The Shadow

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  1. Sometimes life and work gets in the way of the best laid plans. Skip Thats why you have a plan B and C though right?
  2. Some tails of Terry need to just stay quiet still. I knew him and he told me of some great ground I prospect to this day. RIP Terry...
  3. I do not condone the gay life style nor am I a homophobe, but I had the priveligde to meet the man while my late father provided security for him in Orlando FL back in 1979 and I have the upmost respect for him since then. The video you posted is of one of his best productions. A very talented man!
  4. I knew Kelly and spent a lot of good times up there with him until he moved to Cleator for the heavy winter snows and never moved back. Remember Hung Low his pot bellied pig. The man dug his own grave out behind the cabin just in case he needed it one day. Lots of good stories of Alaska from him and he always showed you his mastadon tooth from there. Had a lot of silver coins from the ghost town of Alexadria that was down the trail a bit. Was shocked when he shot himself on his porch but he lived and died on his on merits. Lots to detect up there when we can get back in once again for sure.
  5. There are no shortages of rattlers where we go so if its an area we spend a lot of time in with the dogs or kids, all rattlers we find die. Your point is well taken though and to kill a snake just because you are scared of snakes is pretty immature and if found where we will rarely go again we leave them alone. Rattlers in town need to be removed one way or another. Plenty of cats to do the minor mouse control they do.
  6. If you happen to be looking for additional claims we just decided to sell one of our best drywashing claims that also holds good detectable nuggets. Message me if interested in more info. Asking price for 40 acres is only $2500.
  7. Here it is right from BLM... Public Law 103-23, amendment to the 1916 SRHA, requires anyone wishing to explore land subject to the SRHA for the purpose of staking a mining claim to first file a Notice of Intent to Locate a Mining Claim (NOITL) with the appropriate BLM State Office. BLM carries a form for filing a NOITL on SRHA land, however, a specific form is not required. A nonrefundable filing fee of $30 must accompany the NOITL. Claimants must file a NOITL (Form 3830-3) prior to entering SRHA land to explore for minerals, or to locate mining claims. Filing a NOITL segregates the land from all forms of appropriation for 90-days for the party filing the NOITL. A NOITL must contain the following information: *NOTE: If you own the surface estate of SRHA lands and want to explore or locate a mining claim on the Federally-reserved mineral estate, you do not need to file a NOITL. Statutory Information The following statutory information must be included with the NOITL: 1. Surface owner name and address; 2. Claimant name and address; 3. Legal description of the land covered by the NOITL. The legal description shall be based on the public land survey or other sufficient description so that the NOITL can be noted to the public land status records; 4. A map of the land subject to mineral exploration; and 5. Dates of when exploration and/or location of claims will begin and end. The information above is mandatory statutory information that is required before the 90-day segregation of the land becomes effective. If any of the statutory information is missing the NOITL will not be posted to the land status records, or in the public room until all the statutory information is received. Regulatory Information The NOITL must include the following regulatory information: 1. $30.00 Service Fee; 2. Proof of surface ownership. A copy of the county records showing who is paying the taxes on the property is sufficient proof of ownership. A certificate of title or proof of title insurance will also be accepted; 3. A copy of the certified mail receipt card proving the surface owner was served a copy of the NOITL; 4. The telephone number of the surface owner, if available. If not available the claimant must submit a letter to BLM, dated and signed, outlining the steps taken to locate the number. 5. The telephone number of the claimant; 6. Total number of acres covered by the NOITL; 7. Brief description of proposed mineral activity; and 8. Map showing access routes. Land Covered by the NOITL NOITLs are assigned serial numbers and noted on the Historial Index (HI). All land covered by a NOITL must be owned by the same person or group of people. In order for one NOITL to be accepted for multiple surface owners, all owners must jointly own the land described in the NOITL. A separate NOITL is required for different surface owners. Each claimant is allowed 1280 acres covered by NOITLs per surface owner. The maximum acreage that may be covered by NOITLs for a single claimant is 6400 acres statewide. Segregation Period The 90-day segregation period begins the day the NOITL is received by BLM. The segregation period will not begin until all of the statutory requirements are met. The NOITL is noted on the HI during the 