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  1. The Discovery of Black Gold Nuggets in the Imperial Valley Area

    Thomas L. “Pegleg” Smith is associated with two lost gold deposits. One occurred near the confluence of the Virgin River with the Colorado River during the 1826-27 trapping season. The second gold discovery was allegedly somewhere in the Southern California desert during the 1828-29 trapping...
  2. Gold Discovery near the confluence of the Colorado and Virgin Rivers

    Thomas L. “Pegleg” Smith is associated with two lost gold deposits. One occurred near the confluence of the Virgin River with the Colorado River during the 1826-27 trapping season. The second gold discovery was allegedly somewhere in the Southern California desert during the 1828-29 trapping...
  3. Some Pegleg Smith References

    I am going to focus on Thomas L. Smith in this thread. Several articles and books claim that another Pegleg Smith actually found the gold in southern California. It could be John O. Smith or another “Pegleg” Smith that roamed the desert between 1852 and the 1860s. Over the years I have picked...
  4. General Treasure Hunting References

    Check your local library to see if they have these books or get them through the interlibrary exchange. Encyclopedia of Buried Treasure (The Blue Book of Treasure Hunting) Karl von Mueller Copyright 1965 Weeping Water, NE: Exanimo Press Soft cover, viii + 88 pages Library of Congress Catalog...
  5. Waybills to El Dorado by Karl von Mueller

    Waybills to El Dorado: True Clues to Lost or Hidden Treasure Karl von Mueller Segundo, CO: Exanimo Press Copyright 1988 Soft cover, 71 pages ISBN 0-89316-634-0 7.0 x 9.75 inches Listed as Volume 1 of 5, but, only volume 1 was issued. Karl von Mueller claimed many stories are new to the...
  6. Portraits of the Past, by the Monterey Savings and Loan Association

    Portraits of the Past: A collection of stories by Randall A. Reinstedt Monterey (Calif.) Savings and Loan Association Celebrating 50 Years of Service 1929 — 1979 Los Angeles: Locale Publishing Company Copyright 1979 Soft cover, 96 pages Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 79-84355 8.5 x...
  7. Apache Jim, by Apache Jim Wilson

    Apache Jim: Stories from His Private Files on Unfound Treasures Wilson, Apache Jim Boulder, CO: H. Glenn Carson Enterprises, Ltd. Copyright 1973 Soft cover, iii + 107 pages The author provides some background history of his life as a treasure hunter and some treasure leads. The golden cache...
  8. Shipwrecks, Smugglers and Maritime Mysteries, by Eugene Wheeler & R. E. Kallman

    Shipwrecks, Smugglers and Maritime Mysteries Wheeler, Eugene D. & Kallman, Robert E. Ventura, CA: Pathfinder Publishing Copyright 1984, 1986 Second edition Soft cover, vi + 154 pages 5.5 x 8.5 inches The book contains stories around the Santa Barbara Channel, islands, and adjacent California...
  9. Blood from a Stone, by Yaron Svoray & Richard Hammer

    Blood from a Stone: The Quest for the Life Diamonds Svoray, Yaron & Hammer, Richard Copyright 2003 New York: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC Hard cover, 285 pages ISBN 0-765-30795-2 5.875 x 8.5 inches See dust jacket summary.
  10. Treasure Hunting, by Harold T. Wilkins

    Treasure Hunting: The Treasure Hunter’s Own Book of Land Caches and Bullion Wrecks Wilkins, Harold T. Glorieta, NM: The Rio Grande Press, Inc. Copyright 1939 1989, Reprint. A Rio Grande Classic first published in 1939 Soft cover, Original Preface and Foreword not included in reprint, 394 pages...
  11. The Book of Buried Treasure, by Ralph D. Paine

    The Book of Buried Treasure: Being a True History of the Gold, Jewels, and Plate of Pirates, Galleons, etc., which are sought for to this day Paine, Ralph D. New York: Arno Press 1981, Reprint. Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1911. Hard cover, viii + 425 pages ISBN 0-405-14224-2 5.5 x...
  12. The Treasure Hunter, by Robin Moore & Howard Jenning

    The Treasure Hunter Moore, Robin & Jennings, Howard Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc. Copyright 1974 Hardcover, ix + 261 pages ISBN 0-13-930529-7 6.5 x 9.25 inches Essentially a story of Howard Jennings and his activity as a treasure hunter in the 1960s and early 1970s. Although I...
  13. Hidden Treasure and You Can Find a Fortune, by Jeanne Horn

    Hidden Treasure: How and Where to Find it. A Finder’s Guide to the World’s Missing Treasures Horn, Jeanne New York: Bonanza Books Copyright 1962 Hardcover, xiv + 234 pages, 6 pages of color photographs and abundant black & white photographs Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 62-21610 34...
  14. Searching Abandoned Structures and Property - Various Authors

    Searching Abandoned Structures and adjacent land Some guides to search buildings and structures for hidden treasure. Also search the internet for methods that survivalist and preppers are using to hide or bury supplies. Hidden Riches, by Chas. M. Albano List places to search and includes many...
  15. Lost Treasure and Hidden Treasure by Bill Yenne

    I just found these paperback books at the used bookstore. I am just providing this for informational purposes. Lost Treasure: A Guide to Buried Riches Yenne, Bill New York, Berkley Publishing Group Copyright 1999 Paperback, x + 278 pages ISBN 0-425-16742-9 4.125 x 6.75 inches Chap. 1...
  16. Some additional classic treasure books: Mitchell, Lovelace, Penfield

    Lost Mines of the Great Southwest: Including Stories of Hidden Treasures Mitchell, John D. Glorieta: The Rio Grande Press, Inc. Copyright 1933 & 1990? Softcover, Publisher’s Preface + 174 pages + Index (5 pages) ISBN 87380-146-6 6.0 x 9.0 inches This is a softcover reprinting (Rio Grande...
  17. They Found Gold, by A. Hyatt Verrill

    They Found Gold!: The Story of Successful Treasure Hunts A. Hyatt Verrill Glorieta: The Rio Grande Press, Inc. Copyright 1972 ISBN 0-87380-093-1 Hardcover, xviii + 267 pages 6.5 x 9.25 inches My copy is a Rio Grande Press Classic reprint of the edition first printed in 1936. It contains a...
  18. 200 Trails to Gold, by Samuel B. Jackson

    200 Trails to Gold: A Guide to Promising Old Mines and Hidden Lodes Throughout the West Garden City: Doubleday & Co., Inc. Copyright 1976 Hardcover, xii + 348 pages ISBN 0-385-09945-2 6.0 x 8.5 inches The author takes you on a travelogue along U.S. roads and Interstates through the western...
  19. The Funnel of Gold, by Mendel Peterson

    Funnel of Gold Peterson, Mendel Boston: Little, Brown and Co. Copyright 1975 Hard cover, xi + 481 pages ISBN 0-316-70300-1 6.75 x 9.5 inches From the dust jacket: 1. The Gate is Opened 2. Treasure 3. Galleons, Flotas, and Ships of Register 4. The Poachers 5. The Dragon 6...
  20. The Urban Treasure Hunter, by Michael Chaplan

    The Urban Treasure Hunter: A Practical Handbook for Beginners Michael Chaplan Garden City Park: Square One Publishers Copyright 2005 Softcover, x + 230 pages ISBN 978-0-7570-0090-4 7.5 x 9.25 inches This book could also be titled The Urban Archeologist as it is a good resource for tips on...
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