I am not buying your story. You could have done the right thing ,and said you were
seeking information ,so that you could prospect legally. Your paranoid story doesn't
fly either. Most claim owners have had lots of trouble with people looting their claims
and leaving them with a mess to fix. They tear down signs,corner posts,drive where
they are not supposed to, and leave the damage for the claim owner to fix.
Personally I am sick and tired of putting up with a bunch of common criminals and pigs
pretending to be prospectors. We have darn good reason to hate lowlife scum that
are too sorry to do things the right way. There is no excuse for being a thief,and I will
prosecute any I catch to the full extent of the law,and file for damages. After your stunt,
you have lost all credibility as an honest prospector. We are not paranoid because, all
of us has experienced dealing with skunks that are greedy,and so worthless that they
would rather steal than find their own spot.
Most of us will just let the law handle claimjumpers, but there is a few out there that will
shoot. Breaking the law works both ways, how do you know that which type claim owner,
that you are going to run into?
Edited by sawmill, 15 January 2013 - 06:19 PM.