Deuce of Clubs Book Club: Books of the Weak

I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski

Guy Debord: Revolutionary

No Place to Hide

Command of Office

The Christ-Myth Theory And Its Problems

The Christian Delusion

Lincoln's Wrath

How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself

The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex

Bossypants

Zombie Spaceship Wasteland

Catching the Big Fish

Dig Infinity

The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones

Crazy for God

Basin and Range

Anarchy Evolution

The File

John Ringo

The Supremes

End the Fed

Burning Book

The Hohokam Millenium

God's Middle Finger

Narcocorrido

In Heaven Everything Is Fine

The Shunning

Wisdom Sits in Places

The Marvelous Country

Hamilton's Curse

The Secret Life of Houdini

The Trouble with Being Born

Schulz and Peanuts

First Into Nagasaki

Joe Miller's Jests

Human Smoke

Dirty Tricks Cops Use

A Futile and Stupid Gesture

All For A Few Perfect Waves

Systemantics

Death in the Desert

American Signs

Secret Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention

Secrets Of A Stingy Scoundrel

The Self-Made Tapestry

A Constitutional History of Secession

The Neurotic's Notebook

Interrogation Machine

Monster Midway

The Harlot by the Side of the Road

Forced Into Glory

Imperial Life in the Emerald City

J. G. Ballard: Quotes

The Compleat Practical Joker

Laugh with Hugh Troy

Pranks!

A Liar's Autobiography

Cobb

Chasing Rainbows

Letters from Tucson, 1925-1927

The Five Fosters

The Giant Cactus Forest and Its World

How to Cheat Your Friends at Poker

World Famous Cults & Fanatics

That's Not All, Folks!

God's Problem

Will Christ Return By 1988?

Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology

The Whiskey Rebellion

FDR's Folly

Wilson's War

Bully Boy

[If] I Did It

The Dark Side

Secret Origins of the Bible

Godless

The End of Faith

Why I Became An Atheist

"Life's Calendar for 1922"

Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War

The Negro Cowboys

EXPECT RESISTANCE

Monty Python Speaks

Baseball Between the Numbers

The Psychopath's Bible

Satisfaction

J. G. Ballard: Conversations

Days of War, Nights of Love

Gospel Fictions and Who Wrote the Gospels?

The Real Deadwood

Deadwood

The Revolution: A Manifesto

45

The Secret Man

Stormin' Mormon

From Psyche to Soma

I'll Gather My Geese

The Osama bin Laden I Know

Alias "Paine"

A Man Without Words

The Wild Trees

The World Without Us

Arizona's Changing Rivers

The Phoenix Indian School

Realm of the Long Eyes

John Dillinger: The Life and Death of America's First Celebrity Criminal

Buckey O'Neill: The Story of a Rough Rider

Thanks For Tuning In

Adventures in the Apache Country

Waylon: An Autobiography

My Life: Sunrise to Sunset

Mimes and Miners: A Historical Study of the Theater in Tombstone

The First 100 Years: A History of Arizona Blacks

Enter Without Knocking

City in the Sun: The Japanese Concentration Camp at Poston, Arizona

House by the Buckeye Road

Vanished Arizona

The Big Con

The Astronomy Cafe and Back to the Astronomy Cafe

A Handbook on Hanging

The Sinner's Guide to the Evangelical Right

A Mind Restored

Mr. Show: What Happened?!

Reclaiming the American Revolution

Stumbling On Happiness

Treasure Maps of the Superstitions

Sunny Slope

Did Genesis Man Conquer Space?

