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SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL
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FABU LOST GOLD MINE
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One reason that the Lost Dutchman Mine may never be found is that on May 3, 1887, a tremendous earthquake occurred (CLICK HERE TO SEE EARTHQUAKE), which was about an 8 on the Richter Scale. (How much does a "Rich" scale weigh ... or is that the chromatic scale ... no, make that the gold scale.)  Major rockslides occurred in the Superstitions and a dust cloud was seen all the way in Phoenix, 60 miles away. To put this in perspective, the San Francisco earthquake was also about an eight.  (Oh "Bo", we'd hate to see a 10!)

Another theory why the Lost Dutchman mine has never been found is that there may have been a "cover-up" that we'll call "lack-of-water" gate. Sims Ely, a long-time searcher and author of "The Lost Dutchman Legend", was convinced, based on his own discussions with the Apache that the Lost Dutchman Mine was covered up by them. They just didn't want any "white eyes" looking around their sacred area.

In any event, the Gold Mine Act of 1972 has finally sealed the fate of the Lost Dutchman Legend. It is no longer possible to mine gold in the Superstitions after 1984. The Killer Mountains became a Wilderness Area in 1962 and no motorized vehicles or power tools are allowed. The area encompasses 240 square miles, larger than some countries, and contains extremely rugged terrain.  (It's no bowl of soup.) The territory should not be taken lightly. (Although a hot air balloon ride is very "enlightening" for prospectors and treasure seekers.)

Rattlesnake
Rattlesnake
The mountains really are extremely dangerous and inhabited by snakes, scorpions, cactus, and even the ghost of the Lost Dutchman now and then.  Well, you actually have a better chance of seeing him in our SUPERSTITION GOLD VIDEO.  

Gila Monster
Gila Monster

For anyone who wants to know more about the Lost Dutchman and the Superstitions, there's an answer. The Superstition Mountain Historical Society was founded in 1981 to preserve the history, legends, and memorabilia of the area. A museum is planned to house the collection of art, Indian pottery, written works, and other historical information. Anyone wishing to join the organization and/or make tax-free financial contributions should contact them

While researching the Legend of the Lost Dutchman for the Goldbuster Guidebook that accompanied the Superstition Gold album, DoubleTake found many things about Gold.  NOTE: MANY OF THE WEB PAGES USED IN THE GOLD 'N STUFF SECTION HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM THE GUIDEBOOK, BUT HAVE BEEN EDITED FOR THE INTERNET AND DO NOT NECESSARILY USE IN"CLUE" INFORMATION ABOUT THE DT'S SEARCH FOR THE GOLD.

USE THESE DOUBLETAKE LINKS (OR THE NAVIGATION BARS AT THE TOP) FOR MORE INFO ON THE LOST DUTCHMAN LEGEND.

THE LOST DUTCHMAN LEGEND - LORE OR MESS (MORE OR LESS)

HYSTERICALLY SPEAKING ... or ... IS GOLD JUST A 4-LETTER WORD?

"INDIAN GIVERS" ... or ... 10 INDIAN LEGENDS "GIVE OR" TAKE A LITTLE

THE EARLY SPANIARDS … "ORE" …. OLDEN GOLDIES

PERALTA & OTHER SPANISH SKATE BORDERS

THE DUTCHMAN WEAVES HIS WEB

DOCTOR WHO?

A FOOL'S GOLD & HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED ... or ... A "PYRITES" TREASURE "POT OF GOLD"

THE CURSE OF SUPERSTITION GOLD

GOLD FEVER RISES -- SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL MAKES IT THE FABU LOST GOLD MINE

 

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