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  1. Hi Bear, Although I don't keep track of all the upgrades in comparable models of detectors since I sold my SD2200d almost 20 years ago, there are times that I wish I still had it. Most nugget hunters swear by the upgrades that you mentioned and I like the GPX5000 that I use now, but if you can get a newer model and keep your 2200, I would certainly recommend it. Mac
  2. Actually, (politics aside), Harry Reid appears to be the one who initially got the ball rolling back in 2007 by appropriating 200 million dollars to investigate/study UFO phenomenon before he left office. The investigation apparently was ongoing and numerous sightings were being documented over period of several years, when the information and video was inevitably leaked to the press. Once the cat was out of the bag, congress demanded answers and a 6 month deadline was set to produce both a classified report for congressional review and a non-classified version for public release. Reid stated publicly that he was aware of hundreds and hundreds of documented sightings not just the few that were selected for the reports that were released.
  3. Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. On 25 June 2021, The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released it's congressionally mandated report on the subject of UFO/UAP activity involving the U.S. military. The declassified report documents 143 incidents from 2004 to 2021. While the report found no evidence of aliens, it did find that UAPs could pose a threat to national security. The report issued by the intelligence community and the Department of Defense did not definitively determine what the military personnel saw. https://www.dni.gov/files/ODNI/documents/assessments/Prelimary-Assessment-UAP-20210625.pdf
  4. Not taking anything away from Clay. The subject has been covered by several forum members. The recent news on the subject emphasized the rather serendipitous finding of the deposit which I considered worthy of mention.
  5. Rio’s discovery of lithium at Boron was a fluke. The miner was actually testing Boron’s tailings to see whether the presence of gold was significant and found instead traces of lithium at a concentration higher than domestic projects under development. “We were looking for gold… but we found something better than gold: battery-grade lithium – and the potential to produce a lot of it,” Alex Macdonald, senior engineer at the plant
  6. To get the most money out of it, buy a fake appraisal to go with it, then break the cast!
  7. For emphasis, since possible imprisonment under the code would (obviously), seem to exceed a civil prohibition.
  8. Laws, Policies & Regulations The National Park Service carries out its responsibilities in parks and programs under the authority of Federal laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, and in accord with policies established by the Director of the National Park Service and the Secretary of the Interior. Policies are designed to improve the internal management of the National Park Service. They are not enforceable legal tools. An example of NPS policy is section of Management Policies (2006), dealing with the content and design of park brochures. If you have questions about NPS policies, please contact the Office of Policy. Regulations are mechanisms for implementing laws and for enforcing established policies. Regulations have the force and effect of law, and violations of the same are punishable by fines, imprisonment, or both. Examples of NPS regulations include those on pets (36 CFR 2.15), metal detectors (36 CFR 2.1(a)(7)), and alcoholic beverages (36 CFR 2.35) in the parks. NPS regulations published in title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations are basically detailed statements of how policies will be applied to the public. Once published in this form, they apply to everyone, and their violation may invoke a fine and/or imprisonment.
  9. AIRLINE PILOTS REPORT UFO SIGHTING IN NEW MEXICO https://simpleflying.com/american-airlines-ufo-new-mexico/ On Sunday, February 21st, shortly after passing into New Mexico, the pilots of an American Airlines’ Airbus jet reported seeing a ‘long cylindrical object’ passing by at great speed. The airline has confirmed the sighting but refers to the FBI for any further questions. Almost like a cruise missile . . . American Airlines Flight 2292 was operating from Cincinnati, Kentucky, to Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday when its pilots reported an unidentified flying object (UFO). What looked like a ‘long cylindrical object’ passed right above the plane. The occurrence was picked up on radio chatter by Steve Douglass, the author of the blog Deep Black Horizon. Around 13:09 local time, the Airbus A320 was cruising at close to 37,000 feet over the northeast corner of New Mexico just west of the town of Clayton. The pilots then reported that something resembling a cruise missile traveled at great speed just above their heads. “Do you have any targets up here? We just had something go right over the top of us – I hate to say this but it looked like a long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile type of thing – moving really fast right over the top of us,” the cockpit crew can be heard saying on the recording. Probably just another errant weather balloon . . .
  10. When I first started out hunting silver coins, I routinely ended up finding clads and maybe an old Wheatie or two. When I stopped hunting coins and concentrated on nugget shooting, I started finding silver coins. That's not all bad I guess, but it can be distracting. The historical allure of old silver coins can have a tendency to divert my attention away from gold. Especially if I haven't found any nuggets and suddenly start finding silver coins. I find myself gravitating toward old deteriorating buildings and evidence of habitation, and straying away from the more likely areas I should be seeking in order to find gold. And therein lies the problem. Fortunately, one that I have been increasingly learning to live with.
  11. 22 shots, 3 needles in each arm simultaneously, repeat; then walk through a series of door frames set up as air gun injection stations. It's an interesting way to give shots, with three syringes held between the fingers of each hand, then a quick left and right back hand leaves you standing there with 6 needles sticking out of you. The next Corpsman finishes the job by pushing in the plungers. Another step forward and more shots until they redo all of the shots that had already had been given prior to them losing that all important shot card . . . Out in the bush, between the malaria pills, and the 3-4 halazone tablets that's required in a single canteen of putrid-bacteria infested water from bomb craters and rice paddies, dysentery was a constant reality.
  12. Outstanding! Sometimes no rhyme or reason. Might be worth thinking about renting a Backhoe or Bobcat for a day or two . . .
  13. Hard to beat a lightly brined rotisserie roasted duck basted with green peppercorn sauce and glaze of choice with wild rice on the side . . .
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Very impressive in anybody's book . . . And with no weather. Piling up the Good Time's/memories.
  18. " 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.
  19. That shore ain't chicken feed! Grab the Monster and start a scratchin'!
  20. Why would "You", want to, "keep it"? IMO, it would make a swell garden rock!
  21. "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"
  22. It's nice to remind them once in awhile that they made the right decision.
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