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by cuzzinjack
Mon Jul 04, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Bonanza Gold
Replies: 9
Views: 2441

Re: Bonanza Gold

Hello, During the 19th century, the miners from the tin mines of Cornwall, England were highly prized individuals. The mining districts of the western world, including northern MI, Butte, MT, Virginia City NV, Pachuca, Mexico, Potosi, Bolivia, Grass Valley, CA, and many more, were desperate for thei...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Bonanza Gold
Replies: 9
Views: 2441

Re: Bonanza Gold

Sorry here is the second that didn't post.

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by cuzzinjack
Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Bonanza Gold
Replies: 9
Views: 2441

Re: Bonanza Gold

Below are some diagrams regarding mining with stulls. The first diagram shows stoping off of stulls, and the second shows the different uses for stulls. These came from https://www.911metallurgist.com . https://mollymarieprospect.com/update2/stullstoping.jpg [/img]https://mollymarieprospect.com/upda...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Bonanza Gold
Replies: 9
Views: 2441

Re: Bonanza Gold

Hello again, On my wall I have a mining claim map of Leadville, Colorado from 1901. A photo of a portion of it is below. https://mollymarieprospect.com/update2/leadvle.w.title.jpg Below is a zoomed in portion of the area of discussion. The Little Jonny, the Black Cloud, the Irene, and the Yak tunnel...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Bonanza Gold
Replies: 9
Views: 2441

Re: Bonanza Gold

Hello, About a month ago I was speaking with an experienced Arizona mining man, and he told me it was commonplace for the small miner to use a bathtub to precipitate copper from the weak sulfuric acid used to leach copper from crushed rock containing chrysocolla. The porcelain coated tub (resistant ...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Jun 13, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Bonanza Gold
Replies: 9
Views: 2441

Re: Bonanza Gold

Hello, Over the past month there has been a lot of searching, researching, soul-searching, second guessing, and total disbelief. How could something this big have escaped so many for so long (yours truly included)? Here is a google earth photo of the mounds that have been identified. It is estimated...
by cuzzinjack
Sun May 15, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Bonanza Gold
Replies: 9
Views: 2441

Re: Bonanza Gold

To continue with this thread, The photo below is of the banded jasper that was deposited and is found outcropping to the west and southwest of the hill (mound) that is described above (the hill is in the upper left of the photo). http://mollymarieprospect.com/sitephotoslatest/chert/lotsabandchert.jp...
by cuzzinjack
Wed May 11, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Bonanza Gold
Replies: 9
Views: 2441

Re: Bonanza Gold

Hello again, Below is a photo of the hill that can be seen from the sidewalk, looking south. https://mollymarieprospect.com/conclusion/ldmconclusion/bigmound2sm.jpg A photo of the silica beds on the hill is below. This photo in itself is pretty damning evidence of what the hill is: a giant silica/he...
by cuzzinjack
Sun May 01, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Bonanza Gold
Replies: 9
Views: 2441

Bonanza Gold

Hello, During my mining career, I have always been fascinated by Bonanza gold ore, how the wonderful rock was formed, and how and where it has occurred. The richest gold mine in the world for decades was the Little Jonny Mine (or Ibex) in Leadville, Colorado (about 1893 to the 1930’s). The Superinte...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Feb 06, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Acknowledging the Pima Nation
Replies: 4
Views: 2202

Re: Acknowledging the Pima Nation

Hello Deducer, I am glad you like these posts. Below is a map of the Hohokam canals on the Gila River. Along this section of the river is where the Pima Villages were located. https://mollymarieprospect.com/update/gilarivercanals.jpg To summarize this thread, the Apache had no answer for the skill a...
by cuzzinjack
Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Acknowledging the Pima Nation
Replies: 4
Views: 2202

Re: Acknowledging the Pima Nation

Hello, I’ve found some more information about the Pima villages that is very pertinent. The below snip from https://bajaarizonahistory.org/gila-river-villages/ describes the bounty produced by the Pima villages; even though this is a little later than the massacre, the Peraltas likely didn’t have to...
by cuzzinjack
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Acknowledging the Pima Nation
Replies: 4
Views: 2202

