Survive Rattlesnake Bite
When our prospecting here in Southern California or Arizona, it seems I’m always running into rattlesnakes. From my own experiences, I would say your best bet is to keep alert and don’t put your hand or foot down in places where you cannot see what could be lurking there.
Probably, I would think the best advice that I could give anyone for surviving a rattlesnake bite when our prospecting or metal detecting is to always go with a buddy.
I know there’s probably a lot of you think that the number one tip should be to carry a cell phone. But, most of the places that I’ve been in Southern California and Arizona you’re really in areas that have no cell service whatsoever. Even if you’re close to a major highway that does have cell service most of the time you’re going to be in canyons and depending on how deep they are you won’t receive any signal. Read more
Fourth of July
On the Fourth of July, we pause to remember and to celebrate the values of liberty and justice that make our country great. And to be thankful for the remarkable freedoms we enjoy. The significance of this day has inspired speeches, music, art, and literary works. Most importantly, it has inspired our people and the citizens of the world. It is an opportunity for each of us to ponder the meaning of our nation’s heritage and to celebrate it in our own unique way.
Independence Day Fireworks at the National Mall, as seen from the Netherlands Carillon in Rosslyn, Virginia. Read more
HISTORY OF THE GOLD RUSH
At the end of 1853, San Francisco was a city on the fast track. A few years earlier, the seaside town had been a sleepy village of just 800 people. But the sight of gold in the waters of the American River set the stage for an event that would forever change a city, a fledgling state, and the nation. Incorporating rare and exquisite daguerreotypes and original recreations, this film offers a vivid portrait of a seminal event in America’s history.
Before watching this video, I read enough of the comments to see that there were some strong opinions about the way the story was told. So, I was somewhat alerted to watch for confirmation of the negatives that I had read. As the story unfolds, there is a building theme of racism and blame being laid on one group or the other. I suppose the intent was to flail us with the Leftist view and force us to assume some guilt for things we had nothing to do with. Read more
Memorial Day Tribute
We pause to take solemn remembrance of the men and women who have given their lives for their country and for their loved ones who have suffered a great loss here at home. To all those serving or have served in the military, we appreciate your service to our country.
Memorial Day Tribute
Why Own Gold
Armageddon is now guaranteed. It all depends upon which time scale you favor.
The honest approach will bring Armageddon sooner. The lying, trickery, taking on more debt, devaluing the currency, propping up stocks and housing prices, propping up bonds when the market turns its back on them….this is an attempt to defer Armageddon until…the next administration I guess. Read more
Dollar Collapse – Peter Schiff
The dollar collapse will be the single largest event in human history. This will be the first event that will touch every single living person in the world. All human activity is controlled by money. Our wealth,our work,our food,our government,even our relationships are affected by money.
Is the U.S. Dollar collapse about to happen? Many believe it is. I believe they fail to focus in on the day to day manipulations of the currency as well as the greater global economic ramifications of countries like China and Russia making a move to unseat the dollar in today’s economic environment.
China just launched it’s new gold backed yuan and the kicker is they said they will not accept U.S. dollars in exchange for the yuan. So all the countries holding our monopoly money are going to be dumping our dollar to get a gold backed currency. We just got checkmated by China. Read more
2016 Gold Price Outlook
Jim Wyckoff shares his forecasts and technical levels for both gold and silver in the coming year, which he expects to rebound in the second half of the year.
‘We may have some more downside price pressure in the first quarter but I suspect as we move into the summer time, we will see stabilization in prices,’ he said. Wyckoff expects oil to reach $33 a barrel then move higher, which will move raw commodity prices higher as well. ‘I suspect we’ll Read more
This video is a weekend gold mining trip in late February to Arizona prospecting areas around Yuma Arizona. From San Diego California the trip usually takes us about 3 ½ hours pretty much straight on Highway 8.
Pretty much it’s very rare for weekend prospectors to find enough gold to even pay for the gas that it takes to get out to some of the sites. But, that’s not to say that it’s still not exciting and there is always that chance, I guess just like the lottery, of finding a big gold nugget or pocket of fine gold.
So, what I’m saying here is if you’re looking for a hobby and enjoy camping in the outdoors, you should definitely check out weekend gold prospecting and your local gold prospecting clubs. Read more
Gold Prospecting Adventures
Compilation of weekend gold prospecting adventures in Southern California and Western Arizona.
Some think it’s all about how much gold you find. Or, who finds the biggest gold nugget or biggest pocket of fine gold. But my take on it it’s more about going back in time to the old West and experiencing real adventure and excitement!
Unfortunately in today’s five warning notices on any step stool society, when someone mentions going someplace for excitement, most think of going to Disneyland! Read more