The treasure story about a stash of gold discs was told to me by John, the man I mentioned in my book Random Tangents: Embracing Adventures in Life. The story goes back to the year 1941 and tells of a man hiking around the mountains near the ruins of the smelters for the Reymert Mine, which was a large silver mine.
As this man was hiking he came across a hole in the ground and upon looking into it he found round wooden poles and stacks of gold discs. Each disc had a hole in it so that it would slide onto the wooden pole so one could carry them.
At this time, the man was scheduled to ship out to go overseas to fight in World War II. Knowing of his upcoming departure date he decided to cover up the hole until his return. He thought that if he used explosives to seal the entrance he could come back later and dig it out.
Upon going around to a couple of mine sites in the surrounding area he found some dynamite. At this time most of the mining had shut down in the area but there remained buildings and explosive storage bunkers. He took a few sticks along with fuse and blasting cap back to the hole and blasted the hole shut.
After his return from overseas he thought about returning but got caught up in everyday life and never seemed to have the time to go back. At the end of his life, he finally told the story, and it was passed on to my friend, John, whom I have mentioned.