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  Do they really fire live artillery at ATV riders, motorcyclists and electric bicycles as the signs imply?

One of these days we will see little stick-man prospectors under one of them red circles.

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Haha,  no, the area is several miles behind the area that used to be a training base during the world wars. I'm guessing they did training excercises with live artillery in the area 60+ years ago so they feel the need to post it. By that logic shouldn't pretty much all of Europe have a sign?

I'm of the opinion that if it didn't explode fresh and slamming into the ground it probably won't  from my gentle digging 60+ years later. If I get myself blown up someday I give you all permission to make fun of me without feeling bad.  I'd have it coming!

Edit to add- was just reading up on it, they actually stopped using it as a training base in 1919, so very old. But during/after the fires that burned the hills in 1997 they found live 75mm shells.

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There are some similar signs in the Arizona deserts near Quartzsite which warns you to stay on the road.

Mitchel

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In Quartzsite, what did the sign say for the reason to stay on the road?

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The signs say unexploded ordnance, live ammo field or something like that.  I'll have to look it up.

 

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Still today in SouthWest Kentucky where Fort Knox is you can't go in without singing a paper that you can't hold the USA for anything that happens to you. They still have drills for Army. I have deer hunted there and there is some trees that look like they have been hit by a boom that makes tooth picks out of them. There is still live amo in the mud that can kill you. 

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Yeah, current unexploded ordnance I'd worry about enough not to be digging stuff up. 100 year old stuff, not so much.

Really I shouldn't be digging up artillery shells looking for gold anyway.  I'd like to think I could tell it was too big to be gold. This ain't Australia. 

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11 hours ago, Lacky said:

This ain't Australia.

It used to be!  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangaea

 

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Yeah, that's just weird.

I tell people quite often that our modern history has occurred during a exceptionally stable 2000-3000 years. Normal for the planet is constant gradual change, with periodic big sudden change. Even if we suddenly got it together and stopped the whole global warming mess (we won't,  we'll just keep talking about it) people should really get used to the idea anyway. Earth is in constant change, always has been. It just happens slow enough we dont see it.

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