Lost mines of the great Southwest

including stories of hidden treasures by John Donald Mitchell in [Phoenix, Ariz

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Lost mines and treasure reported in Washington State. Asotin County – Situated in the southeastern most corner of Washington in a remote mountainous area, is the ghost town of Rogersburg, with less than 25 residents today. A river boomtown stimulated by gold discoveries, the town was once accessible only by horse or by boat. An added bonus of this association is a telephone-book-size manual, listing mining claims opened to you for a small yearly permit fee. And now see what is available to you in the list of exciting true legends of Lost Treasure with appendices of over one hundred seventy five sites of sunken or buried treasure and lost gold mines. Lost Soldier Mine – In the early ’s soldiers from Fort Tucson ran into a waterhole filled with gold nuggets while tracking a band of renegade Apache. Though the soldiers wanted to stay and explore further, their commanding officer ordered them to continue in the pursuit of the Indians. Later, several of the men would ask for a discharge. Almost a half century later, in , an year-old hunter, Roy Briggs, relocated the lost mine. This small pocket produced gold in slabs one inch thick and two to three feet long. A total of at least $50, was recovered from the vein 12 to 14 inches wide, 12 feet long and 7 feet deep.

  In this ideal place to hide a lost treasure, “true believers” can pursue their fantasy of finding a king’s ransom in gold. For they are, in the words of the great Texas folklorist J. Frank Dobie, “Coronado’s children.” *** Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian. His latest book is Wyatt Earp: Showdown at Tombstone. Lost Cities & Ancient Mysteries of the Southwest Popular Lost Cities author David Hatcher Childress takes to the road again in search of lost cities and ancient mysteries. This time he is off to the American Southwest, traversing the region’s deserts, mountains and forests investigating archeological mysteries and the unexplained. The Bradshaw Route today delineates the northern border of the Chocolate Mountain Gunnery Range administered by the U.S. Military, just south of the Orocopia traverses perhaps the most desolate area of the desert, and many travelers avoided it completely. Others found the trail by accident -- and found is the story researched by Harold O. Weight in the July edition. The Cerro Colorado Mine, which sits a little less than 20 miles from the Arizona-Mexico border, produced mostly silver but also small amounts of gold, lead, and copper. According to a article in the Arizona Daily Star, the mine also experienced a fair amount of banditry which includes approximately $70, in bullion (precious metal bars Author: Monica Spencer.

Unfortunately, the people who really struck it rich were the merchants who mined the pockets of those hopeful miners, but the gold fever of gave birth to countless stories of hidden treasure troves and lost mines. The most famous lost mine in America–the Lost Dutchman’s Mine–has attracted gold seekers and cost many lives in its pursuit.

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David - [email protected] This is a very exciting book. It has stories about lost mines, buried treasure, and Indian attacks. This book goes into great detail about where the treasure is buried.

The only problem with this book is that a lot of the stories sound the same. All in all this is a very good book /5(4). Lost Mines Of The Great Southwest Paperback – January 1, by John D. Mitchell (Author)/5(5). David - [email protected] This is a very exciting book. It has stories about lost mines, buried treasure, and Indian attacks.

This book goes into great detail about where the treasure is buried. The only problem with this book is that a lot of the stories sound the same.

All in all this is a very good book/5(5). Lost Mines of the Great Southwest Hardcover – January 1, by John D.

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Frank Dobie out of 5 stars /5(25). Get this from a library. Lost mines of the great Southwest, including stories of hidden treasures.

[John Donald Mitchell]. This book is: part travel memoir; part treatise on lost mines, lost cities, and hidden treasure; and a lot of conversation about all things weird in the great American Southwest. It was a real page-turner and I thoroughly enjoyed it/5. Lost Mines of the Great Southwest by John Donald Mitchell,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(2).

Rio Grande Press, Softcover. Very Good. reprint of the edition. Text and images are unmarked. The wrapper shows some rubbing at the corners. I thought The Southwest was much bigger than it actually is, until Wikipedia told me otherwise. Turns out, The Southwest region consists of Arizona and its surrounding areas, but no other complete states: the southeasternmost part of California’s Inland Empire up into the bottom of Nevada; the lower areas of Colorado and Utah in the Four Corners region; the Lost mines of the great Southwest book half of New Mexico, Author: Jessica Pryde.

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Lost mines The most common stories of fabulous hidden treasure swirl around the lost mines. Such claims as Arizona’s Lost Dutchman and Lost Adams have been luring gold-hungry prospectors and treasure hunters for nearly a century and a half.

Some have perished, their fates merely enhancing the : Ron Soodalter. In Spanish colonies in the New World, many lost mines were supposedly worked under the direction of Jesuit priests before their sudden expulsion in Some lost mine legends have a historical basis; some have none.

But the lure of lost mine legends is attested by the many books on the subject. Lost Soldier Mine. One of the best authenticated of these stories was of the “Lost Soldier Mine.” The story has had little embellishment and, in part, may be true.

Briefly narrated, it is this: In the summer ofAbner McKeever and family were ambushed by Apache Indians on a ranch near the Big Bend of the Gila River. McKeever’s daughter, Belle, was taken captive and a number of soldiers gave chase.

