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  1. Chin up................My friend, remember the ole saying........When the going gets rough and tough, the tough get going. The water runs smoother on the other side of the rapids. Jim
  2. Rick, I tried doing up some cabochons many years ago and did not have much luck in getting a good polish on them. They are quite fascinating with no 2 being alike. I did a little search to see if something new was out there and came up empty-handed except for this link. I cannot get the link to work without a cut/paste direct to your browser. Hope that it works and gives you a little information. www.etsy.com/profile.php?user_id=5034334 Jim
  3. Many spoons were made of nickle silver and then silver plated, if they have been in a fire, the plate will usually be gone and the nickle silver is sometimes hard to polish. You might also try a magnet on that spoon, was a whole bunch of iron eating utensils made back in the early days, they are also quite hard to polish. Copper will usually clean right up and polish.... Jim
  4. Bunk, I like my X-70, it is a good all purpose detector, I use mine mostly for coins and relics. It also preforms quite well for beach hunting. Jim
  5. Azaware, Here are a few quotes with reference to your question. State Trust lands are a no-no......... ROCKHOUNDING ON PUBLIC LAND Rock hounds are welcome to collect rocks and gemstones from most public land administered by the US Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management, but there are some exceptions. Some lands are withdrawn or reserved for certain purposes such as national landmarks, outstanding natural areas, research areas, recreation sites, national historic sites, etc. Rock hounding is usually not permitted in these areas. Rock hounding on valid mining claims is not advised without the locator's consent because of legal problems which might arise between the locator and the collector. Rockhounding is a permitted recreational activity on public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management. The usual rock hound materials, including agates and stones, may be collected in reasonable quantities for hobby use. Petrified wood collection on BLM lands is limited to 25 pounds plus one piece per day to a maximum of 250 pounds per year. Here is a link with reference to Arizona............ http://www.admmr.state.az.us/Rec_Ed/rockhound.html Hope that this in some way provides an answer to your question..... Jim
  6. Vini, Go to this link and you will find everything that you might want to know about the U.S. Electoral College. It even has a state by state calculator for your use in learning..... http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/ Jim
  7. But on the flip side........ It is almost as much a mystery as to why the McCain campaign has declined to publicly release the senator's birth certificate due to the unusual circumstances surrounding his reported place of birth.... http://blog.washingtonpost.com/fact-checke...birthplace.html This much was released about Obama, probably not the true document. http://fightthesmears.com/articles/5/birthcertificate They should both come clean......... Jim
  8. Troy weight is used to measure precious metals. 1 troy ounce = 31.1034768 grams. 12 troy ounce=1 troy pound Avoirdupois weight is used to measure potatoes, tomatoes and such. 1 ounce avoirdupois = 28.349523 grams approx. 16 ounces avoirdupois = 1 pound avoirdupois Jim
  9. John, You should find the 5.11 HRT desert boots to be quite comfortable. I have went thru 2 pair since they were first introduced. The last time that L.A. Police gear had a sale on them, I picked up a couple extra pair. The only thing that I have found wrong with them, is that some pairs have a tendency to develop a split on the seam, mid-way up the back of the boot. A number of guys have had this problem in the past. A little shoe-goo dabbed on the spot when it first develops, will solve the problem. Jim
  10. Thanks for the contest Tony, my guess would be 3.90 grams Jim
  11. I have to echo all the good that has been said about Jonathan Porter on this thread. His videos have helped me and I absorb every post that he makes on the forums that I frequent. He is an asset in many ways. Keep those post coming JP, they make the learning curve much easier. Jim
  12. Iggy, Here is a link that will explain all you may want to learn about chalcedony. Scroll down to the section on Chalcedony Roses from the Turtle Mountains. Some of them make up into beautiful wire wrapped pendants and bolo ties....... http://www.quartzpage.de/chalcedony.html Jim
  13. Rob, I thank you for your quick response as to my dead battery. That was super fast service, got the battery, it took a full charge and is now in my pack as a backup. The dead one is on its way back to you. I appreciate your stepping up and backing the product even though I did not buy it from you. Speaks well of your business ethics. Jim
  14. Happy Birthday Jim, Hope you stick around for many, many more years and write some more of those great books. I just your books........... Jim
  15. Rob, NO, do not clean the token with any harsh cleaners. Mild soap and water, no rubbing. Those Octave tokens are aluminum and will scratch very easy. Here is some information from Arizona Tokens, by Hal Birt, Jr. D. Virando - Octave, Ariz. Good For 12 1/2 in trade......Aluminum , 23 1/2mm round, LARS (made by Los Angeles Rubber Stamp Co.) Was a saloon in business around 1910. It is listed at $400 top price. Your other token is probably either....... A. Giovando - Bros. Octave, Ariz. Good for 12 1/2 cts. Drink. Aluminum, 29mm, Octagonal, 1902 - 1908 $500 top price. or H.C. Trappman, Good for 12 1/2 cent, drink, Aluminum, Octagonal, 29mm, saloon - 1902 - 1903 $300 top price. Jim