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  1. The camp was up and running strong when I was there in Nov last year. James Rixie 928 208 7294 is in charge of membership, dues etc and is who I signed up with last spring.
  2. Good luck Don, you will certainly need a thick skin. I hope you are able to persevere despite the perception of negatively and ultimately find it worth the effort.
  3. Product Liability. The manufacturer would get sued under the theory of liability that the manufacturer, "knew or should have known" that the product was inherently dangerous and likely to cause injury.
  4. Very impressive in anybody's book . . . And with no weather. Piling up the Good Time's/memories.
  5. " AGGRESSIVE WASPS AND 'MEAT BEES' HIT WEST COAST" LOS ANGELES, SEPT. 12 --" Unusually large squadrons of hostile yellow jacket wasps, joined by an aggressive new species, are sending people to hospitals along the West Coast. "Those suckers are eating us alive," said Ruth Budesa of the northern California town of Sonora. At least one horse died after disturbing a nest of the meat-eating yellow jacket, also known as the meat bee. "One sting is enough to kill a hypersensitive human," said George Poinar, an entomologist at the University of California, Berkeley. "Fifty to 75 stings are enough to kill a normal human." Last weekend, more than 20 sting victims sought aid at the Yosemite National Park clinic, including a woman who went into shock. Rangers say more than 100 people have been treated for wasp stings in the past three weeks. "This in my 10 years of experience is the worst I've ever seen for meat bees," sad Ed Heneveld, who works in the Tahoe Forest Hospital emergency room in Truckee. "I've treated five people myself who have been stung inside the mouth." Entomologists say last winter's mild weather allowed more wasps to survive" Back in the 80's and 90's, II had a couple of painful experiences with hyper-aggressive "Meat Bees" (Western Yellow Jacket Wasps) in Northern Calif and Eastern Oregon, while deer hunting. The first time, I was hit by a large swarm that shot out of a rodent burrow in the ground about 20 feet in front of where I was walking. I dropped my rifle and ran but they kept diving on me all the way back to my truck about a hundred yards or so, getting inside my jacket, cap and sunglasses. I got stung over a dozen times on my head, face, hands, and neck before I was able to peel off all the layers of clothes I had on and get them crunched up. I put on a good mosquito net hat, tied off my pant cuffs, and shirt/jacket sleeves, and slipped on a pair of gloves, then went back to retrieve my rifle, but of course they were waiting for me. After pouring a half gal of gasoline down the burrow and setting it on fire, I grabbed my rifle, returned to my truck and finished killing the rest of the bunch that were crawling all over my jacket, still dutifully trying to sting the hell out of me. The pain from the wasp stings was not much worse than bee stings and mostly went away by the next day. On another occasion, I was taking a leak, and got dive bombed by a Meat Bee that took out a chunk of wienie, and boy did that hurt! It wasn't a sting, but a pincer incision that was a lot worse. I carry cans of Yellow Jacket spray in my truck now and found that to be pretty effective against regular wasps and hornets. Thankfully, I haven't run into any Meat Bees since I left Calif.
  6. That shore ain't chicken feed! Grab the Monster and start a scratchin'!
  7. Why would "You", want to, "keep it"? IMO, it would make a swell garden rock!
  8. "Hematite is not magnetic and should not respond to a common magnet. However, many specimens of hematite contain enough magnetite that they are attracted to a common magnet. This can lead to an incorrect assumption that the specimen is magnetite or the weakly magnetic pyrrhotite"
  9. It's nice to remind them once in awhile that they made the right decision.
  10. Pic represent what I used to call Rhyolite. I know for a fact that it is a Rhyolite, and that it has small garnets embedded in it. But I now know that what I have been calling Rhyolite is not exclusive of the term nor of the color.
  11. "Rhyolite is a rock (a silica rich volcanic rock) It can be a lava flow, volcanic ash or an obsidian that has devitrified (glass broken down into minerals). When it gets silicified, it can be termed a jasper - focusing on a term that makes it salable, or "ocean jasper" or some other glitzy term put on it by retailers"
  12. My reference has to do only with a discussion of the difference between agate and jasper and how to possibly distinguish between the two. Perhaps my cataracts are getting in the way, but I don't see any translucent to semitransparent quality to the subject specimen. No quarrel with Micro or Crypto in the abstract. But Ipso Facto; the empirical evidence in re: to the subject specimen,(IMO), leans toward density and opaqueness.
  13. "Agate and jasper are both varieties of chalcedony that are composed of microcrystalline quartz. Agate is a translucent to semitransparent chalcedony. If you have a piece that is semitransparent you will be able to hold a very thin piece up and see distorted or foggy images through it. If you hold a translucent piece up to a source of light you will see a small amount of light passing through the thin edges. If you hold it up to the light and pass your hand between the material and the source of light, your hand will block the light passing through the material. Jasper is an opaque variety of chalcedony. Opaque means that neither light nor images pass through"
  14. Du gehst mir tierisch auf den Keks! https://raregoldnuggets.com/?p=7052
  15. "Many stones look like agates but aren't. For example, jasper and flint are closely related to agate but are opaque, not translucent. if a piece of rock completely blocks light from passing through it, then it is not an agate"
  16. Doesn't seem to pass the agate test . . . Looks like chert or green jasper IMO.
  17. I wholeheartedly support the idea of Royalties. All interested parties are cordially invited to go out and dig your own . . .
  18. And if that was not obvious enough,( in support of Dan's comment), I would simply add, "Well, No Screaming Eagle Shiitz Sweet Pea!" Anyone that has one eye and half sense knows, (or should have known), that the Bookings Institute was a Liberal Think Tank!! Why quote that as a credible, unbiased, source? And by the way, we have never been "United", in the general sense of the term, but that's OK, and IMO, that's good, for a lot of reasons. We are different: Generationally, geographically, ethnically, racially, and a lot of other ways, which has always been how things were and still is, and people managed to get along, putting their differences aside, and leaving confrontation out of it!
  19. Read, study, research and persistence. Believe in yourself . . .
  20. You might try search term: metal detecting boots composite eyelets, or something similar: The link below is for a Rockport all composite, no metal construction boot, just as an example. Also, I'm told that Galls.com used to carry them. Didn't check. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fworkingperson.com%2Frockport-works-boots-men-s-waterproof-non-metal-composite-toe-boots-rk6635.html&psig=AOvVaw3DJMqW2qngRWKunpjoqztI&ust=1596749562847000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CA0QjhxqFwoTCNDQ9_aBhesCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAK
  21. U.S. Silver Coin Melt Value Calculator https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjD4eiFz4LrAhWJITQIHUszCQ0QFjACegQIARAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcoinapps.com%2Fsilver%2Fcoin%2Fcalculator%2F&usg=AOvVaw1MI8NINjDyQqAm4jP4PsLB Here's a handy "junk" silver calculator link to check spot price of silver and melt down value for silver coins, pre-and post 1964. Note: The 35% and 40% silver coin category shows total $1.55 face value and silver melt down value. **The Eisenhower silver dollars have to be an "S" mint variety to be 40% silver.
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