Yuma Gold Mine

Yuma Gold Mine This old abandoned gold mine was just outside of Yuma Arizona not far from the Colorado River.  It’s obvious that the old-timers were following a quartz vein that was carrying the gold. Dry washing the mine tailings show that this was a very rich mine. Even dry Read more…

Lost Dutchman Gold Mine

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. (more…)