With a lengthy introduction on ancient mining in the Americas by Lost Cities author Childress, this is the late Thomas Penfield's great book and commentary on ancient mines and lost treasure in Mexico, California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas— giving the locations of well over 100 fabulous fortunes waiting to be found in the ore-rich Southwest!
For the first time lost treasure stories of the Southwest are stripped bare of their legends and lies! Each treasure account is preceded by the approximate location, estimated total value—and authentication. Reading sources for each a count are also included so you can do additional research on the intriguing facts and lore of these treasures.
This is a veritable gold mine itself, overflowing with fascinating lore, spellbinding backgrounds, driving Western drama—and exciting, reliable facts!