By Clay Diggins
I know a lot of you are waiting for the new updated Land Matters Mining Claims Maps. That update should have been available on Monday but the BLM is having some technical difficulties with its Secure Transfer Server and we have been unable to update the active mining claims information on our maps.
Our contact at the BLM says the problem has been identified and should be corrected tonight. We should be able to access the data in the morning.
I know this is a critical map update for a lot of our users. I'll post here as soon as the maps are updated.
About six inches down in the ankle-deep surf. It's very thin and worn almost beyond recognition. But it's obviously old, round and silver, and it was found on a treasure coast beach. You can almost make out a date on one side, 1720-something...if you hold it at just the right angle in bright light. One side is completely gone...as in slick as a billiard ball. The yellowish coin is a modern US dime. Anybody have any ideas?
By Steve Herschbach
Gold Prospecting with a VLF Metal Detector by Dave Johnson
Chief Designer, First Texas Products & Fisher Research Labs
March 2010 Edition
This book explains how to use a VLF metal detector for finding gold. The author has nearly 30 years’ experience in the metal detector industry working for several different companies, and designed several of the most popular “gold machines” on the market. These include the Tesoro Lobo, White's GMT and MXT, and of course the Fisher Gold Bug and Gold Bug 2. Although the product emphasis is on the machines currently “Made in El Paso”, the features of competitors’ machines are also discussed. This booklet is useful no matter what brand of metal detector you use.
pdf download 29 pages http://www.fisherlab.com/Hobby/davejohnson/DavesGoldbook-reders.pdf
ready to print booklet version http://www.fisherlab.com/Hobby/davejohnson/DavesGoldbook-printer.pdf
You can find this and many more useful free books on this website at the Metal Detecting & Prospecting Library
I just finished reading "The Civil War Writings" by this man. If you are a civil war relic hunter I think these personal memoirs of A. Bierce might have some excellent leads to locations. One his duties was battle field cartographer ...
he does not glorify war at all
Steve, not sure which forum you fit this too...if any.
By Steve Herschbach
Welcome to the Bureau of Land Management(BLM), General Land Office (GLO) Records Automation web site. We provide live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1820 and the present. We also have images related to survey plats and field notes, dating back to 1810. Due to organization of documents in the GLO collection, this site does not currently contain every Federal title record issued for the Public Land States.
This site is going to eat up a vast amount of my time!