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  1. We are greatly dimished by the passing of one of our true oldie but goodies. Sorry to post here but PREVENTED from posting in news and announcements. RIP ol'friend as you'll truly be missed by many.......respect-John Oates
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    Dowsing Debunked

    44 minutes--never--1 incident does NOT prove nuttn'. I've seen/done many 100s a times when it didn't work but MUCH overshadowed by success for folks in desperate need is good enough for me.-John
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    The Art Of Dowsing

    K Rose this thread is why I specifically utilized 2 examples where ,in a public meeting with 50+ in attendance, to witness Als map dowsing and the hunt by 11 with at least 100 who filled the hall to see results the next month. Same with Ray at Drivers Flats as he was hired as campground host and dredged there for just shy of 2 whole years and told many 1,000s a visitors the spot was witched hahaha burn me on the cross. THEN he brought a 2 1/2 lbr along with a few 1/2-1/4 pounders to a Shasta Miners meeting to show off the huge strike underneath a greyhound sized bus rock that was moved with 4 floating barrel winches and 2 landbound also.All the folks at DC camp,18 or so, I didn't know except Russau Pierce and the only 1 who would not relax and stop saying it don't work finally shut up sat down and it worked once for him too as he strained to hold them rods still no matter what ya say, or how much undisputable proof given, or done some always naysay with 1,000s a witnesses over many years sooooooooooooo funny as doors of closed perceptions never open-John
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    Headed To A Diferrent Country?

    Youz d man Bill-walked the walk ,talked the talk and nuttn' like feets on the ground for many years to open eyes or great friends like you to send pix and info to educate us soft americans. You and Ken from CR (RIP) have educated soooo many to the truths in the field in CR. thanx and tons a au 2 u 2-John
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    The Art Of Dowsing

    hahaha--o ye of little faith and closed minds do not seek what isn't on paper. Why is their faith in humans of a higher being in all faiths---why does man seek to leave a planet when we haven't even seen or explored even half??? Seek and ye shall find-cower in an unopen state a mind and apathy soon follows, It was NOT that many years ago that even the ideas of geochemical or geophysical prospecting was a tongue in cheek pseudo science,thank god for the few who pursued and didn't naysay the thoughts of others but built upon them-John
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    The Art Of Dowsing

    I joined the American Dowsing Society in Santa Ana when running my biz in the OC to learn/understand more. I sold a great book on Geochemical Prospecting called Gold -New Method of Prospecting 3rd edition by Russel Axworthy that is extremely informative. I use any/all tools in any arsenal to get as much gold as possible as 4 kids through college as a single parent is no easy task and required mucho oro puro. tons a au 2 u 2-John
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    Who Got All The Gold ?

    Never fails to amaze me at the extreme lengths we miners will go to find a little oro puro. Read every post numerous times in exacting detail and enjoyed them all. Looking forward to a much better season next year for ya as you sure WORKED like a man possessd by the FEVER FGW man......respect to any honest miner,successful or not-John PS-didn't mine much this year,2 1/8 ozs. as multiple deaths,house remodel and such took up much time and DROUGHT killed my best hidey holes as MUST be careful in kalif (land of stupidity) when gravel suckn'
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    The Art Of Dowsing

    Exposure to the unthinkable-to most-was my Moms Doctrine/PHD in the Metaphysical Arts from the Church of the White Light in Pasadena where she was ordained and numerous colleges she attended. What can I say but Mom was a card carrying true 100%Czech White Witch. Dowsing has intrigued me due to the controversary attached to it. Anytime something can't be explained it is immediately attacked and called witchcraft or bs--just because one's mind is so closed as to accept the unthinkable and irrational does that mean it truly does not exist??? Seen it work and seen it fail as NEED and not GREED driven is all I can say. I got Ray Elam and the boys over $2 million outta Drivers Flats as dowsed. Done a huge demo in Douglas Creek Wyoming campground with a crowd a friends and made believers as at least 9/10 who tried accomplished it for fun. Won over $1,000 in dowsing bets with golf clubs at the LA fair when bored after the earthquake. Saw a map dowsing demo at the OC 49er meeting by Al Mahoney,in which 11 of us went out to the EF San Gabriels,hiked a mile or so up the narrows,up a draw about 1/2 mile and what ya know over 6 ozs of oro puro. Fun to play with but understand?? Some folks got it-some don't...be it mental,moral,physical,metaphysical or eclestatic sooo much fun to dabble......John
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    Quartz Gold

    My absolute favorite to see-all rough n' gnarly,glittering and shimmering-fantastic finds!!! Hope ya find a few pounds more-John
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    Headed To A Diferrent Country?

