Lost Dutchman Gold Mine Discovered

*Actually they seem to have “Discovered” the legend, but not the mine.

The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine is the most famous lost mine in American history. It was supposedly discovered and kept secret by a German immigrant named Jacob Waltz in the 19th century.

There is very documented evidence the Dutchman existed, was a hired miner and had a large amount of gold in the mountains but the real question is was it a mine he located or had he been stealing the gold from the mines he was hired to work. Either way there still appears to be a large amount of gold in the mountains that he was bringing down but is it just what’s left of his stolen stash or a very rich mine. Finding the ore location is the key as it can be compared to known samples and confirmed to be similar.

Lost Dutchman Gold Mine

The Bulldog mine (The Bulldog claims were filed on November 11, 1892, some twelve and a half months after the death of Jacob Waltz ) fits most all of the descriptions given by Mr. Waltz to Ms. Thomas and recounted in the story. Must also keep in mind that there are at least two other stories involving this same rich gold vein/cache. Those being the Lost Apache gold/Peralta Family Gold and the Soldier’s lost mine. Both stories involve either a mine full of almost pure gold or a cache of pure gold in the superstition mountains.

Some say the mine was never lost! A year after the death of the Dutchman a mining company was opened that extracted millions of dollars worth of gold!

The Superstition Mountains have been thru several EARTHQUAKES that have DESTROYED all the locations on their ROCK & PAPER MAPS!! Best of Luck Gold Hunters!! It’s better to just go camping out there & GET DRUNK & stumble around until you fall into the caves of Gold!! Watch out for the Thunder Birds & the CURSE of the Lost Dutchman!!

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Prostate cancer vaccine · April 27, 2022 at 5:43 am

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