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Lost Gold Mines- DesertUSA

Two of the most famous lost mines are the Lost Dutchman Mine of Arizona and Pegleg Smith's Mine of Southern California. To this day, both lost mines are actively sought after by old time prospectors and treasure hunters. Pegleg's Lost Mine video Riding on Gold Pegleg Smith. It is said that more men have sought Pegleg's black nuggets than

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Lost Mines of California Legends of America

Whether these tales of lost mines are fact or fiction, their legends are still alive for hopeful prospectors of California. ©Kathy Weiser-Alexander, updated October 2018. Also See: California Gold Rush. California Photo Galleries. Lost Treasure Tales Across America. Treasure Tales of California

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Lost Mines of Southern California: Calico Mines

Calico Mines County: San Bernardino Primary Minerals: Silver and Borax. Gold was mined on a lesser scale in the 1930's. Years of Operation: Calico was the site of California’s biggest silver strike.The boom period began in 1881 and lasted through the mid 1890’s when silver lost its value. B orate mining kept the town alive, though most of the miners had left, even through the panic of 1906.

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List of lost mines Wikipedia

Lost mines are a popular form of lost treasure legend. The mine involved is usually of a high-value commodity such as gold, silver or diamonds.Often there is a map (sometimes called a "waybill") purportedly showing the location of the mine. Common reasons given for the mines being lost include:

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Gold Mines of Los Angeles County

The mines are thought to be old Spanish gold mines; perhaps even the legendary Los Padres Mine, the most persistent of the vanished mine legends of Southern California. Supposedly, a lost mission mine was rediscovered in the area back in the 1870s and this area is the favored mythological site of the Los Padres Mine.

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Lost Mines of Southern California: Where It All Began

Lost Mines of Southern California. Did you know that there are over 300 abandoned mines in Los Angeles County and thousands more in surrounding counties? Or that the California gold rush really began right here, in Southern California, years before the discovery at Sutter's Mill? This website is dedicated to the discovery, documentation

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Lost Mines of Southern California: Horseshoe Mine

In 1909 R. Cowper Saunders patented the Horseshoe Mine, named after a horseshoe shaped bend in the East Fork of the San Gabriel River. He worked it with a few partners, then leased it to other miners throughout the years. Saunders also patented the nearby Horseshoe Annex Mine, which was mainly mined by Theodore Veuhoff and his two sons from 1930 through the 1950s.

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Lost Mines of Southern California: East Fork Secrets

Lost Mines of Southern California. East Fork Secrets Like the Heaton / Queenie Mine, the Holly Mine is located very close to Heaton Flats, and was a documented gold mine. In fact, Heaton was said to have worked it at one time, and there's a faded trail that appears to have once connected the two. This is a very shallow mine, probably

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Missing Treasures Weird California

Missing Treasures. O ver the centuries California has gathered a large list of lost gold mines, buried treasure chests, and sunken ships.. Some are mines that were lost and never found again; prospectors told their story around campfires and many an expedition to find these lost mines never returned, swallowed up by the harsh climate of certain regions of California.

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Lost Mines of Southern California: Allison Mine

Allison Mine’s most productive years were between 1934 and 1942, when 10,000 tons of ore were recovered and milled at the site, yielding $50,000 in gold. Since then it has remained idle. Lost Mines of Southern California: Allison Mine

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Lost Mines of Southern California: Allison Mine

Allison Mine’s most productive years were between 1934 and 1942, when 10,000 tons of ore were recovered and milled at the site, yielding $50,000 in gold. Since then it has remained idle. Lost Mines of Southern California: Allison Mine

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Lost Padre Mine (southern California) Wikipedia

Very few stories about southern California's Lost Padre Mines can be substantiated and therefore appear to be apocryphal accounts arising from folklore. However, some references have a solid basis in fact. Early Prospecting. Spanish knowledge of the interior of California was sketchy during the first decades of coastal settlement.

