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by cuzzinjack
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: The Salazar Survey

The author would have never had a clue about quadrant bearings, and could not have solved the Salazar mystery if it wasn’t from previous experience. The author learned to survey with a transit, the old school way, in 1979 and 1980 in both surface and underground environments. Below is a picture of a...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: The Salazar Survey

An idea was hatched to check into the declination subject a little further, on a local scale……… All 20 of the mining claims that are staked on the Molly Marie caldera have their sidelines laid out at N20W, and the end lines are laid out at N70E. These bearings are based off of true north and NAD27 c...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 3019

Re: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)

There is a thin layer of blocky, welded volcanic tuff on top of Cerro Negra and on its east side that is about 5 feet thick. A photo of the location where the boulders were quarried is below. Only one large boulder and a couple of smaller ones were left behind. The contact between the tuff and the b...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 3019

Re: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)

Hello hiker, I misspoke with the word “holy”. The fact that 40 Chiracahua women filled a shaft to the brim with large boulders and then sealed it over does not make the place holy, but the act itself commands respect. To literally quarry the boulders from up above and roll them down is quite an achi...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 3019

Re: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)

Hello hiker, I misspoke with the word “holy”. The event where 40 Chiracahua women filled the 100-foot deep shaft to the brim with large boulders and then sealed it over does not make the place holy, but the act itself commands respect. To literally quarry the boulders from up above and roll them dow...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 3019

Re: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)

Hello hiker and Joe, I do not know why I got out in the weeds in the first place by writing "Chichilticale". Probably because there are some big facets to the Coronado expedition that were overlooked. Somewhere along the way, the Chiracahua gained control of the Superstitions area, and all...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 3019

Re: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)

Hello Hiker, Those are some very good links that you have found. I agree with you on the Aztecs not mining here, but they may have had a broker or advisor role. I've read that even the Aztecs stayed very clear of the Yaquis, and an Aztec force moving through their territory that seemed threatening m...
by cuzzinjack
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 3019

Re: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)

Hi Joe, It is good to see a post from you! What is most interesting about this thread is the first post by Dr. Glover with the excerpt from the book "Arizona, the Last Frontier", and his recognition that it came from you. I bought the book after I read the excerpt many years ago, and found...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 2
Views: 353

The Salazar Survey

For those of you not familiar, “The Salazar Survey” is an account by Clay Worst about attempts in 1949 to find the meaning of maps and photos brought to Arizona by Cristobal Peralta in 1924. Only the happenings in 1924 are discussed here. This story is in Dr. Glover’s book, “Treasure Tales of the Su...
by cuzzinjack
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Peralta's, and Mercury
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: The Peralta's, and Mercury

Another sample of the sand from First Water Canyon was gathered (a Ryobi+ vacuum may be good for this) and was processed, but with different procedures. • Most of the light-colored material was panned off. • A magnet was used to remove the magnetite from the black sand that remained. Only manganese ...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Peralta's, and Mercury
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: The Peralta's, and Mercury

To make absolutely certain that this was an old placer, an experiment was performed. Sample holes in the bedrock swales where the deepest sand and cobbles reside were not attempted; shallow patches of sand were found that were 3 to 6 inches deep and the sand was scraped back until black sand was rev...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Peralta's, and Mercury
Replies: 2
Views: 455

The Peralta's, and Mercury

Continuing from the second to last thread, Chichilticale, 2 glaring questions remain unanswered: • The first is, was there pre-Spanish gold mining in the Superstitions area? • The second question is seemingly unrelated, but will be explained within: Where are the rich placers that are shown on some ...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 3019

Re: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)

Hello hiker,

Was just ready to make a post and saw this that you posted an hour ago. This is excellent stuff, and dovetails with what will be uploaded next.

cuzzinjack
by cuzzinjack
Sun May 07, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Chichilticale
Replies: 7
Views: 1125

Re: Chichilticale

Hi Somehiker and Klondike, It is agreed that the local Apaches did the mining. From what I've read, the Aztecs were a strange and perverse society, not only their leaders, but the common citizens as well. Their economy was built on bartering, they had no metal money, and they prized gold for it's be...
by cuzzinjack
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Chichilticale
Replies: 7
Views: 1125

Re: Chichilticale

Hello Klondike, Thank you for your interest and the kind words. There is little doubt (with me anyway) that Niza knew exactly where he was going before he left Mexico City. As soon as he was shed of Esteban, he got down to business. He found the ancient trail north of the Gila, the mines probably mo...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Chichilticale
Replies: 7
Views: 1125

Re: Chichilticale

Dovetailing with the Chichilticale story is the Manuel Alejandro Peralta map from 1753. Using the same map style of the Peralta-Fish and the Peralta Stone Maps, the map brings the outlier features in close to the central focus area of the map. A copy of the map with someone’s English translation is ...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Chichilticale
Replies: 7
Views: 1125

Chichilticale

Even though the discovery of the location of the Peralta mines is very significant, there is a much bigger mystery: After Spain looted most of the Aztec and Inca gold between 1520 and 1533, it was noted that the Aztec items were found to have a very high purity and were exceptionally beautiful. Some...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Holy Grail
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: The Holy Grail

Hi Mike,

My knowledge of the map is only what Dr. Glover wrote in his books; it seems like you know more. Do you know where the original, original resides?

cuzzinjack
by cuzzinjack
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Holy Grail
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: The Holy Grail

Hi Joe, Please check out the Linda Peralta map on either Dr. Glover’s “The Lost Dutchman Mine of Jacob Waltz” on page 325 or “Treasure Tales of the Superstitions” page 310; here you will find the Linda Peralta version with the original signatures. Yours does not have the original signatures and woul...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Holy Grail
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: The Holy Grail

Hi Joe, That is a good one, but by all appearances it is a copy of the Linda Peralta version. Linda's has 5 different signatures by 5 different people, and your version has 4 of the signatures, and they all appear to be signed by the same person. The Kollenborn version still stands the tallest, in m...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Holy Grail
Replies: 6
Views: 798

The Holy Grail

Except for Joe, no one is responding to these posts, but a there seems to be a core of people reading……. Hopefully, this post will generate some comments……. The arguable “Holy Grail” of maps for Lost Dutchman or Peralta Mines searchers is the “Peralta-Fish” map. A photo of one version of this map is...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Cerro Negra
Replies: 17
Views: 3059

Re: Cerro Negra

Several references are made to a “speckled” hill or a speckled area on the maps out there. My offering is it is because of this rock here: http://mollymarieprospect.com/CerroNegra/gossanousbreccia.jpg This is vuggy silica with clasts of gossan from sulphide ore and this outcrops in many places in th...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Cerro Negra
Replies: 17
Views: 3059

Re: Cerro Negra

It was never my intention to get involved with a search for lost mines……….. I just kind of fell into it. All I originally wanted to do was to stake a mining claim just to say I did. The evidence to support the existence and location of the Peralta mines kept building, and somewhere along the way it ...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Cerro Negra
Replies: 17
Views: 3059

Re: Cerro Negra

Let’s not forget the most important map of all that shows the location of Cerro Negra, the Peralta Stone map. The one symbol on this map that was most perplexing until now, was the “D” shaped symbol that surrounds the 2 parallel lines. It is known now that this symbol is the profile of the Cerro Neg...
by cuzzinjack
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Cerro Negra
Replies: 17
Views: 3059

Re: Cerro Negra

Some more info about Cerro Negra, the Black Hill…….. the great bulge in the basalt! After a long hot summer, and intermittent outings, I’ve arrived at the conclusion that this hill was definitely the centerpiece of the Peralta mining operations. Here is another view of Cerro Negro looking east: http...