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    LiDAR surveys of the Superstitions?

    So I visited the Superstitions last year and they've become one of my favorite places ever, and have been somewhat passively researching the Lost Dutchman legend and thinking out possible solutions. Does anyone know if there's ever been LiDAR scans of the area? I figure that might be the best method to track down the location of any possible manmade structures.

    If the treasure is a true mine, there would likely be tailings, which I would imagine would be visible as a disturbance in elevation/morphology of the surrounding area on a LiDAR scan
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmandell42 View Post
    So I visited the Superstitions last year and they've become one of my favorite places ever, and have been somewhat passively researching the Lost Dutchman legend and thinking out possible solutions. Does anyone know if there's ever been LiDAR scans of the area? I figure that might be the best method to track down the location of any possible manmade structures.

    If the treasure is a true mine, there would likely be tailings, which I would imagine would be visible as a disturbance in elevation/morphology of the surrounding area on a LiDAR scan
    according to the legends the indians covered all traces of the mines...probably dumped the tailings down the shaft ...alot of the mines i have seen in the supers have no tailings
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmandell42 View Post
    So I visited the Superstitions last year and they've become one of my favorite places ever, and have been somewhat passively researching the Lost Dutchman legend and thinking out possible solutions. Does anyone know if there's ever been LiDAR scans of the area? I figure that might be the best method to track down the location of any possible manmade structures.

    If the treasure is a true mine, there would likely be tailings, which I would imagine would be visible as a disturbance in elevation/morphology of the surrounding area on a LiDAR scan
    Howdy jmandell42, and welcome to T-Net & the LDM forum. I myself don't recall LiDAR being tried, and am not that familiar with it. I have suggested Infra-red images as a means to locate the portal, if one believes to be in right place. Those mountains are full of old diggings, and many hills have been blasted by past prospectors. That may interfere a LiDAR scan for finding the right ground disturbance you would be looking for, but that's just my 2 centavos. Look forward for more input.

    Homar
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    Quote Originally Posted by coazon de oro View Post
    Howdy jmandell42, and welcome to T-Net & the LDM forum. I myself don't recall LiDAR being tried, and am not that familiar with it. I have suggested Infra-red images as a means to locate the portal, if one believes to be in right place. Those mountains are full of old diggings, and many hills have been blasted by past prospectors. That may interfere a LiDAR scan for finding the right ground disturbance you would be looking for, but that's just my 2 centavos. Look forward for more input.

    Homar
    Thanks for the welcome, I look forward to hanging around here more! I appreciate the information about the work done in the area that may interfere with the arial search. During my years in school working on mesoamerican archeological sites we used LiDAR extensively, and figured it may be a viable option to help pin down a location if you have a general idea of where the mine may be
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