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Dakota Slim

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  1. I wonder if the CA fires caused snakes to move and congregate. I presume they slid under rocks and survived. I hate to think of what those fires did to the CA animal population.
  2. Bob (hereinafter referred to as "Bobcat Bob") said he was working up to that. Apparently didn't want to come out and admit that's what he does.
  3. The homeowner just got back to me. She wrote "Looked up Bobcat scat...believe that is what it is."
  4. Wow. 2 meters depth! I wonder why they didn't dig up that pot of gold.
  5. After discussing the situation with the lucky finders of this scat, it turns out that it was found in their back yard which has a pool and is enclosed by a 6' wall. Wile-E-Coyote and the roadrunner could have gotten over the wall but it was more likely left by a feral cat. They said they found a dead bird in their yard a few days earlier.
  6. You know the drill Bob. Streak, hardness, specific gravity, close up of the matrix. It's the same with turds. You must look closely and identify what the animal ate to guess what animal it is. It's tough to tell what's in a turd from a photo. Rub it under the toilet tank lid and post a photo of the streak.
  7. Somebody said it was your dinner Bob.
  8. Asking for a friend. In the Yuma area...
  9. Hey, who knows. Not believing in the existence of aliens is like taking a spoonful of water from an ocean and saying there aren't any sharks in the ocean because there are none in the spoon.
  10. Senate Dems rattled by House Dems' assault on mining in budget bill Democratic senators from mining-heavy states appear to be rattled by their House of Representatives counterparts’ assault on the mining industry in their $3.5 trillion budget bill. Two Democrats on the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee have spoken out about a provision in the behemoth budget bill that would make mining operations on federal lands costlier by imposing new taxes and royalty fees on those operations. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., expressed her opposition to the "reform proposal" as the legislation "would have an unfair, outsized impact on the state of Nevada," whose land is mostly "owned by the federal government" and also "imposes taxes on federal land." "But more importantly, moving this type of reform through a short-term budget process would create uncertainty for the industry and uncertainty that supports thousands of jobs across the country," Cortez Masto said during a committee hearing on Tuesday morning. New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich, another Democrat on the committee, urged for the Senate to take a more measured approach than the House when it came to the mining measure. "Madame Chair, my time is expired but I would urge us to not take quite the zealous approach that the House of Representatives took but to find a fair and transparent way for taxpayers to be compensated for these minerals," Heinrich said. The two committee Democrats join their Republican colleagues in opposition to the provision. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-democrats-rattled-house-mining-assault
  11. We have one expert on this site Sketch. He just verified your bone is awesome.
  12. If you want lava bombs, head to the east side of the Cargo Muchacho Mountains. This satellite map shows the volcano that coughed them up. As a side note, there is gold and other minerals in the area and some monster mule deer in and around the wash to the east of the volcano crater. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cargo+Muchacho+Mountains/@32.8648366,-114.7808487,10021m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80d6e45ec8f2a5d7:0xbfbf15e75c629d24!8m2!3d32.8680996!4d-114.7802371
  13. Right. And you are just someone who apparently agrees with tree spikers and waging war on overpopulation to protect grizzly bears. Now go troll someone else.
  14. Quote: "Biden’s new BLM director also wrote in a 1991 essay that Americans should "wage war on overpopulation" to protect grizzly bears." What population do you think she was referring to Bob?
  15. Yep, know where you are in AZ, when beeping, parking or camping. Years ago I was camped on BLM land at LSD and someone called the sheriff on me. That person claimed I was either on private property or state land. My dog Nugget was just a pup then, but he was big. The sheriff came out and Nugget playfully jumped on him. The guy knew how to train dogs and as Nugget's paws were on his chest, he stepped on one of Nugget's back paws. Nugget let out a yelp and got the message. He never jumped on anyone again. Long story short, the sheriff got out his map and determined that I was indeed on BLM land. Then he said "Nice dog. Enjoy your stay." and left.
  16. Waging war on the American people to protect grizzly bears? This woman belongs in the but house.
  17. I can't believe the Senate confirmed this person. I seriously doubt her views have become more main stream or less radical. I shudder to think of the back room deals she has planned.
