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  1. I first arrived here in Brazil in 1996, one of the interesting people I met was the local gold buyer. Don't know how long he had already been in business but he's done pretty good through the years. When a prospector sells him gold the buyer pays 70% of spot. A pretty good job, he sits in his AC office all day while prospectors sweat, fight killer hornets, big snakes, mountain lions and bad prospectors with guns. About a week ago things took a turn for the worse for the gold buyer. Early one morning two Federal Police cars stopped at his office while
  2. For about a month now the fires have been burning in every direction, a lot of smoke and big black airborne cinders landing all over the place. I thought about taking all my detector equipment out of the truck so if I got stopped I could have a problem. So instead of that I decided to just leave my equipment where it is and stay home. No chance of getting pulled over, caught with the fires in front and back like last year and save a bunch on diesel, still R$3.98, a LITER! That's R$14.72 per gal or the exchange rate right now is 5.65 =$2.60 USD a gal. I
  3. This week I drove three different directions from my house and I saw big columns of smoke in every direction. I've learned not to get near the smoke sites especially since I have detectors and coils in my truck. Also always a chance of getting caught in the middle of a mile long brush fire. CV19 UPDATE: this month Sept. is six months since I had my bought the virus and some of the small stuff is still with me, like a little cough now and then. Soon as the first cough starts I grab the throat spray that I always carry in my left cargo pocket and three spr
  4. Virus or no virus here goes a new page on prospecting, at least new to me. For all the years I've always carried a GPS with me in the field one of the ways I use it is when I dig a nugget I always put my left foot in the hole and take a GPS fix, then fill the hole and make it look like a hole was never there. So now I'm putting the coords of my finds for many years on Google Earth. It's a great way to see how many ranches have changed over the years. Roads, herds of cows, fields being cultivated now when nothing was there before when I was finding gold there. Another big problem I realized bef
  5. RD a bulldozer here starts at $500.00 per hour. A few years ago I hired a road grader for a strip of land that was great for a grader to work. The agreement was $200.00 per hour while it worked the site, no charges for travel time. You guessed it, he tried to charge me the travel time, more than the work time. He didn't win. This time of year the only thing that works great is fire, if you don't get caught.
  6. RD the mask checks have let up a little although to enter all bldgs a mask is necessary. When I could use them the brush burners are mostly 1500 km to the North doing their thing there. This afternoon I saw a smoke cloud to the East so I guess a few burns are going on, don't know who.
  7. RD I went a couple of time in Aug to two of my old patches. Problem is the brush and weeds are higher than my truck. Impossible to detect.
  8. RD it sure sounds like your dad had the virus.
  9. The mouth spray was from these people: seagateproducts.com
  10. After two weeks that involved two head x-rays, two chest x-rays, nostril swabs and blood test three times I finally got the low down yesterday from my Doc, sometime in the past I have survived covid 19! It had to be the last week in March when for three days the coughing never stops, chest congestion that feels like drowning but the coughing doesn't bring anything up, on hands and knees trying to get some air, finally some mouth spray gave me a few minutes of rest before the next round. Now after five months I think I'm out of the woods. A small cough here and there. F
  11. Skinny Dippin ' An elderly man in Louisiana had owned a large farm for several years ... He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple and peach trees. One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while and look it over. He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pon
  12. https://mail.uol.com.br/attachment?msg_id=OTM1NA&ctype=This+is+really+good.mp4&disposition=attachment&content_id=<pNUoURGiygebmJ0oJwEN>&folder=INBOX&attsize=13609638&content_id=<pNUoURGiygebmJ0oJwEN>&accountId=0
  13. Got the word today that Monday we start a lock down. Now their saying for two weeks but I don't believe it will be that short. To many people here still not taking it serious, saw several today without their mask on. A few minutes ago I sent a message to a police friend if there's going to any kind of enforcement with the lock down. Not heard any thing back yet.
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