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  • Three traveling miners buried $195,000 in gold for nightly security near Snelling. They were subsequently murdered, and the buried gold has never been found.

      Topographic Map of Lost Treasure and Ghost Town Locations

    More information can be found in

    A Guide to Treasure in California


  • A stage coach robber buried a chest of loot near Snelling, then was killed in a saloon. The chest has never been recovered.

      Topographic Map of Lost Treasure and Ghost Town Locations

    More information can be found in

    A Guide to Treasure in California


  • The Lost Basque Treasure is said to be buried somewhere near his adobe house. 

    More information can be found in

    A Guide to Treasure in California


  • Joaquin Murrieta is thought to have buried a chest of $30,000 near Snelling, which has never been recovered.

      Topographic Map of Lost Treasure and Ghost Town Locations

    More information can be found in

    A Guide to Treasure in California


  • The Treasure of Juan Soto, a member of the Tiburico Vasquez's bandit gang, is said to have buried his loot near Saucelitos Valley.

    More information can be found in

    A Guide to Treasure in California


  • A "large flour barrel of nuggets" is known to have been cached by Jim Savage prior to his death somewhere near Coarsegold.

    More information can be found in

    Buried Treasures You Can Find


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