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Heck Jim, not only did ya help me learn to find gold, but also shared the urge to teach others....

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Bill...This is a great complement; coming from you it really is heartfelt.

You do so much to help others such as pinning this sub-forum we are

now communicating on. You are especially noted for your unique ability to be

understanding and friendly over the many past years in dealing with negative

posters back when it was somewhat common for some posters to "vent" for

various reasons. jim

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Howdy All... this forum has been quite lately... I thought I would

stimulate some activity by mentioning that over the years, the miners

added ore to the mine dump instead of loading and shipping it to

the smelter. Even by hand sorting rich clusters of ore were added to

the mine dump

It was found later that some of the material on the dump after the

mine shut down contained coarse native gold. This was a fairly common

occurrence about 100 years ago in Humboldt County Nevada.

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Jim,

In your wanderings, have you ever done any prospecting in the Oriental Wash/Gold Point, Nevada area?

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Yes but it was many years ago. jim

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Good to see you are still kicking Jim! Around Christmas/New Year holiday season, I came across someone on a forum from the general area of your local prospecting grounds. Then asked him if he ever ran into Jim Straight out prospecting. Kind of funny, the answer was about talking to an older guy named Jim, gave a description including estimated height. That's when I checked your profile to see if the person was you he met. Your avatar looked like to him the person, so must be Jim Straight he met. I'll be turning 60 years in March, to see you getting out there yet Jim makes me feel there can be quite a few good years left.

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Red_desert I absolutely deny it was me... Everyone who knows me personally or

on the forums knows has been a longtime habit of mine to not let strangers

know me, so I do not get busted in the nose for stealing their girl friend or

even their wife; or welching out and not paying my bar bills for breaking up

the mirrors at Helga's Bar in Randsburg when I'm drunken Rampage.

Yep, I know my drinking cheap whiskey, smoking Bull Durum tobaccy, have taken

a toll on my longevity, and as you are young enough to be one of my kids, if you

promise to avoid my bad habits I'm sure you will be active with at least 40

more great and active years.

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:yesss::ROFL::arrowheadsmiley::thumbsupanim good folks last forever in our hearts-respect as always o sage of the mining kind-John :old:

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Hey Jim -

Are you planning to make it to the Pomona GPAA show in a few weeks?

Ever finish that magazine article you were working on?

Hope all is going well with you.

I lost my father in law a week ago - as my wife and I have been married 36 years, I'd known him a long time. We were at his bedside here in Reno when he passed. I did take him with me on a couple short prospecting trips back in the day when he was in better shape and he enjoyed it.

So enjoy life and get out to have some fun.

Chris

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Red_desert I absolutely deny it was me... Everyone who knows me personally or

on the forums knows has been a longtime habit of mine to not let strangers

know me, so I do not get busted in the nose for stealing their girl friend or

even their wife; or welching out and not paying my bar bills for breaking up

the mirrors at Helga's Bar in Randsburg when I'm drunken Rampage.

Yep, I know my drinking cheap whiskey, smoking Bull Durum tobaccy, have taken

a toll on my longevity, and as you are young enough to be one of my kids, if you

promise to avoid my bad habits I'm sure you will be active with at least 40

more great and active years.

:thumbsupanim Still kicking....

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Chris ... Sorry to hear about your father in law ... I didn't know. May he rest in piece!

Mike F

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Chris... I'm sorry about you father-in-law. Please give your wife (Nanette?)

as I best remember her name my condolences as it really hurts to lose your father.

I intend to go to the Pomona show as last year with Mike Lucas. My article is on hold

as I'm busy with many other projects.

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Happy belated Birthday Mike Furness... jim

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Hoser you really are fun to know... and my Full Respect you have... jim

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Thank you Jim ... Trying to catch up to you ... hope I don't make it as that means we are both here! :4chsmu1::old:

Working on 68 now ... but then again I am not rushing it! :D

Mike F

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Hi Jim -

I look forward to seeing you at the Pomona show.

It should be fun as always.

