Few People Know About The Hidden Treasure Supposedly Buried In Arizona's Sierra Estrella Mountains
By Katie Lawrence|Published March 08, 2023
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 began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
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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