This mysterious tale refers to the now lost lake which Lingard had discovered in 1853 while exploring the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. A small lake Lingard had come across was full of gold nuggets, and he was able to purchase large amount of supplies in town using the gold that he had been finding. […]
There are lost treasures scattered all around the world, long ago hidden. These include lost mines, buried hoards of gold & silver, sunken ships, or other hidden wealth. Treasure hunters spend countless hours researching and relocating buried treasures, some that are worth millions of dollars!
The discovery of the lost White Cement Gold Mine dates back to 1857, which was found in California near the source of the Owens River of the Mammoth Mountain range, at the southern extent of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. There are two similar stories about the original discovery of the White Cement Mines and in […]
The legend of the Lost Lemon Mine seems to have everything you could ask for in a lost treasure story – madness, murder, possibly a curse, and gold. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that this story has more than one version, since most lost gold stories tend to grow and change with time, but most of […]
There are many who dismiss this story of this mine as the figment of a boozy old miner’s imagination – a fellow who would tell his story to anybody who was willing to pay for his drinks. But still, just like all lost gold legends, the “what if it’s real” factor keeps a lot of […]
Could there be a lost gold mine somewhere in the Death Valley? Many believe that there is, and millions of dollars worth of gold are still waiting to be found! As with so many other stories about lost gold, this story has several versions. Most accounts agree that in 1849 two brothers, Charles and Joshua […]
Everybody loves a mystery, and a mystery that includes treasure is even better! To use the term “mine” is misleading here, as this was a discovery of gold that was never actually mined at all. There are several versions of this story of the discovery of gold on the Meek Wagon Train trail in 1845, […]