Alaska Lost Treasure

Alaska lost treasure sites are listed on this page. However, I cannot promise that this information is completely accurate. As treasure tales go, because they have been passed down through many years, certain elements of the lost treasure story may have been altered, either intentionally or otherwise.

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Eagle – is a town located on the Yukon River. This old town was a fur-trading post that became a boomtown during the gold rush of the 1800’s. Rumors have it that there are buried gold caches in the vicinity of the hundreds of deserted dwellings in the area.

Fort Yukon – on the Yukon River. Located approximately 135 miles northeast of Fairbanks. There are many tales of buried treasures left by the miners who worked that area.

Nome – located on the south shore of Seward Peninsula. This was the site of a well-known gold legend. In 1898 at Anvil Creek, 4 miles north of Nome, a tent city that extended 15 miles along Nome Beach became rich with many miners producing record numbers of gold finds. Stories of buried gold in that area have circulated since that time.

Fort William H. Seward A ghost town located at the neck of Chilkat Peninsula. This town was founded after the gold rush of 1898. Approximately 80 brick buldings can still be seen.

Old Sitka – 6 miles north of Starrigavan Bay. This town was the main Russian settlement in Alaska when it was attacked and destroyed by the Tlingit Indians in 1802. The ruins of some buildings are still visible.


Alaska lost treasures may be located in ghost towns.