Mysterious Lost Mine and Government Cover Up?

Mysterious Lost Mine and Government Cover Up?

One of the largest treasure troves in U.S. history was stolen by the U.S. Government at Victorio Peak on White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. This is the story of the family that discovered the treasure, the tragedy the ensued, and the mystery of how the treasure was lost.

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Victorio Peak, New Mexico Mystery Treasure

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  1. andrew a on August 17, 2022 at 10:32 am

    Do they know where the gold came from to be buried there in the first place??

  2. Robert Rodz on August 17, 2022 at 10:33 am

    buddy, is there a way we can do a video live chat …. I found something real close by this area like 30 yrs ago and which I had given to my beloved deceased father and I recently refound in his old garage after PROBLABLY being there ever since I gave it to him, it’s a like a 3or4 lbs bar of some sort of metal ,either gold or copper color metal , I actually found this on the side of a lonely New Mexico highway , had to stop to take an emergency no.1 but made sure no one saw me, I walked into some bushes and after doing my thing I just started walking on the side of the road to stretch out a little when this thing caught my eye cause it was sticking halfway out the ground which it had recently suffered a severed storm and was still raining while I was walking down the side of the road , I would love to show it to you, I really doubt it can be ,you know , like a gold bar, but after yrs of reading about the History of the state of New Mexico and it’s territory I actually found this this , It might be something worth checking out, I’m just a simple disabled dude, stroke survivor , just living a chill out life, and after reading about all the and SPECIALLY THIS STORY/HISTORY OF THE TERRITORY IT WAS FOUND, it could be something important, I actually tried to donate it to a near by city in my deceased parents name , they loved the state of New Mexico and traveled thru it 3 or 4 times a year, but since the local politicians from that town knew I was like disabled , they straight out told me they couldn’t accept it since I was disabled …. this thing could be worth like some money I could use ….. but honestly , I’m not to crazy about the cash , it could help but I don’t wanna get my hopes too high, but this piece is beautiful whether it’s gold or not, it’s just it would be awesome to know what it was doing out there …. maybe theirs more laying around ….. swear on my momma’s ashes I never went or drove back thru that highway ….. but it is like real close by this place you just mentioned in this video, and I would love to show you this piece on a video call …. I’m really dumb about this stuff, I’ve never prospected before , I just got iterested after I refound this piece I’m talking about …. it’s been sitting in a safe deposit box in my neighborhood Bank , like I said it might be worthless but physically and to me ,it’s a beautiful piece ……

  3. Josh Traffanstedt on August 17, 2022 at 10:33 am

    Just think how many places similar to this probably exist. It was common throughout history to bury valuables. Some people buried it to use throughout their own lives and to leave to their kids and some cultures even believed that whatever treasures you buried could be used by them in the afterlife. For instance Vikings believed exactly that and quite a few Viking hoards have been found over the years all over England, Ireland, Scandinavian countries, etc. Just imagine how many people buried stuff and died before being able to collect it. Some of it will never be found. Some of it will be found by some lucky basstid in the future. If I ever become rich, id like to bury some gold and cash and coins and leave little clues online and whoever finds it gets it. That would be awesome.

  4. My favorite Martian on August 17, 2022 at 10:38 am

    Being a 70 year old Arizona native, I heard this tale back years ago. What I heard was mostly like your story. Except that there was a big boulder in the main room. It was blocking another shaft that went down really deep. That was where the bulk of the metal was. What the military found was only what the old man brought up, a small amount. The drilled access came out high in the main room and it was too tough to recover metal that way. It seems that the very same dynamite charge that plugged the top access tunnel also shifted the boulder and capped the lower shaft. The rest is still down there, that is why the family still fights to reclaim it. He did mine it after the base was shifted to cover the mountain, but he had to enter thru the main gate and sign in to the base. After it was disclosed to the base CO, he then was locked out. Yes the Government got some metal but only a tiny part. As the widow told my Gramma, my Grand pa was a Deputy sheriff for Safford back then. I think this was a cavern system used to stash stolen gold by robbers. No mining happened.

  5. Edward Kawaleski on August 17, 2022 at 10:45 am

    I always heard that the gold wound up on the private property of Lyndon Baines Johnson and being private property without proof put the end to this story. Somewhere in TEXAS

  6. ncf1 on August 17, 2022 at 10:46 am

    there is a staggering amount of proof it was stolen by the government and military and I find it equally as staggering that they got away with it, so easily.

  7. SkeeterCoddiwomple on August 17, 2022 at 10:48 am

    This story has always been my favorite Unsolved Mysteries episode.

  8. Robin Deatherage on August 17, 2022 at 10:54 am

    This story came out on Treasure Seekers magazine in the 1940’s and 50’s. It’s fiction.

  9. Jesse Mongia on August 17, 2022 at 10:56 am

    In the 70s president Nixon got the military to fence off and removed all of the gold .

  10. Mike Kenney on August 17, 2022 at 10:57 am

    Although it is attractively romantic, the notion of “fingers keepers” is without basis. Both provenance and ownership is chaotic and potentially dangerous and corrupt. I love treasure stories and hunters. Everyone of them rails against authorities seizing the assets, but simultaneously insist that it is unilaterally theirs. Somebody is going to lose out. Bet you it’s not the USAF

  11. Jenn (Hall) Nodine on August 17, 2022 at 11:01 am

    Oh I bet that law was made specifically with this couple’s gold in mind.

  12. Naleen Perera on August 17, 2022 at 11:03 am

    I Don’t Want To Expedition American New Mexico Victoria Peak Gold Treasure Instead Of The Russian Huge Platinum Treasure In The Siberia.

  13. Hidden Treasures on August 17, 2022 at 11:14 am

    Do you think this treasure was dug up by the military or was it never there in the first place?

  14. Aaron Daniels on August 17, 2022 at 11:28 am

    Captian regurgitater

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