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  • The last recorded stage coach robbery was in Jarbidge. The $4,000 taken in the robbery is thought to still be buried somewhere near the robbery site in the canyon near Jarbidge.

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  • The Lost Sheepherder Mine is said to be located on the east side of the Bruneau River near the Idaho border.

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    Lost Ledges of the West

    Nevada Lost Mines and Buried Treasures

    I know for a fact that this mine (for lack of a better word) exists.  Before my father passed away in 2002, we had studied a map that had been passed down through familial lines for many years.  I still have this map in my possession, but their are certain words I cannot decipher, as the map has references in both Spanish and a rather vague  Basque dialect.

     I have been doing some searches on the web for anyone who might have additional information on this "lost mine".  Note that this was not a mine at all, but merely an outcropping where some children from the sheepherder's immediate family picked up several pounds of small to medium-size nuggets.

     They had planned to return to the area when the weather improved, but unfortunately, the family succumbed to some type of "fever".  In my investigation, most likely tuberculosis.  As you well know, deaths from this hideous disease were treated poorly, by both burying the corpses quite deep, burning the bodies, and then burying the ashes as deep as possible.

     I have in my possession the original map drawn by the leader of that ill-fated sheep drive.  What I am looking for is corroboration, to make certain that I am not chasing the proverbial wild goose.  My father, God rest his soul, felt strongly about this until the day he died.  I will follow the clues he laid out until I, too, succumb tot he Master's will.

     If you have any information to add to this, you will be allowed a share in whatever is receive from this site.

    P.S.  As far as we can tell, the site is on open range land, managed by the BLM.

     I hope to hear from serious prospectors only, please.

    Sincerely yours,

    Laughing Bear Lawrence Rogge, Esq.


    The name of the site, "Lost Sheepherders Mine," is a misnomer.  This was never worked as a mine.  As with many other tales, some members of the outfit strayed a bit off the trail they were following and came across some strange colored rocks.  Not much was made of them until the party came across some prospectors that had been working the Owyhee river drainage.  Turns out that what they had picked up was a very high grade ore, with sizable chunks of gold visible to the naked eye.

     Some years ago my father obtained a rather crude map to the area where this ore was found.  Fortunately, I still have this map.  For obvious reasons I won't [publish it in this letter, but those who know about this find will know what I'm talking about without printing the map.

     I would appreciate contact from anyone who is either familiar with the story or who has additional drawings of the area.  The area of the map is well-defined between Steens Mountains And the Owyhee Mountains in Southwest Idaho.  Should a partnership arise from this investigation, legal documents stating this would be drawn up in order that no-one would be at risk of losing money to the others in the limited partnership.

     Sincerely yours,

    Laughing Bear Lawrence Rogge, Esq.


  • The mine of two Mormons, who worked the mine for several years, then disappeared without a trace, is said to be located in the Jarbidge area. A stage coach driver, who had several samples of the two Mormon's ore assayed, seemed to have also possessed the mine, but he too disappeared.

      Topographic Map of Lost Treasure and Ghost Town Locations

    More information can be found in

    Guide to Treasure in Nevada


  • An old Spanish Mine is supposedly located in the Ruby Mountains near Harrison Pass.

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    Guide to Treasure in Nevada

    Nevada Lost Mines and Buried Treasures


  • $100,000 in gold dust and nuggets is thought to be buried at the site of an Indian attack on five prospectors. the battle site is on a ridge crest near McCann Creek at the head of Independence Valley in the Bull Run Mountains. 

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    Guide to Treasure in Nevada


  • $40,000 in gold dust and coin belonging to George Washington Mardis, otherwise known as "Old Allegheny," is said to be buried near his murder site, near the headwaters of the Bruneau River south of Charleston.

      Topographic Map of Lost Treasure and Ghost Town Locations

    More information can be found in

    Guide to Treasure in Nevada


  • John Esterly's Lost Ledge is said to be near where he camped close to the headwaters of the Humboldt River.

      Topographic Map of Lost Treasure and Ghost Town Locations

    More information can be found in

    Guide to Treasure in Nevada


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