Iowa Lost Treasure

Iowa lost treasure has been located in the past. And, there are many more hidden away. You can find them, but first you need to know where to begin your search.

This information should be researched through other means as well. Never rely on one piece of information about a treasure story you are researching. Use multiple research tools. Use the Internet, read old books, and newspaper articles, visit the historical societies in the areas you want to search.

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

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

Pilot Rock

Located near U.S. 59 south of Cherokee, in Cherokee cty. A large boulder from the glacier age is the site of an encampment used by the Sioux. Many pioneers traveld the old indian paths on their way west. Artifacts or relics may be located here.

Burris City

Located on the north shore of the Iowa River, at its junction with the Missouri River. This old town was a riverboat boom town. Many old buildings are still remaining.


Another ghost town located approximately three miles east of Montrose, and eleven miles north of Keokuk in Lee county. Galland was a river boat town abandoned in the late 1890's.

Elk River Ruins

Located near Almost on rte 67 in Jackson cty. This area was used by outlaws in the mid 1800's. Could a buried cache be left behind?

Council Bluffs

Located near Weston in Pottawattamie cty on cty rte 91. On a farm north of here, Jessie James supposedly buried $35,000 in gold coins.


Located approximately one mile north of here on the Nishnabotua River, a treasure of more than $75,000 in gold coins was buried by a rich merchant.

Using A Metal Detector To Search For Iowa Lost Treasure Can Help You.

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If you spend between $350-$450 on a new model, that is good enough. Just read the owners manual, and practice with your detector, and you will do fine. Move up to the high end models after you have become proficient in the hobby.

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Iowa lost treasures may be located in ghost towns.

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