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 By studbkr

04/03/2004  1:48PM

I was wondering if 16-1 has ever considered publicity thru web sites like or The banner ads and other publicity help improve stock prices, as well as help big-time investors consider private placements.

I exchanged e-mails with the owner of on a few occasions. He was interested in publicizing gold sales and I tried to get to get in touch with him with no success.

He also loves the current picture of the week. I think he wants a little cash to do anything for us, however.

Bob, the owner of is very bullish on the price of gold. I told him the current picture of the week (wired explosives in a face cut) could be "gold about to explode", which is a pun on the price skyrocketing, too.

I know our company is strapped for cash, but this idea may payoff.

"Small shareholder"

03/16/2004  8:07AM

To answer "minerwannabe's" questions. The stench canister was in place as recently as the week prior to the inspection. Nobody is sure how or why it was removed, but the speculation is that somebody working on the compressor temporarily removed it and forgot to replace it.
The fire suppression system in the portal is an ongoing problem because it freezes in the winter. We are required to keep it charged with water and invetibaly it freezes causing leaks and making it inoperable.
 By Michael Miller

03/13/2004  5:52PM

It is nice to have mining issues that on their surface may seem to be of great concern or consequence but in fact are minor and inconsequential. No operator likes to get an allegation of a violation in any standard or regulation. Citations are written in almost every inspection. Our crew has had six to ten citation free inspections in the past. Everyone walks tall on those happy days. It is a tribute to the miners and the inspectors.

An MSHA inspector arrives unannounced, which is fine. In doing so he or she must review whatever is going on that day. It is very disruptive because, for example, my plans for the day immediately change to accommodate the inspector. Then I pass them off to someone who will take them into the mine, look at the surface operation and check the paperwork. Since the miners only make money when gold is mined, they usually resent the interruption in their activities. No one has anything to hide. Time is lost and time is something these miners cannot afford to lose. The MSHA inspector arrived at 1pm on Tuesday and left Friday afternoon.

“Imminent Danger” is a judgment call that MSHA inspectors have abused in recent (last seven years) inspections. It is almost as if impending danger allegations are used to exert control over the operation. This inspector invoked the concept of “about to happen” danger and ordered the crew of six miners to withdraw from the mine until the imminent danger was abated. A stench canister was not attached to the compressed air line. This was the violation. The stench is one available warning device to alert the underground miners to exit the mine. In 22 years it has NEVER been needed to warn the miners. With six miners working close together, it is highly unlikely necessary no matter what type of emergency one could potentially create. The inspector over reacted. The canister was relocated early the next morning. The inspector arrived hours later and abated the citation. Two guys walked away from the mine because they could not afford to stand around and not break or move rock. No break, no gold, no payday. Miners must be in danger for something this drastic to be implemented by our government. After all, Americans do have a right to work. It will not be the end of the world; however each little bite out of a man’s workday adds up. Common sense and reasonableness have disappeared from most governmental regulators. Let’s empower the inspectors to use their heads. Also let’s educate them and train them the art and science of mining. Let’s quit promoting them based on how many citations they write.
 By minerwannabe

03/13/2004  10:59AM

Why weren't these violations turned up in earlier inspections? A lack of a fire suppression system would seem to be a pretty obvious "catch". Hope all goes well and the hoisting of high grade continues.

03/12/2004  8:14AM

A verbal closure order was issued on Wednesday afternoon due to the lack of a stench canister on the compressor system and a lack of fire supression sprinklers in the portal. (A closure order means no other work can proceed until the citations are abated). The miners had both problems fixed by 7:30 a.m. the next morning. We are into our third day of inspections today. Will give a more detailed report of the inspection once it is complete.
 By Bella

03/12/2004  1:56AM

Heard the mine was shut down for a Citation violation.
Have the violations been addressed in the Best Interest of the miners?
 By Michael Miller

02/17/2004  9:57PM

NAPE, the 2004 North American Prospector Expo, brought over 9,100 people into Houston for two days. There must have been 1000 exhibitors in a convention center bigger than a football field. Oil, gas, technological services and banks offered their wares. There was one gold company, Original Sixteen to One Mine, Inc.

Successful individuals or representatives of successful companies walked through the isles looking for deals. The potential for making money was everyone’s common denominator. We were there to offer an opportunity albeit very different than the others. Unfortunately, no one recognized what was before him or her. Maybe 500 people found our two cubicles. Even though we were in the last row in the most remote corner of the building, news that a giant hunk of gold was on display spread through the crowd. The local CBS television station sent a crew to film the Whopper. It was shown on the 5pm and late news programs on Thursday night. The Whopper did what it always does. It brought smiles even to the hard faces of the men and women of America’s oil and gas fields.

