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by cuzzinjack
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Chichilticale
Replies: 18
Views: 19381

Re: Chichilticale

Hello Oro, Yes, you are right; I've heard some native Arizonans call them "coon-tails". I have only seen 2 non-poisonous snakes out there; a giant Black Racer that was scary fast, and a hognose snake. I have seen 2 of the rattlers below, the Tiger Rattler. http://mollymarieprospect.com/Sce...
by cuzzinjack
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Capstone: an IOCG deposit
Replies: 0
Views: 4777

The Capstone: an IOCG deposit

Hello, The greatest pitfall I’ve fallen into during my search is ignoring the potential size and scope of the mining district, the infrastructure, the players, etc. Just last weekend, I was investigating Cerro Negra (for the hundredth time), and while looking at the abundant disseminated copper stai...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Chichilticale
Replies: 18
Views: 19381

Re: Chichilticale

Hello, The Forest Service finally opened First Water road back up after more than a month, so I made a beeline to the Stone House. This is a photo of how it looks today from the same perspective as the photo below. The photo above was taken over 10 years ago. Part of the thick cover of dead grass th...
by cuzzinjack
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Chichilticale
Replies: 18
Views: 19381

Re: Chichilticale

Hello, No one is commenting about the information presented in the past few weeks, but people are still reading, so it must not be totally off base? Just the other day, I had a “big duh” moment. It suddenly occurred to me that the Mina de la Sombrero map was dated 1927 and the well-respected local r...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Chichilticale
Replies: 18
Views: 19381

Re: Chichilticale

Hello, First, here are 2 more links to Alarcon letter in case one breaks: https://escholarship.org/content/qt86x647bs/qt86x647bs.pdf https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/ba55/8b6666f336f6d6578457b54ca63242e3602e.pdf I went tubing on the Salt River last weekend, and experienced first-hand just how easy i...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Chichilticale
Replies: 18
Views: 19381

Re: Chichilticale

Hello, To continue this thread with Hernando de Alarcon, where it left off, this begins with some background information: The Aztecs, it was learned, were not unfamiliar with watercraft. They had an intricate system of canals, bridges, and a water transportation system of canoes and boats, since Ten...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 40045

Re: Massacure

Hello Oroblanco, That didn’t seem off-topic at all and it is great to see people that are very learned on the subject share their knowledge. I had read that the Jesuits had some business dealings, but did not realize it went so deep, especially in Japan. Kino, the Jesuits, China, and mining in the S...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 40045

Re: Massacure

Hello Jim, As Graham Green said in the movie “Wind River”, “This thing is solving itself!”. Let me share a few things about Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino, one of the more famous Jesuits. Kino dearly wanted to be missionary in China, but he was given a mission on the California peninsula instead, afte...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 40045

Re: Massacure

Hi Jim, I think you just set the stove to “high”! The Jesuits weren’t even on my radar screen, but by just mentioning them, you have discovered the mortar that welds this whole thing together. In a very short time, it was learned that the founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) died in China! By 1...
by cuzzinjack
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 40045

Re: Massacure

Hello Jim, Thanks for the reply and information. From what I’ve read, the Manila-Acapulco-Manila Galleon system was as corrupt as you could get, and corruption is what probably caused its demise. After 250 years, it made a lot of unsavory people incredibly wealthy. If a lot of gold from the Supersti...
by cuzzinjack
Thu May 30, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 40045

Re: Massacure

I hope someone finds this intriguing at least, because no one is posting. Bringing the Chinese into the picture ties up a big loose end: where did the Peralta’s get their mercury? In the thread here, “The Peraltas and Mercury” it was documented that a great amount of mercury can be found in the soil...
by cuzzinjack
Sat May 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 40045

Re: Massacure

Sorry, one more important thing........... the ratio of silver to gold in Spain was 12:1. The ratio of silver to gold in China was 6:1. The Spanish made an incredible profit in the carry-back trade. If the silver to gold ratio is a rough indication of the quantity of each that was produced, why did ...
by cuzzinjack
Sat May 18, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 40045

