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    A question that makes me go hmmmm?

    Its raining outside so here I sit pondering the meaning of life and the universe of treasure.

    Why is the lost Dutchman’s mine called “The Lost Dutchman’s mine”? Did the Dutchman get lost or did he loose the mine? And if he lost the mine, how did it fall out of his pocket?

    Another question. If the mine is ever found, will it still be called the lost Dutchman’s mine or will it be The lost and found Dutchman’s mine?

    Just wondering
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    It shouldn't even be called DUTCHMAN.
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    Wow! Cindy asked me the same questions!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    Wow! Cindy asked me the same questions!!!
    LOL I used a long range locator to read her mind. They work great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ammoman View Post
    Its raining outside so here I sit pondering the meaning of life and the universe of treasure.

    Why is the lost Dutchman’s mine called “The Lost Dutchman’s mine”? Did the Dutchman get lost or did he loose the mine? And if he lost the mine, how did it fall out of his pocket?

    Another question. If the mine is ever found, will it still be called the lost Dutchman’s mine or will it be The lost and found Dutchman’s mine?

    Just wondering
    Lost because no one has found it since he died. The questions I have are why didn't he have more money when he lived and when he died if it was as rich as he claimed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by audigger53 View Post
    Lost because no one has found it since he died. The questions I have are why didn't he have more money when he lived and when he died if it was as rich as he claimed?
    I remember reading the story when i was a kid. I came to the conclusion at that time that he was someone looking to eventually sell worthless claims but wound up dead before that happened thus leaving a salted unverifiable story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by audigger53 View Post
    Lost because no one has found it since he died. The questions I have are why didn't he have more money when he lived and when he died if it was as rich as he claimed?
    AU,

    History is replete with people who seemed/lived poor, dying while they possessed fortunes. One such person was a Dutch Hunter. You might want to research that story.....James Kidd.

    https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Boo...srp1-_-title12

    Good luck,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ammoman View Post
    Its raining outside so here I sit pondering the meaning of life and the universe of treasure.

    Why is the lost Dutchman’s mine called “The Lost Dutchman’s mine”? Did the Dutchman get lost or did he loose the mine? And if he lost the mine, how did it fall out of his pocket?

    Another question. If the mine is ever found, will it still be called the lost Dutchman’s mine or will it be The lost and found Dutchman’s mine?

    Just wondering
    I see that others have already answered some of your questions there, but I would point out that it is not necessary to call it the Lost Dutchman's mine any more, for we have more than 200 different people that have all found the LDM in over 200 different places, including a good half dozen right here on T-net! In fact no other lost mine has been found so many times! So really it probably should be called the Found Dutchman's Mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactusjumper View Post
    AU,

    History is replete with people who seemed/lived poor, dying while they possessed fortunes. One such person was a Dutch Hunter. You might want to research that story.....James Kidd.

    https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Boo...srp1-_-title12

    Good luck,

    Joe
    Thanks Joe. I need a good read. I had forgotten about the James Kidd story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactusjumper View Post
    AU,

    History is replete with people who seemed/lived poor, dying while they possessed fortunes. One such person was a Dutch Hunter. You might want to research that story.....James Kidd.

    https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Boo...srp1-_-title12

    Good luck,

    Joe
    OK, then where did the $18,000 in gold the "Dutchman" turned in to Wells Fargo at Tucson go? The money that is. With out the $18,000 story, the Dutchman's "mine" would just be a tale, no basis for the story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by audigger53 View Post
    OK, then where did the $18,000 in gold the "Dutchman" turned in to Wells Fargo at Tucson go? The money that is. With out the $18,000 story, the Dutchman's "mine" would just be a tale, no basis for the story.
    AU,

    Can you tell us the source for the above statement?

    Many thanks!

    Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactusjumper View Post
    AU,

    Can you tell us the source for the above statement?

    Many thanks!

    Joe
    Joe - I think you already know the answer to that question
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    Paul,

    Hope all is well back there.

    Actually, I prefer to keep it that way. I only ask so that others, who don't know, can.

    Getting harder and harder to keep things real these days.

    Take care,

    Joe
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    Cubfan64 said:

    Joe - I think you already know the answer to that question



    I was waiting and watching to see what would happen. Oh well.
    Last edited by PotBelly Jim; Feb 16, 2018 at 01:37 PM. Reason: Forgot to quote Paul

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    Don't remember the treasure site now , might have been the old TNet site. The story went that a "Dutchman" rode in on the Phoenix to Tucson stage and cashed in $18,000 in gold to the Wells Fargo agent. He left on the East bound stage. The Assayer and the Wells Fargo agent went to the local saloon and told the news to the ones there. That started a gold rush to Phoenix to find the "Dutchman" and his mine. That's when the LDM started. Of Course the only "Dutchman" that was a prospector there was Waltz. That is what I read on that site and what tallied with what I knew about the AZ State Hiway Marker. "Here is where the Dutchman would leave the stage to go to his mine. Someone even stated that there was still samples of the gold stored in the Denver mint. I don't know about that part, never saw it. Could be fact or conjecture. I do know my brother had more details that he told me, but he passed away and never told me his source.
    That was the tale of the Dutchman meeting the Phoenix bound stage and looked ill. He needed help getting his trunk into the back boot of the stage. If he carried/drag it for 7 miles from the outside of the Supes to the stage road, now RT 60, I can believe that he was exausted if it weighed 90 LBs Troy. $20 an ounce back then, $18,000 would have been 90 Lbs Troy if 24 Carat. More if 23-20 carat pure. One guy on the site even stated that a German, Waltz/Waltzer had been traced back to Germany.
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