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  1. 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
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. RD it sure sounds like your dad had the virus.
  11. The mouth spray was from these people: seagateproducts.com
  12. 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
  13. 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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  15. 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.
  16. The state I'm in has gotten pretty strict on laws the Governor has laid down. Health police are every where checking the food industry. Just last week the Fed. police and the Civilian police have started stopping cars if the occupants don't have their mask on and issuing fines. The same goes for anybody walking on the streets without their mask on. I eat lunch every day at the same restaurant and I get there before anyone else, eat and leave but today I bought the food home and ate here. I don't leave town there's a chance I might not be let back in. I do carry a electri
  17. TOP TEN INDICATORS THAT YOUR EMPLOYER HAS CHANGED TO AN OBAMACARE PLAN: (10) Your annual breast exam is done at Hooters. (9) Directions to your doctor's office include "Take a left when you enter the trailer park." (8) The tongue depressors taste faintly of Fudgesicles. (7) The only proctologist in the plan is "Gus" from Roto-Rooter. (6) The only item listed under Preventative Care Coverage is "an apple a day." (5) Your primary care physician is wearing the pants you gave to Goodwill last month. (4) "The patient is res
  18. New rules I think started a couple of days ago. Any police agency in this state of Goias can give a fine to anyone seen driving a vehicle without a face mask on. A friend told me today that yesterday he was stopped by a road block but he and his passenger both had their mask on. They also gave him a complete vehicle inspection on the spot, his documents and the cars documents and all signal lights. He passed all!
  19. Here's the latest going on down here, just official today. Health Alert - US Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (May 14, 2020) Location : Brazil Event: COVID-19 Related Movement Restrictions in Brazil The US Mission in Brazil informs US citizens that several state and local governments across Brazil have issued decrees that restrict the movement of people in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. US citizens should adhere to local laws and regulations at all times, including COVID-19 related restriction orders. While under these restrictions, jurisdictions may establis
  20. On Golf Stevie Wonder and Tiger Woods are in a bar. Tiger turns to Stevie and says, 'How's the singing career going?' Stevie replies, 'Not too bad. How's the golf? ' Woods replies, 'Not too bad, I've had some problems with my swing, but I think I've got that right, now.' Stevie says, 'I always find that when my swing goes wrong, I need to stop playing for a while and not think about it. Then, the next time I play, it seems to be all right. ' Tiger says, 'You play GOLF?' Stevie says, 'Yes, I've been playing for years'. Tiger
  21. UPDATE IN URUACU: restaurants are open but with absurd rules to follow. The really small cafes have their tables outside on the sidewalk and six feet apart, same in the large restaurants but they have yellow ribbon as lane markers for customers on one side of the food and the waitresses on the other side of the food and they have to get a plate for you then you point to the food you want them to put on the plate for you, then they hand the full plate to you at the end of the food line and you take your plate of food to the scales for the weigh-in since your buying food by the kilo. Then go to
  22. Now entering week three of lock down, starting today mask are mandatory or face fines. Some restaurants are going to open tomorrow anyway but they have strict guidelines from the Gov. Don't know if anyone is beeping or not. I'm staying close to the house.
  23. Stay-at-home sure is boring so had to renew my memory what gold looks like. Feel better now, 212.1 grams better.
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