ABOVE: Further closeup of John Church's shovel used to highgrade my opal claim in Virgin Valley along with the freshly moved dirt.
ABOVE: And here we have John Church's dog, Gemma, with him on the WRT Stonetree claim just to the right of where he was digging. See the white mound and test trench in the background. The landmarks are proof of exactly where he was. EVEN HIS DOG IS A HIGHGRADER! JOHN CHURCH OF SWORDFISH MINING VIRGIN VALLEY OPAL IN NEVADA IS A THIEF AND HIGHGRADER ("RATTER" in Australian terminology. The TRUTH WILL CATCH UP TO YOU
RATTER is the Australian term for a claimjumper and HIGHGRADER, one who steals from somebody elses opal mine. John Church is a Highgrader, thief and ratter.
ABOVE: Here is a closeup, showing John Church's vehicle in the background near the old placer location monument for one of the claims, the Stonetree is just to the left out of the picture, the white mound to the right is near a test trench on the WRT Stonetree Lode (MY CLAIM) and these landmarks are obvious and PROOF of his lies, highgrading, trespass and theft. What's that in the lower left corner of the photo?....
SO WHAT DOES JOHN CHURCH DO AFTER HE GETS CAUGHT POSTING THIS AND BOTH MYSELF AND MY SON SAYS WHAT HE IS DOING? HE ASKS EVERYONE TO IGNORE IT!!! AND SAYS HE HAS NO REASON TO BE DIGGING IN MY HOLES ANYWAY.... ARE YOU KIDDING ME? LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE? MOST PEOPLE WON'T TAKE THE TIME AND WILL JUST BELIEVE HIM. BUT I AM POSTING IT HERE FORE EVERYONE TO SEE
YES, after posting the above photos digging on MY LODE claims (not covered by the placer family's claims or his mother in law or whoever (IF THEY GAVE HIM PERMISSION THEY ARE LIABLE TO HIS TRESPASS AND CRIMES!!!!) JOHN CHURCH SAYS, "Besides I have my own 30 claims to dig on, so why would I have to be in his hole? WHEN CONFRONTED WITH THE TRUTH HE RESPONDS BACK WITH MORE LIES, MORE SLANDER, AND MORE SMOKE AND MIRRORS! John Church is so GOOD AT LYING that he should be a politician! The proof is here on this page AND I WILL BE ADDING MORE
This information was copied from my son's website before he took it down for the summer while he is out west prospecting and mining in various states.
YOU CAN READ MORE about all the problems with John Church of Swordfish Mining Virgin Valley Opal on my son's website at THIS LINK (CLICK HERE).
The Landmarks are obvious and proof that he was on the WRT claims while doing this. He had no right to be there digging and stealing from these valid LODE claims belonging to my father. This particular piece of ground is exclusively LODE with no rival claimants as the prior Stonetree Placer was VOIDED AND CLOSED BY THE BLM so he can't justify being here even if he said the placer claimants "gave him permission" as he always said before and if he tries saying that now ALL OF THE PLACER CLAIMANTS WILL JOIN HIM AS DEFENDANTS. A jury will look at what he posted and will be brought to the claims to prove the location. I have thousands of photos from these claims when we have done work up there for my father before.
YOU WILL BE PROSECUTED AND SUED JOHN CHURCH. We finally have the evidence that we need. Nobody should do business with someone (JOHN CHURCH OF SWORDFISH MINING) who currently steals opals from someone elses (my father's) claims. He had no right to be here digging and nobody could give him permission to be digging here! He is a highgrader and a thief!
I WILL UPDATE HERE AS THINGS PROGRESS. I have more important things to do right now than start a lawsuit which will likely cost $25,000 to start and then cost $250 and hour for all work done on the case. When time allows, the lawsuit will begin. That being said, these are continuing violations and there is plenty of time to sue over them.
>>>PLEASE ALSO READ MY PAGE ON JOHN CHURCH DBA SWORDFISH MINING VIRGIN OPAL MINES NEVADA FRAUD AND SCAM ALERT PAGE<<<< CLICK HERE.
ABOVE: JOHN CHURCH of SWORDFISH MINING VIRGIN VALLEY OPAL's OWN POST on Facebook showing that he has been digging on the WRT Stonetree Lode and adjoining claims, therefore highgrading, attempting and committing theft, and mineral trespass, YET THE MAN SAYS WE ARE LYING. HERE IS THE PROOF, HE POSTED IT HIMSELF! He says he doesn't do this, and has his own mines so "why do i have to dig in there holes." ITS OBVIOUS HE IS A LIAR AND THIEF and the reason he digs on MY claims is because his doesn't have as high quality opal. JOHN CHURCH IS A CLAIMJUMPER, HIGHGRADER, RATTER, THIEF, LIAR, SCAMMER and MORE.
was alerted a couple days back to a post John Church (of Swordfish Mining Virgin Valley Opal in Denio Nevada) recently made on his facebook group page known as the Virgin Valley Opal Group. In the post were two photos depicting that (1) he was digging on claims previously owned by me, and now owned by my father, and (2) that his dog "Gemma" was with him while doing so. It appears that his vehicle is also in the background. The location of the photos and violation/s is/are definitively on the WRT Stonetree Lode Mining claim in Virgin Valley which belongs to my father Al Wentzell who owns Dominion Opal Mines and the WRT Lode opal group in Virgin Valley. I spoke to my father and he plans on suing him for mineral trespass, attempted theft, theft, damage to mining property, among other things. I believe he will also be pursuing criminal charges. In the first photo is shown a fresh amount of moved dirt and a shovel. IT IS ILLEGAL TO DIG ON SOMEONE ELSE'S MINING CLAIM. This is known as HIGHGRADING and is a form of thievery (THEFT) where a person enters on another's mine to mine and steal ore etc. We have suspected this for a long time but he was stupid enough to post the pictures of doing it. Merely being present on someone else's mining claim in Nevada with digging tools is enough to support a conviction for attempted theft! There is caselaw on this. He provided enough evidence to convict himself (links below; i have saved pdf's with the hyperlinks when he deletes and the data will always be available from facebook with a legal summons):
ABOVE: a closeup of the lower left corner of the photo shows fresly dug ground AND A SHOVEL which is proof of John Church digging on MY claims
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Proof that John Church of Swordfish Mining Virgin Valley Opal in Nevada is a Highgrader and Thief
JOHN CHURCH BEEN DOING IT (HIGHGRADING) FOR YEARS FROM HIS FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, AND EVEN HIS "FAMILY" MEMBERS:
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