Entertainment Magazine: Searching for Arizona's Buried Treasures
Quinn's account on the concealment of Spanish Jesuit treasures
This is Ron Quinn's account of hidden Jesuit treasures in Southern Arizona. The following is excerpted from his book about discovering 82 pounds of Spanish gold in "Searching for Arizona's Buried Treasures."
Quinn's hunt for buried Spanish and Jesuit treasures took him, his brother and friends several trips into the Timacacori Mountains to eventually locate a Spanish treasure:
"During Arizona's early history, the Spanish built several missions across the Southwest. The majority were located in highly mineralized regions. After gold and silver were discovered, the converted Indians, both Pima and Papago [Tohono O'odham], worked the rich deposits. This continued for several hundred years.
The hordes of gold and silver were hidden in mines located deep within the surrounding hills and carefully concealed, while others were hastily buried in caves and other locations.
The triumphant Indians had no interest in the "yellow metal" and over the years the mines were slowly forgotten, until legends, rumors and old Spanish documents began surfacing, telling of these lost Jesuit treasures.
The search has continued ever since. Several have been discovered. "One" medium size treasure was found by us during a cool afternoon in 1984."
Read more about evidence of early Spanish mining from Ron's Quinn's book.
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Authored by Mr. Ron Quinn
Treasure hunting in Southern Arizona with Ron Quinn, brother Chuck, and good friends and partners, Roy Purdie and Walt Fisher is a fun read and a great book for novice or seasoned treasure hunters.
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