Jim P.

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Jim P. last won the day on December 25 2020

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  1. Absolutely Bob, I'm sure that video and your posts have helped hundreds if not thousands of us. Thank You. I was a complete newbie, stumbling around the desert with my $100 pawn store Tesoro Diablo, when I first discovered your video. I think Arizona Al had it playing in his shop. Being on an extremely limited budget at the time, I found a copy at the library and watched it many times. Until I found the internet news groups, like nuggetstatlkers, that video, a hand full of books and even fewer "old timers" willing to share was the only source of how and where I knew of. Thanks again. Lat
  2. Bob, you are more than welcome, been hoping you'd make another one. I've been encouraging Rob to do one for years, but he's already going in about ten directions at once. Looking foreword to seeing it. Maybe a youtube channel with some tidbit's to get the interest piqued. Later...Jim P.
  3. Thanks for the reminder Clay! Also worth mentioning is that it's mail only, no walking it in this year until further notice due to Covid concerns. Get them in the mail and make sure you track it! Later...Jim P.
  4. Always changing, probably been filled and blown clean many times over the years. Depends on velocity, suspended solids, duration Etc. That's why it pays to get to know an area, so you recognize newly exposed bedrock or reduced overburden above bedrock. Later...Jim P.
  5. I found my first piece of gold ever with a gold pan, about 5 feet in front of where you parked. It was a GPAA claim at the time if I remember correctly. Of course, the gravel was about four feet lower at that time and the bedrock in front of you was exposed as a ledge. Hard for me to believe, but that was over thirty years ago. It's still out there, good luck. Later...Jim P.
  6. Volunteer or nominate someone to be a voice for miners and prospectors in the Prescott National Forest https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/prescott/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD640442
  7. I didn't know how to do the research at one point in time either, I look at it as part of the learning curve. If you have a specific question, someone is almost always willing to offer advice. This is why I suggested joining a club as a starting point, you'll have access and be able to learn from the club members. If you aren't a joiner, there's also untold numbers of threads on this and other forums with everything you need to know about researching "open" ground. Google searches will also turn up millions of references. Good luck. Later...Jim P.
  8. Almost everything you need to find gold in Arizona is in this bulletin; http://repository.azgs.az.gov/sites/default/files/dlio/files/nid1603/usgsbull1355placergolddepositsarizonatextsmaller.pdf Either side of 89 from Congress to Prescott and beyond has potential, Mostly West of I17, but some potential east as well. Lynx Creek has a section that is open to prospecting, but beyond that, you must research to find areas open. Your best bet would be to join a club like the Roadrunners, GPAA, GPAP etc. to find known producing areas that are available to members. Good luck! Later...
  9. Hey, what are you doing in my patch! Congrats to the finder, that's not an easy place to hunt. Later...Jim P.
  10. Here's your chance to be heard, or at least attempt to be heard by someone who makes the decisions. The BLM is accepting comments and holding meetings RE: the Black Canyon corridor travel plan. Speak up or forever hold your peace, and apply for your NOI and/or POO to exercise your right to access gold country. Later...Jim P. https://sharetrails.org/alert/arizona-blm-announces-meetings-on-black-canyon-corridor-travel-management-plan/