The stories in this article have just basic information about a few lost treasures in Oregon, but you need to do more research. Check with the local historical societies for more information, and search the Internet. These two areas are a good start for your research.
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Here are six areas to begin your search for buried treasure in Oregon.
Copperfield, is a ghost town located on the Snake River, approximately twenty miles north of Robinette, on route 86. This town was founded in 1908, and then due to heavy criminal activity, was closed down by martial law in 1914. Because of the large amount of lawlessness there, hidden treasures may be lying in wait.
Dixie, is a ghost town located approximately four miles north of Gold Hill on route 5. Dixie was a booming gold town founded in 1862. It was abandoned in 1872.
The Lost Bear Creek Gold Mine, is located in Sacajewea Peak, in the Wallowa Mountains, halfway between Enterprise and Lookout Mountain.
Ontario, located on the north shore of Willow Creek, supposedly holds approximately $90,000 in gold bullion, and coins. They were buried by outlaw Indians.
Gold Beach, located on the coast on route 101, at the mouth of the Rogue River, get’s it’s name from a Spanish treasure ship that was wrecked here. The survivors buried large amounts of treasures in different areas along the beach. Over the years there have been caches located on and near Gold Beach.
The Miner‘s cache, is a story about a prospector burying $50,000 in gold dust and nuggets, a few hundred yards off Golden and Silber Falls, located in the Coast Range Mountains, approximately twenty-three miles northeast of North Bend, on route 101.
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Anytime you are going on to private property be sure to ask for permission. If you are going on to State or Federal lands to search for buried treasure in Oregon, you should know the laws of that State.
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