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« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2011, 09:16:49 pm »
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Hello All

Idaho Jones: Well done: Thanks for the very interesting link. Great

The archeology on that site speaks loudly about the history of the site. However no site can ever be fully proven to be the lost mine of legend. However the site and case they put forward is about as close and compelling as you ever going to get.

It is perhaps to answer to many questions?

Well done all we are becoming the myth busters of treasure legends.

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« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2011, 09:30:31 pm »
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Yep think Jones info might have put this legend to rest.

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« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2011, 09:48:55 pm »
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Hello All

Yep Idaho Jones link and post has nailed it.

The more I think about it the more questions it answers.

Thanks everyone for teaching old Hardluck a thing or two about the San Saba treasure Legend.I have learned much about the story.

Its has been a very interesting topic.

Well done all Great

Another fine example of co-operative research.

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« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2011, 11:46:46 pm »
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It's amazing how many great old stories come to light here that I had no idea existed. I love the old legends, just wish some would prove more than legend.  Grin

Wonderful history lesson for me Smiley

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« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2011, 09:01:16 am »
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I got to thinking about this one. Bowie's past dealings being a bit on the shady side made me wonder did he fall for the con? (assuming the maps were simply to attract settlers) or was he a part of it? It seems he was taken in by it but I have to wonder if his scouting trips were to look at aquiring land to sell to incoming prospectors? Just seems like something he might have done, and he was the son in law of the territorial vice gov.   Undecided  Just curious...

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« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2011, 09:51:09 am »
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 We have proved that there were mines worked in the San Saba area Jones article did that. What we can't prove is any of them the lost San Saba and we never will unless someone finds a big sign that's says THE SAN SABA MINE.
As for old Jimmy don't think he got conned but do think he was part of the con. He acquired large amounts of Texas land and attaching silver or gold mining to it would make it easier to sell to settlers.
As I said before in my opinion Bowie was a crook, outlaw, conman. If he had not died at the Alamo we would be looking at him in a different light.

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« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2011, 12:53:08 pm »
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Yep I believe this one fits under your lost mine checklist Seldom, but it's obvious there was a history of mining in the area and some later finds if the news articles have any merit. One would believe there had to be something to warrant such an excavation.

                we never will unless someone finds a big sign that's says THE SAN SABA MINE.
There's the rub, with no label it's possible it's the one in the article,  it's still there waiting somewhere else, or mined out by someone later. People need to mark thier mines before losing them to make our jobs easier Smiley

That was a fun topic though Smiley

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« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2011, 09:28:29 pm »
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 I've read and re-read Dobie's accounting of it, as well as a few others over the years. Somewhere I once read about the geology of the area and an account of some samples being assayed in more recent times. The story was that there is a ridge or outcropping of sandstone that bears traces of the ore and as you proceed down slope, following this ridge it gets richer. The San Saba was supposedly a shaft sunk into the source, a volcanic steam vent that relieved itself while the stone was still sand. The ore precipitated into the sand which later became stone. It was also supposedly several shafts and diggings into this formation. I don't know. I did read this somewhere years ago. Spanish mines in sandstone.
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« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2011, 01:35:44 am »
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Hello Gooner

Thank you for the Interesting comments about the geology of the area.

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« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2011, 01:59:02 pm »
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I wasn't aware of the rancher having loacted tthe shafts, very interesting

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