This is why it is so important to research every hidden treasure story you here. The more information you have, the easier it is to locate a lost treasure.
Begin your research on the Internet. There is a wealth of information on the net that can help you. Next, try to visit the historical societies of the area you want to search in. If you cannot visit them personally, you may be able to search their files on the Internet. Most historical societies have a website. Try to get files of old newspapers and magazines they have on hand. Sometimes there are stories related to lost treasures in the area.
If you are thinking about searching for buried treasure in New Mexico and you do not own a detector, you should think seriously about purchasing one. Detectors make searching for hidden treasure much easier. However, do not spend more that $450. You don’t need a detector with all of the bells and whistles. The expensive models can be confusing for new users. If you read and understand the owners manual, and you understand how it works, by using it often, you will be rewarded with finding many nice objects, or perhaps even a buried treasure. Hidden treasures are out there. Anyone can locate them.
Here are seven areas to begin your search for buried treasure in New Mexico.
Gila Cliff Dwellings is located on State route 26, approximately 48 miles north of Silver City. Five cliff dwellings are located in the overhanging cliffs. The Pueblo Indians lived there between the 1200-1400's. After the Pueblos left the area, the Apache Indians used the caves. For years, the Apaches raided settlements and brought treasures back to the cave dwellings.
Shiprock Peak is located 5 miles west of Shiprock. A gold prospector buried $60,000 in gold coins in a cave on Shiprock Peak.
The Mexican Millionaire Cache is located somewhere between Shiprock Peak, and the Mesa Verda National Park. This is a legend of a treasure worth more than $30 million in gold bullion. In the 1930's a Mexican millionaire buried this treasure in the desert. Apparently, the Mexican was a former government official. Supposedly he received bribes which led to his vast fortune.
The Aztec Treasure is located approximately one mile west of Aztec, in the Ute Mountains. Somewhere in this area, is a sandstone window rock, that contains $50,000 in gold coins.
The San Juan River Horde - On the canyon tributary, near this river, is a rock shelter that contains $60,000 in gold bullion. It was hid there by outlaws.
The Lost Frenchman Gold Mine is located near Truchas Peak, in the Nacimiento Mts.
The Jesse James Cache - Near the town of Santa Clara, is a supposed treasure buried by Jesse James.
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Good luck! And have fun in your search for buried treasure in New Mexico.
Anytime you are going on to private property be sure to ask for permission. If you are going to search for buried treasure in New Mexico on State or Federal lands you should know the laws of that State.