The lost treasure of Esmerelda County.

THE LOST TREASURE OF
ESMERELDA COUNTY

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

Where is the lost treasure of Esmerelda County?



There are many stories and legends of lost and buried treasures throughout Nevada some of the most famous can be found in Esmerelda County.

Columbus, Nevada at one time was a very prosperous mining town today it is nothing more than a ghost town. There is another mining operation that is around two miles from the original one, which has some of the remnants of the 1950 buildings around. It is believed that there is a hidden cache of gold that was taken from highwaymen is hidden somewhere where Columbus once stood.

Goldfield Nevada has three reports of lost treasures. A flash flood hit Goldfield on September 3, 1913, and two safes were reported to have been washed away. The gully that was created washed items west of Goldfield. It is believed that all the mud buried the safes. Today, these two safes full of hundreds of gold coins have never been found.

In 1910 in Goldfield, two prospectors buried twenty sacks of high-grade gold ore, which was valued at around $1,000 in a mine dump between Goldfield and Diamond Field. As the legend goes, before either of the men could come back and retrieve their gold they died.

One bizarre treasure tale is that of Harry Bishop. At one time, he was a geologist and mining school graduate that worked in the mine in Goldfield. During a terrible cave-in, Bishop was trapped. His leg had to be amputated after his rescue. He was from that day forward unable to work in the mines and was sent to work at the smelter. He blamed the cave-in in which he lost his leg on the owners of the mine. To seek revenge, he began smuggling gold out of the smelter with the help of his hollowed out wooden leg. He was finally caught and sent to prison. It was estimated that Bishop had stolen over $100,000, but only around $50,000 of the gold was found in his home when he was arrested. Bishop never returned to Goldfield, so no one knows the whereabouts of the remainder of the stolen gold.


The lost treasure of Esmerelda County.

 The lost treasure of Esmerelda County.

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