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Sorry to hear about his passing  .

He had a presentation at our club meeting about a year ago  . Was glad to meet the living legend at that time .

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Sorry to hear the news.

Thank you Sir for sharing all your knowledge.

Dear Lord, Please take care of the wonderful and thoughtful man we in the prospecting community were so blessed to have and please ease the pain in the hearts of his family and friends.  In Jesus name -Amen.

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A genuinely helpful person, seriously dedicated to educating and enlightening others about detecting for gold, great guy to talk to, one that will truly be missed.

All the best,


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I knew I should have checked this thread more frequently.

It’s been close to 25 years since I first met Jim, and at least 15 since I last saw him. He was easily the kindest man I have ever met. He was more eager to teach than I was to learn, and I was extremely eager to learn. We rode to many hunts together, and I listened intently to all he could offer on those long drives. He loaned me his Tesoro Diablo on hunts so many times that many people thought it was mine. The plastic coffee cup he gave me to sort dirt with is one of my most prized possessions. I may have forgotten much of what he taught me, but I’ll never forget him. 

Thank you, Jim, for everything you shared with me. My life is far better just for having known you. Rest well, friend.

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I guess I should frequent this forum more often. I know this news is over a year old but it's new to me as I haven't been on here in a while. I had the pleasure once of meeting Jim near Randsburg for a few hours of detecting one Saturday back in the mid 2000s. I think he sat me down about three different times not just to rest but to also fill my head with the geology and history of that area. He sure had a lot of information in that head of his, and he wasn't stingy in the least about sharing any of it. RIP Jim.

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