Was the trip a success or failure? Time will tell. Everyone had packed up and left the center by 4pm on Friday. We were there until 5:30pm, still discussing the use of proceeds from our private placement offering with some truly interested people. The oil and gas guys look at risk differently from gold. It reminded me of the differences I noticed years ago between the gold miners and loggers. While we all work with natural resources, the gold miners have a longer commitment before profitable extraction or bust occurs.

The offer on the table was ten percent ownership of America’s oldest gold company for $1, 500,000. This opportunity could not drill a dry hole. It could not just disappear. Its upside is unpredictable but not its downside. The company has withstood the ravages of time. It is a survivor because of its assets. Try as many of them did to understand the proposal before them, I could see the confusion in their eyes. Unable to explain 100 years of high-grade gold mining at the Sixteen to One in an hour or less, I came away without a check. How sad for everyone!

Yes, years ago gold and black gold were quite a pair. Currency has always been around. Gold, oil, diamonds and paper have liquidity in common as currency. Their reliability to float, hold value or succumb to external manipulation varies with significant consequences. Leslie Snyder wrote a book, early seventies, titled Gold and Black Gold, the story of gold and oil. Successful stories are few, especially for the mega corporations. Individuals or small companies, however, have successfully played in transforming their oil assets into gold assets. Gold was coming out of hibernation in 1975, and a new process was developing to make “no see ‘em” gold microns into gold bars. Oil was trading in high dollars. Gold needed start-up and working capital. Oil saw an opportunity to diversify. Oil was accumulating many surplus dollars. The “hard asset” producers questioned their exchange of oil and gas for paper and what it represents. Nothing is new yet everything is different. Oil and gold are meeting again. Technological advancements in each field flow and ebb over time affecting the supply and demand of each commodity.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger fired a shot heard all around the world in his state of the State address. Did anyone else recognize its significance? He called for a hydrogen highway in California. Nobody commented about it later. Workers comp and blasting the boxes of State government stole the show.Reforms in these areas are the preeminent ways to stop or avoid California's closest threatening bullet of decline or despair. If the closest bullet hits you, the next ones down the line don’t really count. The new governor fired a concept of eliminating oil as a method of powering transportation in California. No time lines were suggested, but I see significant changes within two decades.
Technology never dies. Advancement continues in both gold and oil. People and societies will always need these hard assets.

. Oil and gold benefited from each other twenty-five years ago by creating supply and demand. They will do so again against other currencies of trade and consumption.

 By gfxgold

02/02/2004  10:45PM

Thanks, Wildwes21, you just have to ask nice. I guess that piece of quartz with the note tied around it never made it to the 16 to 1 "Webmaster".
Operating? Well, that's kind of a generous word for what goes on at the mine.
 By Wildwes21

01/31/2004  10:40AM

GFXgold, You are GF who has a operating Mine right? If so how come your website is not linked here?
 By Wildwes21

01/31/2004  10:31AM

I just got off a website,that a kind gentleman posted on Tomashworths forum for us to look at,that had very good RIM information and other systems too.Neat site.Is it ok to post links on this forum?
 By Wildwes21

01/31/2004  7:08AM

Thank You for your reply.The GPR does seem to leave a lot to interpatattion.Have your percentages of positive readings increaced steadly over time with the usage of GPR?
I'm not familar with RIM.Is RIM a Electrical Charging System or a Electronic Sound Wave System?
Thank You for your responce and Time.Good Skill and Continued Success to You All.
 By Michael Miller

01/30/2004  8:44PM

Beginning in 1992, we began using metal detectors in the mine. Soon other methods of locating gold surfaced, one was GPR (ground penetrating radar). It works. We were able to “see” through the quartz and an image would appear on the screen. The Discovery channel presented a ten-minute special about our work around 1994. The problem seems to rest in the interpretation of the data. What is gold? What are the other anomalies? We became a Beta site for a five-year program of serious gold detection with companies interested in using modern technology to find gold. The Sixteen to One mine is a great mine for research because the quartz is benign and the gold is very concentrated. Over the years the miners became familiar with the term, “false positives”.

