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by cuzzinjack
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Peralta Mines #2
Replies: 5
Views: 12675

Re: The Peralta Mines #2

After the Patio Process was developed by Bartolomé de Medina in Pachuca, New Spain (Mexico), in 1554, the silver mining industry in New Spain went parabolic in regards to the tons that could mined profitably. By 1597, there were over 400 stamp mills in New Spain, and 239 of them were animal powered....
by cuzzinjack
Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Peralta Mines #2
Replies: 5
Views: 12675

Re: The Peralta Mines #2

Holes in the rock or “window rocks” are not rare in the Superstitions area, nor are they common. The creator of the Stone Maps seemed to recognize not only their uniqueness, but how they could help mark the “playing field”. On the Heart Stone there is a hole in the far left side of the stone, and th...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Peralta Mines #2
Replies: 5
Views: 12675

Re: The Peralta Mines #2

The Heart Stone was another special puzzle. Shortly after learning previously of the map stone, the prominent mountain with the east-facing cliff behind Government Well was scaled (from the north side), and a rather odd sight presented itself… This is a photo of the mountain looking west: http://mol...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Peralta Mines #2
Replies: 5
Views: 12675

Re: The Peralta Mines #2

Believe it or not, it was not the knowledge of rocks that led to the discovery of the core claims of the Molly Marie Prospect; it was a map. A stone map. That’s right, one of the same that have been the subject of occasional intense ridicule. About 9 years ago, a mining claim was filed on a virgin b...
by cuzzinjack
Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Peralta Mines #2
Replies: 5
Views: 12675

The Peralta Mines #2

Since my last posting about the Peralta Mines, substantially more work and research has been done regarding the subject. By enhancing a photo of the Goldfield District and following up with some legwork, it is concluded that at least 4 relatively shallow plutons are in the District. The red areas, f...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Presentation #2
Replies: 0
Views: 7225

Presentation #2

Hi again, My presentation was requested to be given again, and it will be Saturday, May 18th at 2:00 pm at the Apache Junction Library. This is a great facility. As before, the geology of the Molly Marie block of claims north of First Water Road and the subject of lost mines will be presented in a p...
by cuzzinjack
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: A presentation
Replies: 0
Views: 6871

A presentation

Hello All, I was asked to speak about my mining claims near First Water Road at the Apache Junction Library, and would like to invite anyone that is interested. The geology there will be covered, and a powerpoint will be shown that is titled, "Lost Mines: A Subject Revisited". There is onl...
by cuzzinjack
Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps
Replies: 335
Views: 238420

Re: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps

Wayne, The video was incredible......the part with the engine-powered arrastra was just too much; it was better than sci-fi! I worked at a camp job that had an amalgamation drum in the mill. This was a small ball mill about 3 feet in diameter where the concentrate (pyrite and gold from gravity jigs)...
by cuzzinjack
Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps
Replies: 335
Views: 238420

Re: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps

Wayne, Your idea is ingenious. There is a reason why the Spanish may have used softer rock for the bottom liners of an arrastra; by alternating softer rock with the quartzite, the softer rock becomes worn first, creating “dead-beds”. Rock that was meant to be ground by the drag stones was trapped in...
by cuzzinjack
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Peralta Mines
Replies: 14
Views: 14417

Re: The Peralta Mines

@Wayne: I'm simply sharing what I've found with people that are intrigued by and interested in solving what has been called "the greatest unsolved mystery of the western U.S.". If everyone was to share all that they know about this, it would be the second greatest book ever written. This i...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Peralta Mines
Replies: 14
Views: 14417

Re: The Peralta Mines

@Cubfan, True, some in Garden Valley look the same in regards to color and texture, but the thickness combined with the diameter of the pot? If my memory serves me correctly, only small pieces are left, where a diameter estimation is not feasible. @pippinwhitepaws(I'm honored, by the way) I've seen ...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Peralta Mines
Replies: 14
Views: 14417

Re: The Peralta Mines

Hi Wayne, The place of manufacture would have been somewhere near where the sherds were found, as the botijos would have broken often. In my research, I learned that the "technology" of the botijo was brought to the Americas by the conquistadors vs. other Europeans, because Spain had a low...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Peralta Mines
Replies: 14
Views: 14417

Re: The Peralta Mines

Hello Wayne, Below are some photos of a special piece of pottery from the Molly Marie. It was found on the surface, and no holes were dug. By measuring and remeasuring, it is closely approximated that the piece came from a pot, and likely a "botijo", 30 inches in diameter. A botijo was a S...
by cuzzinjack
Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Peralta Mines
Replies: 14
Views: 14417

Re: The Peralta Mines

Hi Wayne, Thanks for commenting, and sorry the www.mollymarieprospect.com site is guided towards geologists, but there is no choice if I want to get their interest. The claims are indeed staked and registered. The project has not been stalled, and by own admission, it has taken an extended amount of...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Peralta Mines
Replies: 14
Views: 14417

The Peralta Mines

Many intelligent people have searched for a lost mine(LDM), and their efforts are impressive. However, the much larger prize, the missing MINING DISTRICT (aka Peralta Mines) most-often takes a back seat to the LDM. There are 2 items in the pile of data and accounts that describe a Mining District th...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: LDM, What are we really looking for?
Replies: 14
Views: 11490

Re: LDM, What are we really looking for?

Hi Alan, I've been in Wyoming and have not been close to a computer. Brrr, it is cold up here. It is very fortuitous that you have studied sherds. I re-examined mine with a tape measure before this trip, and the largest piece would have been from a pot right at 30 inches in diameter. My "guesst...
by cuzzinjack
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: LDM, What are we really looking for?
Replies: 14
Views: 11490

Re: LDM, What are we really looking for?

Thank you Cubfan,

Your compliments are greatly appreciated. It is very intimidating to present this information to such a knowledgeable audience, yourself included. I find the subject utterly fascinating.

Sincerely,

Dan
by cuzzinjack
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: LDM, What are we really looking for?
Replies: 14
Views: 11490

Re: LDM, What are we really looking for?

Hi Alan, It is hoped that you have been able to review the site. Other than the Bulldog, no other reasonable geologic possibilities are known to have been presented by others. Yes, there is a mountain of anecdotal evidence, and too many pieces fit together that indicate there was a large mine, not a...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: LDM, What are we really looking for?
Replies: 14
Views: 11490

Re: LDM, What are we really looking for?

Hello Alan, I asked myself the same question over 6 years ago, and the conclusion was drawn that without the geology to support the legends, they would remain legends. After many pairs of boots and lots of desk-time, a geologic puzzle was gradually pieced together. It is hoped that you enjoy this si...