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LipCa last won the day on January 27 2017

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  1. I would have thought maybe a day would have long enough for the edit feature? I usually edit within about 15 minutes.
  2. My wallet stays in my pocket while detecting. In almost 60 years of having a wallet, I've yet to lose it. As for keys, I carry two sets in my pockets and one elsewhere that is accessible. In the water, wallet stays dry in vehicle most of the time. And I always place a visibly empty box of cartridges on the dash.
  3. If they are "hard" floats, I wouldn't think you would have to put any air in them? I never did in many years of dredging.....
  4. I think a "Notice of Intent" (NOI) that Jim is referring too is different than a "Notice of Intent to Hold Mining Claim" (Probably incorrectly referred to as NOI?) As Clay stated for the first year of location: "The federal mining claims year ends on August 31 so if you located your claim before September 1st you will still have to pay or submit a small miners certificate. If you submitted a small miner's waiver certificate at the BLM before September 1st you will need to record an Notice of Intent to Hold Mining Claim with the County Recorder before your State mandated deadline.* A copy of that Intent to Hold must be filed along with the $10 fee per claim at the BLM State office on or before December 30 of the same year"
  5. I took a torch and cut both sides off on mine. That guy you(Jin) saw stole my idea.
  6. As Fred and Reno said, test some of the soil. Easiest way is to pan some or with a small recycling highbanker.
  7. Fortunately, the only coins of any value I've found were a half a dozen gold coins and they cleaned up just fine under a stream of water in the kitchen sink(no brushing). As all but one are EF or AU, any future cleaning will not be done by me. As a side note, I found a really nice 1898 Indian Head penny once. In the field it looked like it was not worn at all. I cleaned it up in the kitchen sink with a soft brush and dish soap. When done, I could not even read the date any more!! The dish soap had taken all the surface off! Who would have thought that would happen? Never again......
  8. Nice finds kac. Just looked at one of those III cent pieces I have close by. It is 1851. Have another that I think is 1861 Probably brought from your area during the gold rush.
  9. I bought a couple of those kits for my(and my sons) Gold Bug 2. A quick switchover and now fits in a backpack better.
  10. Oldmancoyote1......., you didn't say if you found any gold for your effort.... but, if you did you probably wouldn't be asking the questions. If you didn't find any, I'd be looking for easier gold. I wouldn't be moving yards of overburden hoping for gold on the bedrock. You might start where the bedrock is exposed and work towards the center of the stream on the bedrock. Maybe a couple feet wide until you have convinced yourself you need to find another area. Remember, gold is not usually evenly distributed throughout the stream. Sometimes only on one side or in the middle. You are sure that your recovery system is working... right?
  11. I think this is what they call "prospecting"..... How have you tested the top layers? Have you ran a half cubic yard through your box or just done sample pans? Do you have any indication of how far it is to bedrock? If it is more than a couple feet, you got a lot of work ahead of you! What makes you think you "may" have found the right spot in the first place? It doesn't sound like you know what is on bedrock..... More info and we might be able to help you better
  12. Flowdog, that was not the term I had heard. But thanks to everyone for the information. I made a call to BLM in Sacramento and they gave me this procedure.... First off, this is an association claim which requires 4 individuals. They said to remove the person that died with a Death Certificate and a letter from the surviving spouse stating that she is the sole heir to his estate. Then quitclaim her interest to both of my sons. They said they do not go by "percentage" of interest but by the number of individuals on the claim. In the end, I have 4 names on the claim.
  13. I don't believe there is an estate for the deceased husband. I think the surviving spouse takes ownership of everything. At least that is what I've seen happen. ?? I think there is a "term" for that but I don't know what it is.
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