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by cuzzinjack
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Coon Bluff
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

Re: Coon Bluff

Hello Deducer, I’m glad you are interested in the material. I do not see the “trolling” as a sign of the times. I think the subject of lost mines in the Superstitions has been “trolled” for over 125 years! The trolling has been in the form of drive-by commentaries, desktop surveys, and lies, by a pa...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Coon Bluff
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

Re: Coon Bluff

Hello don, The dangers of desert animals is way, way over-hyped, in my opinion, and that is why most people do not get off trail, or off-horse. Every time I see a Gila Monster I feel like it is almost a religious experience. I had one very close call in all my years on the desert in Nevada and Arizo...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Coon Bluff
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

Coon Bluff

Hello, I have hesitated posting this as it is not directly related to the LDM, but on second thought, nearly every character of the LDM stories has walked nearby or on this hill, and it is about how the gold originated not in just a District, but in a REGION. I hope you enjoy this....... If Southern...
by cuzzinjack
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: SME Presentation
Replies: 7
Views: 3416

Re: SME Presentation

This is a photo today of First Water Canyon. The creek was still flowing about 100gpm. There is no other water available to the west of here. Up ahead is where the high mercury levels were detected.

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by cuzzinjack
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: SME Presentation
Replies: 7
Views: 3416

Re: SME Presentation

Thanks Jim. I have a little bit more to add: To practice for the SME National Conference, the presentation was given to the local SME chapters in Globe and Phoenix. The local chapters had a bigger time slot to fill and it required a presentation of about 40 minutes. So, a “prequel” was given, starti...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: SME Presentation
Replies: 7
Views: 3416

Re: SME Presentation

Thank you Dave, I made a lot of errors and omissions and I posted it on its own web page after some corrections and changes on the website below. That is the risk of posting here; you cannot correct what you have posted. Your mistakes are forever. https://mollymarieprospect.com/blog/sme-presentation...
by cuzzinjack
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: SME Presentation
Replies: 7
Views: 3416

Re: SME Presentation

There is also a conclusion at the end of SLIDE 22 • This is the last slide of the presentation. • More than a just a compelling argument has been given that a mining district can be “lost” right out in the open in plain sight • There is a much more evidence that there was not time to present; please...
by cuzzinjack
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: SME Presentation
Replies: 7
Views: 3416

Re: SME Presentation

SLIDE 14 https://mollymarieprospect.com/presentation/slide14.png • The vapor detector was taken to First Water Creek about 75 yards away, to see what readings could be obtained in the open air. • This creek bottom appears to be thoroughly cleaned to bedrock, by placering. • The alarm on the vapor de...
by cuzzinjack
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: SME Presentation
Replies: 7
Views: 3416

SME Presentation

On February 25th, 2020 I gave a presentation at the national conference of the SME (Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration) at the Phoenix Convention Center, and it was called “Mid-Tertiary IOCG deposits in Arizona and a “Lost” mining district”. This was a tremendous challenge for me, becaus...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 17107

Re: The Salazar Survey

don,

I've been trying to explain that I didn't make an assumption of truth. But, if I was to, within my areas of expertise, I would be very qualified.

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by cuzzinjack
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 17107

Re: The Salazar Survey

don,

I'm in a cabin on the Mogollon rim of Arizona, but they have WiFi, so here goes:

I'm simply trying to say that you and others have made the very risky assumption of truth on many occassions, and are unqualified to do so (you agreed, see above).

