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by cuzzinjack
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Great Mine
Replies: 14
Views: 12882

Re: The Great Mine

Hello Jim, The only resources that I know of for finding the historic claim owners are the BLM's LR2000 and the site called the "Diggings" which must be based off of the LR2000. They both show the patented claims from the 1890's, but they show the unpatented claims only from the 1970's for...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: What would you do? Just curious!
Replies: 8
Views: 8826

Re: What would you do? Just curious!

2016Producer: You, don, and Cubfan paint a pretty grim picture with few options. Throughout history, the prospectors that have made the great discoveries have most often gotten screwed. Keeping that in mind, the discoverer should be particularly alert for those that are experts at acquiring properti...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Great Mine
Replies: 14
Views: 12882

Re: The Great Mine

Below is a diagram of the old top-slicing mining method. If this is indeed a cave zone shown above, this is how they did it. This takes quite a bit of timber, and the Peralta's did not have much nearby. This must have been the number one limitation regarding the amount of tons they could mine from u...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Great Mine
Replies: 14
Views: 12882

Re: The Great Mine

Hello Jim, Thank you very much and am glad you have an interest in this. If this pans out, just about everyone that has ever posted on this forum has had a part in this to some degree. The first time I ever stepped foot in the “cave zone” was about 12 years ago. It was late in the afternoon after th...
by cuzzinjack
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Great Mine
Replies: 14
Views: 12882

Re: The Great Mine

Hello Klondike, Thank you again for your interest and your thoughts about geology. You know your mines; Midas is a great one. I’m glad that there has not been that much interest to tell you the truth. If I’d signed something away before learning about the size of this orebody and the extensiveness o...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Great Mine
Replies: 14
Views: 12882

The Great Mine

My greatest challenge during my search has been coming to grips with just how big the mining operations actually were. The cart ruts told of countless loads of ore going to First Water Canyon, but it didn’t completely “sink in”. Over the past month, I’ve been poring over Cerro Negra, trying to gain ...
by cuzzinjack
Mon May 07, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 106696

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

don,

You certainly have been here a long time, much longer than I. You know the subject matter very well, and have earned the right to be critical. All being said, I certainly could learn something about diplomacy from these guys.

cuzzinjack
by cuzzinjack
Sun May 06, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 106696

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

Hello Jim, Your knowledge and deduction of the Ruth affair is to be commended. There does seem that some dastardly deeds were done, and had no idea that there were so many moving parts to the story. It is thought that one of reasons that the Spanish maps were hard to follow is the seemingly odd tech...
by cuzzinjack
Sun May 06, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 106696

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

don, How unrelenting and artful your attempts have been to “turn out the lights” with 343 posts… It is not understood how the Ruth story grew legs like it did. He was simply a treasure hunter that died looking for the LDM, a frail one at that, IMO. If he was murdered, the deed was done by another tr...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Chinese Connection
Replies: 2
Views: 3836

Re: The Chinese Connection

Hello Cubfan, You aren't off topic at all....... My dad read a lot on the subject and it was rumored that Marco Polo sailed down the coast of America on a Chinese ship. The Chinese were great seafarers, and their skills have went unnoticed. I have been reading more about the subject of the Acapulco-...
by cuzzinjack
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Chinese Connection
Replies: 2
Views: 3836

The Chinese Connection

If the Peralta mines produced so much gold, why are there not records of shipments or rumors of large gold shipments from north of New Spain? This is a great mystery, because unless the Peraltas stacked the bars somewhere (much more than is rumored), the incredibly rich mines didn’t exist. Certainly...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 106696

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

don, According to Ely, Ruth's skull was positively identified by Ruth's own dentist, so the skull was his. The way Ely describes it, the skeleton of Ruth's body was found on the same brushy ridge overlooking West Boulder Canyon where his skull was found. Ruth was frail, and it would seem that if he ...
by cuzzinjack
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 106696

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

Joe,

Is it just a coincidence that this is what the comparison of the Del Monte photo and photo3 taken from Cerro Negra looks like? Photo3 was posted in the Salazar Survey thread. Should Ruth have backed up a couple miles?

