List of lost mines

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Lost mines are a popular form of lost treasure legend. The mine involved is usually of a high-value commodity such as gold, silver or diamonds. Often there is a map (sometimes called a "waybill") purportedly showing the location of the mine. Common reasons given for the mines being lost include:

Some lost mine legends have a historical basis; some have none. But the lure of lost mine legends is attested by the many books on the subject, and the popularity of publications such as Lost Treasure magazine.

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List of lost mine legends[edit]

Legends of lost mines are probably worldwide. Those listed below are just a sampling.

Africa[edit]

Australia[edit]

Bolivia[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Canada[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Russia[edit]

United States[edit]

Arizona[edit]

California[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Idaho[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

Missouri[edit]

Nevada[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

Oregon[edit]

Texas[edit]

Utah[edit]

Washington[edit]

Fiction[edit]

The Agatha Christie Poirot short story "The Lost Mine" features the topic of a map revealing the location of a lost mine in Burma being stolen in London, and its carrier murdered.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CBC News http://archives.cbc.ca/science_technology/unexplained/clips/9708/ |url= missing title (help). 
  2. ^ I. A. Mumme (1982) The Emerald, Port Hacking, New South Wales: Mumme Publications, pp. 21–22.