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by don
Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: which canyon do the directions lead to?
Replies: 0
Views: 283

which canyon do the directions lead to?

the directions on ruths map..i.e “the first gorge on the south side, from the west end of the range” – they found, as he had told them, a monumented trail which led them “northward over a lofty ridge; thence downward past Sombrero Butte into a long canyon running north, and finally to a tributary ca...
by don
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Rendezvous and Ely's Book
Replies: 10
Views: 2342

Re: Rendezvous and Ely's Book

hello cuzzin jack...re ely and the trail up bluff spring mountain..id say way back when i read it 1960 0r so.it was prob the first thing that caught my eye,or rather captured my imagination and to me anyway seemed to give credence to the going ons there...the trail deliberately/cunningly engineered ...
by don
Tue May 25, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Rendezvous and Ely's Book
Replies: 10
Views: 2342

Re: Rendezvous and Ely's Book

Thomas, I had Ely's book (the u.k printing) published by eyre & spottiswoode..funnily enough i sold it to someone on this very forum through ebay..i remember the buyer thanking 2 other prospective buyers on here for standing down on the bidding so he could get it cheaper,which i thought then was...
by don
Thu May 13, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Rendezvous and Ely's Book
Replies: 10
Views: 2342

Re: Rendezvous and Ely's Book

hi thomas, do you know how many copies of Elys book were sold? because basically we could get an example of what constituted a "successful book" in those days of long ago..if its simply a matter of numbers sold,then id hazard a guess that barnards book would have been successful too,judgin...
by don
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: cravey /ruth
Replies: 19
Views: 4427

Re: cravey /ruth

Jim, your wife is probabley correct about "why wait?" :D Id guess out of my collection i had ,the factual stuff could have been condensed into a paragraph..maybe 2 . i think the beginning of the end came for me in one of storms books when i read that weiser once had a potshot at a deer ,or...
by don
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: cravey /ruth
Replies: 19
Views: 4427

Re: cravey /ruth

Jim I cant seem to find the "66 year old man" quote from hrdlicka..but the search continues..but until i find it, or if, ill have to say he didnt say it...but i know i read it somewhere.maybe your explanation could well be correct..i hope i didnt read it in one of barry storms books..cant ...
by don
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: cravey /ruth
Replies: 19
Views: 4427

Re: cravey /ruth

jim no..at present i cant find the source for hrdlicka saying "skull of 66 year old" but im certain i read that...somewhere.ill keep looking but if i cant find it ,ill certainly admit i was wrong. "Hrdlicka wrote books that people still reference today" you wrote..Barry Storm wro...
by don
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: cravey /ruth
Replies: 19
Views: 4427

Re: cravey /ruth

jim following on from previous post regarding hrdlicka...it seems to me that hrdlickas expertise was in the field of determining racial characteristics from skeletal remains,including skulls of course, rather than identifying a particular person a skull belonged to.1 error he made of course was the ...
by don
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: cravey /ruth
Replies: 19
Views: 4427

Re: cravey /ruth

Jim not trying to be argumentative here (ok i guess i might be lol) but 1920 is a long way from today,just as Times Square is a long way from Golgotha... and without being cheeky ,and bearing his expertise in mind ,its odd that ,at least in the case of ruths skull and issues surrounding it he couldn...
by don
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: cravey /ruth
Replies: 19
Views: 4427

Re: cravey /ruth

Jim hello i hope you are keeping well..i dont pretend to know anything about anthropometry ,other than what its used for...heres a short copy and paste printed in 2004..what is /was true in 2004 must have been equally true in 1931, "Anthropometry is the technical name for this preoccupation. It...
by don
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: cravey /ruth
Replies: 19
Views: 4427

Re: cravey /ruth

Novice I was under the impression Cravey was rumoured to have secret info too...but that aside,Ruth,s map might have been genuine ..might not have been..no real way of knowing in my opinion..as for whether Ruth was murdered ,well i think thats up for question. nothing is black or white as regards hi...
by don
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: cravey /ruth
Replies: 19
Views: 4427

