- According to legend bandits' loot from a train robbery was hidden
here and has yet to be found.
Seymour and his gang robbed a stagecoach in front of the Pine Spring Stage
Station in 1879 of $225,000 in newly-minted coins. The coins were enclosed
in three boxes which the outlaws
carried into Pine Spring Station, located between Beaverhead Station and
However, before they could make their getaway, a twenty man posse arrived
and a gunfight ensued.
After a day
long standoff, the lawmen set fire to the rear wall of the structure and
when the bandits ran from the building they were shot down. The posse made
an immediate search for the coins, but they were never found.
- Bars of gold are said to be hidden in the San Francisco Mountains.
Cochise Buried Gold - In 1899 a
express train was robbed of $60,000 in gold coins and bullion by
near Cochise. Along the old trail between Wilcox and Cochise,
the pair holed up in a cabin about 1/2 mile outside Cochise. Burying
the gold near the cabin, they agreed they would recover it once the
heat was off.
However, before they had a chance,
was jailed and
agents made a thorough search of the area, but never found the missing
Cochise, Arizona Train Robbery
Lost Soldier Mine - In the early 1870's soldiers from Fort
Tucson ran into a waterhole filled with gold nuggets while tracking a
band of renegade
the soldiers wanted to stay and explore further, their commanding
officer ordered them to continue in the pursuit of the Indians. Later,
several of the men would ask for a discharge and when they were
refused, some of them went AWOL only to be later found dead in the
desert from dehydration. The rich waterhole is said to be located
between Maricopa Wells and Quijototoa.
Crossing - In 1855 a prospector by the name of Darlington and his
family were returning from the
gold fields to their home in
The miner had hit pay dirt and was carrying $300,000 in gold home from
his successful find. However, when
they reached the Sunset Crossing of the Little Colorado
River, his wife suddenly took ill and died. The man who owned
the trading post was kind enough to build a box for her and when she
was buried it was so heavy that it took six men to lower it into the
ground. Years later it was learned that Darlington had placed half of
his gold, $150,000, in the coffin as his wife's share. To this
day the gold has never been recovered.
Mountain Springs - After attacking a wagon train a few miles
northeast of the stage station at Mountain Springs, the Apache
supposedly buried a cache of gold dust and silver coins in a dutch oven.
As the tale goes, the
behind two rocks at the point of the Winchester Mountains
northeast of Wilcox.