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  1. Couple more months and we will be in dry wash season brother.
  2. To get the actual 20ac location you have to view the location notice at the county recorders office. Most allow you to view the document online. I use mylandmatters.org to do my claim research. It’s much easier than LR2000 plus they provide links to county recorders office when you look up claims in a section.
  3. Scam alert https://www.geotech1.com/cgi-bin/pages/common/index.pl?page=lrl&file=reports.dat
  4. well shoot, Id just go with what Chrisski suggested that would be the cheapest route.
  5. Not sure what your budget is? But we use this radio https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/533999 at work for back up comms when our service radios cannot hit a repeater. Nice thing is you can get position reports from other users. I've also used a Gotenna tied to a cell phone for comms/position reporting in cell denied areas. https://gotenna.com/ Part of my current job is building and maintaining comms/datalinks in the desert so drop me a PM and I may be able to find a solution for you and Luke.
  6. Dang, That is a really clean 5k.
  7. I agree with bedrock. Paramore crater and the rest of the San Bernardino valley volcanics have Olivine deposits. Makes you wonder how it got to Wilcox lake bed?
  8. Merry Christmas everyone! Hope everyone gets to spend time with family and the new year brings success in the gold field!
  9. Ill throw down on this as well. Its slag..... I live near two historical smelters and the slag is used as railroad ballast down here. It looks just like the rocks posted to include the holes and smooth aerodynamic appearance. There is a operational smelter north of me that that dumps slag every 30 minutes or so and its cool to watch at night especially with NVG's.
  10. Neat, I see the some of the green and black ones down here in southern Arizona gold locations as well. Thanks for sharing.
  11. Tell your “friend” to read up on rockhounding on public lands. Pretty sure what’s posted on eBay is no longer considered collected for personal use.
  12. Clay is right Bagdad. Last one mineral park. Kinda cheating though since I always see these mines from this prospective.
  13. Ok lost even further. If the person is not claiming the agate to be a meteorite then why call it a meteorite?
  14. Bizjet, Id also look into the desert gold diggers. I’ve found some nice gold on their claims when I used to be a member.
  15. I’m lost, I thought agates form inside vesicles and it’s repeated by the experts that meteorites do not have vesicles? Also for agates to form on another planet it would have to have geology similar to Earth and have agates blown off the surface into space by another meteor impact. So I’m having a tough time buying off on meteorite agate.
  16. Funny that you posted that Clay. The same people are suggesting that I file a NOI for the metal detecting/dry washing Im doing. As of now I have only dug two holes, both did not exceed 10ft across and was promptly backfilled when I was done drywashing. Even though I backfilled the holes they seem to still think that my actions are causing a possible significant disturbance. Im sure I will have to get some legal help at some point if I choose continue to conduct casual use mining on FS ground. Is it normal for club claims that see moderate use to file a NOI? If I knew the FS would be reasonable I'd file one but I have a suspicion that a NOI will lead to a POO and a bond just to dry wash and metal detect.
  17. Middle of the desert...huh? lots of fossil sea shells in the first pic. Way cooler find than some light copper oxide staining.
  18. Barry/Bob Thanks for the clarification I was hung up on what was written about battery powered dry washers and metal detectors. See below. “Prospecting and sampling which will not cause significant surface resource disturbance and will not involve removal of more than a reasonable amount of mineral deposit for analysis and study which generally might include searching for and occasionally removing small mineral samples or specimens, gold panning, metal detecting, non-motorized hand sluicing, using battery operated dry washers, and collecting of mineral specimens using hand tools.“ But that makes sense they regulate the disturbance not the equipment. Thanks for the input and it’s good to see you back on the forums Barry.
  19. Just curious to know if anyone knows why a gas operated dry washer or a recirculating sluice is not considered casual use under 36 CFR 228.4? I would like to use both on my claims but would like to avoid the NOI/POO process. Just curious to know how some of the clubs and other small scale miners use gas powered drywashers or recirculating sluices on USFS land? Do people typically file a NOI?
  20. Sweet! im now able to find miles of meteorites all around me. Never thought I was driving over meteorites all this time?
  21. Nice to see your crew getting some gold in that spicy ground. That’s some nice gold. The ground gets even spicier to the south.
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