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  1. I got a fireworks display in my scoop on July 5th when I found a 6g diamond cluster ring and a few other things.
  2. And now you will be returned to your regularly scheduled lunar program.
  3. Tom, I use the mini-maglite AAA because I can clip it to my cap and go hands free on the beach. I use rechargables and I have two of them and stay out on the beach for 8 hours!
  4. Shep, Where are you going to call home after this one sells? Mitchel
  5. This is an update on the lecture for this Sunday and the following month.
  6. Last Sunday I was using the 800 I bought from Bill on a Southern California beach. I was out on one of my spots and was finding trash, coins and normal beach items when I came to another quarter type signal. It was just below at 28 and I dug up this dull looking 'chain' that didn't remind me of anything that was complete but it had an interesting clasp. It was not 'locked' but it was intact and it was heavy. I stuck it in my pouch and thought it might be a broken bracelet or something. When I got home Lu confirmed that it was .925 silver and I said I'll just keep it like it is because it is incomplete. As I thought about it more there were holes on both ends for some reason and then it hit me. These are pin holes for a watch. Why in the world wound anyone have a heavy watch band??? Biker. My research took me to the web and then to Chrome Hearts. Some of you may have their stuff. Here are the befores and afters.
  7. Slim showed me where he found the nugget. He was not holding back. We searched the area together but we couldn't find any others. I had just gotten my 7000 and on the way out Jungo Road to meet up with Slim I got a flat because I had bad tires on my Trooper. I changed it and we hunted for the day and then I went in to Lovelock for a new tire. I ended up buying a set (undersized) for about $1000 and went back out but didn't find any there but a couple of nuggets in Rye Patch. I don't have the Trooper any more but I've got a set of tires that will fit a Jeep if someone wants to buy them. They have about $10,000 miles on them. One 'regret' that I have is that Slim wanted to sell me that nugget. I liked it but at the time I said I only wanted gold that I had found. If I had it to do over again I'd make an exception for this Jungo Nugget. Slim, didn't you find a nugget in Franconia? Mitchel
  8. I just listened to a press conference and the Police Chief of Santa Monica said that over 400 were arrested and 95% were not from Santa Monica! Santa Monica residents showed up to help clean up. I might have done it too but we have a plumbing leak today.
  9. Demonstrations and 'demonstrators' usually have a time and a place to start and then have a destination and an ending with photo ops and speeches. These 'demonstrations' as the media is calling them are just an excuse to hang out until it is time to loot and destroy. That is what happened here in Santa Monica. There was a beginning with no end in sight and that would leave it to one of the most liberal cities in the country to end it with their police department. I wish there could have been some tracking on how the 'demonstrators' got here and they could be tracked back to where they live. Social media and cell phones have enabled them to move quicker than the police and they attack and destroy unattended/unprotected properties. The difference between this and the 1992 Riots is that gangs or even car loads of thugs would just pull up to a place and break in and loot and burn it. There was no one to stop them. They did not come to Santa Monica back then. There would be a very small number of the demonstrators who actually live in Santa Monica. I hope that some of the video will be analyzed and identifications linked to get a more clear picture of who did this because they will do it again. Pictures of guys and gals laughing while they loot are sickening. It is obvious they have no conscience and it is fun to make a new rap video and send it on to their friends and followers who may be watching the police on the local TV helping direct the 'demonstrators.' All of you out there think about having a small business or shop in the path of one of these demonstrations. What would you do? How would you protect it and your future income? Much of what ended the 1992 Riots was when the Korean business community had had enough and armed citizens stood on top of their strip centers and buildings and stopped the fires. These 'demonstrations' are more national than those.
  10. June 1, 2020 A Message From Mayor McKeown On Sunday, Santa Monica honored and respected, and ultimately protected, a peaceful protest against institutional racism. Yet our solidarity with those honoring George Floyd was betrayed, as was his memory, by opportunistic and organized criminals. Taking advantage of the protest as a diversion, they stole not only goods, but jobs, and challenged the resilience of our business community, which is poised for recovery from the ongoing pandemic. Sunday was one of the most distressing days in Santa Monica history. We know better than to let the looters obscure the message of the protesters, who have indeed been heard. What a small and selfish criminal element has done instead is to bring our community more closely together. We will support our local businesses to recover from this. Much was lost on Sunday, including property and innocence. As Mayor, I'm grateful that we did not lose any lives. Our public safety officers showed professional restraint and resolve under the most difficult of circumstances. We now face the task of rebuilding — rebuilding businesses and rebuilding trust. We begin that task now, this minute, and we begin it together. Latest Updates: No loss of life and no serious injuries. Nine fires took place Sunday in Santa Monica. There are no active fires at this time. Tonight, the City is working to board up businesses impacted. City Public Works crews will be working early in the morning to clean city streets and sidewalks, remove graffiti, and conduct damage assessments. We will begin rebuilding community-wide. The City has heard from lots of community members eager to help clean up Santa Monica after Sunday's events. We expect lots of debris, and we appreciate everyone's commitment and willingness to help. For your safety, please stay inside and wait until after 9 a.m. Monday, June 1 to begin clean up efforts to ensure that curfew orders are fully complete and so that businesses have an opportunity to assess damage. If you are supporting local clean up efforts, please bring your own face coverings, work gloves, brooms, dustpans and trash bags. Please stay six feet apart and work in small groups. Please use 9-1-1 for life threatening emergencies. The City is doing everything we can to respond to the most urgent calls for assistance. If you have photo or video evidence of individuals looting in Santa Monica, please email info@santamonica.gov. The I-10 and Pacific Coast Highway off-ramps into Santa Monica remain closed. Big Blue Bus rider information is available at www.bigbluebus.com.
