Nebraska Lost Treasure

Nebraskalost treasure is buried throughout the State. There are lost gold and silver mines, outlaw caches, old ghost town treasures, and valuables buried by family members.

However, for you to locate one of the many treasures in Nebraska, you’re going to need to research the information I have provided here. 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.

The search for buried treasure cannot be a successful one unless you have enough information regarding that treasure. Your actual search in the field will become much easier if you do the legwork of researching first. Use the Internet, visit historical societies and the archives to gather more information. The information I have provided here is not enough to go on. However, it is a start. And locating lost treasure always begins with a small piece of information.

Nebraska Lost Treasure Sites


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

Scotts Bluff

Located 3 miles west of Gering, near the North Platte River. Near the top of this bluff are caves that were used by travelers through this area in the early 1800's. Many artifacts have been found here. Could their be dropped or buried coins?

Centoria Ruins

Located on the south shore of the Platte River, opposite Kearney. Still visible are a few ruins from this old town. In the past, treasure hunters have located relics and coins here.

Devils Nest

Located on the Missouri River, approximately five miles north of Linky. This stretch of land was used as a hideout for outlaws in the early 1800's. Reports of buried treasures here have been circulating.

Mud Springs

Located one mile north of Broadwater, on the northside of the North Platte River. A wealthy gambler buried $20,000 in gold coins near Mud Springs.


Located on cty rte, 2 in Hooker cty. There is a story of cattle thieves burying approximately $25,000 in gold coins near Mullen.


Located on cty rte. 2 in Thomas cty. A miner from California was wounded in an attack by outlaws near Senaca. After his escape from the ordeal he buried $70,000 in gold coins and bullion somewhere on the bank of Middle Loup River, approximately 2 miles east of Senaca. The miner died from his wounds, never revealing where he buried the treasure.


Located on State rte 30, in Cheyenne Cty. In 1867, outlaws robbed the Treasure Express Stagecoach of 400 pounds of gold nuggets. They buried the gold on the south shore of the Lodgepole River, approximately 2 miles east of Sidney. Shortly thereafter, they were caught and hanged. The outlaws never told exactly where they buried the gold. However, some empty bags and two chests were found near the area.

Are You Interested In A Metal Detector Or Accessories?

Using a metal detector to search for Nebraska lost treasure is a must have tool. Before the days of metal detectors the chance of locating buried treasures was not a very high percentage adventure. However, today’s modern detectors give anyone with the desire to locate a treasure, a much better chance of finding one.

If you do not own a metal detector and you are thinking of purchasing one, do not over spend. Too often, newcomers to the hobby buy expensive detectors only to discover nothing but confusion about how to use their new model.

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.

In the past, Nebraska lost treasure has been located. You can find it to.

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Understand The Laws Regarding Digging On State Lands

The Antiquities Act of 1906 and the ARPA  (Archaeology Resources Protection Act)laws explain why you cannot remove artifacts from State or Federal lands that are more than 100 years old.

Digging for a treasure that is more than 100 years old comes under the protection of these two laws. But remember, the laws only pertain to State and Federal lands. Know the law before you dig.

Nebraska lost treasures may be located in ghost towns.

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