Look Homeward, America

Radicals for Capitalism

Kayaker's Little Book of Wisdom

God Is Not Great

The Echoing Green

The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll

K Foundation Burn a Million Quid

The Facts of Life and Other Dirty Jokes and The Tao of Willie

Just Six Numbers and Our Cosmic Habitat

Wild Goose Chronicles

Behind Bars: Surviving Prison

Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce

The Gang They Couldn't Catch

Manhunt

A History of the End of the World

Al Sieber: Chief of Scouts

Apaches & Longhorns

Deep Survival

Captured

DINO

Sock

Bo: Pitching & Wooing

You Are Worthless

You And Your Hand

Access All Areas

Field Guide to the Apocalypse

The War on Terrorism

Those Idiots From Earth

September 11: An Oral History

Mortal Questions

The Heresy of Self-Love

The White Flag Principle

Medieval Panorama

An Honest President

Those Words

À rebours

Peterson's Incident Report Book

Boo! Culture, Experience, and the Startle Reflex

Victory Denied

Nothing, Arizona

A Porcine History of Philosophy and Religion

O Holy Cow!: The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto

DOME COMPENDIUM OF TOPICAL TREATMENT IN PROCTOLOGY

¿Hablas conmigo

Thirty-three Candles

Black Monk Time

Men of Distinction

Alexander the Corrector

Space Viking

Mark These Men

Hallucinogenic Plants

Prohibition: An Adventure in Freedom

JESUS! He's Our President

LOVE

How to Watch Football on Television

Merrill Markoe's Guide to Love

Lincoln: The Man and The Car

Whatever Men Know About Women

Biographies of Italian War Heroes

ABC of Espionage

Art Colony Perverts

Devil-ution

Starting Right with Bees

Planet Earth is a Cult

Baseball Letters

Fetish

Dopey Doings

Democracy: The God That Failed

Handgrenade Talk

Hi, How Are You?

het zingen van het ijs

The Museum of Jurassic Technology Jubilee Catalogue

The Rector and the Rogue

Colorful Cacti of the American Deserts

Odd Jobs: The World of Deviant Work

The Hungry Man's Outdoor Grill Cookbook

How to Get Invited to the White House

How to Work for a Jerk

Never Work for a Jerk!

The Mentality of Apes

Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me

Dr. Strange: Sorceror Supreme

Nautical Notions for Nibbling

A Short Introduction to the History of Human Stupidity

The Fake Revolt

Coup D'Etat

History of the Town of Felicity

Hood of Death

Dolls' House Bathrooms: Lots of Little Loos

Border Security / Anti-Infiltration Operations

Living on Light

God is for Real, Man

Did the Apostle Paul Visit Britain?

Twin Peaks

2001

Power Phrases

The Truth About Wagner

The Life of the Bee

Tombstone

Science Looks at Smoking

The Chiricahuas

The New Dark Ages Conspiracy

The Big Question

Everybody's Book of Epitaphs

The Death of the Fuhrer

Mindfuckers

Gorbachev! Has the Real Antichrist Come?

The World's Worst Poet

Alyssa Milano: She's the Boss

Home is the Desert

Nine Lives: From Stripper to Schoolteacher

How to Start Your Own Country

How to Found Your Own Religion

Sex Objects in the Sky

Indian Oratory

Bastard Without Portfolio

The Bedside Book of Bastards

Hopeless -- Yet There Is Hope

Bible in Pocket, Gun in Hand

Margie Asks WHY

Death of a Hippie

Wake Up or Blow Up

Feeling and Form

Guilt

A Mile in His Moccasins

Mojave Desert Ramblings

Passing of the Outhouse

This Way to Happiness

The Happy Life

Young Only Once

The Monkey Gland Affair

Bert Bacharach's Book for Men

The Two Babylons

For Good and Evil: The Impact of Taxes...

Why Christians Crack Up!

Why Do Christians Break Down?

Hava Nagila!

Beethoven or Bust

How to Abandon Ship

Livin' in Joe's World

The Last Democrat

Salvation Mountain

The Varmint and Crow Hunter's Bible

Love in the Western World

Jack the Ripper: Light-Hearted Friend

Little Men of the NFL

No One May Ever Have The Same Knowledge Again

The Secret Museum of Mankind

James Bond's World of Values

We Did Not Plummet Into Space

The Boy Who Didn't Believe IN CHRISTMAS

The Great Escape From Your Dead-End Job

All About Tipping

My Loser Godfrey

A Haircut in Horse Town

Mucusless Diet Healing System

Jefferson Returns

Lincoln Returns

Churchill Returns

Corporation Freak

Null Bock auf DDR

So You're Going on a Mission?

Nudes in My Camera

Why I Hate the Nazis

Flesh, Metal & Glass

The James Beard Cookbook

Mortal Refrains

Deadbolt

Amy Grant: A Biography

The X Cars

We Were Five

Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder

Hello ... Wrong Number

I'll Kill You Next!

Murder in Vegas

Did MAN Just Happen?

