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  1. I wonder if he might have one of those old square body seventies broncos.
  2. This is actually not a meteor but a photo of a asteroid called Phobos. Also formally known as the largest moon of mars. The NASA folks no longer think it is a moon but a captured asteroid. It is about 25 kilometers in diameter. Just a tad smaller than the rock that killed the dinosaurs. It makes three orbits around Mars every Martian day. It has a retrograde orbit that is going to turn this rock into a meteor in about 50 million years when it will crash into mars. That would be train wreck worth watching don’t you think? So no I didn’t discover it. I do know where it is located. Too bad I won’t be around when it becomes a meteor. Maybe Elon Musk could put some rockets on the thing and get it to fall to mars faster. lol. Anyway I think this could qualify for the title of ultimate meteorite.
  3. I know where it is I just didn’t find it. lol. Is that a better title?
  4. Also y’all need to fill in those prospecting holes when y’all are done.
  5. The title should have said “I didn’t find it“
  6. The ultimate meteorite. I see you boys have been leaving fort wheeler tracks all over it.
  7. You are correct line of sight isn’t the only consideration. There is a range also. Ten maybe twelve miles is about maximum distance on a digital signal to a cell tower these days. Back in the old days when we had Motorola bricks and suitcases and the signal was analog a person could use a tower up to 50 miles away on one of those phones line of sight. You could also install a 150 watt chip in the phone instead of the 15 watt send receive chip that came from the factory And get about 150 mile range. Talk about cooking brain cells and giving yourself a brain tumor. Lol. It wasn’t legal to do that in the U.S. and the FCC could bust you and fine you heavily for doing it. Back in the nineties I had such a phone and used it when I lived in Nassau in the Bahamas I could call direct to towers in Florida. That saved a lot of money on long distance calls. But the service was still about three dollars a minute instead of the five dollars a minute using the land line phone calling the U.S. from overseas. I also have to admit I learned about that trick from a drug smuggler on how to chip a phone to call direct to Florida. That’s a different story though. Another consideration is that not all towers talk to all phones. On my drive home from work each day I have a stretch of about ten miles with no signal even though there is a cell tower sitting beside the road half way through that stretch of road. That is a provider thing and who your service provider is in a given area. Lastly out in the gold fields you will probably be on mineralized soil that could effect signals and the weather can also effect the signals. Even sun spots for that matter. So night time will get you a better signal than you can during daylight.
  8. Fair enough Bob. It is public land and there for everyone to use and that people need to respect the mineral claims and grazing leases. I was just trying to point out to the city folks that if someone runs into a grumpy rancher just to keep in mind that he is probably protecting his livestock and has more than likely at some point or another had a bad run in with people on said land. And no you don’t have to ask permission, But if you took the time to make the aquatints with the rancher it could just grease the wheel so to speak and make things less caustic. Like you said though there are a lot of personalities out there and I am sure there are lease holders that think the land is theirs. Bottom line the rancher can’t say no to you that doesn’t mean he will be happy you are out there. You are also correct that you may get bad information from the rancher about the minerals on the land, that could be for a lot of different reasons. But I can’t say it would hurt to ask what they might know. Take what information they share with a grain of salt and consider the source after all they are not miners or prospectors they are more worried about food and water for their livestock. So to them you just might be a fool that wants to poke around in the dirt with a gold wishing stick, and in general just a pain in the backside. No one is going to "accidentally" shoot livestock. That is just preposterous. If it happens the shooter is negligent and responsible for the damages. If it happens on purpose the shooter is a criminal and faces severe penalties. Stealing private property is a criminal act whether it is cattle or equipment. It does not matter if the land status is private or public. Bob livestock is shot every year by hunters it doesn’t matter if it is malicious or on accident that isn’t preposterous it happens. Just like people are shot every year by fellow hunters across the country in hunting accidents. Because they don’t take the time to identify the target before they shoot. So unless it is caught on camera or by a law enforcement officer the offender is never brought up on any charges. Even if I see you shoot my cow it won’t go to court because it is my word against yours. I know that for a fact as it happens year after year at the ranch I grew up on.
  9. What you are referring to is called a mobile hot spot. It is available from your service provider. It could be attached to a drone and sent up to get a signal then it would connect to your phone or computer via WiFi.
  10. I would like to address this from the ranchers point of view. First I grew up on a cattle ranch. But in Texas where I grew up is all private land with no open BLM land so there is no public use. Never the less. If I have my property ( the cattle) out on a piece of ground I will want to know what you are doing out there. Ok so let’s say you go out on public lands to hunt deer or quail. That is your right, but what happens when you shoot my cow? Also you might consider that cattle rustling still exists in this day and age. Cows are worth three to five hundred dollars a piece. So if you run into a mad rancher you might take a minute to consider his point of view. He is just protecting his property the cattle. So with that said you might want to take the time in your research of new places to hunt gold and find out who has the grazing rights leased on the land you wish to prospect and contact them so they know who you are and what you are up to before going. Who knows they may know where the gold is and can point you to places worth looking at. After all they have probably spent more time on that ground than anyone else.
  11. I just watched you episode about Sayer Springs on your your you tube page. That might be a good spot to take out the equinox’s and hunt. Just a thought.
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