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Those seeking the Lost Dutchman mine only are death
The history of America is filled with episodes of discovery of gold, but none is as enigmatic as the of the mine lost of the Dutch, located somewhere in the inhospitable mountains Supertition , in Arizona. Since 1890, nobody has been able to locate positively the mine. search more than 20 men have left the life.
The Apache Indians were almost the first to discover the mine. Much until they learn to fear the white man and warned his insatiable appetite for gold, the apaches showed the gold deposit Hispanic monks of Mexico. Numerous were the men who performed, successful expeditions to mine, until, years later, it became a property of a Spanish, don Miguel Peralta.
In 1871, his grandson, also named Miguel, communicated the secret location of the mine to two German immigrants, Jacob Waltz, and Jacob Weiser, who had saved his life during a skirmish that occurred at Arizpe, in the Mexican State of Sonora. Don Miguel told their rescuers that their ancestors had obtained large fortunes by extracting gold from the mine; so - narrated - they had to use a private guards and workers army, strong enough so the apaches does not dare to attack them. Therefore, asked Waltz and Weiser which accompany it, along with a handful of men: it was proposed to carry out a RAID by surprise at the site where gold, guarded by the apaches, only waiting to be picked up.
Before leaving for his foray by surprise, don Miguel imposed a condition: he would receive half of the gold that could snatch the apaches, but when they returned to Mexico, don Miguel changed his mind and sealed a new agreement with Waltz and Weiser, by which the Germans renouncing their share of loot in Exchange for ownership of the mine. Until Waltz and Weiser got back to the site, another white man ' received the revelation that the mine there was. It was Dr. Abraham Thorne, a doctor who had attended some apaches; in order to repay his kindness, the Indians told him that they would compensate him with a gift consisting of gold. If he was willing to travel 30 kilometers - told could - be so much gold as he could carry.
The apaches did not show him mine; but, while he was carrying the gold in their saddlebags, doctor Thorne took note of two identifiable points in the. When Waltz and Wesier managed to finally return to the gold region they were alone. They found the mine using as a guide the map of don Miguel Peralta; they immediately began to dig into one of the veins of Foundation. But some day Weiser remained alone for a while; when its companion Waltz returned, Weiser had disappeared, due to an attack by the Indians.
Weiser seems that it saved his life miraculously, because he managed to take refuge in the home of a doctor who helped him recover. Weiser told the doctor all he knew of the gold deposit of the mountains and paid for his help with the map of don Miguel Peralta. It is very likely that it has been the last man white who visited the site where he died soon after, the secret of the location gives it mine was enteo with him. Before dying, Waltz told - a friend who the site was located in a region so intricate, that a man can be in the Center mine and not being aware of its existence. It was also narrated that the grain was extremely rich and metal could be easily separated from the rock.
The mine has the shape of a funnel, but someone had dug a tunnel through the mountainside towards the bottom of the mine to facilitate the extraction of gold. Waltz confessed that once during a visit that he and fellow Weiser made the mine, they found only two Mexican workers, former members of one of his expeditions. Some time later, their bodies were found, naked, in the mountains.
In 1882, was Apache Jack, were charged to the Redskins the task of filling the mine with rocks. In 1931, a such Adolph Ruth undertook the trip to the mountains, after communicated to their relatives and friends that he had bought a map of the road to the Lost Dutchman mine to a member of the family of don Miguel Peralta.
In the innumerable stories about the form and its huge gold reefs, there is a multitude of tracks on its location.
In 1912, two adventurers found gold nuggets in a pasture, in the same place where the father of don Miguel Peralta and his men were brutally murdered, in 1864. Not far from the Weaver's needle, a point of reference that comes up constantly in stories about the site, there was evidence that many men had done excavations. Evidence that the mine was near, included a large number of Mexican sandals, hidden in a cave. But despite all the tracks and all the stories, that enormous accumulation of wealth gold hidden beneath the Earth still doing honor to its name: the Lost Dutchman mine.