Another type of detection came from Colorado. It was called RIM technology (radio imagining method). It also worked. We were able to locate anomalies within five hundred feet of quartz between the 1700-foot level and the 2200-foot level. One of its drawbacks was the length of time it took to process the data. Therefore, we declared that our gold detector of the future must be in “real time”. The hardware is not stopping our progress. It is the software and the adaption of the equipment to meet the demands of an underground mine. Miners are not known to be dainty guys and mines are known to be wet and dirty.

We spent a lot of time and money chasing those false positives; however we are willing to continue the search for an electronic improvement for finding gold. We do not even care if the accuracy is only forty percent. This is a very rich mine. We can strike out sixty percent of the time and still find a lot of gold.
 By Wildwes21

01/30/2004  9:10AM

or other Ground Imagaging System at the 16 to 1?
 By gfxgold

01/23/2004  5:26PM

Hey Mike, about the picture with Dave and Joe, ask Davie which is worse, the explosives ready to go or someone pointing a camera at him. (heh-heh).
 By Crush

01/05/2004  9:16PM

At my brothers house there was stuff on TV about Mars sayinbg how our rv there runs around with gold plastered on all over the places xposed to the sun. Seems like it wood be allthe time, up there. What dose this mean for catching gold at the mine?
 By gfxgold

01/05/2004  6:16PM

Well, that didn't take long!!! Only a day after I posted the target of $420, gold blows away the $420 mark. Analysts said gold could hit $450 due to the weak US dollar, terrorism and the war in Iraq. Like I said on that last post; "Is it 1980 all over again"?
Gotta find some gold!!!
 By gfxgold

01/04/2004  10:23PM

Gold is making another run. The fortune tellers in the metal market were hoping to see gold prices stay above $410 past the end of '03... they did. Now, they want to see gold prices hit $420 and stay there for a while (to boost investor confidence). The price seems to be headed that way. After that? Well, they expect the price to go higher but, they also expect to see a significant drop in the price of gold come fall of '04. We could always have a repeat of 1980 when gold hit a high of $850 on Jan. 21st and still closed out the year (Dec. 30th) at $589.75. You never know... until it happens.
 By gfxgold

01/02/2004  4:01PM

Gympie Gold, an Aim-traded Australian coke and gold mining group hit by a fire on Christmas day, has put itself into receivership.
For those of you who don't know about Gympie Gold, they produce as close of a product to the 16 to 1 mine as I have seen anywhere else in the world. It just goes to show that any company can be on top of the world (or should that be, "Down Under") and find that there is still risk in sound financial decisions made years before. To read more about Gympie's woes, go to:
 By Rick

12/31/2003  6:12PM

Yes, Smithsgold, many hours pondering over that one.

I've tried to figure out the root of the antagonism, but come up with no other intent than what has plagued the mine's existing dilemma throughout the era of "Environmental Awareness"...

Some time ago I submitted an essay relating this oxymoron to what happened when the Berlin Wall came down (hang in there, yes, this does relate.) Here's a very brief re-hash:

Having spent some days witnessing the unfriendly side of the Wall when it still stood, thanks to a diplomatic chance, I came away wondering what would happen when all that authority fell, which it eventually did. What I came up with was a notion of how "Communist Authority" (now there's an oxymoron, no?) could continue to exist within Western freedom. Here it is:

Grab ahold of something no-one could deny and make everyone scared...."the environment needs to be protected from anything, at all costs, no matter what."

The sky is falling.

So send the Environment Police in to correct anything that could possibly ruin it. Tell the kids in public school that evil forces want to take their future away by ruining the planet. Make sure that all things remotely connected to disaster get blamed for the "bad-apple" actions of the bad apples that really do exist. More than anything, be sure to make political points anywhere you can. Maintain the control upon freedom (remember, freedom can't possibly exist side-by-side.)

"A mine is a mine is a mine...and all mines will ruin the Earth, if you let them!"


So, there you are. Just another attempt by idiots to pull heartstrings where true hearts don't exist, instead exist within a desire to succeed, and keep the environment safe. White sand and water, not chemical mining.

No wonder it's taboo to reveal identity.

Should anyone want to find me, talk with me personally, write me a real letter, I don't hide behind a cyber name. My name really is Rick, although my given name is Richard. Call the mine or look up court records as to who by my name testified in front of the CRWQCB. I'd be happy to be me, in any forum.
 By Rick

12/30/2003  9:29AM

Season's Greetings from me as well, to all of you out there enjoying the life we're given! May all over your blessings be golden!

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