Well, yes actually, it is a very admirable bolete. Many say it is second only to the King Bolete in our area, but I wouldn't know because I've never found a King. Jessica Wolf says she just found a Queen Bolete. Lucky girl. So far, for me, Boletus mirabilis is the best boletus I have tasted.
Mostly in the past I've seen it growing on old stumps and very well decomposed logs. Like this one:
But this year they are everywhere, on ground which I can only surmise is full of rotting logs and woody mass.
They supposedly love hemlock, so the further up-island the better, but I have found that they like older forests, generally 30 years old or older.
And they tend to pop up in strange places, usually very dense dark woods, although this year, many are on mossy ground usually spotted with Chanterelles.
The above beauty was growing out from between a tangle of roots and sticks.
This one was at the base of a stump.
My video from today showing a variety of the ones I collected today.