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  1. Hi All I got a nice surprise in the mail today. I made my very first profit from my Gold Basin land deals today. Heck it's only taken a couple decades. A very nice gentleman out of Las Vegas sent me some shiny. I wish to thank Clark for the very generous gift and thoughts . You really didn't need to do that. Soooo now your beeper and nose are officially anointed with gold nugget finds from now on 🙄. My pointy finger still has some ammo left. Well Thanks again Clark !!! Happy Huntin John B. #2 I think
    4 points
  2. Hi All This is the acreage that the club will hopefully be purchasing. Many years ago I called the owner of this property and asked permission to hunt for meteorites on this parcel in conjunction with a study with the U of A . I no longer can find those maps and records since a move 10 years ago. But as I remember we were granted permission. I found quite a few nuggets on and adjoing this property with my old goldmasters. My first weekend there I got 69 nuggets totaling around 2 ounces and a few space rocks. While calling around landowners for permission I ran across the 160 acres that the owner wanted to sell. I bought it and you members have access to use it. The 160 acres is the north east 1/4 of section 21 T29N R18W . The new property is 40 Acres and it's location is the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 Section 29 T29N R18W. I would like to put up some signs on these properties. Something like Trespassers will gut shot, women and children winged. Or will you get the idea. If anyone is out there in Gold Basin and see's people on these parcels , Please advise them they are trespassers and if the owner catches them he is one mean SOB and if he don't shoot you he will have you arrested or confiscate your stuff. Happy Huntin John B #2 I think
    4 points
  3. Denny and David, OK, gentlemen we settle this with pistol’as 20 paces turn and fire the victor...Hmmm no victor here if we get are feelings hurt we are all friends doing something we love in the great out doors with a lot of like minded individuals (and I mean individuals, with many varied talents) all of whom I have the greatest respect for. It’s been a tough year, we are almost there...David I was talking to an old prospector at the basin and according to him the new 40 is really good ground...still, please be patient and join the party. Denny, you are really really smart, I have tremendous respect for you words and look forward to a long and rewarding friendship, something I hope for everyone here as well this is a quality club with quality members, Can’t we all just get...prospecting. Smiles and best wishes, Clark
    3 points
  4. Been busy researching old claims to to find a good one one that no longer is valid for the club. Came across this, check our the name of the discoverer near the bottom of the page. Anyone familiar with Kalifornia and Nevada gold history will recognize one of history's most famous prospectors. Have found about a half dozen invalid placer claims in good areas to check out. Dennis and I are waiting for the snow to melt in the higher elevation claims before we start the expedition.Shorty Harris Claim MRDS03212021.pdf
    3 points
  5. Rich, Iphone video was just of target sounds before scraping or digging. location: 35.87934, -114.23647 WSPA PROPERTY GOLD BASIN GPZ- nugget .84 grams at aprox. 16” deep
    2 points
  6. Hi All I don't know if this will work ?? Here is a link to my old web page all found with my old goldmasters. There are 3 categories to click on Gold , Meteorites , and artifacts. I built this in the late 1990s. I've found lots more since. Some of the thumb nails don't show up but if you click on them the picture is still there and others it's just the opposite. I guess it's how the archives work or something. Here's the link . http://web.archive.org/web/20030817113315/http://www.gci-net.com/users/g/goldmaster/ Happy Huntin John B. #2 I think
    2 points
  7. John you are very welcome and mostly I guess a token gesture to tell you how much appreciated you are for all you do. thank you, Clark
