devilishjim

Y NOT claims

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Can anybody give me directions to get to Y NOT 1 & 2 I was told to go to Decision Corner and go right for 2.5 miles I walked a fence line until I found a barb wire gate, But no claim markers

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Jim, am not sure if the Y NOT is still alive & well. As I understand it he had

to drop some claims (like most clubs in the Stanton area.) due to increased

BLM fees. Stop by the Weaver Mining Assn. office in Congress. Ask Julie

as she knows ( things are changing every day in that area) most of whats

going on.

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Ok thanks will go by and see Julie now Y-not still has 320 acres.. It kinda looks like BLM is wanting to take over our land Yeah Julie got me straightened out on directions I think, hope I can find it now.

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Been a long time since I was out that way, I though the Y-not claim was on the road in to Stanton, across from the water tank? on the left side. Grubstake

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Weavers here in Congress kinda got me straightened out Y NOT only has 320 acres left and they are down Angel Ranch RD about 5 miles out of Stanton.... I sure hope I can find it on my next trip cuz that is one rough road to be travlin for no good reason

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Like I said, the last time I was there, JJ found the oreo Cookie nugget down by the Cemetary, been a long time for me! And I don't remember that well. I got sometimes! In my old age. Grubstake

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What I am trying to figure out is why didnt I do this when I was younger. I at times shoveled gravel into a cement mixer all day long and then finished out the day drinking beer...If only I knew then what I know now :grr01:

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Well I did do it when I was younger, I started doing this mining stuff when I was in high school, I had claims, and my brother and I did alright, But then I went into the Army in 66 and to Nam in 67-68-69, then to Germany in late 69- to 73, got out in Feb, 73, went to work two days later, driving longhaul truck, and drove until 89. then back to mining gold on the Merced river, until 94, then back to longhaul again. Had my first heart attack late that year, Still kept driving, until the 2nd one in 96 then DOT kicked me off the road, so it was back to detecting. Grubstake

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Heck Grubstake we were almost neighbors I was born in Turlock and lived in Livingston till I was 7 then we moved to Glenn,Ca to pull cow tits.. Happiest days of our lives when my Dad decided to sell cows and retire....Happiness lasted about 30 seconds when he said being as we didnt have Dairy anymore it was time to go get a job I watched guys and tried it myself but just really couldn't get my heart set on running a shovel. So I became a heavy equip operator and mechanic. The last guy I worked for made the comment that if it didnt have a key on it he couldnt get me to run it. My eyes werent good enough for the service or I would have been there with ya.

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I was raised in Monerey,Ca, and was born in Tulare, My people came out here from Oklahoma, and picked Cotton and Fruit, until we moved to Monterey and they all went to work in sardine canneries. 1950's and 60;s Grubstake

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My Dad worked in Winton at a dehydrator plant as did some of my brothers and sisters Pay wasn't to good in those days

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Yeh, around $1.10 an hour. I got $68.00a month in Boot camp at FT. Ord, and as a SGT E-5 over 6 years, I was getting $538.00 a month when I got out. Lot different now, heck the guy that weedeats my land here gets $15.00 an hour. Grubstake

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lol Jim i must have had it easy. I didn't have to pull utters, we had automatic utter pullers....lol.......90 head a day....twice a day...but i hated the shoveling sh;it part...lol!!!

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Well we finally located Y NOTT now I have to locate the gold !!!

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Hey Gary...you were there the day JJ found the Aureo Nugget!!?. Then I guess you and I have met! JJ hustled me right over to find Aureo's bro but nada. Cheers, Unc
I've got a pic of JJ moments after he found it. I'll try to find and post it.

OK, I found it ... I have a close up of the Aureo too, but can't get it to open ... JJ sure was pumped when he found this bad boy ... What a fun day that was ... I also hunted with RD and Potholes out in the 8 Pound Patch area ... I found one nice one ... Great times.... Cheers, Unc

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Hey Unc Ron it would be great to see those pics :yesss:

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YI just noticed this pic of JJ shows another nugget he found near the Auero Nugget...

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Oops

Edited by Uncle Ron

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Ron, JJ and I were detecting about 50ft apart when he found that cookie nugget, Shep and Gary Smith were not far away either, and my uncle. Yep, that was the first time my uncle and I had been out there. we went one more time for a total of two times. Have not been able to get back out since. Grubstake

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