Hi Cub, dense your are not. I guess they are just rocks.
These are just possible sign sign of early Spanish, and maybe later Jesuit involvement at a campsite here in Southern New Mexico. I was unable till yesterday to locate any Spanish involvement after a certain distance from the campsite. I was getting now where with the signs and cryptic messages. So I apologize for just throwing this out there. I assume you guys knows more than most and see it for what it is.
Some Background. I have not been cataloging the written works I have accessed. I may copy a paragraph, but I want my work to be my own. If there is a chart of symbols, or part of a weigh bill I want to check out, then I have copy and pasted. Any time I see what I believe to be a real symbol, I also copy it. But I always give credit for the copy if no permission is needed.
These pictures are of my own taking. They may have been posted in some form somewhere before. But these pictures I took my self. A piece of the puzzle about Jesuits, and the Spanish Trail. I have a fascination with what is found in the mines and caves, and caches as I believe there is clues to other finds. So far every site I have visited has left clues. But I dont go in mines or caves short of taking pictures at the entrance.
It would be nice to post the trail from beginning to end, enter the cave or what ever, and take a photo inventory. Since every site that has been discovered becomes part of our "Do Not Enter" wild life preserves here, the arkys will have to do their own work. I have developed an eye for old trails, Spanish or otherwise, and the reason for my participation here. My local area has several site like this one.
The first picture is a example of how symbols are hid out of sight. Now "X" doesn't mark the spot, or does it? There is more I would like to share, but wont to not give up the location, or have people thinking there is treasure there. I did find empty holes, and the previous explorers filled them with mementos, ha ha. Nothing like working hard for four hours and get to a spot, and find prize of modern garbage in a hole.
The second picture is of Spanish design, and maybe even Jesuit. The priest is hauling a large heart, on the priest chest is a carved heart, at the bottom of the priest robes on the lower right is a carved "V". Note: I believe I have located the owner mark, and a inscription that I mentioned before. I don't ask anyone to believe in what I have posted, it is for your own interpretation as to Jesuits rules, mines, and treasures.
Lastly I was unable to gain access to the Cave/Mine. I did dig under a very precariously placed rock and get some photos with my arm through a crack. The picture you see was a pictures shot in total darkness, with a flash, and at random. There were many things in the cave, and just what I was looking for. Since I did not see wood beams, this is either a cave, or very old.
Lets talk about signs. There was three or more trails in the area. Making tracking a royal pain. After studying the design and setup of obvious markers, I had a better understanding how things were done. Every cornier I turned I found something. Some were just more clues, some left the mind to imagine caches maybe, or is my pointer off?
Since the area I am looking at had Treasure found, like the Caballo's Tesero Del Alma? The Victorio Peak find, and the Padre La Rue, lost mine. I am excited when I see any signs like the picture above. I hope to document many more sites as I find them. This is a primer should I take on any of the lost mines in Arizona and Mexico.
I do want to say this was no place for women or children. One wrong slip and you would have to call search and rescue. The Spanish and other are very clever at concealing things, and you really have to apply every bit of your knowledge to have a little luck to find the good stuff. I have maybe only a third of the puzzle, but can figure the rest out with my pictures and such. I believe the Kings Trail was either a lot wider than originally though, or off by about 50 miles.
Lastly, I don't see any Spanish priest being able to manage and operate a mine. No hands on, it would have to be done from a distance for more reasons than I want to put here. But I will say they are clever, scary clever. I hope to add to this thread with my next site. Hope this helps. This is all my opinion, as I am writing my own book so to say. But I did get some help. Im not saying this is a mine site. I havent had the ore looked at yet. But after identifying some man made things, this was not a place to reaise sheep, or farm, or even live.