Needle rises, unchallenged from the desert floor amidst the Superstition
Mountains of Arizona. It was created when a thick layer of tuff
(fused volcanic ash) was heavily eroded, creating the spire as an
erosional remnant with a summit elevation of 4553 ft. The peak was
named after mountain man Pauline Weaver.
Needle has played a significant role in the stories of the Lost
Dutchman's Gold Mine. The Needle's shadow reportedly indicates the
location of a rich vein of gold, and many treasure hunters have
searched for it. The hunt for gold around Weaver's Needle has been
pursued by hundreds (possibly thousands) of people and the area
is packed with prospect holes and are littered with abandoned camp
sites, spent cartridge shells, and possibly, missing persons
there have been 36 reported deaths and disappearances in the area.
Truth or legend? The mystery continues...