Geronimo's Hidden Treasure

Geronimo's Hidden Treasure

The story of Geronimo’s Hidden Mine with treasures of untold wealth is a story that Geronimo told his army captors about. He would not tell them the location without being released so he could make an escape.
Part of the story goes that the mine lies under the nose of a rock outcropping that is in the shape of an Apache warrior.
Two old prospectors and treasure hunters actually found the rock face and the entry to the mine around the 1950’s. Shortly after they found it their house burnt down and they didn’t make it back again.
Later they told the story to a fellow named Dick, who my brother happened to be working for and then told to me. Dick agreed to take me to see it as he had tried to open it up in 1970 but didn’t have any success.
We will walk you up Sycamore Canyon which is now in the Superstition Wilderness Area to show you the outcropping and discuss the rock formations along with showing you some of the fortifications that Geronimo had.

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  1. spgranorthiam123 on August 11, 2022 at 8:26 am

    Would an Indian really be interested in gold? Why would a nomad who’s life is spent traveling searching for game, apart from ornamentation what use would it be, it’s heavy and inert, would you really travel about with it?

  2. M E on August 11, 2022 at 8:28 am

    We found a vein north of there years ago it was approximately 7 inches wide and it ran threw the hill for about 80ft all the float ore was gone and the vein was dug down a couple of feet it contained 18 oz of gold a ton looked like it was dugout by hand maybe that’s the ore they were after.

  3. The ADVENTURES of MINER X on August 11, 2022 at 8:29 am

    Any chance there is a Precambrian basement rock outcrop somewhere close. Also. Sandstone won’t be a “source” for gold like where it was originally deposited hydrothermally. However there could be anomalous deposits. But this is generally the story wrap up that happens to to deter people from doing further “damage” or minimize injuries from activity at a given place.

  4. Joe Wenzel on August 11, 2022 at 8:30 am

    I had no idea that area of Arizona had so much water, no wonder the Apache held up there for months at a time.

  5. King's Hacienda on August 11, 2022 at 8:30 am

    Try checking out Geronimo’s Cave on the Apache Rez , White Mountain. White River is the main tribal council. I think if memory serves.. Any way I grew up there… The story goes that from the cave you can travel 26 miles under Diamond Creek up to Alchesey Mountain.
    I met an old squaw that told me that her son was a son of a bitch like myself that wouldn’t go to school and only wanted to fish and play. Well the young man went to Geronimo Cave and went to explore and found a Spanish Conquistador Helmet.
    I saw the Helmet. It was the real deal.
    She had the numbers tattooed on her arm because Apache is not a written language. I lived this. This is my word.

  6. WARRIOR QUEEN on August 11, 2022 at 8:31 am


  7. Mike Lewis on August 11, 2022 at 8:33 am

    It might of been a stash place but not a mine, Geronimo did not roam or raid that far north, mostly southern AZ and southern New mexico .

  8. Maga Freedom on August 11, 2022 at 8:34 am

    Big Foot Has it

  9. Andre Kuhr on August 11, 2022 at 8:35 am

    I just love the APACHE nation.

  10. Gibson Review on August 11, 2022 at 8:39 am

    I thought it was the lost dutchman.

  11. the POW/MIA newspot on August 11, 2022 at 8:41 am

    GREAT move and well pleased I told of WHERE the CHEROKEES hid their Treasure also 25 years ago. WHEN they find WHERE(and what) was found EVERYONE will grab their Groin understanding how Stupid they are. The CRYSTAL SKULL(one of the lost ones) has been residing near GRANDFATHER Mtn since the late 18th century.
    WHY do you think the Linville(Dad and Son) were Massacre???? How about ceremony wise they were Afraid since the Linvilles had Found a cave entrance that they needed to be Killed a certain way so NO WHITE MAN could spiritually KNOW the entrance like the Linville’s did.

  12. johnsonandsons4 on August 11, 2022 at 8:42 am

    Look at that clear cold running water in a desert. I guarantee you Geronimo and multiple Apache’s were there, because that cold water in that desert was the real gold.

  13. Coen Anderson on August 11, 2022 at 8:42 am

    I was in that cave not even 3 weeks ago, there’s mining equipment way back there. Idk if it’s a mine but there’s weird equipment back there

  14. Jeremy Hannay on August 11, 2022 at 8:45 am

    At the end of the Video. It looks like old temple walls falling apart ?

  15. roger davies on August 11, 2022 at 8:45 am

    Many Decades ago, I was a fire patrolman/firefighter on the northern half of Sycamore canyon. There was a sign at the trailhead that said Sycamore Cabin 2 miles in. Someone had put 4 miles out

  16. David on August 11, 2022 at 8:46 am

    So much for having our own land. Treaties and laws means nothing to the white man. Still have no respect for OUR SACRED LANDS. What if we start treating you invaders as you treated US for the last 500+ years? STAY OFF OUR LANDS. MATTER OF FACT GO HOME.

