The Lost Dutch Oven Mine

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Re: The Lost Dutch Oven Mine

Post by roc2rol » Thu May 27, 2010 9:49 pm

Wow Roy that link & information is really great!
(I’ll have it to post over into my Assaying topic!)

I’m amazed with oven, furnaces, & fire in history>
All those ancient accounts! Prometheus & Hephaestus
Then there is Heraclitus account about people being afraid
to enter his domain because of his stove/fire.
What was he cooking? What was he transforming?
A story like that is recounted and passed down
through out the ages because it means something.
And what about Descartes?
Didn’t he lock himself in a room with a stove and came up with:
I think …therefore I’m hot :oops:
And Moses on the mountaintop? They exclaimed:
the smoke went up as if from a kiln. And that golden calf!
Didn’t Moses smelt it till it turned to OXide?
:twisted:
But like I say: I always look for the hot stories! :idea:

I realize the headlines of this lost gold mine was probably just recounting the container the ore was in.
But maybe not! I took that picture out of Barry Storm book, “Thunder Gods Gold”.
I had saw it a few weeks ago and those lines ‘Dutch Oven Mine ’….just leapt off the page at me!
Just like the flash of insight I had when the ol’ Dutchman
told Rheiney that his gold was buried under his hearth!!! AH HA!

Things that make me go …
hhmmmm….
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Re: The Lost Dutch Oven Mine

Post by historik951 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:09 pm

Hey Gang,
I was under the impression that this one was already found. In Desert Magazine they talk about it being worked by Clifford Gillespie back in 1941. Here is a link
http://dezertmagazine.com/old-desert-magazine/18
just click on Oct41 and go to page 5 for the complete story... and btw there is a letter to the editor in Dec 1941 from John D Mitchell who says that he believes this is the REAL dutch oven mine....

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Re: The Lost Dutch Oven Mine

Post by roc2rol » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:29 am

Hi Historik951

Nice to meet ya
gotta ask

is that your library behind you in the avatar ?
thanks
Ed

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Post by historik951 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:23 pm

Hi Roc2rol,
Yes that's my " library "... plus about another 40-50 True West, Gold and Frontier magazines on the floor. I also have about another 15-20 books laying around the house.... It's a start... LOL!!!!

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Re: The Lost Dutch Oven Mine

Post by roc2rol » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:52 pm

Well that fabulous!
does seem like history subject never ends

The winter months I mess around with geological time
during the Summer months I’m in the library
the 900 section
history all year around

This is prbly not the place to go off on
but a historical novel I’m anticipating
is a new one by Umberto Eco
he’s rate as one of my favorites

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Post by historik951 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:49 pm

I just read a good one called " Campo the Forgotten Gunfight " by Bryon Harrington. It's more of a novel style book about a real life gunfight that happened here in SoCal. If you are familiar with Tiburcio Vasquez, it was basically his gang that tried to rob the whole town of Campo. Vasquez was hung and his band looking to get back to Mexico but needed some " start up " cash. It's a GREAT story and worth the read, I have met the author and he took 10 years to do the research and 2 years to write the book. You can get it on Amazon, if you interested...

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Re: The Lost Dutch Oven Mine

Post by TradClimber » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:33 pm

Many thanks to yuccahead for bringing me up to speed on the LDOM.

yh posted:
http://members.desertusa.com/mb3/viewto ... 4&start=10
historik951 wrote:
You know a lot of " treasures " have been found in the very same way right ??? lol....
Historik951 might be on to something here TC. You might want to go back and check this hole out. Keep an eye out for any cast iron cookware...you may have found it.
The Lost Dutch Oven Mine.
Legend has it that ol' Jacob Waltz had a kid brother, Tennessee, that had a get rich scheme that never panned out, as it were. Tennessee Waltz was sure that the settlers in the wagon trains heading for California would hate it and eventually turn around and head back. He was gonna be out in the desert with a dutch oven shop and sell 'em all new cookware for their trip back to Ohio or Kentucky or wherever.
Well, ol' Tennessee never counted on people likin' raw fish and expensive coffee so, as it turned out, nobody wanted to leave. He decided to dig a hole in a remote location of the Santa Rosa Mountains and bury his dutch ovens for a possible future exodus.
Well, he found gold, don't cha know. About that time his big brother showed up to see how he was gettin' along.
Tennessee showed Jacob the gold he found in his dutch oven hole and they decided they better draw attention away from the Santa Rosa Mtns. to keep out the goldseekers and has been celebrities.. So, ol' Jacob took a 12" oven full of gold over to Arizona and started braggin' how he has a mine up in the Superstition Mtns.
Worked like a charm. He drew maps and convoluted directions how to get to his "mine". People ate it up. Jacob didn't live too long after that but Tennessee took some of his gold, moved to Nashville and invented country music. He never got back out to his gold mine but the brothers got everyone looking in the wrong place for the wrong mine - 'til you came along.
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Re: The Lost Dutch Oven Mine

Post by roc2rol » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:55 pm

somehow reading the above cracks me up !
its all true, yes
must be the wording that gets me

what I was told was that near that LDOM
is the fabled Lost Silver Ware Mine
or LSWM

time to eat

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Re: The Lost Dutch Oven Mine

Post by TradClimber » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:05 am

I only eat on FlintStone Ware from the FSWM, not far from the LSWM and near the LDOM.

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No dishes to wash - ever!

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Re: The Lost Dutch Oven Mine

Post by roc2rol » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:53 am

T.C. !!

You found the FSWM ?!

well there is ony one proper response to that magnificence

Yabba Dabba Dooo !!

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