Terror at the Atlanta Olympics

Criswell Predicts

Your Next Ten Years

They Pay Me to Catch Footballs

The Phantom Menace

Just For Fellows

The Lopsided Gal

Astrology and Horse Racing

The Cokesbury Stunt Book

The Origin of Things

Remarks on the History of Things

U.S. Government Sewing Book

Funeral Tributes II

Blinky, the Friendly Hen

The Serbs Choose War

My Mystery Castle

Iggy

Funeral Customs the World Over

The Right to be Let Alone

Mormonism and the Negro

The Church and the Negro

Preacher with a Billy Club

Fighting Parson of the Old West

Invisibility: Mastering the Art of Vanishing

How to Disappear Completely

The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

How to Catch a Man, How to Keep a Man, How to Get Rid of a Man

Langenscheidts Konversationsbuch

Marlene Dietrich's ABC

The Bible in the Hands of Its Creators


Two 161-page Arizona books; Book II:

Treasure Maps of the Superstitions: The Peralta Stone Maps Show a Route to a New and Different Treasure Than the Lost Dutchman's Mine

Amy Michelle Mosier (2006)

 

All gold ore deposits naturally have a high concentration of arsenic and mercury. The fumes from these deposits would kill off the local plant life. [The conquistadors] were instructed to look for rocky, barren places. Sometimes, there would be a line of dry dirt where a gold vein was underneath. An area of mountainous terrain that was colored light green or orange was a priority. In forested areas, pine trees without cones or with cones falling off the outer branches were an indication of gold. When looking for silver, they were to look for the "sulfide" weed. This plant lives only in places where silver sulfide is present and is fairly common in Arizona. Sometimes, these weeds would follow an underground creek, which when traced to its origin would lead to a silver deposit. (8)

All mines, regardless of size, had a mine shrine, or a place for daily prayer. They were equired to be within 200 varas of the mine. The exact location depended on topography. Where it was convenient, there it was put. Shrines are between a foot tall to six feet tall and a foot deep. (10)

Sitting on the 401 Old Santa Fe Trail 77 miles south of Albuquerque is a beautiful church called San Miguel Cathedral. Adjoining it is the Palace of Governors, established in 1609. It was from the Palace of Governors that Spain ruled the entire southern portion of the United States. Why did they need this place? To collect taxes on the gold that was found. In Mexico City there was another Palace of Governors, which ruled all of Mexico from pretty much the modern day border all the way down to Peru. The third and final Palace of Governors was in the Vatican. The King entrusted the Jesuits with the responsibility of running mines, making sure everyone paid the tax and that the King got his share. It was given to them because it was thought that a religious man was an honest man. This gave them enough power so that they were the law of the land. (11)

[Jacob Waltz] pointed to the east. "The mine and the cache are in the Salt River Mountains."
Here I must make a special emphasis on the fact that the Superstitions were called this in this year. There were not any names for landmarks unless something unusual happened here. Hence he couldn't say that his mine was on the northwest corner of Bluff Spring Mountain. It would continue to be this way until the 60's when there was spike in the number of people moving to Phoenix. This is why the directions he gives are not a hoax. They were honestly the best he could give at the time. Also, I wanted to make a note that the Spanish name for the Superstitions before the pioneers came was Sierra de la Espuma or Mountain of Foam. The Pimas thought, perhaps, the line going across the Flatiron marked the height of the Great Flood. They were called the Superstitions because the Pimas believed an evil spirit lived there, one that hardly slept. The Apaches said that if any white man traveled into the mountains, Yusen, their god would become angry. Although, the stories of gold mines and the many deaths that have occurred out there may have had something to do with the name change also. But that every narration has him saying the Salt River Mountains is the reason why suggesting the Lost Dutchman Mine is outside the Superstitions is absurd. (109-10)

[Waltz:] I meandered around Peralta's place for a few days, and then I went back to Tucson and finally to the Pima village where all the overland travelers would stop. I didn't know what to do. I kept thinking of the Pimas and how peacefully they lived and how good they were to me. Why not stay with them, I said to myself, until you really feel Iike living somewhere else. It was peaceful living with the Pimas. I had a good adobe house and furnished it with the things I needed from Tucson. I just lazed around in those years, riding, taking long walks, living the Indian way. (112)

After the Grand Canyon, the Superstition Mts. are the number two spot in Arizona that hikers die. (133)