    2 points
  8. A classy move by Clark for a classy JohnB...
    2 points
  9. Sorry for the delay worlddavi on replying. I am new to the invisionzone software, but this is what Ive found so far. The website software sets up as either public or private. We are a public forum, so the existence of the club / group is visible to public... If set up as "private", no one outside of members would know we even exist.. Counter productive IMO.. FYI: There are two parts of our site. PUBLIC and MEMBERS ONLY. The public parts of the current forum are the New Member Introduction, General Discussion, Nugget Hunting, and Meteorite Hunting forums.. The parts of the website that remain private and closed to outside eyes are in the Member's Only section. FYI: Posts made in Members Only topics (the private sections in our forum) Do Not get searched or indexed by google spiders and other web browser search engines. The Rub: The issue as I see it ( and many other invisionzone software users - consider how being member of a mental health patients group might feel as example), is that the member profile info IS always viewable whenever someone makes a comment regardless of section, public or private. Unfortunately, it appears there is no way to turn off the profile display when posting in one of our public forums. Yes, google picks up the info and makes it available for all time. The registration process asks for First Name and Last Name, and then asks for location, Birthdate, contact method, Gender, etc.... First Name and Last Name fields being Required, the rest is optional... I personally chose not to display much of this info in my profile as example: https://wspa.invisionzone.com/profile/1245-aarcher/ Note here that Birthday - I left blank... Gender - I left blank First Name - I used first Initial only Location - I used NM (not exact location of town) I am not that concerned over a basic profile signature being used when I post or comment here, but making these few changes does make identifying who I am considerably more difficult. Public display confirms only that there is a member, a archer who lives somewhere in NM. No Birthdate, no gender, etc... We are looking for a software plugin that will address this permanently and more efficiently, but in the interim, try these suggestion if you are also concerned: The Forum is currently setup so that a member's profile info is displayed with any activity. However, Members do have some control of what is seen with options to choose what is shown or not shown (by editing their public profile. TEMP FIXs TO IMPROVE COMFORT LEVEL while looking for permanent solution #1. Edit / Delete personal info from profile. Log in. Click avatar by your user name (top right of welcome screen) / Click Settings / Click Account Settings: Edit Name, Location, and make any other changes you feel necessary #2. POST IN A MEMBERS ONLY FORUM when discussing club business. Posts in the Members Only private section will only be seen by other registered Members. And since this topic was started in public forum, this is all on the record for God and google to collect and covet. hehheh.. Bottom Line View from the Top: There are possibly plugins that will allow us to hide member info from guests (and from google spiders) automatically, but posts in public forum will still be visible, and these public posts will be recorded by all the different web browser "spiders" as they look for new content. If we can find a suitable software plugin, it would allow improved basic privacy shielding members profile, yet still allow us the ability to keep the public presence, and if there is an add on solution found, the Board can decide how to proceed from there. Too long winded again. Nothing comes ez for me when 'splaining things..... Questions welcome. Please use private message for specific help in any of this... aarcher
    2 points
  10. Hi All Yes Dick I bought the property from Jerimiah Wilson on Ebay. The only corner mark on the property will be the 1/4 corner mark on the N/W corner of the property . Or should I say the 1/2 mile marker on the northern section line. There is a USGS marker there just up out of the wash, there used to be some claim monuments there as well. I received the recorded deed back Friday. I will chat with my Insurance man Monday hopefully . I will post what I can find out about insurance and we will go from there. I think the monuments should read private property on painted cemented in 4x4. When setting the monuments recess them in a couple feet and I think we will be OK. I think a survey is wise but not necessary, Unless we are doing digging and fencing or putting up gates. Because it won't stop the locals or the rest out there. What would the club charge me to put up monuments on my 160 acre property. I've put up no trespassing signs only to find them full of bullets holes and laying down in the gullies. I would be more than happy to pay a reasonable price. All of my corners have USGS monuments except one. I'm also interested in purchasing more properties up there. If anyone notices for sale signs let me know the phone numbers and I'll give them a call. Even if the club doesn't want them I'll buy them and you all can have access. Happy Huntin John B. #2 I think
    2 points
  11. Chet, Congratulations on another interesting year, I hope you are well and warm! Looking forward to seeing you out there in a better year! Jeff
    2 points
  12. Yeah it's a test we put all our new members through, to see if you have the patience to be a prospector. (joke) So here is a member who wants to pay his dues and can't find out how to do it. What is wrong with this picture?
    2 points
  13. Hi Bob, hoping you and Susan are having good holidays too. I have not been able to "dispute" the charge yet because it's still pending. This whole situation is so needlessly lame.
