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Legends of lost treasure around the Superstition Mountains in Arizona have brought up more history than just the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine. The Peralta Stone maps illuminated the historical mining district but an old man wandering the desert told of a deeper story. Was he a descendent of the Peralta’s? The man’s story focused on an ancient or primitive spiral staircase cut straight down into the desert floor. Was it the Spanish conquistadore’s who cut this tunnel down into the ground?
It is obvious why someone would take the time to cut a primitive shaft with steps leading down into the desert floor. In primitive times before drilling equipment was available, desert people needing water had to hand dig their water wells. Cutting steps enabled them to climb in and out efficiently and was simple. After the work was done, they could simply lower a bucket on a rope to get water for people and animals. Selecting the location in the desert floor before the mountainous area would have simplified the work since it placed the miners closer to the underground water table. This convenient location could provide a rest area or campsite to The Peralta’s carrying heavy loads of gold out of the superstition mountains. Legend has it, at the bottom of the well awaited The Surprise of a Lifetime for those who accidentally found it.
Lost Treasure of Gold in the Superstition mountain legends of Arizona.
Now that we have an idea of who would dig such a hidden treasure tunnel in the Arizona desert floor en route to the Peralta Gold Mines Hidden in the Superstition mountains, and why they might have hand dug such a treasure cave, Let’s get on to the story of the lost treasure.
The story of lost treasure in the Superstition mountains continues that whomever hand dug the tunnel leading down the spiral staircase found something unexpected at the bottom, perhaps one hundred feet down or more. Legend implies there was an underground stream, with a waterfall that was part of a vast system of underground caverns in the Arizona desert and superstition mountain area. These caverns were said to have been inhabited by a cannibalistic race of red haired giants who were not friendly to their surprise guests who may have dropped in on them unexpectedly.
At the bottom of the spiral staircase, The losttreasure tunnel filled with gold was said to branch off in two directions, upstream and downstream following the water. The pathway littered with ancient relics of primitive tools used to dig the shaft along with old Spanish armor and swords were allegedly strewn about as if a great fight had occurred unexpectedly quite some time ago. Perhaps hundreds of years have passed since this treasure was supposedly hidden in the Arizona desert. Was it the Peralta family? The Peralta Stone Maps and history of the Superstition mountains enlighten the possibility.
The mystery of the lost treasure in the Superstitionmountains of the Arizona Desert continues that past the underground waterfall the system of caverns led to the lair of a redhaired giant complete with primitive wooden furniture such as a table and chairs. The treasure hoard said to be left hidden here described very old Spanish gold and silver coins, containers of vast exquisite gemstones, Gold Bars, and a collection of clothing reported as monks robes, Spanish armor and weapons, all very old. One possible explanation of this legend if true, could be the original spiral staircase tunnel was dug for water, accidentally unsealing a new entrance to the giants den. It could be the cannibalisticred haired giant ate his surprise guests, and kept their things as gifts, marveling at the sheer beauty of gemstones and gold sparkling in the light. Imagine how pretty would be giant emeralds and rubies encased in gold crosses and other lost treasure objects of antiquity? The fully dressed skeleton of the giant was said to still be in the cavern, adorned with priceless jewelry, along with a very old Spanish parchment treasure map of the Superstition mountains. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0kCi-BO-9IgM9amWh4WMYA
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Gold miners typically head for mountains containing rocks and streams. They usually follow the rivers upstream sampling for gold all the way. The best way to start looking for gold is with a metal detector. When gold is found we look at the ravines or gullies on the sides of the river (always moving uphill) to follow the gold to its source, “The Mother Lode” Since erosion causes gold to travel down hillsides into creeks where it sinks and stays put until you find it. The Indians had a much simpler method, they worshipped their Thunder God. They would see where lightning strikes the ground scorching it black since gold is a superconductor making an excellent ground for lightning strikes. Gold is often found where sulfide minerals (like iron pyrite) have decomposed or oxidized in quartz veins. Volcanoes are typically excellent places to look for gold. #ApacheThunderGod
The apache Indians of the superstition mountains in Arizona worshipped their thunder God. The story goes there was so much gold in the mountain lightning would often come down from the sky and strike the gold vein scorching the surface rocks black. Legend has it the Peralta family and even Jacob Waltz had a secret route to the treasure known as the lost Dutchman gold mine. My research indicates they would follow the river network to dearing canyon where the rocks surrounding the mine entrances were scorched black from lightning strikes which made all attempts to hide the mine futile. Early gold miners packing out wagons laden heavy with rich gold ore were said to have worn a circular wagon trail into the rock canyon as they travelled to and from the secret entrances to the lost Dutchman gold mine. Click Here For A Map
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Here is a very interesting article that someone recently brought to my attention about sulfide minerals. One theory of mine is that perhaps nature evolves organic matter into iron pyrite over time through the natural process of “weathering” and that perhaps this system of natural evolution results in the end product of gold.
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