    Get it on man!!! YAHOO truly hope ya suck up a pound or two-I'm a addict and proud of it as healthy for not only me but the economy and them fish sure need it now as drought has cemented gravels waaaaay beyond any uses for spawning here in kalif-John PS-spell check hahaha forum blog and NOT literary prose.....
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    Headed To A Diferrent Country?

    Lookn' to eliminate calif income and sales tax as Nevada much better and gun/dredge laws much better also. Looking for new country to mine in as US bankrupt,mining laws bs and sick,tired,too old to play paperwork game. Gone all over Mexico-good place to die,Costa Rica gone environutz worse than US with caymen all over in the water. Seen what buds gone through in Venezuela,Bolivia,Peru and Ecuador and horrific in the end. Ghana and Sierra Leone--all of africa about as safe as downtown LA at 4 am drunk,naked and covered in 100 dollar bills. Yes new fewer taxes base of ops to leave this country to dredge elsewhere as I'll gladly take a ounce dredging than a pound tearing up a place and desecrating it forever. Just my personal preference. Run what ya brung but I'm in this for adventure,bit a danger and that ungodly rush of adreneline as the overburden slowly disappears underwater on bedrock and that righteous paystreak starts sparkling like a 1,000 lights and your young again,even for a second,is worth 100 hours a work to me-addict yes and proud of it-John
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    3D Imaging,pulse Induction,etc.

    Back about 12 years ago I allowed the students at Cal State San Louis Obispo run some test on my claims utilizing radioactive isotopes. Encapsulated isotopes with calculated radioactive outputs were buried 3 feet down and gridded out at 10 yard intervals in a complate grid. They utilized varying isotopes to test with at different times. The radioactivity ability to permeate--and affinity--to certain metals ability to absorb the radio activity was the comparable results utilized on where to dig. Was a fun 3 week project to watch. They had gained some beta ray backscatter information from the geology dept and took it BIG and off to the field. Science started in the pc industry with beta ray backscatter qc machines for composition and thickness readings. Was supposed to get a copy of report but them lil'party animals never sent the completed thesis papers..bummer. FUN FACT-after all that testing they found the best gold where my ol'brass dowsing rods said to dig a few days prior to their testing hahahaha-John
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    Headed To A Diferrent Country?

    OMG they kilt Reno too-would someone please help me tear down the Biggest little City sign downtown as soooooo much empty,burned down,impoverished it's sickening. 50% stores empty all over town as the Wells,kietzke area signs in Spanish and NOT english,car lots on every corner. On the VC higway overlook to look at that mess my great ol 1977 Reno has died,yuppies and cash on the outside and poverty on the inside. All 3 of my rehabs on Broadway bankowned sic sic sic BUT Schells sporting goods-biggest on the planet to me was bloody amazing in Sparks-tear down a couple a new dead malls(you build them and they will not come) was amazing. Scratch one more spot offa my hidey hole ideas........John
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    Into Africa

    Chris which country in Africa. I have friends with decent success in Sierra Leone but other countries?? Whats your take on safety and gettn' the gold outta the country??thanx for any info-John
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    3D Imaging,pulse Induction,etc.

    Wish ya all the luck in the world-been there a couple of adventures back in the 70-80's a a beautiful place to see. BUT between the insideous bugs, bloody cold, permafrost, bears up the wazoo and them unfriendly moose, mud Muck MIRE, lack of sun and COSTS beyond comprehension I'll never go back again. And to make it unliveable NO ALCOHOL AREAS-well that's the end game-John
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    Headed To A Diferrent Country?

