The lost treasure of Lost Copper Mine in the Ozark Hills.

THE LOST COPPER MINE
IN THE OZARK HILLS

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

Where is the lost copper mine of the Ozark Hills?



There is a legend all around the Jacks Fork Missouri area about the lost copper mine. Today, many people have searched and have not been able to uncover the whereabouts of this copper mine near Current River in the Ozark Hills.

The legend states that in the middle of the 19th century, Joseph Slater often ventured to New Orleans with large raft loads of very high-grade copper ore. During his trips to New Orleans from Missouri, he sold around $50,000 in about a three year time period.

He lived in a cabin with his daughter close to Current River in the Ozark Hills, but he never would divulge the location of the his secret copper mine. He did however file a claim on a tract of land but it was around two miles from the shaft of his copper mine. The problem came when he discovered that the land he claimed was owned by another.

He did not want to offer to buy the land afraid that his secret copper mine would be discovered. His daughter and himself covered up the entrance to the mine and all signs of digging and decided to move East until a later time and then try to purchase the land under the pretense of farming.

His daughter and Joseph Slater headed out leaving the copper mine behind; they made it only to St. Louis. Joseph kept track of the Missouri mineral exploration and development, but before he could make it back to his prize copper mine, he died. His daughter married and moved even farther west. Neither one ever returned to Jacks Fork and the copper mine has never disclosed.

The Kansas City Star did however on June 4, 1926, ran a story of the Slater copper mine. The secret mine is believed to be near the junction of the Jacks Fork and Current Rivers.


The lost treasure of Lost Copper Mine in the Ozark Hills.

 The lost treasure of Lost Copper Mine in the Ozark Hills.

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