Homar, you validate the Fish Map but dismisses half it's value?coazon de oro wrote: ↑Mon May 22, 2017 7:48 pmHowdy Choto,
What you have posted are Tonto N P rules, and regulations. In Arizona, the mining law of 1872 is what governs mining. It stands above all the rest, and all of the Peralta mines pre-existed the Wilderness Act.
Why even worry about Treasure Trove permits? There is no "Peralta Treasure Room, or Box", it is all just one man's imagination gone wild. The Peraltas came and mined in the winter of 1853-54. Why would they do so much work if they had a "treasure room, or box"? Because there was no such treasure, just the mines. The Fish Map is very real, unlike the so called ground map, or blueprints to some stone maps. Why does the Sombrero have those lines on it? Just to show that it is a mountain, other wise the outline it's self would just look like a trail, or creek. If the Fish map shows a mine at the east side of Weaver's Needle, you better believe there is a mine there.
That seems illogical.
I believe that the map is 100% authentic, that is shows the location of several mines and at least one trove.
We have enough circumstantial evidence now to make/support the argument.
Honestly, I am a little skeptical that 1872 would take precedent over federal law.