Oklahoma hidden treasure consist of old lost mines, outlaw treasure, and private caches. Anyone with the proper knowledge and equipment can locate these treasures. That means having done the proper research and having a metal detector.
To locate lost treasures in Oklahoma you need to have more information than what I have provided you with in this article. This information is just the starting point. You should research these treasure stories further by using the Internet, and visiting the local historical societies in the areas you want to search. Knowledge is power, and that is no more true than when searching for buried treasure.
You should also have a metal detector. If you do not own one, but are thinking of purchasing a detector, don’t spend a lot of money. You can buy a good detector, brand new that will do the job for between $350 and $450. Stay away from high end detectors that have all of the bells and whistles. Those models are for the more advanced users. Purchase an inexpensive detector, read the owners manual, and practice using it, and you will find just as much as a person using a more expensive model.
Here are eight areas to begin your search for lost treasures in Oklahoma.
Kiamichi Mountain Hoard – Near the town of Cloudy in the Kiamichi Mountains is a buried treasure worth approximately $80,000. The treasure are gold coins buried by an old miner. Apparently he buried the cache in a copper box near his cabin. The area is about a mile from the junction of the Texas-Arkansas- Oklahoma state lines.
Jesse James & The Wichita Mt Treasure – Near the town of Geronimo, and the Cache River, in the Wichita Mountains, is a treasure of gold bullion worth approximately 1 million dollars. The hoard was buried by the famous outlaw Jesse James. In 1872, Jessie and his gang raided a Mexican caravan of gold bullion that belonged to a Mexican general. While the posse was hot on his trail, Jesse buried the treasure.
Three Forks – Three rivers, the Verdigris, Grand, and the Arkansas converge to form what is called, “Three Forks”. In the early 1800′s, the area of “Three Forks” was at one time a large trading post. During the Cival War a wooden fort was located here. However, it has been the rumors of multiple hidden treasures, buried by outlaws that gains the most attention.
Scullyville – This ghost town was situated on the south side of the Arkansas River, approximately twelve miles south of Fort Smith. Scullyville was once used as a Confederate outpost during the Cival War. Federal troops then destroyed the fort. Confederates buried numerous treasures before fleeing the area.
Union Mission – Located approximately ten miles southeast of Chouteau, on route 69. A Presbyterian mission was founded here in 1819. There are stories of Indians burying many treasures in the area of the Mission. The loot was stolen from the white men who lived in and around the area.
The Sugarloaf Peak Treasure – Sugarloaf peak is located ten miles northwest of Boise City. A story about a 2 million dollar treasure in gold bullion, buried by French miners, has been told for years. Apparently, the miners hid their cache, and then traveled into Boise City to purchase supplies. However, the four were killed in a saloon gun fight. The buried treasure supposedly remains a secret.
Lost Spanish Gold Mines – Located in Devil Canyon, north of Altus are several lost gold mines that date back to the Spanish Inquisition. These mines were most often sealed up after the Spaniards moved away. Sometimes the Indians murdered the Spaniards, and then sealed the cave entrances with the bodies of the Spaniards left inside.
The Black Mesa Plateau Treasures – The Black Mesa Plateau is located in Kenton. Outlaws buried several treasures in large caverns on the mesa.
It is important that you always ask for permission when entering private property. If you are going on to State or Federal Land, in search for lost treasure, be sure to check with your State laws about any digging.
Good luck in your search for hidden treasure.
Frank W. Pandozzi
Frank W. Pandozzi is an author, TV Producer of Exploring Historys Treasures TV series, and a popular treasure hunter. He began his treasure hunting days thirty years ago. To learn more about Frank, please visit him at his website http://www.metal-detecting-ghost-towns-of-the-east.com
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