Is There Any Evidence that the Lost Dutchman Mine really exists?

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OK so your ranch is near middle march road Arizona don't worry I am here all ready found one Peralta mine. just yesterday I found a hand chiseled mine that goes 1/4 mile back that you could take a ox cart in .and cart marks in mine location first road going to tombstone an the first right of middle march road forestry says no off road as you get to the road going past my camp site .and you know I need no help.and all are welcome... plenty of gold here.
 
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OK so your ranch is near middle march road Arizona don't worry I am here all ready found one Peralta mine. just yesterday I found a hand chiseled mine that goes 1/4 mile back that you could take a ox cart in .and cart marks in mine location first road going to tombstone an the first right of middle march road forestry says no off road as you get to the road going past my camp site .and you know I need no help.and all are welcome... plenty of gold here.

So , show us your gold ore . And a picture of the vein .
 

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All I can say is I am finding Spanish mines on middle march road AZ. THERE IS ALL THE EVIDENCE.

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OK so your ranch is near middle march road Arizona don't worry I am here all ready found one Peralta mine. just yesterday I found a hand chiseled mine that goes 1/4 mile back that you could take a ox cart in .and cart marks in mine location first road going to tombstone an the first right of middle march road forestry says no off road as you get to the road going past my camp site .and you know I need no help.and all are welcome... plenty of gold here.

Just goes to show that while you MAY have found a mine, you DIDN'T find a Spanish Mine. You could RARELY drive an Oxcart into a Spanish Mine as the entrances were very small so as to make them harder to spot and easier to hide;

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The Spanish could only work mines from early Fall until late Spring. Everything had to be hidden during part of the year when they would be back down in Mexico. Any Spanish Mines in the Supers would have very small openings, as they were not guarded year round.

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Gully: I might dd that they only worked as much as they literally had to since they used very crude methods to mine wth, with no thought of worker security or comfort, and could only go down as far as hot air ventilation would work.
 
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Just goes to show that while you MAY have found a mine, you DIDN'T find a Spanish Mine. You could RARELY drive an Oxcart into a Spanish Mine as the entrances were very small so as to make them harder to spot and easier to hide;

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The Spanish could only work mines from early Fall until late Spring. Everything had to be hidden during part of the year when they would be back down in Mexico. Any Spanish Mines in the Supers would have very small openings, as they were not guarded year round.

Mike

another reason the opening is small on Spanish mines ...they used slave labor to work the mines and in case of a revolt once the slaves were in the mine they couldn't all pile out of the mine at once...so only one at a time could exit the mine and then on their hands and knees...makes it easier for the tyrants to control the slaves
 

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Takes a little time to reload a cap and ball revolver.
Trust me on this.
 

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Just goes to show that while you MAY have found a mine, you DIDN'T find a Spanish Mine. You could RARELY drive an Oxcart into a Spanish Mine as the entrances were very small so as to make them harder to spot and easier to hide;

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The Spanish could only work mines from early Fall until late Spring. Everything had to be hidden during part of the year when they would be back down in Mexico. Any Spanish Mines in the Supers would have very small openings, as they were not guarded year round.

Mike

Wow! Complete assumption. Spanish had mines and reoccupied mines as big as football fields if not bigger.
 

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I had to clear the entrance to this one just to take the photo. It's shaped like a small church door and you can't stand up in it. It so well hidden that they had made a nice stone retaining wall on either side just for erosion purposes. No timber was used and it's very unsafe. The road or cart trail leading to this was covered over during the off season and reopened in fall. You can see parts of the road they left uncovered and the only way I knew it was there was the small rock bridge they built just big enough for a burro or small cart but the rest of the skinny road was buried I assume by the Spanish or Indian Slaves.



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Heres one with what is sometimes called a jesuit #7 and laughing devil,trust me,you dont want to go in that way. i found the plug up over on the other side,it still needs dug out. i believe it was originally a ancient mine, makes for a nice storage vault. View attachment 1191637
 

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Wow! Complete assumption. Spanish had mines and reoccupied mines as big as football fields if not bigger.

KXMember,

Your complete lack of knowledge regarding Spanish Mining Techniques is amazing! Maybe you should do a little more reading and wear out a little more boot leather before making statements on a public forum. People that know better will call you out.

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KXMember,

Your complete lack of knowledge regarding Spanish Mining Techniques is amazing! Maybe you should do a little more reading and wear out a little more boot leather before making statements on a public forum. People that know better will call you out.

Mike

maybe when he gets rich off the lost dutchman mine..the jesuits treasure and all the other mines and treasures he has found he can afford some boots
 

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maybe when he gets rich off the lost dutchman mine..the jesuits treasure and all the other mines and treasures he has found he can afford some boots

HAHAHA

Yeah, in true armchair treasure hunter fashion, a stranger pops up on an internet treasure hunting forum, makes a bunch of extraordinary claims without providing an ounce of proof. SURE BUDDY! We believe ya! (WINK WINK)

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KXMember,

Your complete lack of knowledge regarding Spanish Mining Techniques is amazing! Maybe you should do a little more reading and wear out a little more boot leather before making statements on a public forum. People that know better will call you out.

Mike

You should be looking in the mirror with that statement...you only think you know a lot about Spanish mining. They were amazing at what they did, as well as the ancients before them. I've never made claims...rather, facts. Enjoy the long road...lots of sites to see and places to get dirty.
 

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You should be looking in the mirror with that statement...you only think you know a lot about Spanish mining. They were amazing at what they did, as well as the ancients before them. I've never made claims...rather, facts. Enjoy the long road...lots of sites to see and places to get dirty.

You've made plenty of claims, and as far as I'm aware, have yet to post proof of anything.

For example, you often use the term "Spanish/Jesuit mining" or "Spanish/Jesuit" this or that, without understanding that the Jesuits never worked extensively with the Spaniards (never mind collaborating on a mine), and in fact were frequently clashing with the Spaniards.
 

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You should be looking in the mirror with that statement...you only think you know a lot about Spanish mining. They were amazing at what they did, as well as the ancients before them. I've never made claims...rather, facts. Enjoy the long road...lots of sites to see and places to get dirty.
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Hang in there KX, I enjoy reading your thoughts on the subject. I also believe there where others here mining long before the Spanish. The Aztecs and other's got there metals from some where. I have also seen the massive carvings and shadows in the the mountains. Some have tried to Flame Bill R on that subject matter,I have enjoyed reading his thoughts on that subject. I hope you keep posting.
 

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Hang in there KX, I enjoy reading your thoughts on the subject. I also believe there where others here mining long before the Spanish. The Aztecs and other's got there metals from some where. I have also seen the massive carvings and shadows in the the mountains. Some have tried to Flame Bill R on that subject matter,I have enjoyed reading his thoughts on that subject. I hope you keep posting.

Dog,

The Aztecs got much of their metal to the south of Mexico. It's unlikely they traveled as far north as Arizona to mine.

Bill is simply reaping the rewards of his life before Tnet. Some memories are longer than others.

Good luck,

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The Aztec were known to have traded far to the North of Tenochtitlan. I believe if you look into some Blue Seashells the Aztecs used for adornment came from (if I am not mistaken) deep in the US. Some finds also defy explanation. Like what is left of this (what looks like) an Aztec Cat Monument:

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