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  • Mexican bandits supposedly hid robbery loot in a cave on or near Eagle Rock.

      Topographic Map of Lost Treasure and Ghost Town Locations

    More information can be found in

    A Guide to Treasure in California


  • A lost gold ledge is supposedly located in or near Fish Canyon.

      Topographic Map of Lost Treasure and Ghost Town Locations

    More information can be found in

    A Guide to Treasure in California


  • $40,000 in gold, belonging to and stolen from Alessandro Repetto,  is thought to be buried in what is now called King's Hills. 

    More information can be found in

    A Guide to Treasure in California


  • The Mexican bandit Tiburcio Vasquez is said to have buried a quantity of gold coins in or near Coehody Pass.

    More information can be found in

    A Guide to Treasure in California


  • Tiburcio Vasquez is thought to have buried robbery loot near an old Indian village at Castle Rock.

    More information can be found in

    A Guide to Treasure in California


  • Tiburcio Vasquez is thought to have buried robbery loot in the West Chilao region.

      Topographic Map of Lost Treasure and Ghost Town Locations

    More information can be found in

    A Guide to Treasure in California


  • Tiburcio Vasquez is said to have hidden a 500 pound silver ingot in the Vasquez Rocks.

      Topographic Map of Lost Treasure and Ghost Town Locations

    More information can be found in

    Buried Treasures of California


  • Yount's Lost Mine is located somewhere on Santa Catalina Island.

      Topographic Map of Lost Treasure and Ghost Town Locations

    More information can be found in

    A Guide to Treasure in California


  • Moreno's Lost Treasure, consisting of $200,000 in gold, silver, and jewels, is supposedly located in the mouth of Cahuenga Pass.

    More information can be found in

    Buried Treasures You Can Find


  • $65,000 in gold from a stage coach robbery is know to have been buried near Santa Susanna Pass.

      Topographic Map of Lost Treasure and Ghost Town Locations

    More information can be found in

    Buried Treasures You Can Find


  • $400,000 in gold that was to be used for the purchase of arms and ammunition for the support of revolting Mexicans, is thought to have been buried in or near Cuhenga Pass.

    More information can be found in

    Buried Treasures You Can Find


  • $30,000 from a stage coach robbery is thought to be buried three miles east of the Rincon Stage Station.

      Topographic Map of Lost Treasure and Ghost Town Locations

    More information can be found in

    Buried Treasures You Can Find


  • $125,000 in gold lies at the bottom of Los Angeles Harbor, with the wreck of the Ada Hancock.

      Topographic Map of Lost Treasure and Ghost Town Locations

    More information can be found in

    Buried Treasures of California


  • A fortune in gold, silver, jewelry, and gems is buried somewhere in or around the Hollywood Bowl.

      Topographic Map of Lost Treasure and Ghost Town Locations

    More information can be found in

    Buried Treasures of California


 
  • Years ago we were told of a old miner that would come down from his cabin in the San Gabriel mountains near cattle canyon and cash in his gold nuggets.  We used to backpack in the area for years and wanted to learn more.  We were told of a man that worked at a gas station that new of this story as well and had more detailed information.  When we visited the man he was very helpful and gave us a general idea of what canyon the cabin and mine were in.  The following week my friend and I had loaded our backpacks and off we went.  We found the canyon and made a base camp.  The next morning we started up the canyon it was a very narrow canyon and after what seemed like forever we had only made it 100 yards.  We then decided to re-group and try going up the canyon along the side of the mountain.  It was so heavy with growth we we getting cut up like walking thru barbwire.  Once again feeling defeat we went back down to base camp to regroup.  After lunch we decided to make an attempt around the other side of the mountain up what looked like a dear trail.  We made much better progress up this narrow path and noticed that some of the under brush had been cut.  Thinking that we had found the old man's trail we proceeded on, after we got about 1/3 up the mountain the trail ended.  We were in shock, now thinking that maybe it was to easy and a fake trail we back tracked to find a very old trail and forged up that.  Only to find it so over grown we were once again getting ripped to shreds by the very thick brush.  By this time it was starting to get dark and we had to retreat to base camp.  The next morning we decided that we needed more tools than what we had in order to go further up the mountain.

I was not able to make the return trip with my friend, but he had talked with another friend who decided to give it a go. On their second attempt the found the cabin just below the top of the mountain built on the mountain side.  They never found the mine but did take pictures of the cabin knowing I would want proof that it even existed.

The area is very well known for gold and on other backpacking trips we found some mine shafts along side the river.  There was a town in the area called El Dorado in the late 1800.  It was said to be a mining town but a great flood washed it all away.  Never to be rebuilt or mined.  In the summer time you can see people with the portable dredges in the river looking for that ever so popular gold nugget.

I hope you have found this helpful, or at least worth the read.  If you should have any questions or need additional information my email address is Patrick Rinaldi.

Thanks, Patrick.