Learn about the mystery of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine with iMinds insightful knowledge series.
The lost Dutchman’s gold mine is said to exist in the Superstitious Mountains in central Arizona in the southwest of the United States. Whether this mine actually exists or not is another question. Stories that tell of its discovery have taken on mythic proportion. According to legend, it is the largest gold mine in the world. To find it would beget an untold fortune. So who wouldn’t give it a try!
The mine is named after Jacob Waltz who emigrated from Germany in the 1840s. At the time, Germans were often mistakenly referred to as ‘Dutchmen’ in America. The fact that a man named Waltz lived and mined in Arizona has been verified by historical documentation. But most of the rest of the story of the mine is told without any real proof.
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Published May 15, 2010
by iMinds Pty Ltd.