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  1. All yours video are great, but watched this yesterday and had to save it. Thank you Sir!
  2. Congratulations Mr. Hurd. I was just on your YouTube page yesterday and watching & learning from your video on panning cons.
  3. Watched the instruction video and used the tables today. Thank you for posting this.
  4. I have a couple different semi-auto handguns, but by far my favorite is my Smith & Wesson 686 Plus, 3", .357, the wife got me for my birthday last year. Like others here, I shoot .38's at the cardboard, but the defensive load is the Remington 125 grain, jacketed hollow point. Great gun, very accurate and will defend us from anything having bad intentions and a heartbeat here in AZ. IMHO, the .357 revolver is like the Colt 1911 or the Boeing B-52 - they have been around for a very long time, having that nostalgic appeal to them, yet still very capable of doing what's asked of them.
  5. I have a Griphoist T-516. I had a come-along and there is no comparison. The Griphoist is significantly more efficient use of your time and energy. Also, much more flexible in anchor locations and where the big rock piles end up. I do intend on adding something like the Sierra Blaster to the arsenal.
  6. Happy to help and always looking to promote the kind of service offered by these folks. Like you said, hard to find people who actually care anymore. Enjoy your Griphoist - mine had allowed me to go where no man/woman has gone before
  7. This business is run by an older gentleman and his wife. He is pretty knowledgeable with all things Griphoist.
  8. This is where I get my Griphoist parts. http://www.trailservices.com/PDF/2016_Catalog_Web.pdf
  9. My personal thoughts / experience: I use a 4 stack Gold Cube as my final clean up for the highbanker, gold dredge and drywasher. It is my humble opinion that any gold missed by the Cube is not worth my time and effort to recover. I have tested my 4-stack Cube several times and have not found anything missed. I have wondered several times whether I even need the four stack (vs. three stack), but will continue to use it for the peace of mind. I used to use a small re-circulating sluice as my final clean up. I was not completely confident with this, so I had kept my cons after running them through the re-circulator. Had about 11 buckets of this material when I finally got the Cube and re-ran this material through the Cube. There was a good amount recovered in the Cube that had been missed by the re-circulator. -Joe
  10. I sent a certified letter out to the individual Monday (thanks to a member here who provided some sample documents). I received a phone call from this individual yesterday. All was just an error by someone new. All four of my corners are still marked, with the paperwork still present. This person stated he saw this paperwork (NOL), but didn't understand what he was looking at and thought the 2009 date meant it was expired. In the end it worked out as I had hope, just an error by someone not quit familiar with how its done. Thank you all for your help. Thank you to the person who provided the sample documents. I believe the document prompted a quick response by this person. -Joe PS: LR2000 (yes it does go down time to time), the county recorder website (Yavapai), Google Earth, Nat Geo maps and a good hand held gps have not let me down yet. A persons gotta do their research.
  11. Thank you for the advice gentlemen Mr. Southern - if he has been doing any work, it's been small and the evidence erased by the monsoons. Homefire - yes that would be the easiest solution, not paying fees. We all know he is wasting money and time if he does. Desertpilot - Yes, BLM now has small signs posted around the help counter in their PHX office removing any doubt as to what they will do in resolving these issues - NOTHING. I remember back when I filed the Location Notice for this claim, Susie checked their data base and actually questioned me about any surrounding claims, not anymore I'm guessing. He does live close by and I have considered having a chat with him, but recognize that showing up at his home could go sideways fast. The thought also occurred to me that there is nothing valid about his claim. The only thing he can do is pay fees to BLM once a year. He can't work the claim. He can't sell it.
  12. I've got someone who has filed a claim over the top of a claim that I have had since 2009. This individual's claim lies completely within the borders of my claim. All is current with my claim, annual paperwork through 2018, markers, and a bonus sign are posted and have been posted since 2009. I sent him a letter last week, asking him to call in regards to his claim. I did not go into detail in that letter as to the issues. I am preparing to send another letter that will include a map showing my claim coordinates and his coordinates, plotted inside my claim. I will include my Location Notice and I will send this "Certified Mail". I was hoping to show him his honest mistake before he does his annual paperwork, but have not been contacted by him yet. He should have gotten the letter last Thursday. I am confident (hoping) this was an honest mistake and showing him the documents well quickly resolve the issue. But if not, then what?? Thank you, -Joe
  13. Ya, nothing ruins a day out prospecting more then the natural views and the wildlife sightings. Just spoils a prospectors day!
  14. I sure hope not. I have lurked around here for about 5 years. I really enjoy this forum and I have learned much here. I am not an active poster/contributor, but I visit very regularly. I will make an effort to give more. Like most have already said, it is very important to keep prospecting healthy, and this day & age, forums like this are one of the best ways to do this IMHO. Happy Hunting, -Joe
  15. Alwaysdirty - Yes, I do find the birdshot, boot tacks, slivers of metal shaved off the pick and blessed with a piece of gold on occasion, some, amazingly small. I don't have the confidence to skip the signals of the hot rocks. Some are obvious to me and others not. I do carry a small piece of gold that I toss down from time to time to remind myself of that distinct "zip - zip". I do know from burying my test nugget, that I don't have to go more then a couple inches and the signal is lost. This piece may weigh a couple tenths, if that. My concern is that if I don't rake the dirt out in the location I am detecting that I will miss these pieces due to the lack of depth for the GB. A lot of the areas I detect are not right on bedrock.
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