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Arizona Lost Treasure


Arizona lost treasure sites are listed on this page.

However before you begin your search for treasure, you should be better prepared by doing more research. Too many times people have set out to locate a buried treasure only to find nothing but hard ache, and misfortune. Where they failed in their attempt to find the treasure was there lack of knowledge regarding the story behind that treasure.

Research Is The Key


Treasure stories change with time. As a story is told throughout the years it is sometimes changed in the way it is told. It may be a small, misspoken statement, either made intentionally, or unintentionally, and it is that misspoken statement, that may be the one piece needed that could lead to that treasure.

That is why it is so important to do your research regarding the treasure you are looking for. There are many tools available to you. The Internet is a good place to start your research. Also visit the historical societies in the area you are searching. Many times they have information that can clarify a story about that treasure. Search for old books, old newspapers, old maps, anything that may help you.

Arizona lost treasure does exist. However the most difficult part in the search may be researching the treasure story.

For more information on where and how to research for lost treasures please visit my page here.

Often I am asked if metal detectors should be used when searching for buried treasures. My answer is always the same.

Yes. However, do not purchase an expensive detector.

Too many times people new to treasure hunting spend more than they should on their first metal detector. You can buy a reliable detector for a few hundred dollars.

If you are interested in a metal detector or accessories, visit my online store.

Good luck! And have fun in your search for Arizona lost treasure.

Arizona Lost Treasure Sites

Fort Verde - This abandoned military site is a few miles east of I-17 near Camp Verde in Yapavai County. In the 1870’s General George Crook and his cavalry were based here.

San Xavier del Bac Mission - Located nine miles south of Tucson on Mission Road. This Mission was built by the Jesuits in 1692. The Pima Indians attacked the Mission in 1751 and reportedly the Jesuits buried a vast amount of treasure before they were massacred. The Indians destroyed the mission and Franciscans built a new one in 1767. It is still standing.

The Lost Virgin de Guadalupe Silver Mine - Located in the Tumacacori Mountains just north of the San Ramon River near the ghost town of Tubac in Santa Cruz County. Until 1648 the Spaniards worked this mine.

The Lost San Pedro Mine - Located near the Lost Virgin Mine. This mine was also worked by the Spaniards..

The Lost Opata Mine - Located in the same area as the San Pedro Mine.

The Lost Bella of Gold Guevari Mine - Located somewhere near the far southwest corner of the San Cayetano Mts. The Jesuits worked this mine which supposedly produced large amounts of platinum. The platinum was thrown away because it was thought to be worthless.

The Lost Gila Bend Mine - Located off I-8 approx 15 miles east of Gila Bend in Maricopa County. The Spaniards mined large amounts of silver in the 1700’s.

The Lost Carreta Canyon Treasure - This treasure is also known as the Ajo Treasure. A treasure worth approx 2 million dollars is supposedly buried somewhere on the old Carretta Rd which connected the Tumacacori Mission with the Town of Sonora in the State of Sonora.

Understand The Law. When searching for treasure on private property be sure to ask for permission. However, be careful if you venture on to State or Federal lands.

When searching for Arizona lost treasure, follow the law.

Arizona lost treasure may be buried in ghost towns.


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