The Lost Dutchman

Jacob Waltz, also known as “The Lost Dutchman”

There's GOLD in Them Thar HillsA rich gold ore mine was made famous by Jacob Waltz, known as “the Dutchman”, who took the secret of “his mine” to the grave in 1891. Even today, treasure hunters scour the mountains searching for the Lost Dutchman Mine, but now they share the region with campers, hikers, horseback riders and conservationists in what has officially become the Superstition Wilderness Area.

Our Museum Store has many books about the Lost Dutchman, and our museum has a dedicated exhibit area focusing on Jacob Waltz, and others who have searched for the gold for decades.

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