Few People Know About The Hidden Treasure Supposedly Buried In Arizona’s Sierra Estrella Mountains
You’ve probably heard the legend of the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine in the Superstition Mountains, but there’s another story about buried treasure in Arizona that far fewer people are aware of. This is the tale of Don Joaquin, who allegedly buried as much as 3,000 pounds of gold in the Sierra Estrella Mountains. Learn the facts, then decide for yourself whether or not you believe it.
Please note that mining (and even metal detecting) is strictly prohibited in Arizona’s recreational and wilderness areas. This story is meant for entertainment purposes only.
Watch this YouTube video by Random Tangents to hear the story in more detail:
Have you heard the story of Don Joaquin’s lost gold? Tell us your thoughts in the comments! Don’t forget to check out our previous article for a nearby town that just might be the quirkiest town in Arizona.
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Address: Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805 W Vineyard Ave, Goodyear, AZ 85338, USA
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Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.