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    Rock hound<br>Prospecting<br>Metal detecting---Gold and Meteorites<br>Silversmith

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  1. This is Jim’s (“Paleface“) family - Sue (wife), Cindy (daughter) and Jim Jr.(son). Jim shared many of your posts with us over the years, especially in the last few months when you sent such supportive, heart warming encouragements and prayers to him. Thank you for that. And thanks to all of you who shared your love of rock hunting with him. As so many of you know he was a rock hound to the core - having spent his whole life around mines, collecting rocks, silversmith/jewelry making, metal detecting and searching for gold and meteorites. Jim died suddenly just before midnight Sunday, October 25, 2009. As you all know from his “Cancer Sucks” notification, he had been facing lung cancer head on. The fantastic news is that in the 8 weeks of radiation and chemo treatments, his monster tumor went from 8x7x6 cm to a 65% smaller version of 2.7 x 2.6 cm. Amazing, eh? Despite a few days of fatigue and a bit of throat irritation from the radiation, he surprisingly had little nausea and maintained a very positive attitude, a great appetite and kept every bit of his hair (minus a few unnoticeable moustache hairs). He felt so good that he decided to take a week’s travel with Sue to Colorado and Utah to visit family he hadn’t seen in many years and to see his childhood stomping grounds again. He thoroughly enjoyed the fall colors, reconnections to family and opportunity to see the area he grew up in once more. One of the days he was in altitude of 2 mile high Leadville, CO which made it difficult for him to breathe and when they returned to Kingman on October 20th he never quite felt himself again. Ultimately it was not the cancer that took him, but more likely a heart complication. He died at home quickly, without pain and suffering. We are so grateful for this because he was a proud man with lots of dignity and was able to keep every bit of it right until the end. Even the hangnail on his nose picking finger healed! Being part of your forums and get-togethers were bright spots in Jim’s life over the last several years. He talked endlessly about conversations and experiences you’ve all shared. He treasured each new discovery and enjoyed sharing what knowledge he could to help people enjoy metal detecting, and feel the joy of finding a new meteorite or golden nugget. We wish we knew each of your stories connected with Jim. You all meant so much to him. He was a big man with a bigger heart and he is greatly missed, especially by the three of us, his mother and his 3 grandchildren. Death is the lantern turning out because the dawn has appeared. As a friend said, “No more worry. Always rock hunting under orange desert dawn sky.” We just know that Jim, our beloved is looking for his next “out of this world” meteorite. Much love goes out to you all as you hold the memory of him in your hearts. We know he would want you to know how much you meant to him.
  2. This is Jim’s (“Paleface“) family - Sue (wife), Cindy (daughter) and Jim Jr.(son). Jim shared many of your posts with us over the years, especially in the last few months when you sent such supportive, heart warming encouragements and prayers to him. Thank you for that. And thanks to all of you who shared your love of rock hunting with him. As so many of you know he was a rock hound to the core - having spent his whole life around mines, collecting rocks, silversmith/jewelry making, metal detecting and searching for gold and meteorites. Jim died suddenly just before midnight Sunday, October 25, 2009. As you all know from his “Cancer Sucks” notification, he had been facing lung cancer head on. The fantastic news is that in the 8 weeks of radiation and chemo treatments, his monster tumor went from 8x7x6 cm to a 65% smaller version of 2.7 x 2.6 cm. Amazing, eh? Despite a few days of fatigue and a bit of throat irritation from the radiation, he surprisingly had little nausea and maintained a very positive attitude, a great appetite and kept every bit of his hair (minus a few unnoticeable moustache hairs). He felt so good that he decided to take a week’s travel with Sue to Colorado and Utah to visit family he hadn’t seen in many years and to see his childhood stomping grounds again. He thoroughly enjoyed the fall colors, reconnections to family and opportunity to see the area he grew up in once more. One of the days he was in altitude of 2 mile high Leadville, CO which made it difficult for him to breathe and when they returned to Kingman on October 20th he never quite felt himself again. Ultimately it was not the cancer that took him, but more likely a heart complication. He died at home quickly, without pain and suffering. We are so grateful for this because he was a proud man with lots of dignity and was able to keep every bit of it right until the end. Even the hangnail on his nose picking finger healed! Being part of your forums and get-togethers were bright spots in Jim’s life over the last several years. He talked endlessly about conversations and experiences you’ve all shared. He treasured each new discovery and enjoyed sharing what knowledge he could to help people enjoy metal detecting, and feel the joy of finding a new meteorite or golden nugget. We wish we knew each of your stories connected with Jim. You all meant so much to him. He was a big man with a bigger heart and he is greatly missed, especially by the three of us, his mother and his 3 grandchildren. Death is the lantern turning out because the dawn has appeared. As a friend said, “No more worry. Always rock hunting under orange desert dawn sky.” We just know that Jim, our beloved is looking for his next “out of this world” meteorite. Much love goes out to you all as you hold the memory of him in your hearts. We know he would want you to know how much you meant to him.
