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Old Tom

Member Since 10 Feb 2012
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In Topic: Happy Birthday Shay

22 April 2015 - 09:55 AM

What another birthday!!!  Pretty soon you'll be catching up to me, I don't admit to anymore.  Have yourself a good day and enjoy your family. 


   old Tom 

In Topic: Nokta Fors Gold

17 April 2015 - 08:29 PM

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. 


   Old Tom 

In Topic: Nokta Fors Gold

17 April 2015 - 02:58 PM

Bob, I wasn't aiming at Mike as I know his upper NE wit.  My comment was in response to Diamondback Dave's opinion of you. 


   Old Tom

In Topic: Nokta Fors Gold

17 April 2015 - 10:31 AM

Mike , the remark was completely unwarranted and unnecessary.  There are always those who disagree but they should keep it within civility.  Bob's contribution to this Forum has been invaluable and should be lauded instead of ostracized.  Keep on, 'keeping on' Bob, don't let The b........ wear you down.     

In Topic: Killer Bees

16 April 2015 - 12:49 AM

Bob, what you probably saw was that they were in a circular pattern around the queen.  She is in the middle of that mass and they are all circling around her.  You don't see them in motion going away and coming towards you while the whole mass is drifting slowly in another direction. If this was a while back and the swarm wasn't Africanized then they wouldn't have harmed you, but I wouldn't count on that today although I have never heard of even an Africanized swarm stinging.  I stood in one last year and stayed perfectly still and they didn't sting.  It was in my back pasture and I was close to the house so I took a chance to see what would happen.  I would not recommend it though. 


   Old Tom   


P.S.  Bees do bump when issuing a warning, but that is only in the tame bee.  The wild bunch has other ideas you can bet.