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    Quote Originally Posted by bulletprobe View Post
    where is this picture taken in what state and the name of the mountain the peg leg mine is true in is located in canada
    Holy cow.........stop derailing the threads ( this and Swift Mines).

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    that what my grand farther told me when he was still alive tht the lost peg leg mines are true and it is also located in canada like the mines of jonathan swift the jonathan swift mine s is located in a different province of canada and the peg leg mines is also located in a different provinces of canada my friend that what my grand farther told me when he was still alive my friend

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    hi gollum where is this located of your picture my friend pls reply gollum if ever you read this message my friend

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    Hey bulletprobe, Are you the same one that said the Lost Dutchman mine was found in Canada or was found by a Canadian ?
    Last edited by Simon1; Jul 23, 2016 at 04:00 AM.
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    the lost dutchman mines is located in the usa i am not the one who said that the lost dutchman is located in canada my friend simon1 that what my grand farther told me when he was still alive my friend

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    Perhaps bulletprobe has various legends and stories confused. There are more than a few lost mine and lost ledge tales from Canada that have major references to people with peg legs. A few of these stories refer to the finder as someone called Pegleg.

    The legend this section of the forum refers to is that of a certain Pegleg Smith who, when journeying from Yuma to Los Angeles in the early 1800s, found what were later identified as gold nuggets.
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    Hey guys I have been looking for information about Hank Brandt mine for a couple days and am getting excited to look around for it once fire season is over I'll be back home in socal. Sounds like it is on the boundaries of the carrizo impact zone or just inside any idea. Also I'm curious and am going to ask some family friends the Brandt's of Brandt's beef in imperial county If there is any relation to Hank Brandt. Wild chance but maybe.

    PLL if you know anything I would love to hear more
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    Hello Mike: I interview Roy Rousch several years ago about this Desert Magazine story on the Peg Leg Story. Roy and I have been friends for many years and he is famous in the old Treasure Hunting Circles. Many of you out there may have heard of him. He and Jack Pepper, the editor of Desert were the best of friends and together went on many Treasure Hunting adventures. My brother and I were privileged to have joined the two on one of there hunts. Roy told me in NO uncertain terms that Jack admitted he dreamed up that whole series of stories on Peg Leg to enhance dwindling magazine sales, and it worked. So, my suggestion to Peg Leg Researchers is to discount that series of stories as pure fabrication. By the way, Roy Rousch is still alive in his late 80's and still as sharp as ever. If you contact him he will verify what I have related to you. Cordially, Gregory E. Davis

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    According to Robert Blair's book, Adolph Ruth searched for the Lost Pegleg before he went into the Superstitions. Apparently there is an AP story that describes his hunt - I have not yet been able to locate a copy.

    Good luck to all,

    The Old Bookaroo
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    I believe how what Pegleg Smith had found was a residual placer of gold .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desertphile View Post
    There is a spring in East Mojave Desert that Pegleg Smith named after his spouse or lady friend, and where he carved his name in a rock near-by. ....
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    Spouse? Didn't know Peg Leg was married. Always thought his true love was the bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markmar View Post
    I believe how what Pegleg Smith had found was a residual placer of gold .

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    Quite possible.

    Years ago I met an old timer in El Portal, outside Yosemite. A friend I worked with was born and raised there and introduced me to him one day when we were buying beers at the old general store. He was a gold mining encyclopedia. Most of what I know about gold prospecting came from him. Thanks Bud! Rest in peace.

    Anyway his theory about the Peg Leg deposit was it's an ancient channel remnant. His theory was the big blue lead in the motherload country of California is part of the river Havilah mentioned in Genesis in the Bible. Traces of that river can be found from Alaska down the west coasts of North and South America almost to the tip of Argentina. He also told me about several major tributaries that fed the old Havilah. He said the Peg Leg deposit is a piece of one of those tributaries.

    His theory continues, the tributary formed before Baja split off from mainland Mexico. When that happened, the whole area of southeast California and southwest Arizona got "stretched. " This split the tributary into small pieces. As the area eroded, the cemented river channel remnants were more resistant to weathering than the surrounding countryside so they formed the small flat topped mesas we see today. The Peg Leg deposit is on one of those mesas.

    His last piece of advice to me was "When you're out in the desert, climb any small flat topped mesa you find and poke around up on top. I don't believe Peg Leg's deposit is the only one."

    As a side note, this might be proof of Bud's "stretching" land.



    oops I'm wrong. The land the river flowed through was called Havilah, the river itself was the Pishon.
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