Once again my old companion Don David and I have returned from adventures in Mexico. This time we hunted on two large ranchos near Hermosillo searching for colonial and Yaqui artifacts and to attempt to prove local rumors of Yaqui ramparts in the hills built to defend the tribe against the Mexican ranchers and government troops. To say that hunting remote areas of Mexico is a needle in a haystack is obvious. Even with a trusty guide and the stories told us by the old ones legends rarely prove accurate. We scaled two different peaks with detectors in hand but what we found was that in both cases the walls lined up with the old Camino and were surely boundary markers. The real surprise was not what was found in the hills but what was found near several old spring wells on the valley floor. It is rare in this day to find matate (grinding stones) and stone tools laying on the surface of the ground. The big find using the detector was what appeared to be a colonial iron lance point, somewhat cruder than the examples found on line but that is all the better as far as we are concerned. Dated possibly 1700 to 1800 this artifact was found below the"sweating mountain" where a seasonal spring erupts periodically and sustains life for both men and game animals. This lance point as well as the other artifacts remain in the reliquaries of the ranchos we visited. This is small recompense for the hospitality of the land owners for this adventure was the real deal.