Saturday, May 5, 2018

Now I hunt treasure and research outlaws.

My baseball story. 

When I was young I fell in love with baseball.  Both playing sandlot baseball and following Major League Baseball.  My favorite player was Ted Williams.  It seemed everyone liked the Yankees and Mickey Mantle, so I became a Boston Red Sox fan.  That was about 1959.  I am still a very loyal fan of the Red Sox.  I even have Mookie Mania. 

I didn't get to play Little League Baseball.  My mother had me go to church, primary, which conflicted with team tryouts so I didn't get on a team.  I could only watch others play.  I watched older guys play baseball in the Pony League too.  The Pony League was for 13-14 year olds in that area.  I got on a team in the Pony League as they didn't require tryouts.  I was in like my first or second game when my dad bought a car and came and took me out of the game.  I felt like he could have shown me his new car anytime. 

But that wasn't all.  He wanted me to start going down to his ranch and farm at Woodside, Utah.  So much for my baseball career.  Woodside was, and still is in a way, outlaw territory.  My dad used to talk about Joe Walker and the Walker Trail all the time.  I even have a couple of stories about Butch Cassidy and my family. 

My father also used to have a lot of mining claims.  His father had a lot of mining claims and even his father had at least one mining claim.  I have discussed Dode's mining claims in other posts on this blog.  So that gave me an interest in mining, prospecting and somehow treasure hunting.  I have read all the treasure stories about Utah that I could.  I have even researched treasure stories in all states in the west. 

I currently have some active treasure hunts going on and I have joined GPAA so I can go prospecting, panning, detecting or whatever on their claims.  I still love baseball.  My dream is to hit the ball out of Spring Mobile Ballpark, which is the home of the Salt Lake Bees.  This at age 70.  I may not be able to do it but I would sure love the chance. 

Another wish list item is to find a 6 pound gold nugget in California or Oregon. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

From Clear Creek Canyon along I-70 in Utah.

I took some pictures on my way back from California recently.  Amazing photos.  Two of them are a burial tomb and the grave.  This is near the museum in Clear Creek Canyon near Cove Fort. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Giants in the Grand Canyon.

Quotes from website. 

According to an article published in The Arizona Gazette on April 5, 1909, the Grand Canyon was once home to a civilization that most likely consisted of individuals of cyclopean proportions. If such a civilization ever lived, surely it would have left behind some structure as a testament of its existence.
The article mentions the discovery of an enormous underground citadel by an explorer named G.E. Kinkaid, who stumbled upon it while rafting on the Colorado River. It is worth mentioning that Kinkaid was an established archaeologist and had financial backing from the Smithsonian Institute.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Claimjumper Story.

The claim jumper story.  

In December, SITLA's attorney John Andrews sent a letter to Shuman after the school trust lands administration noticed that Gold Rush was marketing leases to school trust lands property that it had not yet acquired. The paperwork for the transaction had not yet been completed, Andrews said, yet the property in Utah's west desert was posted as available on the Internet.

"Gold Rush at that point was selling something it had no legal right to," Andrews said in an interview.

Another letter in April from Andrews to Shuman was more stern, indicating the agency had received information from the BLM and local law enforcement that Gold Rush had staked mining claims on school trust lands and sold them to third parties with no legal right. The letter included a warning that Gold Rush did not have permission to enter the agency's property to stake claims and any violation would be treated as trespassing.

Thiem said he feels like he paid $10,000 to Gold Rush for nothing, and has not had his money refunded.

He and Shuman have exchanged hostile emails and Thiem says now of Gold Rush, "They need to be stopped."

Shuman contends his disgruntled customer doesn't understand the paperwork he has in his own hands that documents legal rights to mining claims. He said he is being fed misinformation by a Tooele County man who wants the claims for himself.

Shuman blames any dust-up on Thomas Waite of Stansbury Park, who he asserts is working for a mining company trying to gobble up claims for itself. Waite confirmed that he is a consultant for a mining company, but he alleges that it's Gold Rush jumping claims.

This us a story about a guy that is now under investigation for selling claims that another individual says he does not or did not have. He also apparently sold a lease on state land he was not entitled to. Here is the story. Just click on the link below. ....

Do a search with "claimjumper".  The story aired May 24, 2012.  

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Camel Mining Desert Fox Gold Panning Wheel.

The Desert Fox has a folding stand so that it not only can be used in the Action Packer case with 3 gallons of water, it will also work in a stream with the pump furnishing water from the stream. It will also work in any tub or tray that will hold 3" of water in case something happens to your Action Packer. The "copy-cats" build their machine into the Action Packer and that is the only way you can use it!...... Panning concentrates by hand is a time monster that takes the fun and PROFIT out of recreational prospecting. The Desert Fox increases your speed and efficiency by 50 times.