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Has the Lost Dutchman gold mine ever been found?

Has the Lost Dutchman gold mine ever been found?

For more than a century, adventurous souls have sought the Lost Dutchman Mine, and since 1891, more than a hundred people have claimed to find it. But the mine remains shrouded in mystery, so much so that it might not exist at all.

How many people have died trying to find the Lost Dutchman Mine?

Many say at least 600 people have lost their lives trying to find the treasure. Born of intense volcanic activity, the Superstition Mountains in Arizona were believed to hold the entrance to the underworld by Native Americans.

How much is the Lost Dutchman mine worth?

The prospectors returned without success. As the legend grew, so did the size of the fortune. Monagan wrote that some valued the mine at $40 million. Stories vary on how Waltz found this hidden treasure.

What are the clues to the Lost Dutchman Mine?

According to the legendary story, Waltz left the following clues about the location of his mine: “From my mine you can see the military trail, but from the military trail you can not see my mine. The rays of the setting sun shine into the entrance of my mine. There is a trick in the trail to my mine.

Where was Lost Dutchman’s lost ledge of gold located?

John D. Wilburn in his book Dutchman’s Lost Ledge of Gold (1990), wrote that the Bulldog Gold Mine near Goldfield, Arizona, fits very well the description Jacob Waltz gave as the location of his ‘lost mine’.

Where did the Dutchman gold mine come from?

He reportedly said it came from a secret mine in the Superstition Mountains. Some think this mine was first excavated by Mexico’s Peralta family, then commandeered by Apaches or simply abandoned. What really matters, though, is that Waltz — the namesake Dutchman, or “Deutsch” (German) man — wouldn’t reveal the mine’s location.

Are there any lost gold mines in the Wild West?

Here is a look at the top 3 lost gold mines of Wild West legend that have enticed explorers and seekers of lost treasures for centuries but have never been found. The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine is at the very top of the list of top 3 lost gold mines of Wild West legend.

What was the legend of the lost Dutch oven mine?

There are a lot of versions of the story that led to the legend of the Lost Dutch Oven Mine but the most commonly acknowledged legend is that of Tom Schofield. In 1894, he was a railroad worker that went off on his own during the job to do a bit of prospecting for gold mines.