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  1. Today the Mayor issued a total lock down of this town. All restaurants closed except for carry out, no alcohol drinks, all business' close at 18:00 except grocery stores and drug stores and bakeries. This lock down will end March 8th, maybe.
  2. First of this week five prospectors were beeping a large ranch East of here when the Federal Police arrested them and confiscated all of their equipment, don't know if they were also given a fine. Then just 50 KM East of here is miles of Eucalyptus trees planted in a perfect spacing and one prospector was arrested there and his equipment also taken by the Federal Police. Tomorrow taking all of the coils and other prospecting equipment out of the Toyota. Here they don't ask you if they can search your vehicle, instead they just say get out of your car and stand in th
  3. The subject of "mineral rights" seldom comes up on nugget shooter but there I think they are a right and that's all I know about the subject. Here in Brazil the one and only "mineral rights" owner is the Gov. so all minerals are owned by the Gov. and that for sure means gold. Remember two or three months ago the gold buyer here was arrested by Federal Police for not issuing a receipt when he bought gold. Folks connected to that arrest have sure been quite. Not paying taxes I think was one of the charges. Now just last week four men were arrested for digg
  4. Yesterday 18-02-2021 a big setback on the covid, the mayor made new rules. Now all nonessential business will close at 18:00. No more alcoholic drinks sold period. Since I don't read Portuguese there's probably more so I'll have to ask my grand-son who does.
  5. Skip I've been trying forever to log into nuggetshooter but I keep getting this warning, what's going on? Your connection is not private Attackers might be trying to steal your information from www.nuggetshooter.ipbhost.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). Learn more NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID
  6. UPDATE ON CV19: it's been almost 10 months since I had the CV19 and some of it is still with me. About once or twice a week I start the cough again but one or two sprays of the throat spay stops it in it's tracks. Finally got my taste and smell back but in the months that have followed I've lost 17.7 lbs. I wasn't fat so the weight loss has been in my muscles.The Doc's here don't know how to stop the loss only to say eat more and lift weights. Saturday a couple here bought their first detector, a Minelab Gold Monster 1000. they brought it by my house
  7. FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2011, file photo, Harry E. Johnson Sr., left, president & CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation, takes Tuskegee Airmen, including Theodore Lumpkin Jr., center, and Dabney Montgomery, right, on a tour of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. Lumpkin has died from complications of the coronavirus, it was announced Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Lumpkin was just days short of his 101st birthday.
  8. About two weeks after the gold buyer was arrested and was in the Brasilia Federal cross bar hotel (jail) a man shows up driving a big new pickup with Minelab logos all over it. After about another week here the gold buyer shows back up in town, guess the Minelab guy had some stroke to get him out of the Federal jail. I got a quick glimpse of him heading to his house. Then the day after he did three illegal very low less then 100 feet buzzes over his office in his airplane. Now yesterday I heard his wife has the big very nice two story house for sale
  9. Since the Gov. here owns all the minerals in the ground, that includes gold, if I'm breaking the law when I dig a nugget. Most people here say yes. It's also against the law to sell gold nuggets, especially out of the country. If I ever find another nugget and the Feds tag me I hope I can convince them it's a meteorite!
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. The mouth spray was from these people: seagateproducts.com
  18. 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
  19. 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
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