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Author, Lecturer, Historian, Treasure Hunter and Mining Enthusiast



Jack is the author of Superstition Cowboys, and When Silver Was King, as well as numerous articles on the Superstitions published locally, including the Apache Junction Independent.  His latest book named Lost El Dorado of Jacob Waltz -Arizona's Lost Dutchman Mine will be out in late 2015. The author’s books contain many photos and illustrations that depict sites, trails, treasure signs and hunters, cowboys, miners, strange characters and activities of his subjects.  Jack is the recipient of the prestigious Superstition Mountain Treasure Hunter of the Year Award for 2015, presented by the Superstition Mountain Victory Club of Arizona.


He was recently featured on these TV shows and is a frequent contributor on the following networks:












Originally from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Jack San Felice retired as a Police Captain from a 30-year career in law enforcement in Prince George's County Maryland and Washington, D.C.  Jack has a Master’s Degree from American University in Washington, D.C.


 Jack has been an avid hiker, horseback rider, and four-wheeler of the Superstition Mountains and central Arizona for over 20 years.  


For many years Jack has studied, authored and lectured about the history surrounding the Superstition Mountains, Lost Dutchman Mine, cowboy legends, Indian stories, mining and prospecting, and stagecoach robberies in Arizona Territory of the 1800s, and beyond.  


Jack lives in Mesa, Arizona with his wife of over 50 years, Winnie, and near his adult children Tony, Rusty and Cheri, who followed Jack and Winnie and their dreams out west to find their own.  Jack and Winnie have 10 grandchildren in Arizona, as well as one in Maryland, and three great-grandchildren.   Jack has been an instructor at Scottsdale Community College for over 16 years, and the Pinal County (Apache Junction) Community College, a lecturer at the Superstition Mountain Country Club and the Superstition Mountain Historical Society as well as the History Hub in Old Town Florence and many other locations. 


Jack San Felice

Jack is available for speaking engagements and television appearances. For booking, please contact his publicist.  TFPR & Image Management, or 602-359-0626.


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