  18. The Senate confirmed President Biden’s embattled eco-terrorist-linked nominee who endorsed population control and was convicted for participating in a tree spiking plot to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). "The sales (trees) were marked so that no workers would be injured and so that you a--holes know that they are spiked," read the letter obtained by Fox News. "The majority of the trees were spiked within the first ten feet, but many, many others were spiked as high as a hundred and fifty feet." "P.S., You bastards go in there anyway and a lot of people could get hurt," the note concluded. Stone-Manning also took heavy fire for her graduate thesis where she endorsed population control to protect the environment, writing that Americans needed to "breed fewer consuming humans." She also wrote that parents should stop having children after having two and created a sample advertisement that called a pictured child an "environmental hazard." Biden’s new BLM director also wrote in a 1991 essay that Americans should "wage war on overpopulation" to protect grizzly bears. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-confirms-tracy-stone-manning-eco-terrorist
  19. I should have posted on this subject years ago. I sold tons (literally) of paydirt, mostly from Rich Hill, AZ and the Cargo Muchacho Mountains in CA. (near the American Girl Mine) Everything I sold was authentic gold bearing material from known goldfields. I started with drywasher concentrates from Rich Hill and soon learned that people don't like "paydirt" unless they find gold so I had to start salting every bag I shipped out. Anyone with any mining experience knows that an ounce of gold per ton is incredibly rich. In the real world, you can go through 500 pounds and get nothing. All of the paydirt I sold had gold and it had much more than an ounce per ton. The mailman doesn't come out to the goldfields so once you dig the dirt, you have to bring it back to your camp, weigh it, bag it up, salt it, package it, then drive it to the post office in town and pay the postage. Rich Hill to Congress, AZ is about 10 miles over one of the roughest roads in the country. The Cargo Muchacho Mountains are about 15 miles from the post office in Winterhaven, CA and much of the trip is over Sidewinder Road which is usually a terrible washboard. Most of my customers were happy. Others were unhappy that they didn't get $50 worth of gold out of a $50 bag. Others were either incompetent and couldn't find the gold I added or they were outright liars. Very few had any idea what it took to get that bag of paydirt from to goldfields to their mailbox and even fewer had any idea how much that little pile of color was worth. If I was going to buy "paydirt", I sure wouldn't buy it from someone who is 1,000 miles from any known gold deposits. It probably makes more sense to buy a gram of gold on ebay, dump it into a pan of your own dirt and see how much you can pan out. * Be sure to pan over a tub so you don't lose any gold that you wash out of the pan.
  20. Oldest human footprints in North America found in New Mexico Fossilised footprints dating 23,000 years push back the known date the continent was colonized by thousands of years. “Many tracks appear to be those of teenagers and children; large adult footprints are less frequent,” write the authors of the study published in the American journal Science. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/24/oldest-human-footprints-in-north-america-found-in-new-mexico
  21. Good move Bob, and good luck out there prospecting. I remember hearing a story about an old days bank or stagecoach robbery somewhere in that neck of the woods. They supposedly got the robber but the loot was never found. Food for thought... https://www.google.com/search?q=historic+arizona+bank+and+stage+coach+robberies&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS909US909&oq=historic+arizona+bank+and+stage+coach+robberies&aqs=chrome..69i57.18987j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  22. That's true Bob, but there's plenty of acorns. Stashes like this are few and far between. Can you still prospect at the Dale? I heard they made a bunch of that land off limits.
  23. Wow. An amateur treasure hunter wielding a metal detector has discovered a stunning gold hoard buried by an Iron Age chieftain in the sixth century in what is now Denmark. The stash includes lavish jewelry, Roman coins and an ornament that may depict a Norse god. The treasure hunter, Ole Ginnerup Schytz, uncovered the Iron Age hoard on land owned by one of his former classmates in the town of Vindelev, earning the stash the name "Vindelev hoard." Within a few hours of surveying the area with his newly acquired metal detector, Schytz heard the telltale beeping of possible treasure. It turned out to be one of the "largest, richest and most beautiful gold treasures in Danish history," representatives of Vejle Museums said in a statement released Sept. 9. The 1,500-year-old hoard contains nearly 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) of gold, including large, saucer-sized medallions known as bracteates. An excavation of the site by archaeologists from Vejle Museums, in collaboration with the National Museum of Denmark, revealed that the gold valuables were buried in a longhouse, which may indicate that Vindelev was a powerful village during the Iron Age. https://www.livescience.com/gold-hoard-sixth-century-denmark
  24. You came to the right forum to learn brownb. If you want to find detectable gold with a detector, my advice is go where it has been found before. You don't say where you are but joining a club with active producing claims will take months or even years off the time it takes you to detect a nugget. I found my first gold on club claims at Rich Hill near Stanton, AZ with a Gold Bug 2. First I found a tiny specimen, then BINGO, a solid 57 gram whopper. Detecting nuggets gets harder every time someone digs one up but you will find some if you keep at it. Think positive and listen to your detector. Dig everything that beeps.
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