- Apr 27, 2013
- Primary Interest:
- All Treasure Hunting
Evidently you missed the part where Jim and his friend Kurt threatened people who tried to trespass on their "secret" places.
I remember Kurt "hiding in da bushes" Painter making threats like that....yes. But that was after Jim passed away. I doubt he would have dared to do so, had Jim survived his illness.
Neither I, nor Paul received any such threats from Jim, even though he knew I had been hiking in his favorite area for years before we first spoke to each other or met.
Did you ?
Where to start ? One day we will have to sit down together and I will fill you in on some things that you wouldn't believe.
I particularly liked the very red hills
The hematite deposit where the mine featured in the video lies is within the borders of this GE crop.
Despite it's size.....at least twice the height of the tunnel JW described...... it's very difficult to pinpoint the exact position for anyone who hasn't been there.
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That mine is in Fish Creek on the south side of the road from the large parking lot going east at the bottom , as well thats fish creek where they were trying to make it look like they were panning. Just more youtuber shenanigan's. These pics are of the same mine i took many years ago
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Also you can see the mine from the parking lot.
Here's one from the paper, looks like the same building as in your postcard.
Curious as to your findings/ideas that the Doc Thorne story had something to do with this area
pretty close to the old USAF recreation area called waterdogIn part....."The mine and panning sequences were shot close to where there was a Yavapai/Apache rancheria (village) site out near Apache Lake. It was mentioned by Mike Burns.....aka "Hoomothya"... in his autobiography ( he called it quail's roost ), as well as in two other accounts (by Captain William Brown and John G. Bourke ) of the sequence leading up to the battle of Skull Cave....aka Massacre at Skeleton Cave. Lots of history out that way."
That camp, in a wash towards the north end of Bronco Butte and across from the ADOT yard, was close enough to where one would have been able to hear, on a still night, the sound of the Salt River rapids which are now under Apache Lake. The other camp mentioned, was probably the one across the river, where Willow Creek entered the Salt, also now under the lake.
This shows about where everything is, as I recall....
davis washYes...I figured out I was one hill over to the east from where it should be, after I posted the pic and saw where the curve in the road was...too far from Fish Creek.
I flogged Fish Creek and Lewis and Pranty pretty hard sample panning when I was a teenager. I figured I was going to find the gold and work my way up to the LDM
Dave, I know you've told me before but I can't remember...was Waterdog on Davis Cr or was it up at Burnt Corral?