Stuff That's Real (That You Didn't Know Was Real) But Also Is Cool
Rocks Racing On the Ground // Rocks Hiding Underground
May 11, 2022
The Dutchman's Gold Mine is a fabled lost gold mine that is said to be located in the Superstition Mountains in Arizona. The mine is named after a German immigrant named Jacob Waltz, who was also known as the Dutchman. The Dutchman's Mine is one of the most famous lost mines in American history, and has been the subject of many books, articles, and even a movie. There have been many people who have claimed to have found the mine, but no one has ever been able to produce any gold from it. The Racetrack is a playa in Death Valley National Park, California. It is a dry lake bed that is covered with rocks that have been moved around by the wind. The Racetrack is famous for its "sailing stones" which are rocks that seem to move across the playa on their own. The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine is said to be located near the Racetrack. Many people have searched for the mine, but it has never been found. ### - - -
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