bill C
  21. Gets a bit complicated don't it! My question is about comparing VLF with PI detectors. Does the GMT have an advantage overall simply by being a PI? Bill C
  22. Your right about that. I don't think that very many Oregon residents will sign onto a lawsuit. It may be possible that this new legislation is the result of Oregon residents including prospectors contacting reps to thwart Californian dredgers. This aspect of miners fighting miners isn't good. As for a legal challenge, discrimination by states is common, such as fishing and hunting licenses.
  23. Well El D. The next post I was going to make would echo yours. I was living in Oregon right near the Rogue at the time McCrak first starting publishing about his expeditions(only "experienced dredgers" were invited) that were prospecting the Rogue. No doubt trouble is brewing. McCrak just invited every entity against dredging to puke up their BS. After the 2010 invasion of the Rogue from the south it wouldn't take much imagination to figure what the Oregonians were thinking. This might not just Close the Rogue but might put the kebash to all of Oregon dredging.
  24. By Jeff Laune Rogue River Press Rogue River------ A battle is stirring up between miners and fisheries groups. Mining groups claim that new gold dredging regulations announced by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on August 2 are illegal, while environmental groups claim that the regulations are not strict enough. New dredging permits will include new regulations to limit the size of dredges used by recreational miners to sift for gold in Oregon's streams. Fisheries groups claim that dredging destroys fish habitat, especially the gravel piles used by salmon and steelhead to procreate. Mining groups claim recreational dredging has little impact on fish habitat and may in fact improve Oregon's rivers. Beth Moore of the DEQ explained that the new regulations are designed to limit the pollution released by dredging into Oregon's streams and rivers. These regulations come under section 402 of the Clean Water Act, which limits pollutant clouds in rivers and streams to 300 feet. Now we also see that the greenie weenies and the fishy smelling types are saying again "Oh poor fishies those evil dredgers are taking homes away. The fishes have the right to the 'American Dream'. Fish have civil rights, you know!" So now these Dingleberries will probably weigh in to the proposed dredging rules. It be a hard battle for miners to win this one. Bill C
  25. "In the society that Orwell describes, everyone is under complete surveillance by the authorities, manly by telescreens. The people are constantly reminded of this by the phrase 'big brother is watching you', which is the core 'truth' of the propaganda system in the state. Since the publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four, the term 'Big Brother' has entered the lexicon as a synonym for abuse of government power, particularly in respect to civil liberties". From Wikipedia.
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