  11. Local police gets local responsibility and punishment unless it is a civil rights violation. Here is what our local police said: City of Santa Monica Curfew Effective Saturday, May 30 The City of Santa Monica values peaceful protest as vital to our democracy. Tonight, we follow the City of Los Angeles in imposing a City-wide curfew from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. to ensure public safety across our region. Emergency responders are exempt, as are those traveling to and from work or seeking or giving emergency care. As a City, we grieve with the family of George Floyd, feel the anguish across our broader community, and commit ourselves to the healing process that must follow. From Santa Monica's Chief of Police Cynthia Renaud on Friday, May 29 The Santa Monica Police Department feels the strong emotions and concerns that are being voiced and displayed countrywide. We share these emotions. While the death of George Floyd occurred more than 1,900 miles away, the actions of every sworn officer have the potential to tarnish the badge many of us hold dear. With this, our mission and commitment to the Santa Monica community is unchanged. We remain dedicated to safeguarding our community by improving public safety and upholding the public trust. SMPD believes strongly in accepting individual and collective responsibility for our oath, duty, and actions. We will continue to adhere to strict, unequivocal standards of conduct in keeping with our ethical obligations while respecting the value of human life and dignity. We encourage discussion and conversation in an effort to promote freedom of speech, transparency, and to preserve the layers of trust and confidence we have worked hard to enjoy, collectively, with our community. The actions of the officers involved are directly in conflict with the oath we have taken which is to protect and serve. Our prayers go out to the family of George Floyd and the City of Minneapolis.
  12. Fred's Memorial Zoom is in 2.5 hours.
  13. I was telling DAVE that I would claim YOUR Gps. haha
  14. Dave, I'll claim the GPS as mine. I just can't remember where and when I lost it. Mitchel
  15. There will be a memorial for Fred on Zoom, May 23rd @ 3:00 P.M. Pacific Standard time. Topic Memorial Zoom for Fred Mason Meeting ID # 723 9037 3254 Password # 5xJyyV
  16. Guilty plea ... http://www.mohavedailynews.com/news/empie-pleads-guilty-in-2016-meadview-murder/article_caba4722-89dc-11ea-833e-b7ddd73fd780.html
  17. That's some really nice gold and artifacts. I hunted that old road and some of the old subdivision there years ago. I guess I just didn't know where to look. There was a lot of trash where all the building once were. You had to avoid the big potholes in the old road. On another trip between Goldfield and Tonopah there is a mineral area that is marked with a sign. It was or is an area where there are large pieces of agate (not fire) but they would make a lot of cabs out of it.
  18. I've got no idea what I'm looking at because my computer screen doesn't have the resolution needed to see and 'feel' the details you are describing. If you have looked at the metbul site then you know what it takes for a meteorite to get classified. Once classified it is then is named based upon its location when found. You would be listed as the discoverer. Then it has value. There are quite a few dealers on the web. Take your best pictures and send it to them. If they make you an offer then they think it is real.
  19. How much do any of the 'meteorites' here (on this thread) resemble real meteorites listed here http://www.tucsonmeteorites.com/TMA.asp?QQ=! ???? It might help if you think you have a meteorite to show it to a meteorite dealer and see how much they will offer you.
  20. Have you looked at this: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/
  21. I've been to Franconia many times and this is some of what I learned about access. Going over the tracks has really not been an 'issue' to me when I've gone to the Wilderness Area parking. I get over and go back to almost Franconia Road and then turn North. You can make the first turn and to to the parking area or you can keep to the left and go along the western edge of the circled area on Frank's map. There are still meteorites out there. On a couple of occasions I have seen a Railroad Guard. One time I talked with one and he told me that there had been some thefts so they watched it closely. The RR right of way is actually quite narrow so you can go down the wash and they don't care. If you are on their improvements and riding along next to the track they can give you a ticket and fine. This is authorized by law. If you go up to the subdivision where Roger made the street signs this seems to be the greatest chance for a ticket. If you go to the west as I described it gives you access to the old town and seems to be the only way even tho you are on the gravel bed of the tracks. You can drive up the wash and get across the tracks by walking over the tracks or drive on further and go under the culverts that were mentioned. Personally this has scared me on solo trips because of the sand. Do not attempt it without 4WD. The road was better years ago than it is now. I've found many meteorites on the North side of the tracks. Most of them are small irons that were 'blown in the winds' at the time. I've never found a meteorite on the South side but I have found a couple of pieces of gold. Montana found his first gold over there also. Mitchel
  22. Let us know when The Day happens. Don't wait too long.
  23. Maybe we can help you find a meteorite. Where are you 'walking your dog' so that you would have found these pieces? We can tell you if a known meteorite has fallen near you and you can look near it for more pieces.
  24. There have to be some military data collectors out there that could show more than we see now.
  25. Who are you? What is your background? This didn't jump out at me when I was skimming all the stuff and comments. Did you put up a bio? Are there any other forum members you have met?
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