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cuzzinjack
by cuzzinjack
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Chichilticale
Replies: 18
Views: 19380

Re: Chichilticale

Hi Klondike, Thank you sir; that means a lot. 5 pairs of boots, 3 loupes, 4 backpacks, 3 rock hammers, 3 computers, 2 pickup trucks, 14 years, and we are here. Speaking of sailing in Arizona, it is amazing that Hernando de Alarcon commanded 3 ships to sail up the Sea of Cortez and up the Colorado Ri...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Chichilticale
Replies: 18
Views: 19380

Re: Chichilticale

For pre-Columbian mines to produce the quantity of high-fineness gold the Aztecs possessed (and the immense treasure Cortez lost) with stone tools, it is reasoned that only very rich surface supergene deposits were mined. This type of ore, some assaying as much as hundreds of ounces of Au per ton wa...
by cuzzinjack
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 21453

Re: The Salazar Survey

Hi Oroblanco, It is very good to see your posts. I've been working on a post for the "Chichilticale" thread off and on; have learned some new things about where there were many pits indicated by seismic survey. There is one more test that must be performed to confirm or deny that there was...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Peralta's, and Mercury
Replies: 4
Views: 5174

Re: The Peralta's, and Mercury

I dug out a boxed-up mineral collection from the shed to find a good example of golden Barite. The below photo is of a piece of Barite from the Black Cloud Mine in Leadville, Colorado. The orebodies at the Cloud were massive sulphide replacement deposits in dolomite that typically ran 8% Zn, 4% Pb, ...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Peralta's, and Mercury
Replies: 4
Views: 5174

Re: The Peralta's, and Mercury

In Canada, over 400 significant VMS deposits have been found, and they have been divided into 5 types and one sub-type. The type of deposit is determined by the type of “donor materials” that were present. The diagram below depicting all of them is compliments of “VOLCANOGENIC MASSIVE SULPHIDE DEPOS...
by cuzzinjack
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 21453

Re: The Salazar Survey

The author would have never had a clue about quadrant bearings, and could not have solved the Salazar mystery if it wasn’t from previous experience. The author learned to survey with a transit, the old school way, in 1979 and 1980 in both surface and underground environments. Below is a picture of a...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 21453

Re: The Salazar Survey

An idea was hatched to check into the declination subject a little further, on a local scale……… All 20 of the mining claims that are staked on the Molly Marie caldera have their sidelines laid out at N20W, and the end lines are laid out at N70E. These bearings are based off of true north and NAD27 c...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 20217

Re: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)

There is a thin layer of blocky, welded volcanic tuff on top of Cerro Negra and on its east side that is about 5 feet thick. A photo of the location where the boulders were quarried is below. Only one large boulder and a couple of smaller ones were left behind. The contact between the tuff and the b...
by cuzzinjack
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 20217

Re: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)

Hello hiker, I misspoke with the word “holy”. The fact that 40 Chiracahua women filled a shaft to the brim with large boulders and then sealed it over does not make the place holy, but the act itself commands respect. To literally quarry the boulders from up above and roll them down is quite an achi...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 20217

Re: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)

Hello hiker, I misspoke with the word “holy”. The event where 40 Chiracahua women filled the 100-foot deep shaft to the brim with large boulders and then sealed it over does not make the place holy, but the act itself commands respect. To literally quarry the boulders from up above and roll them dow...
by cuzzinjack
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 20217

Re: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)

Hello hiker and Joe, I do not know why I got out in the weeds in the first place by writing "Chichilticale". Probably because there are some big facets to the Coronado expedition that were overlooked. Somewhere along the way, the Chiracahua gained control of the Superstitions area, and all...
by cuzzinjack
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 20217

Re: Ancient Goldfield Mine(s)

Hello Hiker, Those are some very good links that you have found. I agree with you on the Aztecs not mining here, but they may have had a broker or advisor role. I've read that even the Aztecs stayed very clear of the Yaquis, and an Aztec force moving through their territory that seemed threatening m...