Treasure Hunting. The Lost Gold Discs

Treasure Hunting. The Lost Gold Discs

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.


  1. Bill Wagner on June 3, 2023 at 8:21 am

    Hi Greg, thanks so much for the help. Hope this doesn’t start an avalanche. Maybe some day we could bust some Trail together before this Trail we’re on runs out?

  2. Ed Snippin Man on June 3, 2023 at 8:25 am

    Interesting. Great commentary!

  3. Robert Armstrong on June 3, 2023 at 8:47 am

    Did I see Wyoming plates on your truck ? Howdy from Rawlins. Love the exploration

  4. RD Enduro on June 3, 2023 at 8:53 am

    I’m not sure why this channel only has 3xx subscribers, the quality is here this is great fun! I love the way you show everyone the map it puts the possibility in my head that I could find my way there one day!

  5. EA. SLIME on June 3, 2023 at 8:56 am


  6. Cowpote Podcast on June 3, 2023 at 8:57 am

    Well done feel free to call my podcast sometime before the heavy on talk about Treasures I think it’s fun treasure hunting

  7. Rockey Tellman on June 3, 2023 at 8:58 am

    Great commentary and informative presentation!

  8. Tinytattoomike on June 3, 2023 at 9:03 am

    Liked and subscribed
    Cornville local 😉

  9. Bill Wagner on June 3, 2023 at 9:03 am

    Thanks a lot for the Great Adventure. It’s GOOD for the Soul of us Arm Chair Treasure Hunters. Going to get Your book asap, and hopefully get out of the chair. At 75, not quite as easy as Yester Year.

  10. Daniel Clayton on June 3, 2023 at 9:05 am


  11. Diane Lewis on June 3, 2023 at 9:05 am

    Enjoy your videos, thanks.


  12. Tony Stark on June 3, 2023 at 9:07 am

    Great story telling…thanks for sharing!

  13. Bill Wagner on June 3, 2023 at 9:11 am

    Hi Greg, I was trying to find the coordinates on this location, but with no luck. Would you consider putting them out there? If not I completely understand. Thanks again for the Great Videos.

  14. Bill Wagner on June 3, 2023 at 9:15 am

    Really enjoyed your book, finished last night. Thanks for the Adventures.

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