- Aug 4, 2020
- Detector(s) used
- Fisher gold bug & Whites Spectra 3vi & Minelab Equinox
- Primary Interest:
- Metal Detecting
Benny. I really appreciate your detailing what transpired. Sounds a little fishy. Why would he tell any agency in new Mexico about any bar or anything he found. Thats just plain ignorant or stupid to be blunt. I am assuming that he disclosed that the bars were found on government land. That would trigger an immediate demand. Do you talk to him any more? Just recently i drove to apache reservation to buy an old boat trailer from an apache seller. After hooking up the trailor i decided to drive about a mile further in and get to the remains of ft mcdowell. I got out my detector and started finding really old shell casings and horse bridal relics. after about 30 minutes a mailman drove by in a reservation designated mail truck. He saw me i saw him. 10 minutes later the apache police showed up. Asked me if i was a member of the tribe NO!. Then asked me what i had found NOTHING YET, JUST GETTING STARTED! They informed me of the law and detecting on apache reservation. I thanked them, got in my truck and left. Emptied my pockets when i got home. May i ask, are you a treasure hunter or detectorist or gold prospecter and where do you live and hunt. Thanks. Gary. Cell phone is 805-591-0000. Prefer textsThe man did claim to have found this bar in NM in the vicinity of Victorio Peak 20 years ago. He had said he had a similiar bar assayed in CO and it showed as gold and was confiscated under antiquities act. That I am spectical of. I actually drilled a small hole in this bar and had the shavings XRP which showed the results posted above. I wasn't convinced a scaping would be as accurate as shavings from the center of the bar. There were numerous bars he said came out of the cavern he was working. I did see pictures of the other bars which were similiar in look. All looked as if molded in sand molds. Very textured and what looked to me as having patina but I am not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, but am curious about the origin and possible story behind the bar(s). He was involved in a law suit with the State of NM and had to forfeit his rights to the claim, as I understand it. Conspiracy theories abound!