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Visit the links above for a bit about our family, military career followed by assignments to the NASA High Range, Nevada Test Site, Area 51, and then our business career.

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1970's - 1980's

After leaving Area 51 my wife and I moved to our home state of Oklahoma where we purchased a motel and restaurant and started up an oil and gas exploration company. During the next 20 years we drilled and produced in excess of 100 oil and gas wells situated in the states of Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. We sold out during the peak of the oil boom circa 1982 and continued with our mining enterprises that included gold in Colorado, southern Arizona and southern Nevada, and uranium in Colorado and Utah. As you'll note below, today we are providing southern Nevada with landscape rock to replace lawns now forbidden due to the water crisis threatening the western United States.



Barnes Petroleum Corporation well sign

TD Barnes, President Barnes Petroluem Corporation - Grand Junction, Colorado 1980
TD Barnes, President Barnes Petroluem Corporation - Grand Junction, Colorado 1980
TD Barnes, President Barnes Petroluem Corporation - Grand Junction, Colorado 1980
TD Barnes, President Barnes Petroluem Corporation - Grand Junction, Colorado 1980
Doris Barnes, Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Grand Junction, Colorado 1980
Doris Barnes, Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Grand Junction, Colorado 1980
TD Barnes, President Barnes Petroluem Corporation - and secretary, Joy Hammond, Grand Junction, Colorado 1980
TD Barnes, President Barnes Petroleum Corporation - and secretary, Joy Hammond, Grand Junction, Colorado 1980
Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Eastern Oklahoma
Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Eastern Oklahoma - 1970's
Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Eastern Oklahoma
Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Eastern Oklahoma

Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Caddo County, Oklahoma
Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Caddo County, Oklahoma
Bud Collins - Salt Lake City, Bill King w/Riddle Oil Company, and T.D. Barnes, President Barnes Petroleum Corporation at well location in Wyoming.
Bud Collins - Salt Lake City, Bill King w/Riddle Oil Company, and T.D. Barnes, President Barnes Petroleum
Barnes Petroleum Corporation near Casper, Wyoming
Barnes Petroleum Corporation near Casper, Wyoming
Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Caddo County, Oklahoma
Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Caddo County, Oklahoma
Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Caddo County, Oklahoma
Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Caddo County, Oklahoma
Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Caddo County, Oklahoma
Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Caddo County, Oklahoma
Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Caddo County, Oklahoma
Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Caddo County, Oklahoma
TD Barnes, President Barnes Petroleum Corporation at Mt. View, Oklahoma
TD Barnes, President Barnes Petroleum Corporation at Mt. View, Oklahoma
Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Grand County, Utah
Barnes Petroleum Corporation - Grand County, Utah
TD Barnes, President Barnes Petroleum Corporation and Norman Kaye - Grand County, Utah
TD Barnes, President Barnes Petroleum Corporation and Norman Kaye - Grand County, Utah
Bill King, Riddle Oil Company and TD Barnes, Barnes Petroleum Corporation with wives at Grand Junction, Colorado
Bill King, Riddle Oil Company and TD Barnes, Barnes Petroleum Corporation with wives at Grand Junction, Colorado
TD Barnes, Leo Crawley, pilot, and Floyd Bleak, Flagstaff, Arizona
TD Barnes, Leo Crawley, pilot, and Floyd Bleak, Flagstaff, Arizona
TD Barnes and Billy Walker at Okmulgee, Oklahoma
TD Barnes and Billy Walker at Okmulgee, Oklahoma
Barnes Petroleum Corporation at Kiowa County, Oklahoma
Barnes Petroleum Corporation at Kiowa County, Oklahoma

1980's - 1996



TD Barnes, President Geneva Minerals, Inc.

TD Barnes, President Geneva Minerals, Inc., at placer mine in Placerville, Colorado
TD Barnes, President Geneva Minerals, Inc., at company's placer gold mine in Placerville, Colorado
Geneva Minerals mining headquarters at Placerville, Colorado
Geneva Minerals mining headquarters at Placerville, Colorado
TD Barnes, president Geneva Minerals Inc. pouring gold at company's placer mine in Placerville,Colorado
TD Barnes, president Geneva Minerals Inc. pouring gold at company's placer mine in Placerville,Colorado
Silver poured at Geneva Minerals mill in Clark County, Nevada
Silver poured at Geneva Minerals mill in Clark County, Nevada
Doris Barnes with Geiger counter at Geneva Minerals uranium mine in Eastern Utah
Doris Barnes with Geiger counter at Geneva Minerals uranium mine in Eastern Utah
TD Barnes, President Geneva Minerals at company's uranium in Western Colorado
TD Barnes, President Geneva Minerals at company's uranium in Western Colorado

2000 to Present



OUR BUSINESS TODAY

POTENTIAL SITE RENEWAL ENERGY


STARTEL, INC

A Nevada Business Development Enterprise providing alternative landscaping solutions to the drought
in the southwestern United States

Excellent venue for a solar renewable energy project

Showdown in Searchlight
Startel welcomes Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Express to view its operations supporting the conservation of water and planned reduction of the need for foreign oil through the generation of renewal energy.

APPROVED SITE FOR INSTALLATION OF 5 WIND TURBINES

TD Barnes viewing Nellis AFB solar array
Startel President T.D. Barnes at Nellis AFB solar power dedication

160 Acres patented mining claims

barnes at mine
Approved Land Use for Rural/Industrial Uses 10-Year Permit

TD Barnes and Alex Forbes at Startel property
L-R: Startel President T.D. Barnes, Vice President Alexander Forbes
Approved right-of-way & truck entrance onto paved 4-lane state highway #95with BLM approved access right-of-way 1/4 mile to property

Established royalty income from sale decorative rock utilizing 20 acres of the 160 acre total
NDOT approved highway material available for future highway construction

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Startel owns 2 water wells with
1285 acre-feet water rights appropriated for mining and milling

Views of acreage available for industrial or residential uses

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Photos of overall operation
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OTHER AMENITIES

Property exempt from endangered desert tortoise restrictions
Three natural gas lines adjacent to property
High-voltage electric transmission line
Property adjacent to 4-lane highway
1 1/2 miles to nearest town

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