Ramses, John Victor.
Quest for Peralta Gold: a hidden history of Red Mountain. 1999-2000.
A very attractive publication, full of the author's helpful photographs documenting his argument that the mining activity he located near Red Mountain matches the clues and tradition of the Peralta mines. It is a strong argument. Like fellow author Jay Fraser, Ramses takes on the orthodox view that the Lost Dutchman, or the Peralta mines, had to be in the Superstitions. In particular, and most intriguingly, he presents his case that mining activity and the geography of the Red Mountain area closely fits the Ruth-Peralta map, much more so than the traditional view that it has to be about the Superstitions. |
This is a very personal and fascinating story about John Ramses and his discovery. It took the author more than ten hard years to get this material into publication - what it cost him is poignantly presented. There really isn't another Dutchman book quite like this, well worth reading. See author's website.
Doug Stewart. © 1994-2012.