As previously mentioned, J. Frank Dobie devoted half of his book "Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver" (now in its ninth printing) to the story of the Lost Adams Diggings and considered it to be the greatest "lost mine" story of US history.

The amount of mail being sent to western New Mexico during the s prompted the government to create a new County: Catron. The most amazing treasure book ever written, giving the locations of well over fabulous fortunes waiting to be found in the ore-rich Southwest.

Thomas Penfield has done years of exhaustive research for Dig Here. and has accomplished the Herculean task of separating fact from fiction. For the first time lost treasure stories of the Southwest are stripped bare of their legends and lies.5/5(1).

Old Lost Mines, Ghost Towns & Graveyards. If you like stories about old lost gold mines, lost and buried treasures or old ghost towns, you've come to the right place.

There are hundreds, or maybe even thousands of these kind of fables and tales about old mines and towns that sprung up out of nowhere. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Lost Gold and Silver Mines of the Southwest by Eugene L.

Conrotto at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to Brand: Dover Publications. Lost mines of the great Southwest, including stories of hidden treasures by John Donald Mitchell (1 times) Buried Treasure and Lost Mines by Frank L.

Fish (1 times) Lost Mines & Trasures: Authentic Stories of Old-Time Prospectors by F. Brown (1 times) Nevada Lost Mines and Buried Treasures (Prospecting and Treasure Hunting) by Douglas.

Start your review of Buried Treasures of the American Southwest: Legends of Lost Mines, Hidden Payrolls, and Spanish Gold Write a review Vicki Gooding rated it really liked it/5. At around the same time, in Lost Mines of Death Valley, Harold O. Weight wrote that he believed that mine was located in Daylight Pass.

In an article about the Breyfogle discovery published in in Western Treasure Magazine, author Burr Belden said that he was assured by Yount family descendents that the ore shown to them by Breyfogle came from the Johnnie Mine, near Johnnie, Nevada, north of.

Abandoned Mine Areas. The New Geocache Craze. Places to Search Around Old Home Sites. Pleasures and Dangers of Rockhounding. Relic Hunting – Discover a Piece of History. Rockhounding the Northern Deserts.

Tales of Ghostly Lost Treasure. Tips For Traveling in the Desert. Treasure Hunting Code of Ethics. Treasure Hunting Begins Inside. Why Go. The Great Southwest Along the Santa Fe and a great selection of related books, Title: great southwest along santa fe.

Edit Your Search. Results (1 - 21) of This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. Lost Mines & Buried Treasure of the Southwest by Thomas Penfield Faded Footprints: The Lost Rhoades Gold Mines & Other Hidden Treasures of the Uintas by George A.

Thompson Following the Legends - A GPS Guide to Utah's Lost Mines and Hidden Treasures by Dale Bascom. Others claim the mine is on the south slope of the Cerro Chiquita mountains northeast of Arivaca. Raising further curiosity are old-timers who reported about a lost mine on the property that was packed with church treasure in the s when Franciscan priests fleeing Apache raids drove a carreta (cart) to a mine shaft.

The cache was hidden s: 4. "Locating Lost Treasure and Lost Gold Mines Sites, Treasure Sites for Treasure Hunters" Anton Leiter's short story format is bound to kindle even the dullest imagination by thought of finding hidden Treasure on a lonely Beach or the sands of our great southwest. Popular Lost Cities author David Hatcher Childress takes to the road again in search of lost cities and ancient mysteries.

This time he is off to the American Southwest, traversing the region's deserts, mountains and forests investigating archeological mysteries Brand: Adventures Unlimited Press. Page 1 - Buried Treasures Of The American Southwest: Legends of Lost Mines, Hidden Payrolls and Spanish Gold WC Jameson ILLUSTRATIONS BY WENDELL E.

‎ Appears in 5 books from About the author ()5/5(1). Coronado's Children was the second book written by J. Frank Dobie, published by The Southwest Press in It deals with lore of lost mines and lost treasures in the American Southwest, for the most part in Texas.

The Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado quested for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold in the 16th century. Dobie thought that recent searchers for lost mines and lost Author: J.

Frank Dobie. Other Lost Dutchman's mines. Robert Blair wrote "[t]here have been at least four legendary Lost Dutchman's gold mines in the American West, including the famed Superstition mine of Jacob Waltz".

One Lost Dutchman's mine is said to be in Colorado, another in California; two are said to be located in of these other Lost Dutchman's mines can be traced to at least the s.From gold mines to diamonds to the vast beauty of the Rockies, Colorado definitely has it’s share of treasures to be proud of.

In addition to the state’s natural treasures, it also has a rich history of outlaws and Indian raids that led to buried gold — much of which has never been found.

Perhaps, you can solve a mystery and become the finder of lost treasures!This is an incomplete list of notable treasures that are currently lost or missing. This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ^ McCullough, Helen Craig (). The Tale of the Heike. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

^ Prescott, William H. History of the Conquest of Mexico. National Geographic. ^ Sánchez, Almudena.