Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of Arizona

Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of Arizona

by W. C. Jameson


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Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of Arizona by W. C. Jameson

Arizona's history is liberally seasoned with legends of lost mines, buried treasures, and significant deposits of gold and silver. The famous Lost Dutchman Mine has lured treasure hunters for over a century into the remote, treacherous, and reportedly cursed Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix. Gold and silver bars discovered in Huachuca Canyon by a soldier stationed at nearby Fort Huachuca just before World War II remain inaccessible despite years of laborious attempts at recovery. Outside the town of Yucca, bandits eager to make a fast getaway buried a strongbox filled with gold, unaware they wouldn't survive the pursuit of a law-enforcing posse to recover their plunder. And somewhere in the Little Horn Mountains northeast of Yuma lies an elusive wash containing hundreds of odd gold-filled rocks.

Selected from hundreds of tales passed down from generation to generation since the days of the gold-seeking Spanish explorers, the tales included here are among the most compelling that Arizona has to offer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826344137
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 05/16/2009
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 779,517
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

W. C. Jameson is the author of sixty books, has acted in five films, and appears regularly on television. When not writing, he performs his music around the country at folk festivals, concert halls, and roadhouses. When not on the road playing music and conducting writing workshops, Jameson splits his time between Colorado and Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1


The Ranch Hand's Secret Gold Mine 9

Waterfall Gold 12

Zuni Gold 18

Geronimo's Gold 25

The Lost Oatman Treasure 29

Wagon Road Gold Cache 32

Lost Stagecoach Loot 34


De Espejo's Lost Canyon of Gold 39

Lost Monument Valley Silver Mine 45

The Lost Silver Creek Mine 49

Coconino County's Lost Gold Ingots 55


The Lost Dutchman Gold of the Superstition Mountains 67

Doc Thorne's Lost Gold Mine 74

The Huachuca Canyon Treasure 79

Vekol's Buried Silver Ingots 86

Skeleton Canyon Treasure 94

The Lost Iron Door Mine 102

Silver Mountain 108

Spanish Padres' Lost Gold Cache 111

Burt Alvord's Gold 118

Lost Arroyo Gold 124

Hidden Gold in Colossal Cave 128

The Lost Adams Placer 132


Private Flannigan's Lost Gold 145

Scalp Hunter's Gold 150

Lost Gold in the Little Horn Mountains 156

Lost Gold of Tule Tank 161

Estrella Mountain Gold 165

The Lost Gold of the Chocolate Mountains 170

Black Mesa Gold Placer 175

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Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of Arizona 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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DONCAL More than 1 year ago
Quite obviously the appeal lies with persons with an interest in gold or silver discovery and history of daily lives in that time period, and are very well acquainted with Arizona terrain. Having the benefit of a very detailed personal & physical acquaintance in all areas of our state (employment related-been there), the author relates well to the difficulty of finding rare metals and especially in finding that specific location again at a return trip months/years later. Some personal experience dealing with various Indian nations and their history adds a personal "feel" as well. I enjoyed it very much...a realization that "specificity" of details and 'proof" is impossible but a well written story with imagination adds to reader enjoyment.