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  • A cache of pirate loot is buried somewhere on Neahkahnie Mountain.


  • A treasure of unknown quantity is supposedly buried on or near Cape Falcon.


  • The Lost Tillamook Gold Mine is located between Tillamook and Edwards Butte.


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  • The Neahkahnie Mountains is said to be the location of several large treasures, buried by survivors of wrecked Spanish Galleons. 


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    Buried Treasures You Can Find

  • Approximately 50 ships sank in the treacherous waters off Tillamook and Clatsop Counties. Many Spanish coins have been found washed up on these beaches.


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    Buried Treasures You Can Find

  • The Tillamook Indians Lost Gold Mine


    Where: Oregon Coast Range

    When: 1850-1900 (Store reports below)



  • Gales Creek traders would get payment in gold nuggets from local Indians.

  • A store east of Forest Grove owned by Colonel T.H. Cornelius would receive payment in practically pure gold for credit given to the Indians.  The Indians would disappear into the hills for a few days than reappear to pay their account.

  • The settlers would try to follow the Indians into the hills but the Indians would loose the settlers west of Gales Creek.

  • A white prospector was able to surprise an Indian and his son carrying a heavy load of gold dust from the mine. The prospector murdered the Indian and his son. Another Indian who worked in the mine was murdered in a Saloon brawl this lead to the thinking that the mine was cursed by evil spirits this left the Indians with a fear of the mine.

  • An old Indian woman was ill and being cared for by a white lady when she revealed that it was the ill woman’s husband and son who had been killed by the prospector. The Indian woman was poor and wanted to pay the nurse, so she wrote the directions down and asked her nephew to go to the mine and bring back some gold to pay the nurse.  The old lady’s nephew did not go to the mine.

  • Along a creek on the West Tualatin Plains, Indians would camp on Sol Emerick's 160 acre farm. Sol was able to obtain some of the big nuggets and had them made into rings for his wife and himself. One day one of Emerick's old friends was dying and she gave Emerick directions: “Where water runs into a lake in a black canyon, you will find it.”

  •  Panning on the coast has produced gold along the Nehalem River.

    Submitted by: Bill Noyees,

    Thanks Bill,






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