  17. Robin Deatherage on August 11, 2022 at 8:49 am

    The Lost Apache mine is not lost. It sits on our land between Admiral and Cross Plains Texas. And yes it did have hidden treasure also but is private.

  18. Chris Haeber on August 11, 2022 at 8:49 am

    Geronimo was my relative and it’s a total shame the way he and our people were treated.

  19. lisa courtney on August 11, 2022 at 8:49 am

    I always thought it was more probable there was hidden cache, not necessarily a natural mineral deposit, at Cochise’s stronghold near Dragoon. When you go there, you see the choices for hiding things in all those rocks would’ve been infinite! No wonder they never found Cochise’s body. And that dry creekbed(s)…plenty of shimmering flakes to be found, but it’s mostly mica is my guess. Pyrite in my fantasy. Gold—fuggetaboutit.

  20. Michael Ashcraft on August 11, 2022 at 8:49 am

    I think that the Apache People, and Geronimo had a much DIFFERENT view of real Treasure, which was living life on THEIR terms, a Treasure the Whites robbed them of, I doubt the Gold had much value to them..

  21. Itza CaDosey on August 11, 2022 at 8:51 am

    I don’t want to be negative but your buddy don’t have much information on real mine workings if he sees a stope then said it’s not a part of a mine he’s got no idea what he’s doing that hole was formed from crack that expanded over years and like he said got washed in and around it’s normal it probably collapsed the stope over the years

  22. wes penn on August 11, 2022 at 8:51 am


  23. Joe Rosselli on August 11, 2022 at 8:52 am

    The fault in a lot of these theories is the assumption that NA would know that there is value in the gold.. This concept was totally alien to the NA of the Southwest, they were not on the gold standard and they were not going to retire in Acapulco.. If they happen to find a piece of gold in a stream is probably by accident and put in jewelry.. was not something that they would dig for. Trading with the European Trappers was the dominant form of riches for Native Americans who’s main focus is survival..

  24. R Toguidver on August 11, 2022 at 8:54 am

    Geronimo’s Story of His Life is a book translated to English in 1905. Interesting reading !

  25. Joseph Kretschmer on August 11, 2022 at 8:56 am

    Would love to explore AZ. I really like most of Phoenix.

  26. John on August 11, 2022 at 8:56 am

    Any operation that woukd require 200 mules would leave a HUGE logistical foot print
    Think of how much daily fodder and food would be needed for months

  27. pappys productions on August 11, 2022 at 8:56 am

    Great video my man

  28. Russell Wayne on August 11, 2022 at 8:58 am

    There is no respect not even for Mother earth great shame

  29. Show Cat on August 11, 2022 at 9:01 am

    I did a lot of treasure hunting in my youth. No treasure to speak of, but great memories.

  30. Mark Meador on August 11, 2022 at 9:05 am

    I lived in Cochise, Az. for 8 years, about 15 miles from Cochise Stronghold. I loved the area, I found many matadis, the Apache used them for grinding grain. Never did find any arrow heads.

  31. Brandon Porter on August 11, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Prettttty sure ole Geronimo never made it up that way

  32. Jane Smith on August 11, 2022 at 9:06 am

    Very interesting. Mankind thinks gold is a treasure but in fact our health, our wildlife, countryside, children are really our true treasure.

  33. George Zuniga on August 11, 2022 at 9:09 am

    I’ve been up by the old mines in the sierra Madre by Colonia Morelos. There’s a ton of caves and mines that have been abandoned for a hundred years.

  34. Glynn Ellis on August 11, 2022 at 9:09 am

    I have lived in Arizona for 33 years and this area of Coconino NF for 15 years. I love history and wilderness. If history books are correct and I have over 50 on the SW, especially Apache, then Geronimo in this area is as real as a gold mine in sedimentary rock. No record in history books of Geronimo, a Chiricahua Apache being in this area. SE AZ, SW NM and Northern Mexico. He was born in the Gila area of present day NM. At that time it was still Mexico. Doesn’t mean you should not show respect for the natives that did reside in this area. Centuries ago it was the Sinagua, 1300 and prior. Sinagua was a name given to them at a later date, 1600 or so, by Spanish explorers, translates, without water. When Spanish explorers came through this area it was the Yavapai that lived in this area. Later, they were referred to as Apache by European settlers, because of conflicts. History claims they were not. Northern Tonto, Southern Tonto, Coyotero, Mimbreno, Jicarilla, Mescalero, Lipan, Cibique, Chiricahua and Arivaipa are tribes of Apache.

  35. Paula Lim on August 11, 2022 at 9:10 am

    Was just there in March! Took the train ride. Fascinating history!

  36. Tom Kopf on August 11, 2022 at 9:10 am

    Used to camp around there along the verde river forty years ago absolutely God’s country…Dogs ran off the last day had to get back for work but my wife went back up there the next day and found the stupid mutts waiting at the camp spot .

