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Lost Dutchman Gold Mine
« on: September 23, 2014, 05:00:05 PM »
Lost Dutchman Gold Mine









History: The Lost Dutchman Mine is possibly one of the famous lost treasures in history. According to legend, somewhere hidden in these mountains lie the richest deposits of gold in America-the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine. The exact location of the Lost Dutchman's Mine remains a mystery, but almost 100 years after the Dutchman sealed it up, a modern-day treasure hunter claimed that he had found the mine. Using clues handed down from Jacob's death-bed description, Walter Gassler spent most of his free time looking for the legendary mine, but when his health began to fail, Walt contacted Bob Corbin, who was then the Attorney General of Arizona and Tom Kollenborn, a local historian, but one day, Walt hiked alone into the Superstitions, never to be seen alive again. Three days later, ranch-hand Don Shade found his body, he died due to a heart attack.
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Walt Glasser

One month after Walt's death, Tom Kollenborn had a surprising visit from a man claiming to be Roland Gassler, Walt Gassler's son, who produced a gold brick from his father's possessions as "proof" of his identity. Since it looked very similar to the gold that allegedly came out of the Lost Dutchman mine, Tom obliged him and gave him the manuscripts. Two months later, he was approached by the real Roland Gassler. It's believed that this imposter might have stolen the gold brick from Walt; Don Shade who had found Walt's body, remembered seeing the backpack with him, and a stranger in the area that day.
Since then, the Superstition Mountains have been reclassified as a federally owned wilderness area. If the mine were found today, all the gold would belong to the government, but this does not deter other treasure hunters from searching for the Lost Dutchman.
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Jacob Waltz

Background: The Lost Dutchman Mine was founded by a German prospector named Jacob Waltz in 1876, but he died of pneumonia before he could show anyone where it was. Nick-named "The Dutchman," Jacon gave his best friend, Julia Thomas, and a local miner, Rhinehart Petrasch, clues to the mine's location. The only directions Julia and Petrasch had when they ventured into the mountains were the verbal clues Waltz had given them on his death bed. Julia invested everything she owned into the expedition, but she returned penniless and never attempted to return to the Superstition Mountains. Rhinehart Petrasch continued to search for the mine for the next fifty years, but when he realized he would never find it, he took his own life. Today, the lost gold would be worth over 200 million dollars.
Investigations: None
Extra Notes: This case originally ran on the March 15, 1989 episode.
Results: Unsolved.

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Re: Lost Dutchman Gold Mine
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 09:47:13 PM »
Astro,

A good little read, gold fever can be contagious, and one does
not always recover! Any guess as to where this was/is? Nevada?
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Re: Lost Dutchman Gold Mine
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 10:29:49 PM »
A good little read, gold fever can be contagious, and one does
not always recover! Any guess as to where this was/is? Nevada?



SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN  ARIZONA

http://www.gemland.com/superstitions/superstition_mt.htm

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Re: Lost Dutchman Gold Mine
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2015, 01:57:11 PM »


hey
they have the guys on tv looking for this now.. so far very slow but interesting
but will probably be like the oak island one.. lots of production with a tiny tease here and there

check it out on history channel

http://www.history.com/shows/legend-of-the-superstition-mountains/episodes

http://www.history.com/shows/legend-of-the-superstition-mountains/videos/dead-mans-gold

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The Climb
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Premiere Date:March 15, 2015 - 10:03-11:03PM ET

Closer than ever to the $200 million payday, Wayne and the team head into the heart of darkness where a cryptic find weaves an even bigger mystery.
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Dead Man's Gold
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Premiere Date:March 08, 2015 - 10:03-11:01PM ET

A map of the dead reveals the team's next clue, but it's in the most dangerous stretch of the Superstitions; Eric makes a discovery that spins the investigation in an entirely new direction.
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Curse of the Black Legion
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Premiere Date:March 01, 2015 - 10:03-11:03PM ET

The hunters become the hunted when they encounter signs of the mythic Apache Black Legion.



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Re: Lost Dutchman Gold Mine
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2015, 06:53:20 PM »
Superstition Mountain is sacred ground to the Apache, and for quite some time was closed to the public due to wanna be prospectors winding up dead on Superstition in a variety of ways...

as for the History channel, meh...

they have finding bigfoot, the appalachian monster hunters, now this...

joe sixpack needs entertainment!!!! guess that's why wrestling is so popular...

sigh...

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Re: Lost Dutchman Gold Mine
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2015, 07:32:10 PM »
Those shows are all scripted and ding someone actually found the hidden treasure or Bigfoot, I think we'd hear about before the shows went into production.
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Re: Lost Dutchman Gold Mine
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2015, 08:46:46 PM »

geeze guys.. I agree..

 BUT
I am passed hiking in those rocks soooooo
since
I will never get out there in person  for me it's worth the scenery

and it may just kick some person to look into it more closely


now don't knock the bigfoot stuff it's the best comedy going  ;D



edit to correct speelin...sigh :-[

« Last Edit: March 21, 2015, 09:14:59 PM by space otter »

 


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