Very pretty agate, Steve! Care to tell us how it got that
I am a guy with a bit of a sense of humor.
I had a claim that was declared invalid under the Prudent Man clause
of the 1874 mining law which states that you can only hold a claim if
in the judgement of the mine inspector a prudent man could make a
living by working it.
My sister says I have been officialy declared by the US government
to be “not a prudent man”. So like a polititian if you declare
yourself to be something and say it often enough eventually someone
will believe you. Even so I have no intention of truly becomming a
When people ask me how I found it I tell them I was out prospecting
and my mule just stopped and refused to go any farther, I picked up a
rock to throw at her and…
It’s a memorable name and I have fun with it.
AKA Mad John
(not a prudent man)