A plain faced account of adventure, this is the autobiographical record of a doctor- with a good case of mining fever- who drifted from a practice in the Texan oil fields to Mexico where he prospected for a silver mine. His first mine had lots of silver, but no water, transportation or labor available. He continued to search down jungle trails- contending with malaria and dysentery, mosquitoes and mountain lions, and he finally found- and bought- a lost mine, prepared to put it in operation when bandits forced his withdrawal. In the hopes that the revolution (and Pancho Villa) had quieted down, Parker returned some months later, found that the raids and the resultant deaths put a final stop to his enterprise... Some years of speculation and search- but the handling does not add to the excitement.