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Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of Arizona [Paperback]

W. C. Jameson

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Book Description

May 16 2009

Arizona's history is liberally seasoned with legends of lost mines, buried treasures, and significant deposits of gold and silver. The famous Lost Dutchman Mine has lured treasure hunters for over a century into the remote, treacherous, and reportedly cursed Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix. Gold and silver bars discovered in Huachuca Canyon by a soldier stationed at nearby Fort Huachuca just before World War II remain inaccessible despite years of laborious attempts at recovery. Outside the town of Yucca, bandits eager to make a fast getaway buried a strongbox filled with gold, unaware they wouldn't survive the pursuit of a law-enforcing posse to recover their plunder. And somewhere in the Little Horn Mountains northeast of Yuma lies an elusive wash containing hundreds of odd gold-filled rocks.

Selected from hundreds of tales passed down from generation to generation since the days of the gold-seeking Spanish explorers, the tales included here are among the most compelling that Arizona has to offer.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (May 16 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826344135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826344137
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #947,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

The prospecting past of Arizona has been kept alive through the notorious tales included here.

About the Author

W. C. Jameson is the author of sixty books, has acted in five films, and appears regularly on television. When not writing, he performs his music around the country at folk festivals, concert halls, and roadhouses. When not on the road playing music and conducting writing workshops, Jameson splits his time between Colorado and Texas.

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Amazon.com: 3.5 out of 5 stars  4 reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Fiction? Dec 14 2012
By tom dongo - Published on Amazon.com
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Same thing here. I am an excellent researcher(historian) and I have not been able to verify any of the stories in this work.
They could be 90% fiction.........but maybe not
5.0 out of 5 stars great stories, a fantastic , interesting book. Dec 2 2012
By Mark A. Vandersommen - Published on Amazon.com
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I've lived in Arizona for almost 20 years, and most of these stories are new to me.
Travel back to the old west, with stagecoach robberies, gunfights, and miilions in gold still
out there to be found. I would also recommend one of W.C. Jameson's other books-
" W.C. Jameson, Treasure Hunter".
4.0 out of 5 stars Great library addition for me as a prospector May 22 2012
By Richard Butler - Published on Amazon.com
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I live full time as a prospector in a small RV in Southern AZ. Sorta Off grid.
Any book I can find like this one is a must...read it 1st day.
Re-read next day...I use it as a referance source.Have 30 books on topic as you might imagine
As with all treasure and gold finding stuff...the books with common threads or stories have different clues buried within...a clue here in one book...another over there in that book all about the same treasure story or place to look sometimes by one name of the trasure..sometimes by another name. But the stories are the same.
Good cross referance book or starting out.
No I won't lend it,
twodogs
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good travel reading if visiting AZ Dec 12 2009
By zipzipinc - Published on Amazon.com
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Fun reading material for someone visiting AZ. How true the stories? Well, that's for you to decide.
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