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Idaho Jim

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Idaho Jim last won the day on December 14 2019

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About Idaho Jim

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  • Birthday 12/21/1948

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    Prospecting, machining, equipment design and build, gem faceting.

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  1. Happy Birthday, Clark! Hope you have a really good day! Jim
  2. Widely variable color, for garnets, assuming they were from one location. I just don't know for sure. Jim
  3. Looks like garnet to me....probably almandine. Jim
  4. I already watched it, Jeff. Fun video. You guys always are. Jim
  5. Yup...winter sucks for we northern guys, but it does keep the riffraff away...LOL Jim
  6. Many thanks, guys! It's winter up here in Idaho, so no detecting. reading the posts of you guys that can still go out is all the detecting I get. I'm currenbtly "refreshing" the interior of our old house. New paint, flooring, trim, etc. A lot of work, but it's been 30 years since the last, so overdue. Hoping to get done by Feb., so i can head south for some prospecting. Jim
  7. Many thanks! I did have a great day...and I'm still having it...LOL Jim
  8. I copied this from A booklet from U of N, Reno. It was dated 2002, so may be out of date. The booklet is entitled "Mining Claim Procedures for Nevada Prospectors and Miners" fifth edition. Here's what it said: LODE VERSUS PLACER CLAIM Mineral deposits are located either by lode or placer claims (43 CFR 3840). The locator must decide whether a lode or placer claim should be used for a given material; the decision is not always easy but is critical. A lode claim is void if used to acquire a placer deposit, and a placer claim is void if used for a lode deposit. The 1872 Federal law
  9. I'll dig out the place I found that. I ran onto it while researching the claim process for that place I found the large copper nuggets, just in case I found the source and wanted to file. I'll ;post that today, if I don't get too busy. Jim
  10. After reading Nevada law, operating a lode mine on a placer claim invalidates the placer claim. Same with operating a placer mine on a lode claim. You have to have the correct type of claim for the mining you're doing. Jim
  11. I was wondering exactly the same thing. Why in h--- don't they tell people, if they know? Jim
  12. Allen, if you were closer I'd say "bring it over and crush it." I've got both a small 2 x 3 jaw, and an impact crusher. Jim
  13. My buddy, Dave, and I had a spot we felt matched all the clues. It was near the mouth of a creek, with many downfalls (no paddling up the creek). The creek entered the Madison from the south, just below Nine Mile Hole on the Madison. We should have gone and looked when we were fishing up there last fall, but put it off. That spot is in Wyoming, and Nine Mile was one of Forest's favorite fishing spots in the Park. I'm really looking forward to finding out exactly where it was hidden. Jim
  14. Forest said, a few years ago, he didn't hide it in Idaho. Jim
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