Continued from Part 1, Dr Thorne's Pile of Gold.
Searching the Superstition Mountains, I was attempting to verify there was no place north of Weaver's Needle to where I would be able to stand and see the needle on the south, and Four Peaks on the opposite points of the compass. While doing so, I discovered a cube of rock located on a high cliff quite by accident. I was doing some long distance photo recon work for one of my upcoming expeditions, and I was reviewing some pictures I had taken on the previous expedition.
In one of the pictures, there was a small cave just under a ledge which looked quite interesting. In the photo there appeared to be a cone shaped crevasse that extended down from the ledge above into the cave. This was not what I anticipated when I thought of the Dutchman’s Mine being a cone shaped pit going down on the vein, but it did interest me greatly and deserved a closer look. I had the picture enlarged into a 11 X 14 photo. In the enlargement, there seemed to be a trail coming up from the canyon below. I pulled out my magnifying glass and began to study it closely.
After a while, I put the magnifying glass down and rubbed my eyes. I was getting pretty tired. As I picked up the magnifying glass back up, it momentarily focused on a square in the photo. This caught me by surprise. A square rock? Sure enough. Just below the cave perched on top of the high cliff, there was a square of rock. Upon closer study, It was not just a square, but a cube! It was about twice the size of a washing machine. Squares in nature don’t happen too often. Cubes hardly ever! This needed further investigation.
At first, I thought it to be a cement foundation of some sort. Possibly for a large power line from the Horse Mesa Dam. But, that would require way too much effort to get cement to the top of the cliff. It had to be rock. I immediately scheduled my next weekend to go take a closer look.
Continued In Part 3