Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Spanish Gold in the Panhandle

In the spring of 1886 a cowboy was hunting horses twelve miles east of present day Kenton, Oklahoma on the south side of the Cimarron River. 5N 3E-CM section 4. Following a cow-trail, that lead to the bottom land below, he noticed that the rain had gouged out shallow holes in the bottom of the trail. Turning and following the trail to the rim of the river valley he happened to see two gold coins lying in the trail. Having dismounted he picked up the coins and noticed that they were Spanish in origin and from the early sixteenth century. Searching the area he found another coin about a hundred yards away. Looking for the next few days he was unable to locate any other coins. Eventually he told some friends about his find and a search party was formed, but though they looked for miles in every direction from his original site, they too were unsuccessful. If burrowing animals had brought the coins to the surface there may be a long lost cache yet to be found. Modern metal detectors may just find what the cowboy missed.

Good Luck and Good Hunting!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kansas Treasure

This one is for our Kansas treasure hunters! Of course I have in-laws that live near the search area, so it might be one I'll look for myself the next time we are up that way visiting. For those lucky enough to live near Seneca Kansas, in the northeastern part of the state, there are two buckskin bags full of gold nuggets buried.

According to legend two miners returning to Boston from the California gold fields had split from the wagon train they were traveling with because of the rowdy behavior of their fellow travelers. Reaching a ford in the Nemaha River, about two miles north of the present town of Seneca, the miners made camp. Old survey plats or county maps should show this ford as it was a junction point where the Saint Joseph Trail met the Oregon Trail. Many other relics and treasure could be located at this spot as well.

Needing supplies the miners decided to head into nearby Richmond, which I believe is a ghost town, before leaving for town they buried the two buckskin bags in an empty powder can. While in town one of the miners was shot and killed and the other barely escaped. Racing back to the wagon the surviving miner headed out towards St.  Joseph. In his haste to get away he failed to dig up the gold nuggets. At St. Joseph he sold his team and wagons and boarded a boat heading back east.

The young miner eventually married but joined the Union forces at the outbreak of the Civil War. Before leaving he gave his wife a rough map to where the gold was hidden, promising to to travel back and recover the gold after the war ended. The man died early in the war and it wasn't until 1889 that his two sons traveled to Seneca in an attempt to recover their fathers gold. Time had changed the landmarks around the old camping grounds and the sons returned to Boston empty handed.

With a little research and a good metal detector you might be the one to get lucky and find a small fortune. With gold, at the time of this writing, hitting the $1600 dollar an ounce mark it's definitely worth looking into.

Good Luck and Good Hunting!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

J. Frank Dalton aka Jesse James

Once again I'm looking to harness the power of the internet and this blog. I am working on a project about J. Frank Dalton and would like input and information that our readers may have. The previous request I made here on the blog provided a few interesting leads that I am following up, but as always I know there is more information that has yet to come to light. Feel free to write me at

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Hidden Cache of Mihe-Coby

Hidden in the gyp hills near Cyril Oklahoma are the life-savings of Mihe-Coby. Born somewhere between 1840 and 1850 in Mexico he was captured by Comanche raiders as a young boy and taken north. Adopted into the tribe he grew up roaming the plains. Mihe-Coby was among the last of his people to surrender and come into Fort Sill in 1875.

He quickly adapted to the white mans world and by 1880 he was working as a freighter for the Army at Ft. Sill and the Indian Agency. He worked at this for fifteen years and all the while saving his wages and at the end of his employment he was paid in gold coin and ended up with a big sack of money.

These wages were secretly placed in a hiding in the gyp hills. He would go to his secret bank as he needed money. Lying on his death bed he tried to tell his family the directions they needed to find the hiding spot but they never could find it. His family sold one of his race horses to buy a monument which was placed on his grave in the Little Washita River Indian Cemetery. A quick search of old plat maps might show trails going by these gyp hills near Cyril and with modern metal detectors someone might just lucky and find this one.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Oklahoman Searches for the Treasure of the Copper Scrolls

It was a huge surprise that greeted me while I was thumbing through the August 2011 issue of Lost Treasure magazine. There was an article titled "Finding the Treasures of King Solomon" written by Jim Barfield. This is a very interesting article and Jim's theories should be proved or disproved within a very short time as he is currently overseas working on the project.

I had met Jim a few months ago and had no idea he was working on this project as our business at the time had nothing to do with treasure. On the next occasion that I went in to talk to Jim I was informed that he was in Egypt looking for a kings treasure. This of course proved to be incorrect as he is actually in Israel at the ancient city of Qumran.

You can bet that as soon as Jim gets back to Oklahoma that I will be there talking with him. I may even show him the copper scroll found here in Oklahoma. You can read Jim's E-Book, The Copper Scroll Project, Finding the Treasures of the Tabernacle, at