Geronimo's Hidden Treasure
The story of Geronimo’s Hidden Mine with treasures of untold wealth is a story that Geronimo told his army captors about. He would not tell them the location without being released so he could make an escape.
Part of the story goes that the mine lies under the nose of a rock outcropping that is in the shape of an Apache warrior.
Two old prospectors and treasure hunters actually found the rock face and the entry to the mine around the 1950’s. Shortly after they found it their house burnt down and they didn’t make it back again.
Later they told the story to a fellow named Dick, who my brother happened to be working for and then told to me. Dick agreed to take me to see it as he had tried to open it up in 1970 but didn’t have any success.
We will walk you up Sycamore Canyon which is now in the Superstition Wilderness Area to show you the outcropping and discuss the rock formations along with showing you some of the fortifications that Geronimo had.
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Thank you for sharing such an interesting pc of history
They forgot to tell you that Fort Sill is near by and the government after they captured Geronimo stripped the entire mine and they afterwards blasted the entrance.
Gold was found in sandstone in Bode. ,if I am not mistaken.
Interesting! While I have respect for Geronimo,,I also recognize that he enjoyed f**king with the whites and the entire gold story he told was just a fairytale to stir up the whites..who knows and at this point with the evidence available,, it’s a case of "everybody add their own view to the story
In 1958, I was 18 and met two men who lived in a house at the confluence of Sycamore Creek and the Verde River. My buddy and I continued on to our campsite. The next morning Tom and Jerry stopped by our camp and chatted about their mine further up the creek. They said they were mining fossils for the University of Arizona and when we hiked by the mine entrance later, there was an iron door at the entrance to the mine. The door was made of strap iron similar to jail doors found in small towns. Subsequent visits over the next 40 years saw the entrance filled in, a small hole dug out, and other attempts to cover the entrance. Access was always problematic because of water flooding the tunnel. Tom and Jerry never produced fossils nor did I find evidence of fossils inside the mine. To add to the mystery, what were they looking for?
The Real Treasure (for me) was Finding, Seeing, &
Learning Some of the History of Such an Awesome
Place to Take a Hike, & Chill!! You are a Wonderful Story Teller! I am Absolutely Captivated!
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I believe that Geronimo knew of a Spanish mine that was used as a cache site by the Spanish and the Jesuits when the Jesuits were arrested and marched out of New Spain. When Geronimo would travel through that area, he would show other Apaches what was left of the white men that their forefathers had run out of their land. It was a matter of pride for the Apache. Little did Geronimo know that the Jesuits would come back and re-find all of their cache sites, much later. I believe this particular legend is actually in the Four Peaks area. The Lost Dutchman mine has its roots in this cache site, with all the gold found by The Dutchman being the gold scattered in the massacre that was actually a running battle from the mine down into the Superstitions ending at the Massacre Grounds. In the seventies, I knew an old-timer that would go in there and find rough ground gold ore in a north/northwest direction leading from the Massacre Grounds to the Mormon Crossing. He told me that it appears the actual trail then turned up the Salt River and up to a canyon that led into the Four Peaks. That trail is under Canyon and Apache Lakes now. There must have been close to two hundred burros on that train. The mine shaft up in Four Peaks was packed full of gold and silver church treasure. The Jesuit, Charles Polzer was in charge of finding the sites and reclaiming the treasures for the Jesuit Order back in the 1970’s. I have a letter he wrote to another Jesuit describing the time he and others tried to relocate the big cache down in Sonora. He was quite stunned that the Federales ran them off and didn’t even let them take their suit cases! I call the Jesuits the CIA, Catholic Intelligence Agency. That’s who they really are.
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Where is the gold?
Metal detectors do wonders if they find old artifacts be really cool an save for more generations to see in a museum
Nice to see that area of Sycamore. Nice job and it is interesting to watch.
Looks like a nice spot to cache stuff and rest up out of the sun. It gets hot out there.
I wanna go
Actually the story tells the cave was in the Superstitions mountains. Was not a treasure amassed by Geronimo but he only knew about it.
apache gold cool video beatiful place
There is a mine on the Ft Irwin reservation in California.
This is the real deal a family named parrilla or paralta had a mine in this area they were believed to have been killed by the Apache in 1835 documents in Mexico show that the mine produced thousands of pounds of gold in high grade ore it would be plausible that geronimo would have known about it and never revealed the location
Please, why would indians mine for gold? They had no way to extract it. And no use for it. They never advanced beyond the stone age.
I am a.long range dowser Why are you saying their is no gold in that rock gold can be found in sand stone it’s in the virgin river George at the rest area
Damn grave diggers…..
Where I live we have a huge cliff face called GERONIMO. T-he mines own the property. We snuck back there on several occasions in the early 90s. There were paths in the rocks & bathing sites. Lots of places to hide stuff. I was so awesome.
Around here, a lot of ppl work at the mine. The story is they found a huge cache of treasure. Gold, stuff they had stolen, scalps, helmets etc.
The mine took all that stuff.
You can’t get back there anymore….. Security is 24/7 and much more advanced than it was back then.
But it was so cool to walk on those paths knowing Geronimo & his families walked them too.
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What did u find nuthing wasted my time atop perpatrating the punch
Everybody has a different story about the location. When I lived in west Texas it was supposedly around King Mountain around McCamey. Nobody will ever find it because it was found long ago and they kept their mouth shut! True of most all treasures. 👍👍👍(always hiders and finders. Sometimes one and the same!)
The Dutchmen. Is. In the same. Area if. I remerber .
All them entrances seem more like a tactical attack position. Great cover and upper ground . Especially if there is no gold there
I think it was just a water source an food storage.
Ty for sharing.
I went to basic at fort sill in 02 my Drill sgt told me the storey and i researched it
When I saw the title, I was immediately skeptical. Geronimo’s hidden treasure? A lost Apache gold mine? It didn’t sound logical to me.
So when I watched the video, I was very impressed with the fact that you treated it as it was, a legend with no basis in fact.
And the actual history you told us about was fascinating! Great video!
By the way, Random Tangents, you are not looking for the signs left by the Spanish. If the signs are there, you could be on the right trail very quickly. If the signs are not there, then it is a lovely hike.
Nice vid thanks🇺🇸👊
Just subscribed, amazing location, so beautiful..!!! Love the history..!!!
He showed basalt nearby. Sandstone has no metals, correct, but volcanic intrusion could be in the area, just not where the cave is? One thing for sure, if there was treasure in the cave it is long gone.
I enjoy treasure stories, thank you for sharing!
It’s always in a fault or fissure.
Geronimo lived hand to mouth his entire life. He had no treasure or mine. In the years leading up to his death, he was incarcerated at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. For income, he would go to the nearest town and pose for pictures with tourists. That’s how he made his living. He drank whiskey when he could get it. On the night he died, he was in town drinking and drunk and climbed on his horse to go back to For Sill. On the way, the drunken Geronimo fell off his horse and into a stream where he died. He was buried at Fort Sill.
Water was their gold.
Love to sight see the wonderful places
The best treasure is the hardest to find.
Geronimo did not value gold, there is no gold near the Superstition mountains.
there’s a huge compound with SUV’s in the superstition mountains. regardless, there was family YT video (i think of geronimo) that he is buried far away in a private location. anything he had is probably in some sacred place also.
What a beautiful country…
Beautiful land, very sacred… Please respect our land and leave it the way it was when you got there. It would also be great to leave some tobacco for the ancestors.
What kind of fish are in Sycamore Creek? They look to be 8" to 14", wouldn’t hit #1 gold Mepps spinners.