Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

Blindbowman

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I just found out in the last two days that two old friends have died.

One was "Pegleglooker". His name was John Grasson. He wasn't a Dutch Hunter, but he was known from his searching for the Spanish Ship in the Salton Sea Area.

The second was a very good friend named Dave Cook. He was "AZDAVE35" on TNet. He spent his whole life in the area of Apache Junction, and was involved in mining and Dutch Hunting.

I haven't heard anything regarding funeral services for either.

Mike
TY mike . i wonder if he is from AZ ,Phil Cook is a full blooded Akwesasne from the Mohawk wolf tribe . my ant is June Cook his mother ...sorry for those who knew him ...a lot of us old timers are gone and more ever year vanish ...stay safe stay free
 

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TY mike . i wonder if he is from AZ ,Phil Cook is a full blooded Akwesasne from the Mohawk wolf tribe . my ant is June Cook his mother ...sorry for those who knew him ...a lot of us old timers are gone and more ever year vanish ...stay safe stay free
Hey BB,

Yeah, Dave was from AZ, but I don't think he was any relation.

Mike
 

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Of all the people I have met in the Dutch Hunting Community, he was one of the very few I trusted anything out of his mouth to be the truth.

Mike
Mike,
I’m very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing.
Even though I only knew him from T-Net forums, I don’t think I will ever forget Dave. And I mean that in a very positive way :)
I didn’t know the other gentleman, but still, I am sorry for your loss.

Russ
 

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I don't visit TNet much anymore, but someone emailed me with the news about Dave. He and I corresponded a number of times, met in AZ and spent a little time together. I hate seeing all these folks passing away :(. I liked Dave - he was a straight shooter and knew A LOT of the old timers and stories that never made it into the public. The next time I went to AZ he was going to show me his hard rock and prospect sites he was working.

I didn't know Peglegger, but recall seeing his posts here as well.

My condolences to both of their familes and friends. More losses that can't be replaced.

Paul
 

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Of all the people I have met in the Dutch Hunting Community, he was one of the very few I trusted anything out of his mouth to be the truth.

Mike
I am so sorry to hear about Dave. I have always enjoyed his posts on T-Net and felt that he was a straight shooter. I had the opportunity to meet him at the rendezvous a few years ago and really enjoyed talking with him. He will be deeply missed.
 

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I just found out in the last two days that two old friends have died.

One was "Pegleglooker". His name was John Grasson. He wasn't a Dutch Hunter, but he was known from his searching for the Spanish Ship in the Salton Sea Area.

The second was a very good friend named Dave Cook. He was "AZDAVE35" on TNet. He spent his whole life in the area of Apache Junction, and was involved in mining and Dutch Hunting.

I haven't heard anything regarding funeral services for either.

Mike

Dave died? That's very sad news.

He and I traded barbs over the years because of our political differences, but I had always felt that he was a good guy.

We were going to meet up for lunch next time I was down there. Was looking forward to that.
 

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Sad to hear of Dave 's passing. We have shared very good info about Superstitions gold via emails over the years., and never argued each other.
I will post a text for Dave, a text which was dedicated to another Dutchman mine hunter's obituary by his wife few years ago:

"The streets may not be lined with gold, but I hope you find a few good nuggets".
 

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Cactuisjumper I am so sad for you :( Is there anything we can do or say to help ?
 

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I learned that my friend Somero had passed away last November. I haven`t heard from him in a while and checked his Facebook page. Eric Downs was a cool dude. Here`s a photo of him on the left with the gang.
 

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After having been here for a while you see regular members post and then sometimes they are just gone. I often wonder what happened to them.
Lets always hope for the best and reach out if you can. Sometimes a kind word is often needed.
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I don't come on here much so I was pretty shocked and had to do a double take when I saw Dave had passed.
We'd just talked on the phone late last year.
He was sick at the time and couldn't talk long. It's a damn shame he knew a hell of a lot about gem stones and geology.
I bought what I think was the last Rokon 2X2 motorcycle he restored and was just getting ready to sell it. I may think twIce about selling it now. I will will surely miss Dave he pulled no punches.

My Condolences to the family.

I took my brother in law to his house to meet him. right before the pandemic in early 2020. My in-law Roger Anderson had cancer at the time and was dying. This was after I took him to the NHRA races in Chandler. Dave was a great host and we met his wife although she was sick at the time. He had a huge collection of gemstones he showed us. We talked treasure, Rokon's, and gold for until after dark. Very Good Guy. He will be missed.
 

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