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CALIFORNIA Lost Treasure USA

Mar 01, 2003· CALIFORNIA. In 1861 storekeeper Jerome Peyron was killed by a gang of Mexicans after he refused to divulge where his wealth was located. Peyron was known to have made frequent trips into the hills in J back of his store at Poker Flat and it is believed that this is where he buried his gold coins.

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The Rich Gold Mining Regions of California

Sep 17, 2014· One of the noteworthy areas in Southern California is the Dale mining district located near 29 Palms. It is a very productive area to find gold. It is a very productive area to find gold. Extreme temperatures limit prospecting in the summer, but in the winter many prospectors explore the hills in search of gold.

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Lost Treasures in the Desert? University of California

The geographic expanse of the lost ship’s location is the largest extent of all but one lost treasure story in Southern California -- the Legend of Pegleg’s Gold. Pegleg's Lost Gold A little chunk o' land in the Chuckwalla Mountains east of the Salton Sea.

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Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine Wikipedia

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 Arizona.Tales of these other Lost Dutchman's mines can be traced to at least the 1870s.

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Pegleg's Gold Found? DesertUSA

Pegleg's Gold Found? Black Gold Nuggets. One sunny day in February 1965, the mailman delivered an unusual package with the regular subscription fees and manuscript submissions received daily at the office of Desert Magazine.The small package caught the eye of the editor.

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Treasure Tales of California Legends of America

Treasure Tales of California California Gold Miners. Bandit Hordes in California. Desert Steamers in Owens Valley. Honey Valley Treasure. Lost Chinese Cache in Volcanoville. Lost Mines of California. Cement Gold Mine of Mammoth Mountain. Dutch Oven Mine of San Bernardino County. Goose Egg Mine of El Dorado County.

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Hidden Bandit Hordes in California Legends of America

Bandits left behind hidden treasure in California. Joaquin Murrieta was a legendary figure in California during its Gold Rush days of the 1850’s. Depending on a California pioneer’s point of view in the mid 19 th century, Joaquin Murrieta was described by some as a Mexican Patriot, while others would say he was nothing but a vicious desperado. When he tried to make his living in mining, he

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Discovering a lost gold mining claim in the California

Dec 10, 2017· I discovered this lost mining claim within a rock cairn atop an island of stone within the enormous flash flood plain called Siberia Wash. Imagine my surprise to look inside the rock pile and spot

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digital history project: Lost Gold Mines of the American West

Dec 10, 2012· Lost Gold Mines of the American West Examining gold from the Pegleg Mine: On a hilltop in southern California, in sight of the tracks of the Southern Pacific Railroad, there is gold enough to satisfy the most avaricious man that ever loved the yellow god, ready to the hand of any one who will pick it up. Most of the lost mines, real or

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Abandoned Mine Lands Unit California Department of

California Department of Conservation administers a variety of programs vital to California's public safety, environment and economy. The services DOC provides are designed to balance today's needs with tomorrow's obligations by fostering the wise use and

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Exploring America's Forgotten Lost Mines Week In Weird

Unfortunately, the people who really struck it rich were the merchants who mined the pockets of those hopeful miners, but the gold fever of 1849 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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8 Lost Goldmines YouTube

May 23, 2015· 8 Lost Goldmines Top 8 Studios. Loading Unsubscribe from Top 8 Studios? Jacob Breyfogle Lost Gold Mine ~ Lost Treasures and Gold Mines Duration: 26:12.

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Hidden Bandit Hordes in California Legends of America

Bandits left behind hidden treasure in California. Joaquin Murrieta was a legendary figure in California during its Gold Rush days of the 1850’s. Depending on a California pioneer’s point of view in the mid 19 th century, Joaquin Murrieta was described by some as a Mexican Patriot, while others would say he was nothing but a vicious desperado. When he tried to make his living in mining, he

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8 Lost Goldmines YouTube

May 23, 2015· 8 Lost Goldmines Top 8 Studios. Loading Unsubscribe from Top 8 Studios? Jacob Breyfogle Lost Gold Mine ~ Lost Treasures and Gold Mines Duration: 26:12.

