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by Mike McChesney
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 30987

Re: Massacre

Hey Thomas, If you are going to look at evidence regarding the massacre, you have to take in many things I have yet to see here. Silverlock and Malm for one. They found somewhere between $10,000 and $15,000 worth of float ore when gold was $20.67 ounce. They spent all that and then some trying to lo...
by Mike McChesney
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Holy Grail
Replies: 6
Views: 6534

Re: The Holy Grail

You probably already know this, but those five signatures on the Frank Fish Map were of the five people that copies were made for. We know that from Lake Erie Schaefer (she and her husband are the first signature).

Mike
by Mike McChesney
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over
Replies: 69
Views: 74238

Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

Mike, As I have said, that's one of the main reasons why the Rendezvous was created. I know the background story of Donald's life, and it isn't a pretty picture. He turned out to be another person altogether from what he presented online. I think, for the most part, many people were surprised at wh...
by Mike McChesney
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over
Replies: 69
Views: 74238

Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

DAMN! I am sorry to hear that. Donald and I got off on about the same foot as you and he. We went at it many times on a couple of forums, but after we met face to face at the rendezvous a few years ago, we never had another problem.

My prayers are with you Donald.

Mike
by Mike McChesney
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Helen Corbin's Olbers Manifest
Replies: 223
Views: 153332

Re: Helen Corbin's Olbers Manifest

Thanks for that Joe. It took me a while to dig it out last night. I didn't even think about bumping the topic. HAHAHA

Mike
by Mike McChesney
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: 11th annual Lost Dutch Hunters Rendezvous
Replies: 8
Views: 9221

Re: 11th annual Lost Dutch Hunters Rendezvous

Joe,

We missed you and Carolyn at the Rendezvous. Kurt Painter didn't show up! HAHAHA Bob Corbin and a bunch of other folks were there.

Hopefully, things will work out better next year.

Take Care - Mike
by Mike McChesney
Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: 11th annual Lost Dutch Hunters Rendezvous
Replies: 8
Views: 9221

Re: 11th annual Lost Dutch Hunters Rendezvous

See y'all there!

Mike
by Mike McChesney
Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Ox-Carts
Replies: 7
Views: 9796

Re: Ox-Carts

CJack, Be very careful about which stories you take to heart. In the old days, everybody had to have a new and different twist for their Lost Dutchman Mine Book. Sometimes they made the stories up, and attributed them to known Dutch Hunters. Sometimes they were the truth. I have heard both good and ...
by Mike McChesney
Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Ox-Carts
Replies: 7
Views: 9796

Re: Ox-Carts

Cuzzinjack, To date, there is no geologic evidence to support a single significant ore deposit in the Superstition Wilderness, and the possibility of an economic deposit was investigated fairly well before the wilderness was created. You have a lot of faith in the honesty of those people! The same t...
by Mike McChesney
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Lets see who is reading this - a new argument on the LDM
Replies: 21
Views: 20773

Re: Lets see who is reading this - a new argument on the LDM

I thought they were brothers, and both were French Canadians. Does that sound familiar?

Mike
by Mike McChesney
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Lets see who is reading this - a new argument on the LDM
Replies: 21
Views: 20773

Re: Lets see who is reading this - a new argument on the LDM

I seem to remember you posting their names somewhere. Weren't they French Names?

Mike
by Mike McChesney
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps
Replies: 335
Views: 207625

Re: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps

He carved. Who carved. They carved. We all carved. Nobody carved. I look at people's actions. I keep saying this because it is a HUGE tell. Travis never tried to sell his Stone Maps to his friend in Hood River, Or. He would sit with that friend for hours trying to decipher the maps. He would stick h...
by Mike McChesney
Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps
Replies: 335
Views: 207625

Re: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps

Roy, The reason I posted that was because Joe (and others) are trying to say that Travis T INTENTIONALLY made the Stone Maps to sell along with his manuscript. Also Roy, Janie might have been telling me an outright lie or she may have told Garry and Larry outright lies, but she lied to either them o...
by Mike McChesney
Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps
Replies: 335
Views: 207625

Re: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps

Deducer, If Joe says his guy is absolutely positive that it was Travis T, then I am certain Joe believes it. Joe does have some good sources. It is your choice as to how much credence you give the info. Joe and I don't always agree on theories and interpretations, but I have never found Joe to have...
by Mike McChesney
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps
Replies: 335
Views: 207625

