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    Trust me, the dude is no Robin Williams. Robin Williams had class.
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    If anyone had any doubts that small miners are goobers Jeff Williams is doing his best to clear that up.

    One man figures a way to make a living acting like a fool and a whole profession suffers. I'm not seeing how this is a good thing?

    Heavy Pans

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    Live and let live....
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    I can just watch so long then I have to put in the minions video for some real laffs , Just saying , this is to much of a sience and geolical discovery for me to be intriuged by his video's . That being said he is deffinately a smart man , and I seen a cool little two stroke rock crusher he had in one of his video's that intrigued me . But OH NO MR Bill , I just can't , I'll take Tom Massie any time over that .
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    Might as well chime in,
    Jeff is a very intelligent miner who also realizes that there had better be some entertainment value as well. You can't argue with the fact that we all know or have at least seen 7 secs of Jeff Williams? The truth is, any occupation that requires effort is dying off because kids all think computers are the way to go. We need to find our replacements! If we don't get the attention of the younger crowd and we all die off, any rights or regs will be a moot point. So what if you have a hard time watching him or Tom Massey, they make it look like this "might" be something I might want to try someday. Otherwise there may never be the exposure to mining except on discovery. These You Tubers are creating a "what if" and a "I want to do it" It's hard for us to watch but if you do, you just might learn something you didn't know. If you know more than they do, you need to quit keeping it a secret! Our numbers are getting smaller, let them reach out for new blood. My hat is off to anybody wanting to teach and open possibilities. Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay Diggins View Post
    If anyone had any doubts that small miners are goobers Jeff Williams is doing his best to clear that up.

    One man figures a way to make a living acting like a fool and a whole profession suffers. I'm not seeing how this is a good thing?

    Heavy Pans
    I am shocked! "Profession?" I don't see "Small Miners" as Jeff's target audience. I see his audience as greenhorn "recreational miners" for the most part. Wouldn't new blood help businesses like yours Barry? How is Jeff's "character" any more hurtful to gold mining than the typical trailer trash type with a scraggley beard, overalls, and a Minelab GPX 5000?

  7. #37
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    he reads the room and if you dont like the videos his radio show interviews more tones down.
    Goldradiotalk | Showreel | Mixlr

    Goldradiotalk: Ask Jeff Williams & Slim
    Tues 29 Dec 2015

    Goldradiotalk: Ask Jeff Williams
    Tues 07 Apr 2015

    or this video he doesnt even talk.....


    Last edited by Tuolumne; Feb 04, 2016 at 12:05 PM.
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    sometime its good to not take ourselves so dam serious.
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    " A pessimist is an optimist with experience "

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    Jeff's videos are a library of knowledge, especially for people just getting started. I refer as many people as I can to his earlier work with the warning that some of it is presented in a fairly corny, but fun, manner.

    He's a genuinely good person, doing something he loves, in a way he loves to do it. If he were trying to be cool and popular with the secretive, hardcore, professional miners, he certainly wouldn't be making Star Trek references and teaching classrooms full of kids to pan. Kids love his character and that's a very good thing for all of us.

    My only gripe is the "you know what I'm gonna say, so I don't have to say it!!! But I'm gonna say it anyway!!!" thing that happens several times in each video. We know, Jeff!

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    Well I watched it, liked it AND want the book. You know you have gold fever when...
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    Quote Originally Posted by winners58 View Post
    sometime its good to not take ourselves so dam serious.
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    Well said!
    PS Red Wilcox of gold cube fame made a whole Gold Men movie! It's painfully funny and I think you can buy the DVD thru the gold cube website

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    Well said!
    PS Red Wilcox of gold cube fame made a whole Gold Men movie! It's painfully funny and I think you can buy the DVD thru the gold cube website
    couldn't find it on the Gold Cube or Gold-n-sand site found that it has its own site Gold Men the Movie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    I am shocked! "Profession?" I don't see "Small Miners" as Jeff's target audience. I see his audience as greenhorn "recreational miners" for the most part. Wouldn't new blood help businesses like yours Barry? How is Jeff's "character" any more hurtful to gold mining than the typical trailer trash type with a scraggley beard, overalls, and a Minelab GPX 5000?
    I think all recreational miners would aspire to be real Gold miners given the chance , I feel this has become like hunters , using different equipment . Yes they use different equipment , so be it , united we stand and devided we fall . I mean no disrespect , just using the adage as an example . I'm sure we could find many more . We all need to prmote the mining industry as a whole .

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    Quote Originally Posted by motohed View Post
    I think all recreational miners would aspire to be real Gold miners given the chance , I feel this has become like hunters , using different equipment . Yes they use different equipment , so be it , united we stand and devided we fall . I mean no disrespect , just using the adage as an example . I'm sure we could find many more . We all need to prmote the mining industry as a whole .
    I think you are wrong, based on a decade of teaching greenhorns how to placer mine. I think for the vast majority it is a "Bucket List," or once in a lifetime "adventure." But that is a whole different thread!

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    I think you missed the point Terry . Just saying ,we are all on the same side , no matter what we are striving for , I will be in the corner , your corner if need be , to protect are rights to mine . Your rights to mine , I may be a small miner but , I have a vote that will count if need be , and I'm sure the rest will be right there with me to fight ,the fight , you will be fighting for . Again no disrespect , if anythting , it's admeration for what you believe .
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