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With renewed interest in hobby treasure hunting focused upon old or “lost” gold mines such as the lost Dutchman goldmine a video camera drone quadcopter platform sure seems like the ideal tool since looking with my eyes is much easier than looking with my feet. The word on the street is that supposedly someone found an old Spanish saddle bag from the 1800’s laying on the desert floor near superstition mountain at apache junction in Arizona by a historical area known as the massacre site. The story goes that at some point in the 1800’s a group of gold miners leaving the lost Dutchman goldmine were attacked and massacred by a band of Apache Indians who had no use for the gold they were carrying and so left it where it lay on the desert floor for all these years. The internet is buzzing about someone finding one of those saddlebags and opening it to discover that it was full of gold. Many people believe that gold miners buried treasure all through and around superstition mountain because the lost Dutchman gold mine produced more gold than anyone could carry. Research indicates that superstition mountain is a volcano that has erupted five times. Many scientists believe that gold can form in lava flows and that if sulfur is present in the equation eight times more gold might be produced. Legend has it that the gold vein in the lost Dutchman goldmine is two feet thick in places and that it runs all the way through superstition mountain. A quadcopter video drone would be the perfect treasure hunting tool to survey the mountain sides as well as scour the desert floor while sitting in the shade of a patio umbrella. The hill sides are also said to be abundant in primitive cliff dwellings from some ancient or possibly even prehistoric people. There is no telling what kind of artifacts may have been left behind. I think it would be interesting to conduct video drone surveys (climbing to old cliff dwellings can be dangerous) and make youtube videos with the quadcopter video drone. Article written by Steven School.