    2 points
  14. WSPA is accepting applications for membership, anyone interested in applying for membership please email me here on the WSPA forum, include a personal email and I will send you the membership packet.
    1 point
  15. Hi All Bob our policy has always been claim owners or signors on claims get free membership. Now there are no more association claims unless they are preexisting to the current 20 acre rule change. It's never gone to well when the club has foot the bill on claims ? There seems to be a difficulty in getting someone to look over or handle paperwork or other problems that might arise if they have no skin in the game. But I think the club is open to all suggestions. Happy Huntin John B. #2 I Think
    1 point
  16. Awww Jeff shucks, twerrnt nuttin...although thanks. really though I believe this club was founded on such behavior John B continues that tradition since the inception of this organization as do others, such attributes that set WSPA apart need to be remembered whenever possible this place rocks (the gold type). In rebuilding we don’t need to be fast to be excellent...we just need to remember what’s important.
    1 point
  17. mr B that has been the question for some time you really need to find the right people Its hard on the soul for most when they see gold coming off there claim and its not in there pocket Also who wants experienced Detectorist cleaning up there gold Good ground is hard to find finding the right person whom has a good claim and can take it well there As rare as gold
    1 point
  18. Clark, Your thoughtfulness and generosity are inspiring. That was a classy thing to do and John is a deserving recipient. Hope to make it to GB soon and will advise when certain. Jeff
    1 point
  19. Dick, I think you are right if you want to be precise. That is in section 29. There should be a section marker to the east which would be a bit south of the GPAA Joshua Tree. I'm looking at your corners on a pretty small screen but if I had a large screen we could be more precise but who would have a precise GPS out at the property? I say if you are going to put the corners in concrete get a survey. If you just want to let people 'know' to be legal then being within 10 feet or so in that area should be good enough. If you want to enforce legal rights for any reason then a survey is the best way to go. Mitchel
    1 point
  20. Should we get a professional surveyor and be positive? Was this the Zachariah Wilson property? If so I’m guessing the following coordinates might be close. NWC 35.87993 -114.23761 NEC 35.87993 -114.23315 SEC 35.87629 -114.23315 SWC 35.87629 -114.23761
    1 point
  21. John in my eyes you are #1 thanks for the great and generous purchase We will be purchasing this from you Keep posting what you see i always peruse and investigate your info Treasurer Banker Backer You are getting even more titles Most generous and honest man I ever met . We are fortunate to have you
    1 point
  22. This is from Placer Gold Deposits of Nevada by Maureen G Johnson 1981 publication date. Go get em!! Shorty Harris was a legend. ,ll
    1 point
  23. Chet keep going strong Hope you have a great new year
    1 point
  24. Clark, Hope you had a great and relaxing birthday. Thanks for all of your work with the club re-set! Jeff
    1 point
  25. Jeff, likewise happy birthday wishes to you and a few others that I missed this month. Like Jack Benny I'm only 39; but somehow my body feels a little older.😁 Have another good year, Chet
    1 point
  26. We feel it is not fair to have paying members when we are so unorganized and with a plan not set up. There is hope and a few are working to put the ponies in the corral so to say when we have real. Forward movement we will let you all know. There is a spark of hope we do not want any monies from members until we are stable and hope you can respect that. We still have AZ claims so far and a good one in Iowa hill area Ca Just pounding the ground to find a few more good areas before we restart hope that helps and we could use the help
    1 point
  27. Oops forgot the main reason i was going to post as soon as Leo posted his question Jeff replied to him So u all know
    1 point
  28. So you're calling me out for joking about how long it takes to get a reply with accurate information about membership dues payments? Sorry you can't see the irony in that. If justifiable disagreements about situations going on in WSPA, that are humorously put, aren't allowed here, then I'm in the wrong place. Take it easy.
    1 point
  29. Good to know. It always helps for clarity if someone posts publicly that it's been handled so everyone knows action was taken. Just a well-meaning thought…as all my posts have been, even if they are sometimes not seen that way.
    0 points
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