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  1. #1

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    A Map of the Lost mines and Hidden Treasures of San Juan and Shiprock

    Here is a map that I am sure some of you treasure hunters out there will find very interesting.




    www.spindlequest.com/newmexicogold2.html
    Last edited by Daryl Friesen; Oct 03, 2012 at 04:07 PM.

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    Daryl,

    Years ago we had a place at Vallecito Lake, around 20-miles outside of Durango........That was around 1975. There was a shop
    on Main St. in Durango called Prospectors Frontier, and I purchased a soft cover book named "Golden Treasures of the San Juan".
    It was an interesting read and quite informative. The first two pages are an extensive "treasure" map of the area.

    It's a beautiful area to camp, fish, hunt and prospect.

    Take care,

    Joe Ribaudo

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    Joe, I own a copy of that book, and the map in the front is far different than the one posted above. It has similar locations marked, but the map in my book shows the locations hand marked on an old San Juan National Forest Map from 1933. It has a caption at the bottom that reads "Map showing treasures in relation to modern roads - John B. Marshall" and also states elsewhere in hand writing it was prepared by him in 1960. Do you still have the copy you picked up in Durango back in the day? If so, will you look at the map in your copy and see if it matches mine, or if it matches the one posted above? I ask the same of anyone who has a copy of Golden Treasures of the San Juan. Please post what you find here.
    Last edited by UncleMatt; Oct 07, 2012 at 09:47 PM.

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    Daryl, would you care to share your source on this map?

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    Uh, if you go to that website, then NewMexicoGold2 you can buy the map. Didn't go any farther. Guessing it's worthless...

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    It appears to be a hand copied map based on the map in Temple's book. It is not accurate, as Pagosa Springs is not NE of Durango, but straight East. It was probably done by hand to escape copyright protection of the map in the book...

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    The map comes form the book the Treasure of the San Juan as you guys already mentioned.
    Daryl
    Treasure and Gold Prospecting leads in British Columbia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daryl Friesen View Post
    The map comes form the book the Treasure of the San Juan as you guys already mentioned.
    Daryl
    Treasure and Gold Prospecting leads in British Columbia
    Hey Daryl, but as I posted earlier, it is very different than the map I have in my copy of the book. Is your version actually from a copy of Treasures of the San Juans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMatt View Post
    Hey Daryl, but as I posted earlier, it is very different than the map I have in my copy of the book. Is your version actually from a copy of Treasures of the San Juans?
    Page 65.

    It's the same as the map that Daryl posted.

    Joe Ribaudo

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    Thanks for that response cactus, I will check my copy as soon as I get to work this morning. I am curious though, is there another map in the front of your copy of the book that matches what I described earlier?

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    Matt,

    Yes, as I mentioned in an earlier post here, the first two pages of the book are an extensively marked forestry map.

    Take care,

    Joe

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    My face is REALLY red! I never noticed that map on page 65! Glad to see this isn't an attempt to co-op Temple's material.

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    This was our home at Vallecito Lake, CO for many years:



    Joe Ribaudo

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    If anything this brings his name into the digital history books and he is not forgotten. Perhaps some young lad will take up the quest because of his map and maybe they will become apart of history as well.

    Daryl

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    Yep, it's the same map as on page 65, but enlarged. Not exactly true to scale but easy enough to figure based on the individual
    stories in the book. Joe, you must have got your copy about when I did. Got mine in Creede, best dang treasure book I ever read.
    I figure Cornelius was the sheepman and Marshall the one who wrote it up. Uncle Matt, is that right?

 

 
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