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    Dredging, metal detecting, shooting, camping<br />Started prospecting in 94

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  1. Yes, good design. I would definitely order a couple. Would also be handy to carry along on hikes to spot test that look interesting and crevacing as said.
  2. I'll be checking out the other two. Also trying to remember the History Channel show you did on gold geology, the best and easiest explanation of gold geology, even my wife understood it. See you in Sierra City.
  3. Could ya leave a few for the rest if us. It'll be another year before I get back up there, hopefully I'll stay out of the transmission shop next time.
  4. The BLM Officers will probably citing anyone with any small rocks, seeing as they will all be trained in identifying meteorites. And you no how easy that is, since the experts have a hard time identifying many of them till they get them under a scope. Since they are space trash, i think we would be doing a great service removing all these little rocks, since they are contaminating the virgin earth soil, just trying to be green and keeping the planet clean.
  5. This line bothers me the most: "meteorites found on public lands are part of the BLM’s surface estate, belong to the Federal Government", I thought We the People were the Government. Guess I was wrong I guess Public Lands do not belong to the People, they belong to some entity known as the Federal Government. I was under the belief that this Federal Government managed our Public lands, did not no they owned them. Not surprised, as I live in Kalifornia
  6. You are killing me, 2 years now with no dredging here in Ca.. One of my friends is 65 and has decided to unload most of his equipment, 8" dredge, dismantled his massive boulder mover, sold for scrap as no where to use and says he'll be to out of shape at 70 to start dredging again. Ill be 60 by the time we get dredging back and with all the restrictions there will be, don't know if it will be worth it. The way it is looking right now, you can't hardly Highbank without ending up in court. The sound of you dropping you're pry bar underwater was almost too much, love the sound of things underwater. Thanks for the video, but heart broken.
  7. Loved the Sierra Skies footage, can't wait to get back up there, got homesick even though I'm only there for two weeks every year. Maybe see you there at the end of July. I guess it will be highbanking and detecting this year. Pulled my dredge the day they shut us down.
  8. I will be donating two years worth of dredge permits, 'the time for the EIS to be done', I buy two every year, one for my wife and the other for me. Since the state took my money this year without a refund, I will gladly send PLP the money, with some representation, for the next couple years.
  9. Below are just some of the things PLP and Jerry Hobbs are involved in for the 'small scale miner' PUBLIC LANDS FOR THE PEOPLE, INC. A 501[C](3) NONPROFIT CORPORATION # 95-4521318 & 1880483 PLP2.ORG ACCOMPLISHMENTS BY P.L.P FOR OUR MANY FRIENDS (2009) PLP, HOBBS AND OTHER PLAINTIFFS HAVE FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE EL DORADO NATIONAL FOREST ON THEIR TRAVEL MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR ROAD CLOSURES. THE FIRST HEARING IS ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2009. WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED. DAVID YOUNG WAS RETAINED TO REPRESENT JERRY HOBBS FOR INTERVENTION IN THE KARUK TRIBE VS. CALIFORNIA DFG. THIS CASE IS BOTH A CEQA & APA CASE FOR FRAUDULENTLY PROMULGATING SUCTION DREDGE REGULATIONS FOR THE 2006 SEASON IN THE KLAMATH, SCOTT & SALMON RIVERS AND THEIR TRIBUTARIES. PLP ATTORNEY DAVID YOUNG & JERRY HOBBS HAVE ANNOUNCED A SIGNED SETTLEMENT IN THE DEE STAPP VS. BLM DEPT. OF INTERIOR ON THE BLM 43 CFR 3809 MINING REGULATIONS. WE PREVAILED. PLP IS WAITING IN THE WINGS TO SEE WHAT THE USFS IS PLANNING TO DO WITH THE FINAL RULE THAT THEY ARE CURRENTLY USING TO REGULATE MINING AT THIS TIME! THE SISKIYOU EDUCATION PROJECT (SREP) WAS INTERVENED IN BY JERRY HOBBS AND PLP ATTORNEY DAVID YOUNG AND A CONSOLIDATED CASE BY ROBERT AND LISA BARTON, WALDO MINING DISTRICT AND HAS RECEIVED A RECOMMENDED RULING FROM THE MAGISTRATE COURT TO THE DISTRICT COURT IN FAVOR OF THE MINERS. THE DISTRICT COURT HAS UPHELD THE MAGISTRATES RECOMMENDATION! THE CASE HAS BEEN DISMISSED IN OUR FAVOR! SREP APPEALED ALL THE WAY TO THE 9TH CIRCUIT COURT AND THE MINERS PREVAILED AT THA LEVEL. PLP HAS ASSISTED IN CASES THAT HAVE HELPED THE SMALL MINING COMMUNITY: THE USFS VS. LEX WAGGENER, US VS.. ENO, USFS VS. MCCLURE AND CONTINUING TO ASSIST THE OREGON MINERS WITH THEIR DEQ CHALLENGES AND THE WASHINGTON MINERS IN THEIR ISSUES WITH THE GOLD AND FISH BOOK. PLP WORKRD WITH GALE NORTON & THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT TO GET SMALL SCALE MINING RECOGNITION AT THE HIGHER LEVEL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR AND THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT. THIS DIDN’T WORK OUT! PLP AND/OR HOBBS AND STAPP HAVE INTERVENED IN THE FOLLOWING CASES AND WE ARE STILL ACTIVE IN SOME OF THEM: THE SISKIYOU REGIONAL EDUCATION PROJECT VS. USFS; CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY VS. USFS; CENTER FOR BIODIVERSITY VS. THE BLM; STAPP VS. BLM ON THE BLM 43 CFR 3809 MINING REGULATIONS. A SETTLEMENT IN THE STAPP VS. BLM HAS BEEN REACHED. PLP AND ITS MEMBERS HAVE COMMENTED ON THE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS: THE EASTERN MOJAVE PLAN; THE WEST MOJAVE PLAN; THE SIERRA NEVADA FRAMEWORK; THE ESA PLANS ON LISTING THE CALIFORNIA MILK VETCH; THE LISTING OF THE ARROYO TOAD AND THE SANTA ANA SUCKER. WASHINGTON MINERS AND THE WASHINGTON FISH AND WILDLIFE, U.S. FOREST SERVICE 36 CFR 261’S, U.S. FOREST SERVICE 228 MINING REGULATION AD ARE NOW WORKING ON COMMENTS FOR THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & GAME SUCTION DREDGING REGULATIONS FOR 2009. PLP HAS ACTIVELY PARTICIPATED IN A CHALLENGE WITH: THE AZUSA CANYON OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION IN THEIR FIGHT TO KEEP THE OFF ROAD AREA OPEN IN SANTA ANA SUCKER HABITAT; PLP HAS ACTIVELY PARTICIPATED IN ASSISTING THE SUMMER HOME PERMITTEE PROBLEMS WITH THE USFS IN KEEPING THEIR CABINS AND REBUILDING THEM IN, THE LOS PADRES, ANGELES AND CLEVELAND NATIONAL FORESTS. PLP IS INVESTIGATING SPECIAL USE PERMITS FOR SUMMER HOME OWNERS AND CALIFORNIA SUCTION DREDGING; THE RECENT CLOSING OF SIX MILES OF THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL (ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST); WE ARE STILL FIGHTING TO RE-OPEN PIRU CREEK IN THE LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST; LITTLEROCK RESERVOIR CLOSURE TO ALL OFF ROAD VEHICLES USERS AND VARIOUS OTHER CLOSURES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE MOST RECENT ACTIVITY HAS BEEN HOBBS NEW PARTY STATUS AND INTERVENTION IN THE KARUK VS. THE CALIF. