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This section provides information about old gold mining boom towns, lost mines & treasure hunting. Great places to visit or vacation to for those who hunt lost treasure or love ghost towns.

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Ghost Towns & History of the American and Canadian Old West

5546 West Irma.

Glendale, AZ 85308 USA

1-623-434-5294 or fax: 1-623-434-5431

E-Mail: Todd Underwood

Ghost Towns and History of the American and Canadian Old West. Ghost towns in all 50 states and Canada indexed alphabetically and by county with interactive maps, pictures, histories and locations. Also, chat room, bulletin board, virtual museum, how-to, TV Channel and more!

Goldfield Ghost Town


Authentic ghost town located at the base of the Superstition Mountains, Arizona. Mine tours, gold panning, rattlesnake exhibit, horseback riding, jeep/hiking/helicopter tours, and more.

Old Western Town Movie Set

Gammons Gulch

PO Box 76

Pomerene, AZ. 85627



Old Movie Set and Western Town. Film Production Location Services and Museum. Plan your events at Gammons Gulch or your next film/video project at Gammons Gulch location in Arizona.


Bodie State Historic Park

A Real Ghost Town in California

In 1859 William (a.k.a. Waterman) S. Bodey discovered gold near what is now called Bodie Bluff. A mill was established in 1861 and the town began to grow. It started with about 20 miners and grew to an estimated 10,000 people by 1880! By that time, the town of Bodie bustled with families, robbers, miners, store owners, gunfighters and prostitutes of all kinds. At one time there was reported to be 65 saloons in town. Amongst the saloons were numerous brothels and 'houses of ill repute', gambling halls and opium dens. Needless to say that there was entertainment for every taste.

Malakoff & Co

PO Box 755

La Habra, CA 90633-0755


The Virtual California Gold Country: Highway 49 Revisited Online

The Mining Camps - Provides a detailed history of how the gold camps were founded, by whom, and how they prospered. Photos of the historic spots & attractions, with directions to them. Gold Country Traveler's information - local museums, lodging, restaurants, schedules of events, and points of interest.

Fancy & staple numismatics cheap literature, postal cards, gold dust, info


Historical Directory of Kansas Towns

The Historical Directory of Kansas Towns (HDKT) is the original name of the KCN. The HDKT was established before 24-Dec-1993. The HDKT depends largely on user contributions of local history information and links.

Virginia City Overland Stagecoach

Go West Productions / Virginia City Overland Stage

P.O. Box 224

Virginia City, MT  59755



Ride in an authentic horse drawn stagecoach. 25 minute narrated tours from main street Virginia City up scenic, historic Alder Gulch. See where the largest placer gold discovery in the US was made. Learn about Virginia City history, gold, vigilantes, road agents, boot hill, stage coach travel & much more. 2001 Virginia City Events listing. Nevada City ghost town next to Virginia City, MT. Other Montana & Ghost town links. A great western history experience. 


Bob and Brian Exploring


Nevada Ghosttowns and Mining Camps with history and up to date photos of everywhere we have been. “Hey", Let's Go Ghosttowning!

Old West Ghosts

Lots of pictures of ghost towns, saloons and cemeteries of the Old West, especially Nevada. Place names of Nevada towns, sidings and mining districts.


Shaniko, Oregon

Awesome pictures of a Shaniko on a field trip to north central Oregon by Herman Krieger.


Boom Towns & Relic Hunters

P.O. Box 914

Black Diamond, WA 98010 USA

Contact: Jerry Smith



History of ghost towns of Northeastern Washington State, and how to detect old ghost towns. The web's most comprehensive and detailed web site about the history of ghost towns of Northeastern Washington state as well as tips on how to metal detect old ghost towns of the West.

Ghost Towns / U.S. Misc.

Ghost Towns

Information and Preservation! That is what we are all about. was founded in March 1998 with the intent of making the largest and most up to date online ghost towns and old west historical reference site for all to see. At, we feel it is important to preserve our heritage and promote the learning and understanding of our culture.

Ghosts of the Southline


Abandoned towns along the El Paso & Southwestern Railroad in southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona. 

Ghost Towns: St. Elmo

You can literally walk the streets of history in easily accessible St. Elmo. This is one of the best preserved ghost towns anywhere in Colorado. In fact, in addition to ghosts, a few real people still live there.

Ripley's Ghost Towns and Other Adventures


Take a Ghost Town Tour with Ripley and friends to sites in California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Montana! 

Way Out West

Visit 65 copper, gold & silver ghost towns in the 9 western states.

Includes a great Photo galley of these Western American ghost towns.

Ghost Towns / Foreign


Hill End, NSW Australia


An Australian ghost town. Information on the Hill End Historic Site. Has some great local history links!


The Mining Towns of San Luis Potosi, Mexico

There are many old mining towns in Mexico, this article tells about some of them.

Lost Mines

Information on legends and fact.

United States

The Geozone

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Designed and operated by two Master Geologists, plus two computer science professionals who have together spent the last 20 years investigating the legends of Lost Gold Mines in the American Southwest and are presenting the most reliable of these here at the

Lost Gold Mines & Treasure Tales

Southwest treasure tales; Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah.

- The lore of the American Southwest is rich with legends of lost treasures. But often the details of any given legend vary in significant ways from one account to another; other tales seem little more than fireside stories told as entertainment. However, the tales presented on this site are among the most reliable -- researched by our staff over the course of more than two decades, cross-checked between multiple sources, the locales explored in the field, and have each been critically evaluated from the geological perspective, that is, an examination of the local mining history and an assessment of the potential that the underlying lithology of the area can actually produce a deposit as described in the legend. We pay particular credence to those tales for which historical assay records exist!

- We have documented those tales which meet this criteria and they are presented here. We've presently identified over 100 such tales, culled from the countless lost treasure legends that we've encountered throughout the course of the past two decades. More than 85 of these are now published on this website, and we are adding more on a regular basis. So, visit us often and check the "What's New" section of our website regularly!

Free Resources

Mineral assay reference; a survey of assay equipment, reagents, and procedures / Convention Dates; 2008 & 2009 / Supplier List; Suppliers of geology, outdoor, and related products / and our Geozone Lost Treasure Reference List; an exhaustive list of the literature used in the research of theGeoZone.

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