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digital history project: Lost Gold Mines of the American West

Dec 10, 2012· Lost Gold Mines of the American West Examining gold from the Pegleg Mine: On a hilltop in southern California, in sight of the tracks of the Southern Pacific Railroad, there is gold enough to satisfy the most avaricious man that ever loved the yellow god, ready to the hand of any one who will pick it up. Most of the lost mines, real or

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Exploring America's Forgotten Lost Mines Week In Weird

Unfortunately, the people who really struck it rich were the merchants who mined the pockets of those hopeful miners, but the gold fever of 1849 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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Lost Mines of Southern Arizona SkyAboveUs

The area in the Cerro Colorado Mountains about 55 miles southeast of Tucson is renowned for tales of lost silver and gold treasure. From 1736-1767, some 4 tons of silver was taken from the area. The tales have it that Jesuit priests had Pima Indians working both gold and silver mines, though mostly silver. Modern day Jesuits deny this claim.

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Exploring Abandoned Gold Mines Near Joshua Tree California

Exploring Abandoned Gold Mines Near Joshua Tree California Details Published: Wednesday, 06 September 2017 but there was gold in the Southern California Deserts too! While the original miners relied on foot and mule to reach their claims, we were armed with modern trucks, radios, and GPS coordinates to guide us. while Lost Horse Mine

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Mining In California The Diggings™

At the time these mines were surveyed, 5,881 mines in California were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance mine. 1 California has 4,426 prospect mines. 2 15,225 mines were in production at the

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Still Searching for the Mojave’s Lost River of Gold KCET

The Kokoweef legend peddling E.P. Dorr’s Lost River of Gold has mesmerized Mojave Desert treasure seekers for over 80 years now, Still Searching for the Mojave’s Lost River of Gold. Sign up for our newsletter to get unique arts & culture stories and videos from across Southern California in

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Map, Gold Mines and Mining, California Library of Congress

Register of mines and minerals, Sierra Nevada counties, California State Mining Bureau, 1900-1906 Register of mines & minerals for eleven Sierra Nevada counties issued by the California State Mining Bureau, 1898-1905 Catalog Record Only "The Registers tabulated and located many historic and operating quartz, drift, and hydraulic mines, and included lists of arrastras, mills, and mineral springs.

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Lost Treasures of Northern California Legends of America

From the 1850’s to the 1880’s Sierra County, California was crawling with prospectors in search of gold. The northernmost region of California’s mother load, dozens of mining camps, with such names as Poverty Hill, Queen City, Port Wine and Poker Flat, sprouted up as prospectors searched for the glittering rocks in the streams of the area.

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Lost Treasure Tales Legends of America

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

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SoCal Hidden Gold Mine Discovery YouTube

Jan 22, 2016· Was hiking in a local canyon when I came across a trail I hadn't seen before. Followed it up out of the canyon, into a second canyon, and then found this old mine. There is a sign mentioning a

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Lost Gold Mine Found in California www

May 06, 2009· Jeff Williams from askjeffwilliams/ shows you that while traveling the Mojave Desert in southern California, we stumbled upon this forgotten Gold Mine

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Where to Find the Mojave's Greatest Ghost Towns KCET

California has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to ghost towns, thanks to not only the Gold Rush but also to mining for other metals and materials, rockhounding, and prospecting for gemstones. Those towns that didn’t have a mine provided a necessary stopover point for overland wagons and freight and passenger trains that traveled between the places that did.

