Uncle Ron

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    NuggetShooting, but it used to be "Younger Women, Older Whiskey"...That's how I stayed this healthy and handsome this long!

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  1. Wish I had seen this Friday...The BLM has taken over Box Canyon and the swimming hole there and made it off limits to make it a nesting area for a bird--something like the yellow assed cuckoo or something-- that doesn't even exist anywhere near the Box or near town anywhere for that matter...The whole town of Wickenburg is pissed off about the loss of a traditional fun place the town has been playing at for 150 years...The city council called the BLM to tell them to back off and the feds basically told Wickenburg to stick it... No cheers, on this one...Unc
  2. Yo All...I need to bring in some quick bucks for a medical situation so for 24 hours starting now, you can pick up any $99.00 map package for $66.00 through PayPal ... Just go to PayPal and send $66 to my PP account ron@az-gold.com between now and 4PM saturday, 5/27... You can create your own 10 map package or go with those on my website...In the message part of "send money" on PayPal just indicate what regular or custom package you need...Thanks much...Cheers, Unc
  3. This is getting ridiculous...There are rock forums elsewhere... Jimal there are a number of experienced meteorite guy on this forum and you are becoming an irritant to folks who actually know what they're talking about....Study more and learn and you'll maybe find an actual meteorite one day...I can walk out to my rock garden and find rocks looking 1,000 times more like meteorites, but they are ROCKS! Cheers, Unc
  4. Yo Fred...Chondrites, most ranging from 25 to 100+ grams ... about a dozen+ pieces so far. counting the one counted as one meteorite that was shattered and strewn down a hill ... Couple of others have been found by other guys in the middle of the field ... One was found @214 grams ... All these are very loud on the detector...Screamers ... Deepest was about 12" ... Ninninger's reports on this meteorite were way off base...He reported it was found in 1940, but my local research indicates about 1910 ... His reported location of find also was wrong by a long ways...He got it in 1940 from a spot about 1/2 mile from my house ...Location reported on MetBul is totally off... Cheers Unc.
  5. Yo, All...I have identified and plotted out a Meteorite strewnfield and have a question: What does the length of a strewnfield suggest about the height of breakup and the steepness of the angle... The one I've found is over 6 miles long by about half a mile wide....Any suggestions would be appreciated...Cheers, Unc
  6. Nice work, Fred....Cute nuglet and very nice space rock! ... Cheers, Unc
  7. There was a big one found southeast of the freeway a while back... about 19 lbs., as I recall, and was found by a well known meteorite hunter (whose name I have forgotten. Cheers, Unc
  8. Here are several actual meteorites I've found in a strewnfield I discovered a while back...Cheers, Unc
  9. Kind of looks like some ungulate molars..Moose, elk or deer.. Just my guess...Cheers, Unc
  10. Great review, Steve...Question: on the really hot ground, does it eliminate the ground noise completely? ... Cheers, Unc
  11. Very Nice ... Looks like you've got potential for a bunch of valuable species...Cheers, Unc
  12. LipCa you prob are right...I do know there were some homestead or cabin remnants at Jessops ... Isn't Jackass where the big boiler and other parts were? Scoped it out 40 years ago or so ..Very interesting gulch! ... Cheers, Unc
  13. That's a beaut Gary...WTG!...Cheers, Unc
  14. Martin, that sort of sounds like you may have been in Jessups Gulch, a known producer of large nuggets....I once loaned my Keene 4" dredge to a homeless couple who were desperate to find some gold to live...Well, they lowered it down a 300' cliff to upper Jessups... They started to dredge and, darn, if it didn't start snowing...So they scrambled up the mountain, leaving my dredge in the creek...They had run the dredge without protecting the pump intake and had sucked rocks up into the impeller which was shattered...They didn't even bother telling me they had pulled out and left my equipment up there... I only found out when I ran into them in Raley's parking lot in Yreka where they were begging with a "help us we're homeless" sign...That's when I found out they had abandoned my dredge...My mining partner and I climbed down the cliff in a couple feet of snow and drug it back up the mountain ... Anyhow they had trashed the dredge so bad, that was the end of it...A month or so later they had the cajones to show up at my ranch begging for food and a place to sleep ...I was not polite ... Just another Sawyers Bar adventure...There were lots of them...Cheers, Unc
  15. Hey, Micro...There were several hermits around SB but I don't recall hearing that particular tale...There was one guy who found a huge multi-pound nugget shaped like a very big shoe sole ... When he wanted to buy something at the store or the bar he'd pull the nugget out and chop off a chunk with his axe...Cheers, Unc