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  1. Nuggets can be a type of rock specimens, and I am not selling them so it is not for financial gain.
  2. Mike, is that the tree fort I remember from when I visited and stayed with you years ago?
  3. It just looks like a whole lot of work to me Mike. My wood cutting days have passed, thankfully. I really like setting the thermostat at a certain temperature and my oil heater holds it right there. Make no mistake, I cut wood for all the 37 years I lived in Alaska, so I have been there. I'll leave it to the younger generation now.
  4. Thank you for posting this information. I, as I suppose many others, had no idea that there was any mining on this scale in Korea. This was a very interesting read, thank you for posting it.
  5. Not so in Siskiyou County California. Our Sherriff told me that just being in the woods, away from people is enough reason to carry a gun. He said that no law officer would bother you for that.
  6. I am probably missing something; but a trommel is a production device, not a devise for clean up. Trommels allow you to shovel directly into the trommel and the oversize comes out the exit and creates a tailing pile out pf the over size rocks, while the undersize is diverted through screen or smaller holes into a sluice to be further concentrated. After the sluice you still have to use some sort of clean up device like a pan, blue bowl, gold screw, etc. Then it is always wise to use a metal detector on the over size tailing pile in case a nugget larger than the small holes in the trommel
  7. Glad to have you with us Upperstore. Your post caught my eye because I live only one mile down the Klamath River from the Scott River LDMA camp at Scott River. Would liked to have met you if I knew you were coming. I also have a friend that lives fairly near Walker Lake. I visit him and his wife generally once per year, he lives in Yerington, NV.
  8. Sorry Valens, I thought of that after I pressed submit, actually quite a while after I pressed it. 😀
  9. Really? Hard to tax something you have outlawed. California politicians have made mining a thing of the past; no gold recovery with anything mechanical.
  10. Good story Gerry, I was right there with you. I also lost my pick one time, didn't leave it, just lost it. I was not even aware I had lost it until I wanted to use it, much like you did. I'm old too and it is true that walking back over ground you have already walked is never something to be looked forward to. But age takes its effect on brain cells too. Now I sit down and try to think where it could have possibly gone. My pick holder is a simple belt hammer holder, it is one of the ones that actually can swivel. In thinking of this I remembered that there had been a place where I had to
  11. Although i sincerely thank you for your most generous offer, I believe I will decline it at this time. I was a trapper for a lot of my adult life and at times had to make up some serious 'stinky' for my trapping lure. Rotted whale oil would fit that category very well.
  12. Curious to know how you determined it was whale oil? There are other oils that would smell as bad or worse; Seal, Walrus would be a couple.
  13. At 77 y.o. my steam turned to luke warm water long ago. Now just thinking about anything strenuous hurts.
  14. Thinking of what you said about being afraid to try to turn it in tight spots seemed reasonable. But after seeing it, it looks small enough that if you had to you could just unhook, turn the Jeep and then turn the trailer by hand.
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