THE LOST TREASURE OF
GOOSE EGG MINE
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Where is the lost treasure of Goose Egg mine?
Mosquito Valley in El Dorado County California was
known for a wonderful place to find gold as far back as 1848. This entire region
was home to many hundreds of mining camps. One small area around nine miles
southeast of Placerville was Newtown. This was known as a popular mining camp
that was established in 1852 by Swiss immigrants. These immigrants spoke Italian
and fondly called their village “Sunny Italy”. Newtown grew very fast and soon
had its own post office, many retail buildings, and around 5,000 residents
calling it home. Before long, the Wells Fargo Express was making trips in and
out of Newtown three times a week and a passenger route was established a bit
Soon the tales were all around the country on just
how easy it was to find gold in and around Newtown especially when two large
nuggets were found. One weighed 36 ounces and the other weighed 42 ounces. These
gold nuggets were found in the south fork of Webber Creek, which was only one
mile downstream from Newtown.
A young man who was an immigrant from Finland heard
about the easy gold to find decided to move to Newtown. Of course, he knew
nothing about mining gold and would listen to just about anyone when it came to
finding a fortune, he took the advice of three experienced miners and staked
claim on a parcel of land. The three miners knew that there was no gold to be
found on this land and persuaded him to purchase the land as a practical joke,
however, the joke was made on them. As Sailor Jack soon found gold on this
useless partial of land and it became one of the richest mines in all of El
Dorado County. His mine has been called several different names such as Sailor
Jack Mine, Pinchgut Mine, Pinchemtight Mine, and One Spot Mine.
However, another mine lies just above Sailor Jack’s
mine. One of Jack’s workers was checking out an area above Jack’s mine is what
was known as Goose Neck Ravine. He found several large gold nuggets. However,
after telling everyone about his discovery and getting others to aid in the
search, no one has yet today found the mine. Today, they call the mine the Lost
Goose Egg Mine.
You can find Sailor Jack’s mine by going around 1
1/2 miles north of Newtown or what is today, Webber Reservoir.
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