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  1. The FBI, lol… telling a lie to make a profit, that’s never happened.
  2. My 17” 6000 coil is touch sensitive, it was amazing at first running very stable then one day it was touchy. I tried different ways of wrapping the coil wire and it seemed to help at first but now it’s worse and last time out I couldn’t use it every time the coil even gently touched the ground it would sound off, no problem with the other two.
  3. Thanks, it has been in the trash bin a couple times all of them have, lol.
  4. Jim and 350, thank you for the compliments, I began ceramics in 1969 in high school with no particular affinity that I could identify. In college I took it again with a more positive outcome. I lived near the school and before long the professor gave me my own set of keys to the classroom and kilns, I’d often run the firings on weekends and at night. the first picture was taken at the makers fair in Alameda, I was asked to come out to give throwing demonstrations, the second picture is a lidded jar, I’d had a very good firing at least 15 years back I was showing off a 1 in a thousand glaze result and intended as a compliment my friend remarked it would be beautiful with flowers in it, I laughed and said “I didn’t need flowers” from there on out began making them flowers included.
  5. It is whimsical and ATM a little beyond my control any other way, for the good or bad it’s not important at this stage so not insulting in the least, I appreciate the critique and agree. It took me a long time and lots of practice learning ceramics, this is no different I don’t think. just a couple during fabrication.
  6. I’m more of a craftsman making ceramics, I’ve been doing it a long time more so after retiring, lol hobbies are my job now I guess. I moved over two years ago but still have not set up a ceramic studio to work in. When I began metal detecting I’d made a plan to paint some of the things I see, rocks, landscape… pretty basic. I’d never painted on canvas before I’m not a painter, but without the studio something to try maybe now is a good time to learn? I did the first one a view of Vegas from the desert to the south, the second attempt a morning sunrise at gold basin and the one I’m working on now is my 3rd try I’ve repainted a half dozen times, I experiment and then wind up sanding the canvas. This is from a picture I took 8 years ago it’s a view up Haskel Creek, WSPA 2 in Sierra county, Ca where the dirt road cuts across the dry creek. It’s got a ways to go and amateurish at best but I’m learning. anyone else?
  7. Jason, thanks for the help, lithium sounds like one of those things we can walk over not knowing it’s there and not feel to bad about it then, lol no pun intended. Geology is really where I still feel very deficient I think I’m getting better at seeing some indicators but only the basics really, there’s a lot of rocks in real life that I can’t tell apart and probably most other things other than gold and meteorites that are obvious. Some of the various jades I know a little about, but in our prospecting areas thinking about it gold is obviously pretty easy to identify, most of the other commercially valuable commodities I’m more likely to not know what I have.
  8. He is very dependable at least to the point of showing up every year for as long as I can remember and you seldom see his mood change… private stash.
  9. Wandering down rabbit holes and stumble into the lightest metal, lol seemed easy pickings for the 6000, ha ha with the side benefit of an overall better mood from casual exposures below those required to make explosives. I also read there is evidence it may disrupt the brains chemical processes that cause Alzheimer’s and while not effective for all still a useful medication for some. And I forget what you call them, but let’s not forget the batteries… rechargeable something? I think it supplied mostly from China? I read someplace there were deposits in the southwest but don’t remember where that was, I need some lithium does it help for memory, probably not I don’t remember. Klunker would know, I have no idea why I believe this and am not suggesting any association or dependence on battery power last I read the Jeep is still fossil fueling but, I believe… we must have a nucular fizamasist here?
  10. Lithium, Can the 6000 find it, hmmm where do you find it. There is a predicted world shortage by 2025, price as of 4/15/22 485,000. Yuan per tonne. Depressing news… I feel both ways about this. Lithium Lithium (pronounced /ˈlɪθiəm/) is the chemical element with atomic number 3, and is represented by the symbol Li. It is a soft alkali metal with a silver-white color. Under standard conditions it is the lightest metal and the least dense solid element. Like all alkali metals lithium is highly reactive, corroding quickly in moist air to form a black tarnish. For this reason lithium metal is typically stored under the cover of oil. When cut open lithium exhibits a metallic luster, but contact with oxygen quickly turns it back to a dull silvery gray color. Lithium in its elemental state is highly flammable. According to theory, lithium was one of the few elements synthesized in the Big Bang. Since its current estimated abundance in the universe is vastly less than that predicted by theory; the processes by which new lithium is created and destroyed, and the true value of its abundance, continue to be active matters of study in astronomy. The nuclei of lithium are relatively fragile: the two stable lithium isotopes found in nature have lower binding energies per nucleon than any other stable compound nuclides, save for the exotic and rare deuterium, and 3He. Though very light in atomic weight, lithium is less common in the solar system than 25 of the first 32 chemical elements. Due to its high reactivity it only appears naturally in the form of compounds. Lithium occurs in a number of pegmatitic minerals, but is also commonly obtained from brines and clays. On a commercial scale, lithium metal is isolated electrolytically from a mixture of lithium chloride and potassium chloride. Trace amounts of lithium are present in the oceans and in some organisms, though the element serves no apparent vital biological function in humans. However, the lithium ion Li+ administered as any of several lithium salts has proved to be useful as a mood stabilizing drug due to neurological effects of the ion in the human body. Lithium and its compounds have several industrial applications, including heat-resistant glass and ceramics, high strength-to-weight alloys used in aircraft, and lithium batteries. Lithium also has important links to nuclear physics. The transmutation of lithium atoms to tritium was the first man-made form of a nuclear fusion reaction, and lithium deuteride serves as a fusion fuel in staged thermonuclear weapons.