  3. Dammit Bob, :hmmmmm: What we gotta do..........Gorilla glue you down until that knee is totally healed??? I sure hope that it will mend on its own and you don't have to go thru another knee replacement. As far as the prostate goes, you just might have to cut back on your bordello attendance, brandy and coffee. Milk and anything else high in calcium is a prostate problem. The bordello and a gut full of brandy probably is high on the list as screw breakers. ;) Get well.........My friend, we got a some drift to drive and a couple shafts to sink, even if they be shallow ones........ Jim
  4. Ruben, Del and Mike Ruben, that is one beautiful chunk of space rock, I hope that it turns out to be one of the rare ones, I have never seen anything like it. Simply would have sent me to the nearest bushes to clean my britches to have made a find like that. Congratulations.... Thanks for your PM awhile back, I will answer it in private other than to say that ....Do not sell yourself short on patience with newcomers, you have instructed quite a few with great success. What you are doing with your video's, tributes and posts are just a continuation of the teaching that you may not think you are doing. Your posts on forums like this are needed and respected. Newer sell a newbie short, we were all newbies at one time. :unsure: (If you can pursue a fall in the snow somewhere, take Hopper along and look for yellow snow.... I am sure that you read about the yellow snow canine story on the Lost City, OK meteorite that was in an article on the List, the other day. Del, You are getting to be one heck of a meteorite hunter, I want to know more about your find at Rye Patch, John Wolfe was asking if you actually got a detector signal on it or eye balled it. Looking forward to seeing more great finds by you. Mike, Like Del, you are making some wonderful finds and I have admired the way that you hunt, low and slow and don't seem to miss a thing when getting serious about griding an area. You and Paul just flat out impressed me with your finds at GB a couple years ago in an area that I figured was hunted out by John B. back in the 90's. I am not a lake hunter, got poor eye sight, and have a hard time standing up on flat ground. My kind of meteorite hunting if fine tuned for undulating terrain and numerous rocks under foot. So therefore I have enjoyed reading about and seeing the many finds that all of you have made on the dry lake beds. Good luck to all of you on the new cold find strewn field. Hope more material is found. Jim
  5. Max, Sure hope that you had a super 74th Birthday. If your worrying about hair, I still have some left on the sides of my head and when this Chemo makes it fall out, I will gather it up and make you a small toupee if you so desire..... I am keeping my gold teeth and the upper plate still fits, so your outta luck there......... Take care, my friend......... Jim
  6. Denny, Hope that you had a wonderful Birthday, 47 is prime time................over the hill is just around the corner, but then your only as old as you feel and I hope you feel young forever. Jim
  7. All Here is wishing all you Rye Patchers one heck of a good outing. I am almost tempted to miss a few radiation and Chemo treatments just to get a slice of Maureen's cornbread casserole. Since I have to miss out on the shin-dig, I did the next best thing....... Bought a quarter ounce of Rye patch gold from John Wolfe, the other day. Sure is pretty stuff, took him 3 months to crumb it with his Gold Bug II, while looking for meteorites. Hope that everyone has a safe and productive outing....... Jim
  8. insurgentsa, There is also another possibility that what you have is Blast Furnace Slag, What Fred mentioned would fit into this catagory. Notice the reddish surface tinge on your specimen and also the surface glaze. Check out these links............. http://www.turnstone.ca/mets.htm http://meteorites.wustl.edu/meteorwrongs/m026.htm Jim
  9. Hey Frank, :raspberry: 57, Wow, you are getting to be an old relic....................... :chowtime: have a big chunk of cake and a bowl of Icecream or Irish Cream, which ever tickles ur fancy..... :unsure: :zapped: Enjoyed visiting with you at the MPA meeting. Happy Birthday my friend, :whoopie: many many more will follow.......... Jim
