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  1. #16

    Nov 2012
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    how do you know for sure?

    Quote Originally Posted by OregonGold76 View Post
    The old man from Oakridge's name was Bailey and the Helicopter dropped him at Bristol Prairie.
    There are so many prairies in that area. I was told that the helicopter pilot couldn't remember where exactly, only that it was an area just large enough to land the helicopter. Another story says that the helicopter dropped him off on grass mountain. So where do you get your facts? Id love to hear a response to this. Lol because I have found the spot where the frenchmen where. I have connections with the forest service. And let's just say..... it was found, recorded, and dismantled or torn down. The artifacts went on display at the oakridge museum, which later burnt down. Anyway thanks for getting back a hold of me on how you came up with the whole bristow prairie thing. ramsayjay60@yahoo.com

  2. #17

    Jan 2013
    Indiana
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    Hi, I'm new to this forum, but am very interested in this gold mine in the Oakridge, Oregon area! I was born there and was raised with the knowledge of this guy. Yes, it was said he left the town and would come back just a few days later, with a jar of gold. He was well known and well liked in town, and even had his own table at the local eatery. I knew of him when he dated my Grandmother off and on up until his death. We knew him as "Uncle Pete", and yes, I also know the last name, I think, but I don't believe it is "Bailey".

    As to the location of that mine, my Dad also looked for it, and at one point he and a friend came upon the cabin, and said it was so overgrown, that you could have missed it only an inch or so on either side! The "map" he had, stated something like the actual mine entrance was "20 paces" from the back of the cabin. Well, the trees were growing straight up both sides of the cabin wall they found, and it was late in the day, so they marked their trail, and determined to come back with saws to get around to the back of the cabin. Many times they returned to that area, and NEVER found that cabin again!

    My Uncle Jim was also searching for the gold mine, and I think it was the same one. He keep a life long diary of his search, but never really made a big deal out of it. When he went missing while hunting on his 60th birthday, they thought he had finally found the mine and had taken off, leaving his family behind. The family was very upset over this idea, and they did have to produce his diary so they could try to locate him. However, the diary had been stopped about 2 years earlier, and the last entry said, "I found it, well return tomorrow to confirm it". The following spring they found his body, he had apparently died of a heart attack.

    My Aunt kept that diary until the day she died, and I believe one of her children has it now. They considered making it into a book, but then decided had he wanted others to find it, he would have told them. No, there was never any large deposits or withdrawals from their banks, so apparently he never took any of the gold out.

    So, PLEASE, if anyone has any other information on this subject, let me know! I think this is fascinating! We live so far away, though, that we need to have a lot more information before we take a road trip to my home town to see if we can play around with it! Thank you all!!

    You can contact me directly at <thecrystalbunny@comcast.net>, just put Oakridge Gold mining in the memo or I may delete it!

  3. #18

    Feb 2013
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    I have been reading an awful lot on this and trying to verify a story a close friend told me, he worked for Bohemia lumber and heard this story from an old store keeper. Store keeper tells that a indian woman came into his store barely alive, and he nursed her and her child back to health, to repay him for his kindness she told him the story of the miners and that she had escaped to save the life of her child when the bucks came up to get the women and kill the frenchmen. She also told him four clues to find the mine.
    Store keeper is long gone and my friend is pretty old, I am the only one I know of that has this info, I have seen no other post or stories with any of my information, is it real? I would like to get with someone and verify or exchange information.

  4. #19
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    Lets get out there.

    Jan 2013
    Newport
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    The only lost money I know about is the one from crook county my great grandma said they berried it some where up wild cat. Out side of Prineville

  5. #20

    Sep 2013
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    I remember reading that Register Guard story back in 78? not sure.
    I thought it had said he was walking to Roseburg and found it.
    I sorta remember that his kids were fighting about it and him tearing it up.
    I've thought about it over the years and I'm thinking of next summer just going up to walk the route.
    Well, maybe not the whole route.
    Should be fun.
    Oh, Hola.

  6. #21
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    Love Gold

    Oct 2012
    Oregon
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    Any new info I know I've seen some things around mile post 41 on Highway 58 that make me want to go burn some brush.

  7. #22

    May 2012
    Kalamity Falls, Orygun
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    The only gold mine I know of is the "speed trap" in and out of Oakridge!! The cops make a bucket full of money on unsuspecting motorists!!
    Oregon Viking likes this.

  8. #23
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    Love Gold

    Oct 2012
    Oregon
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    That's funny

  9. #24

    Oct 2015
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    I just moved to Oakridge, I asked some of the older locals around town about gold in the area and so far the consensus is that if there is gold in the area its to the south.

  10. #25

    Dec 2015
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    does anybody know of any good places to metal detect in west linn oregon and/or oregon city? You don't have to give all your hotspots away i would just like a couple suggestion spots.
    Thanks for the help,
    Ethan

  11. #26
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    Love Gold

    Oct 2012
    Oregon
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    Check the local parks and swimming areas at the lakes in the area.
    T.C. likes this.

 

 
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