Saturday, November 2, 2013

Lost Josephine Gold Mine found ?

The Lost Josephine Mine was fabled to be the richest gold mine in the world. It was first documented by Spanish Jesuit priests in 1650.
In 1680 the priests were forced to abandon the mine when the Spanish were driven out of the New Mexico Territory during the 1680 Pueblo Revolution uprising by the Pueblo Indians.

The exact location of the mine has been lost ever since.

A 'goldite' outcropping - calcite that Mr Holt believes he can sell for millions.
Gary Holt claims not only that he’s found the mine, but he also has been pulling out a material he calls "goldite," a kind of calcite, and marketing it in the form of rings he’s made. He says he’s mined $30 million worth of the stuff so far.
In February, Holt’s plan to mine the calcite at the site was approved by the U.S. Forest service. But Forest Service archeologist Tom Flanagan says that the mining claim is just an excuse to keep treasure hunting in the area, noting that he doesn’t think there’s any gold in those mountains.

"When these guys look for their lost Spanish gold, many archaeological sites get looted," Flanagan told the Park Record. "That mine is a natural feature they have now un-naturalized."
"Charted Course - Year - 1722 - 1814. This charted course pertains to the Mine of the Yutas: Named later the Josephine - of Martinique, the Empress. This mine can he found, west 12 leagues of the river Timpagos headland and 2 leagues from the entrance of the river Santa Ana to the Southeast---travel 1 league south by the land of the valley of grass to a can yon which enters the valley from the east, continue this canyon east to a peak rounded and barren of growth, and from the peak measure 1,600 varas to the northeast Al Pont de la Mina hay una picachos chico y maderaje alcance en la basa de negra chico bordeThe mine of the Josephine - of Martinique has 3 tunnels and 1 shaft--2 tunnels of 1200 feet to the west and 1 tunnel of 975 feet runs to the southeast The tunnels and shaft are 1 mine. The shaft runs 103 vertical and has 4 rooms and 6 tunnels. These rooms served as workrooms for the transfer of mineral silver and gold. 80 feet apart at Noonday looking to the sun arc the rooms. By percentage, the metal - namely yellow metal which contains half of silver and Fifth part of gold."



http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57046935-78/mine-holt-gold-lost.html.csp