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Still Searching for the Mojave’s Lost River of Gold KCET

The Kokoweef legend peddling E.P. Dorr’s Lost River of Gold has mesmerized Mojave Desert treasure seekers for over 80 years now, Still Searching for the Mojave’s Lost River of Gold. Sign up for our newsletter to get unique arts & culture stories and videos from across Southern California in

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San Diego County, California Lost Treasures The Rocker Box

A Guide to Treasure in California Near tunnel 21 of the San Diego Arizona Eastern Railroad is said to be a placer mine of an old Indian woman who is know to have removed several sacks of nuggets.

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Lost Gold Mine Found in California www

May 07, 2009· Jeff Williams from askjeffwilliams/ shows you that while traveling the Mojave Desert in southern California, we stumbled upon this forgotten Gold Mine

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Lost Horse Mine Joshua Tree National Park (U.S. National

Even before the California Gold Rush of 1849, prospectors were finding gold in southern California. As the take from the mines in the Sierras petered out, miners fanned out into the deserts. Here hot summers, scarce water, limited wood sources, and the difficulty and high cost of transporting

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Where to Find the Mojave's Greatest Ghost Towns KCET

California has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to ghost towns, thanks to not only the Gold Rush but also to mining for other metals and materials, rockhounding, and prospecting for gemstones. Those towns that didn’t have a mine provided a necessary stopover point for overland wagons and freight and passenger trains that traveled between the places that did.

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Southern California Gold Mining Info Tour

Southern California Gold Mining Info Tour Go for the Gold Discover the rich history of Southern California's mining days on a tour in the San Bernardino Mountains. By MICHEL NOLAN, Staff Writer:

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Lost Ship of the Desert Wikipedia

The Lost Ship of the Desert is the subject of legends about various historical maritime vessels having supposedly become stranded and subsequently lost in the deserts of the American Southwest, most commonly in California's Colorado Desert.Since the period following the American Civil War, stories about Spanish treasure galleons buried beneath the desert sands north of the Gulf of California

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More California Treasures Just Waiting To Be Found

Marin County Not all lost treasures of California are related to the Gold Rush.During the wild and wooly days of Prohibition, a German whiskey smuggler named Carl Hause was doing a brisk business. Hause’s operations were located on Point Reyes Peninsula at the edge of

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Map and Download GPS Waypoints for 3068 Mines in California

Map and Download GPS Waypoints for 3068 Mines in California Click here to download GPS waypoints (POIs) for all of the mines in California in GPX format . Then, download ExpertGPS mapping software,which will allow you to print maps of any mine in California, view mines on USGS topo maps and aerial photos, and send the mines as waypoints or

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California Gold Mines, Gold Prospecting, Gold Panning and

gold mines, prospecting and panning in california gold region 2 Many people are surprised to learn of the vast extent of gold mining and gold prospecting and panning sites in Southern California. This is due in part to the massive amount of publicity directed toward the discovery of gold in the Mother Lode Gold area of the state (see Maps 5 and

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Gold Prospecting in Southern California eBook Desert

Due to the lack of water in many of Southern California's mining districts, metal detectors are a great way to search for gold nuggets here! Lost Mines of the West 38-page eBook that covers 21 of the most famous stories of lost gold and silver mines throughout the West!

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Gold Prospecting Mojave Desert Ludlow Ca YouTube

Nov 30, 2018· Discovering a lost gold mining claim in the California desert Cold Gold Winter California Gold Prospecting Documentary Duration: Stories of Southern

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21 Rivers in California that are Still Loaded with Gold

May 12, 2018· The Yuba River is another one of the major gold rivers in California. The town of Downieville was one of the main gold camps during the California Gold Rush. There is lots of gold all throughout the river. Some big gold nuggets have come out of this river as well. Lots of hydraulic mines and dredge fields are located in the Yuba River country. 10.

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The Unsolved Mystery Of California's Idle Diamond Mine

The Unsolved Mystery Of California's Idle Diamond Mine. Actually Cherokee was a rich gold mine, but thru the years of gold mining, approximately 400 ice clear diamonds were found. These gems were of such a quality as to compare with the best stones of Africa and South America.