Re: cravey /ruth

Hello Novice, Nice to see you posting again..and no I hadnt seen the link you posted before. Thanks for the link .As for where i heard of Craveys decapitated head ,sitting atop a rock cairn,on a regularly used trail with a rope round it..or more correctly the rope was supposedly on the trail and whe...
by don
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: cravey /ruth
Replies: 19
Views: 4427

cravey /ruth

just filling in some idle time,thought id ask peoples opinions as to why the James Cravey case didnt attract the same interest, or fire the imagination in the same way as the Adolph Ruth suicide/murder/death by natural causes case did. Both cases ,on the face of it,could be described as mysterious,b...
by don
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: for gods sake
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

Re: for gods sake

hi Jim, Hope you are keeping well in these troubled times and nice to hear from you again.I guess youre right, both with the reasons why its dropped off here and that 1 thread with substance here is most likely better than a thousand silly posts elsewhere lol.As us "oldies" die off ,we are...
by don
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: for gods sake
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

for gods sake

its rather sad to see the demise of this site/forum.im not trying to knock treasure net ,but cant understand why posters would ditch this site in favour of TN ..such a wealth of information here from days past,lively debate ,a lot of passion too at times..even the odd bit of comedy here and there. d...
by don
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over
Replies: 69
Views: 92637

Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

so sorry to hear this news..its a pity that he had to suffer such abuse here over a particular period in time ,by some folk who wernt fit to tie his bootlaces. his knowledge served this forum well ,he could be informative,humorous and certainly had a way with words . my sympathies to his family and ...
by don
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Coon Bluff
Replies: 4
Views: 3272

Re: Coon Bluff

hi..prob wandering a bit here,but living in the u.k ive no experience in dealing with desert critters. i wondered what are the chances ,while exploring these places , of getting bitten by a rattlesnake for example? or a scorpion,spider,gila monster or whatever else lives and lurks in these places?
by don
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Decoding not the "Peralta" Stone Maps
Replies: 3
Views: 3272

Re: Decoding not the "Peralta" Stone Maps

could you provide a little more detail please?
by don
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 25484

Re: The Salazar Survey

and further more,you have admitted that you didnt have either the time or the inclination to check on the veracity of "each and every item"..yet use those very same "unchecked items" to "verify" the story ,which leads to the ultimate conclusion as regards the "vera...
by don
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 25484

Re: The Salazar Survey

Cuzzin jack
THAT works BOTH ways surely?
by don
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 25484

Re: The Salazar Survey

cuzzinjack sorry if i seemed abrasive..no intention to be..but maybe sometimes i come across as being that..its the social media communication thing probabley..easy to misinterpret sometimes. But no point in me giving anything other than my honest opinion...im sure you wouldnt want it any other way....
by don
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 25484

Re: The Salazar Survey

cuzzin jack QUOTE If the searcher has no knowledge of surveying, geology, underground mining, or science in general, the searcher’s assumption of truth (or untruth) becomes unreliable to a degree proportional to his/her lack of knowledge of these subjects. If the searcher does not live near the “Sup...
by don
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 25484

Re: The Salazar Survey

cuzzin jack tks for links, so Antonio Cosmes went solo in 1849,after coming back from america and in 1852 moved to spain,so if the expedition was in 1851-53 then it seems he could possibly have fitted in the time frame..so it seems it was at least possible for the glass photos to have been taken at ...
by don
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 25484

Re: The Salazar Survey

plus..why lug around glass negatives which were notoriously brittle ,easily scratchedor shattered and tended to curl up at edges and needed to be stored correctly in order to be preserved ,when a plain paper photograph would have sufficed?....
by don
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 25484

Re: The Salazar Survey

following on from post from 5 mins ago lol.. Two common types of emulsion plates were the ambrotype and the tintype. Ambrotypes used a glass plate instead of the copper plate of the daguerreotypes. Tintypes used a tin plate. While these plates were much more sensitive to light, they had to be develo...