Spanish History and Treasures Uinta Mountains Utah

Spanish History and Treasures Uinta Mountains Utah

The Lost Josephine Mine
Utah, Uinta Mountain’s near Hoyt Peak
Estimated worth today $150,000,00.00 +

The Josephine de Martinique is supported by historical evidence in the church and civil archives. The “Josephine” mine first appears in records of Spanish Jesuits in 1630. They say it is the richest gold mine in the world, even richer than Tayopa. For 20 years Indian slave labor was used in the mines, and many died as a result of harsh treatment they endured. The 1680 Pueblo Indian uprising known as the Pueblo Revolution forced the priests to abandon the mine when the Spanish when the driven out of the New Mexico territory by the very natives they enslaved. Out of 42 Spanish miners, only 9 made it back to Mexico City. It is said that all mines and and their contents were completely scaled by the natives to discourage the Spanish or anyone from coming back to get the rich gold.

Since the Jesuits discovery and abandonment, there’s been many other Spanish groups that ventured into the Hoyt Peak area looking for the riches. Many mines have been created over the years and many are still lost just waiting to be discovered.

Timothy Draper had been inspired to start treasure hunting at the age of 18 after reading Steve Shaffer’s book “Of Men and Gold”. Steve, Tim, and the Treasures in America team has teamed up to form a great crew to make discoveries and uncover the lost history in America. Steve has spent 30 years in the Uinta Mountains and Hoyt peak of Utah and with their combined forces, they hunt is on. It is said that the treasures of the Spanish is still on Hoyt Peak. Does the Treasures in America team has what it takes to find it? You’ll have to stay tuned to our YouTube channel to watch more videos. Use the links below to find more information on the team and the Josephine mine.

Treasures in America – Treasure Hunting


  1. Michael Flint on October 8, 2022 at 8:56 am

    Back around 2005 or 2006 , we had permission from June Bulach ( claim holder ) to explore here. Usfs Bulldozed everything and ruined a neat site about 200 yards NE of the glory hole.Fin nnnn Government turds.

  2. Brandon Holt on October 8, 2022 at 9:02 am

    Go the to get update on mining activities this year to start in July

  3. tom babcock on October 8, 2022 at 9:12 am

    does anyone know if the Iron Door is still there

  4. Trapper 62 on October 8, 2022 at 9:13 am

    Great scenery but that’s about it

  5. backwater bible on October 8, 2022 at 9:17 am

    Oh Jesus a reader.

  6. Krissy on October 8, 2022 at 9:31 am

    Well that was a wasted watch.

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