The Lost Mine of Embargo Creek, east of Creede, Colo. The Paymasters Treasure of Ft. Garland, on Trincera Creek, south of Ft. Garland The Lost Mine of Hidden Valley, near La Jara Creek, west of Capulin The Josh Thomas Treasure, on Conejos Creek, west of Antonito, Colo. Manuel Torres Lost Mine, on Culebra Peak, southeast of San Luis, Colo. Rich in gold, butsome believecursed, the fabled Lost Dutchman gold mine generates endless stories. The Apishapa Valley of the early 1800s was not a welcoming environment. Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr. Gold mining in Colorado. Gold discoveries in Colorado began around Denver, traced the placer gold to its source in the mountains west of Denver, then followed the Colorado Mineral Belt in a southwest direction across the state to its terminus in the San Juan Mountains. The Cripple Creek district, far from the mineral belt,

Or not. Traveling south into western Colorado, one of the four found a gold nugget in the headwaters of the Gunnison River. It is the starting point for treasure seekers looking to unearth Slades lost loot. The treasure hunters who mysteriously go missing while looking for the gold fuel the 120-plus-year legend. The mystery so far has yielded little beyond a few vague historical artifacts and a whole lot of stories. This creek is only open to the public from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Gold can be found all through the South Platte River, with some of Colorados richest discoveries being made along the South Platte in Park County. One of these two men kept the rock that he had found from that place. Today, some wonder if the Superstition Mountains really harbor the gold or if the stories have piled upon stories to bury the truth. (May be the Lost Buck Rogers Mine) More information can be found in Lost Ledges of the west Colorado's Lost Mines and Buried Treasure We affilate with several partners to bring you high quality Treasure Hunting supplies and equipment. Cherry Creek prospecting tips. Colorado City, now known as "Old Colorado City," was established in 1859 during the Colorado Gold Rush. As one version goes, the captain of the steamboat Far West in order to lighten his loadburied some $375,000 in gold that he was safeguarding for miners, to better accommodate the battles wounded troopers. East of Alma there are In order to find the treasure, he Outlaw loot The Lost Dutchman Mine. This is one volume in the Bancroft Little Western Books series, which recounts classic Western tales of vintage Colorado. Major historic sites for gold included Central City which yielded 4.2 million ounces; Leadville on the Arkansas River where gold was found in the 1860s, and later lead, silver and zinc lodes found in 1874. There is another lost mine, equally as famous as the Pegleg mine, which has crazed the minds of prospectors and treasure seekers for years. Two cowboys were lost in a snowstorm in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado in the 1800s. When they found shelter in a cave, they found a cache of Napoleons gold. Each of them took a bar, and eventually ended up in an assayers office. Like Earl Dorr, they spent the rest of their lives looking for it. More information can be found in. Most of the area gulches contain some placer gold in the gravel deposits. Juan Carlos' Lost Mine is thought to be located somewhere on or near Mount Blanca. Georgetown Silver Plume , located on I-70 this area produced vast amounts of gold and silver from 1859 until the early 1930s. There is plenty of open space to pan and plenty of gold to be found. The area near the Bighorn River in Washakie County proved to be an excellent place for the three friends to mine for gold. Near the headwaters of the Owen River, the two men found what was some hard igneous rock that had a lot of gold within it. The town supplied miners in South Park, which lay on the other side of Ute Pass to the west.

In short, the man claims to have found about $315,000 in black gold nuggets between 1955 and 1965 (about $3 million at today's price of gold). Colorado's Lost Gold Mines details thirty romantic and fabled tales of Colorado's misplaced wealth inspire the reader to go search for buried treasure. Here they spent the next month successfully panning the gravel bars.

In the San Juan Mountains the major discoveries were at The Lost Treasure of Treasure Mountain, east of Pagosa Springs and from near the Taylor Ranch Whites Lost Cement Mine, on Culebra Peak in Costilla County There may be additional secrets buried beneath south-central Colorado. This was one of the earliest gold discoveries in the state. Colorado holds the number 2 spot for gold production, hauling in over 40 million ounces to date. The Colorado Mineral Belt also includes molybdenum mines at Climax near Leadville and Henderson. These affiliates include The city joined Colorado Springs in 1917. The Lost Cement Mine, California. In 1863, Allen Hurlbert and a couple of friends set out to see if they could make a go of mining in Wyoming. Note: Some sites listed below may have prohibitions against prospecting. In 1929 the legend of La Caverna Del Oro (The Cave of Gold) was told to one Frederick G. Bonfils, who happened to be the co-founder and publisher of the Denver Post. After all, from the first cries of Pikes (sic) Peak or Bust in 1859 until the collapse of the gold camps at Cripple Creek 40 years later, prospectors blasted, tunneled, dug or panned seemingly every inch of Colorado that might hide gold.

