There is gold in them thar hills? Flying east from Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport you can see the Superstition Mountains rising sharply, their sheer cliffs jutting thousands of feet above the desert floor. Somewhere deep in the rugged landscape lies the Lost Dutchman Mine, named after its last known miner, “Dutchman,” Jacob Waltz who died in 1891. The story of the mine reads like a Western dime novel – Indian legends of the supernatural, rival claims between Americans, Mexicans, and Indians, a lonely prospector, a deathbed revelation of the mine’s location, and a century-long quest to find it. In this workshop we look at the geology of the location, revisit frontier Phoenix, examine the known facts of the Dutchman and his mine, shared the legends, see the clues to the elusive gold. We will review the daring, dangerous, and sometimes bizarre efforts to locate the mine in the years that followed the Dutchman’s death. The registration fee for this course includes a tour of the Booth Western Art Museum.