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  1. 5 hours ago, Stillweaver hillbelli said:

    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. :)

  2. 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

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  3. 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 7.3.2.1 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. 

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  4. 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 . . .  

     

     

  5. 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.  :)

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  6. On 2/15/2021 at 8:00 PM, DarkSilicate said:

    "shots with an air injector in both arms"

    Man that brings back memories.  I remember looking at my left shoulder as I walked away from those shots and seeing some of it coming back out.  All those shots didn't keep me from getting dysentery as soon as I got over there. : (  

    On 2/15/2021 at 8:00 PM, DarkSilicate said:

    "shots with an air injector in both arms"

    Man that brings back memories.  I remember looking at my left shoulder as I walked away from those shots and seeing some of it coming back out.  All those shots didn't keep me from getting dysentery as soon as I got over there. : (  

    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.

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  7. On 1/13/2021 at 6:46 PM, Toby said:

    Anybody got any info on the gold seekers club? I'm a member and have been trying to contact them about paying my dues, but the website won't come up or is down for at least a month.. Nobody answers the phone. Are they having problems, no longer exist? Any info would help.

     

                                          Thanks for any help or info,      Toby

     

    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.

  8. On 12/23/2020 at 5:03 PM, donkemp said:

    Bedrock Bob, your comments about Mike "picking on people, bursting people's inflated bubble, not being able to sleep at night, etc." is exactly the type of comment that doesn't belong here. It only serves to demean others. I never said my rocks came from Mars and Morlock's comment was, "99.99999999999% these are terrestrial rocks". He didn't differentiate between the two pics. I think he just didn't see the second pic identified as lunar.  Also,thank you for speaking for Mikestang. To set set your mind at ease, I accept Mikestangs statement that he wasn't being sarcastic. My apologies Mikestang, I never felt you were picking on me at all. After retiring with thirty-two years in law enforcement my skin is too thick to think that. I never said anyone was mean spirited. Seems like I have touched a nerve with Bedrock Bob about reviewing post that seemed to be negative by a few people that post here on a regular basic. Perhaps it is easier to see those negative comments when someone has newly joined this forum or I could simply be wrong. I will accept the latter and try to learn in spite of myself. I value opinions, whether I agree or not. I do not have many answers about my rocks, except what I have read and test results I requested. I wish I knew but no one so far has an answer. This is a great forum but with comments like Bedrock Bob made I will be less likely to ask questions and discuss topics in the future. I too, have opinions. If I disagree or say something you don't agree with and receive answers like that I certainly won't pay attention in the future. 

     

    On 12/23/2020 at 5:03 PM, donkemp said:

    Bedrock Bob, your comments about Mike "picking on people, bursting people's inflated bubble, not being able to sleep at night, etc." is exactly the type of comment that doesn't belong here. It only serves to demean others. I never said my rocks came from Mars and Morlock's comment was, "99.99999999999% these are terrestrial rocks". He didn't differentiate between the two pics. I think he just didn't see the second pic identified as lunar.  Also,thank you for speaking for Mikestang. To set set your mind at ease, I accept Mikestangs statement that he wasn't being sarcastic. My apologies Mikestang, I never felt you were picking on me at all. After retiring with thirty-two years in law enforcement my skin is too thick to think that. I never said anyone was mean spirited. Seems like I have touched a nerve with Bedrock Bob about reviewing post that seemed to be negative by a few people that post here on a regular basic. Perhaps it is easier to see those negative comments when someone has newly joined this forum or I could simply be wrong. I will accept the latter and try to learn in spite of myself. I value opinions, whether I agree or not. I do not have many answers about my rocks, except what I have read and test results I requested. I wish I knew but no one so far has an answer. This is a great forum but with comments like Bedrock Bob made I will be less likely to ask questions and discuss topics in the future. I too, have opinions. If I disagree or say something you don't agree with and receive answers like that I certainly won't pay attention in the future. 

    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.

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  9. 10 hours ago, Dakota Slim said:

    I wonder who the attorney would sue if someone got hurt on the steel posts or barbed wire that someone put on public land?

    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.

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  10. 13 hours ago, nugget108 said:

    What a tough year here in Nevada for deer. The deer were everywhere in August for archery season but when rifle season rolled around, they were gone. I think with the Covid stuff going on here, there were just so people and side by sides everywhere. Hunters and non-hunters just out cruising every road they could find so i think it kind of pushed the critters around. Yesterday was her last day to hunt so we had to find a buck or she would just had to find a doe. Being her last youth tag, she was really wanting a buck. Well after lots of worn out boot leather, we finally found one yesterday that was starting to sniff the Does. Not a monster but 24 inches wide and pretty tall. And one h$!! of a pack out haha.

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    Very impressive in anybody's book . . .  And with no weather. 

    Piling up the Good Time's/memories. 

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  11.  " 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.
     
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  12. 9 hours ago, mchoate said:

    I live in Sonora Ca and was at a friends house today and he pulls out this 3 gram nugget and says look what I found on the ground by my chicken coup.

    His house is on the side of a pretty steep hill and he had to dig out the hill to make a flat spot for the coups and a garden area and thats where he saw the nugget. soil is typical reddish dirt with rocks and some quarts, he did say he dug through a vein of what looked like crushed quartz running through the dirt.   

    needless to say I'm going back tomorrow to pan some samples in the spot where he dug out and I've been thinking of buying a detector, i loaned my GMT out and it never came back so I'm thinking of getting the monster and working the hillside.

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    That shore ain't chicken feed! Grab the Monster and start a scratchin'!

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  13. 2 hours ago, Jadee said:

    Mr. 4Meter,

    I did soak it in an 1 teaspoon of CLR and 1 gal of distilled water for about 5 days and gave it a good scrubbing with a firm tooth brush. I worry that if I soak it in anything stronger that white part would get ruined, it is  so soft. 

    Not so sure if I want to keep it or use it for a garden rock? :)

    Why would "You", want to, "keep it"? IMO, it would make a swell garden rock! :)

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  14. 17 hours ago, NvAuMiner said:

    I walked all over an area where I found 4 pieces last year and even hiked up higher.. thinking bigger pieces got hung up ..  nah .. it didn't happen.  heading back to the rig, my wife walked out to meet me... and there.. 30yrds from the rig I got a faint signal. Once I got down a bit .. I knew it had to be gold... I even broke out the carrot to check the sides of the hole .. but it was still at the bottom of the hole. The best part about it was having my better-half right there. :4chsmu1:

    It's nice to remind them once in awhile that they made the right decision. :)

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  15. 1 hour ago, Terry Soloman said:

    Got an invitation to hunt an old farm in Katonah, New York, and drove up excited and early. After nearly two-hours of hunting near the old stone fences I had found nothing but junk targets, and I was ready to call it quits. I started back toward the farm house and the car, swinging half-heartedly, and feeling a bit defeated. About halfway back, I got a high tone that stopped me in my tracks. 39-40, solid as could be. Surprise! 1883 Philadelphia Morgan!!!!! Talk about your Happy Dance, I went from worn out to full of energy just like that! 

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    Whopper. Great find!

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  16. "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"

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