  11. If they didn’t find Jacks gold poke you need to have a metal detector party at your claim…
  12. There’s a mining company in the southern Sierra Nevada “Roaring Camp” that offers pay to mine, they also celebrate 49’er days with a bar-b-q, the hay ride down to the river includes a guided tour where one of the stops is at the hanging tree. The tour guide tells what it was like for the accused back then… accused is the operative word as that’s all it took if if you made yourself a target and many times that wasn’t much got you the longmarch down the flume to the tree where there was a fight for your clothes and boots before destiny and the slide down the ravine when the rope was cut, life was brutal.
  13. I wouldn’t take it as anything more than the highest compliment we can pay… like when the dinners really really good and nobody can stop to talk, we are starving and can only think of food and the next meal. Pardon the bad manners, we like’y a lot.
  14. Combat training and machine guns, just what the doctor ordered…I feel better now.
  15. Now we’re talkin, things are looking a lot better for Jed and his growing crew.
  16. I think Jed made a mistake, with the information he was getting from the prospecting groups they met on the way back down the hill he should have considered increasing the size of his crew to meet the threat.
  17. 18th century[edit] Immediately after independence, the United States used a variety of units of measure, including Dutch units and English units.[5] The 1789 Constitution grants Congress the authority to determine standards of measure, though it did not immediately use this authority to impose a uniform system. The United States was one of the first nations to adopt a decimal currency, under the Coinage Act of 1792. In 1793, Thomas Jefferson requested artifacts from France that could be used to adopt the metric system in the United States, and Joseph Dombey was sent from France with a standard kilogram. Before reaching the United States, Dombey's ship was blown off course by a storm and captured by pirates, and he died in captivity on Montserrat.[5] 19th century[edit] In 1832, the customary system of units was formalized.[6] In the early 19th century, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, the government's surveying and map-making agency, used a meter standard ("Committee Meter", French: Mètre des Archives) brought from Switzerland.[7][8] Shortly after the American Civil War, the 39th United States Congress protected the use of the metric system in commerce with the Metric Act of 1866[9] and supplied each state with a set of standard metric weights and measures. In 1875 the United States solidified its commitment to the development of the internationally recognized metric system by becoming one of the original seventeen signatory nations to the Metre Convention, also known as the Treaty of the Metre.[10] The signing of this international agreement concluded five years of meetings in which the metric system was reformulated, refining the accuracy of its standards. The Metre Convention established the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (Bureau international des poids et mesures, BIPM) in Sèvres, France, to provide standards of measurement for worldwide use. Under the Mendenhall Order of 1893, metric standards, developed through international cooperation under the auspices of BIPM, were officially adopted as the fundamental standards for length and mass in the United States, though some metric standards were used in practice before then. The definitions of United States customary units, such as the foot and pound, have been based on metric units since then. The 1895 Constitution of Utah, in Article X, Section 11, originally mandated that: "The Metric System shall be taught in the public schools of the State." This section was repealed, effective July 1, 1987.[11][12] On July 4, 1876, Melvil Dewey (known for his Dewey Decimal Classification) incorporated the American Metric Bureau in Boston[13] to sell rulers and other metric measuring tools. Dewey had hoped to make his fortune selling metric supplies.[14]
  18. Hay death ray, aaaaa, bbb, aaaaaaaaa, bbbbbb, aaa, b long time no c…
  19. Yep, nothing but robbers thieves and misfits here in Vegas but we have some fine saloon girls…
  20. Ahhh, but think how much richer per ton your ground at 3 gal. Per bucket…
  21. I’d guess whatever size they were using for fire brigade buckets? Lots of times those buckets were used for anything the reason they have round bottoms on some of them. im going to say 3 gallons, seems like a manageable load two at a time?
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