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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Where is the lost Dutchman goldmine?
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East of Phoenix Arizona near Apache Junction lies the superstition mountains. Legend has it that in the 1850’s a member of the Peralta family fled into the area while on the run. The story of Superstition Mountain and the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine
As the story goes the journey began in the direction of a prominent landmark called weaver’s needle. While trekking through the area he supposedly found a rich gold deposit which he began to mine before bringing back others to help.
The bible on the lost dutchman gold mine
Jacob Waltz 1810-1891 was said to have crossed paths with those who knew about the mine and they supposedly bragged the whole story to him before he promptly drew his gun and shot them dead. Jacob Waltz was said to have taken over the mine becoming very rich and concealing its location by killing all who followed him into the mountains or inadvertently crossed his path as he travelled back and forth from the secret location.
Article written by Steven School.
The story of Superstition mountain and the lost Dutchman gold mine
The bible on the lost dutchman gold mine and Jacob Waltz