Superstition Mountain

Legend holds that the lost Dutchman is the largest Goldmine in the world. Maps can be found at the Museum. Superstition Mountain lies just east of Apache Junction Arizona. It is the site of the romantic legend about the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine. A prospector named Jacob Waltz from Obereschwandorf, Wuttenburg, Germany arrived in the Salt River Valley in 1868 and filed a homestead claim. From there he explored the surrounding mountains. He appeared to have access to a gold mine containing incredible amounts of gold. Waltz traveled into the then hostile territory of Superstition Mountain and returned with impressive quantities of gold each winter. Although over 100 people have claimed finding the Lost Dutchman Mine every indication is that its location remains a mystery.

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