Next, do your research. The stories below are just a lead to a treasure. And stories are exactly what they are, just glimpses of what could or could not be a treasure. Many lost treasure stories have been passed down through time with inaccuracy’s. Each time the story is told, it changes. That is why it is important to research the treasures you wish to search for. Use the Internet, check with the local historical societies in the areas you want to search, and ask lots of questions. The more information you have regarding buried treasure in Texas, the better your chances of locating one.
Also, you should have a metal detector. You don’t need an expensive model. You can buy a new detector for between $350 - $450 from a reputable manufacturer. Stay away from the metal detectors that have all of the bells and whistles. They can be very confusing for a new user.
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Here are ten areas to begin your search for buried treasure in Texas.
The Lost Nigger Bill Gold Mine - located somewhere near Reagan Canyon in Big Bend National Park.
The Lost Silver Ledge Mine - located in Croton Brakes Canyon. Search the area with a metal detector. Silver prices are increasing.
The El Copono Ruins - located on Copono Bay approximately twenty miles north of Corpus Christi on route 136. There are stories of many treasures being buried there during the Mexican War.
Idianola - located on Lavaca Bay, at the very end of route 316. There are stories about a number of treasures having been buried in the area.
The Ghost Town of Tascosa - located on the shores of the Canadian River, approximately twenty-one miles north of Vega on route 40. Once again, there are stories about treasures from outlaw gangs being buried there.
English - located on route 114 approximately six miles northwest of Avery. This town was founded in 1840, and prospered as a cowtown. It was then destroyed by Union Troops. Somewhere inside this town is a buried treasure of silver coins, cached by a wealthy rancher who was shot and killed.
The Jean Lafitte Pirate Treasure - This famous pirate supposedly buried many treasures on Galveston Island. At one time, this island was Lafitte’s headquarters.
The John Singer Treasure is supposedly buried in an area called “Money Hill.” This area is located approximately six miles north of Santa Cruz on the Laguna Madre side of the island. As the story goes, during the Civil War, Singer buried $80,000 in gold and silver coins, silver bars, jewelry, and silver plate, between two oak trees. Unfortunately, after Singer cached his treasure a hurricane came through the area, blowing away the trees, and he was unable to locate the treasure.
The Steamer Carrie Thomas sank in the Rio Grande River near Rio Grande City. Gold and silver coins have been found on the north shore. Most likely the coins are from the wreck.
The Outlaw Pancho Villa buried numerous treasures in San Antonio. Supposedly, many of the treasures are near old mission churches, or cemeteries.
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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 Texas, you should know the laws of that State.
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Buried treasure in Texas may be located in ghost towns
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