Why the Lost Dutchman Mine hasn’t (almost) been found: The mistake all prospectors, miners, mining engineers and geologists make is they are all looking for minerals. The Spanish did also, but they found them, worked the minerals and when they left, they covered up the signs, the holes that the Spanish found. They’re not there now.; the minerals aren’t there now. The signs and things that they used aren’t there now.
A hand-drawn map is not to scale. If you find the mines and the caches by symbols, signs, markers and monuments, I know that by experience that can be done because I have found four humongous Spanish treasures in the Superstitions – the locations of; I don’t have my hands on anything within them.
When the Spanish came back to Spain with the first gold from South America, they made a completely new set of symbols for the New World for marking their things and that’s the way anyone today who knows what they are doing could find the Lost Dutchman or any of the other mines that are in the Superstitions.
People want to believe that everything they find – a little bit of dust – is the Lost Dutchman.
From the tip of South America to and including Alaska, history does not know that yet – the Spanish have all of that area all marked with one set of symbols that only the Spanish knew. This includes the islands like the Philippines. They know the symbols, follow the signs.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Editor’s note: Former Apache Junction resident George Andears can be reached at Spanish Mines and Caches, P.O. Box 3281, Truth or Consequences, NM, 87901; or at 575-894-4980 or 575-502-0941.
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