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  1. Spot price is now over $1600. Are people so worried about the economy that the US Dollar is now headed for the Critical Care ward? Mike
  2. Looks like it worked well! Congrats on the nice color, too! I watched the video as well. What camera did you shoot that with? Mike
  3. Cottonwood Cove was a special place to go when I was young. Starting back about 1972 we would drop the boat in at Cottonwood, load it up with a weeks worth of camping gear and then make our way upriver (uplake, actually) about 5 miles and camp out in the wilds. We would beach the boat way up in one of the deep coves, and make camp. We went for a week every Easter and Thanksgiving for many years, and even kept a boat in Searchlight. Haven't been there since 1987, but I've heard it's changed a great deal. That was a good sized rattler, sure would have got my attention, too Mike
  4. A young Muslim kid can't find his mother in the supermarket. The store attendant says 'What does your mother look like?' The kid says “How should I know?” :ph34r2: :hahaha: :ph34r2:
  5. If you are detecting in open fields and a T-storm blows in, odds are you would be heading for the car before the rain arrived. Best suggestion is don't walk in a lightning storm with the detector propped over your shoulder or held up in the air. Lightning usually takes the fastest way to ground...just make sure that's not through you.. Mike
  6. Next time you come up I'll bring both the A51 and modified A52. I believe the larger one does a better job with capturing fine stuff, but either one will certainly suffice. If it's not too hot, I'm heading back there on Saturday to check out those areas on the lower part of the bar. Mike
  7. It was a pleasure meeting you both. We all had a killer breakfast, and then had a great day on the river... Was that the gold from your EZ sluice? Some of those chunks look pretty big for Nooksack flood gold, so we were definitely in the paysteak on that bar. That last spot we were working looked like it had some promise, and we should spend a day working that after your vacation.. Give my best to your fiancee; it's easy to see that you two are going to have some great prospecting adventures in the future. Mike
  8. Here's a couple more for ya Terry:
  9. Rained all morning, and topped out at 68º today, but we're hoping for 75º tomorrow. Hottest I've ever been was 123º in Searchlight Nev. back about '84. We were camping upriver from Cottonwood Cove, and it was so hot we broke camp and headed off to the Searchlight Nugget. Back then it was about the only place to go with air conditioning and where we could stay for awhile, but it was a drive up from Cottonwood. Mike
  10. Ouch.. Not quite, but close. I'll be a whopping 52 effective this weekend. My horse was reserved for the places the trucks wouldn't/couldn't go. No diesel Tundra's here in the US (that I know of). The little 4.7 V8 does a righteous job though, and has never once let me down. It's an '03, and just barely has 115k on her now, so the motor's just barely broken in. BTW, that bridge top looks passable, but did you get a good look at the pilings and framework before you got brave and crossed it? (that sweet looking stream got me to slobbering all over the keyboard...need a fix, so it's a good thing I'm going sluicing tomorrow with Denny!) Mike
  11. I've never been without a 4x4 since I was 18, and have had 5 Chevy's, a '91 4x4 Ford Ranger, 2 Dodges and one Toyota. The Tundra beats them all, hands down. Better ride, better handling and unquestionable dependability. Mike
  12. That's not just you Frank. I don't know a thing about dimethylglyozime, but my guess is there's a few here of the same mind regarding "government agencies and city people", me included. Mike
  13. Bit of research shows that Pine Tar was (and still is) used in roofing in some places: http://www.schwedischer-farbenhandel.de/online/templatemedia/all_lang/resources/auson_produktbroschyr_eng.pdf I do think this is a much different product than the pine pitch I used to gather for my firestarters. Still, I wouldn't have believed it unless I read it myself. :zapped: Mike
  14. I used to gather pine pitch, mix it with heavy sawdust, then mold it into pieces about the size of breakfast sausages. Made for a hellofa firestarter, even in bad weather, as once you got it burning it would stay lit and burn hot for long enough to get a decent fire going. Don't know anything about roofing, but would sure hate to have that stuff as part the roof over my head. If it was to catch fire you would play he11 putting it out. :twocents: Mike
  15. President Obama decrees that the Rules of Golf must be changed. New Federal Golf Rules Since these new golf rules will be in effect in April of 2011, please share with fellow golfers. New Federal Government Golf Rules President BHO has recently appointed a Golf Czar and major rule changes in the game of golf will become effective in April 2011. This is only a preview as the complete rule book (expect 2000 pages) is being rewritten as we speak. Here are a few of the changes. Golfers with handicaps: - below 10 will have their green fees increased by 35%. - between 11 and 18 will see no increase in green fees. - above 18 will get a $20 check each time they play. The term "gimmie" will be changed to "entitlement" and will be used as follows: - handicaps below 10, no entitlements. - handicaps from 11 to 17, entitlements for putter length putts. - handicaps above 18, if your ball is on green, no need to putt, just pick it up. These entitlements are intended to bring about fairness and, most importantly, equality in scoring. In addition, a Player will be limited to a maximum of one birdie or six pars in any given 18-hole round. Any excess must be given to those fellow players who have not yet scored a birdie or par. Only after all players have received a birdie or par from the player actually making the birdie or par, can that player begin to count his pars and birdies again. The current USGA handicap system will be used for the above purposes, but the term "net score" will be available only for scoring those players with handicaps of 18 and above. This is intended to "re-distribute" the success of winning by making sure that in every competition, the above 18 handicap players will post only "net score" against every other player's gross score. These new Rules are intended to CHANGE the game of golf. Golf must be about Fairness. It should have nothing to do with ability, hard work, practice,, and responsibility. This is the "Right thing to do." ********************************
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