The Lost Josephine Mine
Utah, Uinta Mountain’s near Hoyt Peak
Estimated worth today $150,000,00.00 +
The Josephine de Martinique is supported by historical evidence in the church and civil archives. The “Josephine” mine first appears in records of Spanish Jesuits in 1630. They say it is the richest gold mine in the world, even richer than Tayopa. For 20 years Indian slave labor was used in the mines, and many died as a result of harsh treatment they endured. The 1680 Pueblo Indian uprising known as the Pueblo Revolution forced the priests to abandon the mine when the Spanish when the driven out of the New Mexico territory by the very natives they enslaved. Out of 42 Spanish miners, only 9 made it back to Mexico City. It is said that all mines and and their contents were completely scaled by the natives to discourage the Spanish or anyone from coming back to get the rich gold.
Since the Jesuits discovery and abandonment, there’s been many other Spanish groups that ventured into the Hoyt Peak area looking for the riches. Many mines have been created over the years and many are still lost just waiting to be discovered.
Timothy Draper had been inspired to start treasure hunting at the age of 18 after reading Steve Shaffer’s book “Of Men and Gold”. Steve, Tim, and the Treasures in America team has teamed up to form a great crew to make discoveries and uncover the lost history in America. Steve has spent 30 years in the Uinta Mountains and Hoyt peak of Utah and with their combined forces, they hunt is on. It is said that the treasures of the Spanish is still on Hoyt Peak. Does the Treasures in America team has what it takes to find it? You’ll have to stay tuned to our YouTube channel to watch more videos. Use the links below to find more information on the team and the Josephine mine.