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lotsa luck last won the day on April 15 2018

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  1. The only way short of DNA to tell the difference between a Western and a Mohave is certainly not looking at its tail or color. I once made a living catching them... Two large scales connecting its eyes are a Mohave, so many small scales you are unable able to count and its a Western species of which there are numerous. Really doesn't matter unless bitten which I have been 3 times.
  2. It's Lead most likely from my experience, certainly not native silver. Still a cool unique find. Edit... Galena is a better description. While dredging we find about 75% of chunky heavies Galena. Some bullet frag's and mostly natural.
  3. I believe the feed rate should be quicker and the jig should hold more heavies before being loaded up. An improved way to feed the jig is needed though.
  4. Congrat's on the patent and I hope you prosper with it. I also know the PINTA of the patent process and have 4. Made decent money on one of them. That being said, looking at your drawings that are well done to describe the item I instantly saw a way to vastly improve its efficiency with no additional parts or power needs. I could see this a likely large improvement over the current drywasher.
  5. I dredged up an 18" iron skillet about 15 years ago, it was under about 5 feet of overburden and just above bedrock in the hard pack layer. Used it at camp for several years then brought it home and the wife "cleaned" it. Surface rusted the poor old thing badly. After explaining cast iron to her and finally getting it again seasoned its still our favorite cooking pan. The claim goes back to early WWII when it was first inhabited so pretty sure thats when it was left to near to the creek. No markings on it anywhere to determine its maker etc.
  6. To address you original posting... A trash pump does not have the pressure to run that nozzle unless your sluice is almost the same level as the material you are dredging. As the hole deepens you will lose lift and suction fast. Look for a pressure pump, youll be much happier.
  7. I pass one to two stones every year. Mine are the more rare iron stones and the last one I passed in october was 8mm. That one took a few weeks of on and off symptoms. Have done this for 34 years now.
  8. That gold looks like stuff I've found before. You need to spend a day over my way soon, before it gets hotter.
  9. Yesterday I put out about 1/3rd of the garden plants to make more room in the grow room. They are just out growing the hydroponics way to fast in the room and we have no more space under the lights. Heck I'm harvesting chile's and peppers inside already. Hope we don't get any more frosts this year and the long range outlook looks good.
  10. I formed a bowl when I dug it out that drains into the 24" dry well that goes through the caliche so drainage should be good.
  11. Here are some of my current cherry tomatoes outside. Had over 100 getting ripe but listened to the news weather dude and didn't cover them one night when I should have. Lost 4 plants dang it. The other is my small hydro setup I made for testing various ways. Currently doing flood and drain 3 times daily, the sprouts are all just over 1 week old, the far right tomato was purchased and then stripped of soil and put into the system to test its growth.
  12. I like the tower idea a lot but I would also make it rotate by hand or very slowly powered so all side get equal sun in order to be most effective.
  13. I started a small salsa garden late last year and while pretty successful I wasn't as happy with it as I wanted so this year it's going way beyond. Aside from plant holdovers from last year I jack hammered out 20 yards of nasty clay/caliche soil, dug short drywells and sloped the pit bottoms for drainage then brought in custom blended soil made here in Phoenix for vegetable growing. Currently have a small custom hydroponics setup for starting plants and wow does this ever grow them fast. 6 variety's of tomato and 14 of peppers including Native variety's to Arizona and close by states. Since its still technically illegal to have a garden in the front yard here in Phx, mine is considered an art project with laser cut mountain borders and custom lighting. All the mountains are from pictures I took while prospecting around the state. Luckily for me my grandson likes to help.
  14. And when they put the new bridge up they removed my sign reading "No ice fishing". It stood many years though and we laughed each time we passed it.
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