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  • A streambed of gold nuggets, found by a Mexican girl and Papago Indian boy enroute to Gila City, is said to be located near Tule Tank in the Cabeza Prieta Mountains.

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  • The massacre of the ferrymen at Yuma Crossing left the fortunes of the ferrymen buried somewhere near the ferry. It is reported to be in several caches and amount to $50,000 in silver and between $20,000-$30,000 in gold.

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  • John Nummel's Lost ledge is said to be in the Chocolate Mountains north of Yuma. This mine was lost in 1948.

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  • The Lost Six-Shooter Mine is said to be located somewhere in the between Quartzsite and the Planet Copper Mine in the Buckskin Mountains.

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  • The Belle McKeever Lost Mine, really a streambed littered with gold nuggets, was found by three soldier's from Ft Yuma looking for Belle McKeever, the daughter of a local farmer who was kidnapped by Indians. Two of the three soldiers died on the return trip to the fort and the third was never able to find the stream again.

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  • A rotting wagon with 15 sacks of rich gold ore was found by James Hurley. He took samples to have assayed, but when returning for the rest, he could never find the wagon again.

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  • A Lost Black Ledge of rich silver was found by Billy Orme between Ehrenburg and Culling's Well. Orme could never relocate the ledge again.

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  • A mine worked by the Yuma Indians is said to be located somewhere near Baker's Tank. 

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  • An exposed ledge of rich gold ore was found by an old Mexican traveling from the Kofa Mountains and Ehrenberg. The old man died before returning to it's location.

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  • A rich gold placer was found by a prospector in the desert south of Topock, who gave some of the nuggets to a railroad conductor. The man returned later with his son to assist in working the mine. Both were found dead south of Topock, killed by Indians, but the Lost Placer was never found.

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  • Treasure of the mission San Pedro y San Pablo de Bicuner was lost when Indians attacked and killed the caretakers of the mission. The disposition of the treasure was never known or certain.

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    Somewhere in the Tank Mountains, north of Yuma, is said to be Camel's Tank, a tank of natural water that had gold nuggets laying around the tank. It was found by John Gordon and Juan Perea, who took a load from the site, but could never relocate the tank again.

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  • On the eastern slopes of the Copper Mountains is said to be a mine rich in gold that was initially operated by Indians and later by the Spanish. The mine was never found again, at least not by White Men.

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  • A rich ledge of gold is said to be located in the Little Horn Mountains. Poncho (a Tonto Apache) gave a large sample to Jose Alvarado in appreciation for Jose taking care of his son during an illness. Jose died before ever visiting the ledge.

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