Historical Context for Don Quixote by de Cervantes
His reign marked an important period of economic decadence and decline of the Spanish state. At this time much of the Spanish wealth still came from silver mines in the New World but control over this wealth channel was increasingly precarious. The military powers of other nations such as England threatened the transportation of silver.
Los Cerrillos New Mexico Two Thousand Years of History
The first Spanish explorers disdaining turquoise and more interested in finding gold and silver pretty much left these early Indians alone when they first came to the area in 1540. It wasnt until the mid1600s that the area was settled by outsiders when a tle ranch was established south of the Santa Fe River near Alamo Creek.
The Buried Treasure of Texas Hill Country Legends of America
One treasure story dates back to an ancient Spanish document regarding an old Spanish mine lo ed somewhere near Burnet. According to an Austin American story in the early 1920s a pack train of burros carrying 40 jackloads of silver was pursued by a band of Comanche Indians and the men in charge of the pack train buried the silver
The Superstition Mountains Leverguns
The markings pointed directly to a quotnotchquot in the mountains 10 or 15 miles distant. When we made our way there we found a working mine in operation We spoke to the gentleman working the mine and he said he had discovered an old Spanish or Mexican mine there and had developed it.
Hidden and Buried Treasures In Arizona
The Cerro Colorado Mine which sits a little less than 20 miles from the ArizonaMexico border produced mostly silver but also small amounts of gold lead and copper. According to a 2014 article in the Arizona Daily Star the mine also experienced a fair amount of banditry which includes approximately 70000 in bullion precious metal bars
Clear Creek County Colorado Mines Western Mining History
All mine lo ions were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The lo ions and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
The lost treasures of Texas Lone star treasure
The Spanish silver cache. One of the oldest of the Texas treasure legends is the one about the Spanish silver cache. This story is based on a Spanish document from the conquistador era telling us about a Spanish pack train of burros donkeys carrying 40 jackloads of silver. When pursued by hostile Comanches the leaders of the pack train
X Marks the Spot Texas Monthly
The Lost Padre Mine Somewhere in the Franklin Mountains overlooking the Rio Grande River in El Paso County is the Lost Padre Mine. Back in the 1580s Spanish conquistadors and priests often