Re: Acknowledging the Pima Nation

Hello, Stumbling upon the importance of the Pima Villages and their connection to the missing mining district has been a very exciting discovery. It is one of those things that “have to be true” for the legend of the missing mining district to be true. For me, it ranks up there with the Salazar Surv...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Acknowledging the Pima Nation
Replies: 4
Views: 2202

Acknowledging the Pima Nation

Hello, Following up with what was written in the “Gonzales Letter” thread regarding boats passing in front of Yuma en route to the Gila River, the following clip was found about boats on the Gila River in 1849: “On the first of November, 1849, a flatboat, which had made the voyage down the Gila from...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Gonzales Letter
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

Re: Gonzales Letter

Hello, In the mid-1700’s, boats called “Durham boats” were used for hauling supplies upriver on the smaller, more shallow rivers on the east coast of the U.S.. They were flat-bottomed, narrow, relatively long, with a sail, to use if wind was available. It was common to use poles when going upstream....
by cuzzinjack
Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Gonzales Letter
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

Re: Gonzales Letter

Hello Thomas, It is fantastic that you have went to the ends of the earth to find anything and everything you could find about the Lost Dutchman/Peralta Mines. However, I believe there is one big stone that has been left unturned. A couple of practice presentations were given to local SME chapters b...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Rendezvous and Ely's Book
Replies: 10
Views: 3673

Re: Rendezvous and Ely's Book

Hello Jim, I had no idea of the history of the notes, and am glad that they are in a good place. I originally got involved with this post to defend Sims and his book, and am glad that in the process I rediscovered the speech by Northcutt. He reduced the whole Peralta mines / Lost Dutchman subject do...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Rendezvous and Ely's Book
Replies: 10
Views: 3673

Re: Rendezvous and Ely's Book

Hello don and Thomas, I did a little research myself the other day about Sims Ely and his book, “The Lost Dutchman Mine”. It turns out that the Sims Ely collection of papers and notes resides at ASU. There a 7 boxes of papers, news clippings, etc. regarding he and Jim Bark’s search. There is a lot f...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Rendezvous and Ely's Book
Replies: 10
Views: 3673

Re: Rendezvous and Ely's Book

Hi don, I don't have the book any more, but I remember Sims wrote that the top of Bluff Springs mountain was a great pasture and on the north end there was a very large natural tank with abundant water. He thought it was a good place to keep horses without them getting stolen and just a few people c...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Rendezvous and Ely's Book
Replies: 10
Views: 3673

Re: Rendezvous and Ely's Book

Hello don and Thomas, I too had a 1952 copy of “The Lost Dutchman Mine”, and it’s surprising that Sims Ely has come under scrutiny here. From what I’ve read, Sims wrote the manuscript while near-deathbed. He had no axes to grind, no fortune to be made. He admitted that the only real physical evidenc...
by cuzzinjack
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Gold-Tellerum Ore (AuTe)
Replies: 3
Views: 2257

Re: Gold-Tellerum Ore (AuTe)

Hello Jim, Likewise, I’m glad to see you posting again! I was not trying to make a connection to the matchbox; as you’ve said, who knows what its origins are. What I meant to articulate is that I’ve searched every corner that I can find and have went down every path I could take, within going broke,...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Gold-Tellerum Ore (AuTe)
Replies: 3
Views: 2257

Re: Gold-Tellerum Ore (AuTe)

Hello Thomas, It is very good to see people posting again. It seems that out of deep respect for Joe Ribaudo there has been a “moment of silence”. I think Joe would have liked to see things get rolling again. The subject of Tellurium is an excellent one, and I’ve overlooked it in my research. Sylvan...
by cuzzinjack
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Coon Bluff
Replies: 4
Views: 4136

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: 4136

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: 4136

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: 7487

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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