    Feels like I'm going to a different country this week as my ol'stomping grounds in Reno and Carson City sure have changed. Nevada over perverted sicko kalif does indeed seem foreign,just might be time again to buy another place there as kalif new gun laws unmanagable,mandatory queer education of my Gkids,over taxation and NO dredging has been just too much to tolerate anymore-John
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    3D Imaging,pulse Induction,etc.

    I have the Discovery show on tape where the folks took down a unit and saved the 16-1 mine in Grass Valley from closing by finding HUGE gold deposits many feet deep within the walls of old drifts. I want a screen that shows me what's down there as in nugget,coin,or relic before I dig. I started with the latest greatest technology in the day in 61, a Tandy Craft kit for a Heathkit BFO unit that you made. Laugh now but the beaches at Redondo,Hermosa,Manhatten and PV were paved with gold and silver as NO beach cleaning machines in them days--sooooo cooool. Gone through the TR trend,to vlf fantastic machine and pulse too. What a long strange trip as better gets better and unbelieveably soo. Looking forward to the brave new world of whatever comes as I try to run'm all-John
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    Water Pumps

    UV protection is the absolute most important hose factor as some made(most really) for indoor usage. They burn fast and degrade bad. Kanaflex has been the industry go to for 40 years I can attest. I prefer 151 as still pliable and available all over in dredge shops,all hose resallers,septic pumper suppliers,ag and farm suppliers and on and on. I refuse to use lousy el sheapo flex hose as just too much hastle,robs pressure,punctures and kinks too easily,solid just easier to use too-mining is hard enough work so use what keeps ya hastle free-John
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    3D Imaging,pulse Induction,etc.

    Computer color enhanced side scan sonar will outline ore bodies as have seen done but not anything else and I look constantly for new technology to make my job easier. Watch out for the pseudo science hucksters as a miner and his oro puro are soon parted-John
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    Water Pumps

    5 gallon poly paint seive sacks sell for 3 for $3 at Home depot,easily washed by reversal,last ages and keep everything nice and clean. The larger the surface area-filtering-the better off you are as then a lot less filter cleaning-John
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    Water Pumps

    Backpressure from spray nozzles give trash pumps a real hard time. There are also clear water pumps that Harbor Freight sells but they are even worse when it come to backpressure. Your pump must have a extremely fine filter to prevent pumping sand/gravel into your system and plugging nozzles. Me I'd simpley go p-100 with a 2 1/2-2.5 HP briggs,from keene/proline/nugget your pik as pretty much all the same. Recirc is one of the hardest things to do for any length a time ESPECIALLY in the desert as caliche is a viscious plugger of everything. Multiple settling pond()barrels) required and paint filter sacks in between to supply cleaner water to unit to prevent damage-John
  22. The worst part of the equation has not been addressed. Royality fees,export excise taxes/restrictions, and income taxes. These 3 insideous hurdles have killed off many a project. Never underestimate the Green radical eco machine as lawsuit after injunction after stay after vandalism now ruin ops left and right. Public meeting and hastles raise the anti mining hysteriacs to record levels as enviro nuts go all a blather like rabid dogs all wide eyed and blithering their mantras of no mining. Been to 100s a meetings and my my my the hysteria flies-John
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    A Hail Storm Of Gold

    UB didn't jus' fall of the turnip truck John
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    Headed To A Diferrent Country?

    Use extreme diligence as to why they need a operator- Back about 15 years ago I was recruited for a op in the then Tanyanyika(please excuse spelling as changed from Tanzania to sooo many names) anyhow seems last 2 operators munched up and died from hippos so that $100,000 plus was worthless to a deadman. Returned fronted cash and politely declined. By the by the fella who did do it-got killed in less than 5 weeks so good call. Don't let the fever taint ya but diligence sure paid off for me. Tons a au 2 u 2 and safety first-John
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    A Hail Storm Of Gold

    Nice lookn' gold for sure!!! John
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