Although a few travelers had found gold while they traveled through Colorado, none had found a large deposit until 1858. Leadville - located on U.S. 24 and State Rte 91. A millionaire from Santa Fe, New Mexico claims he hid a treasure chest full of gold and jewels in the Rocky Mountains. However, in 1541, three Spanish monks from the Coronado expedition forced the Indians into slave The Cripple Creek district, far from the mineral belt, was one of the last gold districts to be discovered and is still in production. Gold is found gold northwest of Colorado Springs by 6 miles at Blair Athol in the foothills. He says the nuggets were found, by accident, within 30 miles of the Salton Sea, while looking for rocks and flowers in the desert. The 1879 Silver Boom was made possible by the Bland-Allison Act, passed in 1878. Convinced they had found the Civil War gold. The gold still lies buried along the banks of the Bighorn River. After gold was found in the river, hard rock mines were established in the mountains near the headwaters of the South Platte River. The Mollie Kathleen Mine sits in the heart of Lost Gold in the San Juan by Norm Vance Find a mountain peak or scenic vista somewhere in the vicinity of Pagosa Springs and look around at the distant mountains stretching from west to east and then south, on the east side, following the Continental Divide. May also be in Pueblo County. Lost Zoom in on the map and click on an icon for detailed information. It's located on the US-24 highway right near Leadville. Cache Creek is one of the best public places to gold mine in Colorado. Treasure Tales of the Rockies. The initial silver boom came exactly 20 years after the Colorado Gold Rush and started in Leadville, as mentioned above. The Lost Dutch Oven Mine, California.

Hidden beneath a rocky overhang and forgotten for a millennium, a 10-tall clay pot was found with its sealed lid intact, protecting a golden treasure within: almost 5 lb. November 3, 2005 at 2:20 p.m. Colorado Map of Gold, Silver & Lost Treasure Sites. Contents 1 Denver-area placers 2 Central City-Idaho Springs district 3 Breckenridge district 4 South Park districts 5 Leadville district 6 Summitville district 7 Sneffels-Red Mountain-Telluride district Buttons $9 million single-seat A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft was armed with four Mk-82 bombs, 60 magnesium flares, 120 metal chaff canisters and 575 rounds of 30-millimeter ammunition. Treasure Tales of the Rockies. A lost ledge of gold is supposedly located on Slate Mountain, near Glenwood Springs. Many remnants of deserted buildings remain there. Good luck in your search for Colorado lost treasure. Later, after the Indian died in a fight, $4,000 worth of gold was found in his bunk. According to legends, you are looking over millions of dollars in lost treasure. Treasure mountain is located in the Raggeds Wilderness area of the Elk Mountains, which contains 65,019 acres of land and was designated in 1980. Cherry Creek was one of the first places early prospectors found gold in Colorado. Death Valley Scotty 's secret mine, California or Nevada. Three years ago this week, treasure-hunting team Dennis Parada and his son Kem Parada, who co-own the treasure-hunting outfit Finders Keepers U.S.A , identified a mass of metal at a site. Treasure Mountain located in the Elk Mountain Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. By Michael Riley | mriley@denverpost.com | The Denver Post. Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine Tour. Cache Creek. Bonfils became fascinated with the story and decided to finance an expedition of two men to locate and explore the cave. For years, a sign at the Gold Dust Peak trailhead warned that hikers might encounter 30 mm ammunition. Caverna del Oro, 13,000 feet high upon Marble Mountain in Colorado, was believed, by the Indians, to be plagued by demons. Lost-treasure tales. may also be in Alamosa County. Arapaho Princess Treasure Somewhere near the rocky outcrops of Las Animas in southern Colorado, fleeing Spanish pioneers hid a large cache of gold bars. A lost ledge of gold is located somewhere in the Greenhorn Mountains. Lost Pegleg mine, California; supposedly found by mountain man "Pegleg" Smith. View of downtown Idaho Springs, seat of Clear Creek County, c. 1900-10. In 1858 William Green Russell and his party even briefly set up the gold camp town of Russellville south of the modern town of Parker on Cherry Creek.

According to the legend, the Lost Cement Mine was found by a couple of men who got separated from their group when they were crossing the Sierra. Lost Breyfogle mine, California or Nevada.