Volunteer with the San Bernardino County Search and Rescue Technical Rescue team for over 15 years. The team I am on is a confined space and I am a bench tech for the mine rescue gear. I have been working with the mines in San Bernardino County for that 15 years pretty closely (yes including Mountain Pass)... 4 years as an active investor through funds, bonds and limited stocks. 2 years of the 4 through stocks, options and more advanced techniques. I have a Bachelors degree in research I do not get paid and am not a professional stock trader.