  37. Desert Walker on August 11, 2022 at 9:10 am

    Geronimo’s son used to live in a Teepee by the rock shop in Tucson and he would steal rocks from the rock shop and sell them, true story

  38. D A on August 11, 2022 at 9:13 am

    When you mentioned the area i had a good laugh.
    I spent some time in wickenburg and congress maybe 35 years ago. Found some gold here and there. Hunted cotton tails in congress. Also worked at the 2nd circle K the one headed towards Phoenix. Also at Mckevers general store stocking at night.
    Great area i was back several years ago to show my wife the area wow has it grown. Even Congress has grown some. Good luck on your searches.

  39. Di Lat on August 11, 2022 at 9:13 am

    Greg,I really enjoy your stories and videos.You have certain style in telling them that I find really interesting and engaging. Please,keep up and thank you for the pleasant time I’ve had watching all of your posts.

  40. David Munro on August 11, 2022 at 9:13 am

    I would love to visit Arizona again . Friendly people wonderful food and beautyful scenery.

  41. Howard Rich on August 11, 2022 at 9:14 am

    There are so many “LOST APACHE MINES’! In the 1960’s a man in Blyth Ca. Sold mine clams to several dreamers. Or you can buy claims to the Lost Spainish Gold near TorC New Mexico.

  42. Keith Thomas on August 11, 2022 at 9:15 am

    This video is not historically correct. Geronimo was never that far North. This is disinformation. You’re insulting all our academic work.

  43. Starfish21 on August 11, 2022 at 9:15 am

    Cool video. Should’ve used Native American music as a tribute to Geronimo

  44. zip91187 on August 11, 2022 at 9:18 am

    Nice. Dig the hat. From a place here in Yuma.

  45. Gilbert Lopez on August 11, 2022 at 9:19 am

    In highschool during the 60’s I had a friend who was part Apache . His great grandfather was some kind of chief under Geronimo.He told us about a story his Great Grandpa told him when he was young. He told him about a mine located in the superstition Mountains.In order to locate the mine that you needed to lay within the gunsight looking toward Weaver’s peak. He said that when he was older that his Great Grandpa was going to show him the location of the gunsight. Once inside the gunsight you were able to see Weaver’s needle and the trail that passed in front of it for several miles in both directions. His Great Grandpa passed away before he was able to take him there. My group of friends were always asking him what else did he remembers and he said that once you lying within the gunsight looking toward Weaver’s needle you would also see the location of the mine. Fast forward to the early 70’s a few of my friends decided to Arizona to look for the gunsight. I wasn’t able to go as I was stationed in Fort MacArthur at the time. They left one weekend during a storm and ended up having a accident totalling the truck. They made t back with a small scratches ending their trip. Again fast forward a few years 1980’s early. I was attending a mining / gold prospecting a gentleman who published several books on the subjects was giving a lecture on the superstition mountains that he and some visited the prior year . They were traveling on horseback following the trails leading up to Weaver’s Needle. As they stopped to give the horses a break they were stopped in front of a steep incline on the side of a hillside. He decided to climb up the side of the incline to take some photos. As he climbed higher up he noticed something to side. Upon exploring further he noticed that it some kind small wall. He climbed into it lying flat looking through this opening at Weaver’s needle. A second person was able to lay down opposite of him without been seen from below. He realized his friends were still down below so he called out to them. His friends kept looking around for him as he watched . When they weren’t looking his way he stood up calling them. They just looked at him and he just looked back what the heck was wrong. After a couple of minutes he told them what he found. He took a couple of rolls of photos and went on their way. He stated that he was thinking about writing a book about what they found and the week they were there but sad to say I heard he passed away. Hope you enjoyed this story maybe you can find the gunsight. I also posted one other question someone asked about Fort Irwin in California check it out. A Proud Vietnam Era Veteran 🇺🇲💯 age 70 living on the streets of Southern California. Go USA

  46. Raymond's Michielini on August 11, 2022 at 9:22 am

    This is very unique video thank you very much😊

  47. Victor Llamas on August 11, 2022 at 9:23 am

    Perryville, but it was the last few days ago. 3rd

  48. Ronnie Bell on August 11, 2022 at 9:23 am

    I’m ashamed to say I’m a white man but it’s not going to get any better today now that they know where it’s at sad that we as a society are going to let it happen it’s not geology definition should be raping the culture of the native Americans all over again, those are not my white brothers,

  49. Rowbear Pucklebuck on August 11, 2022 at 9:26 am

    I know this place. Sycamore wilderness was my meat. Cottonwood was my home. There were places in that canyon you did NOT go.

  50. Rusty Keller on August 11, 2022 at 9:26 am

    Geronimo? Not likely as he was an eastern Apache (Chiricahua), who’s territory was from around San Simon, to El Paso (and down into Mexico), up to around Socorro, and over to Springerville. The general area of the Chiricahua and Mescalero. Guess it sounds good on video though. I’m from Silver City, and there’s a lot of history about him around here, but more so of Mangus Coloradas.

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