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by cuzzinjack
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 17107

Re: The Salazar Survey

don, I’m very glad that you’ve opened this rather philosophical conversation, because I recognize and respect the logic in your writings no matter how abrasive they are sometimes. Yours go far beyond “There’s gold in them thar hills!” As all of us know, there is a pile of information out there, and ...
by cuzzinjack
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 17107

Re: The Salazar Survey

don, I found some excellent information on ambrotypes. The negative was converted into a positive by putting a dark backing behind it, and/or the negative could be transferred to paper if desired. Here is a diagram from the article of one method of how they assembled the picture back then so it woul...
by cuzzinjack
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 17107

Re: The Salazar Survey

don, It appears that you have some knowledge of the history of photography that wasn’t gained in the past couple of days! You are right about all of these things in a general sense, and your points are well taken, but there was an elite group of photographers based in the U.S. around 1850 that were ...
by cuzzinjack
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 17107

Re: The Salazar Survey

don, You inadvertently opened a door here, and that doesn’t happen very often. A quote from https://www.khanacademy.org: “The wet collodion process was a photographic process used to produce a negative. It was invented by F. Scott Archer (1813–1857) in 1848 and published in 1851”. Also, in the same ...
by cuzzinjack
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Hamrick Collection
Replies: 7
Views: 4705

Re: Hamrick Collection

Hello Dr. Glover, The irony of this is overpowering. Just a week-and-a-half ago I took some people on a tour of my mining claims, and told them the high points of the area standing on top of Cerro Negra. Two of them were mining engineers from the Colorado School of Mines. One of them says, “Oh, that...
by cuzzinjack
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Hamrick Collection
Replies: 7
Views: 4705

Re: Hamrick Collection

Hello Dr. Glover,

That is exciting news. As you can see from my last post, I have the technique for overlaying the maps over google earth refined pretty well. If you are so inclined, I'll do it for you. I'm just guessing, but this may be the northern part of the same district.

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by cuzzinjack
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Great Mine
Replies: 14
Views: 10433

Re: The Great Mine

Merry Christmas! After some refining, a method has been devised to place maps over the top of google earth photos in a presentable manner. The most important step of the process it has been learned is to pick the best google earth photo from all years. Hands down, the best to be found is from 2012. ...
by cuzzinjack
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 17107

Re: The Salazar Survey

Hello don,

It has been a while since we've heard from you. What do think about the information on mollymarieprospect.com?

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by cuzzinjack
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 17107

Re: The Salazar Survey

don, Thank you for reporting the bad link. The website was made more secure, and did not realize some platforms do not automatically convert the “www” portion. Here is the new address and hope it works on this site (if not, just copy and paste in your browser): https://mollymarieprospect.com/ I had ...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 17107

Re: The Salazar Survey

This thread “The Salazar Survey”, is regarding the most astounding evidence this author has found yet and gives the precise location of the bulk of the underground mines. Today, I went out to make the exact replication of photo No. 1 that Cristobal Peralta showed Perfecto Salazar. I had “winged it” ...
by cuzzinjack
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: OKAY, I think I figured this thing out.
Replies: 14
Views: 9377

Re: OKAY, I think I figured this thing out.

Hello Oro,

I graduated from High School in Moorcroft, WY, not too far from you, and took the cooks tour of the Homestake Mine in 1981. Even got a good gold sample. The surface facilities at that mine and the upkeep were the nicest I've ever seen.

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by cuzzinjack
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Great Mine
Replies: 14
Views: 10433

Re: The Great Mine

Hello, There is a piece of the puzzle that I neglected to post with this thread. This may be preaching to the choir, but Sims Ely wrote the first book about lost mines or "lost mine" in the Superstition Mountains, and he coined the phrase "the lost Dutchman" with the title of his book, the "The Lost...
by cuzzinjack
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Chichilticale
Replies: 18
Views: 16026

Re: Chichilticale

Hello Oro, Yes, you are right; I've heard some native Arizonans call them "coon-tails". I have only seen 2 non-poisonous snakes out there; a giant Black Racer that was scary fast, and a hognose snake. I have seen 2 of the rattlers below, the Tiger Rattler. http://mollymarieprospect.com/Scenery/Tiger...
by cuzzinjack
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Capstone: an IOCG deposit
Replies: 0
Views: 4011

The Capstone: an IOCG deposit

Hello, The greatest pitfall I’ve fallen into during my search is ignoring the potential size and scope of the mining district, the infrastructure, the players, etc. Just last weekend, I was investigating Cerro Negra (for the hundredth time), and while looking at the abundant disseminated copper stai...