Re: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps

Deducer, If Joe says his guy is absolutely positive that it was Travis T, then I am certain Joe believes it. Joe does have some good sources. It is your choice as to how much credence you give the info. Joe and I don't always agree on theories and interpretations, but I have never found Joe to have ...
by Mike McChesney
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps
Replies: 335
Views: 207625

Re: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps

Except, Travis T kept the existence of the Stone Maps pretty much a secret for the entire time he owned them (about twelve years). Joe, Please check your source that told you the he knew someone that Travis tried selling the Stone Maps to. Is he certain it was Travis Tumlinson and not Travis Marlowe...
by Mike McChesney
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Lets see who is reading this - a new argument on the LDM
Replies: 21
Views: 20773

Re: Lets see who is reading this - a new argument on the LDM

Roy, In your initial post, it looks like you are doubting the existence of the Two Soldiers Mine in the Supers. If it were just a story, I might be inclined to believe you. Too much first and second hand evidence for this to be fantasy. 1. Aaron Mason that managed the store for the Silver King Mine ...
by Mike McChesney
Wed May 06, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: NEW Jacob Waltz Information
Replies: 17
Views: 18824

Re: NEW Jacob Waltz Information

djui5 wrote:I heart this forum

I know Randy. So do I. That's why I contacted Joe about trying to resurrect it. Even dead, it is still the best source of LDM Info on the internet. Maybe without all the fighting and nuttiness, we can get those people that refused to post here back.

Mike
by Mike McChesney
Fri May 01, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Crooked Mountain Question
Replies: 7
Views: 8946

Crooked Mountain Question

After the entire pit mine deal, I saw many references to "Crooked Mountain" being part fact and part fiction. After reading the book, it left me wondering just how much was fiction? Its a great story. I understand that it was based (I don't know how loosely) on the Ted Cox notes RF used to get the T...
by Mike McChesney
Fri May 01, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Helicopter
Replies: 10
Views: 13337

Re: Helicopter

Contact Ron Feldman at: http://okcorrals.com/home.html I recommend calling there and discussing your particular situation with them. They have been packing people into the Supers since (I believe) the late 1960s. If anyone can figure something to assist you with your particular needs, they can. Mike
by Mike McChesney
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Helicopter
Replies: 10
Views: 13337

Re: Helicopter

RONN, Welcome, and I admire your fortitude! Randy is correct in that not much is available for handicapped access. Here is a link to The Lost Dutchman State Park: http://azstateparks.com/parks/lodu/facilities.html Looks like the only thing they offer is Handicap Accessible Bathrooms and Showers. Nic...
by Mike McChesney
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: VUDU website
Replies: 3
Views: 6631

Re: VUDU website

Ronn, You forgot onew name there: Wayne Tuttle He is the "TEAM LEADER" and the only REAL Dutch Hunter on the show. I am friends with Wayne and Frank. Both really good guys. You couldn't ask for better company in the mountains, or more knowledgeable in their subjects of interest (Wayne= LDM, Frank= P...
by Mike McChesney
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 91728

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

Don, I am 100% with Joe on this one. When I was originally contacted about the show March 2014, it's working title was "Dead Man's Gold". It was originally just about The LDM. After we discussed a lot of the stories of the Supers (after I was out of it), it looks like they realized that a show just ...
by Mike McChesney
Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: NEW Jacob Waltz Information
Replies: 17
Views: 18824

Re: NEW Jacob Waltz Information

Hey Paul, I agree with you 100%. I don't mind rererehashing for newbies. What I hate is when a newbie asks a question, and when you answer it, they come back wanting book, chapter, page, paragraph, and line where you got that information. I think that this forum could be great again, but with a litt...
by Mike McChesney
Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: NEW Jacob Waltz Information
Replies: 17
Views: 18824

Re: NEW Jacob Waltz Information

I could really care less about coinshooting in parks, other people's beach finds, and not so funny "family friendly" jokes. HAHAHA I prefer the nitty gritty treasure hunting discussions to "family friendly" blabber, although I don't like the idea of chasing people away with threats and craziness. I ...