While looking at this online book I saw a sketch of the San Bernardino meteorite. The report was published in 1883!
Hello, my father lives in SW Utah and I would love to take him nugget shooting somewhere. He is 100% disabled from Vietnam and he can use the shovel as a cane for a while and I am usually his “digger” and pinpointer guy 🙂
So I was hoping for some info on where I he and I could go nugget hunting, with my Orx in either Az or southern Utah, Nv.
So we can plan a trip together (researching and reading will give him something to do) 🙂
He doesn’t have many years left where he can even get around on his own, so any input would be great, thanks in advance
A few months ago I suggested I was keen to get a copy of Reese's 'Nugget Shooter's Field Guide' but the shipping to Australia was a killer.
Fellow forum member Chuck (aka Ridge Runner) took it upon himself to purchase a copy, reached out for my address and posted it to me.
What followed was a comical travel itinerary of Chicago to Japan to Chicago to Sydney (actually in Australia!! 🤣) to Chicago to San Antonio to Chicago to Japan...and then for about the last 3 weeks...nothing 😳 I was starting to think that maybe it had travelled one leg too far and it had really lost its way.
Until today, when it just turned up in the letterbox without any tracking notifications from within Australia. Who cares, it's here!! 🥳 🎉
So, thank you Chuck. Your kind gesture is truly appreciated. And thank you for providing your return address. I know you have asked nothing in return but my friend, when the right thing comes along that is commensurate to my appreciation it will most certainly be making its way to you. And thank you for the hand written note 😊
This is the second time in the past few months that several forum members (Chuck and a few from the Prospecting Australia site) have been very kind and giving. Information, helping and kindness are the great components of these forums and is something we can all aim for.
Thanks again Chuck 🙏
Now, I've got some reading to do!!
By Cascade Steven
As I continue my research into bucket dredge tailings areas I am trying to find maps showing at least the general locations of these tailings as they occur in various states. After many hours of internet research I have found environmental reports, state park reports, and scientific studies on individual sites. I have also found an old report for the state of Oregon with a page size map. However I have not yet found a comprehensive map of at least the general location of all dredge tailings for any of the individual western states (other than Oregon). Nor have I found a comprehensive map of all of the dredge tailings in the western U.S. Do such maps (or books for that matter) exist for either the states or the western U.S.? Just curious if I had missed something (maybe even the obvious) or if I was blessed with the opportunity to create such a document from scratch? Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions.
I’ve been curious about using the Bureau of Land Management’s MLRS site https://mlrs.blm.gov/s/ to figure out where to go detect on open lands in heavily claimed areas, and I’ve noticed that it does show some “active claims” on the maps highlighted with red crosshatching, but it doesn’t show “active claims” in other areas at all. It’s strange because the map key includes a code for active load and active placer claims, in addition to closed ones. I’ve heard that it’s because BLM hasn’t caught up on the records yet, but does anyone know why otherwise? I hope it becomes available because that would be a wonderful feature instead of having to get records from their offices.