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  1. Popac I find hot rocks left in the bottom of pre-dug holes all the time. specific gravity of graphite is around 2.25 its pencil lead. AzNuggetBob
  2. Yep That's him. thanks for the spelling correction on his name Au Seeker. We went down to Mexico hunting together and I would run into him in Nevada and all over Az. too. AzNuggetBob
  3. Lanny his real name as far as I know is Preston Vicory. I think that's how you spell it. I'm not sure what pen name he is using. but I do remember sitting around the campfire reading his stories. he also hunted all over the west and was very good at finding gold and writing about it. AzNuggetBob
  4. Lanny the reason I made reference to Preston is that your writing style reminds me a lot of his writing style. Preston and I used to hunt together years ago.he would write some great stories while we were doing some of those mind-numbingly long drives from one gold area to another. From what I've heard he went up north to prospect and writes books on poetry and stories in some of the prospecting/treasure hunting magazines these days. Anyway keep the great stories and photo's coming. AzNuggetBob
  5. If you find yourself in a place where a lot of cottonwood trees used to be, than you may be in the right place. AzNuggetBob
  6. Lanny you are one of the best writers I've read in a long time. your stories and photo's are great. but I have to ask, have you ever heard of a guy named Preston. AzNuggetBob
  7. I know what your saying Lanny. Im getting one day closer every day to retiring. I have threatened to show up more than once, maybe this time. you are going to be chatting with some of the best nugget hunters around. Always something to be learned. AzNuggetBob
  8. Lanny Yes I am working on a book. I have been for a few years. I dont think most people realize how much gold is being mined down in Mexico. Ive been going back and forth down there off and on since the 80's.When I first found the almost/ghost town I was surprised that most of the locals that still live there had no interest in the gold at all. I really think, they where convinced, it was all gone long ago. there is only about ten people still living there and they all worked for the ranches in the area.One guy I met came to my camp and we talked about mining in the area. he knew about the gold and the history of the old mining town. between his broken English and my broken Spanish and an interest in mining we hit it off and became friends. He sort of became my translator/middle man from then on. he knew all the right people in the area. Down there it really depends on who you know and what state your mining in or prospecting in. It depends on whether they are Mexican companies. Canada has a big stake in it.Like a lot of other gold area's. The rules and regs seem to depend on how big you are (company/corp) and what state your prospecting or mining in. But they dont pay much attention to the small miners.I will say no matter what town your in, If the locals dont seem like they want to talk to you, its probably not a good place to be. Same thing happened to me in La paz. best advise I can tell you is never EVER tell them your a treasure hunter down there.in the smaller towns, treasure hunters generally have a bad reputation. If you even get close to a Jesuit mission/church with a metal detector you are either crazy or really dumb. but I have to say overall the small towns are not like the big cities.some of the friendliest people I've ever met. AzNuggetBob
  9. Dan That's what we called it when I lived there.you could see people coming for many miles on the road by the big puffs of it when they hit chuck holes full of it. We nick named it POO dirt short for poof. that stuff is so strange. I saw people drive over it slow and it would gush out of the chuck holes and run right back in almost like water when it was dry. AzNuggetBob
  10. Are we talking POO dirt Dan. Like flour when its dry and slicker than snot when its wet. AzNuggetBob
  11. That's kinda funny Lanny. The story I wrote about Baja is centered around an old book that I found in a public library back in the 1980's. that's where I did most my research when I first started prospecting. It was in the geology section with other books on mining.I checked the book out and had a Spanish friend translate it for me. My Spanish speaking is not that great much less trying to read it.I was going to use excerpts from it in the story in my book but I cant find it online. It may be that I dont have the name of the book correct or its just not there, I dont know. I may end up going back the library and see if they still have it. I have a pretty extensive mining library myself that I have accumulated over the years. Some are rare and very collectible. I have found many old gold area's in them that are not in more current books but the details and maps on some area's are vague. Herein lies the Baja story. It was almost a treasure hunt and took me several years and trips down there to find it. AzNuggetBob
  12. Lanny I have decided not to publish the story on Baja at this time. Thanks for your reply. AzNuggetBob
  13. Lanny you said you would like to learn more about research, OK just for fun. I'll reveal the northern small town I was finding many ounces of nuggets next to and also several areas near by in Baja with some clues. make it sort of a treasure/research/geology hunt. although at the time when I found It, I found it by the geology at a distance of many miles without google earth. Everybody is welcome to jump in if you think you know the answer. I'll ad new clues every few days until someone solves it. AzNuggetBob
  14. So true Lanny, It opens a lot of doors. you also need to understand the culture and not offend them. AzNuggetBob
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