Don't count on the Africanized bee giving up after a quarter of a mile, They will chase you until the cows come home and then chase the cows out. You can not outrun them the best thing you can do is get into a tree or large bush and go out the other side. Do this a couple of times and they will be too confused to get at you. Bad thing is that in the desert there are usually no sizeable trees only cacti.
My son and I have learned so much from Nugget Bob in the past. He has taken us to some of his old gold areas and patiently instructed us in many ways. Boulderdash and Adam are a couple of very generous guys that if not for them we wouldn't be in a position to impart some of our knowledge to the younger set. You can ask a few on here just who were they were with when you got your first Az. nugget. We take guys and gals to some of our secret spots and have a great time doing it. You can't make a statement like that and not be challenged. Maybe you are going about it the wrong way? There isn't a finer bunch of miners than on this forum.