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  1. Works like a charm, thanks for the tip Steve.
  2. We didn't have bad flooding, but the river did close Highway 96 which follows the Klamath River near where I live.
  3. Great work guys. It's more than just a good deed, it has the potential to be a life saving act.
  4. For the price how could you go wrong? The laugh alone is worth a dollar.
  5. That was a great find Steve, thanks for posting it. This should be required reading for every precious metals investor. But then the "dream" would vanish for those who cannot get past the concept of fabulous riches to be had for just a few bucks more. As I read through this article I could see some experiences I have had with some of the nefarious methods described. I vividly remember trying to work with mine owners who knew nothing about proper, time tested methods for evaluating ore. I am not a scientist, but I do know that there are certain protocols that cannot be ignored. There are assaying methods that do work when done by reputable labs and there are correct and incorrect methods of prospecting and sampling that can lead to honest evaluations or just palin scams. Some mine owners only interest is in attracting investors by any means possible. Some of these owners live for years off of investor money, never actually producing even an ounce of gold. There is another level of deceit to produce more money above the actual ore/assay schemes and that is where the owner needs to continually buy and sell recovery systems/equipment of an ever increasing dollar value. This scheme depends on being able to convince investors that different recovery equipment is needed on a continual basis, supposedly because of the extreme difficulty in recovering microscopic gold. The investor has fronted money for purchase of recovery equipment, plus expenses, received nothing in return, yet is convinced that with more money to buy different (better) equipment he will realize his profit. On the buying end the owner will convince the owner of the equipment he needs to sell for a "promise" of payment in gold at a vastly reduced price. This effectively induces the seller to give away his equipment for a promise. The mine owner then pockets the difference between what he got from his investor and what the new equipment costs, which is zero. It is amazing that these types of investor fraud can go on indefinitely without investors wising up at some point. One would think that eventually word would get around the investment community. But I guess P.T. Barnum was right, "there is a sucker born every minute".
  6. When I was still in Alaska it was my experience that when it got extremely cold in Alaska, it warmed up down here. And conversely when it was warm in Alaska in winter, it got a lot colder down here. It seems like the jet stream shifts and carries the cold front with it.
  7. There is a down side to this method. When I still lived n Alaska i operated in the same way and with the same reasoning. "Why, I was so far out there and no one ever went this far. Never saw anyone else so why file a claim and alert people to where I was getting gold?" This was 20 miles upriver from the nearest road, only access was an air boat because the river was so shallow. The problem I had with this method is that there are guys out there that are pros, they know what they are doing and how to do it. I found out the hard way that one of these pros flew in, miles above where I worked and took the summer to walk the river back to civilization, sampling all the way. He found where I had been working and checked the land status, of course he found that it was not claimed, so he claimed it. He was a prospector, miner and geologist. He was also a gentleman of the highest caliber. I went to talk to him when I found he had claimed where I had worked and he generously offered to let me dredge there whenever I liked.
  8. The Klamath is high, fast and muddy but not over the banks. We had three days of snow and rain, it left two feet on the ground.. No power for three days either.
  9. Rain was light but steady for the last two days and nights. Temps have been good enough to melt snow, even overnight. We had a 24 hour power outage Wednesday through Thursday. Then Friday night the temps dropped off to six degrees, water lines froze up. I hate working on water lines when it's that cold, I thought I left all that behind when I left Alaska. Our forecast for the week is rain and higher temps. The Klamath is rising, but nothing dramatic so far. That could all change with week long rain and melting snow up high.
  10. I have two feet of snow in my yard on the level here on the Klamath River. It snowed this morning and turned to rain this afternoon. 2005 was the last real high water on the Klamath. I guess we do have the potential for flooding if it rains all week as predicted and especially if the snow pack melts to add to it. As of right now the river is a bit below normal for this time of year.
  11. Klunker, it has always been my understanding that getting a lump of coal was because you were a bad boy.
  12. Chris, I have never been accused of being a genius, but your explanation of this process doesn't make sense to me. Common sense tells me that simply pouring water over the unclean hand will not remove the residue. that would seem to leave only two other options. 1. pour the water, then rub with the other hand. 2. Swish the left hand around in the water until clean. Both seem unsanitary, but then the whole concept of using the hand is unsanitary too. Steve, if my posts in this thread are dragging the thread too far off subject, please just delete them.
  13. Well, at least I know its not my eyes.....By the way, my left hand is ok too. For me TP is right up there with fire and the wheel, all invented for the betterment of society.
  14. I can't find the TP Chris. I even enlarged the photo and still can't see it. Must be old age, but the doc says there is nothing wrong with my eyes.
  15. This idea may work well for you Steve. As you know I originally had seven forums on my board. But my board was quite different from yours in that, the forums on the board were totally unrelated to each other. This created a problem for me eventually because members were of all different interests, hunting, fishing, trapping prospecting, I even had one for the Alaska State Troopers. People would register, come back a few times and then never return. The only forum that kept going was the prospecting forum, so I started deleting forums that there was no interest in. I am down to four right now and the only one that gets any use is the prospecting forum. I will most likely narrow it down to just the prospecting forum. Your idea I believe will work well because the whole board is geared toward metal detecting. The proposed changes would serve to appeal to members that focus on certain aspects of metal detecting, which was mentioned in this very thread. Two of your members on this thread have already said that they do not nugget shoot, but like to come for other aspects of metal detecting that they are interested in. So "forum specific" forums on one board would appeal to those members that are only interested in one aspect of metal detecting. Also, having specific forums listed on one board may help with search engine optimization. I didn't mean to write a book here, but your idea brought back memories of my original idea for my board, which you were a moderator of. So I knew you would understand the workings of both ideas.