  10. Martin, I pray that you and yours are safe and continue to be safe from the fire dangers in your area. Just living with the fear every year has got to create a super sized ulcer. Hope all is well, my friend........... Jim
  11. Chris, Hope that your day was a great one and that there are many more to follow. May the gold gods smile upon you and help you find a nice chevron at the Rye Patch outing...... :luck: Jim
  12. All you space rock chasers, please read my post over on the Gold Nugget Shooting Forum. You are the greatest bunch of friends that any person could ask for............ Jim
  13. To all my wonderful and very thoughtful friends on this great forum. :wubu: :yourock: I want you all to know that I have appreciated all your kind thoughts and prayers. The many posts, PM's and phone calls that I have received have kept my spirits high. This is the hardest post that I have ever had to make on any subject......... Several months ago I went in for an update on my heart medications and to see why I had a cough that was getting annoying. An xray showed a mass on the right lung, a follow up Cat-scan showed that the mass was around 3" in diameter. A needle biopsy was done and that indicated that the mass contained non small cell-large cell malignant carcinoma cancer cells. A Pet scan was done last week and it showed that the lymph nodes in the general area are also affected. I have been advised that the cancer is in stage 3B and is totally inoperable due to both the size of the tumor and the fact that the lymph nodes are involved. My 30 % ejection factor on my heart would also prevent surgery. I will have heart tests this coming week and also tests with reference to radiation and chemotherapy. The heart might limit my ability to tolerate chemo. Prognosis is slim. Heart doctor says the weight must come off so that the heart does not have to work so hard..... Cancer doctor says eat everything in sight to keep the weight up. Am down 30 pounds in the past 2 1/2 months, eating anything I want. :zapped: 30 years of smoking is listed as the cause, even though I quit the darn things 23 years ago. Could be that I breathed a little to much gold and meteorite dust. I have a good attitude and a heaping helpin of friends and family behind me....... About all a fella could ask for in life...... Jim P.S. And to top that off, I got a darn hang nail on my nose picking finger........... :;):
  14. Fred, (Thirst) and probably a couple pretty good hangovers....... That is exactly what I thought when I first spotted those bottles, they were just barely sticking up thru the sand at that time. Jim
  15. Arch, Congratulations on your wise choice of an entry level prospecting detector. The GMT is my favorite VLF detector and it has served me well. I purchased one of the first ones to hit the market and it is still running like a charm and I have not found anything that would or could replace it. I am not aware of any books that have been published that relate to the GMT exclusively. There are several books written by Larry Sallee, ZIP ZIP....Mastering Your Nugget Detector (Revised Edition), 1996 and ZIP ZIP.... The Advanced Course, 1997. The Complete Unabridged Zip Zip came out later and is a combined and updated version of the first two books. All of these books relate to the Whites GM series of detectors, especially those that existed when the books were written. The information in these books is very good and can be applied to the GMT. I highly recommend the (Revised Edition) to anyone wanting to master the Whites GM detectors. Check out the recent listing for one of the books here on Nuggetshooter classifieds...... http://www.nuggetshooter.ipbhost.com/index...showtopic=15552 There is also some information on Testing the GMT by Larry Sallee at this link...... http://whiteselectronics.net/calif/Field_report_gmt.htm As far as the GMT DVD, just go to this link and you can view all 6 instructional videos. Good information and if you view them several times, you will be up to speed in no time. http://whiteselectronics.com/videos/gmt-instruction.html Also more information on the GMT here, you can download a manual if needed........... http://whiteselectronics.com/gmt.html Hope that this helps you out....... Jim
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