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Lost Treasure Stories

  • The John D. Lee Lost Mine is thought to be located in the Grand Canyon, near Lee's Ferry and the mouth of the Little Colorado River, and in sight of Vulcan's Throne.


More Information is available in

Guide to Treasure in Arizona

Buried Treasures You Can Find

Dig Here!

Some Dreams Die



Ghost Town

  • Garnet

30 miles east of Missoula


More information can be found in

Ghost Towns of Montana

Buried Treasures You Can Find

Dust in the Wind

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The Gold Prospecting, Treasure Hunting, Metal Detecting, Ghost Town Hunting



Located under the bar scales is the "Contour Interval." First, let me explain the term "Contour." It's pretty obvious that the earth is not flat. Mountains cover the surface, and so, the earth has "contour." Each mountain, hill, valley, etc has its own unique contour. So a system had to be devised to tell, not only the height of the mountain, but also the shape of the mountain. For this, we use "contour lines." 


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Contour lines are those seemingly endless squiggly brown lines on the map picture. Each of these lines is drawn on an exact elevation on that "terrain feature." The distance between the lines is a representation of the vertical distance between the lines. The vertical distance between the lines is the "contour interval." In our example, the contour interval is 40 feet, which means that between each of those brown lines on the map to the one next to it is an elevation change of 40 feet. But, is it 40 feet up or down? We will get more into this later.



April 2014
2-6LDMA Camp DigLDMA Camp, Duisenburg, CAGPAA
4-6TAMDC Show 2014Nolan County Coliseum, Sweetwater, TXTexas Association of Metal Detecting Clubs

Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show

Florida National Guard Armory, Orlando, FL
5-62014 Gold Prospecting & Mining SummitEl Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville, CAInternational California Mining Journal

41st Annual Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show

Amity Regional Middle School, Orange, CT

40th Annual Central Ohio Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show

Northland Performing Arts Center, Columbus, OH

7th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Houston County Farm Center, Dothan, AL
5-6New York Southern Tier Geology Club Gem & Mineral ShowJohnson City Senior Citizens Center, Johnson City, NYNew York Southern Tier Geology Club
5-6Annual Gem & Mineral ShowThe Pavilion of the City of Marion, Marion, ILSouthern Illinois Earth Science Club

2014 NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show

New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center, Edison, NJNew Jersey Convention & Exposition Center

57th Annual Rock and Gem Show

Kliever Memorial Armory, Portland, OR
11-13BC Gem ShowCFV Pavillion, Abbotsford, BC, CABritish Columbia Lapidary Society
11-13The Eureka Gem, Bead, Jewelry & Mineral ShowRedwood Acres Fairgrounds, Eureka, CACrafty Cat Events
11-1363rd Annual Gem & Mineral ShowGolden Spike Event Center, Ogden, UTGolden Spike Gem & Mineral Society
12-1353rd Annual Parade of GemsWashington National Guard Armory, Yakima, WAYakima Rock & Mineral Club
12-13Gold and Treasure ExpoAntelope Valley Fairgrounds, Lancaster, CAGPAA

Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Abilene Civic Center, Abilene, TX
12-13Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club ShowAnthem School, Anthem, AZDaisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club
12-1351st Annual ShowEau Claire Expo Center, Eau Claire, WIChippewa Valley Gem & Minjeral Society
12-13Golden Anniversary ShowIdaho Falls Recreation Center, Idaho Falls, IDIdaho Falls Gem & Mineral Society
12-132014 Gem & Mineral ShowElks Lodge, Paradise, CAParadise Gem & Mineral Club
16-20LDMA Camp DigLDMA Camp, Stanton, AZGPAA

North Museum Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Show

Farm and Home Center, Lancaster, PA
18-20Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show Ramada Plaza Hotel, Denver, COMartin Zinn Expositions, LLC
18-2059th Annual River of Gems ShowPolk County Fairgrounds, Rickreall, ORWillamette Agate & Mineral Society
19-20Mariposa Mineral & Gem ShowCalifornia Mineral & Mining Museum, Mariposa, CAMariposa Gem Club
23-27LDMA Camp DigLDMA Camp, Vein Mountain, NCGPAA

41st Rochester Mineralogical Symposium

Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, Rochester, NY
2627th Annual Open HuntWyndham Hotel, Virginia Beach, VATidewater Coin and Relic Club

Sterling Hill Super Dig 2014

Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ
26-27Spring Gemboree 2014Emidio and Sons Expo Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OHSummit Lapidary Club
26-27Annual Rock ShowAlki Masonic Temple, Seattle, WAWest Seattle Rock Club
26-27Gold and Treasure ExpoSouth Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NVGPAA

42nd Annual New Jersey Earth Science Association Gem & Mineral Show

Franklin Borough School, Franklin, NJ

Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society and the New Jersey Earth Science Association and Sterling Hill Mining Museum


Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

Skyview Hall, West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Company #4, West Mifflin, PA
26-2728th National Open HuntCreek County Fairgrounds, Sapulpa, OKThree Forks Treasure Hunting Club
26-27Grays Harbor Geology & Gem Society ShowFrays Harbor Fairgrounds, Elma, WAGrays Harbor Geology & Gem Society
26-272014 Gem & Mineral ShowBenton County Fairgrounds, Kennewick, WALakeside Gem & Mineral Club
26-2756th Annual Show & SaleLubbock Memorial Civic Center, Lubbock, TXLubbock Gem & Mineral Society
26-27Memphis Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry ShowMemphis International Agricenter, Memphis, TNMemphis Archaeological & Geological Society
30 Apr - 4 MayLDMA Camp DigLDMA Camp, Loud Mine, GAGPAA

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May 2014
322nd Annual Open HuntOnset Public Beach, Onset MAGateway Treasure Hunters Club

11th Annual Show and Sale

Oblates of St. Joseph, Pittston, PA

51st Annual New England Gem & Mineral Show

Topsfield Fairgrounds, Topsfield, MA

49th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show of Greater Cincinnati

Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH
10-11Gold and Treasure ExpoPuyallup Fair and Events Center, Puyallup, WAGPAA
16-18West Coast Gem & Mineral ShowHoliday Inn-Orange County Airport, Santa Ana, CAMartin Zinn Expositions, LLC
17-182nd Annual Open Treasure HuntFox Den Acres Campground, New Stanton, PASilver Seekers

46th Annual World of Gems and Minerals: Gemstone, Jewelry, Bead, Mineral and Fossil Show

Leesport Farmer's Market, Leesport, PA
17-185th Annual HuntThe Music Pier, Ocean City, NJEast Coast Research and Discovery Association
21-25LDMA Camp DigLDMA Camp, Burnt Rivewr, ORGPAA

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