- Mar 27, 2004
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Amen to that. Filter all that you hear or read though your own filter and make your own choices. I chose to stand back and look at what can be verified on all the different treasure and "Lost mines", and then try and use "Common Sense" rather than dreams of greed. Most of the "Lost Mines" were found long ago by men that did not know of the "Lost Stories", but found the gold by either blind luck or by prospecting washes and streams to go back up until finding where the gold came from.Cubfan64 wrote:
With all things "Dutchman," at some point you either have to believe things or not based on whatever you personally think is good enough evidence - that evidence is different for everyone as evidenced by years and years of these same discussions and arguments over and over again without changing hardly anyone's minds.
Thank you Cubfan.
Cubfan has probably posted the most profoundly true statement posted here in many years.
Everyone has to rely on themselves to decide what they believe and don't believe. They need to do their own research, talk to the old timers themselves and get out in the mountains and hike the trails and back country running down the clues.
Books are great but if you are sitting around waiting for someone to give you the inside information or for someone to find the mine for you, you need another hobby.
The old saying, " I don't believe anything I read and only half of what I see", is a good start for searching for the LDM.
Do your own research, do your own hiking, don't whine because you don't know if an assay report is authentic or not.
If it's all too much for you, there's always knitting or oragami you could try.
I really like the story behind Sugarloaf. Everyone in town was upset with the new assayer because the results were not what they wanted to hear. They took a broken grindstone and knocked off a piece of it and took it to the assayer to test.
Finally he came out all excited and told them it was rich in Silver. "Hang him!" Even as they took him to the tree he keep saying that he didn't understand why they wanted the sandstone assayed until he did it. They stopped and took him back to his office and he crushed some more of the sandstone and then disolved it and showed them, "See you can see the silver particles falling out of it!" They went back to the man who had the broken grindstone and asked him where he got it. "From a guy in the next town over, he makes them.
They went over there and asked him where he got his Sandstone. He told them and they then mined the ridge known as Sugarloaf. True story from Arizona.