Treasure Hunting Arizona San Bernardino Hacienda Box Canyon Bronco Canyon Cochise County

Treasure Hunting Arizona San Bernardino Hacienda Box Canyon Bronco Canyon Cochise County

In the ruins of old San Bernardino Hacienda, which lies on Robber’s Roost just south of the town of Tombstone, there are reports of still remaining hidden treasure. These reports are substantiated by a discovery in 1967, when a treasure hunter unearthed an iron kettle, buried right next to this site, which turned out to be containing around 20 pounds of gold nuggets!
Near the Buckhorn Ranch on US 10, a few miles to the north of Mescal, Cochise County in the Rincon Mountains, there is said to be a cave wherein a sizable cache of gold nuggets and gold dust is buried.
In Santa Cruz county, 8 miles to the north of Patagonia, there is an old trail that travels south from the San Xavier del Bac Mission. This trail leads to where Spanish missionaries were said to have hidden a substantial gold treasure on the ledge of a steep hill, buried under tons of rocks.
The Lost Treasure of Fort Huachuca, believed to contain over $60 million in hundreds of 50-pound gold bars, is said to be located on the Fort Huachuca Military Reservation, in Huachuca Canyon, somewhere between the cities of Nogales and Bisbee. Legend says that Juan Estrada, a Mexican Bandit, was responsible for hiding this treasure. In 1941, Robert Jones, a man stationed on the base, claims that he fell into the hole and discovered the treasure. He took a few bars, covered the hole, and did not tell anyone about what he found. In 1955, the US government gave him permission to recover the treasure. However, he was unable to find the hole he covered, even with the help of state-of-the-art search and excavation gear.

In the area of Cienega Stage Station, an army payroll valued at around $100,000 is said to have been buried between Silver City and Tucson, on the Butterfield State Trail in Pima County.

The La Esmeralda Church Treasure is several tons of gold church ornaments and solid gold bars, that is according to legend buried six miles southwest from the old San Xavier del Bac Mission, Santa Cruz County, in a cave somewhere in the Santa Catalina Mountains’ south ridges.

On Mt. Graham’s southwest side, legend has it that about $22 million worth of silver and gold bullion was buried by a Mexican bandit named Bonita. It is reportedly buried somewhere around 30 miles due southwest of the town of Safford in Graham County, in a place now called Meadows of Gold. Meadows of Gold is close to a modest town named Bonita, after the bandit.

To the northeast of Willcox in Cochise County, up in the Winchester Mountains, there is supposedly a cache of silver coins and gold dust, said to have been hidden by the Apaches following a successful attack on a wagon train, just out of the stage station at Mountain Springs.

In Wild Cat Canyon, around 40 miles due north of the city of Bisbee in Cochise County, in the Chiricahua Mountains, there is said to be a large treasure cached in a cave by the outlaw Black Jack Ketchum.

In Skeleton Canyon, in the Davis Mountains, Cochise County, there is cave where it is alleged that $3 million worth of stolen treasure from Mexico, hidden by the American outlaws Billy Grounds and Zwing Hunt.

On the Tanner Trail, flanked by the town of Cibola and the Colorado River, in Yuma County, a prospector by the name of Tom Watson hid a bag of gold nuggets in a cave behind a small waterfall. He was not able to find this hiding place as he came back later to retrieve his treasure.

In Sycamore Canyon, close to the Verde River and due north of the town of Cottonwood, Yavapai County, there is said to be a very rich gold mine that was discovered by a group of Spaniards sometime in the 1710s. These Spaniards packed their mules with hundreds of pounds of gold, but were eventually slaughtered by Apaches. Only two of the Spaniards survived. The Apaches then concealed the mine entrance, and the two were never able to find it again.

In and around Cottonwood, Yavapai County, on State 89A, it is said that several bottles of gold dust are buried. Three of said bottles were dug up by a young boy who was looking for fishing worms in the 1960s. Reports say that these bottles were buried by two miners named Marvin and Dreher.

3 miles due east of Pierce Ferry, on the southern bank of the Lower Granite Gorge of the Grand Canyon, a prospector named Jim White found what many today believe is the ancient Aztec treasure of Montezuma. White supposedly discovered the cave as he was going through the Colorado River on a raft, close to an Indian settlement’s ruins. White would then go through numerous hardships as he trekked back to civilization, and he would be rendered delirious from these trials and his weeks of hunger. When he arrived at the nearest settlement, he told tales of innumerable golden idols and other precious items. Enough people were enamored with his tales to search for the cave themselves, but all have been unsuccessful. This treasure, if it exists, would be one of the greatest in the entire USA.

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