Lost Gold of the Aztecs - Who Watched?

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I Retired in 2019 after 38 years in the mining business (underground and surface, metal/nonmetal) and quite honestly the only gold these guys are going to find, in my humble opinion is probably the “gold” they’re making from the History channel. I’ve worked across the globe as a registered professional geologist up to VP level and in Nevada in particular for 15 years. The UG mines shown in Nevada, Mineral County are from the 1860s and beyond. If you look at the timbers in these mines they are all machine hewn, not hand hewn and quite honestly no more than 150 or 160 years old, if that. I have been in dozens of these over my career. I don’t wanna be disrespectful but has anyone ever found anything worthy on any show that has aired on the History channel? That being said, I have found some very old artifacts in the areas shown but nothing that was verifiable and related to Aztec, Mayan or Inca cultures, only native tribes.

I certainly hope they do find something real and verifiable but I’ll wait and watch. Now, I’ve got some fly fishing to do!
 

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Thanks,
I REALLY enjoyed those two videos...!
First, the Hard-Core under-icewater placer mining, all that gold, sitting on top...!!
Second, the sweet reduction of those pesky giant boulders....! Simple, SURGICAL,
and relatively safe.....And, there are other applications of it too...!
Thanks Eyemust! Am watching now. They blasted into a vertical shaft, but we do not know yet what is in it. One blast went through the wall. The guys in firepit did find a vault, but it was empty.

They say the twine is preSpanish, older. So apparently an Aztec mine.
 

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I Retired in 2019 after 38 years in the mining business (underground and surface, metal/nonmetal) and quite honestly the only gold these guys are going to find, in my humble opinion is probably the “gold” they’re making from the History channel. I’ve worked across the globe as a registered professional geologist up to VP level and in Nevada in particular for 15 years. The UG mines shown in Nevada, Mineral County are from the 1860s and beyond. If you look at the timbers in these mines they are all machine hewn, not hand hewn and quite honestly no more than 150 or 160 years old, if that. I have been in dozens of these over my career. I don’t wanna be disrespectful but has anyone ever found anything worthy on any show that has aired on the History channel? That being said, I have found some very old artifacts in the areas shown but nothing that was verifiable and related to Aztec, Mayan or Inca cultures, only native tribes.

I certainly hope they do find something real and verifiable but I’ll wait and watch. Now, I’ve got some fly fishing to do!
Tend to agree. Oak Island more likely to find something, something huge happened there an amazing amount of work for what reason? And with ancient technology. Indeed think GoldRush pays $100K a year for even the non-stars on show.
 

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I love all of those topics but we know the Oak Island Guys or the Aztec gold guy have found something when we read about it long ahead of the episode. 😊
See you are likely into old west. My Great Grand Father was Charles N. Crewdson, as I child he shined Jesse and Frank James boots the day before Russleville bank robbery, not knowing who they were until he saw the wanted posters. He sold cowboy hats via train to old west mining camps stores in late 1800s. He then became maybe the main newspaper writer on Indians. Here is one story he wrote.
TOLD BY AN INDIAN
Tales of Fierce Battles in the Far Northwest
HALF CENTURY AGO
FIRST AND LAST ATTEMPT TO OUST BOSTON MEN.
Around the Fire in the Tepee of Old Hoo-Sis-Mox-Mox--A Fierce War.
(Copyright 1903 by Charles N. Crewdson.)
Written for The Evening Star by Charles N. Crewdson.

He interviewed Chief Yellow Hair who met Lewis and Clark as a small child when they got to Pacific coast, talks about the war than happned later. https://www.truwe.sohs.org/files/before the white man.html

In 1905 Chief No Shirt and Whirlwind stayed 3 days at My GG Father;s home in Chicago https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88085421/1905-06-28/ed-1/seq-2/

Heard that story over and over from my Grandmother. Wondered if any photos of Chief No Shirt, and bingo just found one, a great pic on horseback in 1903 https://oregondigital.org/sets/moorhouse/oregondigital:df665k30v

You or others may find that of interest.

Cheers
 
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Hoagland and Hegg found a triple tunnel on other side of blast. My guess is they will contine the show, whether this year of next.
 

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I watched it last night. Utah Seems a loooooong way for the Aztecs to travel to hide their treasure.Must be a million places closer along the way.:icon_scratch:
As I posted back in March :) Whats up with dat :tongue3:
 
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IF, Montezuma's treasure did exist, and was as massive as legend says, it would of taken an Army of people and animals to move it. Moving thru the (at that time) fast wilderness of N. America ,inhabited only by native tribes.
Such a mass movement would surly of drawn the attention of the locals.:icon_scratch:
 

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IF, Montezuma's treasure did exist, and was as massive as legend says, it would of taken an Army of people and animals to move it. Moving thru the (at that time) fast wilderness of N. America ,inhabited only by native tribes.
Such a mass movement would surly of drawn the attention of the locals.:icon_scratch:
Yes, and the water demand for all those animals not to mention the huge manpower- in the DESERT…!
 

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See you are likely into old west. My Great Grand Father was Charles N. Crewdson, as I child he shined Jesse and Frank James boots the day before Russleville bank robbery, not knowing who they were until he saw the wanted posters. He sold cowboy hats via train to old west mining camps stores in late 1800s. He then became maybe the main newspaper writer on Indians. Here is one story he wrote.
TOLD BY AN INDIAN
Tales of Fierce Battles in the Far Northwest
HALF CENTURY AGO
FIRST AND LAST ATTEMPT TO OUST BOSTON MEN.
Around the Fire in the Tepee of Old Hoo-Sis-Mox-Mox--A Fierce War.
(Copyright 1903 by Charles N. Crewdson.)
Written for The Evening Star by Charles N. Crewdson.

He interviewed Chief Yellow Hair who met Lewis and Clark as a small child when they got to Pacific coast, talks about the war than happned later. https://www.truwe.sohs.org/files/before the white man.html

In 1905 Chief No Shirt and Whirlwind stayed 3 days at My GG Father;s home in Chicago https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88085421/1905-06-28/ed-1/seq-2/

Heard that story over and over from my Grandmother. Wondered if any photos of Chief No Shirt, and bingo just found one, a great pic on horseback in 1903 https://oregondigital.org/sets/moorhouse/oregondigital:df665k30v

You or others may find that of interest.

Cheers
Thanks! Actually, I do love the history of the west. One of my favorite historical figures is Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. Another one is the Kid I use for my avatar.
 
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This is THE dumbest treasure show yet. Kevin Hoagland is a great guy, but this show is freaking horrible! The premise was interesting, but the people are not. Personally, I watched the last episode I'll ever see last night. Two-Thumbs WAY down!
 

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