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  1. #1
    us
    Oct 2008
    LaGarita
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    San Luis Valley Treasure, Lebreau-LaBlanc Expeditions

    33 Million Dollars in Gold Bullion - Yet unfound?

    Treasure maps and manuscripts, diarys, documents primary resources- research

    Anyone looking for this treasure?

    Gold bullion buried underground 30 feet

    Bullion suppose to be buried in several locations.

    mysterious undocumented undercover french expeditions to mine gold for france 5 years in duration.

    Anyone found any artifacts in this region around South fork and the San Luis Valley?

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    us
    Jan 2005
    Rocky Mountains
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    Re: San Luis Valley Treasure, Lebreau-LaBlanc Expeditions

    Apparently one of the actual mine sites on treasure mountain was located in the 1870's but no gold was found.
    According to Leon Montoy, who found the mine with Asa Poor in 1870, years later wrote:

    "years of avalanches and rockslides caused tons of rubble to be deposited atop the likely locations of the gold caches."

    from Colorado Treasure Tales, W.C. Jameson, Caxton Press, 2001page 129

  3. #3
    us
    Oct 2008
    LaGarita
    3

    Re: San Luis Valley Treasure, Lebreau-LaBlanc Expeditions

    Yea I agree that some of the gold was re-discovered and recovered. That story may be incorrect in that nothing was discovered. Maybe cover a cover up. The gold was hidden in several different sites. Not all the sites where located in places with landslides and avalances. The area that is focused on the most is a side show - if you will , a distration from the real site of the burried treasure. I believe it is burried many miles from that location. In citadel mountain II Adams puts fourth the theory that some of the gold was recovered by ancestors of the french expedition. There is no proof of this, but seems possible. even that theory does not have all the gold recovered. Also brings up possibility of the original locations being found , and the gold transported and hidden in new locations.

    Anyone have primary information on this treasure.


    keep searching

  4. #4
    us
    Nov 2008
    1

    Re: San Luis Valley Treasure, Lebreau-LaBlanc Expeditions

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadman's Bullion
    Yea I agree that some of the gold was re-discovered and recovered. That story may be incorrect in that nothing was discovered. Maybe cover a cover up. The gold was hidden in several different sites. Not all the sites where located in places with landslides and avalances. The area that is focused on the most is a side show - if you will , a distration from the real site of the burried treasure. I believe it is burried many miles from that location. In citadel mountain II Adams puts fourth the theory that some of the gold was recovered by ancestors of the french expedition. There is no proof of this, but seems possible. even that theory does not have all the gold recovered. Also brings up possibility of the original locations being found , and the gold transported and hidden in new locations.

    Anyone have primary information on this treasure.


    keep searching
    My family has handed down stories of this treasure for 5 generations. I'm wondering, is the side show you speak of the big rock with the arrow on it, in the town of Las Mesitas by the mesa?

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    Feb 2008
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    Re: San Luis Valley Treasure, Lebreau-LaBlanc Expeditions

    The first question to ask in a gold legend of this size is does the
    geology of Treasure Mtn, Colorado support or deny such a claim.
    If it does I sure wasted a lot of time searching in the general
    vicinity and not just going to this site in the first place. Let's hear
    from TH'ers who have actually combed the mountain and their
    opinion. lastleg

  6. #6
    us
    Mar 2009
    5

    Re: San Luis Valley Treasure, Lebreau-LaBlanc Expeditions

    I'm from Pagosa Springs and as long as I can remember I've herd the legend of this treasure... my grandma remebers a man that came into town claiming to have maps to the treasure for sale and convienced a few people to buy copy's and then left town.... So many locals have looked for it...There was rumor of the Montroy family searching in that area but never saying much other than finding a few clues...one rumor saying they found a mine (this was way before my time I'm just repeating what I've herd from family and old timers) most locals believe they found it because soon after the rumors they mysteriously came into some money and bought up a lot of land and a nice ranch.... It was a very small town back then and everyone knew everyone and everybody's business.... It's grown a lot but still a lot of family's that have been here for generations (I'm a 5th generation).I believe they found a treasure but this country is full of legends of treasure and talk is cheap when the story is good!!

  7. #7
    us
    Dec 2008
    Denver, CO
    8

    Re: San Luis Valley Treasure, Lebreau-LaBlanc Expeditions

    Deadman,
    I just recently read about this tale and have become intrigued by it.

    Any idea on how to get started with researching whether the French ever sent out an expedition?

    Supposedly 300 men set out initially, something this large it seems to me would be documented. Especially around the time of the Louisiana Purchase, which occurred right at the time Napoleon declared himself 'Emperor'

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    us
    May 2010
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    Re: San Luis Valley Treasure, Lebreau-LaBlanc Expeditions

    Quote Originally Posted by djr1100
    Deadman,
    I just recently read about this tale and have become intrigued by it.

    Any idea on how to get started with researching whether the French ever sent out an expedition?

    Supposedly 300 men set out initially, something this large it seems to me would be documented. Especially around the time of the Louisiana Purchase, which occurred right at the time Napoleon declared himself 'Emperor'
    A air force man, prior to 1976, went hunting for deer south of Fountain, CO, and on the east side of the river, Fountain Creek that is, he was walking near the river on the bank, and saw something shiny in the water. It was a gold head from a statue, and an old story researched by Jim Woods, said that the French were going south on the Fountain River, and somewhere south of Fountain CO, they were attacked by indians, and during a battle, they buried a treasure in two places, one larger, one smaller, and only 3 of them made it back to New Orleans, and none of them returned. But they told of the story. So maybe this gold head, was from that treasure?

    I know this story as the friend of the Airman (Richard Lyon), told it to me, and when I had him try to find the Airman, we found he had been killed in Viet Nam. So the story ends there............

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    Feb 2008
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    Re: San Luis Valley Treasure, Lebreau-LaBlanc Expeditions

    Melbeta, are you referring to the Fountain, CO by Camp Carson? South of the
    Springs? That's a fur piece from the French "mine on Treasure Mountain. If
    anyone cares to find out where gold has actually been found in Colorado that
    area is not one of them. Try NE at Summitville which isn't very far.
    Gold was found in Colorado around that very time by a Kentuckian named James Purcell on the Platte or Arkansas, who knows. Zebulon Pike ran into
    him being held at Sante Fe in 1805. The Spanish governor wanted James to
    take his soldiers to where he found it but he was too stubborn to submit so
    they kept him there doing carpentry work for 15 or so years. I think it was just
    placer gold not lode anyway.
    Some Cherokee brothers from Georgia found some gold at Cherry Creek in 1858
    starting the Colorado gold rush.

 

 

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