Re: Massacure

Hello Thomas, Because of the difficulties of finding first-hand evidence of the Spaniards or Mexicans mining in the Superstitions, it seems that there needs to be a completely different, outside the box method for finding more evidence. Your research regarding the Peralta family and their mining the...
by cuzzinjack
Thu May 02, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 40045

Re: Massacure

Hello Mike, It is great that there are a few posts again here. Your thoughts about ore in the SWA are well respected, and please consider this: Below is a map of the mineral potential of the Superstitions and surrounding area that was completed by the US Bureau of Mines and the US Geological Survey ...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 40045

Re: Massacure

don, Of all the scant "evidence" out there regarding the LDM, Bicknell's 1895 article tells us a lot. I'm not a great researcher like some of you are, but through my readings, it was learned that an author's reputation in the 19th century meant much more than it does today. Bicknell wrote ...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 40045

Re: Massacure

don, An age-old riddle was resurrected and modified to explain the LDM conundrum: Three prospectors had been exploring in the Superstitions for over a week, and they dearly wanted a hot bath. They piled in and old truck and drove into Phoenix to find a room to rent so they could get cleaned up. The ...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: A new website
Replies: 1
Views: 4231

Re: A new website

Sorry, forgot to put the site address!

www.mollymarieprospect.com

cuzzinjack
by cuzzinjack
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: A new website
Replies: 1
Views: 4231

A new website

Hello all, It has taken me longer than I thought it would, but I made a new website incorporating both the geology and and some of the things that I posted here in the past. There are some new things also, and for some of them, you have to go all the way down to the end of the rabbit hole. It is cel...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Miguel's Message
Replies: 0
Views: 5837

Miguel's Message

The meaning of the Peralta Stone Maps by this author was posted here before, and the explanation will not be repeated. However, this is a picture of the Trail stone map again: http://mollymarieprospect.com/Peralta2posting/triangles.jpg All of the items on the Trail stone map and Heart map were found...
by cuzzinjack
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Chichilticale
Replies: 18
Views: 19381

Re: Chichilticale

Hello holyground,

That sounds very logical, and falls right into place. Thanks for sharing the information.

cuzzinjack
by cuzzinjack
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Great Mine
Replies: 14
Views: 12882

Re: The Great Mine

There have been some more learnings and conclusions gained regarding Cerro Negra and the “Great Mine” and thought it worth a post. To start, below is a photo of the cave zone next to the saddle area. In the background can be seen El Sombrero at the bearing of S65E. It appears like the rock over the ...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Adolph’s Ruth’s Directions to the LDM
Replies: 12
Views: 11736

Re: Adolph’s Ruth’s Directions to the LDM

don,

You seem to forget that Dr. Glover found the descendants and the genealogy to back it up. His contribution is the best since Sims Ely pulled all of the stories together and found the logged-off area. I have a good? post cooking, but am short of time this evening.

cuzzinjack
by cuzzinjack
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Adolph’s Ruth’s Directions to the LDM
Replies: 12
Views: 11736

Re: Adolph’s Ruth’s Directions to the LDM

Hello Jim,

Thanks; if it weren't for that article, we might not be conversing on this site today.

cuzzinjack
by cuzzinjack
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Adolph’s Ruth’s Directions to the LDM
Replies: 12
Views: 11736

Re: Adolph’s Ruth’s Directions to the LDM

Hello Garry, Have been anxiously waiting for your conclusion. Below is a good copy of the Bicknell article and a link, and below that is the top of the newspaper page that the 1895 article was on and a link. http://mollymarieprospect.com/greatmine/bicknellart.jpg http://mollymarieprospect.com/greatm...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Great Mine
Replies: 14
Views: 12882

Re: The Great Mine

Thanks Jim,

I'll definitely visit the County Clerk and Recorders office.

cuzzinjack