The Chocolate Mountains of California are located in Imperial and Riverside counties in the , The range was host to numerous small gold workings in the 19th century with one, the Mesquite Mine to the east, continuing to be active into the.
16 Nov 2009 , The Chocolate Mountains being off limits really irritates me as well! , Perhaps not the Peg Leg gold, but there is a lot of gold out in that area just , a MUCH larger area including the edge of the Chocolate mountains and the.
15 Sep 2013 , More on this later, but first a word about lost gold mines in general , but the legend of Pegleg Smith is arguably California's most celebrated humbug , a large cache of gold in Southern California's Chocolate Mountains, but.
19 Apr 2015 , Legends of lost mines are scattered across the country, but some , find El Espantosa, or Ghostly Lake, so named according to legend that a , outcrop of gold embedded in “chocolate-brown” (or smoky) quartz , Named after prospector Elijah Horn, this Colorado mountain is said to hold a fortune in gold
Mountain ranges rose on either side of this great inland sea, and the whole area came up , square miles, from the southern edge of Yellowstone Park to the Gulf of California , Gold seekers crossed it in 1849, but no scientific studies were done , Tales of a Spanish galleon lost in the sands of the Colorado Desert keep.
23 Jan 2015 , According to legend, and while in his trapping days, he was injured during , For the rest of his life he would tell people of his “lost gold” and , gold deposits somewhere in the Chocolate Mountains from traveling prospectors
1 ° The Chocolate Mountains hold gold and silver values in narrow quartz , The Fish Creek Mountains District, located on the western edge of the county has , looking for Henry Brant's lost gold mine, he stumbled upon a jade deposit
18 Jul 2015 , Just like most of the lost gold legends, the story of Thomas “Pegleg” Smith has a , but the three buttes figure into the legend as an important landmark , The Chocolate Mountains are considered by some to be the source of.
All too many lost gold mine stories stem from a similar kind of event: a , and east-west from the Anza-Borrego highlands to the Chocolate Mountains , of all but one lost treasure story in Southern California -- the Legend of Pegleg's Gold
With plans to prospect in the gold camps of the Mogollon Mountains in the southwest part of , In May, 1891, Peters set out to see if he could find the lost ledge
The stories of lost gold mines still lure prospectors, even today , The famous legend began during a trapping expedition down the Colorado River in the , the black-coated gold nuggets was located in the Chocolate Mountains and not in the.