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Treasure Stories

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Welcome to the Story section. Here you will be able to
read various treasure stories including shipwreck tales as well
as commenting on them. Below are various ways to view all the stories
in our library.

Stories Summary
The Search for Sunken Treasure, Exploring the World's Great Shipwrecks

More than 325 documented ships sank around the Cayman Islands, which were in the path of sailing vessels plying between Cuba, the last stop before...

Civil War Gold in Bates County

Sometime during the Civil War a band of guerrillas supposedly robbed a bank and looted a small unnamed town in the vicinity of Adrian, Missouri....

Spanish Silver Mines

Over two hundred years ago seven Spaniards who were working a silver mine, after crudely smelting and stamping it, secreted their vast wealth in a...

Spanish Treasure in Polk County

Noble Hill is located on State 13, about 13 miles north of Springfield, and almost on the Polk-Green County line. There has long been a story...

The "Far West" Riverboat Story

$375,000 in gold bars were removed from the riverboat, "Far West", and buried less than a half mile above Yellowstone River's junction with the...

"Beastly Butler" and his Gold

The discovery of gold on Fish Creek produced the boom town of Highland City which once outstripped Butte in population. Among the thousands...

The Bennett and Abernathy Cache

In 1867 two wealthy ranchers named Bennett and Abernathy retreated to a cave near Alexandria when attacked by Indians. They were smoked out and...

Pioneer Gold

Burying money was a common practice while camping at night among pioneers when traveling. When camping at night, pioneers frequently buried their...

Clark County Silver

In 1877 two unnamed brothers accompanied by a mule skinner drove a wagon from Utah with supplies for the Mormons remaining in the area. They also...

The Disaster Peak Treasure

During the gold rush days a wagon train was returning east from California. Its members had been successful in the California mines and their...

1710 Rubies

According to British Naval records the "Nottingham" sank near Boon Island, just north of the Isles of Shoals in December 1710. The rubies in her...

Pirate Treasure

Captain Kidd is believed to have buried treasure near Colebrook in Coos County; in the area of Weare, Hollsboro County; Rye Pond, close to Antrim...

The Lost Silver Madonna

The loss of a silver statue of the Madonna in the White Hills of New England in the 1750s is quite a mystery. The monetary worth of the silver...

The Lost Spinel Mine

A lost site in New Jersey once yielded the largest spinel crystals in the world. One crystal weighed almost 30 pounds, and there could be other...

Pirates Buried Treasure Stories

Many of the Jersey beaches are located on outer islands ranging in length from a few hundred feet to many miles. Legend has it that the vicinity...

The Lost Gold Mine of Bernalillo County

During the 40 years prior to 1878 more than 125 ships are known to have wrecked in the vicinity of Long Beach Island and left their bones on the...

Itinerary of the Coronado Expeditions 1527 - 1547

1527
JUNE 17 Narvaez sails from Spain to explore the mainland north of the Gulf of Mexico.
1528
APRIL 15 Narvaez lands in Florida...

Cave of Silver Bars

Somewhere along the Rio Bonito of south central Lincoln County is a cave reportedly packed with blackened silver ingots. It is said that the...

Gran Quivara National Monument

Over 200 burro-loads of Spanish gold and silver church treasure, a hoard of gold bars, statues, ornaments and raw gold and silver was buried on...

The Blockake Runner

The Fanny and Jenny, a confederate blockade runner, sank off North Carolina in 1864 as she tried to evade Federal warships and reach Wilmington....

Sixteen French Pack Horses

About the middle of the 1860s an elderly man named Lesuer came to the vicinity of Rochester. He had a letter which had been given to him by his...

The Lost Silver Mine of Heavener

A lost silver mine awaits rediscovery a few miles south of Heavener, somewhere in Round Mountain. It is believed that this mine was worked by the...

The Cave with the Iron Door

This legendary cave has been called by several different names and there are different stories as to what is in the cave. One version is that the...

Spanish Shipwreck Treasure

About 1679 Spanish survivors of a shipwreck buried a chest of gold and silver somewhere on the slope of Neahkohnie Mountain, near what is now...

Spanish Hill

Spanish Hill or Carantouan is first mentioned in writing in 1614 on a Dutch map. In 1795 a Frenchman, Don de Rochefoucould-Lian-Court, on a visit...

The Train Robbery

In 1927 a pay car for the coal mines was blown up by two men. A large charge was used and the car and occupants were blown apart. More than $27,...

Deep Run Silver

There is a long standing legend of an Indian silver mine and cache of silver ingots being hidden in the area of Deep Run, Pennsylvania. This...

The Pirate Charles Harris

A treasure chest belonging to the pirate Charles Harris, who was hanged at Newport in 1723, is at the base of Newport Cliffs. The chest is 20" x...

Confederate Weapons

There were an estimated 100,000 different weapons dumped into the Congaree River near Columbia. This armament was put there when it was captured...

The Sunken Treasure Ship in Pierre

In the 1860's an unidentified vessel carrying bullion was wrecked in the Missouri River, off Pierre, before a permanent settlement was located...