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Dirt was obviously cleared on the right bank for some reason.  I would start there.  :)

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3 hours ago, Andyy said:

Dirt was obviously cleared on the right bank for some reason.  I would start there.  :)

Is that what that is Andyy..? Phewww..! Good eyes, better than mine at least..

I was havin' a real problem tryin' to figure out how tall the creature is with just the one imprint showin'.. I feel better about Rick headin' back out there now, cos you know how cranky them sentrys get after a few hundred years without so much as a day off much less any vacay time, right..? :yikes::WOW:

Swamp

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I've been in the claw and cholla.  It is my contention that is what makes cowboys and cowgirls tough in Arizona.  It ain't the horses and cows!

The THOUGHT of pulling a lot of that stuff out of a hand, foot, arm, leg, etc is PAINFUL.  Then you still have to do it!

Mitchel

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Hey Jen, if you find a pick out there with reflector tape on it... it's mine ... LOL.  Well it was mine :)   I lost it the first week I got it.  Set it down a bit too long.  I hate getting old and forgetful.  :grr01:

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22 hours ago, jjbond said:

Sorry to hear that, my mom passed away a week ago, I feel your loss.

As to the being out alone, that's all I ever am out there, I love it that way.. you just have to be careful of the possible danger..... :ph34r: I just spent the day on Vulture Mine today and had the poop scared out of me by someone trying to help me dig a target..... I don't know spideeees but it was huge and sure looked like a Tare Un Toooooola to me... ZOYKES!!!!

Oh... and watch out for cat claw... they just bounce right down your arm leaving drain holes along the way..shees

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Hey Jen, I was down around Bumble Bee today and ended up with "Arizona Red-racing stripes" like yours (on the same for-arm too).  kind of bled like-a-stuck-hog.  Put a bit of camphorated oil on it, and it stopped the bleeding real quick.  That taranchula is a Texas brown.  They are harmless.  I had a couple of them for pets in an aquarium.   I don't worry about them, but what I really keep my eyes open for is the scorpions that are very abundant out there.  They scurry out whenever you move large rocks and boulders.  The bark scorpions are very poisonous.  I was stung by a scorpion on my right little pinky finger when I was very young, and I have had, and still have a "zero-tolerance" for arachnids of that type to this day.  If I even see them move,:ROFL: I either smack them with a shovel or the nearest rock.  Gary   

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10 minutes ago, jjbond said:

Thanks for the info....... glad to know it was harmless... he sure was furry....  cute in a way.

How's the detecting up at Bumble, any good or is it more high banker, dredge country.. it's REAL close to me and I've had my fill of Little (Gold) San Domingo for a while..haha

"High banker and dredge country"?????????????????  You must be thinking of California, or Canada?????  There's not enough water for a high banker, nor a dredge around Bumble Bee.  It remains bone-dry about 80% of the year.  

I like the area between Bumble Bee and Cleater, as the whole area is composed of a rust-red-stained decomposed granite substrata, with many quartz outcroppings, and black-hot-rocks that just pop up out of nowhere.  The whole valley had been hit hard by the early VLF-swingers of the day, so most of the easy-big-stuff is gone.  The Roadrunner's have many claims down in that valley; and although most have been heavily-hammered, you can still find gold on them,......."if you know what you are doing".  Seems to me I heard that you had become a member of the Roadrunners club???  Check out their maps (claims) around Bumble Bee, and those on the way to Cleater.  Gary 

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4 hours ago, Old Tom said:

Hey Andy, why do you put reflector tape on it?  :brows:

  Old Tom

4 hours ago, Au Seeker said:

I'm guessing so that the person that finds it later could see it better! :idunno:

Yeah, I did that for the next person, because that's just the kind of guy I am.   Well, I was hoping the reflector tape would help me if I did lose it.  I spent an hour looking for that sucker.

My new one has reflector tape AND a phone number ... :P    (not that it really matters...)

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1 hour ago, jjbond said:

I'll keep a lookout for it..... I stumbled across this today at LSD, luckily timing was in my favour on this one..

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I run into more snakes during the day than on my night hikes.  I totally would have thought the opposite.  Just not the case.  At least for me. (knock on wood) :4chsmu1:

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When I was a kid a neighbor would pull multi ounce nuggets from around the Cleator area with a dredge so it's possible to dredge up there. I dredge down here in SE AZ during monsoon season as well. 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Desertpilot said:

When I was a kid a neighbor would pull multi ounce nuggets from around the Cleator area with a dredge so it's possible to dredge up there. I dredge down here in SE AZ during monsoon season as well. 

 

 

I dredged in the Bradshaw's on Oak Creek and did well. Most people think you need a lot of water to dredge. Not so. All it takes is just a tiny trickle from a spring and a dam to get started. Then you just work your way down the creek. But unlike other areas, it takes much longer for the gold to replenish itself, if at all.

Just out of curiosity, did anyone here ever know Paul DuBois? He was an old prospector who lived in the Bradshaw's. Very knowledgeable guy.

 

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14 hours ago, jjbond said:

Yummmmy, sounds like good sniping territory..

It looks like GREAT country..

 

I like at 4:05 where the woman who is guiding him puts her hands on her head.  LOL.  Many times when I am 4Wheeling my wife, she will want to get out of the truck .. thinking we're going roll or something.  That's how I know we picked a good route :p

As for the gold ... I am learning that everywhere can have big gold.  I used to think of the east bradshaws as only having small gold.  Not true.

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15 hours ago, Andyy said:

 

Yeah, I did that for the next person, because that's just the kind of guy I am.   Well, I was hoping the reflector tape would help me if I did lose it.  I spent an hour looking for that sucker.

My new one has reflector tape AND a phone number ... :P    (not that it really matters...)

I always paint my stuff with florescent orange sign paint.  Even put a red flag on  my GPS in case it falls out of my pocket. Thats how I got this one.....someone lost it, was almost brand new at the time :)

That guy in the vid. has the patience of JOB!   Oooh eet steep over here!

Tom

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5 hours ago, jjbond said:

Is it legal to detect inside Prescott National Forest (the area around Cleator) or is it like the Lake Mead area where if you even get caught with a detector in your truck inside the boundary you're in trouble?

Jen

It appears that you can metal detect unless it's an excluded area.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3812806.pdf

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44 minutes ago, Au Seeker said:

It appears that you can metal detect unless it's an excluded area.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3812806.pdf

Thank you kind sir.....did some searching on the forums and figured out a bit more as well... as long as you leave the trash, brass, lead, shotgun shells, tin cans (artifacts) and only are collecting nuggets, you're fine.. thanks again....crazy

Jen

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