90-day segregation period. The 90-day segregation period ends on the 90th day, even if it falls on a weekend or a holiday. Exploration & Location of Mining Claims The claimant must wait 30 days after the date the surface owner signs the certified card to begin exploration and staking claims. The claimant is not allowed to enter the land covered by the NOITL during this 30-day period. The claimant may explore and stake mining claims during the remainder of the 90-day segregation period, approximately 60 days. Plan of Operation (PoO) & Bonding After mining claims are staked, a mining claimant or operator may not conduct mineral activities unless the following conditions are met: 1. Written consent from the surface owner(s); or 2. An approved plan of operations from BLM. A plan of operation (PoO) will be filed in the appropriate BLM Field Office pursuant to the standards described at 43 CFR 3809. Within 60 days of its receipt, the BLM Field Office will approve the PoO, or notify the claimant/operator of any deficiencies in the PoO. The 60-day time frame to approve the PoO may be extended for an unspecified amount of time if necessary to comply with other applicable requirements of law. The State Office will be notified of a PoO if filed within the 90-day segregation period. The 90-day segregation period may be extended by at least 60 days if additional time is required to comply with other applicable requirements of law. The appropriate BLM Field Office will determine the bond amount, prepare the necessary environmental document and estimated reclamation costs for the PoO. The operator or mining claimant(s) shall post fees in amounts sufficient to cover tangible losses incurred by the surface owner during operations, and permanent losses that may result if the land are not reclaimed to pre-mining agricultural production levels. An annual surface use payment is required to be paid to the surface owner(s), based upon fair market value of the land. Mining Claims Recorded in Connection with a NOITL 1. The location date of the claims must be 30 days after the surface owner signed the certified card and when statutory requirements are met and before the 90-day segregation period expired. 2. The legal description(s) on the location certificate(s) must be within the legal description given on the NOITL. 3. The location, recording, and maintenance of mining claims on SRHA land are the same as for other open public domain land. Pre-Act Mining Claims (Non-Grandfathered) Claims that were located and recorded with BLM on SRHA land prior to the April 16, 1993, amendment were not completely "grandfathered". 1. Pre-Act claims do not require BLM intervention if surface owner and claimant have an agreement on mining operations. 2. Pre-Act operations with a BLM bond outstanding are subject to BLM review, but only if surface owner requests it. 3. Pre-Act claims with no pre-act operations will need either surface owner consent filed with BLM, or to file a Plan of Operation (Plan) and go through the new approval process for use authorization of a Plan. The claimant needs to submit a letter to BLM stating that he/she has the consent of the surface owner to operate and that no BLM intervention is necessary. The surface owner must sign this letter. BLM does not need to know the details of the agreement(s).
  8. This is not true in many cases. If the land was patented under the stock raising homestead act and BLM retained the minerals as is often the case , you can file a mining claim on it and enter the private land to prospect, even mine it under the SRHA rules that are a little different than the commonly known claim rules.
  9. Often times these types of oddities are whats left over after a landslide occurs of soft soil that carries some rocks and then as the dirt erodes away the rocks are left. My guess is this one just happened to end up balanced after the dirt that carried it there turned to mud and washed away. Neat pic.
  10. Please check fact before furthering things such as this that get guys worked up.
  11. I spoke to him last night and offered to give him a replacement tower and set it all up for him if he would send me the hardware he removed from his old one. In that way he would not be out any info or pictures etc, but he said he plugged in some Dell memory from another computer into it to add memory and when he turned it on that memory smoked the motherboard so he removed all cards and destroyed his hard drive for some reason I didn't really understand. When I get back from a trip I'll try to put one together for him and ship it out if he has not replaced it some other way by then.
  12. I don't know if this has any bearing to the info but you used to not be able to file claim on top of private property either and now BLM is taking the money and giving AMC #'s for claims over someones private property as long as mineral rights are theirs. No idea why but it is causing a bunch of law suits, one of which I am involved in now.
  13. Dang Bob, that sure will make the skunk run a long way.
  14. Shocking! When has this EVER happened before with an AZ prospecting club?