You are correct that my wife's name is Nanette.

Best wishes to you, and I'll see you soon.

Chris

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Howdy All... Thanks for posting. Today there is too much negativity throughout the world it is

great to be on this forum exchanging both kind and friendly, and also informational; such as the

2016 Fairplex Pomona GPAA Gold and Treasure show.

Hey Chris, please help me out on this, I understand it will be in building 6, the same place as last

year... The dates are Saturday 2/20 and Sunday 2/21. Also as Associate Editor, you

will be there representing the ICMJ, and also one of the speakers.

Now I'm uncertain and need your help. There will also be the show a number of industry representatives

such Kevin Hogland, Bill Southern, James McCulloch, and about 5-6 more... could you wave your magic

wand, and correct me if/n I misspelled Kevins or James last names wrong. and fill us all in on the details

of this southern California based show as some of the southern California forum readers by knowing the

list of speakers may change their mind and decide to attend. Also save my skin by posting on Robs

sub-forum as we both have over the many past years... :D Mackay was Miner.... jim

their minds and go

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Hey Chris if you see this, can you add to my upcoming events regarding the Pomona gold and treasure show

which will be on the 20th and 21st of this month... I plan on going on Saturday the 20th as I did

last year and still pushing my wheel chair as it makes a great wheeled walker and I can also sit in it

when I need to... Mike will be my ride as last year... Mackay was a Miner... jim

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Tomorrow is the Pomona Gold show and Bill Southern is a speaker there. As we all

aware Bill is educator, a dedicated teacher and will not point or hand you gold;

but will show you the ways to speedup finding the gold akin to handing a fisherman

a pole to find many fish rather than handing you just one fish. If you miss Bill

at Pomona next week he will be speaking at Vegas and later at Phoenix... jim

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Thank you Jim for the always kind words and remember you created me Hahaha..... Good to see you yesterday and will be back in a couple hours to do another seminar. Good to see you in the front row my long time friend and with a big smile.

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Bill all I did was hand you a reel for your fishing pole. You skillfully

have caught the fish... Bill, words fail me for all the, Good Words which you and

Kevin honored me that morning at the seminar.

I'm truly Humbled that so many attendees at the Pomona gold show remember me.

At 86+ I'm a living antique that has, as an example used a SCR-625H Military Anti-tank

landmine detector during ROTC Basic Training back in 1953; then later as an "Electronic

Prospector," a phrase coined by Mr. Kenneth White.

I started detecting for placer gold first with a "metal-mineral" BFO in the early 1960's.

Now I marvel at you knowledge and your folksy presentation at the seminars.

You and Kevin make a great team with your wiliness to freely share your knowledge... jim

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Bill what I'm trying to say and continue to say it badly, but at my age

I'm on my way out. I've had my 15 seconds of fame years ago... My day is past.

I liken myself as a caboose on a train... Thus when you and Kevin honored me

in your folksy presentation it really touched me deeply as it could be my last

one; not that I plan on going soon as that is up to the Lord, so you and Kevin

really "twanged my heart strings." ... jim

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15 seconds of fame :th: more like 50 years of admiration, respect and a great man helping spread the word as our most honest and trusted Diplomat to the unminers world also. Your great wisdom will live on forever in the library of congress by your great books. :old: good laugh as in 61 I got my Tandy Craft bfo kit from Heathkit to make my first detector. Sure beat pushing that screen machine I made through the beach sands at the piers in the south bay-nothing but respect as always sir-tons a au 2 u 2-John

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Thank you Jim, but you and your willingness to share information was on of the main reasons I stuck with this game.... In a way you are the creator of this nugget shooter.... Keep up the good work and you will always be a dear friend.

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Thank you all, especially Bill who has pinned this 'jim straight here' which has

been full of tidbits of knowledge. So Bill you are 'the man' that is allowing all

of us to 'spread the word'. So everyone keep this forum full of good information.

As good Stewards of Earth we all know to be sure to backfill our dig-holes and to

respect the critters while we are are out on the claim as it is their home... jim

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