Incredible Story of Missing Treasure in California that has never been found!

Incredible Story of Missing Treasure in California that has never been found!

This is a story of a missing treasure in California. In 1856 four outlaws commanded by the notorious “Rattlesnake Dick,” robbed a stagecoach of $80,600 in gold. Unable to tow all of the gold, half was buried in the Trinity Mountains in California by the leader of the outlaws. During their escape, the leader was gunned down. Being the only man that knew where the gold was when he died, the location of the buried gold died with him.

0:00 – Intro
0:38 – Rattlesnake Dick
1:56 – Becoming an Outlaw
2:46 – Cyrus and George Skinner
3:20 – The Biggest Heist of their Lives
5:11 – Shootout and Aftermath
6:00 – The Search
6:35 – The Fates of Cy and Rattlesnake
7:02 – Sheriff John Boggs

Music: The Colonel by Zachariah Hickman and Pale Rider Blues by the Mini Vandals

References and interesting sites:

Rattlesnake Dick’s Stolen Loot

Rattlesnake Dick Barter – Miner Turned Outlaw

Cyrus Skinner – Gold Field Outlaw
Trinity Mountains image – –
all maps –

Tom Bell the Outlaw

Pack Mule photo –
Boggs photo by Glenda Raga –


  1. Phlip on June 6, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    In my hometown of grass valley a couple who’s dog found a coffee can under an oak tree, then several more cans, full of gold coins. Was worth $10 million.

  2. Mark Twaine on June 6, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    gold is heavy…40,000 $ worth would be difficult to lug around….it would’ve been easier to stash it in a rock formation or small cave…

  3. Tinytattoomike on June 6, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    You have the best videos I just wish they were longer

  4. Joe on June 6, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    Rattlesnake Dick!🤣🤣👍

  5. Danny O on June 6, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    Just subscribed more California content please I need hope lol

  6. brian massey on June 6, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    Ok,let me start by saying this about Henry Plummer. One of the most evilest men to walk on American soil. He was a corrupt sheriff and lawman in Banack Montana that stole millions and millions of dollars in gold from the Miners in Idaho at the time Plummer was a Sheriff. For roughly 7 years Henry Plummer stole this gold and hid behind the scenes being such a evil Sheriff that was finally identified and hung for all his crimes with killing miners and stealing alot of gold. The famous Plummer Gang supposedly stole roughly 13 million dollars in gold from all the miners between Banack and Virginia City. Guys there is soo much gold out there between these 2 little towns still just waiting to be found due to Plummer’s hideing place. I don’t know why the state of Idaho has not tried looking for it because the value of the treasure that he and his gang hid is more than $40 to $70 million dollars now. He proclaimed it on his death minute while being hung that if the people would just ride with him on a horse for 2 hours he would show them where the gold was and that he’d render to anything they asked of him. The posse put him to death by hanging right there. For me guys it ain’t about that gold IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ADVENTURE IN FINDING IT. IF any of you want to partner up to try to find it i’m all for it because I have the technology to find gold in the ground with gold scanner that can find gold up to 2 miles in radius from the scan. It’s definately worth looking for. Like I said it’s all about the Adventure trying to locate it and not the gold it’s self.

  7. Dane Southard on June 6, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    This has turned out to be my favorite channel.

  8. Blake Cannon on June 6, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    Have you ever found any treasures

  9. Ancient Age on June 6, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    Holding dick rattle snake dick lol now Idk if I can really take his story’s serious

  10. Kitty Gonzalez on June 6, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    It’s only taking out a loan of 30k plus, having your energy completely at the mercy of the weather….and if the grid goes down , they didn’t tell you about needing thousands of dollars of Specific batteries to charge at your own expense on n top of the loan payment…and for kicks, one late payment and your now the proud owner of a home they put a massive lien against…land…nothing they’ve told you is legal unless it’s in the paperwork that you signed and initialed and dated! Your once good Credit is gone! Have fun with the tax credi5…no cash. It’s the only credit you own …spread out over years!

  11. Silver Clan on June 6, 2023 at 7:35 pm

    PLACER (playsir) COUNTY they way you said it??? It is placer … like Placer gold ….c’mon get it correct

  12. Tommy1Hit on June 6, 2023 at 7:38 pm

    You should really research this story a little bit more. The stage was the nevada city to sacramento stage the golds destination was the sanfransisco mint and it was trinity mountain not the trinity mountains. The reason it’s been all twisted up over time is because places names have changed. Also you should look up the semi recent story of some individuals digging up an old well and finding some treasure in between nevada city and auburn. The state archives can clarify some things on this story reading it out of a lost treasure book you’ll find 15 different stories. Also rattlesnake bar is named after rattlesnake dick. There is a reason there are some things to find there as well. 😉😉😉

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