[Charles] Kenworthy became a full-time treasure seeker in 1972. He was working on a project south of Tucson in 1978 when he "casually" decided to come to Phoenix to work in the Superstitions. In the Greg Davis collection, there is a video where he explains how he got started. Kenworthy claims that he found the "caverna con casa" in December of 1980 and the Dutchman Mine in 1981. The Arizona Republic ran an article about the discovery on January 25, 1980. The laws at the time said you could mine as long as it was an existing mine. But in August of 1984, the laws changed. The Superstitions became part of the Tonto National Forest. It was deemed "wilderness" property and so you couldn't mine at all. There was plenty of forewarning. Kenworthy knew what he had, he had a staff of able men, and filed a claim in May of 1983. He took $13.5 million dollars worth of gold out of it. Greg Davis confirmed for me that Kenworthy is the only person known to have taken millions of dollars worth of gold out of the Superstitions. The mining claim calls it the "Big D" (named after the big D carved in the side of the mountain). Then he filled in the funnel with rubble and left it. He self-published a book about it in 1997. The book doesn't give the details of the value I just mentioned. This is hearsay from the Tin Man, who should know because Kenworthy's youngest son is his antiquities lawyer. Kenworthy passed away in 2000 and he bequeathed his money to all five sons. The wife is still alive near Los Angeles and she manages the Quest Corporation, the treasure seeking "business" that Kenworthy founded. Maybe someday, they will come out with information and documents about the discovery. (151)

This is all stuff I can't prove. I realize what I'm saying is not without controversy. I am hoping people will take what I'm saying by faith. (152)

Spanish is harder to figure out if you don't know it. (154)

I think I have exhausted every bit of information about its location. Its coordinates are approximately 111 21' 40" W and 33 27' 00" N. The minutes in the note written by Peralta may have been the exact location. It's in tract 6, Weaver's Needle Quadrangle on the Tonto National Forest Revised 1994 map. So what took so long to find it? Jacob Waltz died one month too early and he was not able to provide names for the different peaks within the mountain range. The others who found the mine were murdered or died a premature death. (159)

If you decide to go see it for yourself, please don't move anything or destroy the clues. The gold is gone. Leave them there for future generations. Leave them as memorials for a fantastic search. (160)

The Mining and Mineral Museum seems to think the Stone Maps are a hoax and oddly they seem satisfied with this answer. Some curators have said that they were done using power tools (yea, and so was the Rosetta Stone). To the best of my knowledge this is the only book that gives the entire trail of the Stone Maps, which I'm very excited about. My hope is that this book turns the Peralta Stone Maps and the Dutchman Mine from myth into history. I declare Kenworthy the discoverer of the Dutchman Mine. For those nameless ones who have found the mine, my hat goes off to you too. (160-1)

I must confess that following the Peralta Stone Maps was the most fun I've had in my whole life. I think about it every day. I got some good experience from my mentor in treasure seeking. I learned that if you want to find something, you probably can. I don't find the huge task of research overwhelming anymore. You just have to jump right in. I learned that in spite of the long search, you can't be cynical. Quitters don't win. I was right when I thought my life was going to change when I met him. Because of my research, not only did I get to seek treasure, but I was baptized and converted to Christianity, the religion of the conquistadors. Their history inspired me to read the Bible from cover to cover. I found the biggest treasure of all. I hope there's more adventures in the future. Give me clear skies and rugged mountains. (161)

Amy Michelle Mosier was born in Scottsdale in 1979. She was raised in Tucson. Her childhood memories include riding her bike and reading. At fourteen, she moved back to the Phoenix area. She attended Mesa Community College and Pima Medical Institute. For eight years she worked at a copy shop with her older sister. Her hobbies include archery, hiking and photography. Currently, she works and lives in Tempe. (Back cover)

About Seller
I started this research on the Lost Dutchman Mine as a hobby. I was a year into the project when I realized that I had a good candidate for the potential real Lost Dutchman Mine and I had a pretty good interpretation of the Peralta Stone Maps, which had not appeared in text before and one of the people with this interpretation was already dead. That's why I wrote the book plus I was a little miffed with all the misinformation often associated with the Superstition Mts. I rewrote the entire historical record of the mountains and some of the people who lost their lives trying to get rich. Many of my readers either love the book for the Indian lores, the history of Spain or they just love the treasure map interpretation. Anyways, I just work at as a shipping clerk in a pharmacy and I'm getting married in October. I also love astronomy, hiking and photography. That's my story. [From Amy Michelle Mosier's Amazon seller page]


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