Idaho Lost Treasure

Idaho lost treasure can be located. Yes, you can find treasures, others have. But you need to do some research. Go beyond the information I give you here. With that being said, 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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Mud Lake

Located approximately 30 miles northwest of Idaho Falls in Jefferson County.

In the mid 1800’s two gangs, the Guiness and the Updike’s stole more than $180,000 of gold bullion from a Wells Fargo stagecoach. While being chased by a posse, the two gangs threw the bullion into Mud Lake. It has been reported that in 1901 a treasure hunter using cheap rigging, located three of the bullion bars. Are the rest of the gold bars still waiting to be found?

Cataldo Mission

Located on U.S. 10 twenty miles east of Coeur D’ Alene, in Kootenai County.

Now ruins, this Mission was built by the Jesuits in 1848. Twenty-five years later the Mission was destroyed by the Indians and all of the priests were killed. There have been rumors of church treasures being buried there.

Leesburg

Located on the Panther River approximately fifteen miles west of Salmon, in Lemhi County. This old town was once a gold mining town.

The Bandit Cache of the Lost Rock

Located near Spencer in Beaver Canyon, is a rumored buried treasure of gold bullion that was stolen from a stagecoach by the Plummer gang.

Eddiville

Located approximately ten miles south of Coeur d’ Alene, in Kootenai County.During the seventeenth century the Spaniards had a very large silver mine here. The Indians, who were used as slaves by the Spaniards, had enough and massacred the Spaniards, dumping their bodies and silver bullion into a mine shaft. They then sealed the entrance.

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