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NEW 49ERS. HOBBS AND PLP ATTORNEY DAVID YOUNG ARE IN A NEW LAWSUIT, OUTSIDE THE KARUK VS. DFG CASE, AGAINST THE CALIF. DEPT. OF FISH & GAME FOR CEQA AND APA VIOLATIONS IN THE PROMULGATING OF NEW SUCTION DREDGE REGULATIONS FOR LATE 2005 & 2009. PLP & HOBBS HAVE INERVENED IN THE HILLMAN KARUK TAXPAYER LAWSUIT AND THE INJUNCTION ON THE SAME CASE. PLP AND HOBBS HAVE NOW FILED AN APPEAL IN THE HILLMAN KARUK INJUNCTION AND PLP, HOBBS AND SEVERAL PLP MEMBERS ARE FILING A FEDERAL LAWSUIT AND INJUNCTION AGAINST THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA’S SB 670 NO SUCTION DREDGING LAW. PLP IS IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION BY PHONE & LETTERS WITH THE PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES THAT HAVE PROBLEMS WITH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, HELPING THEM TO RESOLVE ISSUES IN THEIR PART OF THE COUNTRY. THIS COMMUNICATION HELPS TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ON THEIR RIGHTS AND THE LAWS THAT THEY MAY OR MAY NOT BE GOVERNED UNDER. THIS IS ONE OF THE METHODS THAT WE USE TO EDUCATE AND UNITE IN A COMMON CAUSE DAVID YOUNG IS THE ATTORNEY FOR P.L.P. AND IS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST ALL OUR MEMBERS COME TO A MEETING AND GET INFORMED! OUR WEB PAGE IS: WWW. PLP2.ORG PLP BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT MEMORIAL PARK IN AZUSA, CA. AT 7 P.M. INFORMATION 818-957-1455 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS ARE HELD IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY ON THE 3RD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT KEENE ENGINEERING IN CHATSWORTH, CA., 7 P.M. INFORMATION 818-993-0411 PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TO THE PLP LEGAL RESEARCH FUND PLP
  10. audigger56

    Been offline for a while

    A little small eh, my son was 3lbs 4 oz and 2 months early, that was 28 years ago. Today he is a very healthy 6 footer and loves the outdoors, but leaves most of the prospecting to me, that's OK as there is a lot to do in this world. You talked about a busy month, reminds me of a lot nights sleeping with one eye open watching over the little guy, I think his first year I was buzzing from lack of sleep. You also tend to have a tighter bond with them as they get older, that bond has carried through all these years. These kids have been through a lot before they even come home, which I think makes them a little more tolerant of life as it comes to them, something we could all use. Anyway Congradulations and in a year or two you will hardly notice the sleep you have lost.
  11. I was amazed at how smooth and round it is, that thing has been tumbling around for eons. Yes they are a large range, figure the size of that coil by the size of that range. Kinda poor odds.
  12. Hey Jim, I have a feeling you know about where it came from too.
  13. There are still some nice nuggets out here in Ca. Check out the link. I know where, but not going to spread it around. one of these should work below. http://www.cbs2.com/video/?id=104803@kcbs.dayport.com http://cbs2.com/video/?id=104803@kcbs.dayport.com
  14. A tip from an old timer, my Dad. He was building rodes in the Cal. desert in the early 50's, his choice of shirts are long sleeved silk shirts, as you sweat any breeze at all will blow through your shirt for a nice cool shot. He's 89 in July and still wears his long sleeves in the hot summers, he grew up in the hills and fields of Tennessee which is wear I think he picked up the practice. If you've ever been to Tennessee in mid to late summer or anywhere in the south, you know how bad the humidity can be.
  15. Damn, I thought I was in the back of that old van driving back from the beach in 74 or 5 or 6 or 7, I don't quite remember. You just got to love that music. I just started following link after link, with a big old smile on my face, even without any of the old herb of the day. Great music. California beaches in the 70s, a very happy place.
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