Is There Gold in Truth or Consequences?

Mar 28, 2023 4:40 pm


Hello ,

I'm excited to share some thrilling updates with you about our recent day trip to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico!

During this adventurous week, we have the chance to explore the stunning San Andres mountains and sort through more pay dirt to uncover precious gems and minerals. I can't wait to share all the details with you.

Besides our day trip, we've got some exciting upcoming shows, photos, stories, and articles that I think you'll really enjoy.


Shelley enjoys a delightful local wine called Consequence of Zinfandel at the Los Arcos restaurant in T or C.

The Power of Truth: How the Story of Truth or Consequences Reminds Us of Our Responsibility as Content Creators

by Shelley Carney

The kind gentleman with sparkling blue eyes, a jaunty smile, and a soft voice leans in close to hear my question above the conversations swirling around the Los Arcos restaurant bar.

“What is the story of Truth or Consequences and how it got its name?”

Bobby Middleton, the owner of Los Arcos, is a Truth or Consequences native. He enjoys sharing the details of its history with visitors.

Stories Bring Us Together

Deep in the heart of New Mexico lies a small town with a name that captures the imagination: Truth or Consequences. 

While the name might sound like something out of a mystery novel, the reality is much more fun and happy.

Stories are an integral part of human existence. They have the power to connect us with each other and the places where we live.

The stories of a place are not just historical accounts of events and people, but they also reveal the values, traditions, and beliefs of the community. 

As we learn and share these stories, we become more aware of our shared humanity and the connections that bind us together.

These stories range from the founding of a town to the present day, and they include tales of triumph and tragedy, heroism and sacrifice, and everyday moments that have shaped the community.

Click here to read the rest of Shelley's informative article on our blog.

Here's our next week in content:

4 pm MST, Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Shelley Carney in the Land of Enchantment (Premiere and Podcast)


Top Tips for Content Marketing and How to Get Started

Are you interested in content marketing but not sure where to start? Join Shelley Carney, Livestream Coach, in this informative and engaging presentation as she shares her top tips for content marketing and how to get started.

I offered this presentation to a small business mastermind group and end it with questions and answers.

I cover the basics of content marketing, including what it is and why it's important for any business. I discuss the various types of content marketing, such as blogging, social media, video marketing, and more.

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7 pm MST, Wednesday, March 29, 2023. New Mexico Day Trips with Shelley Carney and Toby Younis.


Truth or Consequences: Gem Show and Rockhounding San Andres Mountains

Join Shelley and Toby as they walk you through this outstanding rock and gem show in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Sponsored by (Sierra County Rock and Gem Society), they hosted a field trip up and into their minerals mining claim in the San Andres mountains east of Hatch, New Mexico.

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7 pm MST, Thursday, March 30, 2023. Garage Prospecting with Shelley Carney and Toby Younis.


Is There Gold? Processing Paydirt from a Drywash Below the Organ Mountains

Join Shelley and Toby as they discuss their trip to the Dripping Springs Recreation Area in the Organ Mountains near Las Cruces, New Mexico. On their way back to the hotel, Shelley noticed a dry wash crossing the main road and suggested that they take a sample to process - perfectly legal on land administered by the BLM. They also captured some drone footage of the location to share with their viewers.

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Shelley and Toby


Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Processing Pay Dirt: FAQs and Tips for Finding Gold

by Shelley Carney

Gold panning and processing pay dirt is an exciting and rewarding hobby that has been around for centuries. For those new to this field, knowing where to start can be a little daunting. 

In this article, we'll provide answers to some frequently asked questions about processing pay dirt that beginners might find useful.

What is Pay Dirt?

Pay dirt is the term used to describe soil or dirt that is known or believed to contain precious metals or minerals such as gold, silver, or copper. Pay dirt is commonly found in areas with historical mining activity, such as rivers and streams.

Where Can I Buy Pay Dirt?

You can buy pay dirt from various online stores or mining supply shops. When purchasing pay dirt, it's essential to do your research and buy from a reputable seller to ensure that you're getting legitimate pay dirt.

What Equipment Do I Need to Process Pay Dirt?

To process pay dirt, you'll need some basic mining equipment such as a pan, a sluice box, a classifier, and a snuffer bottle. Additionally, you may need a shovel, a bucket, and a pair of gloves. Starting with just a pan and a classifier is an affordable way to get started.

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