Hello cubfan64 I understand your views, we know each other by our writings and you are a good person.someone from another network was asking to join me in my group to escavate one of the peralta mines.HE asked If I would post the horse and I did, I never heard from him again.
I wish I could find a person that believed in me.I know the locations of so many treasure locations. I would have them work one and I would split it ..I even asked a couple of the moulaters but no luck.
TH - I think the struggle you're having is due to the past history of treasure hunters/hunting in general and the Lost Dutchman Mine in particular.
If you go back over the last 100+ years, you'll find so many instances of partnerships gone bad, double crossing, scams, etc... that it's incredibly rare to find situations where it's worthwhile trusting someone. There's usually just too much risk involved (including potentially one's life) to outweigh the odds for reward. I'm sure there is that one in a million person who truly DOES know where something of value is located and is willing to share that information, but the odds are MUCH higher that you're dealing with the other 999,999 who don't but claim they do.
Treasure hunting is most often a solitary venture which I believe is something Clay Worst has even said.